Archive for July, 2010

Keshub Mahindra re-elected M&M chief despite Bhopal conviction… and other news

July 31, 2010

Keshub Mahindra re-elected M&M chief despite Bhopal conviction
Putting to rest all speculation about the re-election of Keshub Mahindra as Mahindra & Mahindra chairman after he was convicted in the Bhopal gas disaster
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Over 5 lakh Bhopal gas disaster victims compensated: Government
PTI As many as 5,74376 claimants of Bhopal gas disaster have been given compensation amounting to Rs 1548 crore, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
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Dainik Bhaskar lowers cover price in Bhopal
Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar has reduced its cover price in Bhopal. Earlier, the newspaper was available for Rs 2 to Rs 3.50, depending on the day of the week
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CBI opposed to curative plea, sends letter
is not too enthused with the decision of a group of ministers (GoM) on filing a curative petition in the Supreme Court in the Bhopal gas tragedy case.
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Classical music struggles to hold on to the 'guru-shishya parampara'
Bhopal: A dirt road veers off towards a two-storey building outside Bhopal, the home of peace. Morning sunlight streamed in ribbons through the netted door,
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Keshub re-elected as M&M chief
MUMBAI: Putting to rest all speculations about the re-election of Keshub Mahindra, who was convicted in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, the shareholders of M&M
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Treating Bhopal victims: power of pathology to the fore

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The most apt description of Bhopal on the early morning of December 3, 1984 came from one by Dr. Ivor Doney who likened the tragedy to “Pompeii suddenly
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Shoppers Stop opens new store at Bhopal
Shoppers Stop Ltd has announced that the Company has opened its "Shoppers Stop" store at Bhopal. With the opening of this store, the Company has now 32
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BJP leader commits suicide in Bhopal
Bhopal A BJP leader here today committed suicide by shooting himself with a country-made revolver in the Ashoka Garden area, police said.
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Gangster Abu Salem taken to Thane jail… and other news

July 30, 2010

Gangster Abu Salem taken to Thane jail
Salem was then taken to Bhopal in connection with a fake passport case and returned today. Salem is currently under going trials in the 1993 bomb blasts and
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MP govt's no to Union Carbide waste disposal
The Madhya Pradesh government is not going to burn the toxic waste accumulated at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal at a site in Pithampur in the state's
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No evidence against me, says Keshub Mahindra
Industrialist Keshub Mahindra has challenged his conviction in the Bhopal gas tragedy case saying the prosecution's only evidence against him was that he
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POINTS TO PONDER
Thus, despite the death of numerous people in December 1984 in Bhopal, owing to an avoidable accident caused by dereliction of duty and lack of
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MoU next week for Bhopal hospital takeover
The Departments of Atomic Energy and Biotechnology will sign a memorandum of understanding next week for the takeover of the Bhopal Memorial Trust Hospital
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Bhopal gas tragedy: CBI files appeal, wants punishment enhanced
PTI Bhopal: The CBI today filed an appeal in the sessions court here, seeking enhancement of the light punishment of two years of imprisonment awarded to
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''These days it has become a fashion for MLAs to hurl charges… and other news

July 29, 2010

''These days it has become a fashion for MLAs to hurl charges
PTI against Speaker'' Bhopal, Jul 27 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker, Ishwar Das Rohani was today so hurt by charges levelled against him by a
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India's nuclear push: The conflicts within
Further, a mere two years' imprisonment for causing "death by negligence'' was awarded by the Bhopal court recently to the convicted eight senior Indian
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Left gives fresh notice for discussion in Par on price rise
Besides the price rise issue, the CPI(M) would raise issues concerning the Bhopal gas disaster. "Dow Chemicals must be held responsible for clearing toxic
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toxic waste to be dumped in Pithampur

