Archive for July, 2009

Junior doctors end strike in MP after assurance from govt… and other news

July 31, 2009

Junior doctors end strike in MP after assurance from govt
PTI 29 July 2009, 08:13pm IST BHOPAL: The striking junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday withdrew their ten-day long strike following an assurance
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Gadget gurus
been the reason why, after school, he went on to do his BE in electronics and instrumentation from the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal.
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83 prisoners in MP jails tested HIV positive… and other news

July 30, 2009

83 prisoners in MP jails tested HIV positive

Press Trust of India

Bhopal, Jul 28 (PTI) A total of 83 prisoners and undertrials in 24 jails of Madhya Pradesh have been tested positive for HIV, officials said today.
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Third Screen: How Now Dow … Chemical?

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Twenty years ago this December, Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal, India blew up, killing thousands of people and maiming hundreds of thousands for
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12 Indians among 26 held in Nepal gem scandal… and other news

July 29, 2009

12 Indians among 26 held in Nepal gem scandal
A dozen Indian nationals including Nuri Khan from Agra, Pappu Singh from Madhya Pradesh, Santosh Tiwari from Bhopal, Rajiv Narayan from Jaypur and Anil
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Wendy Kopp's interview with Times of India, no mention of Bhopal …

Union Carbide's negligence in 1984 had sent poisonous gas into the working-class neighborhoods of Bhopal, India, causing the worst industrial accident in
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Bhopal Bait-ul-Maal's role lauded in uplifting poor Muslims
By Pervez Bari,, Bhopal: The Qazi of Bhopal Maulana Abdul Lateef Khan Qasmi has made a fervent appeal to well-to-do Muslims to come forward
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Abiogenesis Howey Music, A Hit in Bhopal.
A three days fusion music festival Fusion 1 was held at Veethi Sankel Auditorium from July 21 to 23, 2009, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
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Hindu activists protest conversion of a woman to Christianity in …
BHOPAL – Activists of Hindu radical groups on Sunday protested outside a church against the conversion of a Hindu woman to Christianity in Bhopal city.
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Hindu woman defends churchgoing after Bhopal church attacked
Hindu activists from the VHP and Bajrang Dal Sunday stormed the Assemblies of God Church in Bhopal city and disrupted the service, accusing the clergy of
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Expelled docs asked to vacate hostels in MP

Press Trust of India

Bhopal, Jul 27 (PTI) After expelling over 1000 junior doctors from five government hospitals across Madhya Pradesh for going on an indefinite strike and
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Leeds to set up first Indian campus in Bhopal
Mumbai: The UK-based Leeds Metropolitan University is setting up its first international campus in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The campus, being set up in
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Yes Men Fake Bush Indictment, Bhopal Cleanup, Survival Suit: TV
The Yes Men create a fake Web site for Dow in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India, where a toxic-gas leak at a Union
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VHP raid on Bhopal church
Bhopal, July 26: Bajrang Dal and VHP activists today stormed a church during Sunday service, saying people were being forcibly converted, before being
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Medical girl students baton charged in Bhopal… and other news

July 19, 2009

Medical girl students baton charged in Bhopal
Bhopal, July 17 (ANI): Students of a woman's nursing college in Bhopal were baton charged while they were protesting outside the residence of Jayant Mallya,
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CBI finds assets worth Rs 1.7 cr with AICTE chairman
The agency also conducted surprise raids on the offices and residences of the regional officer of AICTE's Bhopal and Chennai where some files were recovered
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Dominique Lapierre questions ban on Bhopal gas tragedy book


New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) French author Dominique Lapierre has questioned the ban on a book he co-wrote on the Bhopal gas tragedy, saying it had been

Ministry works among Bhopal gas tragedy victims
Twenty-five years after one of world's worst industrial disaster – the Bhopal gas tragedy, an indigenous church-planting ministry continues to comfort and
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Bhopal zookeepers to study effect of solar eclipse on animal behaviour
Bhopal, July 17 (ANI): The Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal has commissioned a unique study to know the changes in behaviour of animals caused by solar
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8 injured as students, police clash in Bhopal

