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High court annuls land acquisition for Kolkata Metro corridor


September 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) In a major setback for the ongoing East-West Metro railway corridor project, the Calcutta High Court has declared as "lapsed" the acquisition of land along a ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb wants mass protest against Trinamool


September 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Arambagh (West Bengal), Sep 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday called for mass resistance against the "atrocities" against his ... Read more...

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Government should not cancel coal blocks: Godrej


September 5th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government should not cancel coal blocks under opposition pressure following the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report as it would hurt business sentiment, ... Read more...

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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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One killed as protesters, police clash in Ranchi


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) One person was killed and several others, including policemen, were injured here Monday in a clash during a protest against land takeover, police sources said.Jharkhand Vikas ... Read more...

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CII against wholesale cancellation of coal blocks


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has cautioned the government against mass cancellation of coal blocks allocation, saying such a step would hurt business ... Read more...

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‘Remove bottlenecks stalling infrastructure projects’


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Investor confidence in India can be boosted if bottlenecks such as lack of forward-looking project preparations and a sound land-acquisition process that stall key infrastructure ... Read more...

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I will die but won’t grab land: Mamata


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said she would rather die than grab land forcibly for projects.Addressing a meeting at Itahar of North Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill referred to group of ministers


August 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a group of ministers and approved amendments to two other bills and one act, official sources ... Read more...

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Coal India achieves 95 percent of targetted supply to power sector


August 27th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) has achieved 95 percent of its supply target to the power sector, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state for coal said ... Read more...

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Key bills pile up as BJP stalls parliament


August 26th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Key bills on internal security, farmers, price rise and economic slowdown are on the backburner as parliament remains stalled over the BJP's demand for ... Read more...

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Investors apprehensive of Bengal’s policies: Assocham


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government must take measures to attract big investment as industrialists are still "very apprehensive" about its policies, industry group Assocham said Wednesday."Still the ... Read more...

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Land takeover begins for Delhi-Mumbai corridor


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Five of the six states through which the proposed $100 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) would pass, have started the process of land acquisition, Minister ... Read more...

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Problems will be resolved once investment is revived: FM


August 18th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said most of the country's economic problems will be solved once investment is revived."Reviving investments is a key challenge ... Read more...

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260 percent power capacity added between 10th and 11th Plans


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The power generation capacity added during the 11th Plan is about 260 percent of the total capacity added during the 10th Plan, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Senior Rajasthan official held for corruption


August 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) A senior Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officer was Friday booked on charges of alleged corruption during land acquisition by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) ... Read more...

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Posters warn women of acid attack for wearing jeans


August 7th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 7 (IANS) Posters put by an outfit in the Jharkhand capital have threatened acid attacks on girls and women who wear jeans or do not wear a dupatta. ... Read more...

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Legislative agenda for parliament’s monsoon session (With curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The month-long monsoon session of parliament beginning Wednesday has 31 new bills listed on the agenda for passage.There are another 118 bills ... Read more...

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(VM) Meira Kumar meets party leaders


August 6th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Ahead of the monsoon session of parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday met leaders of different political parties, who informed her they will ... Read more...

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No certainty about Lokpal bill in monsoon session, says Bansal (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill can be taken up in the monsoon session only if the select committee looking into the mesure gives its recommendation much before ... Read more...

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India’s blackout is a wakeup call in US too


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) India's historic blackout has not only prompted inevitable calls from the United States for much needed reforms in India's energy sector, but also a great ... Read more...

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After Rewari violence, Haryana stops land acquisition


July 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced that it had ordered a stop on further land acquisition following two recent incidents of violence in Rewari district which left ... Read more...

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Indian firms to cut capital expenditure by 14 percent


July 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Indian companies are likely to reduce capital expenditure by 14 percent in the current financial year due to "policy logjam" and slow economic growth, a survey ... Read more...

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Haryana’s Rewari area calm, highway traffic restored


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rewari (Haryana), July 23 (IANS) An uneasy calm settled over this Haryana district Monday, a day after violent clashes between farmers and police over land acquisition left about 50 injured, ... Read more...

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Over 50 injured as Haryana farmers clash with police (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rewari (Haryana), July 22 (IANS) Over 50 people, including 40 police personnel, were injured Sunday afternoon as an agitation by farmers against land acquisition turned violent near Asalwas village in ... Read more...

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25 hurt as Haryana farmers’ land stir turns violent (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rewari (Haryana), July 22 (IANS) At least 25 people, including protesting farmers and policemen, were injured Sunday as an agitation against land acquisition turned violent in Haryana's Rewari district, police ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers torch police station


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 22 (IANS) Farmers torched a police station, held several policemen hostage and blocked the Delhi-Jaipur highway Sunday as police opened fire to control protests against land acquisition in ... Read more...

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Haryana approves land pooling scheme for farmers


July 20th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday announced a new land pooling scheme intended to make the landowner-farmers partners in the process of planned development of residential and industrial ... Read more...

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Nuclear power or not? Leaders fight it out (Haryana Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Leaders of all political hues in Haryana are fighting a nuclear war these days. The leaders have gone ballistic with their positioning over the issue ... Read more...

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Daiwik Hotels to have five properties in two years


July 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Kolkata-based Daiwik Hotels Private Ltd,, operating on the pilgrimage hospitality concept plans, will have five hotels in major pilgrimage centres in the country over the ... Read more...

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NRI facilitates computer lessons for Vidarbha farmers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 15 (IANS) Over 120 farmers, farmers' widows and youth have enrolled for a free computer training centre set up by a non-resident Indian from Oman in a Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Himachal project clears legal hurdle


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) giving its clearance for awarding compensations, Himachal Pradesh will speed up the construction of a multi-billion-rupee dam project that ... Read more...

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Jharkhand parties protest land recovery for IIT, IIM


July 10th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 10 (IANS) Two opposition parties in Jharkhand - the Congress and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik (JVMP) and ruling alliance partner, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) - Tuesday ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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Protest against land acquisition in Jharkhand turns violent


July 5th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 5 (IANS) The protest against acquisition of land for an Indian Institute of Management, an Indian Institute of Technology and a law university on the outskirts of ... Read more...

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