The court said it will not go into the ‘politics’ behind government’s decision to either allow or restrict field trials.

The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed disinclination to issue an interim order on moratorium on field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops.
A bench led by Justice H L Dattu said it did not want to consider a plea for an interim restraint order at this stage and would prefer to rather hear the case at length and decide it once and for all.

Soon after Environment and Forests Minister Veerappa Moily reversed his predecessor Jayanti Natarajan’s stance and permitted field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops, the Centre Wednesday ur

The Ministry of Finance has turned down a proposal to levy an additional 30 per cent cess on diesel cars for the rising pollution levels.

In its response to the Supreme Court, the ministry has said that the additional 30 per cent environment compensation charge on private diesel cars may not help.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine a plea for maintaining a minimum water flow in Yamuna and Ganga so as to ensure adequate drinking water to residents in Delhi.

Admitting an application for directions, a bench led by Chief Justice P Sathasivam sought replies from the Centre, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Censured by the Supreme Court for not putting in place a national regulator for environmental clearances despite its 2011 order, the government informed the court Wednesday that creation of such an

Turning the spotlight on seven mineral-rich states in the coal blocks allocation case, the Supreme Court Thursday sought explanations from them on their role in allocation of coal blocks amid the C

Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government made a vehement appeal to the Supreme Court Wednesday that it should be given a chance and “left alone” for some time to judge efficacy of its actions against il

Emphasising that the purported illegal mining in Goa was carried out during the previous Congress-led regime, the Goa government Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to lift the ban in view of the resol

The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has told the Supreme Court that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was not acting as per the law and it caused “embarrassment” to the government in Parl

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the land initially acquired by the West Bengal government for Tata Motors’s car plant in Singur should now go back to the farmers, while snubbing the company’s arguments over its existing lease-hold rights over the land.

A Bench of Justices H L Dattu and Dipak Misra noted that since Tata has already moved out of West Bengal and set up its Nano manufacturing factory in Gujarat, the very purpose of acquisition of the land had altered.