Press Trust of India

Bhopal, Jul 17 (PTI) Three students and five policemen were injured when a clash broke out between them during a protest outside the residence of a state
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Bhopal sailors storm city waters
HYDERABAD: With an aim of promoting sailing and producing an Olympic champion, the National Sailing School (NSS) was established in Bhopal in 2007 and in a
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India (MNN) ― And, almost 25 years after the world's worst …

Mission Network NEws (press release)

42 tons of toxic methyl isocyanine (MIC) leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India on December 3, 1984. Over 500000 people were exposed
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Education official, middleman arrested… and other news

July 18, 2009

Education official, middleman arrested
The CBI has also filed corruption charges against Dr. Sanjay Sharma, regional officer, AICTE, in Bhopal. CBI spokesman Harsh Bhal said the member secretary
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Indian Brides Allegedly Forced to Take Virginity Tests
Brides are reportedly being forced to take virginity and pregnancy tests before they are married in state-sponsored ceremonies in India.
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108 services launched in Bhopal
and Research Institute (GVK EMRI), on Thursday launched free 108 emergency response services and 12 ambulances, to cover the the rural and urban Bhopal.
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Illegal arms factory unearthed in MP; two held

Press Trust of India

The ATS team arrested Khan and his son Jafar and took them to Bhopal. The father-son duo admitted they had been selling illegal weapons for quite some time
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Indore to host Global Film Festival from Oct 8

Press Trust of India

Bhopal, Jul 16 (PTI) The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore, will host the first "Global Film Festival" to be organised in the city on the lines
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Introducing Bhopal Water
In December 1984, at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate leaked into Bhopal. Half a million people were
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The Yes Men Release Toxic Bottled Water, Slam Dow Chemical


To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the disaster at Bhopal, a new study has been released showing that local groundwater, vegetables, and breast milk
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Vandana Shiva on Sustaining India's Agriculture… and other news

July 17, 2009

Vandana Shiva on Sustaining India's Agriculture


A little later, we had the Bhopal disaster, the worst industrial disaster from a pesticide plant in history. By the end of the year, my head was spinning
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Indian food and power shortages loom as monsoon arrival is latest …

Times Online

In Bhopal a young couple and their son were beaten and stabbed to death yesterday, allegedly after a dispute with their neighbours over water in the
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Dow Chemical – Remember Bhopal? – Celebrate with B'eau-Pal …
Introduced just in time to "celebrate" the 25th-anniversary of the incident in Bhopal. The Bhopal disaster or Bhopal gas tragedy was an industrial disaster
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Police cane-charge violent Congress workers in Bhopal
BHOPAL – Police baton charged hundreds of Congress party protesting workers who were trying to lay a siege on the State Legislative Assembly.
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B'eau Pal from The Yes Men

5 years after the original Dow Chemical hoax, The Yes Men and the Bhopal Medical Appeal are launching B'eau-pal: attractively bottled, yet toxic,
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Cong workers protest power cuts in Bhopal, arrested
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested more than 3000 Congress workers, who were trying to gherao (barricade) the Madhya Pradesh Assembly in
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India brides had 'virginity test'
By Faisal Mohammad Ali in Bhopal India's National Commission for Women wants Madhya Pradesh state to explain why hundreds of would-be brides reportedly
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What Are You Drinking?
In beautifully designed bottles, it is authentic water from Bhopal, India. B'eau-Pal is the inspired concoction of The Yes Men, a group of culture-jammers
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Monsoon Show Little Progress in Northwest India
youth carrying a pot as he walks across the dried out bed of Upper Lake, Asia's largest artificial lake, west of Madhya Pradesh state capital Bhopal.
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A Question of Corporate Liability for Clinton… and other news

