Archive for June, 2010

Bhopal: Trivializing the tragedy… and other news

June 30, 2010

Bhopal: Trivializing the tragedy
Swaminathan S Ankalesaria Aiyar crudely trivialized Bhopal showing it as a minor killer than the Mumbai rail system. Quipping in his column in the Times of
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6 toxic injuries; Bhopal victims protest
Bhopal, June 28 (IBNS) Over 100 survivors of the Union Carbide disaster and people exposed to ground water contaminated by Union Carbide's hazardous waste,
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Follow US footsteps in Bhopal cleanup: CPM
CHENNAI: The Union government should deal with Bhopal gas case the way the US dealt with British Petroleum (BP) for the oil spill it caused in Gulf of
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The raajneeti cast as audience in Bhopal
Raajneeti is into its third week in the cinema theatres of Bhopal — not a mean achievement for any film these days. While the film has won accolades from
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Shallow parallels between Bhopal and Gulf spill
The rusted remains of the former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal. (Harshal Vaidya/CNN) Residents in the Gulf are fighting for their lives,
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Jurist slams govt for reopening Bhopal case
Noted jurist Fali S Nariman on Sunday trashed the government's efforts to reopen the cases against the accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy and termed as
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Indore toxic scare: FIR registered
The incident has nothing to do with any toxic waste from Bhopal. The facility set up three years ago at a cost of Rs 20 crore, is meant to dispose
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Still no justice for Bhopal victims, campaigners say

Greenfudge.org (blog)

Survivors of the horrific chemical disaster that took place over 25 years ago in Bhopal, India are not satisfied with the recent actions of the Indian
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The Bhopal Gas Tragedy – Maybe something good will come out of all this, all …
The Bhopal Gas Tragedy has been one of the worst incidents in the history of India, right up there with the unpunished anti-Sikh riots of 1984,
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ICMR to study long-term effect of Bhopal gas leak… and other news

June 29, 2010

ICMR to study long-term effect of Bhopal gas leak
Hyderabad, June 26: The Bhopal gas victims may not have got adequate compensation, but they will soon help groups of Indian scientists to understand the
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Justice for BP, none for Bhopal should anger Asian giants
In stark contrast, Bhopal is not on the world's radar. Obama has no reason to be affected by Bhopal. Warren Anderson, Union Carbide's chief executive when
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'With hindsight, would say no to Bhopal case'
New Delhi: Fali S Nariman, the lead lawyer of Union Carbide in the Bhopal gas leak case, has said with hindsight, he "certainly would not have accepted the
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Arjun Singh in 'Catch-22 situation'
Arjun Singh has virtually locked himself away in his heavily-guarded residence on Akbar Road ever since the Bhopal gas verdict. Singh, who is now hogging
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The dirty side of 'clean' power
India hasn't even been able to get Dow Chemical, which subsequently bought Union Carbide, to remedy the Bhopal site, which still leaches toxins into the
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Bhopal retrial not legally tenable: Fali Nariman
While the Group Of Ministers (GoM) on the Bhopal gas tragedy recommended the re-opening of certain cases including former Union Carbide chief Warren
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Toxic waste still poisoning Bhopal water
The group of ministers on Bhopal has recommended complete decommissioning and dismantling of the hazardous plant. This is to be done by the state government
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BP oil spill & Bhopal: Barking up the wrong tree?
The timing of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the pronouncement of the Supreme Court judgement on the Bhopal gas tragedy that came almost
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New Steps Fail to Satisfy Bhopal Gas Victims

AOL News

(June 25) — The Indian government has announced new relief measures for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, but activists say they still don't
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Vehicles line up at a petrol pump in Bhopal after hike in prices… and other news

June 28, 2010

Vehicles line up at a petrol pump in Bhopal after hike in prices
Lucknow, June 26 (PTI) BJP today hit the streets in Uttar Pradesh to protest the hike in prices of petroleum products and the state government's decision
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Barkatullah University Annual Results 2010 | Barkatullah University Exam …
The University formerly known as Bhopal University was established in 1970 in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. In 1988, it was rechristened as the
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New Spirit Of Bhopal

Business World

It took the verdict of Bhopal's chief judicial magistrate Mohan P. Tiwari on 7 June this year, 25 years after the disaster, to galvanise everybody into
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6 blinded in Bhopal cleanup
The plan to dispose off 346 tonnes of industrial waste lying at the now defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal had run into trouble.
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Centre accepts GoM advice for review of Bhopal leak report

