Priscilla Jebaraj

NEW DELHI: The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) will only deal with the safety and efficacy aspects of biotech products, leaving the controversial commercialisation aspect hanging in the air, according to the latest version of the BRAI Bill, 2010.

The Bill, which was supposed to be introduced in the last session of Parliament, is back in limbo after object

Paris: The first

NEW DELHI:: With parliamentary processes being set in motion for introduction and subsequent passage of the Nuclear Liability Bill during the ongoing session itself, Union Minister for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan made it clear that the Centre has to go for indigenous exploration of uranium including from Meghalaya to ensure the country's exclusive energy security.

While imported ur

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Ahmedabad: The mundane garbage bin has started talking.

Taking cue from plants

NEW DELHI: In the next four years, the Survey of India (SoI) will plant permanent pillars and wooden pegs at intervals all along the coast, clearly demarcating the hazard line to residents, visitors and prospective developers for the next century.

In a unique initia tive, the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) and the Survey of India (SoI) will map the entire 1500 km coastline to draw up a hazard based mapping process in order to help protect the coastal population from cyclones, tides and tsunami.

NEW DELHI: Can a lay person contribute in any way to mitigating the problem of climate change? Or does one have to wait for the Government to do it?

The government on Tuesday admitted its helplessness in providing adequate compensation to victims of radiation exposure in Mayapuri market in the absence of a specific law backing compensation to victims of radioactive accidents.

Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan told the Rajya Sabha that such a law needs to be enacted and welcomed suggestions in this regard.

Minister of state for science & technology Prithviraj Chavan was clearly on the backfoot when he admitted in the Rajya Sabha that the Cobalt 60 detected in a west Delhi scrap market had been brought in undetected from abroad.

This deadly consignment was found in Delhi