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Land Acquisition Act

Oppn bandh in Jharkhand against changes to Land acquisition bill; schools to remain shut

All schools across Jharkhand will remain shut in view of the 24-hour long shutdown called by Opposition parties against amendments in the Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

Jul 05, 2018, 10:01 AM IST

Ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda questioned by CBI in Manesar land deal case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Monday questioned former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with Manesar land deal scam.

May 15, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

Telangana assembly passes amendment to Land Acquisition Act

The Telangana assembly on Sunday passed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act sent back by the Law Ministry, amid protests by the Congress demanding a discussion on farmers' problems.

Apr 30, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

Will NDA's loss in Bihar elections slow down the pace of economic reforms?

Would the Bihar elections result have any impact on the Centre's ability to get the important bills passed in the Parliament?

Nov 08, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

NDA govt dedicated to poor, farmers: Amit Shah

Hailing the Centre's decision to bring 13 laws under the Land Acquisition Act, BJP on Sunday called it a "pro-farmer" measure and insisted that its government will work to get the proposed land Bill passed in Parliament.

Aug 31, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat': As it happened on August 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 11th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast at 11 am.

Aug 30, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

AP designates some officials for land acquisition

 Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday issued orders designating certain officials working as competent authorities in its Land Pooling Scheme in the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority as being competent to perform all functions of Collector under the Land Acquisition Act.

Aug 21, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

Land law amendments have ended confusion, MoD tells Parl panel

The Defence Ministry on Wednesday came out in support of the amendments to the land acquisition Act brought by the government saying it ended "confusion" created by the 2013 law while acquiring lands for defence purpose.

Jul 22, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

PM must consult all parties on Land Bill: J&K CM

Amid growing political opposition to the controversial land bill, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take all political parties on board for the proposed law.

Jul 15, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

Govt will not compromise on basic purpose of Land Act: Venkaiah Naidu

The government will not compromise on the basic purpose of the Land Acquisition Act, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday amid mounting criticism from the Opposition as well as its ally Shiv Sena on the controversial amendments to the Land Bill.

Jun 06, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

Corporates will not get even a single inch of farm land: Amit Shah

Under attack from opposition over the new Land Bill, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said that not a single inch of land acquired from farmers will be given to corporates.

May 12, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

Will fight Land Bill with full might: Congress

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of working blatantly to serve the interest of its "favourite capitalists", Congress on Thursday reassured that it will fight against "anti-farmers land bill with its full might".

May 07, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

RSS-affiliate to hold protest against Land Bill

Unhappy over certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Bill, RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) is orgaising a protest at Jantar Mantar here tomorrow against the proposed legislation.

May 04, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

BJP pulls up Rahul Gandhi, says don't need guest actor in politics

Taking a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's 'kisan padyatra' from Amravati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday alleged that the former needs to come up with more substance rather than 'shoot and scoot style'.

Apr 30, 2015, 11:25 AM IST

Lucknow-Agra Expressway: HC dismisses petitions challenging acquisition of land

The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a bunch of writ petitions challenging notifications issued by the Uttar Pradesh government for acquisition of land for the proposed construction of Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

Apr 28, 2015, 05:26 AM IST

Congress CMs wanted changes in Land Acquisition Act: BJP

BJP on Thursday countered the allegations made by Congress against it on the land bill saying it was Congress chief ministers who had sought changes in the Land Acquisition Act as the previous bill was "hampering" development and land acquisition for social sector programmes.

Apr 23, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

Modi sarkar's attitude is totally anti-farmer: Sonia Gandhi at Kisan rally

NDA is conspiring against farmers by making changes in Land Acquisition act, said Sonia Gandhi at Kisan rally.

Apr 19, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Amended land law will threaten identity of women: NFIW

Alleging that amendments carried out by the Narendra Modi government to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act will threaten identity of women which they get through owning land, a women's body Wednesday appealed to the Centre to bring reforms with gender justice.

Apr 15, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

AAP slams land ordinance as anti-farmer

Dubbing the BJP-led NDA government's ordinance for amending Land Acquisition Act as anti-farmer and anti-tribal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it seeks to benefit big companies, harming the interest of the people.

Apr 12, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

'BJP hurting farmers' sentiments by making changes in Land Act'

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Thursday said the NDA-led Central government was hurting the farmers' sentiments by making changes in the Land Acquisition Act brought by the previous government.

Apr 09, 2015, 23:53 PM IST