Stock Watch

“This raises the issue that the Bhopal plant as a polluter and cause of environmental hazards even before the gas leak and the gas leak only added to the
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Obama, Bhopal and India
By NV Subramanian The much-delayed but snowballing outrage over the Bhopal gas disaster couldn't have come at a worse time for the pro-American Manmohan
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Cambridge protest against Bhopal disaster verdicts
A group of activists in Harvard Square yesterday protested the recent verdict against seven officials of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in India that killed
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CII for Mahindra reprieve in Bhopal case
Indian industry is coming out in support of Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Keshub Mahindra, convicted in the Bhopal gas leak case. Mahindra was non-executive
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A Do-Over in the Bhopal Trial?
By Tripti Lahiri Many people were upset by how long it took to get a verdict in the 1984 Bhopal gas leak, with a district court finally finding seven former
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India Approves New Bhopal Measures
The enhanced compensation is part of a 12.6 billion rupee ($270 million) government package for compensation and cleanup of the Bhopal site.
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Exclusive: Text of Group of Ministers report on issues relating to Bhopal Gas … and other news

June 27, 2010

Exclusive: Text of Group of Ministers report on issues relating to Bhopal Gas …

The Hindu

The Hindu Survivors of 1984 Bhopal gas disaster staging a protest at Jantar Mantar on Thursday, when the Union Cabinet met to discuss the Group of Ministers
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No more Bhopal-type tragedies: Govt
Maybe cases like the Bhopal one will not be repeated in this country. That is the target of this (policy)," he said. The Minister also noted that "a
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Hollywood Bhopal film stirs objections in India

AFP

NEW DELHI — An upcoming Hollywood film on the Bhopal gas disaster has run into objections from a survivors' group that fears the production will whitewash
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Activists Outraged at Bhopal Recommendations
By Devin Banerjee “The government is clearly trying to avoid responsibility,” said ND Jayaprakash, a leader of victims rights group Bhopal Gas Peedit
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Bhopal: Trivializing The Tragedy
By Anand Teltumbde Swaminathan S Ankalesaria Aiyar crudely trivialized Bhopal showing it as a minor killer than the Mumbai rail system.
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Rupee Face Will Have to Wait
its search for a face has been sidelined by a discussion on the handling of the Bhopal gas tragedy in Thursday's Cabinet meeting in New Delhi.
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Bhopal gas tragedy victims sceptical about relief package
PTI / Bhopal June 25, 2010, 14:27 IST A day after the government announced a Rs 1265.56 crore relief and remediation package for Bhopal gas tragedy victims,
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Government may review Bhopal case settlement
On Thursday, the Cabinet approved all recommendations made by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal, and asked Attorney-General GE Vahanvati to examine
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Campaigners dismiss Bhopal compensation as insufficient
A $280m compensation package announced by the Indian government for victims of the Bhopal gas disaster has been denounced by campaigners.
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Exclusive: Text of Group of Ministers report on issues relating to Bhopal Gas …

The Hindu

PTI A survivor of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy during a protest demonstration demanding justice at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday.
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India to unveil fresh action on Bhopal gas tragedy… and other news

June 26, 2010

India to unveil fresh action on Bhopal gas tragedy

AFP

NEW DELHI — India's government was set to unveil new steps on Thursday to tackle the toxic legacy of the Bhopal gas tragedy amid fresh public outrage over
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Bhopal tragedy deepens as farce
By Raja Murthy MUMBAI – Recommendations by India's Group of Ministers for action on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, handed over to Prime Minister Manmohan
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Bhopal gas tragedy: Prakash Karat to visit Bhopal on July 2
PTI Bhopal: CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat will be in Bhopal on July 2 to launch a nationwide campaign on 'hidden dangers of the Bhopal gas disaster
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Bhopal tragedy: Cabinet to discuss GoM report today
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will discuss the report of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The Cabinet will seek approval to send a
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'Bhopal case and nuke bill two different issues'

Oneindia

Washington, Jun 24: After the contentious Indo-US Nuclear deal invited more skepticism in the wake of the angst against the Bhopal gas tragedy verdict,
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Bhopal, nuke liability bill are separate issues: Anand Sharma

The Hindu

File Photo: PTI The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy did not cast a shadow on the deliberations of the India-US CEOs Forum to enhance India-US business ties,
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Victims protest Bhopal GoM report on relief
New Delhi: Bhopal gas victims are holding a protest in Delhi on Thursday even as a Cabinet meeting is expected to discuss the relief package recommended by
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Bhopal as a global environment city
It is time we stopped viewing Bhopal only as a site of pain and of shame. Enough of pusillanimity and looking westward and court-ward.
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No more Bhopal-like delays, promises Veerappa Moily
The new policy would have monitoring and review mechanism to prevent “delay or neglect” of important cases such as the Bhopal case.
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Sonia reposes faith on Digvijay despite Bhopal remarks
New Delhi, June 23 (PTI) Despite his controversial statements on Bhopal Gas tragedy, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi seems to have reposed faith in senior party
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Fali Nariman breaks his silence on Bhopal issue… and other news

