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An unlikely common strand of 2020 — land and property rights

A continued focus on land and property rights is important — these cross-cutting issues not only impact the growth of India’s economy but play an important role in the lives of all Indians.
As we look to kickstart recovery in 2021, one hopes that policymakers will retain focus on making land records services citizen-friendly, undertaking surveys of previously unsurveyed areas, improving land markets and continuing to invest in affordable housing in our urban centres.(HTPhoto)
As we look to kickstart recovery in 2021, one hopes that policymakers will retain focus on making land records services citizen-friendly, undertaking surveys of previously unsurveyed areas, improving land markets and continuing to invest in affordable housing in our urban centres.(HTPhoto)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Crime Branch chargesheets 2 for grabbing prime land in Jammu

Complainant says the revenue authorities and land mafia had sold the said piece of land without her knowledge
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Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

Jxto hold mega-tractor rally against new land, farm laws on November 9

Venue of the proposed rally has been fixed between Miran Sahib and RS Pura
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Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

J&K govt annuls Roshni Act, to retrieve land within six months

The principal secretary, revenue, has been asked to retrieve all such land and remove encroachments in a time-bound manner
Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar. The decision to retrieve all land dealing under the Roshni Act was taken three weeks after the high court declared it unconstitutional and unsustainable.(PTI file photo)
Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar. The decision to retrieve all land dealing under the Roshni Act was taken three weeks after the high court declared it unconstitutional and unsustainable.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 10:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Outsiders can now buy non-farm land in J&K

People from outside the state were barred from buying or owning immovable property there, settle permanently, or avail themselves of state-sponsored scholarship schemes before the nullification of Article 35A, which gave special rights to the J&K’s permanent residents.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that agricultural land has been reserved for farmers.(HT Photo)
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that agricultural land has been reserved for farmers.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 02:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

My India wishlist: never fails to impress!

Entrepreneur and founder of the world’s largest travel community Jeremy Jauncey on what’s on his Indian bucket list.
Jeremy reveals his bucket list to India
Jeremy reveals his bucket list to India
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJeremy Jauncey

Review: Land’s End by Adil Jussawalla

A pivotal figure in the Indian English poetry scene for six decades, Adil Jussawalla’s maiden collection, first published in 1962 and recently reissued, is full of poems that are intriguing and authentic
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Adil Jussawalla(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManohar Shetty

Haryana enacts law to validate de-licensing of land

The newly enacted validation law has come as a major relief to the developers of the Gurgaon-based Ambience Mall and other cases involving de-licensing of land
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Updated on Sep 17, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Illegal construction on panchayat land: HC asks Mohali SSP for report

Site in question lies adjacent to the Mullanpur-2 police station but officials there have not taken any action despite being informed about the matter
The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a report from the Mohali SSP on illegal construction on panchayat land.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a report from the Mohali SSP on illegal construction on panchayat land.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

News updates from Hindustan Times: China in 70 years has not occupied an inch of foreign land, says Beijing and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, India.(AP)
An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, India.(AP)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Land pooling policy amendment to speed up acquisition process in Mohali

The move comes as GMADA gears up to acquire 1,680 acres of land in the first phase of developing Aerotropolis estate; expected to facilitate development of industrial estate in sectors 101 and 103
To make the land pooling policy more attractive, the Punjab cabinet earlier approved amendments in rules related to the residential sector, extending it to the industrial sector under the jurisdiction of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.(Getty Images)
To make the land pooling policy more attractive, the Punjab cabinet earlier approved amendments in rules related to the residential sector, extending it to the industrial sector under the jurisdiction of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 16, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Punjab cabinet gives nod to new land pooling policy for industrial sector

According to the LPP introduced for the industrial sector development for the first time, for every one acre of land, land owners will get 1,100 Sq yard of industrial plot and 200 sq yards of developed commercial plot, excluding parking, in lieu of cash compensation
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Updated on Jul 22, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Noida authority frees up 3,000 square metres of encroached land worth 15 crore

NOIDA: At a time when the Noida authority and other government agencies are busy handling coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic-related duties, illegal construction is going unchecked in the city. To free government land from encroachment and contain the illegal construction activity, the authority on Friday in a major drive freed 3,000 square metres (sqm) of government land in Basai village near Sector 70.
As per rules, no person can carry out construction on land outside the village boundary without having the building map sanctioned from the Noida authority.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
As per rules, no person can carry out construction on land outside the village boundary without having the building map sanctioned from the Noida authority.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByVinod Rajput

Digitising the deed: New index tracks land records online, simplifying sales

Experts say digitised land records can smoothen transactions and reduce land and property disputes, as well as, enhance transparency regarding the maintenance of land records
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Updated on Mar 16, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAshwini Kumar Sharma

Climate crisis: Land is the key | HT Editorial

Sync traditional knowledge and science to build resilience
The impact of an erratic monsoon on agriculture — and farmers — is direct. This is because between 50% to 60%of the country’s agriculture is still rainfed, without access to any form of irrigation(REUTERS)
The impact of an erratic monsoon on agriculture — and farmers — is direct. This is because between 50% to 60%of the country’s agriculture is still rainfed, without access to any form of irrigation(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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After bumper season, Punjab targets increasing land under cotton cultivation by 25%

