BHOPAL

  • Former union carbide chief Warren M Anderson, wanted in Bhopal gas tragedy, dies at 92 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former chairman of the American parent company Union Carbide Corp, Warren M Anderson, blamed for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy died on Friday at the age of 92. On the night of 2-3 December, 1984, lethal gas leak from Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal killed at least...
  • Not a biopic, hope it makes some difference in the lives of the people in Bhopal: Kal Penn on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian-American actor and member of Obama Administration, Kal Penn hopes that the telling account of his upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' based on the gas leak tragedy of 1984, will make a difference in the lives of families of the victims of the disaster. The Ravi Kumar-directed...
  • Actress Shruti Haasan travels to Bhopal for Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Yaara' shoot October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Shruti Haasan is currently in Bhopal for the shooting of filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's next 'Yaara', an official remake of the 2011 French film 'Les Lyonnais'. The movie, which went on floors in June this year, also stars Irrfan Khan, Vidyut Jamwal, Amit Sadh besides the 28-year-old actress. "Hello Bhopal!...
  • Rajpal Yadav to make his Hollywood debut in 'Bhopal-A Prayer Fro Rain', co-starring Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajpal Yadav, who is making his debut in Hollywood with 'Bhopal - A Prayer For Rain', is extremely satisfied because working in the film is like a dream come true for him. Director Ravi Kumar's film also features Hollywood names Mischa Barton and Martin Sheen as well as Indian-American...
  • Bhopal: Man accused under Arms act, dragged to court in chains by police October 5, 2014

    Bhopal: In a shocking incident of police brutality in Bhopal, a man accused under the Arms act was dragged in chains to a district court. The accused was allegedly caught with a sword by the Gandhi Nagar police on Friday night. Police, however, defended its actions saying the man was a habitual...
  • Jet Airways New DelhiBhopal flight aborted after fire alarm August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A fire alarm in a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Bhopal caused a scare as it was about to take off early on Thursday. No one among over the 70 people on board was injured in the incident that took place around 0545 hrs, airport sources...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • Court issues summons to Dow Chemicals in Bhopal gas tragedy case August 5, 2014

    A local court issued summons to Dow Chemicals here on Monday in connection with the 1984 Union Carbide gas tragedy case on after a petition filed by a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) fighting for the rights of poison gas affected victims. The summons was issued by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Pankaj...
  • ED quizzes MPPEB's former exam controller August 4, 2014

    Enforcement Directorate questioned Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) former Exam Controller Pankaj Trivedi for near fiveandahalf hours on Monday, to know investments made by him in movable and immovable assets. A senior ED officer said that Trivedi was brought here amidst tight security from the Bhopal Central Jail, where he...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Nongovernmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • Kolkata best, Chandigarh worst Indian city: Janaagraha survey June 10, 2014

    Indian cities don't score very high on several parameters such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms that strongly influence quality of life. According to the Annual Survey of India's CitySystems by Janaagraha which was carried out in 21 major cities of India across 18 states, the quality of...
  • 21 year old tigress 'Sita' dies of old age in Van Vihar National Park June 1, 2014

    An ailing tigress has died of old age in Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, a forest official said on Sunday. "The big cat, named 'Sita', was 21 years old. She was suffering from an injury in her hind leg over a month, which had restricted her movements. She died last...
  • MP: Lokayukta raids premises of IPS officer May 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta conducted early morning raids at the premises of IPS officer Mayank Jain, IG Community Policing on Thursday. The Lokyukta sleuths have unearthed documents showing assets including 50 acres of land, two nursing homes and 8 houses spread across Rewa, Indore and Bhopal. The officer belongs...
  • 3 killed in a trolleycar collision on BhopalIndore highway May 8, 2014

    Three persons were killed on Thursday in a collision between a trolley and a Marshal Jeep on BhopalIndore highway near Ashta block here, police said. The mishap took place at village Arnia Ghazi, 55 kms from here this morning when all the victims, employed with Public Health Engineering Department at Mandeleshwar...
  • Madhya Pradesh launches web portal for panchayats May 1, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh on Thursday launched a web portal for village panchayats to ensure greater transparency in their functioning. Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Antony D'sa launched the "Panchayat Darpan" website at a function in Bhopal. "With this launch, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state to bring transparency in operations of panchayats and maintain...
  • 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is a whimsical romcom; should be fun: Shoojit Sircar May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, the coproducer of 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai', hopes the film about a wedding in Bhopal turns out to be fun. The film is a smallbudget whimsical romcom directed by writer Arshad Sayyed, who recently wrote another quirky marital comedy 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. Talking about 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai',...
  • MP: Man posts woman's obscene photos on Facebook, jailed for 3 years April 29, 2014

