Bhopal Gas Tragedy

  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Court summons US chemical giant Dow Chemicals 28-02-2014 11:41 PM

    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,...
  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals 06-02-2014 07:18 PM

    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...
  • 'Union Carbide had direct role in designing, building Bhopal plant' 06-02-2014 12:19 PM

    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,...
  • Protests mark 29th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, demand justice for victims 03-12-2013 03:23 PM

    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...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors forced to live a wretched life 03-12-2013 11:01 AM

    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 02-12-2013 10:23 PM

    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 20-09-2013 12:44 PM

    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...
  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? 19-09-2013 11:09 PM

    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 19-09-2013 09:33 PM

    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' 13-08-2013 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Bhopal gas leak: PMO has no record of Anderson's flight 10-08-2013 08:10 AM

    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,...
  • No record on Anderson's flight, PMO tells Bhopal gas leak panel 09-08-2013 09:57 PM

    Bhopal: The Prime Ministers 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...
  • Dow can't evade responsibility for Bhopal Gas tragedy: Audrey Gaughran 25-07-2013 04:02 PM

    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....
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Plea on convicts' sentence declined 21-05-2013 10:30 AM

    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 21-05-2013 12:29 AM

    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 13-04-2013 12:45 AM

    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 06-04-2013 01:25 PM

    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...
  • India Positive: Lighting up the path of Bhopal gas tragedy victims 08-12-2012 10:38 PM

    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 03-12-2012 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Drop Dow as London Olympics sponsors: IOA 20-12-2011 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has written to the 2012 London Olympics organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), complaining about sponsor Dow Chemicals lying that there are no pending cases over the Bhopal gas tragedy. In a letter sent to the IOC the IOA demanded that Dow...
  • Did not bend to pressure from Bhopal victims: Dow 19-12-2011 08:53 PM

    Dow Chemicals on Monday clarified that it was never branding the 2012 Games with its logo in the first place. ...
  • No Dow Chemicals logo at London Olympics 19-12-2011 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: In what is being seen as a victory of sorts for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the London Olympics will not carry any logo of Dow Chemicals. The company has clarified that it was never branding the 2012 Games with its logo in the first place....
  • India won't boycott London Olympics over Dow 15-12-2011 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will not the 2012 London Olympics, but will lodge a strong protest over the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy tainted Dow Chemicals sponsoring the sporting event. The decision to not boycott the Olympic Games was taken at the IOA Executive Board meeting on Thursday...
  • Dow shadow getting darker over London Olympics 14-12-2011 10:58 PM

    Bhopal gas tragedy victims asked the IOA to boycott the Olympics if Dow Chemicals remains as one of the sponsors. ...
  • London Olympics panel backs Dow as sponsor 12-12-2011 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Chairman of London's 2012 Olympic Organising Committee Sebastian Coe has spoken out in favour of sponsor Dow Chemicals, despite criticism over the company's involvement in the Bhopal gas tragedy. Coe said he empathised with the victims of the disaster but said the two were entirely different issues....
  • MP govt pulled up for lathicharge on gas victims 06-12-2011 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Human Rights Commission pulled up the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday for the police brutality on protesting Bhopal gas victims. Taking suo motto cognizance of the police lathicharge on the protestors on December 3, the HRC has asked the state government to submit a detailed report on...
  • India wants Dow ousted as Olympics sponsor 05-12-2011 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: India is mounting pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to seek the ouster of Dow Chemicals as sponsors of London 2012 and the Sports Ministry has written to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in this regard. Dow Chemicals is the company that's believed to be responsible for...
  • Police lathi charge protesting Bhopal gas victims 03-12-2011 12:48 PM

    Bhopal: Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy were lathi charged by the police in Barkheri on Saturday when they carried out a 'Rail Roko' agitation. The gas victims retaliated to the police brutality by burning vehicles and pelting stones at the officials. So far, four trains have been...
  • Bhopal victims to plan 'Rail Roko' agitation today 03-12-2011 06:46 AM

    New Delhi: Survivours of the Bhopal Gas tragedy are planning to hold a 'Rail Roko' agitation on Saturday, demanding correction in death figures and more compensation from Dow Chemicals and Union Carbide. One of them survivour of the Bhopal Gas tragedy Rashida spoke to CNN-IBN and said, "This is shocking...