Scientists are against a government move to bring about wide-ranging restrictions in the use of animals in pharmaceutical research. They fear if the rules by the Control and Supervision of

The Supreme Court has criticised the Madras High Court and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board for not appreciating the significance of the case against Sakthi Sugar Ltd and other units that

Multinational life science company Monsanto has said the dreaded "terminator gene", believed to make grains sterile rendering them unfit for use as seed, does not exist as yet. Of late fears have

The Government has decided to ban use of bags made of recycled plastic. A notification to this effect is on the cards. Detailed guidelines on the management of plastic wastes will also be issued

The Government plans to ban excavation of top soil within a 50-km radius of coal and lignite based thermal power plants to check environmental damage owing to dumping of fly ash for landfills. The

Cognetrix : Cogentrix counsel F S Nariman submitted before the Supreme Court yesterday that the Karnataka high court had acted without authority by ordering a CBI inquiry into the Mangalore power

Daewoo Power promoters of the $1.4 billion Korba East 1,070 mw power project in Madhya Pradesh, yesterday signed their coal supply agreement for the project with the South Eastern Coalfields Limited

The government has framed new rules prescribing the location criteria for setting up a new industrial project. The rules will also apply to expansion of an existing industrial project. The new rules

India needs to spend at least $15 billion annually over the next several years to make its environment safer, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP). Asia as a whole requires

The Government has increased the outlay for tiger preservation from Rs 8.05 crore in 1997-98 to Rs 17 crore in 1998-99. The amount is to be spent through Project Tiger. The project aims at creating