Chemicals

  • 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,...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog discusses Syria mission 30-01-2014 05:28 PM

    The international chemical weapons watchdog will be meeting on Thursday to discuss slow progress in its mission to destroy Syria's poison gas and nerve agent program by the end of June. In a note prepared last week for the behind-closed-doors meeting of the executive council of the Organisation for the...
  • Gujarat: Textile, chemical units shut after GSPC stops gas supply 22-01-2014 09:44 PM

    Surat: Around 150 textile and chemical units in south Gujarat have downed shutters for 10 days after industrial gas supply was stopped by Gujarat Gas, a subsidiary of the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd. "Gujarat Gas has completely stopped industrial gas supply to textile and chemical units which has resulted...
  • Syria ships out first batch of chemical weapons materials 08-01-2014 02:34 PM

    Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country in a crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament program that has been delayed by war and technical problems. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Tuesday that "priority chemical materials" were transported to the port...
  • AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty 06-01-2014 04:42 PM

    Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said. There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said. The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize 10-12-2013 07:19 PM

    Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday. Ahmet Uzumcu, director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said such toxic tools of warfare have an "especially nefarious...
  • Norway, Denmark agree to transport Syria's chemical weapons 07-12-2013 12:23 PM

    Norway and Denmark will work together in transporting Syria's chemical weapons for destruction, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Friday. "Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW (the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to...
  • Syria meets deadline to destroy chemical production facilities 01-11-2013 11:22 AM

    Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament programme, the international chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which won the Nobel Peace prize this month, said...
  • Chemical experts in Syria receive more manpower 16-10-2013 07:57 AM

    The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN have been reinforced with a second group of inspectors and more UN support staff, the OPCW said Tuesday. The team arrived in Damascus, bringing to about 60 the number of people on the joint team,...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize 11-10-2013 10:03 PM

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...
  • Full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013 11-10-2013 02:43 PM

    Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 which has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Here is the full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013: The...
  • OPCW, chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, wins Nobel Peace Prize 11-10-2013 02:33 PM

    Oslo: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. Experts from the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons production facilities and weapons-filling equipment by...
  • Body overseeing Syria chemical arsenal destruction may win peace Nobel 11-10-2013 01:54 PM

    Oslo: Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction's of Syria's arsenal, will win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Experts from the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog to send more inspectors to Syria 09-10-2013 07:11 AM

    Amsterdam: The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday it would send more inspectors to Syria to help destroy President Bashar al-Assad's stockpile of toxic munitions. Assad's government, fighting a civil war in which more than 100,000 people have died, agreed to destroy the arms after a sarin gas attack...
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons begins 07-10-2013 01:21 PM

    International experts began overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal on Sunday, said an official from the mission that has averted a US strike but could rob President Bashar al-Assad of his most feared weapon. The process is being conducted amid a civil war in which 120,000 people have...
  • World powers on 'right track' on Syria chemical arms: Putin 03-10-2013 11:31 AM

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday global powers were "on the right track" with a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons and could avert military intervention in the conflict if they worked together. Agreement on the plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons was reached after US President Barack...
  • Syria will respect UN chemical weapons accords, says Bashar al-Assad 30-09-2013 08:49 AM

    Syria will respect United Nations accords on chemical weapons, President Bashar al-Assad told Italian television station RaiNews24 on Sunday. "We joined the international agreement against the acquisition and use of chemical weapons even before this resolution was passed," he said when asked if Syria would comply with Friday's UN resolution....
  • Syrian opposition hails UN resolution on Chemical Weapon 29-09-2013 08:40 PM

    A prominent figure of Syria's domestic opposition on Sunday hailed the UN Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, saying it prevented a US military strike that could spark a broader regional war. The UN Security Council resolution would help remove the chemical weapons from the conflict in Syria and thus...
  • Syria conflict threatens stability of the region, says Manmohan Singh 29-09-2013 08:12 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that the situation in Syria is not only a tragedy for the people but threatens the security of the region. We are deeply concerned about the future of West Asia, a region with which India shares deep bonds of history, and one that...
  • No military solution for conflict in Syria: Manmohan Singh 28-09-2013 09:59 PM

    United Nations: India on Saturday strongly pitched for a political settlement to the Syrian crisis, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying there is no military solution to the lethal conflict that threatens regional stability. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Singh endorsed efforts by the US and Russia to bring Syria's...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms 28-09-2013 07:29 AM

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia...
  • Western envoys say countries agreed on UNSC resolution on Syria, Russia denies it 26-09-2013 08:53 AM

    Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China and Britain have come to an agreement on the core of a UN Security Council resolution to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, three Western diplomats said on Wednesday, but Russia denied such an accord had been reached and insisted work was...
  • Syria discloses some details of its chemical arsenal to arms watchdog, more to come 21-09-2013 08:05 AM

    Syria gave details of some of its chemical weapons to a UN-backed arms watchdog at The Hague on Friday but needs to fill in gaps by next week to launch a rapid disarmament operation that may avert US air strikes. At the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the...
  • Concerned about Maoists' chemical weapons: Jharkhand Police 20-09-2013 12:23 PM

    Jharkhand Police said on Friday it is concerned that Maoists are acquiring the capability to use chemical weapons. "An alert has been sounded in all districts. The police officer leading the operation against the Maoists has been directed to take precautions during operations," Additional Director of Police (Law and Order)...
  • Want us to dispose chemical weapons? Pay $1 billion dollar and take it: Bashar al-Assad 19-09-2013 08:31 AM

    President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it would cost about $1 billion to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons under a US-Russian deal reached last week. In an interview on the Fox News television channel, Assad said his government would dispose of its chemical weapons arsenal and it would take...
  • Clashes continue unabated in Syria ahead of talks at the United Nations 18-09-2013 08:13 PM

    Syrian warplanes struck rebel-held areas and clashes between militants and government forces continued unabated on Wednesday, residents and opposition groups said, while key powers met to forge a deal that would eliminate Syrian chemical weapons. Activists said President Bashar al-Assad's air force hit the neighbourhood of Berze, a northeastern part...
  • UN report on Syria attack preconceived, political, says Russia 18-09-2013 07:58 PM

    Russia denounced UN investigators' findings on a poison gas attack in Syria as preconceived and tainted by politics on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of a report Western nations said proved President Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible. Russia, which has veto power in the Security Council, could cite such doubts...
  • UN experts to return to Syria soon: Chief weapons inspector 18-09-2013 05:37 PM

    Stockholm: UN chemical weapons inspectors will return to Syria soon to investigate various accusations against the regime and opposition, their chief said Wednesday. "Yes we will be returning to Syria. Our planning isn't finished yet, so I can't say when we will be going, but it will be soon," UN...