Archive for August, 2010

''Angvastram'' made of Chanderi fabric to adorn CG medal winners… and other news

August 31, 2010

''Angvastram'' made of Chanderi fabric to adorn CG medal winners
PTI | 05:08 PM,Aug 29,2010 Bhopal, Aug 29 (PTI) Angvastrams, made of the famous Chanderi fabric, would adorn medal winners at the forthcoming Commonwealth
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Illegal mining: HC slams export ban
BHOPAL: Jaikishan Aswani, the main accused in the case of illegal diversion of explosives, was remanded in the custody of Madhya Pradesh Police for 10 days
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Hearing on curative petition against '96 verdict Tuesday
The Supreme Court will begin hearing on Tuesday the government's curative petition against a 1996 apex court verdict terming the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy an
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More autonomy for innovation varsities?
Mysore, Gandhinagar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bhopal and Kochi. But the number of universities to be set up by private sector has not yet been decided.
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Cops killed war hero in 'encounter'?
BHOPAL: A row has erupted between influential Congress leaders and the Madhya Pradesh police over the killing of an ex-soldier and Kargil war hero.
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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan advocates family planning
Bhopal Aug 28 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has advocated for compulsory family planning and lauded late Sanjay Gandhi''s
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PDS named as Ration at Doorstep
Initially, the scheme will be launched in Bhopal and Mandla from October 2. Principal Secretary Ashok Das has instructed the collector of Bhopal to evolve
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Demand for CA Professionals increased: Governor
By Our Staff Reporter The 31st Regional Conference of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Bhopal began today in which nearly 750 delegates
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MP probes if Kargil hero was named dacoit, killed… and other news

August 30, 2010

MP probes if Kargil hero was named dacoit, killed
Bhopal, Aug 28: Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission on Saturday took suo motu cognisance of newspaper reports and decided to probe the death of a Kargil
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MP draws up plan to generate 800 MW power by '13
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has drawn an ambitious plan to generate 800 MW of power through solar, wind and biomass by 2013, to bridge the
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Closing ceremony of DGEME sailing trophy championship
By Our Staff Reporter Director Genera of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Sailing Trophy 2010 held at Upper Lake Bhopal under the aegis of Brigadier
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Regional conference of ICAI, Bhopal from today
By Our Staff Reporter The Bhopal branch of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is organising 31st regional conference at Samanvay Bhavan
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There is no such thing as saffron terrorism: Gadkari
used to mean respect for all religions, but for Congress today it means only appeasement of minorities," Gadkari told a press conference in Bhopal.
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Anant should name corrupt ministers in MP govt: Ajay… and other news

August 29, 2010

Anant should name corrupt ministers in MP govt: Ajay
PTI | 01:08 PM,Aug 27,2010 Bhopal, Aug 27 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Congress Election Committee Chairman, Ajay Singh today asked BJP General Secretary Anant
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TCS signs Rs 130 crore e-governance deal with MP Govt
BHOPAL: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed a Rs 130 crore e-governance contract with the Madhya Pradesh government. Official sources said under the
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Four-day film festival kicks off in Bhopal
Bhopal, Aug 27 (PTI) Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray''s ''Sadgati'' opened a four-day film festival being held here as a part of the ongoing golden
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India adopts Bill to allow foreign firms to construct nuclear reactors
The Bill's timeline provision takes it cue from India's experience with the December 1984 gas leak from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal – which many
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N-Bill: CPM questions PM hurry
The CPM said the PM kept silent on issues like the price rise and the Bhopal gas tragedy verdict despite repeated pleas by the Opposition, but chose to make
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Why a nuclear liability bill is essential
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bhopal tragedy have brought back into focus the issue of industrial accidents, contractual liabilities and
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Post school, a 7-year Ph.D. programme
Loosely modeled on the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the IISERs — in Kolkata, Mohali, Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram — were set up on the
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FE Editorial : No nuclear families, we're Indian
no-faults liability amount was remarkably similar to what Union Carbide paid for the Bhopal gas tragedy, and that was more than two decades ago.
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Madhya Pradesh: 103 more explosive laden trucks missing
Bhopal: In a shocking revelation, the Bhopal police have divulged that a total of 163 explosive laden trucks had originally gone missing.
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MP sets up judicial probe into Bhopal tragedy
Nearly 26 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday constituted an inquiry commission to find out, among other things,
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BJP, Sena''s criticism of PC shows their guilt conscience:Cong… and other news

August 28, 2010

BJP, Sena''s criticism of PC shows their guilt conscience:Cong
Hitting out at Chidambaram for his "saffron terrorism" remark, BJP President Nitin Gadkari today said in Bhopal that it was a ploy by Congress to "appease
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PM must raise Bhopal tragedy issue on Obama's India visit: BJP
PTI BJP chief Nitin Gadkari today demanded that the Centre to takes up the issue of 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his
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Bhopal Haunts Congress
By NV Subramanian The woes of India's ruling Congress party over the Bhopal gas tragedy are growing rather than diminishing, even though it's more than a
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No sweetheart deal this
Since the operator is likely to be the government, this could easily lead to a repeat of the Bhopal case, where the government first arrogated to itself the
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Swine flu grips MP, 10 die
30 of them have been hospitalised in various hospitals of Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur, while ten patients have died of Swine Flu, seven are still critical,
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Mother Teresa: a remembrance

