Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5

Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure.

Mar 24, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

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.

Mar 24, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

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.

Mar 02, 2015, 11:48 AM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

Bihar CM Manjhi asks land officials to be sensitive towards poor

 Stressing on the need for land reforms in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday asked land revenue officials to work "ethically, sensitively and according to their conscience" for the welfare of poor.

Jan 10, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry

In a new development regarding the resignation of IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Union Human Resource and Development on Sunday clarified that there has not been a request from Sachin Tendulkar for ground of IIT-Delhi for running cricket academy.

Dec 28, 2014, 18:40 PM IST

Bihar: Biology graduate turns barren land fertile through hard work

A biology graduate turns a barren land into fertile through hard work in Bihar.

Dec 19, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

AP govt to support farmers giving land for new capital: Chandrababu Naidu

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday assured to protect the interests of the farmers who are willing to relinquish their land for the new state capital.

Dec 13, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

Worship Shani-Mangal for fulfilling your dream of a house

Worship Mangal (Mars) and Shani (Saturn) if you want to fulfill the dream of having your own home.

Dec 09, 2014, 20:01 PM IST

Arunachal Guv urge people to be proud of their village and land

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has urged people to be proud of their villages and land.

Nov 26, 2014, 15:53 PM IST

Centipede's genome gives new insight into how life developed on Earth

 A new study has revealed that centipedes, genetically sequenced for the first time, have given new insight into how life developed on Earth.

Nov 26, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

Karnataka govt to go after "big encroachers" of land

In the wake of Karnataka High Court's direction to the state government to act on big encroachers of government land and to clear encroachments of over five acres, Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad on Friday said the state government will take action on it on a war-footing.

Nov 21, 2014, 23:23 PM IST

CPI-ML socio-economic survey shows majority families landless

 The CPI-ML on Sunday released an extensive socio-economic survey of Bihar, which shows 60.74 per cent families living in the rural areas of the state as landless and grossly deprived on human development indicators.

Nov 16, 2014, 20:08 PM IST

Identified: 'Hidden' emissions in global meat trading

 An international team of researchers has estimated the amount of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) that countries release into the atmosphere when producing meat from livestock.

Nov 14, 2014, 15:22 PM IST

Goa CM Parrikar accuses Bombay High Court of land-grabbing

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday attacked the judiciary, specifically the Bombay High Court bench in Goa, for land-related irregularities, even accusing the judiciary of grabbing government land.

Oct 20, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Land for AP capital to be procured on pooling system: Minister

 Andhra Pradesh Information, Public Relations and IT Minister P Raghunadha Reddy said here today that land for new capital of Andhra Pradesh will be procured from farmers through land pooling system where they would be shared a portion of their land after development.

Sep 28, 2014, 18:57 PM IST

We will provide land for setting up industries: Mamata

In the backdrop of criticism by the opposition over lack of industries in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state would provide land for setting them up.

Aug 14, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

Pakistan court stops selling of Gurudwara land

A Pakistani court has stopped the federal government from selling 28 acres of land belonging to a Gurdwara here to Defence Housing Authority (DHA).

May 09, 2014, 21:44 PM IST