Editorial: Water worries

While slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water, the National Green Tribunal has said in view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water. Continue Reading

Editorial: Their health is our health

Even as complaints from various parts of the country on the way healthcare workers are being treated and paid, and with the courts directing the government to take adequate steps to address their issues, the Centre has extended the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme for about 22 lakh healthcare providers for another three months till September. Continue Reading

Editorial: No discrimination…

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution strongly condemning the continuing racially discrimination and violent practices perpetrated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent. Continue Reading

Editorial: Tough times

Managing mental health and sports careers was found as the biggest challenge for athletes during the lockdowns of varying degrees imposed in most countries around the world to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, a survey conducted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed. Continue Reading

Editorial: Pay them first

The Supreme Court has urged the Union government to issue directions to States for payment of salaries and providing necessary quarantine facilities to doctors and healthcare workers engaged in treating Covid-19 patients. Continue Reading

Editorial: Include it

At a time when deaths due to depression and other mental issues are on a rise in the country, the Supreme Court, in a valid and valubale intervention, has sought response from the Centre and the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) on a plea alleging violation of provisions of Mental health law, which deals with right to equality and non-discrimination. Continue Reading

Editorial: Save the saviours

Close on the heels of the Bombay High Court observing that frontline Covid-19 workers should be encouraged to discharge their duty without fear and should not be ostracised for travelling to work daily, a plea has been filed in the Supreme Court raising concern over the safety of healthcare workers, including nurses and paramedical staffs, and has sought directions to authorities to provide proper protection kits to those working in Covid-19 wards or in close proximity of patients suspected to be infected with the deadly virus. Continue Reading

Editorial: Bad is the word

The staggered relaxations during the two-month-long nationwide lockdown did not have much of an impact on retail business and their businesses witnessed a severe contraction during the period, according to a survey by the Retailers Association of India (RAI). Continue Reading