June 25, 2010

Fali Nariman breaks his silence on Bhopal issue
Fali Nariman who was the Union Carbide representative in 1989 in the Bhopal gas tragedy case has said that the accused cannot be tried again.
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Congress, BJP governments were not serious on Bhopal: Paswan (Interview)
'In the light of the recent trial court judgement and the media revelations in the Bhopal case, I can understand the old designs of the leading parties
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India Inc. Meets US Inc. in Bhopal Shadow
This time, the elephant in the room is one with feet in both countries: the lingering aftermath of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, which killed thousands and
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Dow Chemical rejects blame for Bhopal tragedy

AFP

NEW DELHI — US group Dow Chemical said efforts to tie it to the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster were "misdirected" amid media reports the Indian government will
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Ministerial panel calls for more compensation to Bhopal victims

GulfNews

By Ajay Jha, Chief Correspondent A file photo shows the pictures of deceased Bhopal gas leak victims in a hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
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Dow chief skips Indo-US CEO Forum meet

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The Group of Ministers on Bhopal have said that they do consider Dow Chemicals, the owner of Union Carbide, liable for the Bhopal clean up and now,
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Bhopal tragedy: Doctors duped survivors

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Bhopal: About Rs 400 crore has been claimed to have been spent in providing free healthcare to those affected by Bhopal gas leak.
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Bhopal survivors ignored by the state

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Bhopal: Days after the Union Carbide disaster, Bimla Devi, fled Bhopal with her husband. She had come to the city as a new bride.
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No question of supporting Dow: Kamal Nath

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New Delhi: The Union government has today sanctioned the gigantic clean-up required at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal which became the epicenter of the
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Dow should clean up Bhopal mess: Survivors
NEW DELHI: Even as the Group of Ministers (GoM) submitted its report to the Prime Minister on Monday, the Bhopal gas tragedy survivors and support groups
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Of Bhopal and a democracy we can be proud of… and other news

June 23, 2010

Of Bhopal and a democracy we can be proud of

Rediff

The magnitude of outrage triggered by the miscarriage of justice in the Bhopal gas leak tragedy is a moment of truth for all of us, says Rajni Bakshi.
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Rs 1500 crore package for Bhopal victims
New Delhi: A Rs 1500 crore package for enhancing compensation for the kin of those who died and those debilitated in the Bhopal gas disaster was on Monday
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India panel gives recommendations on Bhopal leak
NEW DELHI, India — Cabinet ministers are recommending that India's government revisit its response to the 1984 toxic gas leak in Bhopal.
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India May Pay More to 1984 Bhopal Gas-Leak Victims
The panel decided to “clean up” the toxic site in Bhopal, he said. An Indian court on June 7 sentenced seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's
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Sidhu demands re-look into Bhopal gas tragedy probe
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Monday demanded the setting up of a national commission to again probe the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
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India seeks extradition of US boss for Bhopal disaster

AFP

NEW DELHI — India said on Monday it would push the United States to extradite the former boss of the company blamed for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster,
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Bhopal tragedy: Chouhan surprised over Singh's statement
Bhopal, Jun 21 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan has expressed surprise over his predecessor Arjun Singh's statement that he had nothing
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India to revisit Bhopal response
Indian cabinet ministers are recommending that the government do more to help victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. The move follows public outrage after
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Govt says may examine Dow s liability in Bhopal case
Dow Chemical, which owns Union Carbide whose plant in Bhopal leaked a poisonous gas 26 years ago, denies any responsibility, saying it bought the company a
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Bhopal gas leak case: all is not lost

Bharat Chronicle

The verdict in the Bhopal gas leak criminal case convicted officers of Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) for rash and negligent acts causing death,
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Panel may ask for Bhopal order review… and other news

June 22, 2010

Panel may ask for Bhopal order review
Sources have told NDTV that the central government is likely to spearhead clean up of the Union Carbide site in Bhopal.
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Bhopal Verdict—A Cruel Joke
Twentysix long years after the gruesome accident of methyl isocyanate (MIC) toxic gas leak from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the district court of
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Bhopal gas tragedy: GoM discusses environmental issues

The Hindu

The Hindu Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram after attending the GoM meeting on the Bhopal gas tragedy in New Delhi. File Photo: Shanker Chakravarty The
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Onus of Bhopal clean-up on state government: Panel sources

