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J&K Chief Secy asks for review of ‘change of land use’ process, new guidelines by 25 December

Chief Secretary A.K. Mehta has tasked revenue department and board of revenue with the comprehensive evaluation of the process, and the formulation of detailed guidelines.

After 1857 rebellion, Delhi properties of ‘disloyal’ Indians were confiscated

In ‘The (Un)governable City’, Raghav Kishore writes about the transformation of Delhi into a cantonment in the aftermath of the Great Rebellion of 1857.
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha says agricultural land is reserved for farmers and no one will interfere with it | File photo: ANI

Anyone in India can now buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, but conditions apply

J&K political parties have called the central government’s notification unacceptable, saying it will hit 'poorer small land-holding' farmers in the union territory.
Delhi colonies | Wikimedia Commons

BJP & AAP know regularising Delhi colonies is smart policy, but it’s an incomplete plan

Seven in 10 Delhi residents live in informal settlements. And both the BJP and the AAP have promised regularisation of colonies ahead of the assembly election.
Sonia Gandhi

Asked Gujral, Kalyan Singh. Finally Sonia got women equal rights to agri land: Ex-IAS officer 

Former PM IK Gujral was shocked when I told him about plan to make women landowners. Being a Punjab MP, he didn't want to annoy the patriarchal Jats.
Modi's new cabinet at the swearing-in ceremony | ANI

Modi & his top ministers are risk-averse, invest their money in gold, FDs and land

An analysis of ministers’ declarations shows most of them don’t invest in equities and mutual funds, except Amit Shah and Piyush Goyal.
A view of a deserted street during restrictions at Lal Chowk in Srinagar | PTI

J&K BJP wants checks on buying land in state, says it can’t be open to just anyone

State BJP leaders say they have already conveyed to the central leadership that they want land laws on domicile basis to protect the rights of locals.
Farm land on the outskirts of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

100 mn hectares going to waste, govt to bring land & water schemes together to fix problem

India to host Conference of Parties to UN Convention to Combat Desertification in September where issues such as land degradation, drought will be discussed.

Modi’s economic advisor red-flags ‘illegal temple’ in elite IAS officers’ colony in Delhi

Seeking action, EAC-PM member Ratan Watal has said in his letter to Modi govt that the temple is sitting on state land worth Rs 20-30 crore.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.