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  • Mamata bats for power grid at Bhangar - Hindu: Home    (2017-06-12T18:30:00Z)
    Nearly five months after the violence at the Bhangar block, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held a government event at Bhangar and assured people that the proposed power grid would bring them...
  • TMC regime not the 'change' Bengal was looking for: Intellectual - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-06-07T18:30:00Z)
    Educationalist Sunanda Sanyal, once known for his close affiliation with West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, on Thursday strongly criticised the lack of democratic environment under the present government, but ruled out joining hands with the BJP.
  • BJP wades into pond row for Hooghly rail project - TOI: Calcutta Times    (2017-06-06T18:30:00Z)
    The simmering tension over land acquisition for a railway project connecting Tarakeswar in Hooghly to Bishnupur in Bankura across a pond at Bhabadighi village in Goghat may spark another political showdown.
  • Fadnavis dream project hits political hurdle - Deccan Herald - News    (2017-05-29T18:30:00Z)
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' ambitious project — the Rs 46,000-crore, 706-km Mumbai to Nagpur super communication highway — is rapidly turning into a political issue. Not just Opposition parties, even BJP ally Shiv Sena is raising serious concerns over the project. While the Congress and the NCP are campaigning against the project, Shiv Sena and farmers' leader Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathana are expressing deep reservations. The demand to scrap the project has come to the forefront, amidst demands to waive farm loan and procurement of agriculture produce including tur dal. Over the past two months, farmers have staged a series of protests over land acquisition and corruption. "We will create a Singur-like situation if samruddhi corridor is not scrapped," Shetti had warned. "We won't allow the farmers' land to be taken away for building the expressway. What is the use of building this at the farmers' cost? Thackeray had recently said. On Tuesday, NCP chief ...
  • Mamata government completes six years in office - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-05-19T18:30:00Z)
    Upbeat after a continuous stream of electoral successes, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government completed six years in office on Saturday - but the landmark also came in challenging times for the ruling party, with the CBI and other central agencies probing graft charges allegedly involving many of its leaders.
  • In Odisha, fresh row brewing over POSCO land - Hindu: Home    (2017-05-19T18:30:00Z)
    The South Korean steel major, POSCO, may have pulled out of Odisha, but public resistance is building afresh over the land it has surrendered. In March, POSCO finally let the State government know tha...
  • CPI continues attack on Kerala government - TOI: Thiruvananthapuram    (2017-04-28T18:30:00Z)
    T' Criticism against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's way of functioning dominated the discussions at the CPI state council on the second day.
  • Land acquisition act has made urban land costly: NITI Aayog - Business Standard: News Now    (2017-04-27T18:30:00Z)
    Says there is no simple solution to this source of high price of land
  • Is the Tata Nano in the last leg of its journey? - Business Standard: News Now    (2017-04-13T18:30:00Z)
    Sales at all-time low since launch, to 174 units in March 2017; FY17 sales down 63% to 7,591 units
  • BJP leader in trouble after bounty offer to kill Mamata (Intro Roundup) - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-04-11T18:30:00Z)
    The BJP on Wednesday disowned a youth leader whose offer of Rs 11 lakh to anyone beheading West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sparked outrage. Police filed a case against him.
  • BJP disowns leader's bounty offer to behead Mamata (Roundup) - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-04-11T18:30:00Z)
    The BJP on Wednesday disowned a youth leader who triggered outrage by offering Rs 11 lakh to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
  • BJP leader's bounty offer to behead Mamata draws flak - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-04-11T18:30:00Z)
    A BJP youth wing leader's announcement of a bounty of Rs 11 lakh to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drew sharp condemnation on Wednesday from political parties.
