The madness of software patents
India’s patent law excludes software per se, yet over a thousand patents have been granted
Brickbats for compulsory licences
US criticises India and BRIC group for strengthening provisions on life-saving medicines
Wanted: rule of law
What plagues Maharashtra’s irrigation sector
'Microbes can be patented'
Centre directs states to restrict advertisement, promotion of tobacco products
Move follows Supreme Court vacating stay on rules regulating tobacco advertisement and distribution
NDMA drill had exposed gaps in state’s disaster management plan
Uttarakhand government took no step to address shortcomings in three years
Kovvada nuclear power plant will displace about 8,000 people
Andhra government declares five villages in Srikakulam district as project affected
World Population Day: call to end India's target-based approach to family planning
Two-child norm is endangering women's lives and skewing sex-ratio, say activists
RTI activists’ murders: Jairam Ramesh demands prompt action, compensation to families
Rural development minister’s letter to Nitish Kumar includes four suggestions for better implementation of social welfare schemes
The widening nutrition gap
Difference in the nutritional status of Kerala’s general rural populace and that of Attappady could be as high as 50 per cent
SC upbraids Centre for 'conniving with tobacco industry'
Directs it to effectively implement rules that severely restrict advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products
CSE points out lapses in building regulations in India
The condition and quality of Indian building stock is poor when it comes to seismic performance. In Delhi, almost 80 per cent of buildings …
Vanishing islands of Bangladesh
Frequent natural disasters continue to inundate and erode many islands in the 'climate impact hot spot'
Novartis loses patent appeal in landmark suit
Supreme Court upholds amended law that bars patents for insignificant improvements to an existing drug—in this case anti-cancer drug …
How effective is India's disaster management authority?
Central agency has failed to carry out most of its functions in past 7 years
SC directs Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management
As per Section 11 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, a national plan is to be drawn up by the National Executive Committee
Even when it comes to dogs, we still haven't got over the colonial hangover. We import breeds and give them English names. Rajat Ghai speaks to S …
Clearing the smoke on packaging
WTO rules that Australian laws on tobacco packaging don't violate global obligations to protect intellectual property
Average 71 patents per drug!
Innovator companies are seeking hundreds of patents on a single drug to extend monopolies and increase prices
When judges copy
Should the rules on plagiarism matter as much as the independent analysis made by judges in adjudicating cases?
Trial after error
The Supreme Court's decision to resend Monsanto's Bt cotton case to the trial court will ensure judicial scrutiny of all aspects of the patent …
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