The pharmaceuticals industry is in jitters over a move initiated by Union welfare minister Maneka Gandhi to place restrictions on use of animals in medical research. Rats, dogs, rabbits and monkeys

The Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) has initiated action against several Haryana and Punjab-based industries for discharging untreated effluents into rivers. The board has invoked section five

Pan masala or chewing tobacco is injurious to health, a health ministry probe has finally concluded. The probe was conducted by the directorate-general of health services based on evidence gathered

The fate of the Rs 4,000 crore Mangalore Power project in Karnataka will be decided today when the Supreme Court takes up for consideration the Karnataka High Court order seeking a CBI probe into

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has initiated legal action against several big industrial houses under the Environment (protection) Act, 1986.They include Steel Authority of India (all its

Retail prices of the Hepatitis-B vaccine are set to crash following an offer by Shanta Biotech, the first Indian manufacturer, to supply the vaccine at Rs 75 a dose for public health programme. The

Software producer DRI Legasys Group of Canada said it can help companies falling behind in the battle to defuse the millennium computer tome-bomb.DRI Legasys said its new product - LS/2000 - can

The environment and forests ministry has decided to seek more time from the Ahmedabad High Court for deciding the issue of giving environment and forests clearance to the Sanghi Industries' captive

The issue of shifting 97,000 industrial units in Delhi, as directed by the Supreme Court, remains unresolved. The Delhi government has demanded more money from the industrial units before allocating

Hundreds of handloom dyeing units in the Coimbatore-Salem belt in Tamil Nadu will have to remain closed till the conditions set by the Supreme Court and the Madras High Court are met by them.The