Jay Mazoomdaar

Articles By Jay Mazoomdaar

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.

Vigilance found forgery, criminal conspiracy in August, Jal Board yet to hand over case to CBI

According to the Central Vigilance Commission's Vigilance Manual 2017, when a preliminary enquiry by the vigilance prima facie finds some substance in an allegation, a criminal investigation into offences must be entrusted to the CBI.

To kill or not to kill

India’s 2,000-plus tigers must hunt once a week. That makes it 1,00,000 kills a year. Though billion-plus people are around, human kills do not account for even 0.05%

Five years ago, Supreme Court said move some Gir lions out but two states stalled

Constituting the expert committee in April 2013, the Supreme Court had set a six-month deadline for shifting lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh.

Explained: What is killing the pride of Gujarat’s Gir?

Gir has long lived in the shadow of potential epidemics. In 2012, studying frozen tissue samples taken from the carcass of a lion that died in 2007, IVRI researches flagged the presence of the Peste Des Petits Ruminants virus (PPRV).

Why trying to save a man-eater could end up harming the tiger species

Demands for and against eliminating a tigress in Maharashtra have divided public opinion. But conservation does not guarantee happy endings.

National Green Tribunal chief Justice AK Goel to re-hear 18 cases already reserved

These cases include petitions challenging the environmental clearance to the Rs 11,700-crore Char Dham highway project in Uttarakhand and selection of experts for a committee formed to resolve conflicting recommendations on the hydel project on the Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border.

Amicus curiae: Lawyer helps Supreme Court on forest fund, his Punjab fees come from it too

Between July 2016 and May 2017, advocate Rao — when he was the SC amicus curiae — represented the Punjab forest department before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to defend the state’s decision to cut down trees.

Caught on wrong foot, Wildlife Institute of India says drop Corbett clause

In 2005, the Centre and the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh had agreed to an alternative alignment for a road between Kotdwar and Ramnagar under the supervision of the Supreme Court, rather than a highway through Corbett.

Supreme Court said no to highway in Jim Corbett but MoEF institute agrees to help clear it

The state government is pushing this despite the fact that in 2005, the Centre and the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh had agreed to an alternative route between Kotdwar and Ramnagar under the supervision of the Supreme Court (see map) to safeguard Corbett.