Bhopal Gas Tragedy

  • 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 2-3, 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 2-3, 1984 from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide in Bhopal, lakhs were...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 29 years on, no justice yet for survivors December 3, 2013

    Bhopal: Twenty-nine 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...
  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? September 20, 2013

    A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company Westinghouse, which...
  • Controversy erupts over Indo-US nuke deal ahead of PM's visit to Washington September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company...
  • 'Residents near Bhopal gas tragedy site forced to drink unsafe water' August 13, 2013

    Organisations working for the welfare of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy have alleged that due to the Madhya Pradesh government's gross neglect, people living around the abandoned Union Carbide factory, are forced to consume contaminated water. "Thousands of residents are forced to drink and cook with the ground water...
  • Bhopal gas leak: PMO has no record of Anderson's flight August 10, 2013

    The Prime Minister Office's has no record available on arrest and subsequent release of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson, and also on provision of a state plane which flew him back to Delhi, the Commission probing the 1984 Bhopal gas leak case has been informed. According to the PMO, "desired...
  • No record on Anderson's flight, PMO tells Bhopal gas leak panel August 9, 2013

    Bhopal: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has no record of the arrest and release of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson and the state plane which flew him back to Delhi. Official sources said the PMO told the Commission probing the 1984 Bhopal gas leak case that the “desired information was...
  • Dow can't evade responsibility for Bhopal Gas tragedy: Audrey Gaughran July 25, 2013

    A Bhopal district court has issued summons to Dow Chemicals in the ongoing criminal case on the world's worst industrial disaster that, in December 1984, claimed thousands of lives and wounded many more thousands. Will the victims ever get justice? joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Will...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Plea on convicts' sentence declined May 21, 2013

    Bhopal: A local court here on Monday rejected an NGO's plea to raise the quantum of punishment given to the convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. The petition to raise the quantum of punishment in the case was filed by the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sanghthan convenor Abdul...
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Plea to raise sentence declined May 21, 2013

    Bhopal: A local court in Bhopal Monday rejected an NGO's plea to raise the quantum of punishment given to the convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. The petition to raise the quantum of punishment in the case was filed by the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sanghthan convenor Abdul...
  • HC issues notice to convicts of Union Carbide trial April 13, 2013

    Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notices to seven persons, convicted in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, following a petition filed by the CBI demanding their retrial. Justice MA Siddiqui issued notices to all seven convicts, seeking replies within four weeks. The CBI in its petition is demanding...
  • TN: Strike to be held against Sterlite plant in Tuticorin April 6, 2013

    Chennai: A day-long general strike demanding permanent closure of the copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd will be held on Monday at Tuticorin, said MDMK party general secretary Vaiko on Saturday. The company is part of Britain-based Vedanta Resources Group. In a statement issued here, MDMK founder Vaiko said...
  • Differently-abled Bhopal gas tragedy survivor a doctor for other victims February 4, 2013

    Bhopal: Differently-abled Bhopal gas tragedy victim Dr Mohammed Ali Quaiser completed his MBBS degree despite many challenges. Today he works to help other victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The scars of the Bhopal gas tragedy hit Mohammed Ali Quaiser hard. Quaiser has already had six operations for his...
  • India Positive: Lighting up the path of Bhopal gas tragedy victims December 8, 2012

    NGO Swabhiman Kendriya has been working with the victims of the worst industrial tragedy in the world, making them self reliant. ...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: NGO helps victims by empowering them December 3, 2012

    Bhopal: Monday marks the 28th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy. For most victims, the scars still remain. But the Swabhiman Kendra is easing their pain by empowering them. Shobha Soni still remembers waiting for her husband on that dark night of December 3, 1984. Her house was just 500...
  • Bhopal gas leak: Notices sent to Anderson return October 11, 2012

    Bhopal: Two notices, sent to former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson at his US addresses by a probe panel, were returned by the authorities concerned on the ground of "person unidentified and insufficient address", sources said on Wednesday. The two notices were sent through the government of India to Greenwich and...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: hospital for victims shutting down? October 10, 2012

    Bhopal: The victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy and their families are back on a protest. They claim that the Bhopal Memorial Hospital, specially set up for the victims, is on the verge of closure. The hospital built to take care of the victims of the 1984 gas tragedy is...
  • Drug trials: SC issues notices to Centre, states October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has hauled up the Centre on clinical drug trials in the country. Issuing notices to all state governments on Monday, the apex court asked them if they were being kept in the loop by the government on the clinical trials. The court further sought details from...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste not disposed for 30 years September 28, 2012

    Bhopal: Solid toxic waste has been lying at the site of the gas tragedy in Bhopal, the union carbide factory, for over 30 years. A new study of groundwater in and around Bhopal reveals a high level of contamination. Activists are demanding that the state government takes action. A solar evaporation...
  • Bhopal tragedy: German firm pulls out of clean-up project September 18, 2012

    Bhopal: In a major setback for Bhopal, a German company has pulled out of the project to clean 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the Union Carbide Plant, saying it is too hazardous. The plant was the site of the world's worst disaster in which 15,000 people were killed in...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: CBI's review petition dismissed August 29, 2012

    Bhopal: A sessions court on Tuesday upheld a 2010 verdict of a trial court in the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy case while dismissing the CBI's petition seeking re-trial and enhancement of sentence awarded to former Union Carbide officials. The revision petition seeking enhancement of sentence under the new section of 304-II...
  • 12 Bhopal gas tragedy victims die in drug trials July 18, 2012

    Bhopal/New Delhi: An RTI has revealed that Bhopal gas tragedy victims are being used as guniea pigs for drug trials in hospitals. At least 12 victims have died in illegal drug trials till now. The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the Madhya Pradesh government after an NGO filed...
  • SC pulls up MP govt for drug trials on humans July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Madhya Pradesh government on drug trials and came down heavily on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan administration for treating people as guinea pigs even as people are dying due to illegal trials. Terming it "most unfortunate', the apex court criticised the...
  • London civic body opposes Dow as Olympic sponsor July 12, 2012

    London's municipal authority has urged the organisers of the upcoming London Olympics to rethink their relationship with Dow Chemicals. ...