NDTV.com

After spending two days huddled in meetings over legal and health aspects of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the Group of Ministers (GoM) met again on Sunday,
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Bhopal tragedy: Victims still coping with aftermath
The deluge of information around the Bhopal gas tragedy clearly establishes that everyone let down the victims. But perhaps the biggest failure has been on
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Panel on Bhopal an eyewash: D. Raja
The United Progressive Alliance government's decision to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal is a mere “eyewash,” and such committees formed in
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GoM to discuss environmental issues, Bhopal toxic clean-up
Group of Ministers (GoM) will meet again Sunday to discuss the environmental issues and the clean up of the poisonous gas-affected site in Bhopal.
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Joan Smith: What about compensation for Bhopal?
One Congressman, the California Democrat Henry Waxman, was quick to act: only 11 days after the Bhopal disaster, he held a field hearing near Union
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ET Special: Bhopal, a political opportunity
But, what should not be missed in this political din is the fact “the Bhopal issue” had ceased to be a “thriving”, or a “hot” issue for every political
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Dow liability: Govt says it doesn't have record of firm's deal with UCC
P Chidambaram today failed to arrive at a definite conclusion on the crucial issue of fixing liability on Dow Chemicals for the Bhopal gas tragedy.
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I didn't let Anderson go: Arjun… and other news

June 21, 2010

I didn't let Anderson go: Arjun
Facing flak over the handling of the Bhopal gas case, Congress today said rehabilitation and relief for Bhopal gas victims was the party's priority now but
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GoM on Bhopal tragedy to meet again today
NEW DELHI: The Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into the matters related to the Bhopal Gas Tragedy is scheduled to meet here on Saturday.
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Day 2: Bhopal panel to focus on legal options

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The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal will meet again on Saturday – the second in a series of meetings before the panel submits its report to the prime
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BJP to move LS over Warren extradition
NEW DELHI/BHOPAL: Opposition BJP plans to move a motion in Lok Sabha on the opening day of the monsoon session next month demanding extradition of former
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What They Said: The Bhopal Tragedy
The fallout of the June 7 verdict in the Bhopal gas tragedy, in which seven former Union Carbide India Limited employees were found guilty of “causing death
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BJP compares Anderson with Q, Bhopal tragedy with anti-Sikh riots
BY drawing parallels between Ottavio Quattrocchi and Warren Anderson and between the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the Bhopal gas tragedy, the BJP on Friday
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RTI plea on Bhopal returns undelivered
He wanted to know whether it was true that Mr. Singh helped Mr. Anderson leave Bhopal on December 7, 1984. “If yes, action taken against Mr. Arjun Singh by
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Bhopal gas tragedy: KRRS to stage a protest
MYSORE: Days after a court delivered verdict on Bhopal gas tragedy, farmers are taking the issue to people in the city on Tuesday.
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New deal likely for Bhopal gas tragedy victims
New Delhi: A new deal seems to be in the offing for victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy. At least, this is the message that emerged from North Block after the
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GoM on Bhopal tragedy to submit report on Monday

The Hindu

NEW DELHI: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal, which met on Friday, will work through the weekend and submit its report to the Cabinet on Monday,
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Bhopal GoM will fix responsibility, indicates Chavan… and other news

June 20, 2010

Bhopal GoM will fix responsibility, indicates Chavan
NEW DELHI: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy will look into all "concerns", which include the fixing of responsibility for the
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Past panels on Bhopal a trail of broken promises
New Delhi: More than a dozen meetings of the Group of Ministers (GoM) have taken place over the last 26 years yet little changes on the ground at Bhopal.
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Anderson issue not decided by Rao alone: Son
father would not have taken a decision on his own on granting "safe passage" to the Union Carbide chief a few days after the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
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Madhya Pradesh govt to file curative petition in Supreme Court
A legal panel has recommended Madhya Pradesh government to another curative petition to address the “inadequacy of the compensation” for Bhopal gas tragedy
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GoM meet on Bhopal ends, report to PM on Sunday
NEW DELHI: The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by home minister P Chidambaram on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy held the first of its daily meetings here on
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Air India 182 Report Sets Bhopal Example
A high-powered panel of Indian government ministers meets today to discuss the aftermath of the criminal verdict in the recent Bhopal gas tragedy case,
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Bhopal leak allegation, termed outrageous by congress

Stock Watch

to India after the Bhopal gas leak that took place in 1984 killing thousands of people was termed ridiculous, outrageous and unfair my the Congress.
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India panel mulls new response to Bhopal gas tragedy

AFP

NEW DELHI — Indian ministers tasked with probing the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy amid fresh public outrage over the disaster were to meet Friday to discuss
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Bhopal survivors' letter to GoM: Full text
Sub: Ensuring justice and a life of dignity for the people poisoned by Union Carbide Corporation in Bhopal. On behalf of the survivors of the Union Carbide
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Documentary on Bhopal gas tragedy might not be screened
PTI A documentary film based on the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy might never be screened as its original print is unavailable with Madhyam,
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