New Delhi: The UPA Government on Wednesday pushed through two landmark legislations

IN an attempt to prevent skirmishes of the kind that left the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government badly bruised in the wake of Nandigram and Singur clashes, the Manmohan Singh government is racing against time to get the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2007, and the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2007, passed in the remaining two days of Parliament.

But unsure of its passage this session
Aditi Tandon
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 23

The government today approved introduction of


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Turkey's parliament yesterday approved its membership of the Kyoto protocol, the United Nations-led pact to combat global warming, the Anatolian news agency said.

Turkey announced its intention to sign the accord in June, after years of delays because of concerns about the cost.
Reuters, Istanbul

CII wants government to reconsider land acquisition bill THE Confederation of Indian Industry (cii) has opposed the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill 2007 likely to be tabled in the next session of Parliament. The cii in a press release said it wants the government to reconsider the bill that mandates industries to acquire land on their own from farmers. According to the bill, the

Lok Sabha passes forest fund bill THE Lok Sabha on December 23 passed the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill without any amendment. The bill has been severely criticized by conservationists who say it institutionalizes diversion of forests to other land uses through a system of monetary compensation and does not protect forests. The Parliamentary committee on environment, to which

Four Members of European Parliament discuss the renewable energy directive and Europe

Both EU member states and the European Parliament agreed in December upon legislation to combat climate change, but critics claim that the compromise deal contains too many loopholes.