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Bhopal, Jul 26: Madhya Pradesh Housing and Environment Minister Jayant Mallaiya said that Bhopal toxic waste weighting 347 metric tonnes will be dumped in
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Salem appears before court in fake passport case
BHOPAL: Extradited gangster Abu Salem on Tuesday appeared before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court here in connection with an alleged fake passport
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Jha's Aarakshan to be shot at Bhopal
PTI Noted film-maker, Prakash Jha who shot his film Raajneeti in Bhopal, will be shooting his next venture also in this city. "My next film would be titled
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Bhopal gas tragedy: Chouhan announces new commission
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that a new commission would be constituted to investigate the Bhopal gas disaster.
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Signs of change
These include the massacre of 3000 Sikhs in 1984 and protecting former PM Rajiv Gandhi from the blame for the Bhopal tragedy and its aftermath.
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We should learn more about disability to serve better: Gulzar
He emphasised on the important role media plays in bringing changes in people's attitudes and lauded Bhopal-based NGO Arushi's innovative ways to approach
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Why buddies fought: theory is one turned informer, other got upset
Salem has now been shifted to Bhopal. The Crime Branch was handed the investigation on Sunday and will record the statements of witnesses.
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Left in talks with 'secular' parties to corner goverment in Parliament… and other news

July 28, 2010

Left in talks with 'secular' parties to corner goverment in Parliament
Besides price rise, the Left parties would raise the issue of mining scam and seek to take the government to task on the Bhopal gas case verdict and its
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Commission to probe Bhopal gas tragedy, Chouhan tells MP Assembly

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PTI The Hindu Leaders of various survivors of Gas tragedy organisations addressing media in Bhopal after the GOM report submitted to the Prime Minister.
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ABVP''s protest against commercialisation of education on Sept
PTI 28 Bhopal, Jul 26 (PTI) Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) will stage a massive protest against commercialisation of education on September 28
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No records of Rajiv's phone calls after Bhopal gas leak: PMO
PTI The mystery about who facilitated the escape of Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's from the country after the Bhopal gas tragedy, may never be solved
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Opposition to raise price rise issue in Parliament
Government on the issue of price rise, Indo-Pak talks, Bhopal gas leak tragedy verdict, the safe passage to former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson.
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The civil nuclear liability bill Why it doesn t work

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The Supreme Court's judgement on the Bhopal gas tragedy has triggered a demand for a stronger compensation regime in industrial accident cases.
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Parliament's Groundhog Day
–Revisiting, again, the Bhopal gas tragedy. The conviction and two-year sentence of seven former officials of Union Carbide India Ltd. prompted outrage over
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Rivals united on prices, not CBI

Calcutta Telegraph

The Opposition has many powerful issues to raise: the India-Pakistan talks, the turmoil in Kashmir, the Bhopal tragedy verdict, the recurring track
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Mayapuri radioactive victims reject relief
The decision comes at a time when the mild punishment given to Bhopal gas disaster convicts has turned focus on the Nuclear Liability Damages Bill,
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Centre to manage Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust
PTI New Delhi: The government has decided to take over the management of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust (BMHT) which is involved in the treatment of the
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Madhya Pradesh demands more coverage under centre's 'solar cities plan'… and other news

July 27, 2010

Madhya Pradesh demands more coverage under centre's 'solar cities plan'
PTI Bhopal: The Centre will look into the demand by Madhya Pradesh government to include three more cities from the state in its 'solar cities development
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Anderson did not meet Zail Singh: Prez Secretariat
On the next day, when Anderson came to Delhi from Bhopal after securing bail and went back to the United States, Singh had nine appointments which did not
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Hospital shuts door on pregnant HIV+ woman
An HIV positive woman who was turned away by doctors at a government hospital in Sehore district delivered a stillborn baby in Bhopal.
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Backward classes panel wants quotas for non-income tax payers
Speaking to Business Standard from Bhopal, Major General (retd) SR Sinho, the chairman, said: "Welfare measures are a must for the EBC.
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Mysore Peta to be convocation code
of the Bhopal-based Indian Institute of Forest Management in April is finding its echo at the varsity, which on Saturday, discussed the issue.
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The dark face of glamour… and other news

