ENDOSULFAN

  • Endosulfan victims protest outside Ommen Chandys residence January 27, 2014

    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 November 15, 2012

    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 asks Centre to file report on endosulfan October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to firm up its plans on the deadly chemical endosulfan. The apex court sought a report from the Centre and asked it if it has decided to ban or permit the usage of endosulfan. Thousands of people have been affected due...
  • SC permits export of endosulfan formulation December 13, 2011

    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 threejudge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said the "dilution, packaging...
  • SC to hear case on Endosulfan ban today November 14, 2011

    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 October 22, 2011

    CJ Vinaya from Kasargod, Kerala reports on the fall out of toxic pesticide Endosulfans use. ...
  • No change in Cong stand for Endosulfan ban: Chandy August 6, 2011

    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 May 13, 2011

    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 liberty)...
  • Kerala shuts down HIL Endosulfan factory May 10, 2011

    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 CPIM's youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in the Supreme Court seeking overall ban on the use of Endosulfan. In...
  • Achuthanandan takes on Ramesh over Endosulfan May 2, 2011

    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 May 2, 2011

    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 CPIM's youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) would be mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia. In...
  • Kerala pushes for panIndia Endosulfan ban April 29, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF's dawntodusk hartal in Kerala, called to push for a nationwide ban on the pesticide Endosulfan resulted in a complete shutdown. ProLeft 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 the rally...
  • Kerala: antiendosulfan bandh hits normal life April 29, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The dawntodusk hartal called by the CPI(M)led LDF in Kerala to step up pressure on the Centre for imposing a nationwide 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 the...
  • Endosulfan row, LDF calls for Kerala bandh April 29, 2011

    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 April 26, 2011

    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 wonder...
  • Why isn't India banning Endosulfan? April 25, 2011

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

    Sindu, who turned citizen journalist explains the irreparable damage the chemical, Endosulfan, has already caused on her son. ...
  • Kerala CM demands ban on endosulfan April 25, 2011

    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...
  • Endosulfan: Kerala's Bhopal? December 22, 2010

    Govt continues to ignore Endosulfan deaths and refuses to ban the dreaded pesticide. ...
  • CJ: Killer pesticide not yet banned December 21, 2010

    Endosulfan has caused an estimated 480 deaths and caused serious physical and mental ailments to people. ...
  • Pesticide poisons Kazargode: will govt act? December 18, 2010

    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...