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‘Fertile land won’t be acquired for power plants’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government suffered a major blow on the industrialisation front as the state's high court at Bilaspur annulled the acquisition of farmland for four power ... Read more...

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Singur farmers disappointed but still hopeful


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), June 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding their disappointment at the Calcutta High Court ruling against them, the "unwilling" farmers of Singur Friday said they would continue their war ... Read more...

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Singur despairs at promises undone (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 13th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), May 13 (IANS) Hope and anticipation have given way to despair and anger in this rural belt where protests against land takeover for industry catapulted Mamata ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to serve fresh, organic food on flights


March 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 17 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will now supply fresh, organic food in its flights' first class.Etihad Airways has entered ... Read more...

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Ancient global warming turned earth an inferno


November 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The largest study yet of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, or the Great Dying, ties it to catastrophic greenhouse gas emissions.According to new research, staggering quantities of ... Read more...

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Ban sale of agricultural land to non-farmers: Goa panel


September 9th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Goa's Law Commission Thursday recommended that the state government ban sale of agricultural land to non-agriculturists to stave off real estate speculation."We must stop sale ... Read more...

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BJP to protest outside parliament for land bill


July 27th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kisan Morcha -- farmers' outfit -- Wednesday announced here that it will hold a protest outside parliament Aug 3 to ... Read more...

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Religious leaders oppose land acquisition in Karnataka


July 12th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is now facing heat from religious leaders against his government's ambitious land acquisition plans for industry and infrastructure.While one religious ... Read more...

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Mamata’s land bank idea, industry cautious


June 10th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal to create a land bank as part of reforms in the acquisition process has received a cautious to upbeat ... Read more...

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Left Front’s wrong steps, deviations brought its downfall: CPI


June 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Blaming the Left Front's rout in the West Bengal assembly elections on the state government's wrong steps and its evitation from ethics, the Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Way to power in Delhi via Uttar Pradesh, Gadkari tells party


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Exhorting party workers to regain Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "fertile land" in Uttar Pradesh, party chief Nitin Gadkari Friday said this would also assist the ... Read more...

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No more forced land acquisition, says Buddhadeb


March 27th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Emphasising that the Left Front government in West Bengal has learnt a necessary lesson from the Singur fiasco, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday said it has ... Read more...

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Land acquisition only after consensus: Buddhadeb (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) While affirming that industry will come up in Singur, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday said careful measures have to be taken while acquiring ... Read more...

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Land acquisition only after consensus: Buddhadeb


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday said industrialisation was the only path along which the state could develop and careful measures have to be taken ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s prime farm lands caught in ‘power’ grab


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 2 (IANS) India may soon lose about 40,000 acres of prime double-crop agriculture land to dozens of upcoming power projects in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir-Champa district, farmers and activists ... Read more...

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JD -U wants agriculture, farmer-friendly Union Budget


February 27th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 27 (ANI): Ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2011-12, Janata Dal-United (JD -U) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday said his party wanted an agriculture and farmer-friendly budget. ... Read more...

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Budget should protect fertile farm land: Sharad Yadav


February 27th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav said Sunday his party wants the budget for 2011-12 to protect the country's fertile agricultural land. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will ... Read more...

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NDA plans anti-UPA rally in Haryana Feb 20 (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


February 14th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will hold a rally Feb 20 in Haryana's Rohtak town to highlight the United Progressive ... Read more...

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African farmland to Indian firms no cause for worry: UN official


February 13th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A top official at UN agencies has sought to allay apprehensions among people of some African countries that propose to lease farmland to investors ... Read more...

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Farmers in Bihar demand higher compensation for land


January 15th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers clashed with the police in Bihar's Aurangabad district Saturday afternoon, demanding higher compensation for the land acquired by state-owned firm NTPC in Nabinagar, police ... Read more...

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Himachal dam row spills to Delhi’s fruit market


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday said the Delhi government should not expect any cooperation in the controversial Renuka dam project unless it stops charging ... Read more...

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Esthell Group launches Rs 50-crore village resort in Tamil Nadu


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Sept.23 (ANI-Business Wire India): The Chennai-based Rs. 100 crore Esthell Group of Hotels, one of the reputed hospitality players in the city with a three-star hotel at Adyar, is ... Read more...

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Land acquisition not at cost of fertile land : Sonia Gandhi


September 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday reacting to the verdict of the Supreme Court that endorsed the Mayawati Government's acquisition of 25 million square metres of ... Read more...

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‘Food secure’ Pak will now have to “start from scratch”, says UN official


September 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 8 (ANI): Pakistan's ability to feed itself is in doubt after massive floods ravaged the "food-secure" country, and it may now have to "start from scratch", Luigi Damiani, senior emergency ... Read more...

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UN claims aid for flood-hit Pak has come to standstill


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Thatta, Sept 3 (ANI): The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has claimed that worldwide response to the flood disaster in Pakistan has almost come to a standstill. ... Read more...

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Chautala attacks Congress for acquiring fertile land for projects


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Former chief minister of Haryana Om Parkash Chautala here Thursday criticised the land acquisition policy followed by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government in the state. Chautala, who is ... Read more...

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Mayawati now blames centre for farmers’ trouble


August 18th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Virtually driven to the wall on the issue of compensation for lands acquired for her ambitious 165-km Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has now sought ... Read more...

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Clearly define public purpose of acquiring land: RLD


August 16th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP Jayant Chaudhary Monday sought the central government's intervention in the firing on agitating farmers in Uttar Pradesh, saying that the public purpose ... Read more...

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Pak Army buying land at ‘carpet’s price’ in Swat


August 6th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.6 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has been accused of bypassing all laws while acquiring huge land pieces to set up cantonments in various different parts of Swat.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Redistribution of land must for ensuring food security: Bardhan


July 13th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Averring that redistribution of land and land reforms were a must for ensuring food security, the Communist Party of India (CPI) Monday demanded that the central government adopt ... Read more...

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Goa sets up National Games Secretariat


May 27th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) Goa Thursday constituted a National Games Secretariat to finalise various activities for the mega sporting event to be held in 2011, the state government said Thursday. "The government ... Read more...

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Orissa: CPI demands to shift POSCO project


May 21st, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, May 21 (ANI): Rejecting the Orissa Government's formula of excluding 300 acres of private land from the proposed POSCO project site area near Paradip, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on ... Read more...

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Left slams Orissa government for using force on agitators


May 16th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Left parties Saturday slammed Orissa's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government for using force against villagers protesting a project by South Korean steel major Posco in the ... Read more...

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Goa MP urges politicians to shun ’sadhus’, ‘babas’


March 21st, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Shantaram Naik, Congress MP from Goa, has "appealed to all the political leaders" to refrain from meeting 'sadhus' and 'babas' in the interest of the state and its ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb favours consensus on land acquisition policy


March 20th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Calling for a consensus among the government, corporate houses and locals to sort out the vexed issue of acquiring fertile land for industries, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddahdeb ... Read more...

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