Governance acts as the mid wife for development. Accountable and responsive governance is the surest way for perfect delivery of the fruits of development. India s first Citizens Report on Governance and Development, brought out by The National Social Wat

The Rajya Sabha s clearance of the tobacco bill has attracted an ad from the industry criticising the ban imposed on the sale of tobacco products near educational institutions

the Lok Sabha passed the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess (Amendment) Bill 2000 on February 18, 2003, during the ongoing budget session of parliament. The bill proposes a three-fold

The Chinese state council announced recently that it is on the verge of approving the Kyoto Protocol. Though the Chinese parliament is yet to ratify the treaty, it is known to rubber stamp decisions

Environmentalists see red as Finnish lawmakers give a green light to yet another nuclear reactor

The newly amended patents bill is replete with loopholes

The Patents Second Amendment Bill has found favour with both Houses of Parliament. With the Lok Sabha s approval on May 13, debate on the bill has assumed mammoth proportions. Has the government fallen in with World Trade Organisation diktat, or has it

Report dubs environmental guidelines as obstacles to atomic energy projects

Heads of panchayats arrived in the Capital to demand the power to effectively run the traditional self government

The slow and steady route is not an option for us, that is, if we are serious about clean air