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  • Fortune names its World's 50 Greatest Leaders - Rediff: News    (2018-04-19T18:30:00Z)
    The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and other United States schools, Tim Cook, India's Indira Jaising and Mukesh Ambani.
  • MP govt approves land lease renewal policy, 5 lakh people to - General News    (2018-04-11T18:30:00Z)
    The Madhya Pradesh government today approved a policy allowing for the renewal of lease of land, including residential plots which are now being used for commercial purposes. The move will benefit five lakh people in the state, Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters after the cabinet meeting today. "The state cabinet today approved a policy to renew the lease (called patta in local parlance) of plots including those which were allotted for residential construction but are now being used for commercial purposes. Such plot holders can renew their lease as per the land use mentioned in the Development Plan," he said. Mishra said that the state had allotted Rs 11,400 crore for disbursal to farmers under the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana). This amount is the state's share of 50 per cent in the scheme, he said. He added that masoor, chana (gram) and sarson (mustard) would be purchased between April 10 and June 9 at .
  • Navkar Builders to undertake sewage treatment for Municipal Corporation, Bhopal - General News    (2018-04-05T18:30:00Z)
    Powered by Capital Market - Live News
  • ‘Gas emanating from dumped waste may trigger disaster’ - Hindu: Home    (2018-04-02T18:30:00Z)
    High Court cautions BBMP
  • 2016 Bhopal jail break: Govt approves 120 additional posts of - General News    (2018-04-02T18:30:00Z)
    Nearly 16 months after eight SIMI undertrials escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard, the Madhya Pradesh government today approved 120 additional posts of security personnel at the facility which currently houses 32 operatives of the banned organisation. Hours after the eight SIMI members escaped from the jail on the intervening night of October 30-31, 2016, all of them were killed in an "encounter" with police on the outskirts of the city. "State cabinet today sanctioned 120 posts of security personnel in a bid to beef up security at the Bhopal Central Jail which currently houses (32) SIMI operatives besides other prisoners," Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters. To a query, the minister said the 120 security personnel would also guard the 32 SIMI members facing trial in various offences including their alleged role in terrorist activities. Referring to new appointments, Mishra said the security at the jail has been strengthened .
  • ‘Split may let Dow off the hook for Bhopal’ - Hindu: Fitness    (2018-03-30T18:30:00Z)
    Survivors seek PM’s intervention
  • Don't allow Union Carbide escape court action, groups urge PM - General News    (2018-03-30T18:30:00Z)
    Organisations representing the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy said today "inaction" on part of the government may lead to Union Carbide escaping criminal liability for the 1984 industrial disaster forever. Madhya Pradesh and Union governments are showing "apathy" on the issue and this has raised the possibility of the American corporation, whose plant in Bhopal was the site of the disaster, escaping criminal liability, they alleged. Addressing a press conference here, leaders of the organisations said Dow Chemical, the owner of Union Carbide, after merging with another American MNC DuPont, has announced plans to split into three entities by June 2019. According to the leaders, Union Carbide is running away from facing the criminal charges, including culpable homicide, for more than 30 years. The US company, as per criminal laws, will cease to be criminally liable for the tragedy, in which thousands of people lost their lives, after the three-way split, they said. "More than a ...
  • Kamala Mills owner in SC against arrest, says it's illegal detention - deccanherald.com    (2018-03-22T18:30:00Z)
    The owner of Mumbais Kamala Mills today moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in connection with a fire that claimed 14 lives in December last year. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked Ravi Bhandari to serve a copy of his petition to the Maharashtra government. The top court listed the matter for further hearing on March 27. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Bhandari, said his arrest is illegal detention and he cant be booked for the offence of culpable homicide. He said the apex court has already held in the Bhopal gas tragedy and Uphaar cinema hall fire case that they are cases of negligence, which is a bailable offence. The Bombay High Court had recently dismissed Bhandaris bail application. Bhandari was arrested in January along with fire officer Rajendra Patil and Utkarsh Pandey, who supplied hookahs to the pubs Mojos Bistro and 1 Above where the fire started. All three are in judicial custody. Fourteen persons were killed and several others injured when a fire ...
