Photo: Anil Shakya

Diwali Debate: Fire over Crackers

Has the Supreme Court’s firecracker sale ban given the government a rare chance to remedy the crisis of air pollution or is it an...
Schools need to provide students with a safe learning environment. Photo: UNI

Punishment in Schools: A “Detention” Room for Students?

This controversial rule of some schools could well go against the Juvenile Justice Act and invite legal action ~By Sujit Bhar Schools and their rules have...
Will this woman’s mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar be safe from GM infusion? Photo: UNI

The GM Jinx

Another genetically modified crop, mustard, faces an uncertain future with the Supreme Court and the government passing the buck              By S Gopikrishna Warrier The history...
Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...
Gujarat Governor OP Kohli (centre) with students at a university during an academic conclave in Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Gujarat: Shackling Autonomy

The Gujarat State Higher Education Council Act, 2016, given gubernatorial assent last month, will bring state-run universities under the direct control of a council...
Most of the Aravalli ranges are protected by the PLPA. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Punjab Land Preservation Act: Landing in Controversy

Above:Most of the Aravalli ranges are protected by the PLPA. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The move by the Haryana government to amend the Act creates...
With SC order putting 1.78 lakh Siksha Mitras on the streets, huge unrest brews

With SC order putting 1.78 lakh Shiksha Mitras on the streets,...

 Above: A “topless” demonstration by Shiksha Mitras in Mathura. Photo: UNI Shiksha Mitras, or para-teachers, filled the basic educational infrastructure gap for children. In Uttar...
The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Definition of Aravallis: Saving the Ranges

Above: The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The centre has told the NGT that the definition of these...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...
The Okhla Timarpur Waste to Energy plant, managed by Jindal Urban Infrastructure Limited. Photo: Anil Shakya

Poison in the Air

NGT’s judgment allowing the operation of the Okhla Waste to Energy plant has brought environmental jurisprudence into question and jeopardised the lives of those...

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