    Bhopal: In a first of its kind verdict in Bhopal, a local court has sentenced a youth to three years in prison for posting obscene photographs of a woman on Facebook. The convict has also been directed to pay a penalty of Rs 22,000 for the cyber crime. The woman...
  • Bhopal: Doctors keep dead woman on the ventilator for a week, booked April 26, 2014

    Bhopal: In a shocking incident in Bhopal, four doctors of a private hospital have been booked for allegedly keeping a dead person on the ventilator for a week. A case of cheating for monetary gain has been registered. The deceased's family had filed a complaint alleging that the hospital kept...
  • Amarinder questions Jaitley over Bhopal gas tragedy case April 20, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader and Amritsar candidate Amarinder Singh asked his BJP rival Arun Jaitley to come clean on his alleged defence to Dow Jones against Bhopal gas tragedy victims over denial of compensation. Amarinder, in a statement, asked Jaitley whether it was not a fact that the latter...
  • LS polls: Jyotiraditya, Ajit Jogi, Raman Singh's son in the fray April 16, 2014

    Bhopal: Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is seeking re-election for the fourth consecutive term from Guna. 10 Lok Sabha seats in MP will be voting on April 17. Three Lok Sabha seats of Chhattisgarh, including those of Mahasamund and Rajnadgaon from where former chief minister Ajit Jogi and Chief Minister Raman...
  • 8 guns, 52 cartridges seized in Bhopal; seven arrested April 13, 2014

    Seven youth were arrested after eight hand guns and 52 cartridges of Italian 12-bore gun were allegedly seized from them in the city, police said on Sunday. The illegal firearms were brought from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Superintendent of Police (headquarters) Shashikant Shukla told reporters last evening. Efforts were on to trace more...
  • Would have been great if Advani fought from Bhopal: BJP's Alok Sanjar April 10, 2014

    Bhopal: While many have termed Jaswant Singh's suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party a disaster, party's candiadte from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Alok Sanjar has justified the move saying the BJP is a disciplined organistaion. "The party doesn't tolerate if its leaders, irrespective of their stature, disrupt discipline, and we...
  • Congress seeks removal of Jabalpur Collector over firing April 8, 2014

    Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday demanded strict action against the Jabalpur District Collector and some other senior officials in connection with a firing incident in which five party activists were injured. Party legislator and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Satyadev Katare also sought dismissal of the Raisen District Collector for...
  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe March 29, 2014

    Bhopal: The CBI on Saturday arrested a top Income Tax official and her politician husband on charges of taking bribe. Poonam Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. The incident happened...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants new models to get private partners for water supply March 23, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that new and innovative models shall be developed to attract private partners in water supply distribution and maintenance across the state. "Rain water harvesting and recharge of groundwater sources shall be implemented, and be made mandatory for all agencies in MP," Chouhan...
  • Uma Bharti not interested in Jhansi, wants to contest from Bhopal March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bhopal is the new hotseat for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) it seems. After party veteran LK Advani showed interest in the seat, Uma Bharti has now reportedly told the party leadership that she will like to contest from there. Uma Bharti has always been a powerful figure in...
  • Advani calls truce, to contest from Gandhinagar March 20, 2014

    Playing down reports of differences over his candidature, Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday evening said that he will be contesting 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the seat which has been allotted to him on Wednesday. ...
  • BJP mollifies LK Advani but Jaswant Singh still sulking over LS seat March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janta Party managed to mollify Lal Krishna Advani, the party is still facing rebellion from its senior leader Jaswant Singh, who is keen on contesting Lok Sabha elections from his hometown Barmer in Rajasthan. While after a day long drama, Advani on Thursday evening declared that...
  • LK Advani says he will contest Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar March 20, 2014

    Playing down reports of differences over his candidature, Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday evening said that he will be contesting 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the seat which has been allotted to him on Wednesday. In a statement released on Thursday evening, Advani said, "Having represented Gandhinagar...
  • LK Advani has his way, BJP lets him decide his seat for Lok Sabha elections March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to leave the decision on choice of seat for party veteran LK Advani to the man himself. "I have spoken to all the party leaders. I have consulted the Parliamentary Board and the CEC members as well. We have decided that the final...