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  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • Makers of 'Shandaar' have cleared dues: Workers union December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The makers of upcoming movie 'Shandaar', which stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, have cleared the dues of the workers associated with the film, said the workers union General Secretary Gangeshwar Shrivastav. Director Vikas Bahl's 'Shandaar' shooting was put on hold after the members of The Film Studio Setting and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Sri Lanka welcomes EU decision to appeal against LTTE delisting December 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka welcomed the EU decision to appeal against the LTTE's delisting as a terrorist entity by a European court. "The action taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) demonstrates commitment for the fight against terrorism at a time when this threat is increasingly posing a significant...
  • 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...
  • Former Union Minister AR Antulay passes away at 85 December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader A R Antulay passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 85. Antulay, who was former Maharashtra chief minister and a minister in UPA-I government, was suffering from kidney ailment. He breathed his last at the Breach Candy hospital where he was admitted...
  • Thirty years on, Bhopal gas tragedy still continues to haunt victims December 2, 2014

    Bhopal: Not even born 30 years ago when the gas tragedy struck the city, yet the third generation of Bhopal is now bearing the brunt of toxic leak of Methyl Isocyanate from the carbide factory on the December 2, 1984. The doctor who conducted the autopsies said that he found...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • 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...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • New Banares Hindu University VC Girish Chandra Tripathi takes charge November 28, 2014

    Varanasi: The newly-appointed vice-chancellor of BHU said that any decision on whether to hold students' body or student council elections at the varsity would only be taken after thorough discussions with faculty members and students. Girish Chandra Tripathi on Thursday took charge as the 26th vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University...
  • Behind EU's call for break-up of Google stand not only Europeans but also US competitors November 27, 2014

    Brussels: When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young US tech giants. But should any American take time on Thanksgiving to scoff at Thursday's non-binding vote...
  • Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti not given security in UP: BJP leaders November 26, 2014

    Kanpur: Local BJP leaders alleged that Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was not provided security according to the protocol during her visit to Kanpur Dehat area. They also alleged that the minister was also not given government vehicle for her visit on Tuesday night. A delegation led by BJP district...
  • ATM machine stolen in Delhi November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: An ATM machine was stolen, police said on Tuesday. A sweeper spotted the ransacked ATM of the Union Bank of India located at west Delhi's Narela area Tuesday morning and informed the police. Along with the machine, the CCTV cameras installed inside the booth were also found missing. Police said the...
  • Watch: Murli Deora's journey from a mayor to union minister November 24, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and former union minister Murli Deora died on Monday. Deora was an industrialist who rose from being a Municipal Councillor to walking the corridors of power in Delhi. He also headed the largest insurer of the country, the Life Insurance Corporation. In the twilight of his career,...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh November 24, 2014

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • 2015-16 Budget to unveil second generation reforms, says Arun Jaitley November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A "whole set of second generation reforms" will be unveiled in the next Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said on Sunday, promising "a lot of exciting time ahead". The country needs "a larger opening out in more sectors," it requires stability of policy and tax regime besides a...
  • European Parliament may pass resolution to break up Google November 23, 2014

    The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company's dominance in the search market. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google's and other American companies' command...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid November 19, 2014

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion next week; talks with Shiv Sena still possible: CM Devendra Fadnavis November 16, 2014

    Nagpur: While announcing that his cabinet will be expanded next week, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that the doors were still open for talks with estranged ally Shiv Sena. The Winter Session of the Maharashtra legislature will start on December 8. "The state cabinet, which was sworn in with...
  • India, EU to sign civil nuclear pact by 2015 November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising its nuclear energy ambitions, India is engaged in talks with the European Union to sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement and the deal is expected to be inked by next year. "An agreement is expected to be signed between the India's Department...
  • Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria accused of forging his graduation marksheet November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria is at the centre of a controversy over an allegation that his graduation marksheet was forged, a charge he has strongly denied. A case was filed in 2010 by his rival BSP candidate in Allahabad High Court charging him with...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...