  • Kamala Mills fire: Compound owner Ravi Bhandari moves SC challenging his arrest, calls it 'illegal detention' - Latest News India on Firstpost    (2018-03-22T18:30:00Z)
    The owner of Mumbai's Kamala Mills on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in connection with a fire that claimed 14 lives in December last year.
  • Kamala Mills owner in SC against arrest, says it's illegal detention - General News    (2018-03-22T18:30:00Z)
    The owner of Mumbai's Kamala Mills today moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in connection with a fire that claimed 14 lives in December last year. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked Ravi Bhandari to serve a copy of his petition to the Maharashtra government. The top court listed the matter for further hearing on March 27. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Bhandari, said his arrest is illegal detention and he can't be booked for the offence of culpable homicide. He said the apex court has already held in the Bhopal gas tragedy and Uphaar cinema hall fire case that they are cases of negligence, which is a bailable offence. The Bombay High Court had recently dismissed Bhandari's bail application. Bhandari was arrested in January along with fire officer Rajendra Patil and Utkarsh Pandey, who supplied hookahs to the pubs Mojo's Bistro and 1 Above where the fire started. All three are in judicial custody. Fourteen persons were killed and several ...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy victims to get aid for kidney and liver - General News    (2018-03-20T18:30:00Z)
    The Madhya Pradesh government today announced that it would provide financial assistance to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy and their children who are adviced to undergo liver and kidney transplant in hospitals. "The Cabinet has decided that the government would provide financial assistance to the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy as well as their children for the transplant of liver and kidney in any hospital within or outside the state. "This assistance would be provided on the basis of an estimate that would be prepared by any hospital run by the state or the Union government," Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters. While thousands of people died after inhaling the toxic gas leaked from the pesticide plant of the Union Carbide India Limited in the state capital on the intervening night of December 2 and December 3, 1984, more than five lakh people were affected in the world's biggest industrial disaster. Activists claim that many of the ...
  • 19 cities in world rely on precipitation for water supply: Study - General News    (2018-03-13T18:30:00Z)
    Owing to increased urbanisation, 19 of the 29 largest cities in the world depend on evaporation from surrounding lands for more than one-third of their water supply, finds a study.
  • IBPS Clerk Exam 2018-19: Important Dates, Registration Process - Latest News    (2018-03-11T18:30:00Z)
    Going by the usual yearly pattern, the online process will start from Aug/Sept 2018 with the prelim taking place in the first week of Dec 2017 i.e. 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th and the Main on Jan 20, 2019
  • Union Carbide tragedy: Centre to take measures for safe disposal of hazardous waste - Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS    (2018-03-02T18:30:00Z)
    The Centre has decided to take various measures for remediation of areas affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, including safe disposal of the identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said this in a written reply to a question on the cleaning up of toxic areas in and around the former pesticide factory of the Union Carbide India Ltd. He also said the "government of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a proposal for remediation of contaminated sites in and around the UCIL premises, and the
  • Union Carbide tragedy: Centre to take measures for safe disposal of hazardous waste - General News    (2018-03-04T18:30:00Z)
    The Centre has decided to take various measures for remediation of areas affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, including safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said this in written reply to a question on the cleaning up of toxic areas in and around the former pesticide factory of the Union Carbide India Ltd. He also said the "government of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a proposal for remediation of contaminated sites in and around the UCIL premises, and the construction of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial". "The government has decided to take remediation measures, including safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL), Bhopal," Vardhan said. Trial incineration of 10 tonnes of actual UCIL waste was carried out at common hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF), Pithampur ...
  • Speech, hearing impaired student drowns in abandoned MP pool - General News    (2018-03-03T18:30:00Z)
    A 17-year-old speech and hearing impaired student drowned in an abandoned swimming pool here. The district collector suspended two staffers of the government hostel in which the student stayed. Sohanlal Chadar, hailing from Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district, yesterday drowned in the Sanjay Tarun Pushkar Swimming Pool, an abandoned municipal facility in Pari Bazar area, Shahjahanabad police station inspector Upendra Chhari said today. Chadar scaled the 10-12 feet tall boundary wall of the pool to enter it, he said. He said that Chadar was studying in Class VII of a government school, for the speech and hearing impaired, at Idgah Hills. Following the incident, Bhopal district collector Sudam Khade yesterday suspended hostel warden Pramod Mishra and watchman Kisanlal Raikwar for neglecting their duties. "The warden and the watchman should have kept an eye on the boy and not allowed him to venture out of the hostel," the collector said today. Khade said that he had written .
