Medical Negligence

Aakarsh Shah, RNPI law school Editor’s note: Medical negligence is punishable under various laws such as torts, IPC, Indian Contracts Act, Consumer Protection Act, etc. It can be defined as misconduct by a medical practitioner or doctor, and causes many deaths and illnesses each year. This paper covers the legal […]

Role Of Government In Public Health: Current Scenario In India

Digvijay Singh INTRODUCTION The practice of public health has been dynamic in India, and has witnessed many hurdles in its attempt to affect the lives of the people of this country. Since independence, major public health problems like malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, high maternal and child mortality and lately, human immunodeficiency […]

Tobacco Control Policies in India

Digvijay Singh Editor’s Note:Tobacco use is a major public health challenge in India with 275 million adults consuming different tobacco products. Government of India has taken various initiatives for tobacco control in the country. Besides enacting comprehensive tobacco control legislation (COTPA, 2003), India was among the first few countries to […]

‘Essential Religious Functions Test’ – Judicial Transgression Or Social Justice?

Reigha Yangzom INTRODUCTION The Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act, 1994 imposes a total prohibition on the slaughter, sale or purchase, transport or export, possession and storage of beef in Delhi. This legislation was passed primarily due to the fact that the cow is considered to be holy by the Hindus. […]