Read the response of Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) to pesticide industry advertisement published in the guise of public interest appeal in a major national daily. CSE claims that Centre for Environment & Agrochemicals has made several scurrilous and baseless statements against it.

Of the 234 pesticides registered by the Central Insecticides Board and Registered Committee 59 do not have set MRLs, shows this CSE study on the state of pesticide regulations in India from a food safety perspective in the light of recommendations made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Even while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was saving the world at the NAM summit in Tehran, confident that he had said enough in Parliament to exonerate his government in the scam swirling around t

Noting that coal mines were nationalised by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the benefit of the country and its workers, he said, “Since 2004, coal blocks are being leased to private sector.....Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) is now being hijacked by private companies.”

He said the CIL, a Maharatna company, has the financial strength to exploit the entire coal reserves in the country and there was no reason to allow private sector entry.

Reacting to Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh's statement that there would be no rethink on Jaitapur nuclear power project, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray today said it was a "mockery".

Shiv Sena has sided with the local people in the coastal Ratnagiri district who are opposing the project.

Thackeray described Jairam's statement here as a "mockery".

Signalling its intent to draft the Lokpal Bill at the earliest, the government on Sunday announced the deadline for the committee formed for this purpose, saying

The beverage industry has cheered the verdict of the Supreme Court in the PepsiCo versus Kerala government matter, saying they stand vindicated following the order which sets aside criminal proceedings initiated against the company by the latter.

When contacted, a spokesperson for CSE said Pepsi

After the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations for Central employees, the Government is set to put in place a commission to determine salaries, allowances and perks of Members of Parliament. The Cabinet is expected to clear a proposal to this effect at its meeting scheduled for tomorrow. Since the new arrangement will require an amendment in the existing law, The Salary, Allowances and Pension Act of Members of Parliament, 1954, the Government will move a bill after the Parliament resumes the budget session April 15.

The objective of the recently enacted Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act is to undo the effects of the historical injustice that has been suffere

How often does independent research change laws as well as minds? A lobby group in Delhi is forcing the Indian government into new regulations. Apoorva Mandavilli meets its leader.