Government Policy

  • SC agrees to examine drug pricing policy framed by government August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine the new national pharmaceutical pricing policy framed by the government for fixing prices of essential medicines in the country. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi asked the Centre to file its response on a petition challenging the policy and raised...
  • CJI cautions against comments on constitutional authorities April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday cautioned judges against interfering in the government's policy matters, unless these were in conflict with the statute, and also against making unnecessary comments on constitutional authorities. "Unnecessary comments should not be made...I agree on that," Chief Justice Kabir said replying...
  • Naxalism on rise due to wrong policies: Gen VK Singh January 7, 2013

    Jaipur: Former Army chief General VK Singh on Monday blamed successive governments at the Centre and states for the rise of Naxalism in the country, noting that a host of issues like lack of development and violation of people's rights helped strengthening base of the ultras in the country. "Those who...
  • 'CAG has the right to examine government policies' August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Rebutting the criticism by the government and the Congress party on coal blocks allocation, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Wednesday said it has the mandate to examine and scrutinise public policies. "...policies of a government do not emerge from vacuum but a culmination of a due diligence...
  • Govt policies destroying Western Ghats: Ecologist August 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Comparing Western Ghats to the character of Draupadi in Mahabharata, Ecologist Madhav Gadgil on Wednesday said the inappropriate government policies are stripping the Western Ghats of all their resources. He was speaking at Bio Diversity Asia 2012, a gathering of ecologists from around the world. The Dushyasana here is...
  • Twoday bank employees strike from July 25 July 17, 2012

    Kottayam: Public sector bank employees will go on a twoday nationwide strike from July 25 to protest against government's moves to grant banking licences to private business houses and closing down of rural branches. A letter containing the demands had been given to the authorities including Indian Banks Association on March...
  • Orissa: surrendering Naxals unhappy with govt January 4, 2011

    Keonjhar: In the battle against the Naxals, the government's surrender policy seems to be falling flat in Orissa. The naxals who have already surrendered claim their lives have gone from bad to worse. Sabita Munda, a tribal girl from Orissa's Keonjhar district, was 16 when she surrendered before the district...