Land

To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

Fires on the edges of tropical forests and their alteration by land use makes these hot ecosystems lose their shape and stability bringing a sudden, even catastrophic, transformation of land from trees to grass, researchers have found.

Apr 02, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
150 acre land freed from encroachment by farmers in Greater Noida

150 acre land freed from encroachment by farmers in Greater Noida

The Greater Noida administration freed 150 acre land of a residential project from encroachment by farmers in Durai village here, an official said.

Dec 16, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

Farm activists allege forceful land buy for industrial project in Maharashtra

Ulka Mahajan, a social activist working for farmer welfare, said they have sought Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' intervention into the matter.

Jul 31, 2017, 21:33 PM IST
NASA explains why clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops

NASA explains why clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops

The new study by NASA scientists overturns a common assumption as well as offers a pathway for improving accuracy in weather and climate models' treatments of rainfall.

Jul 26, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

The findings pushes back the time for the emergence of microbial life on Earth by 580 million years.

Jul 19, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
Know why some male frogs prefer having sex on land

Know why some male frogs prefer having sex on land

The new study, published in the journal American Naturalist, showed that some frogs hide eggs on land to reduce competition from other males who also want to fertilise those eggs.

Jul 27, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

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Mar 13, 2016, 01:24 AM IST

Farmers refuse to clear land for PM Modi's function in Bihar

Around three dozen farmers in Bihar's Vaishali district have refused to reap their standing wheat crops to make space available for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function on March 12, officials said on Thursday.

Mar 03, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Himachal govt cancels 28-acre allotment to Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth

The Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled 28-acre of land allotted to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust on lease at Sadhupul in Solan district.

Feb 24, 2016, 17:27 PM IST

National Herald case: Maharashtra govt to probe 'commercial' use of land

The Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into alleged "commercial use" of land allotted to Associated Journals Ltd (AJL)

Dec 17, 2015, 10:49 AM IST
Right to property is part of human rights: SC

Right to property is part of human rights: SC

The Supreme Court said that the right to property having been elevated to the status of human rights.

Dec 05, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

Soon policy to allot land to political parties in Delhi: Minister

The AAP government will soon be coming up with a policy to allot land for office of all political parties in the national capital, Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said.

Nov 27, 2015, 21:57 PM IST

Army agrees to vacate some land near Jammu airport

Army Tuesday agreed to vacate some land near the airport and the University in Jammu while several joint committees have been formed to address other issues regarding transfer of land held by Army to the civil administration at various places in the state.

Sep 29, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Two Congress state govts acquired land: BJP

BJP on Tuesday sought to corner Congress, which has claimed credit for the Centre's retreat on land bill, over the issue as it came out with details of land acquired by its two state governments and said the opposition party may "mislead" its workers but not country.

Sep 22, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

Smriti Gandhi visits Amethi, slams Gandhi family over sale of farmers' land

Smriti Irani addressed people in Amethi and questioned the alleged sale of land meant for a bicycle factory to a trust run by Gandhi family.

Aug 23, 2015, 18:09 PM IST

VMC to acquire 500 acre to develop Vododara as smart city

As part of the 'Smart City' programme, Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will acquire 500 acres of land to develop the city.

Jul 31, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Sparing some land for urbanisation not harmful: WB official

 Most of India's urbanisation needs can be met if 4-5 per cent of its agricultural land is spared but the "passion" about losing land to industrialisation is making it difficult to pass the controversial Land Acquisition Bill in India, a senior World Bank official has said.

Jul 29, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

UP: Woman held for running tractor over on two others

A woman in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for running over two other women with a tractor after an argument.

Jul 23, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

Govt clears transfer of land for defence research centre

The government on Wednesday approved transfer of a portion of land and building of erstwhile National Instruments by Jadavpur University (West Bengal) to the DRDO for setting up a defence research centre.

Jun 17, 2015, 21:35 PM IST