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Trade unions must avoid militant and destructive agitations: Bhattacharya


March 20th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar.20 (ANI): West Benagal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya today cautioned trade unions against militant and destructive, agitations and said blind adherence to a charter of demands, while neglecting industrial concerns, won't ... Read more...

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A Singur in the making in Uttar Pradesh?


January 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Nabeel A. Khan Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 7 (IANS) The farming community here is up in arms against the government's reported moves to take over farmland for a railway freight corridor, ... Read more...

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No forceful land acquisition: Indian Railway


September 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Ministry of Railways has decided on Wednesday that there shall not be any forceful acquisition of land for the railway projects.According to a press release ... Read more...

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Railways to review its land acquisition policy


September 16th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The railways ministry Wednesday said it would not resort to forceful acquisition of land for railway projects, and that it would review its land acquisition policy. "The ... Read more...

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Petition filed against US embassy expansion plans


September 13th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.13 (ANI): A petition challenging the massive expansion of the US embassy in Islamabad has been filed in the Supreme Court.The petition filed by advocate Zafarullah Khan challenged the allotment of ... Read more...

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14 of a family given life for murder


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) A court in the Patiala city of Punjab has sentenced to life imprisonment 14 members of a family for killing a man over a land dispute in 2006. Additional ... Read more...

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Kashmir farmers worried over increasing urbanisation


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 23 (ANI): The constant shrinking of agriculture lands in the Kashmir valley has become a cause of concern to farmers of the state.The rapid increase in the urbanisation and allied ... Read more...

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Orissa farmers asked to use short duration paddy


June 24th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Farmers in Orissa have been told to go for short and medium duration paddy crops in upland non-irrigated areas this kharif season as there was a delay in ... Read more...

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BJP’s Lalji Tandon files nomination from Lucknow


April 6th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Lalji Tandon Monday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow parliamentary constituency, held by former prime ... Read more...

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Massive protest in Manipur over proposed farmland acquisition


February 8th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal (Manipur), Feb.8 (ANI): Trouble is brewing in Manipur against the administration''s plans to acquire farmland to set up an industrial growth centre. The state government wants to set up a 102 ... Read more...

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Orissa flood control policy needs review: experts


September 29th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 (IANS) The recent floods in the Mahanadi river that killed about 70 people and affected four million in Orissa have sparked debate and experts Monday said the state must ... Read more...

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Contingency plan for Bihar’s flood-hit farmers


September 25th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Cultivating mustard in areas with sandy soil and sowing paddy instead of wheat are some of the suggestions in the contingency plan for flood hit Bihar prepared by ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb rules out taking back 400 acres of land from Tatas


August 26th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 26 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today ruled out returning 400 acres of the Tata Motors'' Nano factory site to farmers, saying such a step would mean ... Read more...

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Buddhadebs appeal to Trinamool to maintain calm over TATA project


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 23 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has appealed to his political adversary the Trinamool Congress to maintain peace and discuss with government to decide over the contentious ... Read more...

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Mamta wants return of 400 acres in Singur


August 22nd, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 22 (ANI): Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today said she would not budge from her stand of demanding the 400 acres of land taken for the TATA Nano project ... Read more...

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Tata’’s will exit Nano project, if violence continues in Singur


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 22 (ANI): Chairman of the TATA group Ratan Tata today said that the group could exit the Nano project from Singur in the interest of the safety of its ... Read more...

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Ratan Tata met Bengals Industry Minister over Singur project


August 22nd, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 22 (ANI): Commerce and Industries Minister of West Bengal Nirupam Sen and the Chairman of the TATA group Ratan Tata held talks last night over TATA Motors small car ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh proposes equal inheritance rights for girls


August 13th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has proposed amending the law to enable girls get equal rights of inheritance in their parents' agriculture land, an official said Wednesday. The government ... Read more...

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Himachal project to provide water to Delhi faces protest


August 9th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's decision to provide water to Delhi through the proposed 40-MW Renuka dam is likely to hit a roadblock, with people in the ... Read more...

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Communists assure security to Tata’’s small car plant at Singur


August 6th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Singur, Aug 6 (ANI): West Bengal''s Home Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty has assured the management of TATA Motors that their small car plant in Singur will be provided with full security. ... Read more...

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Trinamool to begin its anti-Tata Motors stir from Monday


July 11th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Hooghly (WB), July 11 (ANI): Trinamool Congress today announced that it would renew its agitation against the Tata Motor''s car factory at Singur from Monday. "There is no question of supporting ... Read more...

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Agriculture land for SEZ okay: Plan panel member


July 9th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In what could raise eyebrows in the corridors of power, Planning Commission member Anwarul Hoda Wednesday said agricultural land could be used for developing special economic zones ... Read more...

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Land conversions made simpler in Gujarat


July 5th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 5 (IANS) The state government has come out with a new policy that will make it easy to convert agricultural land to commercial non-agricultural land. This is expected to boost ... Read more...

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70-year-old gives birth to twins


July 2nd, 2008 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), July 1 (IANS) Defying age, a septugenarian woman has given birth to twins, a male and a female, in a village of Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. "We are ... Read more...

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Left to forge a third front for 2009 general elections: Buddhadeb


May 8th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 8 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday said that the Left parties would forge a third front in the run up to the general elections slated ... Read more...

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Neglect of agriculture led to food crisis: UN


May 7th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 7 (IANS) A lack of investment in agriculture over a long period and the use of precious natural resources for biofuel production have contributed to the current global food ... Read more...

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Rani Mukherjee petitions against order on Shirdi land deal


April 4th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Apr 4 (ANI): Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee filed a petition in the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court challenging Ahmednagar District Collectorate's order, which cancelled her ownership of a ... Read more...

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Rani moves high court in land ownership case


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rani Mukherji moved a petition in the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court Thursday, challenging the cancellation of her ownership of a piece of land ... Read more...

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CPI calls for new strategies to revive party in Hindi-belt


March 26th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, Mar 26 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders have pitched for new strategies to strengthen the party in the Hindi-belt at their 20th National Congress here. A resolution has ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s wife richer than husband


March 1st, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, March 1 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's wife Sadhna Singh is richer than her husband, according to details of assets filed in the state assembly. Chouhan does not ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar launches door-to-door campaign against Tata Motors Singur plant


December 11th, 2007 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Singur, Dec 11 (ANI): Social activist Medha Patkar has launched a door-to door campaign in Singur in West Bengal against the acquisition of land for the proposed Tata Motors car plant. Terming the ... Read more...

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Fresh violence in Singur over farmland acquisition


November 14th, 2007 - 2:32 am ICT by admin
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