Apex court upholds HC orders to stop activities of MAAR Ltd in Habiganj

The Supreme Court today upheld a High Court order that asked the government to stop the operations of Maizea Advance Agro Refinery (MAAR) Limited, a dry starch powder producing company, for polluting environment at Shahpur area in Habiganj’s Madhabpur upazila. A six-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Syed […]

Imperial Valley farmer Michael Abatti hoping to take IID to the U.S. Supreme Court

Imperial Valley farmer Michael Abatti hoping to take IID to the U.S. Supreme Court

Video: Meet the farmer building a water and energy empire in the California desert The full story of Mike Abatti’s enormous influence — over the desert’s Colorado River water, agriculture and energy — has never been told. Until now. Vickie Connor, Palm Springs Desert Sun The fight between Imperial Valley farmer Michael Abatti and the […]

Environment laws and courts exist, but no cases

Delayed investigations, absent witnesses Cases lie unresolved for years at the Dhaka environmental court. For example, around 17 years ago, on 24 July 2004, the police had arrested two persons in possession of contraband polythene. Two years after the cases was filed, charges were finally framed against these two persons, Md Shahin and Asadul. Not […]

India court extends Thunberg-connected Ravi’s detention over farm protest


REUTERS | Published: February 20, 2021 11:17:03 A Delhi court granted a police request on Friday to extend the detention of climate activist Disha Ravi who they accuse of sedition for her alleged role in the creation of an online “toolkit” intended to help farmers protesting reforms. The 22-year-old Ravi, who is part of an […]

Mumbai court stops arrest of associate of 22-year-old climate activist

Demonstrators are stopped by police during a protest against the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, outside the police headquarters in New Delhi, India, Feb 16, 2021. REUTERS

Police had sought the arrest of Nikita Jacob, a Mumbai-based lawyer, for allegedly working together with activist Disha Ravi on a “tool-kit” or a document that it said was used to foment violence during a mass protest by farmers in Delhi last month. Ravi, an activist linked to Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, was […]

Indian Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 new farm reform laws

Indian Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 new farm reform laws

In a significant ruling, India’s Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of three contentious farm sector reform laws till further orders. The court also set up a committee to end the deadlock in talks between government and the farmers — agitating against the new legislations for one and half months, reports our New Delhi correspondent. […]

India’s Supreme Court declines calls to ban farmers’ protest

India's Supreme Court declines calls to ban farmers' protest

Farmers arrive in a tractor to attend a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 14, 2020 Reuters ‘We make it clear that we recognize the fundamental right to protest against a law’ India’s Supreme Court on Friday declined calls to ban a weeks-long farmers’ protest and […]

HC: Shut down illegal brick kilns in Chittagong within 7 days

Secretary to the Environment Ministry, deputy commissioner of Chittagong, and other concerned have been asked to respond to the rule within 4 weeks The High Court on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to shut down all illegal brick kilns in Chattogram within a week to prevent pollution. It also ordered them to submit a list […]

Trump castigates Supreme Court, Barr as election challenges sputter

File photo: US President Donald Trump delivers an address from the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington on November 13, 2020 Reuters Trump has alleged widespread election fraud without evidence, while Biden has proceeded to plan his administration President Donald Trump lambasted the Supreme Court on Saturday for declining to take a case […]