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Gram sabhas above Parl; need to empower them: Hazare

Decrying the failure of Rajya Sabha to pass the Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare on Thursday made a curious suggestion to bring a law to empower gram sabhas that will be above Parliament. In a video......

Modi's Jayapur: Adarsh yes, but work's far from over

Jayapur, adopted by the prime minister, is reaping the benefits of his endorsement, causing resentment in villages nearby, says Manavi Kapur. One year ago, a high tension electrical line fell in......

Congress, BJP contest claim over Ambedkar's legacy

Even as Congress has announced plans to hold year-long celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone......

SC to hear plea against re-promulgated land ordinance

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on Monday the plea of farmers' organisations challenging legality of the fresh promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance by the Narendra Modi-led......

'Why are politicians handing over our forests to corporate houses?'

'How can protecting our forests be described as anti-national and promoting the economic interests of a company like Essar Energy with its head office registered in London be called as having......

Third gram sabha rejects Niyamgiri mining plan

The villagers of Tadijhola in Kalahandi district of Odisha rejected the proposal for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills on Tuesday, becoming the third gram sabha to do so. Of 22 eligible voters in......

Meet on Niyamgiri mining project: Tribals in the dark

Even as this village on the slopes of the rugged Niyamgiris gets ready to host the maiden gram sabha on Thursday to decide the fate of a bauxite mining project on the hills, life for the local......

Yawning gap in Modi government's claims and deeds on climate

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tall claims that no one has served nature more than India, some of the steps taken by his government prove that the ground reality is the exact opposite,......

Not making it 'prestige' issue: Govt on Land Ordinance

Even as it looked set to re-promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance, government today insisted that it was not making it a "prestige" issue and was willing to have a discussion with opposition......

Green laws to the wind! Industry will soon be able to fell trees without tribal consent

Environment ministry readies draft to dilute tribal rights to help India Inc Image: After the Prime Minister’s Office overruled the tribal affairs ministry, the environment ministry has......

Prior commitments force Tendulkar out of PM's trip to Aus

Sachin Tendulkar was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of his official delegation for the Australia tour later this month, but the cricket icon has expressed his inability to make......
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Sunday ET | Main strength of the 2015 Land Bill

By Felix Padel What is a balanced view on the proposed changes to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013? Are critics and protestors right that these... ...

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The Silence of the Lambs

If the murmurs in the minority dominated Salcete taluka are anything to go by, the recently concluded ZP elections can be construed as a harbinger... ...

http://www.heraldgoa.in/Review/The-Silence-of-the-Lambs/87736.html
Nepal team visits Mandya villages to study development schemes

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Officials from the Department of Cooperation and Poverty Elimination, Government of Nepal, speaking to... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/nepal-team-visits-mandya-villages-to-study-development-schemes/article7142960.ece?ref=tpnews
Anti-land acquisition Bill protest begins

Comment · print · T T T+· T- : Jami Adhigrahan Virodhi Abhijan (JAVA), a State level anti-land acquisition Bill forum, started a... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/antiland-acquisition-bill-protest-begins/article7142137.ece?ref=tpnews
Behind thaw, villagers top-level demands

With tension over Sonbhadra's Kanhar Irrigation Project having subsided and construction work now in full swing, the district administration's... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/lucknow/kanhar-irrigation-project-behind-thaw-villagers-top-level-demands/

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