Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar ahead of the meet. Photograph: @PMOIndia Ahead of the Parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached out to parties appealing them not to come in the way of prosperity of farmers, saying the deadlock over the land acquisition bill is seriously impacting rural development. Addressing the second meeting of the governing council of NITI Aayog, which was convened to discuss the land acquisition bill, he said the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The Aam Aadmi Party’s moral foundation has hit an all time low.' 'Arvind Kejriwal has been exposed as a run-of-the-mill politician who indulges in double-speak.' 'There is a division of thought in Swaraj Samwad on whether we should continue as a movement or form a new political party.' Swaraj Samvad national convenor Professor Anand Kumar speaks to Rediff.com contributor Upasna Pandey on the group’s growth in the country’s political space and its future agenda. How do you ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Given the Opposition majority in the Rajya Sabha, the LARR Bill passed by the Upper House may be a deeply diluted version of the government’s own 2015 Bill. Aditi Phadnis reports. Reconciled to the fact that it will have no option but to cave in to the diktat of the Opposition on the 2015 Land Acquisition Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill in the Rajya Sabha where it is in a minority, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government is preparing to virtually abandon its ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Over the past several months, new product launches have slowed as companies are growing increasingly anxious about regulatory oversight The list of food companies that are cutting back supply, withdrawing products from the market and putting new launches on hold is getting longer by the day. In the latest such incident, a leading poultry company has curtailed the supply of processed chicken to retailers after it came under the scrutiny of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. Over ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Let states pass their own land acquisition lawsTen chief ministers may have offered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government a way out of the logjam facing its contentious amendments to the land acquisition and compensation law. With an overriding ordinance issued three times in the face of implacable opposition from the Congress and sundry other Opposition parties, prospects of the Bill -- currently being scrutinised by a parliamentary joint committee -- being passed in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago A tale of 10 states & what they intend to do with their land laws Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has asked all states to keep a watch on milkThe nationwide alert on adulteration of food by India’s apex food regulator has been welcomed cautiously by companies operating in the space. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has asked all states to keep a close watch on milk, packaged water and edible oil in view of violations including mis-labelling, branding and availability of spurious products.The move comes after samples of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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