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Haryana villagers happy after Subhash Ghai’s land allotment revoked


September 19th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 19 (IANS) Lured by the Haryana government into giving away village common land on the plea that Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai's film school project would bring development ... Read more...

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Subhash Ghai’s Haryana plot cancelled (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) Bollywood film-maker Subhash Ghai suffered another jolt Tuesday when the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the allotment of a plot allotted to him by the ... Read more...

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Court quashes Haryana plot given to Subhash Ghai


September 11th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) Bollywood film-maker Subhash Ghai suffered another jolt Tuesday when the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the allotment of a plot allotted to him by the ... Read more...

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SC notice to Tata Motors on Singur land (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Tata Motors on a petition of the West Bengal government challenging a Calcutta High Court order that ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers want their 350 acres back from DLF


July 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 16 (IANS) The residents of Wazirabad village have filled a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against allotment of around 350 acres prime ... Read more...

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Excerpts from Singur judgement


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Following are excerpts from the judgement delivered Friday by Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Mrinal Kanti Chaudhuri of the Calcutta High Court striking down the Singur ... Read more...

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New land bill will facilitate economic growth: Ramesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The new land acquisition bill would facilitate economic growth and not depress investor sentiment, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said and hoped that ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma opposes report on land acquisition


May 18th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Terming the parliamentary panel's report that seeks to bar the government from acquiring land for industrial use as "unacceptable", Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ... Read more...

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Panel opposes state role in land takeover for private use


May 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday suggested that the state should have no role in acquisition of land for private players, except in cases of infrastructure and ... Read more...

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Forced land acquisition will be Mayawati’s Waterloo: Jayant Chaudhary (Interview)


February 27th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
This is the last interview done by IANS political editor George Joseph, who passed away early Monday following a massive heart attack. By George Joseph Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) ... Read more...

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Hear land owner before acquisition: Apex court


November 24th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that before any individual is deprived of his land by way of compulsory acquisition by a government or its instrumentalities ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks public opinion on land bill


October 14th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development headed by Bharatiya Janata Party's Lok Sabha member Sumitra Mahajan has invited public opinion on the Land ... Read more...

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Singur land act held valid, Singur farmers celebrate


September 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) On a day she recorded a thumping win in her maiden assembly contest, there were more cheers for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with ... Read more...

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Bengal agreeable to court’s proposal on Singur compensation


September 15th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday reacted positively to the Calcutta High Court's proposal of determining the guidelines for compensation to be given to automobile giant Tata ... Read more...

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More homes of corrupt officials to be seized: Nitish


September 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 14 (IANS) Writing in his blog for the first time since returning to power, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has warned corrupt officials that their property would be ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill is a political bill: Ramesh


September 7th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the draft land acquisition bill is a "political bill which strikes a balance between social benefit ... Read more...

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Increase land bank for projects to 500 acres: FICCI


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Industry lobby FICCI Sunday said it has suggested to the government to increase the land mass of 100 acres for projects in the draft Land ... Read more...

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Land bill to be retrospective: Ramesh (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Modifications have been made to the draft land acquisition bill by tightening the definition of public purpose and introducing a new clause for its retrospective ... Read more...

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Modified land bill draft to be retrospective: Ramesh


August 19th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Some modifications have been made to the draft land acquisition bill by tightening the definition of public purpose and introducing a new clause for its ... Read more...

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Ramesh says draft land bill being modified, lauds Rahul (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said his ministry is working on some modifications in the draft land bill which will spell out public ... Read more...

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Draft land bill being modified: Ramesh


August 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday told a delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh that his ministry is working on some modifications in the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court upholds Karnataka’s acquisition of Devika Rani’s estate


August 9th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday turned down the plea of K.T. Plantation, which had challenged the acquisition of the Roerich and Devika Rani Roerich Estate of ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill to come soon


August 4th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The proposed bill dealing with land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement will soon be finalised and suggestions received from various quarters will be considered, parliament ... Read more...

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Retrospective effect for land bill to be examined: Jairam


August 4th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government will examine whether the proposed land acquisition bill should have retrospective effect, Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh told the Lok Sabha Thursday.Ramesh ... Read more...

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Mamata broadly in sympathy with approach of land bill: Ramesh (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who held a 40 minute meeting with union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday, said the new land bill ... Read more...

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Highlights of the draft land acquisition bill


July 29th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The following are the highlights of the draft land acquisition bill that was released Friday to replace a 125-year legislation and bring make such transactions ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh land scams worth Rs.1 lakh crore, says BJP


July 28th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) Accusing the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government of not allowing the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to conduct a special audit of Greater Noida authority and ... Read more...

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High court quashes Greater Noida land acquisition (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court Tuesday ordered that agricultural land of farmers of Patwari village, acquired by the Greater Noida Authority in 2008, be restored to them.The ... Read more...

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Noida farmers seek CBI probe in land acquisition


July 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 16 (IANS) The farmers of villages in Noida Extension have moved the Allahabad High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the acquisition of ... Read more...

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State biggest land grabber, says Supreme Court


July 6th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that the state was the biggest land grabber, depriving farmers of their livelihood for generations. By taking advantage of the land ... Read more...

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Navy, central agencies want to hog land in Goa: Kamat


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian Navy and other central agencies are only keen on hogging land in Goa on various pretexts, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said Wednesday.Kamat was replying to a ... Read more...

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Goa offers market rate, annuity for land acquired


December 8th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Facing public ire over its ad hoc policy for land acquisition for mining and hospitality-related projects, the Goa government has announced it would pay the landowner a market ... Read more...

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Supreme Court gives lawyer another chance to apologise


December 7th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday gave another opportunity to senior counsel Prashant Bhushan to tender an apology to Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia in a contempt of court case. ... Read more...

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SC upholds Mayawati Government’s land acquisition policy


September 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal made by a farmers' body and upheld the Mayawati Government's land acquisition policy for development of projects alongside the ... 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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