Bhopal Gas Leak

  • 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...
  • SC orders disposal of toxic waste in 6 months August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday set a six-month deadline for removal and disposal of toxic waste of the the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal and asked the Centre and Madhya Pradesh government to do the job within the stipulated time frame. "It is indisputable that huge toxic materials/waste is...
  • Bhopal: Toxic waste to be dumped in Germany June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers (GoM) gave its approval to the Madhya Pradesh government on Friday to dispose 350 metric tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste in Germany. As per the decision, the Centre will pay Rs 25 crore towards the cost of airlifting the waste which will be removed...
  • Dow should not sponsor Olympics: Jayanthi Natarajan February 17, 2012

    A day after the International Olympic Council (IOC) turned down the Indian Olympics Association's (IOA) request to drop Dow as a sponsor for the Olympics, Enviroment Minister Jayathi Natarajan on Friday slammed the decision. Jayanthi said, "Someone who is responsible for such a tremendous environmental disaster should not sponsor Olympics." ...
  • Bhopal tragedy is a closed chapter now: US October 2, 2010

    Washington: The United States on Thursday said that the Bhopal gas tragedy is a closed case now. "Yes" State Department Spokesman P J Crowley told reporters when asked if US considers Bhopal gas tragedy as a closed case now. Later the State Department Department official clarified that legally Bhopal gas...
  • BJP debates over Bhopal gas leak in Parl again August 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Pressing for higher compensation for the victims of the Bhopal gas disaster, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday suggested that Parliament pass a unanimous resolution to scrap the 1989 "out of the court settlement" between the Indian government and Union Carbide. "The house, cutting across party lines,...
  • Bhopal gas: CBI files curative petition in SC August 2, 2010

    b>New Delhi : The CBI on Monday filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court seeking restoration of stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts maximum punishment of a ten-year jail term, against the accused in the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy case. The petition, settled by Attorney...
  • Bhopal: Keshub Mahindra, 4 others get bail July 6, 2010

    Bhopal: Former Union Carbide India chairman Keshub Mahindra and four others convicted on June 7 in the Bhopal Gas leak case were on Tuesday granted bail by a court here. UCIL former Managing Director Vijay Gokhle, former Vice President Kishore Kamdar, former Works Manager J Mukund and former Production Manager S...
  • Complaint filed against Arjun Singh in Anderson case June 15, 2010

    Bhopal: A complaint has been filed in a local court in Bhopal for registration of a criminal case against former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh for allegedly releasing the then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson in a wrong manner after the 1984 Bhopal gas leak incident. A separate complaint was...
  • 'Anderson met President, Home Minister' June 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Warren Anderson, former chairman of the American parent company Union Carbide Corp responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, met the President and Home Minister after being released on December 7 that year. Arun Nehru, former minister in the Rajiv Gandhi government, told this to CNN-IBN on Monday. “After...
  • Cong should come clean on Anderson issue: BJP June 12, 2010

    Patna: With the Congress on the backfoot, the BJP asked it Saturday to come clean on its role in allegedly providing safe passage to then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson after the Bhopal gas disaster in 1984 and demanded that it apologise to the nation. "Why is the Congress silent on...
  • US denied Anderson's extradition, asked for proof June 9, 2010

    New Delhi: With questions being raised over its role in Warren Anderson's non-extradition in Bhopal case, the External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said it has time and again requested for his extradition, which has been turned down by the US for want of more "evidential links". Maintaining that the ministry has...
  • No mistake in my order on Anderson: ex-CJI June 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Former chief justice of India Justice AM Ahmadi, who delivered the judgement on September 13, 1996 diluting charges in the Bhopal gas leak tragedy, has defended his verdict saying that he did not commit any mistake. "I don't think I made any mistake. If I had made a mistake...
  • Outrage! Bhopal gas leak culprits bailed out June 7, 2010

    Bhopal: Almost 26 years after the world's worst industrial disaster killed over 15,000 people in Bhopal, a local court on Monday convicted eight former Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) officials in the Bhopal Gas tragedy case and awarded them a maximum of two years imprisonment. They were also fined Rs 1...