Endosulfan

  • Endosulfan victims protest outside Ommen Chandy’s residence 27-01-2014 03:28 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Endosulfan victims and their mothers on Sunday started an indefinite strike in front of Cliff House - official residence of Chief Minister Ommen Chandy. They are demanding that the government should keep their promise of financial assistance and medical aid to them. The victims who are on strike...
  • Karnataka: Thousands affected by Endosulfan, govt refuses to take note 15-11-2012 09:14 AM

    Bangalore: The use of the deadly pesticide, Endosulfan, is causing diseases like cancer and asthma, especially in the states like Karnataka and Kerala. While the Kerala government has already identified 4300 victims and is compensating them, Karnataka has still not woken up to their woes. Gracy D'Souza has slowly given...
  • SC permits export of endosulfan formulation 13-12-2011 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed export of unused stock of Endosulfan insecticide, while retaining the complete ban imposed by it in on its production, sale and use in the country. While allowing the export, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said the "dilution,...
  • SC to hear case on Endosulfan ban today 14-11-2011 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will be hearing the Endosulfan case on Monday. It may decide on what needs to be done with unused stockpiles of the controversial pesticide and propose alternatives to it. The court had passed an interim order banning its production and use in May 2011 because...
  • Ground Zero report on Endosulfan Ban 22-10-2011 12:19 PM

    CJ Vinaya from Kasargod, Kerala reports on the fall out of toxic pesticide Endosulfans use. ...
  • No change in Cong stand for Endosulfan ban: Chandy 06-08-2011 11:05 PM

    Thirvuananthapuram: Even as the controversy over Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi's appearance in Court for Endosulfan companies continued to rage, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said there was no change in the party's stand for a total ban on Endosulfan in the country. "There is no question of...
  • SC bans endsosulfan for eight weeks 13-05-2011 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday banned the production, sale and use of controversial pesticide endosulfan in the country for the next eight weeks, holding that human life is more important than anything else. "Keeping in mind various judgements of this court under Article 21 (right to life and...
  • Kerala shuts down HIL Endosulfan factory 10-05-2011 03:13 PM

    Cochin: Kerala pollution control board orders for the closure of HIL factory in Cochin manufacturing Endosulfan citing violations. The step has been taken even as a petition was filed by CPI-M's youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in the Supreme Court seeking overall ban on the use of...
  • Achuthanandan takes on Ramesh over Endosulfan 02-05-2011 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: A worldwide call to ban the use of Endosulfan has met with some success. At the Stockholm Convention the Environment Ministry, on behalf of the Government of India has pushed for a successful phasing out of the killer pesticide in the next 11 years. While it is a...
  • SC to hear petition seeking ban on Endosulfan 02-05-2011 08:04 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the petition seeking a ban on sale and production of the pesticide Endosulfan across the country. The petition filed by CPI-M's youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) would be mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice S H...
  • Kerala pushes for pan-India Endosulfan ban 29-04-2011 06:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF's dawn-to-dusk hartal in Kerala, called to push for a nationwide ban on the pesticide Endosulfan resulted in a complete shut-down. Pro-Left parties and civil rights organisations in Kerala on Friday organised a massive rally opposing the Centre's stand of not banning Endosulfan in the entire country. But...
  • Kerala: anti-endosulfan bandh hits normal life 29-04-2011 12:04 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala to step up pressure on the Centre for imposing a nation-wide ban on endosulfan pesticide hit normal life across the state on Friday. Public modes of transport like buses, taxis and autorickshaws were off the roads, reports from across...
  • Endosulfan row, LDF calls for Kerala bandh 29-04-2011 07:30 AM

    Thiruvanthapuram: A dawn to dusk fast by Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan against Endosulfan, just a few days ago grabbed lots of attention - and is now expected to intensify further with the LDF calling for a Kerala bandh to protest against the Centre's stand on the killer pesticide....
  • Left MPs demand ban on endosulfan pesticide 26-04-2011 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: A group of Left MPs on Tuesday held a protest in Parliament House demanding a ban on endosulfan pesticide and questioned whether the reluctance on part of the government to take action in this regard pointed to another "scam". "We demand a nationwide ban on the pesticide. We...
  • Why isn't India banning Endosulfan? 25-04-2011 10:36 PM

    While Kerala cabinet and activists demand ban of Endosulfan, others say it doesn't have ill effects. ...
  • Citizen Journalist: fight against Endosulfan 25-04-2011 09:39 PM

    Sindu, who turned citizen journalist explains the irreparable damage the chemical, Endosulfan, has already caused on her son. ...
  • Why has India still not banned Endosulfan?

    Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and his entire cabinet are staging a full-day long dharna to press for a nationwide ban on Endosulphan. Endosulfan...
  • Kerala CM demands ban on endosulfan 25-04-2011 03:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanadan went on a day long fast on Monday for the banning of the controversial pesticide Endosulfan - which has been blamed for a large number of deaths and genetic deformities in Kazargode, Kerala. Several prominent citizens, activists and ministers too pledged their support....
  • Endosulfan: Kerala's Bhopal? 22-12-2010 12:21 AM

    Govt continues to ignore Endosulfan deaths and refuses to ban the dreaded pesticide. ...
  • CJ: Killer pesticide not yet banned 21-12-2010 09:03 PM

    Endosulfan has caused an estimated 480 deaths and caused serious physical and mental ailments to people. ...
  • Pesticide poisons Kazargode: will govt act? 18-12-2010 11:13 AM

    The aerial spraying of Endosulfan over plantations in Kazargode in Kerala for more than two decades has not only crippled many lives but also wiped out local wildlife. As the cry for a ban on endosulfan gets louder, National Human Rights Commission Chairman KG Balakrishnan is expected to visit Kasargod...