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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. […]

RTA: A Stepping Stone Or A Stumbling Block In The Process Of Multilateral Trade Liberalization

1. INTRODUCTION: The debate about whether regionalism is the “stepping stone or stumbling block” for multilateral trade liberalisation was first brought up by Jagdish Bhagwati in his writings which have been referred to numerous times in this paper. He has been a staunch supporter of free trade and refers to […]

The Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment In The Retail Sector

Sankalp Shanker Srivastav Editor’s Note: India is witnessing strong growth prospects in organized retailing with foreign retail players willing to make investment in the sub continent. India, being the country with the second most-population, has immense scope for retail expansion as along with time, urbanization and consumerism has also been […]

Excessive Extra Territoriality of Competition Laws: A Failed Harmonization

Harshini Jhothiraman Editor’s Note: Regulatory mechanisms in every country work perfectly until before they overlap each other resulting in a conflict of laws. Ironically, international laws have attempted and failed in trying to harmonize the extraterritorial application of competition laws in resolving disputes. The efforts of the WTO in resolving […]