New Delhi: Amid stiff resistance from a united Opposition, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday made a strong defence of the government's proposed Land Acquisition Ordinance in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Under pressure from all quarters, the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday tabled the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2015 to replace the contentious ordinance in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. However, the move triggered severe protests as a united Opposition demanded a debate on the issue.
The 61st National Awards is going to be announced on Wednesday, 16th April 2014, by the Directorate of Film Festivals. This prestigious honour is awarded to celebrate the best of indian cinema, and many regional and mainstream movies are nominated.
Lok sabha polls Chhattisgarh — Around 65 per cent voter turnout was on Thursday recorded in three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh, where Maoists targeted a polling party but there was no casualty.
70 percent of the electorate exercised their franchise for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Odisha where second and last phase of polls passed off peacefully barring some stray incidents on Thursday.