Plea against ‘detention’ of 1,408 people at quarantine centres.

The Bombay High Court has sought response from the Maharashtra government and the Nagpur Municipal Corporation on a plea alleging that the civic authorities “illegally detained” 1,408 people from two coronavirus hotspots and put them in quarantine facilities. Justice A S Kilor of the Nagpur bench on Sunday took up for urgent hearing the petition filed […]

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COVID-19 test kits should be made available at lowest cost: Delhi High Court

COVID-19 test kits should be made available urgently at the lowest possible price so that the virus can be controlled and people’s health can be safeguarded at a time when the country was facing an “unprecedented medical crisis”, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Najmi Waziri issued the direction to three private companies which […]

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High Court seeks ICMR stand on use of human embryonic stem cells for treatment

The Delhi High Court has sought the stand of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on whether human embryonic stem cells were permitted to be used for treating various degenerative diseases. A vacation bench of justices Anu Malhotra and Talwant Singh called upon the ICMR to assist the court after noting that according to […]

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High Court seeks ICMR’s assistance to control monkey’s population

The Delhi High Court today sought the assistance of Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for controlling the population of monkeys in the national capital. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was informed that ICMR, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical […]

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SC notice on PIL for HPV vaccines research details

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking access to the research and other information on the PATH project on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, used for preventing cervical cancer in India. A bench of Justice K.S.Radhakrishnan and Justice A.K.Sikri issued notice. The HPV vaccine’s clinical trial was conducted […]

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NHRC slams health ministry for drug trial deaths

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday slammed the health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for the loss of hundreds of lives, allegedly because of drug trials in the country. Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report alleging that 1,725 people have lost their lives to drug trials in the […]

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Supreme Court panel to decide on endosulphan export

 The Supreme Court today asked an expert panel appointed by it to explore the possibility of exporting the existing stock of banned pesticide Endosulfan here to other countries. The apex court, which sought answers on various questions related to Endosulfan, also wanted to know from the expert body, how the quantity of the pesticide after […]

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