Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicLand acquisition

Topic: land acquisition

Jewar’s taking off but on ground are broken promises, villages divided & jobless crorepatis

With no fields, jobs, and compensation money running out, villagers who gave way to the Jewar airport feel cheated. Their ‘urban’ life isn't working.

Modi govt’s coal reforms go beyond the current crisis. It transforms India’s energy security

Land acquisition for coal mines has had a complicated history in India. But Modi govt's reforms pave the way for a paradigm shift in energy security.

Let industries buy land directly from farmers, Smriti Irani-led GoM suggests to states

Group of Ministers on manufacturing flags need to shorten land acquisition process for industries, but clarifies they’ll still need to seek permission.

‘Church committed land fraud in Andhra’, Canadian donors allege, fight to ‘repair damage’

Rita and Grant Corbett donated 1.5 million Canadian dollars to Seventh Day Adventist Church to build a school in Andhra. It was built on ‘prohibited land’.

Land comes in the way of Modi govt’s Neighbourhood First and Act East, study shows

India-financed infrastructure projects in Nepal have a greater propensity to get delayed than projects supported by Japan, UK or organisations such as World Bank or ADB.

3 years on, Yogi govt yet to acquire land in Ayodhya for ‘world’s tallest’ Ram statue

Protests by farmers over land acquisition, govt’s own flip-flops over selecting site are delaying construction of 251-m-high Ram statue on the banks of Sarayu river in Ayodhya.

Prosperity from Jewar airport brings the good life, alcoholism and suicides to UP villages

The sudden wealth has also created a divide between landed residents now swimming in money and their landless neighbours.

Only govt land to be used for development projects, L-G assures fearful Kashmiris

Officials say L-G Murmu’s order will ensure faster, cheaper development, and reassure people of J&K that their land won't be acquired by govt unless they wish to sell it.

‘Property in Kashmir’ is the social media buzzword after govt move on Article 370

Some on Twitter were offering to sell their land in Jammu and Kashmir, while some enquired about real estate dealers.

Indian courts clogged with land disputes because laws keep conflicting each other

Impartial and efficient management of land is necessary not just for India’s economic development, but also for its political and social stability.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.