BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY

  • Bhopal gas tragedy: What former Bhopal SP Swaraj Puri saw at the Union Carbide plant December 9, 2014

    Bhopal: Swaraj Puri was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the deadly Methyl IsoCyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the middle of the night of December 2, 1984. Puri has faced criticism for safely escorting the then the Union Carbide Corporation chairman and CEO Warren Anderson to...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: How it happened December 8, 2014

    Bhopal: Thirty years after the catastrophic leak of lethal Methyl Isocyanate from the Carbide plant in Bhopal, T R Chouhan who was the Chemical Plant Operator and in charge of storage tank 610 till November 25, 1984, returns to its crumbling remains to tell us how India's worst industrial disaster...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: The man who tried to expose Union Carbide and the warnings that were ignored December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Rajkumar Keswani shot into fame in the aftermath of the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984. His passionate stories in 1982, warning of the disaster waiting to happen were ignored. Keswani was so convinced about the threat the pesticide plant of UCIL posed to Bhopal that he wrote...
  • Watch: Kal Penn on Bhopal gas tragedy December 5, 2014

    Kal Penn is known for his international roles but this time he will be seen in an Indian film that depicts the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The film titled- 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' released on Friday. ...
  • Watch: Photographer Raghu Rai recounts the horror of the Bhopal gas tragedy December 3, 2014

    Acclaimed photographer Raghu Rai recounts the horror 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy left over 10000 dead and crippled for generations to come. "The burial of an unknown child became an iconic image as a symbol of Bhopal Gas tragedy," said Raghu Rai. ...
  • Behind the scenes of 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' December 3, 2014

    Ravi Kumar directed Bhopal: 'A prayer for rain' talks about the biggest disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. It is after 30 years that a film tells us the truth of that fateful night of December 3, 1984. ...
  • Reliving the Bhopal gas tragedy: Disaster that could have been averted December 3, 2014

    The Bhopal tragedy was a disaster in the making as several warnings were ignored. The carbide plant at Bhopal was inferior in design to the one at Virginia and local administration had no information about the nature of the toxic gas that had leaked. ...
  • Bhopal: A city frozen in its toxic past December 2, 2014

    Bhopal: An avalanche of grievances writ on every face! The scars of the tragedy are visible in every nook and cranny of Old Bhopal. The deadly waste is still lying in the Union Carbide factory, contaminating not only the soil and water but also the minds of the people. Misguided...
  • 30 years of Bhopal gas tragedy: Gas Devi and Zahar Lal still question us, seek justice December 2, 2014

    The gory night of December 2-3, 1984 still haunt the memories of a poor inhabitant of Oriya Basti, a slum area unfortunate to have been very close to infamous Union Carbide plant in Bhopal. Although 30 years have passed but it seems as if it was just yesterday that the...
  • My film on Bhopal gas tragedy is a cautionary tale: Ravi Kumar December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ravi Kumar initially set out to make a small, independent movie on Bhopal gas tragedy but the director said the canvas of 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' kept getting bigger as he realised the story behind the disaster needed to reach a wider audience. "As filmmakers we have a...
  • Modi government should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama: Amnesty International Secretary General November 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year. "It is time...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy victims move higher US court against UCC November 26, 2014

    New York: Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have filed an appeal in a higher court here contesting a lower court's decision that Union Carbide Corporation cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. The appeal has been filed in the US Court of Appeals for the...
  • Centre agrees to hike compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims November 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The central government has agreed to increase the compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims, Amnesty International on Friday said and welcomed the move. The government also promised to revise the numbers of deaths and injuries, according to an Amnesty International statement. The government decision came following hunger strike by five...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years later, survivors cry for justice, seek more compensation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy are at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding justice and additional compensation. Survivors which include mostly women and children are sitting on protest since November 9 saying they will remain at Jantar Mantar till the Narendra Modi government gives them...
  • 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' is relevant in today's time: Tannishtha Chatterjee November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee says her upcoming film on Bhopal gas tragedy holds importance in today's times even though the incident happened 30 years ago as it reminds people to be more socially responsible. 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' is set amid the Bhopal gas disaster that occurred in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 31, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 4th school rape in a month in Bangalore raises questions on security October 31, 2014

    Sexual assault in schools of Bangalore and Hyderabad reported. Teacher has been arrested for raping a six-year-old in Bangalore. This is the third such case in a month. The Karnataka Home Minister tells CNN-IBN that a circular has been sent across to all the schools and action will soon be...
  • World's worst corporate criminal died unshackled, says Satinath Sarangi October 31, 2014

    Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed over 3,000 lives in one of the world's most lethal industrial accidents, has died in the US state of Florida aged 92. Activist Satinath Sarangi said, "The struggle will go on...
  • Former union carbide chief Warren M Anderson, wanted in Bhopal gas tragedy, dies at 92 October 31, 2014

    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. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter's son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, died on September 29 at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Court summons US chemical giant Dow Chemicals February 28, 2014

    Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Pankaj Maheshwari today issued a notice to Dow Chemicals to appear before the court on July 4 and present its stand with regard to the Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 1984. Bhopal Group for Information and Action, an NGO working with the gas-affected people, had...
  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals February 6, 2014

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UCC) have released new evidence to show its "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal" where the 1984 gas disaster killed thousands. Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site claiming that its former...
  • 'Union Carbide had direct role in designing, building Bhopal plant' February 6, 2014

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UDC) for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy released new evidence on Wednesday that demonstrates the company's "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal, India". Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site, claiming...
  • Protests mark 29th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, demand justice for victims December 3, 2013

    Meetings and protest marches in support of the demands of the victims marked the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas catastrophe on Tuesday. In the world's worst industrial disaster, the lethal methyl isocyanate gas had leaked on the intervening night of December 23, 1984 from the Union Carbide plant in the...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors forced to live a wretched life December 3, 2013

    Bhopal: The Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 was a catastrophe that has no parallel in the world's industrial history. While several thousand were killed immediately when the deadly methyl isocyanate leaked on the intervening night of December 23, 1984 from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide in Bhopal, lakhs were...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 29 years on, no justice yet for survivors December 2, 2013

    Bhopal: Twentynine years after the deadly gas leak from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the scars of this tragedy are not just visible but continue to hound the victims amidst long legal battles and continued government apathy. The Supreme Court of India on October 29, 2013 ordered parity in...
  • MF Husain's 'Bhopal' up for auction in UK September 20, 2013

    Legendary artist MF Husain's landmark painting 'Bhopal', which depicts the horrors of the 1984 gas leak tragedy in the Indian city, is set to be auctioned in London, with a pre-sale estimate of up to 300,000 pounds. Auctioneer Bonhams will sell the painting along with pioneering artwork by Indian master artists...