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No blanket ban, but SC puts checks on firecrackers this Diwali

By : editor_2, Oct 24, 2018

People can burst low-emission firecrackers between 8 pm and 10 pm this Diwali, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, ruling against a blanket ban on fireworks. But the top court ordered that the...

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‘No construction sans solid waste management policy’

By : editor_2, Sep 4, 2018

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Supreme Court verdict on Coal block allocation may plunge future of power firms into darkness

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2014

In 1996, the promoter of a steel and power company walked into the coal ministry seeking supply from Coal India. He met a joint secretary who told him to consider getting a coal block allocation instead. At the end of three hours of a very convincing pitch by the joint...

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Supreme Court pulls up Tata Power & Adani Power, says firms can’t seek higher tariff

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2014

Pulling up the power producers Tata Power Ltd and Adani Power, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the firms cannot seek higher tariff on account of adverse impact of the unforeseen and unprecedented escalation in the imported fuel prices after bagging contracts for supply...

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Why not levy 25% green tax on diesel cars, Supreme Court asks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2012

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response to a radical plea for collection of 25% of the cost of a diesel car or SUV sold in the National Capital Region as green tax at the time of its purchase to deter people from buying more polluting personal vehicles and...

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India Supreme Court settles dispute on energy prices

By : sustainabilityo..., May 8, 2010

India's Supreme Court on Friday settled a dispute between two billionaire brothers that had been as closely watched as a Bollywood melodrama, with an outcome that has potentially broad implications for this country's struggling energy industry.

The ruling makes clear...

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