The controversial land ordinance took centre stage on the opening day of the Budget Session of Parliament on Monday with the entire opposition ranged against it, forcing the BJP top brass to meet i

Opposition to amendments in the Land Acquisition Act that were brought through an ordinance by the Modi government recently is growing.

The Congress’s manifesto that will be released on Wednesday would, party sources told The Hindu , address all the key issues that have plagued it in the last few years — corruption, rising prices o

This will be for tribals who have been granted land rights

Barely a week ahead of the announcement of general election, the UPA government plans to provide an additional 50 days’ employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for tribals who have been granted land rights, provided they have no other private land and they have already completed 100 days of work under the Act in that financial year.

Manmohan Singh’s high-level panel to examine controversial issue of mining.

Draft Cabinet note on NIB not sent to me, he says

Infrastructure projects that come up on forest land must comply with the Forest Rights Act (FRA), Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Chandra Deo has said. No land in a Fifth Schedule area should be handed over to any industry if it violated the Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA), Mr. Deo said, responding to a query whether he agreed with Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s opposition to the proposed National Investment Board (NIB) that hopes to fast-forward clearances for large infrastructure projects.

Saving the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) — the centrepiece of UPA-I’s achievements in the social welfare sector — from its many critics in government and the m

But with dissent notes on 18 items, it may not be a smooth affair

Mamata holds out a threat; Congress shares allies' concern

Even as the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), the second largest party in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), threatened to withdraw support at the Centre if the Union government did not reverse the hike in petrol prices, the Congress stepped into the breach to make soothing noises:

New-look programme to be rolled out in 2,000 most backward blocks within a year