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Patanjali

Flipkart, Patanjali issued show cause notices for closure of operations, CPCB tells NGT

The Central Pollution Control Board said the show cause notice was issued to these units under the Environment (Protection) Act on 8 October.
National Green Tribunal

NGT working with just 6 members instead of at least 21, zonal benches vacant for 2 yrs now

NGT claims it has disposed of 90% of cases it has received, but lawyers dispute it, say cases often do not even come up for hearing.
A cyclist protects himself with a handkerchief against air-pollution as he rides through smog, at ITO Bridge in New Delhi

Plea in NGT challenges Delhi govt’s decision for round 3 of odd-even scheme

The plea filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal cited the Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee which said the 2016 odd-even scheme failed to curb air pollution.
National Green Tribunal

Force malls, railways, DDA to use treated wastewater, monitoring panel tells NGT

The Delhi Jal Board is also working on a plan to reuse treated wastewater after releasing it into the Yamuna.
National Green Tribunal

Top govt panel overrides NGT to grant clearance to Adani power plant in UP

The proposed thermal power plant in UP's Mirzapur, earlier owned by Welspun Group, was granted clearance in 2014, but NGT had overruled it in 2016.

Why Delhi Jal Board is just not able to clean up the Yamuna mess

Courts and govts have tried to tackle the Yamuna pollution problem, but DJB, which has missed multiple deadlines, says infrastructural roadblocks creating hurdles.
A pedestrian covers his face with a handkerchief for protection against air pollution in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Pollution no less than murder or rape, says National Green Tribunal chairman Goel

NGT chairman Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel pointed out that not a single state in the country is complying with garbage disposal norms.
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.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.