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The revised RBI guidelines on priority sector lending discriminate against small and marginal farmers and favour corporates involved in agriculture. The guidelines seem to have been drawn up under pressure from banks.

Judgement of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Marico Limited Vs Adani Wilmar Ltd dated 18/04/2013 regarding disparagement of Saffola in television commercials and print advertisements issued by the defendant (Adani Wilmar Ltd) by making patently false, unsubstantiated and misleading claims and statements in respect of Fortune RBO as being, (a) the „healthiest oil in the world‟; (b) healthier than the plaintiff‟s SAFFOLA brand edible oil; (c) 100% RBO being 100% healthy; and, (d) good not only for the heart, but also good for cholesterol immunity, sk

The recent debate on the acceptability of foreign direct investment in the retail sector in India has been mostly political. It is necessary to look into the pros and cons of FDI in retail from a purely economic point of view. This article identifi es the safeguards that should be undertaken before allowing giant multinationals to function in the country.

This paper surveys a broad range of activities at the frontiers of private sector engagement on water predominantly, though not exclusively, driven by MNCs in the food and beverage sector.

he Supreme Court, in its fi nal order of October 1991, upheld the compensation settlement with Union Carbide which made the Government of India liable for any shortfall in compensation or any new claims from the Bhopal gas victims. Following this order the Indian Council of Medical Research disbanded its medical esearch on the long-term medical effects of the disaster. A recent Supreme Court order directs the ICMR to resume that research, but the question that looms is why the ICMR abdicated its ethical mandate and allowed its subordination to a political diktat.

“CSR and sustainability are not things you do after you make profits.

After Vedanta closed its aluminum refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district of Odisha today, citing paucity of bauxite, the primary raw material to refine aluminium, all eyes are now on the Supre

The development of international mining projects is one of the most visible consequences of globalization. Mining activities undertaken by the private sectors of Europe and North America have recently been joined by companies from China, the Arabian Peninsula, and wealthy Asian countries.

Of late, public-private partnership is meant to encourage private capital to take responsibility for matters that were earlier regarded as primary duties of the State. The centre set up by the Pearson Company in partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education is meant to enable the latter to progress towards the fulfi lment of longterm policy measures like developing a school-based evaluation system.

With the government keen to close out the sale of the residual stakes in Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) and Hindustan Zinc (HZL) by the end of the fiscal, the London-listed Vedanta Resources is r

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