July 26, 2010

The dark face of glamour
Back in 1986 in the case of theatre director BV Karanth's involvement in a Bhopal incident where actor Vibha Mishra was found ablaze, I vividly recall a
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90 percent Bhopal gas victims ignored in hiked relief: Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday demanded that the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal gas leak tragedy revisit the issue of
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Bhopal survivors to start agitation in New Delhi
Bhopal, July 24 (IBNS) Five Bhopal based organizations, active among the survivors of Union Carbide disaster and those exposed to the ground water
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Docs at MP district hospital refuse to operate on HIV woman
But from Sehore, the woman was taken in a government ambulance to Hamidia hospital in Bhopal where her delivery was performed successfully.
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MP CM accuses GoM on Bhopal of ignoring gas victims who died
New Delhi Accusing the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal of "completely ignoring" those who died in the gas tragedy, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj
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No parking on residency road only for four-wheelers
road linking areas like Chhaoni, Raj Nagar, and newly developed layouts along Katol Road besides linking to highways going to Bhopal and Chhindwara.
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High Court relief to 26 BEd colleges without principals
The National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), Bhopal, the apex body for education and physical education faculties, had banned admissions in 78
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Monsoon revival boosts oilseed, rice sowing

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in central India," DP Dubey, director of the regional office of the India Meteorological Department in the central Indian city of Bhopal, told Reuters.
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Drop nuclear liability bill, CPI-M tells government
'This is a dangerous step, especially in the light of the Bhopal gas tragedy,' he said. The nuclear liability bill, which was scheduled to be introduced in
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Gujarat tops in DMIC project execution: Amitabh Kant
PTI / Bhopal July 23, 2010, 17:21 IST Gujarat is leading other states in implementing the projects coming under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor,
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Anderson escape: PMO has no record of calls from US… and other news

July 25, 2010

Anderson escape: PMO has no record of calls from US
NEW DELHI: Amidst raging controversy over the escape of Bhopal Gas leak case accused Warren Anderson, the Prime Minister's Office has said it has no records
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Coach Kaushik told me it's good to have sex: Ranjitha
“One day during the camp in Bhopal, Kaushik sir called me to his room and asked me whether I have had sex. I was quiet for a while, then he said it's good
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Jet flight halts, others disrupted
It happened when the Raipur-Bhopal-Indore-Ahmedabad flight was about to take off at 9 pm. "It's nose wheel jammed bringing the flight to a halt right in the
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LIC may back Keshub's re-election
The recent conviction of Mr Mahindra in the Bhopal gas leak case has raised the possibility of some shareholders questioning his continuation in the top job
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Bhopal gas victims to get industrial training
To provide proper industrial training to Bhopal gas victims, thereby ensuring employment to them, the state government today demanded a supplementary grant
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Watch Tower: 25 years too late… and other news

July 24, 2010

Watch Tower: 25 years too late
Has Bhopal taught the nation how to ensure industrial safety? Following the Bhopal accident, several pieces of legislation came into force, the prime one
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compensation paid to Bhopal victims

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Bhopal, Jul 22: Babulal Gaur, Gas Relief and Rehabilitation Minister on Thursday, Jul 22 informed the Madhya Pradesh assembly that a total of Rs 1548.56 was
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Rs 1548.56-cr compensation disbursed to gas victims: Minister
BHOPAL: A total of Rs 1548.56 crore was disbursed as compensation to 5,74375 affected persons following the leakage of lethal methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy: High Court directs Dow Chemicals to disclose its business …

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Assistant Solicitor General of India Vivek Tankha presented the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal gas tragedy in the court.
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Govt wants dow to pay for detoxification
owner of Union Carbide, with the entire cost of remediation efforts towards detoxifying the areas around Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) in Bhopal.
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A batua worth one crore
Syed Farooq, a craftsman from Bhopal has designed a purse called Bhopali batua, worth Rs 1 crore. The purse is embedded with 787 diamonds, 850 grams of gold
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Chouhan Dismisses Congress Claim of Weak CM
taken by his government against mafia in Indore and Bhopal and did not disclose the names of those who were plotting to remove him from his post.
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Bhopal gas tragedy: Centre's curative petition under process
The GoM was set up after a public outcry over a Bhopal magistrate's verdict on June 7 that sentenced the guilty men to just two years in prison.
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Tough fight awaits in July 29-30 Asian All-Star Meet

