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Over 5,000 Gujarat farmers battling land acquisition seek 'death'

Harshad Patel, Collector, Bhavnagar, said that the farmers had dropped these letters, in which they have demanded permission for "icchha mrityu", at the registry branch of the collectorate.

Apr 25, 2018, 06:50 AM IST

New Mumbai-Delhi Expressway will be a greenfield project at a cost of Rs 1 lakh crore, minister announces

Cheaper land acquisition cost seems to have been one key argument for a greenfield project.

Apr 16, 2018, 23:03 PM IST

Thane: Villagers seek protection ahead of land acquisition exercise

A group of villagers from Washala village here on Wednesday met the Thane collector, seeking protection from local money lenders.

Aug 09, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends fast; announces farmer-friendly decisions

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ended his day-old indefinite fast which he started here for the restoration of peace in his state rocked by violence during a farmers` agitation.

Jun 11, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

Govt aims to construct 12 lakh houses in FY18 under PMAY scheme

The government has set an ambitious target to construct as many as 12 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in 2017-18, although only 1.49 lakh houses were built under the scheme in 2016-17.

May 22, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

Jul 28, 2016, 16:58 PM IST

MRPL hopeful of resolving opposition to land acquisition

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt is opposing the government providing 1,050 acres of land for the expansion of MRPL, contending that the farmers of the region were totally against the land acquisition.

May 13, 2016, 01:44 AM IST

Government to offer higher award for land acquired for road projects

 Farmers who parted with their land for highway projects are to get enhanced compensation under the new land acquisition law in case they are yet to be compensated under the old legislation.

Jan 24, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

Gadkari accuses Congress of politicizing land acquisition issue

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the land acquisition ordinance was meant for rural development and building infrastructure in the country and accused the Congress Party of politicizing the issue.

Aug 31, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Land acquisition a difficult task in India: Panagariya

Terming land acquisition as one of the "difficult acts" in India, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Saturday said it can easily take up to 5 years for acquiring land for a large project including building of cities.

Aug 01, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

'Land acquisition for new approach road to Kedarnath complete'

In a development likely to give fresh impetus to reconstruction work around Kedarnath, the state government has completed the land acquisition process for developing a new road to the famed Himalayan temple, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Jul 21, 2015, 17:32 PM IST

Land bill will give much more to farmers: Sitharaman

Ahead of the Parliament session, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday pushed for early passage of the Land Bill which is stuck due to opposition from various parties, insisting that the proposed legislation would give the farmers "much more" than the previous Act of 2013.

Jul 17, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

SC annoyed with Bihar Govt on land acquisition matter

Annoyed over the dragging of a land acquisition case in Bihar for over a decade, the Supreme Court on Friday blamed the state government for taking it for a ride and said the Chief Minister should be given the best advise.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:28 AM IST

Affordable housing needs easy land acquisition: Naidu

Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday that affordable housing needs land acquisition and this was one of the objectives of amendments proposed by the central government to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013.

Jun 10, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

Land acquisition major impediment for investing in India: China

Land acquisition is a "major impediment" for businesses to invest in India, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng said on Wednesday while expressing hope that the government will get the Land Acquisition Bill passed to attract investment.

Jun 10, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

CB-CID probe holds farmers responsible for 2011 Bhatta-Parsaul bloody clashes

A CB-CID probe into the farmers' violent protest at Bhatta-Parsaul in May 2011 has submitted its report and held the farmers guilty for the clashes.

Jun 03, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

No land compensation after 37 years; 77-year-old moves CIC

Amid a debate on land acquisition, three departments dealing with the issue here--DDA, Land Acquisition Collectors, and Land and Building--are "harassing" land owners in the matters of giving compensation, the Central Information Commission has held.

May 31, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance

The Ordinance was promulgated for the first time in December last year.

May 30, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

Maharashtra farmers to get five-times compensation for land acquisition

The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.

May 22, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Gujarat govt to push land acquisition for Chinese industrial park

 The Gujarat government on saturday said it would expedite the land acquisition process for an industrial park to be set up by China in the state for its players.

May 16, 2015, 16:44 PM IST