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  • AirAsia crash: Indonesia officially ends search operations 4 days ago

    Jakarta: An Indonesian official on Saturday said the search operation for bodies and wreckage of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has officially come to an end. AirAsia QZ 8501 crashed in the Karimata Strait enroute from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore on December 28 last year, killing all 162 people onboard. The search...
  • Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims February 1, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said. National search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo last week said search and rescue teams were being given two days'...
  • New attempt to lift AirAsia jet's fuselage fails as rope snaps January 25, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: A fresh attempt to lift the sunken fuselage of the doomed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea on Sunday failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. Efforts to lift the fuselage or the main section of the Airbus...
  • Indonesian divers recover bodies from near crashed AirAsia jet fuselage January 22, 2015

    Aboard KRI Banda Aceh: Indonesian divers on Thursday found six bodies near the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month into the Java Sea, but were unable to enter the wreckage where most of the victims are believed to be trapped, a navy official said. Days of rough weather...
  • AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared, says Indonesia January 20, 2015

    Jakarta: An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said on Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 feet a...
  • Divers battle against nature in hunt for AirAsia flight QZ8501 debris January 16, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: Clinging desperately to underwater ropes, an Indonesian search leader said his divers appeared to be "flying like Superman" as they scoured the seabed in the gruelling quest to recover bodies and wreckage from crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501. "The current is so strong that it could rip open our masks...
  • UP's hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 27, many critical January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: The toll in Monday's hooch tragedy in Uttar Pradesh's and Unnao risen to 27 Tuesday, as nine people undergoing treatment at various hospitals died here during treatment, officials said. Over 122 people have been admitted to medical facilities, with condition of 12 of them continues to be critical. Many have...
  • Cockpit voice recorder recovered from crashed AirAsia jet, says official January 13, 2015

    Jakarta: Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, MetroTV said quoting a transport official, a key piece of evidence for investigators to determine the cause of the crash that killed 162 people. The cockpit voice recorder, which records conversations between the pilots...
  • Yearender: Naxal strikes, sterilisation tragedy overshadowed 2014 for Chhattisgarh December 21, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur. The Raman Singh government remained busy warding off Opposition...
  • 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...
  • Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam seemed to have shot upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' at such a breakneck speed that it's almost complete. It is touted to be his quickest project. The film's shooting started in October. The film's cinematographer P.C. Sreeram recently tweeted: "Travelling time to reach our next destination. Mani...
  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 5, 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. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Bilaspur sterilisation surgeries conducted in unhygenic conditions, says probe report December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after botched up sterlisation camp in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh killed thirteen women, a fact finding team which probed the incident has submitted its report. The team in its report has said that the surgeries were done in unhygienic conditions and doctors did not change gloves between operations....
  • Gurdaspur tragedy: Center seeks report on incident from state government, says JP Nadda December 5, 2014

    16 people lost their vision following an operation at an eye camp in Gurdaspur in Punjab. The patients, who are from Amritsar, had undergone cataract surgery organised by an NGO last week. Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said, "We have asked for a report from the Punjab government. We...
  • 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. ...
  • INS Sindhurakshak tragedy may be a result of human error: Navy Chief Admiral Dhowan December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 18 months after an explosion on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak sunk the vessel, killing 18 personnel, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday indicated that human error besides other factors could have led to the tragedy. Addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day, he noted...
  • 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...
  • Bhopal tragedy survivors demand panel for rehabilitation November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A group of survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy on Sunday said the central government should set up a commission for effective medical care, economic rehabilitation and social support for the victims. At a press conference ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Union Carbide gas leak disaster, 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...
  • Sterilisation deaths: Rat poison mixed medicines given to women, confirms Health Ministry November 22, 2014

    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...