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PTI Nuns from Missionaries of Charity paying tribute to Mother Teresa during mother's birth centenary celebrations in Bhopal on Tuesday.
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N-liability bill not to please any particular country: Chavan
"We have seen what happened in Bhopal. This is to ensure that victims don't have to run from pillar to post for compensation."
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Govt 'intent 'changes N bill passed… and other news

August 27, 2010

Govt 'intent 'changes N bill passed
"There were fears regarding the laws to face a tragedy like that of Bhopal gas disaster, I would like to assure everyone that all laws will remain intact
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Viable option to dispose off Bhopal Union Carbide's toxic waste exists in India

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Bhopal: Cheer up. There is some good news for the survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial disaster, including the NGOs working for
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Greenpeace activists held for protesting n-bill
Citing the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, Greenpeace's lead campaigner Karuna Raina said: 'The clause of supplier liability is subject to the 'intent' of the
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H1N1 death toll in MP climbs to 12
PTI Bhopal, Aug 25 (PTI) The HINI death toll in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 12 with a 51-year-old woman succumbing to the viral disease here,
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No question of succumbing to pressure from Dow: Moily
"We are firm on whatever we had decided to do in the meetings of the group of ministers on Bhopal gas disaster. We are going ahead with it.
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Jairam Ramesh: India's crusading green minister
His visit to Bhopal in September last year put the spotlight on the toxic waste lying there since the 1984 Union Carbide plant gas leak.
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Sinha demands PM''s statement in Parliament on ''burning'' issues
"The Prime Minister has not said a word in Parliament on burning issues like Commonwealth Games, price rise, Bhopal gas tragedy and atrocities on schedule
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Don't nuke the deal
That makes comparisons with the Bhopal gas disaster untenable, because in the case of Bhopal there was no equivalent of no-fault liability.
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Mahila Cong accuses MP govt for poor women health facilities… and other news

August 26, 2010

Mahila Cong accuses MP govt for poor women health facilities
PTI Bhopal, Aug 24 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh Mahila Congress (MPMC) has charged the state government with neglecting women who had been unable to get benefit
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Former Bhoj varsity VC Kamlakar Singh''s e-mail password hacked
PTI Bhopal, Aug 24 (PTI) Former Vice-Chancellor of Bhoj Open University Dr Kamlakar Singh went through several anxious moments after the password of his
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Absolving Rajiv from Anderson release
Ever since the court pronounced the verdict in the Bhopal gas leak case and the media exposed the fact that the Rajiv Gandhi government had treated Warren
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Nitin Gadkari in Bhopal on 26th
PTI Bhopal, Aug 23 (PTI) BJP President Nitin Gadkari will arrive here on a two-day visit to address the party MLAs on August 26.
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Health services in Madhya Pradesh paralysed, 1100 junior doctors resign
Place: Bhopal | Agency: PTI Over 1100 junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh who had gone on strike since last week tendered their resignations today further
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Fight for Bhopal will continue- CITU
By Our Staff Reporter In a joint statement today, the Centre of Trade Unions (CITU) Bhopal District and Bhopal Gas Peedhit Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti has said
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Robbers loot gold worth Rs.2.5 crore in Bhopal
At least five armed assailants stormed into a finance company office Monday in Bhopal and looted gold estimated to have a market price of Rs.2.5 crore,
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Bhopal package announced by GoM a pittance: Jethmalani
2010, 19:05 IST Rajya Sabha MP and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani today questioned the reason behind reducing the compensation claim for the Bhopal gas
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Finance company robbed of 12 kg gold in Bhopal
PTI Bhopal, Aug 23 (PTI) A finance company was today robbed of around 12 kg gold at gunpoint by five armed miscreants, police said.
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Bhopal's great gold robbery: 12 kilos, 3 hours… and other news

August 25, 2010

Bhopal's great gold robbery: 12 kilos, 3 hours
Bhopal: At seven am this morning, four armed men overpowered two security guards on duty at the Manapuram Gold Leaf Company in the busy Bus Stand area of
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Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain will revive memories of tragedy: Tannishtha Chatterjee
Brick Lane fame actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who stars in Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain, based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, says the drama will rewind
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'Bhopal – A Prayer…' will revive memories of tragedy: Tannishtha Chatterjee …

