High Court asks: Is IAF protecting its land on Yamuna banks from sand mining

The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre whether the Indian Air Force (IAF) was protecting its land on the banks of the Yamuna, where the Tilpat station of Western Air Command is located, from illegal sand mining. The query was posed by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari […]

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SC green signal to Vishnugad Hydroelectric project

Tehri Hydro Development Corporation has got green signal by the Supreme Court of India to go ahead with its hydroelectric project over river Alaknanda in Uttarakhand while dismissing a plea against it. A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu expressed concern that petitions are being filed in courts to delay such projects despite the fact […]

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Land acquisition for Vedanta University quashed

The Orissa High Court on Tuesday quashed the process of land acquisition for Vedanta University in Puri and directed the government to return the acquired land to its owners, a lawyer said. The division bench of Chief Justice V Gopal Gouda and Justice B P Das delivered their verdict in response to eight petitions, said […]

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Lok Sabha speaker pitches for land to tillers

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said that the ‘revolutionary’ target of land to the tillers should be pursued honestly to sustain the interests of farm labourers and increase the agricultural productivity of India. ‘Agricultural labourer is the real farmer. With their hard work, we are able to grow crops but they do not have […]

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L&T gets notice in NHAI land acquisition case

How can land acquisition be carried out in a manner that denies the original owner the right of way to his remaining land? The question was raised by the Gujarat High Court, which has served notice on Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) in connection with a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) project.  Chief Justice […]

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VHP not ready to give away any part of Ayodhya land

Rejecting the Ayodhya verdict of the Allahabad High Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Wednesday demanded not only the disputed 90 ft x 120 ft plot where the Babri Masjid once stood, but also the over 67 acres of land nearby acquired by the central government. ‘We are not ready to part with any bit […]

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No land deal final until registered, rules apex court

The Supreme Court has held that no land transaction would attain finality unless it was duly registered and no sale deed of land would get a back-dated finality by its registration subsequently. The court said that a transaction in land would only be complete on the date of the registration of the sale deed. In […]

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Ayodhya verdict: Okay to Ram temple, land to Muslims too

A 125-year-old Hindu-Muslim dispute that repeatedly frayed Indias secular fabric was sought to be settled Thursday with a court ruling that the place where the Babri mosque in Ayodhya stood before it was razed by Hindu mobs in 1992 was indeed the birthplace of Ram revered by millions. A three-judge bench, comprising a Muslim and […]

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Disputed Ayodhya land will be shared by three

Two of the three judges of the Allahabad High Court Thursday held that the disputed land in Ayodhya would be divided into three parts – one for the Hindus, one for the Muslims and one for the Nirmohi Akhara, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and lawyer Ravi Shankar Prasad.Prasad, who represented one of the […]

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