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  • 'I can make better Rafale jets, please give me the contract,' Congress MP taunts Modi govt - DNA: Urban Tales    (2018-08-09T18:30:00Z)
    The Rafale fighter jet deal will end up in arbitration, which will be the biggest arbitration case after the one on the Bhopal gas tragedy, Congress MP Sunil Jakhar claimed today. Participating on debate in the Lok Sabha on the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, Jakhar also alleged that businessmen close to the government had got their companies registered in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) just days before the deal was clinched. "The Minister should inform the House why this (Rafale fighter jet) deal will not end up in arbitration seat? Whether the Rafale deal will end up in arbitration seat in India or the Hague? "... This will be the biggest arbitration after the Bhopal gas tragedy," he claimed. Earlier in the day, the Congress member had created a flutter in the Lok Sabha, saying "I can make a better Rafale (fighter aircraft), please give me the contract." He had made this caustic remark attacking the BJP-led government while waiving a paper replica of the fighter aircraft during the Zero ...
  • Persons suffering from leprosy to be linked with employment through Cooperative Societies - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2018-08-09T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The Minister of State for Cooperative, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Vishwas Sarang said that persons suffering from leprosy will be linked with employment by forming cooperative societies. Persons suffering from leprosy dwelling in all the 35 leprosy settlements of the state will be provided with pattas. Alternate place will [&]
  • ‘Equip health camps with all hospital-like facilities’ - Central Chronicle    (2018-08-01T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Vishwas Sarang reviewed the preparations of the health camp along with officials of the Gas Relief Hospital and the Department on Monday. Director, Gas Relief Shekhar Verma, Director, Kamla Nehru Hospital Dr. K.K. Dubey, CMHO Gas Relief Hospital Dr. Ravi [&]
  • MoS Sarang takes stock of water-logging in lower slum areas - Central Chronicle    (2018-07-19T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation, Vishwas Sarang, today visited the lower settlements in view of the rains since this morning and took stock of water logging. Sarang visited all such settlements of Padmanabha Nagar, Old Subhash Nagar, Mahamai Ka Bagh, Chanakyapuri, Santoshi Mata Mandir, Navin [&]
  • MoS Sarang visits water logging prone areas during rain - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2018-07-06T18:30:00Z)
    Citizens should not face problem due to water logging-Instructs Officers Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Minister of State for Cooperative, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Vishwas Sarang inspected water logging prone areas of Narela Vidhan Sabha constituency from morning till evening amid rain. He also held discussions with the citizens during the inspection. Sarang instructed [&]
  • Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Uttam Ghosh on his works on T... - DNA: Bangalore    (2018-06-29T18:30:00Z)
    Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Uttam Ghosh on his works on T...
  • मंत्रिमंडल ने भोपाल मेमोरियल हॉस्पिटल एंड रिसर्च सेंटर, भोपाल के जनरल ड्यूटी मेडिकल ऑफिसर, स्‍पेशल ग्रेड डॉक्‍टर और टीचिंग मेडिकल फेकलटी की सेवानिवृत्ति उम्र बढ़ाने को मंजूरी दी - Govt of India: PIB Hindi    (2018-06-26T18:30:00Z)
    प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी की अध्‍यक्षता में केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भोपाल मेमोरियल हॉस्पिटल एंड रिसर्च सेंटर, भोपाल के जनरल ड्यूटी मेडिकल ऑफिसर, स्पेलशल ग्रेड डॉक्टॉर और टीचिंग मेडिकल फेकलटी की सेवानिवृत्ति उम्र को केंद्रीय स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य सेवा के डॉक्‍टरों और केंद्र सरकार के अन्‍य अस्‍पतालों/संस्‍थानों में काम करने वाले डॉक्‍टरों के अनुरूप बढ़ाकर 65 वर्ष करने संबंधी स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य एवं परिवार कल्‍याण मंत्रालय के स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य अनुसंधान विभाग के प्रस्‍ताव को मंजूरी दे दी है।
  • Ensuring safety - Hindu: Rx    (2018-06-20T18:30:00Z)
    Vedanta’s claim brings back terrible memories of the Bhopal gas tragedy (“Acid tanks at Thoothukudi plant could cause catastrophe: Vedanta”, June 21).
  • The changing nature of violence - Hindu: Health    (2018-06-13T18:30:00Z)
    The police must develop ‘smart tactics’ to deal with popular unrest and threats of the new era
  • Tragedy redefined - Hindu: Health    (2018-06-11T18:30:00Z)
    In Bhopal, decades after the gas tragedy
  • Eye on routine - Hindu: Medicine & Research    (2018-06-06T18:30:00Z)
    The bureaucracy fails when it comes to administering the mundane
  • 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


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