Taken for a ride
Consumer-consciousness has yet to make a dent in the mind of the average Indian buyer. That 'consumer is the king' has remained merely a slogan …
Master plan ahoy
Vohra panel wants beach tourism left to states
A panel reviewing beach tourism policy rules out a common strategy and suggests that the states know best how to use their beaches
Promoting the fight against medical malpractice
Several voluntary organisations have started taking up cases of medical negligence, even as the debate over the liability of doctors continues.
Should we ban celebrity endorsement of junk food?
The impact of such restrictions has been reported to be significant
Falling on deaf ears
Supreme Court to consider doctors' appeal
The Supreme Court will decide whether medical practitioners can be held guilty of criminal negligence under the Consumer Protection Act.
High court grants round one to railways
A high court order in favour of the Konkan railway corporation has provoked much anger and resentment among those who oppose the controversial project
"Thou shalt inform..."
Eleven years after the Bhopal gas catastrophe, the Government of
India finally recognises communities' right to know about
Healthy move, say environmentalists,hegemony, complain states
The Rajasthan and Haryana governments feel threatened by the Centre's move to stop industrial, mining and quarrying activity in the Aravalli …
TURN DOWN VOLUME
Despite ban, mines thrive in Sariska reserve
A Supreme Court order demanding immediate closure of about 250 mines in and around the Sariska Tiger Reserve has evoked little response from the …
NGT slaps Rs 15 crore ‘fine’ on Delhi hospital
The hospital had started construction work without obtaining environmental clearance
Cabinet signs death warrant for green panels
In one fell swoop the Union ministry of environment and forests is preparing to disband several key committees set up under section 3 (iii) of …
Administrative officers wrest control of the environment ministry, relegating scientists to the sidelines
Gujarat violence takes its toll on the environment
Sentinels of Sound
When noise levels rise over 55 decibels, sound becomes unsound. Isolated pleas against the racket of revelry have fallen on deaf ears. But a …
Gopichand’s healthy choice
Gopichand is a national hero because he is the only Indian sportsperson who has publicly shunned endorsing soft drinks
MoEF spells out parameters for identifying inviolate forest areas
Mining would be barred in such pristine forests; 178 forest types graded on a scale of 0 to 100
Rajasthan's amended mining rules could spell fresh legal trouble for state mining department
New rules allow cluster mine holders to circumvent environmental clearance; high court had stressed on obtaining the mandatory clearance
Lavasa accepts green riders, finally
It had challenged the conditions, saying it would amount to guilt
Will Adani ever pay for the destruction at Mundra?
The environment ministry says it cannot impose a fine but the company is not let off the hook. Lawyers say it can approach NGT