Jay Mazoomdaar

Articles By Jay Mazoomdaar

For Subansiri okay, Govt looks at report of panel under judicial scrutiny

The constitution of the three-member committee was first challenged in the National Green Tribunal, which dismissed the plea without citing reasons.

Missing in national job market: 2.8 crore rural women over the last six years

The decline, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-2018 report by NSSO which the government has withheld, is more acute in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Casual farm labour shrinks by 40% since 2011-12, total job loss nearly 3 crore: NSSO data shows

The share of rural households with major income from casual labour in agriculture decreased by 10 percentage points since 2011-12. That works out to a drop of 15 million families (from 36 million to 21 million) dependent on casual farm work (see chart).

National male workforce shrinking, says labour report that Govt buried

2017-18 data shows 28.6 crore employed male, down from 30.4 crore in 2011-12. The yet -to-be-released PLFS report put the unemployment rate for male in urban and rural segments at 7.1 per cent and 5.8 per cent, respectively.

For promised road, Uttarakhand wangles land from tiger reserve

On Monday, the National Green Tribunal barred construction of the Ramnagar-Kalagarh stretch of the proposed highway through Corbett Tiger Reserve. However, work in the Haridwar-Kotdwar stretch through Rajaji Tiger Reserve has already begun without statutory clearances..

Bear Grylls in India: When a TV star came to Corbett around Feb 14

Grylls’ office in the United Kingdom did not respond to queries from The Sunday Express on his assignments in India. Top Uttarakhand Forest Department officials declined to confirm whether a film crew was allowed inside the Corbett tiger reserve on February 14.

Before backing tribals in SC, govt diluted their gram sabha powers in Forest Act

According to the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules 2016, the district collector needs to complete the process of vesting of forest rights under the FRA and obtain written consent of the affected gram sabhas before any project proposal reaches the forest department for consideration.

On Income Tax radar: Former MP Jay Panda’s Bahamas transactions

According to the records of the Bahamas registrar of companies, Finlay, Messina and Pikika were incorporated in June 1993, January 1995 and March 2003 respectively at the same address in Nassau, Bahamas, with proxy office bearers.

Fact Check: Was Kanha tigress really eaten by a tiger? What the evidence suggests

Nature does not consider cannibalism as “ungodly” as we do. The cannibal morph of tiger salamanders feed on the non-cannibal ones for extra nutrition.

Uttarakhand HC tells Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy: Share benefit with indigenous people

Divya Pharmacy had argued in the High Cout that being "purely an Indian company", it was not supposed to share any benefit under the 2002 Act.

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa jailed for poaching in UP tiger reserve

A .22 caliber rifle mounted with a range-finder, binoculars, a dead jungle fowl and a sambar deer hide were recovered from Randhawa’s SUV

Wildlife institute all for hydel projects in Arunachal tiger zone

The move by the premier institute under the Ministry comes at a time when a three-year survey conducted by the WII’s own researchers reported sightings of tigers in the high-altitude forests of the Dibang Valley.

In death on fence, a reminder: no easy solution to human-elephant conflict

The elephant that died had been on its way back to the forests after raiding the cropland adjacent to the tiger reserves’s Veeranahosalli range.

#ImplantFiles: Diagnostic labs buy used machines; no checks by regulator, testing is voluntary

The bulk of these second-hand equipment — from flexible endoscopes to MRI machines — are sold online by third-party traders, ill-equipped to provide reliable maintenance services.

#ImplantFiles: Pharma majors gave freebies to doctors, claimed tax benefits

Records show that in the absence of an effective regulatory code, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) ruled in favour of the companies

Firm that gave loan to buy Vadra land at a premium got big relief from tax panel

ED asks Settlement Commission for details on Bhushan Power & Steel which gave Rs 5.62 crore to Allegeny

#ImplantFiles: On US blacklist, in India they are in the grey zone

At least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

#ImplantFiles – Big medical device bazaar: Faulty implants, basement surgeries, lives at risk

The Indian Express joined around 100 other reporters from 36 countries for an ICIJ meeting in Washington DC to plan the most exhaustive health investigation ever mounted.

Do not disturb this Andaman island

‘Civilisation’ has destroyed the aboriginals of Andaman & Nicobar. The death of an interloper on North Sentinel Island underlines the threat to the 55,000-yr-old sovereignty of the Islands’ last tribe standing

Avni killing: Autopsy contradicts forest dept claims; tigress wasn’t shot in self defence

The post-mortem was conducted by four veterinarians, and the witness report was submitted by Nagpur-based wildlife biologist Milind Pariwakam.

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