  • Industrial disaster: Is India well-prepared? - Deccan Herald - Analysis    (2018-02-28T18:30:00Z)
    The ever-growing mechanisation, electrification, chemicalisation and sophistication have made industrial jobs more and more complex and intricate leading to increased dangers to human life in industries through accidents and injuries. In fact, the same underline the need for and importance of industrial safety. India has continued to witness a series of industrial disasters during the last 33 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, including a chlorine gas leak in Vadodara (2002) that affected 250 people, a toluene fire at Mohali (2003), a chlorine gas leak at Jamshedpur (2008), and boiler furnace explosion at the Unchahar power plant (2017) which killed 43, affecting more than 80 people. None of these industrial disasters were of as gigantic a magnitude as the Bhopal one because of early intervention, but fear remains whether India has become fully prepared to take on a Bhopal-like situation. While the Bhopal tragedy forced corporate India to take many preventive measures, including undertaking mock-drills ...
  • LPG cylinder explodes while cooking food, over a dozen injured - Central Chronicle    (2018-02-26T18:30:00Z)
    Crime watch       Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Over a dozen people sustained burn injuries... more
  • The champions of clean air - Hindu: S & T    (2018-02-22T18:30:00Z)
    Clean air is turning into a rare commodity as India’s towns and cities become the dumping ground for a variety of pollutants. In this seemingly bleak scenario, the author profiles five Indians whose courageous battle for cleaner air offers a ray of hope to fellow citizens
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors campaign against BJP ahead of bypolls - General News    (2018-02-21T18:30:00Z)
    The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy -- which struck the state capital nearly 33 years ago -- on Thursday appealed to voters not to vote for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly going back on promises made to the victims/survivors of the tragedy.
  • BIZ-CORPORATE BRIEFS - General News    (2018-02-19T18:30:00Z)
    Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting has forayed into integrated home automation solution space by launching Wipro Z Nxt. The solution comes with in-built sensors, which will alert the owners in case of fire, gas leakage and intrusion and could be controlled from any smart device, anywhere in the world, Wipro group firm said in a statement. It could be installed without replacing existing switches and wires within the home and integrates lighting, air conditioners, geysers, curtains, safety accessories, IP cameras, music control and home theatre. ******** IHCL forays into Bhopal * Tata Group's hospitality arm Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) today announced its foray into Bhopal by signing of a new hotel - Vivanta Bhopal, through a management contract with Genex Hotels. This is in line with the company's expansion plans and to have presence across key state capitals besides having a network of in all the key commercial centres of India, said the company in a statement. Vivanta Bhopal ..
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victims Say MP Government, RSS Men Forced Them to Leave Poll-Bound Mungaoli - The Wire    (2018-02-18T18:30:00Z)
    Protestors were cautioning voters against 13 years of 'unkept' promises made by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on compensation. The post Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victims Say MP Government, RSS Men Forced Them to Leave Poll-Bound Mungaoli appeared first on The Wire.
  • Gas tragedy NGOs to launch campaign against BJP - Central Chronicle    (2018-02-15T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Representatives of five organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas... more
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors to campaign against BJP in Madhya Pradesh bypolls - Latest News India on Firstpost    (2018-02-14T18:30:00Z)
    The organisations working for the cause of the Bhopal gas tragedy victims on Thursday said they will campaign against the BJP in the upcoming bypolls to two Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Gas disaster survivors to campaign against BJP in MP bypolls - General News    (2018-02-14T18:30:00Z)
    The organisations working for the cause of the Bhopal gas tragedy victims today said they will campaign against the BJP in the upcoming bypolls to two Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh. They alleged that the ruling party has failed to resolve the issue of compensation to those who suffered in the world's worst industrial disaster. The five organisations fighting for the rights of the gas victims told reporters that they will raise their issues during the campaign for the Mungaoli and Kolaras Assembly seats bypolls slated this month, and also during the state elections due later this year. Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh president Rashida Bee said they would highlight the alleged false promises made by BJP leaders regarding compensation to the industrial disaster victims in their voter education programme ahead of the bypolls. "We plan to share copies of official documents with the electorate in the two areas to substantiate our allegations of betrayal


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