This success comes in the backdrop of a bad 2015 season, when whitefly epidemic ravaged cotton crop in the state; almost 66% of the crop was hit
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Updated on Mar 08, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | ByVishal Joshi

Sunni Waqf Board to build mosque, hospital on five-acre land allotted by UP govt

Monday’s announcement came after the SCWB held a meeting of its members to discuss the pending issues related to compliance with the SC order.
Based on the SC verdict, the Centre had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to allot five acres of land to the SCWB. The UP cabinet after its meeting on February 5 made the allotment in Dhannipur village in Sohawal tehsil of Ayodhya district. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Based on the SC verdict, the Centre had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to allot five acres of land to the SCWB. The UP cabinet after its meeting on February 5 made the allotment in Dhannipur village in Sohawal tehsil of Ayodhya district. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Naib-tehsildar, patwari among 5 booked for tampering with records, selling ex-serviceman’s land

Five people, including a former naib-tehsildar and patwari, have been booked for allegedly tampering with revenue record and selling the land of an ex-serviceman in Chhajpur village, Panipat . The accused are naib-tehsildar Ram Chander, Bapoli Tehsil deputy joint registration officer Intezaar, Chhajpur Khurd halka patwari Mai Chand and Vikas Kumar and Subham Arora of Panipat.
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Updated on Feb 16, 2020 09:55 PM IST
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HIndustan Times, Karnal | ByHT Correspondent, Karnal

Dera Bassi robbery accused lands in Khanna police net

Hunt on for three accomplices who had robbed 6.5 lakh from a man in Dera bassi at gunpointon January 3
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Published on Jan 30, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Patiala district admn asks forest dept to vacate land for govt elementary school

‘ENCROACHMENT’ Block primary education officer says while going through revenue departments records, they found that the forest department was encroaching upon the said land, so, education dept has asked them to vacate it
Government Elementary School, Gobind Nagar, which was established around 50 years back, has been functioning from a local dharamshala since its inception.(HT PHOTO)
Government Elementary School, Gobind Nagar, which was established around 50 years back, has been functioning from a local dharamshala since its inception.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

Mohali admn breaks illegal dam on SYL to save agricultural land of 4 villages

The treated sewage water overflowing from the dam at Sotal village, district Kharar had ruined crops in the four low-lying villages
Treated sewage water from Kharar had been collecting in SYL canal for many years, and after the illegal dam was built, the overflowing water was damaging agricultural land in four low-lying villages(HT PHOTO)
Treated sewage water from Kharar had been collecting in SYL canal for many years, and after the illegal dam was built, the overflowing water was damaging agricultural land in four low-lying villages(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

3 rail projects in limbo, rlys blame Punjab govt for not providing land

The three projects are aimed at connecting Ferozepur-Patti, Anandpur Sahib-Mukerian and Rajpura-Mohali
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Updated on Dec 08, 2019 12:28 AM IST
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In exemplary gesture, man returns land to family which gifted it after 45 years

Jagdish Bharti (49) had received 10-acre land in dowry from the grandfather of his would-be wife at his engagement when he was just four years old.
Jagdish Bharti at his office in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)
Jagdish Bharti at his office in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByShruti Tomar

Rishikesh: Fall in love with the land of gods and Beatles

Experience the riff of religion, strum of spirituality and yodel of yoga
People go to Rishikesh in search of their soul(Swapan Seth)
People go to Rishikesh in search of their soul(Swapan Seth)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySwapan Seth

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 am: Land, faith, politics: Big Supreme Court rulings up next week and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Updated on Nov 08, 2019 08:59 AM IST
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ATM frauds: Fugitive lands in Ludhiana police net

Police arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) who fraudulently withdrew cash from accounts of bank customers by swapping debit cards. Police said the accused, identified as Nitin Kumar alias Bhola, 32, of Jain Colony, was nabbed near the Mini Secretariat following a tip-off on Thursday.
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Updated on Nov 07, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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68 land in police net for gambling on Diwali eve in Ludhiana, 1.7 lakh recovered

3 computers, 2 printers, a CPU, 2 screens and 9 mobiles seized
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Updated on Oct 26, 2019 09:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

ED harvest illegal paddy crop grown on the land of drug smuggler Kandola

An unknown person, of Samrala, had ploughed the land and sown paddy crop
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Published on Oct 24, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Exquisite land adorned with natural beauty

Nestled between Myanmar and Bangladesh, Mizoram, ‘the land of the Mizos’ is a picturesque state sharing its border with three of the Seven Sister States — Tripura, Assam and Manipur. Its name is derived from ‘Mizo’, the name of native inhabitants and ‘Ram’ meaning land.
Exquisite land adorned with natural beauty. (Representational image)(AP file)
Exquisite land adorned with natural beauty. (Representational image)(AP file)
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

1.5-crore bank fraud: Five land in police net in Ludhiana

56 fake debit cards and 11,000 recovered; 70 victims identified
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Updated on Oct 22, 2019 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana
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