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Punjab and Haryana High Court according legal person status to animals a step forward to stop cruelty against them
India

Punjab and Haryana High Court according legal person status to animals a step forward to stop cruelty against them

The aim behind the bestowal of the status of ‘legal person’ on animals is the prevention of animal cruelty.

Supreme Court to hear fresh plea tomorrow not to evict forest dwellers, set up special investigation team
India

Supreme Court to hear fresh plea tomorrow not to evict forest dwellers, set up special investigation team

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna had on 5 March taken cognisance of the plea filed by Chhattisgarh-based Tarika Tarangini Larka, seeking a direction to the Centre not to allot possession of any forest land belonging to tribals to anyone other than 'adivasi' residing in that particular area.

SC stays eviction order on forest land: Centre's application to apex court points out grave anomalies in rejection of land title claims
India

SC stays eviction order on forest land: Centre's application to apex court points out grave anomalies in rejection of land title claims

According to the Union tribal affairs ministry’s application to the Supreme Court, its letter to state governments dated 12 September, 2014, had noted that reasons for rejection were not communicated.

Illegal sand mining: Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh fails to address menace despite tall pre-poll promises; state rivers suffer
India

Illegal sand mining: Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh fails to address menace despite tall pre-poll promises; state rivers suffer

Although the new government in Madhya Pradesh promised a slew of measures to tackle the problem, the ground reality is much grimmer.

Graded Response Action Plan back in Delhi as authorities struggle to keep rapidly rising pollution in check
India

Graded Response Action Plan back in Delhi as authorities struggle to keep rapidly rising pollution in check

Diesel generators are already banned as air pollution level has reached the ‘Very Poor’ level as the presence of PM2.5 or PM10 concentration in air is between 121-250µg/m3 or 351-430 µg/m3 respectively.

Kerala, After The Flood: Tendency to back development despite warning from ecologists creates ground for future disasters
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Tendency to back development despite warning from ecologists creates ground for future disasters

What is important is that ecologists and environmentalists have to work in tandem with the government departments to achieve success on the ground.

Centre had refused to provide information on Madhav Gadgil report under RTI in 2011, says former Central Information Commissioner
India

Centre had refused to provide information on Madhav Gadgil report under RTI in 2011, says former Central Information Commissioner

Former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said that following an RTI filed by a Kerala resident to obtain the summary of Madhav Gadgil report in 2011, the Centre had denied the appeal and refused to provide information on it.

India bans 18 pesticides after reviewing 66 out of 104 used in country, leaves out monocrotophos, glyphosate
India

India bans 18 pesticides after reviewing 66 out of 104 used in country, leaves out monocrotophos, glyphosate

While there are 104 pesticides that are used in India but are banned in other countries, the Central government’s is reviewing only 66 pesticides of them.

MoEF's notification on common effluent treatment plants ends up giving carte blanche for industrial pollution
India

MoEF's notification on common effluent treatment plants ends up giving carte blanche for industrial pollution

The MoEF's notification on common effluent treatment plants is as good as a clear exemption for the establishments from the environment clearance process.

Thoothukudi violence: Blood on streets but flawed Tamil Nadu govt order won't 'permanently shut' Sterlite plant
India

Thoothukudi violence: Blood on streets but flawed Tamil Nadu govt order won't 'permanently shut' Sterlite plant

The TNPCB’s orders are nothing else but old wine in a new bottle. The same orders have been passed before, only to be set aside or set right by retrospective licenses issued by the TNPCB itself.

Supreme Court slams Centre for filing incomplete affidavit on solid waste management, says it's not a 'garbage collector'
India

Supreme Court slams Centre for filing incomplete affidavit on solid waste management, says it's not a 'garbage collector'

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre for filing an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country and said the apex court is not a "garbage collector".

Delhi air pollution: NGT directs AAP govt to seize 10-year-old diesel taxis without delay
India

Delhi air pollution: NGT directs AAP govt to seize 10-year-old diesel taxis without delay

The National Green Tribunal has voiced concern over 10-year-old diesel taxis operating in the national capital and directed the AAP government to seize them without any delay as they cause air pollution.

India's growing air pollution problem: Why legal intervention alone is the only way for a solution now
India

India's growing air pollution problem: Why legal intervention alone is the only way for a solution now

India has seen the highest increase in air pollution levels in the world during the last decade.

Environment ministry says cigarette butts are 'biodegradable', gets slammed by NGT
India

Environment ministry says cigarette butts are 'biodegradable', gets slammed by NGT

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday slammed the (MoEF) for terming cigarette butts as 'biodegradable' and directed it to clarify its stand on the issue.

NGT directs environment ministry to finalise coastal zone plan with states
India

NGT directs environment ministry to finalise coastal zone plan with states

The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to the delay of six years in finalisation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) and directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to sit with all the coastal states to decide the issue.

Maneka Gandhi says ban on cattle trade for slaughter ensures bovines are not ill-treated
India

Maneka Gandhi says ban on cattle trade for slaughter ensures bovines are not ill-treated

Maneka Gandhi, an animal rights activist, had earlier called for an end to cow slaughter and also suggested banning zoos across the country.

NGT asks AIIMS panel to submit report on Tughlaqabad depot chemical spill
India

NGT asks AIIMS panel to submit report on Tughlaqabad depot chemical spill

The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed an AIIMS panel, formed by the Centre after a chemical spill at Tughlaqabad depot led to the hospitalisation of over 450 school children, to submit its report on the impact of the incident.

Chennai oil spill: NGT to hear pleas seeking compensation for victims
India

Chennai oil spill: NGT to hear pleas seeking compensation for victims

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday transferred to its Southern Bench two pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved.

Jallikattu ban: BJP backs people of Tamil Nadu, blames UPA for depriving state of traditional sport
Politics

Jallikattu ban: BJP backs people of Tamil Nadu, blames UPA for depriving state of traditional sport

On 27 November 2010, the Supreme Court permitted jallikattu under the provisions of TNRJA, for a period of five months starting 15 January of any year.