Residents of Bihpuria in Lakhimpur district have decided to take the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) authorities to the court. A public meeting, organised by the voluntary organisation Dikrong Upatyaka Suraksha Samiti (DUSS), took the decision yesterday resenting the alleged attempts made by the Central Sector power company to hoodwink the people on release of excess water from the dams of its power projects. The meeting was held at the Bihpuria Girls' High School under the presidentship of Golok Hazarika.

A US appeals court on Wednesday threw out a Washington state law barring the federal government from adding radioactive waste to the Hanford nuclear disposal site until existing contamination is cleaned up. The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal law pre-empts the state from halting waste disposal at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a 586-square-mile (1,520-square-km) site along the Columbia River in south-eastern Washington. It provided plutonium for World War Two atomic bombs and for the US Cold War arsenal.

Alleged poacher, Sansar Chand was discharged in one of the cases registered against him under the Wildlife Protection Act in 1992 on Wednesday. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate(ACMM) Alok Aggarwal while discharging Chand said:


In a grubby courtroom in Manmad, a major train junction around 90 km from Nashik, a pitched battle is being fought to protect the rights of an elephant. Lakshmi has been in custody since April 14 after the Manmad police registered a complaint against the owner, alleging that he had "whipped and poked' the elephant, troubling and abusing it during a BSP rally to mark Ambedkar Jayanti.

When pharmaceutical company Novartis challenged the rejection of its patent application for the leukemia drug Gleevec in Novartis AG v. Union of India, it became the first major legal challenge to India’s newly amended patent law. In 2005, India purportedly made the final changes required to bring its intellectual property laws in compliance with the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) minimum standards for intellectual property protection, but its patent law is still fraught with a number of controversial provisions.

Order of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of The Commissioner, Trade Tax vs Emami Ltd. dated 13/11/2007 regarding classification of two products namely Himani Naturally Faircream and Himani Naturally Fair Lotion as medicines and therefore be chargeable to tax as "Ayurvedic" medicines and has held that the same are not cosmetics.

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On August 9th, 2007, Mr. D.Raja, National Secretary, Communist Party of India, wrote a strong letter on the matter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accusing the PM's office of treating Dow and not Bhopal survivors as the victims of an injustice. The Prime Minister replied on August 17th.

ranbaxy in norway: The Norwegian Appeals Court ruled that Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd's generic version of Lipitor did not infringe Pfizer Inc's patents. Ranbaxy says they will now be able to market their products in Norway. Pfizer markets its cholesterol-lowering drug Atorvastatin as Lipitor.

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