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Justice B R Gavai

Dalit judge now in line to be CJI as Supreme Court gets 4 new justices

Modi government clears collegium recommendations to appoint Justices B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna to top court.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court allows Andhra govt to present their plea to NGT in sand mining case

The govt of Andhra Pradesh had claimed that NGT directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with pollution control board even before hearing their plea.
Men sit on water pipeline in Delhi (Representational image)

Lead in PVC pipes is poisoning India’s drinking water, but govt’s done nothing in 2 years

PVC pipes use the heavy metal lead as a stabiliser, but efforts to regulate its use have failed — because of government lethargy and industry resistance.
National Green Tribunal

National Green Tribunal asks Yogi govt to shell out Rs 5 crore for polluting western UP rivers

The tribunal directed the UP chief secretary to personally look into issue of availability of potable water to the affected inhabitants of six districts.
National Green Tribunal

NGT refuses to waive Rs 20 crore fine on Rajasthan govt over Bandi river pollution

The Rajasthan government was ordered to pay the fine to the Pollution Control Board for not keeping pollutants from textile industries out of the river.
File photo of Justice A. K. Sikri | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Panels, tribunals are framed to ensure post-retirement jobs for judges & IAS officers

Acts that govern SEBI, NGT and the IRDA among others are designed to ensure post-retirement jobs for former judges and civil servants.
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Volkswagen was injurious to health: How NGT caught auto major cheating

In its report, a panel set up by the National Green Tribunal stated that Volkswagen cars released around 48.678 tonnes of nitrogen oxide in 2016.

Meghalaya miners still trapped, NGT cracks whip on illegal mining in state

The NGT has asked the Meghalaya Police to investigate nearly 1200 cases of illegal quarrying across the state.
NDRF personnel conduct a rescue task at the site of a coal mine collapse at Ksan, in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya

NGT panel blames ‘un-abetted illegal mining’ for Meghalaya tragedy

The NGT report finds that a blasé Meghalaya government looked the other way when illegal mining was going on in several East Jaintia Hills areas.
National Green Tribunal

The NGT had slammed coal mafia while banning rat-hole mining in Meghalaya

The NGT ban on rat-hole mining had come on petitions that warned of the exact same scenario that left 15 miners trapped this month.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".


An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.