  • NH booze hubs eye panchayat path - TOI: Calcutta Times    (2017-04-06T18:30:00Z)
  • Tough task ahead for Odisha govt to take possession of Posco land - All Economy & Policy Stories    (2017-04-05T18:30:00Z)
    Even as the exit of Posco from Odisha has thrown up questions about the use of the land acquired for the steel project of the company, the intent of the state government to bring it under a land pool for forward transfer to another industry is likely to face with fresh round of resistance from anti-industry lobby in the area. Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), which spearheaded the agitation against land acquisition for the Posco project for over a decade, has vowed to resist any attempt of the government to allot the land to any industrial house. "We will resist the move by the government to hand over the land to another company after Posco's exit. As was the case in Singur, let the Odisha government should return the land to the villagers who were drawing their sustenance from paddy and betel leaf cultivation and fish ponds on the designated site, before it was snatched away from them for the Posco project", said Abhay Sahu, PPSS leader. But unlike Singur, the 2700 acres land ...
  • Tata Power Odisha unit: Locals plan Singur-type stir - Business Standard: Companies & Industry    (2017-04-03T18:30:00Z)
    Land losers of Tata Power's 1000 Mw coal-based power project originally supposed to come up at Naraj near Cuttack, are bracing for an agitation on the lines of their counterparts in Singur (West Bengal) who had demanded return of land lost for the Tata Motors' Nano project.With Tata Power relocating its project and later purportedly shelving it, the land losers are left with no livelihood option. People in five villages- Mundali, Talagarh, Naraj-Marthapur, Ramdaspur and Nuagaon had lost 1200 acres of agricultural land for the project that never took off. The one-time compensation paid by the company for their surrendered lands is no solace for the people who are now battling for survival.The land losers have staged a protest banner titled 'Sidheswar Anchalika Surakhya Committee', demanding return of their lands. The committee has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rescue them from the plight."The farmers who had lost their lands urge upon you to defuse this ...
  • Tata Power's Odisha land losers plan Singur type agitation - Business Standard: Companies & Industry    (2017-04-03T18:30:00Z)
    Land losers of Tata Power's 1000 Mw coal-based power project originally supposed to come up at Naraj near Cuttack, are bracing for an agitation on the lines of their counterparts in Singur (West Bengal) who had demanded return of land lost for the Tata Motors' Nano project.With Tata Power relocating its project and later purportedly shelving it, the land losers are left with no livelihood option. People in five villages- Mundali, Talagarh, Naraj-Marthapur, Ramdaspur and Nuagaon had lost 1200 acres of agricultural land for the project that never took off. The one-time compensation paid by the company for their surrendered lands is no solace for the people who are now battling for survival.The land losers have staged a protest banner titled 'Sidheswar Anchalika Surakhya Committee', demanding return of their lands. The committee has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rescue them from the plight."The farmers who had lost their lands urge upon you to defuse this ...
  • Nuclear Power Corp seeks meet with CM for 2nd shot at Haripur - TOI: Calcutta Times    (2017-04-03T18:30:00Z)
  • Land acquisition may not be a zero sum game, two new studies show - News    (2017-03-18T18:30:00Z)
    Land acquisition cases take on an average 20 years to navigate the courts
  • CM announces MSP for potato, export subsidy - TOI: Calcutta Times    (2017-03-14T18:30:00Z)
  • Govt to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides - Hindu: National    (2017-03-14T18:30:00Z)
    28,000 tonnes needed per month for Anganwadi centres, midday meal: Mamata
  • Mamata remembers Nandigram land movement victims - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-03-13T18:30:00Z)
    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered those who died in the Nandigram land movement on its 10th anniversary on Tuesday and said the state government was committed to protect the farmers.
  • Geneva journey has been worthwhile: Ratan Tata - News    (2017-03-06T18:30:00Z)
    Tata Motors is marking its two decades of participation at auto show with a leap of faith to future
  • Women's rights group seeks probe into Bhangar 'police atrocities' - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-03-05T18:30:00Z)
    A women's rights group on Monday demanded that the West Bengal government immediately probe alleged police atrocities in Bhangar and withdraw fake charges against leaders of an ongoing movement opposed to the setting up of a power grid in the area.
  • From farm to market, potato price jumps 5 times in 60km - TOI: Calcutta Times    (2017-02-27T18:30:00Z)
  • Phire Dhekha: Buddhadeb cries betrayal - Hindu: National    (2017-02-24T18:30:00Z)
    In memoir, former Bengal Chief Minister slams Governor’s role post-Singur


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