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.

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.

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.

Barring Odisha and Punjab, no state acquired land under UPA law

Except for Odisha and Punjab, no state has acquired land under the land acquisition Act of 2013, according to data furnished by 20 states to the Joint Committee of Parliament examining contentious amendments to the law.

There never really was any global warming 'hiatus': Study
There never really was any global warming 'hiatus': Study

Upon a closer look, a new study has ruled out the global warming "hiatus," suggesting that there never really was any pause.

If Rahul Gandhi is concerned about farmers, must ask Vadra to return land: BJP

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai has hit back at Rahul Gandhi over his "suit-boot ki sarkar" remark against Narendra Modi government, saying if the Congress vice-president is "real sympathiser of farmers", then he should ask his 'suited-booted' brother-in-law to return the land to them.

Former militant killed for giving land for cell phone tower

Separatist guerrillas on Tuesday shot dead a former militant, who rented land for a mobile phone tower in a village in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla district, police said.

Osmania University students continue protest over land row

Tension prevailed around Osmania University campus here for the second day on Tuesday as students, protesting against alleged encroachments on the university land, tried to attack a petrol bunk.

Snakes evolved on land, not sea, 128 mn years ago

Although snakes are found in a wide range of habitats, such as land, water and on trees, they first evolved on land and not in the sea as is popularly believed, says a new study.

Who 'snatched' the food park from Amethi's farmers?

The food park would have changed the face of Amethi, benefiting the farmers. However, the same has been taken away from them, said Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

Lajpat Nagar residents move NGT against DUSIB parking

Residents of Lajpat Nagar here have moved the National Green Tribunal against the operation of a parking lot by Delhi Urban Shelter Board (DUSIB) in front of Kasturba Niketan Complex, prompting the green panel to seek the response of the city government on the matter.

Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study
Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study

There are some good and bad news for climate change enthusiasts. 

New technology makes drones safer, smarter
New technology makes drones safer, smarter

Researchers have developed a new technology that enables drones to mimic human sense of balance to recover stable flight from any position and land autonomously in failure situations.

Why polar bears can't survive on land
Why polar bears can't survive on land

Polar bears, increasingly being forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating land-based foods including berries, birds and eggs.

Case filed against IAS, three others in land transfer case in UP

A senior IAS officer and three others have been booked for allegedly transferring land belonging to Railways to a private company using fake documents.

BJP attacks Bihar govt for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits

Opposition BJP Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose.

No landless family in Burdwan district by March: DM

West Bengal government's ambitious scheme to provide free land to the landless to build homes has achieved spectacular success in Burdwan district, a top district official has claimed.

J&K govt cancels mutation of posh land in Jammu, orders probe

The Jammu and Kashmir government has cancelled the registration of several kanals of posh land illegally allotted to seven individuals and has directed Jammu deputy commissioner to form a three member enquiry committee to look into the case.

Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally
Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally

For the past four decades, global warming has increased dramatically in cities, shows a new study led by an assistant professor of civil engineering Vimal Mishra at IIT-Gandhinagar.

Centre asks J&K Govt to provide land to build shelters for border villagers

 To mitigate sufferings of people living in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has asked the state government to provide suitable land for constructing special structures and bunkers to give shelter to affected villagers whenever there is firing from Pakistan.