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By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) “Brick Lane” fame actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who stars in “Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain”, based on the 1984
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Pick of The week
On Bhopal, it is time to move on, she counselled. It takes no sharp political insight to predict that the familiar Sonia silence will settle back in again
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Gas leak outrage cutting through the Fog
When Union Home Minister P Chidambaram rose to reply to the discussion on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in the Lok Sabha, he emphasised a collective
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Bhopal gas tragedy hangs over India's economic growth
"I am dismayed to think that anything I wrote could be interpreted as minimizing the toll of the Bhopal disaster. The human suffering as a result of Bhopal
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The trouble around supplier liability
The examples being cited when one talks of supplier liability is that of the Bhopal gas tragedy. “The recommendation to enhance the operator's liability cap
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Special Report
By Naresh Minocha RECORDS of the Bhopal gas disaster prove beyond an iota of doubt that Congress governments at the Centre and at the State were responsible
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Govt U-turn on Ahmadi position
The former CJI has been in the line of fire for his 1996 Supreme Court judgment which diluted the charges against the accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy case
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BDA Chairman performs Bhoomipujan
By Our Staff Reporter Bhoomipujan of gate at Rajeev Nagar costing 1.50 lakh was performed by Surendra Nath Singh, Chairman, Bhopal Development Authority,
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26 districts in MP get deficient rainfall… and other news

August 24, 2010

26 districts in MP get deficient rainfall
PTI Bhopal, Aug 22 (PTI) As many as 26 out of 50 districts in Madhya Pradesh have been facing deficient rainfall this monsoon so far.
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Fasting Muslim prisoners beaten up in Bhopal
By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net, Bhopal: What will Muslim jail inmates do while observing fast in the month of Ramzan when policemen deny them water for
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MP's way to fight PDS pilferage: Grain on doorsteps
Depending on the success of the pilot project, the scheme will be implemented in the slums of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur districts.
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Land of laws and rights
or the incompetence, collusion or what you will of the Rajiv Gandhi government in New Delhi and the Arjun Singh government in Bhopal?
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Bhopal: US warns India to back off… and other news

August 23, 2010

Bhopal: US warns India to back off
INDIA has been warned that it risks its investment relationship with the US if it seeks justice from the company behind the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
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Bhopal gas tragedy is a closed case now: US

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PTI, Updated: August 20, 2010 09:22 IST Washington: The United States on Thursday said that the Bhopal gas tragedy is a closed case now.
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Bhopal gas tragedy is a closed case now: US
Washington: The United States said on Friday the Bhopal gas tragedy was a closed case now. State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley was answering reporters'
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MP ropes in Assocham, CII for mega show
It is also learnt to have roped in CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), once again for a mega show to be organised in Bhopal next month.
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Moral hazard of indemnifying suppliers

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AP At a candle light vigil in Bangalore held to express solidarity with Bhopal gas tragedy survivors. The draft bill indemnifies suppliers of nuclear plants
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Memo to U.S. on Bhopal: Speak Softly or Not at All
Folks in India watching the aftermath of the verdict of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy probably figured the US got the message to be more diplomatic than usual
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Timeline: Nuclear Liability Bill
With the backdrop of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, India is especially sensitive towards things such as compensation and other legalities in case of an accident.
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Bhopal package announced by GoM a pittance: Jethmalani
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani today questioned the reason behind reducing the compensation claim for the Bhopal gas victims and
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US official denies 'threat' over loan and Bhopal leak
A senior US official has denied making any link between India's request for a loan from the World Bank and continuing anger over the Bhopal gas leak issue.
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Centre-State Sharing for Schemes for Bhopal Gas Victims
A Five Year Action Plan of the State Government of MP for medical, economic, social and environmental rehabilitation of Bhopal Gas Victims was approved by
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One more dies of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh… and other news

August 22, 2010

One more dies of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh
The victim, Bharti Patel (21), died in an Indore hospital during treatment in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Health Director AN Mittal told PTI.
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US denies linking investment ties to Bhopal disaster
WASHINGTON: The United States has denied reports that it was trying to link the Bhopal gas tragedy with India-US investment ties by suggesting a "lot of
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No linkage between Bhopal and investment ties with India: US
PTI Meanwhile, senior administration officials were quick to point out that the US has supported India's position at the International Bank for
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Bhopal gas tragedy was handled poorly, accepts Sonia
Pointing out inadequacies in the manner in which successive governments have dealt with the Bhopal gas tragedy, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said
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Government to take over Bhopal Memorial Hospital

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The Hindu An aerial view of Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre(BMHRC) in Bhopal. Photo: AM Faruqui The government has decided to take over a
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Illegal mining serious menace in number of states: Sonia
On the Bhopal gas tragedy, Gandhi acknowledged that there have been inadequacies in how successive governments have dealt with the calamity.
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Government has Decided to take Over Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre
The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has not received any report of alleged corrupt practices in the running of Bhopal Memorial Hospital and
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No linkage between Bhopal and investment ties with India: US
WASHINGTON: The US has dismissed as "incorrect" reports that it is linking India's efforts to seek more compensation from the Union Carbide in the Bhopal
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In Bhopal season, top US official waves the red Dow rag
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Bhopal case: US Deputy NSA warns of chill in investment
In 1999, Dow bought Union Carbide, whose pesticide plant in Bhopal leaked a poisonous gas which has killed more than 15000 people.
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