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The women's long jump will be another attraction as multi-event specialist Yulia Tarasova of Uzbekistan, Bhopal champion Priyadarshini of Sri Lanka and the
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Govt seeks Rs 350 cr from Dow; Bhopal 'satisfied'
Bhopal, July 21 (IBNS) Five Bhopal based organizations, working among the neighbourhood residents of the abandoned Union Carbide factory, on Wednesday
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Sex Scandal Hits Women's Field Hockey… and other news

July 23, 2010

Sex Scandal Hits Women's Field Hockey
hockey team wear black bands as a mark of protest against the delay in payment of their dues during a practice session in Bhopal on January 21, 2010.
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Proposed survey for Bhopal metro rail a right step: E Sreedharan
PTI Bhopal: The proposed survey for Bhopal Metro Rail is the right step at the right time by the Madhya Pradesh government, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
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Monsoon session of Parliament to be tumultuous
with opposition stacking up all ammunition ranging from price rise, fuel hike, Bhopal gas tragedy and the Indo-Pak talks to attack the government.
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We have to learn from Satyam experience: Salman Khurshid
The 26 year old Bhopal episode also finds a lack of closure today. We find a great deal of angst, conflict, debate and we still seem nowhere near finding a
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No decision yet on Bhopal waste disposal: Jairam
About 350 metric tonnes of hazardous waste is lying packed at the now-defunct plant in Bhopal, and the incineration in Pithampur was to begin after August
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Land of the Gods
We, a group of 5, are planning to visit Bhopal. What is the distance from Bhopal to Ujjain. Does any bus ply between the two cities around 11.30 pm?
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Provincial Lawmakers Protest in Bhopal, India
The state legislative assembly in Bhopal witnessed a unique event on Monday. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, staged a demonstration, resulting in
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No action against players participating in Nationals: Srinivas
NEW DELHI: Sport Ministry on Tuesday made it clear that players who participated in the IHF-organised Senior Men's National championship in Bhopal won't be
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'The government has refused to learn from Bhopal'
Educationist Anil Sadagopal has been part of the Bhopal gas victims' struggle from the start. In November 1985, the Supreme Court appointed him and Sujit
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Mayawati tells MPs to raise price rise issue in house
Mayawati also urged the MPs to focus themselves on the Congress regime's 'apathy and injustice' towards the Bhopal gas tragedy victims.
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Mayawati asks BSP MPs to flay UPA on price rise, Maoist issues… and other news

July 22, 2010

Mayawati asks BSP MPs to flay UPA on price rise, Maoist issues
needs of Naxal-hit areas, Mayawati said. The BSP supermo said it was unfortunate that "proper justice" has not been given to Bhopal gas tragedy victims.
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Union Carbide Bhopal Gas Leak Case
One of the tragedies of the Bhopal Gas leak disaster is the politicization of the case and the failure of the Government to bring the hard issues and facts
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Protest in Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Shivraj Singh Chouhan's land mafia statement
PTI Bhopal: Main Opposition Congress today staged a noisy protest in the well of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly demanding a discussion on the adjournment
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Centre to take over Bhopal Memorial Hospital
Bhopal: A day after Justice Ahmadi's resignation as Chairman of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research trust, reactions from ground zero have started
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SC lets Bhopal trust chief quit amid cries for investigation

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The Supreme Court on Monday accepted former chief justice of India AM Ahmadi's resignation from the chairmanship of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust
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Blast accused RSS activist killed by 'own men'
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government on Monday denied receiving any request from the Union Government for transfer of the murder case of Rashtriya Swayamsewak
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IISER | IISER Admissions 2010 | JAC IISER Bhopal Admissions

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The IISER Admissions 2010 for IISER Bhopal, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and IISER Kolkata will condcuted by the Joint Admission
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1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy: No police record about who let Anderson on bail
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly was on Monday informed that no record was found in Bhopal's Hanumanganj police station with regard to the bail given to
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