Land Acquisition Bill

NDA govt wants to grab farmers' land through Land Acquisition Bill: Rahul Gandhi

A ‘vocal’ Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi made a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre by accusing it of trying to usurp the farmers’ land through controversial Land Acquisition Bill. Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Amethi, said ”the Narendra Modi government is working only for capitalists.” Continuing his attack on the BJP regime, the Gandhi scion said, “The NDA government wants to

Anna Hazare to begin hunger strike on October 2 over Land Acquisition Bill, OROP

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced that he would go on indefinite hunger strike from October 02 over Land Acquisition Bill and One Rank, One Pension (OROP). Hazare will stage his strike from Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. The veteran anti-corruption activist has already voiced his opposition against the contentious land bill. Hazare had earlier this year written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to pass the new

Centre to give interest-free loans to farmers: Ram Vilas Paswan

The Centre has decided to raise Rs 6,000 crore to provide interest-free loans to farmers so that they do not have to go to moneylenders and fall into debt traps, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan today said. Under the proposed farm loan disbursal mechanism, the farmers will get loan without paying interest which will be borne by the central government, the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister said here. Paswan was

Will take steps to encourage pvt sector in defence: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the ministry would be taking pro-active measures to encourage private players in defence sector in tune with the Prime Minister’s vision of “Make in India”. “Government is absolutely committed to working on ‘Make In India’ to ensure employment opportunities and creating growth story of India with a combined effort with the industry,” he said while addressing a seminar on “Make in India for Defence”

Modi doesn't know the real strength of the nation, says Rahul Gandhi

Back after a 58-day sabbatical, Rahul Gandhi along with party president Sonia Gandhi addressed a rally on Sunday over the Land Acquisition Bill and against the Narendra Modi government policies that the party describes as “anti-farmer”. Here are LIVE updates: 12:50 pm: Unseasonal rain has destroyed the lives of the farmers and the Modi government has done nothing: Sonia Gandhi. 12:43 pm: We have come together today to tell the

Congress launches 'Zameen Wapsi' website

To counter the Narendra Modi government’s amended Land Acquisition Bill, the Congress party on Saturday launched a bilingual website named ‘Zameen Wapsi’ ( that will provide misinformation on Land Bill. The website was launched just a day before the party’s mega farmers’ rally here and on a day when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met farmers in his first engagement after being back from nearly two-month-long vacation. Addressing a press

Rahul Gandhi leads protest against Modi`s land law

Beleaguered Indian Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi is set to lead thousands of farmers Sunday in a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s controversial plans to overhaul land purchasing laws. The new legislation would make it easier to acquire land for crucial infrastructure projects as part of Modi`s pledges to revive the economy after storming to power last May – but rivals say the move will hurt millions of farmers.

Congress reaches out to SAD on Land Acquisition Bill

Congress on Saturday made overtures to Shiromani Akali Dal, the BJP’s ruling partner in Punjab, in its fight against NDA’s land bill saying it should “open its eyes” and keep the politics aside in the interest of farmers. Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters here today that several political parties including SP, BSP, CPI(M), CPI, TMC, NCP, DMK, JD(U) and NDA constituent Shiv Sena were

Anna Hazare gets death threats from Canada

Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday claimed to have received life threatening calls from an unknown caller from Canada. “Got threat calls from Canada, I was told that I will be killed in the same way as Godse assassinated Gandhiji,” said Hazare. Earlier in the day, the anti-corruption crusader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading the farmers over the Land Acquisition Bill. “You are misleading people, they voted in your favour

Anna Hazare wants agriculture commissions to look into farmers' issues

Social activist Anna Hazare yesterday said there should be agriculture commissions across the country to look into all the issues concerning the farming community. Hazare was speaking at the fourth annual convention of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) in Assam’s Dibrugarh district. “The BJP has promised ‘achche din’ (good days) ahead of the (general) elections. However, ‘achche din’ has come only for the capitalists and industrialists. The Narendra Modi led

Narendra Modi special guest at dinner hosted by Rajnath Singh

Narendra Modi was the star guest at a dinner hosted by BJP President Rajnath Singh in New Delhi for his party MPs where the Gujarat Chief Minister and veteran L K Advani shared the table sitting next to each other and sharing warm vibes. Modi was the only special invitee at the annual dinner the BJP president hosts for party MPs. While Modi arrived early and was seen interacting with