July 16, 2009

A Question of Corporate Liability for Clinton
Focus is now beginning to shift to the nuclear liabilities legislation with frightening import for a country that has yet to forget the Bhopal gas leak
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MP cops see Vadodara link to Bhopal fake gangrape case
VADODARA: Hardly has the dust settled down on the alleged Surat gangrape case and Bhopal police officials are camping in the state to look for two persons
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Nethra Raghuraman
With a few films like Thakshak, Bhopal Express, Avgat, Inteqam, Tum Ho Na to her credit, this South-Indian beauty has won many hearts.
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Inquiry into Indian brides 'virginity tests'
Young Indian men (rear) and women (front) are paraded before a mass wedding in 2006 in the village of Funda, 30kms from Bhopal. But a district magistrate
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Court restrains publishing of book on Bhopal gas tragedy
In his application, Puri, who was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police during the gas tragedy, stated that certain contents in the book were allegedly based
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Mike Bonanno, one of the Yes Men, said: "Today we are releasing a new product – unpotable water – to publicise the fact that the disaster in Bhopal is
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'B'eau-Pal' Water Scares Dow Execs Into Hiding
Twenty Bhopal activists, including Sathyu Sarangi of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, showed up at Dow headquarters near London to find that the entire
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'Yes Men' bottle toxic water — to make point
On December 3, 1984, cyanide gas leaked from a storage tank at a Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal , killing thousands of the city's 900000
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Yes Men challenge Dow with bottled water stunt… and other news

July 15, 2009

Yes Men challenge Dow with bottled water stunt
Documentary-makers Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno visit company's headquarters in Staines over the contaminated water supply of Bhopal in India.
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Row over 'virginity tests' in MP
Bhopal/New Delhi: Subjecting girls to alleged virginity tests during a State-sponsored mass marriage in Madhya Pradesh last month evoked a strong
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Four poachers arrested in Raisen
"These accused, hailing from Bhopal, were nabbed after a tip-off that some poachers were looking for animals in the wild last night, area Deputy Ranger RK
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Maverick filmmakers hit London with Bhopal protest


LONDON (AFP) — Two maverick filmmakers will hand out toxic bottled water from Bhopal, the site of a major industrial disaster in India, in London on Monday
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Virginity tests of brides at mass wedding in Bhopal
BHOPAL: At a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh just before the ceremony was to begin, a would-be bride developed labour pains, shocking those present.
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Govt holds virginity test for MP brides… and other news

July 14, 2009

Govt holds virginity test for MP brides
The mass wedding in Shahdol, 600 km east of Bhopal, was part of a welfare measure, the Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojna (Chief Minister’s ‘giving away the
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Baby hyena turns cynosure of all eyes at Bhopal zoo
Bhopal, July 12: Officials at the Van Vihar National Park, the zoological gardens in Bhopal are a delighted lot since a little hyena cub has been brought
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Gang selling fake gold biscuits busted in Bhopal
Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) A gang selling fake gold biscuits to unsuspecting customers was busted with the arrest of five people here Sunday, police said.
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Madhya Pradesh bids to revive caravan tourism
Bhopal (PTI): In a bid to revive caravan tourism in the state, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will develop three tourists
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Bio-safety lab to be set up in city suburb… and other news

July 13, 2009

Bio-safety lab to be set up in city suburb
The high-tech lab will be the second of its kind in the country after the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL), which handles cases
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India prays for rain as water wars break out

The monsoon is late, the wells are running dry and in the teeming city of Bhopal, water supply is now a deadly issue. Gethin Chamberlain reports A young man
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Mama's labour: virgin tests
In tribal-dominated Shahdol, 350km from Bhopal, many Adivasis and rights activists are up in arms over the decision to conduct the tests.
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Poisoned legacy
Shortly afterwards, about half a mile away in the Shankar Nagar area of Bhopal, we meet another Indian child with congenital defects, three-year-old, Raj,
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Madras HC: No extra legal rights for international companies
Passing orders on petitions filed by Dow Chemicals seeking an interim injunction, restraining various organisations fighting for the cause of Bhopal Gas
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MPSTDC to launch hot air ballooning in Bhopal and Orchha by August …
By Anish V Punnackattu | New Delhi The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has decided to launch hot air ballooning in Bhopal and
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