TRAGEDY

  • Bhopal gas tragedy victims move higher US court against UCC 2 days ago

    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...
  • Sterilisation deaths: Rat poison mixed medicines given to women, confirms Health Ministry 6 days ago

    Raipur: Medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, were given to womwn who underwent sterilisation surgery at government medical camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, confirmed state Health Ministry on Saturday. "According to the reports, poison was mixed along with the medicines. All the reports have been handed...
  • 'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money' November 16, 2014

    Bilaspur: The husband of a Baiga tribe woman who died after undergoing tubectomy at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district alleged that health workers put pressure on them and also held out a promise of money for consenting to the operation. "Auxillary nurse-midwives and mitanins (women health workers) told the...
  • Company denies rat poison in pills linked to Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths November 16, 2014

    Raipur: The company at the centre of a probe into why more than a dozen women died after being sterilised in Chhattisgarh has denied that the antibiotic tablets it manufactured were contaminated with a chemical compound commonly found in rat poison. Preliminary tests of ciprocin tablets made by Mahawar Pharmaceuticals, a...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 15, 2014

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  • Rahul Gandhi blames Chhattisgarh government for Bilaspur tradedy November 15, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi held the Raman Singh government responsible for Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy in which 14 women have lost their live. He said, "This is not just negligence but role of corruption and its government's responsibility. The state government's sterilisation programme was not run properly. The state government...
  • Sterilisation deaths in Bilaspur expose India's struggle with faulty drugs November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: The recent deaths of 15 people linked to a small pharmaceutical factory in Raipur have highlighted how easily adulterated drugs can enter the country's huge healthcare system. Experts say the government is underestimating the scale of the problem, hampering efforts to rein in abuses in one of the world's biggest...
  • 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...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Raids being conducted by government in all medical shops in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: Raids were conducted on Friday by health department officials in all the medical shops in Chhattisgarh. The raid took place in Raigarh, Dhamtari, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Sukma and other districts. Reportedly, collectors are to inspect all the private hospitals in the districts and see that the banned drugs are not...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Rahul Gandhi heads to Chhattisgarh on Saturday November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will visit Pendari village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, where botched sterilisation surgeries have left 13 women dead. Sources said that Gandhi will be meeting the family members of the victims and also take stock of the corrective measures being taken by the state...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Chhattisgarh government sacks surgeon and chief medical officer November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday sacked surgeon Dr RK Gupta, who conducted the failed sterilisation surgeries which claimed the lives of 14 women and left over 50 hospitalised, and also the Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Bhange for 'dereliction of duty' and 'negligence'. A statement from the state...
  • Bilaspur medical tragedy: Doctor arrested for botch-up November 13, 2014

    In connection with the Bilaspur tragedy, the doctor who conducted these back to back surgeries has been arrested, but the haphazard way in which India is going about its family planning program has now been exposed. 14 women have lost their lives after laparoscopic sterilisation surgeries were conducted at a...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: I am not the only one responsible, says arrested doctor November 13, 2014

    Dr RK Gupta, who conducted 83 laparoscopic surgeries in Bilaspur has been arrested. "Whatever charges are framed against me are false, I am being targeted. I am a government servant and I only follow orders given to me by the CMO and BMO," said Gupta. ...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Police suspect women died of septicemia November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: Preliminary post-mortem results of the botched-up sterilisation deaths indicate that some women died because of septicemia in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, according to sources. The tragedy saw the death of 14 of the 83 women who were operated upon. Police officials suspect that there was some problem with the medicines used...
  • Chhattisgarh: Death toll in Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy rises to 14, doctor taken into custody November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: The Chhattisgarh Police has arrested surgeon Dr RK Gupta who conducted the failed sterilisation surgeries which claimed the lives of 14 women and left over 50 hospitalised. Dr Gupta is the first person to be arrested in the Bilaspur tragedy case. The state police is on the lookout for other...
  • Congress leader Ajit Jogi alleges BJP for Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy November 12, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Wednesday said, "It's a very shocking and saddening incident that has happened in Bilaspur. I would say that this is the ultimate in irresponsibility and this has happened only cause the government. is relaxed and, govt is irresponsible and govt. has npt taken action...
  • South Korea ferry tragedy: Captain gets 36 years in prison for death of 300 people November 11, 2014

    Seoul: A South Korean court on Tuesday handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster in April that killed more than 300 people. The chief engineer got 30 years, and 13 other crew members were...
  • '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

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 31, 2014

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  • 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...
  • Patna stampede: Muslim woman saves Hindu child October 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar met the family of four-year-old girl Chahat who went missing during the stampede in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. She was found by a Muslim lady who took chahat to her house. The rescuer said, "I found her on the road. I took her to my house and...
  • Delhi: After fire in CP, 10 shops gutted in Chandni Chowk fire August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The heat is taking its toll on Delhi. Shortly after a fire in a building in Connaught Place in central Delhi, another fire broke out in Chandni Chowk on a transformer, which ended up gutting 10 shops in the area. The incident happened in the Kinari Bazaar in Dariba...
  • Kumbakonam fire tragedy: 10 years on, survivors recall the horror August 9, 2014

    Kumbakonam: More than 10 years after 94 children were killed and 18 others injured in a fire accident in a private school in Kumbakonam, a district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people while acquitting 11 others in the case. Survivors of the fire tragedy still carry with them the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

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  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...