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Gay sex illegal; Section 377 a valid provision, says Supreme Court

Issue Date: Dec 11, 2013
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared gay sex illegal and said that Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which terms same-sex relationship as an offence, is a valid constitutional provision.

Will Delhi High Court help 7-year-old avail expensive therapy for rare genetic disease?

Issue Date: Nov 23, 2013
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Court rejects industry plea meant to stall guidelines on junk food sale in schools

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2013
The Delhi High Court which is hearing a petition to ban junk food in city schools has declined to modify its order on formulation of guidelines on junk food for school children under the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act of 2006.

Hauz Khas village restaurants under scanner for spewing untreated sewage

Issue Date: Oct 19, 2013
A number of high-end restaurants and eateries in Delhi’s Hauz Khas village, nestled amid posh colonies of south Delhi, are under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for discharging untreated waste into sewers.

Food industry challenges validity of panel for junk food sale in schools

Issue Date: Oct 5, 2013
The All India Food Processors’ Association ( AIFPA ) has filed a review petition in the Delhi High Court, claiming that the committee set up by the Central government to look into junk food sale in schools is not legal. The first hearing of the petition was held on Friday. Date for next hearing is October 25, when a decision on the validity of the committee is expected.

Expert committee to look into junk food in schools

Issue Date: Sep 5, 2013
An expert committee comprising scientists, government representatives and members of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will soon be formed to look into the matter of junk food being served in school canteens. The guidelines prepared by the panel, to be submitted by December 4, this year will be the final guidelines for schools. See also:  CSE’S STUDY ON JUNK FOOD Why we should worry about food we love to eat? Press release CSE Lab Report: Nutritional Analysis of Junk Food

FSSAI draft guidelines do not propose ban on junk food in schools

Issue Date: Aug 7, 2013
The nodal agency for food safety in the country, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has submitted to the Delhi High Court the draft guidelines for discouraging children from eating junk food and developing healthy habits. The guidelines were submitted on August 5 following a court direction on a public interest petition by Uday Foundation, seeking ban on junk food in schools. The stakeholders have been asked to send in their comments within two weeks from August 5 after which FSSAI is expected to submit the final guidelines.

Delhi High Court orders shifting of biomedical waste incinerator from Okhla

Issue Date: Jan 19, 2013
The Delhi High Court has questioned the setting up of waste incineration plants in residential neighbourhoods. It has directed the civic authorities to shift the bio-medical waste incinerator at Okhla in south Delhi to a place outside residential limits following health concerns expressed by residents of the neighbouring locality of Sukhdev Vihar. The residents hope the court verdict will pave the way for shifting another  incinerator in the vicinity, Jindal's waste-to-energy plant, when the court hears their case on January 23.
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