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  • 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
  • Need Gandhi's India, a Congress-free country: PM - General News    (2018-02-06T18:30:00Z)
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday continued his tirade against the Congress Party.While addressing the Rajya Sabha, he recalled Mahatma Gandhi and said that the latter, post the independence, wanted the Congress party to dissolve."You need Mahatma Gandhi's India, even I want Mahatma Gandhi's India. Gandhi ji post the independence had said that 'now the country is free, the Congress must be dissolved'," said Prime Minister Modi."We want Mahatma Gandhi's India. Even the Congress wants [Indira] Gandhi's India - India of Emergency, Bofors and chopper scams," he added.Accusing the Congress party of not wanting to be a part of the 'New India', he said that the people (Congress) sitting here "need that India where there is an emergency... you need that India where there is tandoor case... you want the India where Sikhs are killed. you need that India, where Bhopal gas tragedy accused are set free."Further, cornering the grand old party for referring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ..
  • Supreme Court asks MP High Court Chief Justice to constitute dedicated bench for Bhopal gas tragedy cases - Latest News India on Firstpost    (2018-02-02T18:30:00Z)
    The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Madhya Pradesh High Court chief justice to constitute a dedicated bench to hear matters related to Bhopal gas tragedy victims.
  • SC modifies 2012 order for rehab of Bhopal gas victims - General News    (2018-02-01T18:30:00Z)
    Modifying its 2012 order, the Supreme Court today asked the Madhya Pradesh High Court chief justice to constitute a dedicated bench to hear matters related to relief, rehabilitation and treatment of the Bhopal gas tragedy victims. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that the dedicated bench should comprise judges having "reasonable tenure" of service. Advocate Wills Mathew, appearing for the petitioner, Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sangathan, said that the apex court had in its order on August 9, 2012, passed various directions and transferred petitions related to relief and rehabilitation of the gas tragedy victims to the high court. He submitted that the top court had said in one of its directions that the petitions should be dealt with by a bench presided over by the chief justice of the high court. Mathew said in the past five years, various chief justices of the high court, who heard the matter, were ...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Bhanpur Khanti, thick smog engulfs city - Central Chronicle    (2018-01-30T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A large part of city was badly affected on Tuesday due to... more
  • A law for the farmer - Opinion – The Indian Express    (2018-01-03T18:30:00Z)
  • Congress hits back over Shah`s jibe, says dismiss Jaitley first - Zee News : India National    (2017-12-05T18:30:00Z)
    The Congress on Tuesday hit back at BJP president Amit Shah over Ayodhya issue in the apex court.
  • Congress hits back over Shah's jibe, says dismiss Jaitley first - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-12-04T18:30:00Z)
    The Congress on Tuesday hit back at BJP President Amit Shah over Ayodhya issue in the apex court, saying if a party is sought to be blamed for a lawyer representing a side in a case, then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should be dismissed for having appeared for Dow Chemicals in the Bhopal gas tragedy case.
  • Bhopal pays tributes to gas tragedy victims - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2017-12-03T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and various organisations associated with them... more
  • Archdiocese of Bhopal paid homage to the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2017-12-03T18:30:00Z)
    In view of 33rd Anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, Bhopal Archdiocese organized a prayer service... more
  • Pension of Bhopal gas tragedy widows to continue - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2017-12-03T18:30:00Z)
    Bhopal: Addressing a gathering at the All Religions’ Prayer Meet organized on the 33rd anniversary... more
  • Bhopal gas victims still waiting for adequate damages - DNA: Top News    (2017-12-03T18:30:00Z)
    Even after 33 years of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters to happen in India, notoriously etched in the national consciousness as the ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy’ in which a leak of Methyl Isocyanate gas from Union Carbide plant in the December of 1984 killed thousands and affected millions, survivors are still awaiting adequate compensation. Bhopal’s third generation, born after the disaster, is also suffering from ailments. While there are children who could not sit or speak or hear, many women were not able to conceive again. A large number of tragedy survivors last night marched, holding burning torches in their hand, to a memorial of the world’s worst industrial disaster. They paid homage to those who lost their lives in the calamity at the memorial statue in front of the now-defunct UCC factory. Families of those who died and people who are still bearing the brunt of the ill-effects of the industrial disaster are now signing a petition, to be sent to the Supreme Court, requesting it to start ...
  • 33 years later, Bhopal gas victims still fighting for justice - Hindu: National    (2017-12-02T18:30:00Z)
    Hold protest against negligence of the government
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy: 33 yrs on, survivors still wait for adequate compensation, medical treatment - DNA: Top News    (2017-12-02T18:30:00Z)
    Thirty-three years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, survivors are still fighting for adequate compensation and proper medical treatment for ailments caused by the toxic leak. Families of the deceased and people who bore the brunt of the industrial disaster are now signing a petition, to be sent to the Supreme Court, requesting it to start hearing a curative petition of the government filed in December 2010 for more compensation. The US company which then owned the chemical plant here, from where the poisonous gas leaked in 1984, has not yet adequately compensated the victims, a Madhya Pradesh minister said. The victims of the "world's worst disaster" had not been paid adequately by US-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) now owned by Dow Chemicals, MP's Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vishwas Sarang told PTI. He alleged that the then Central government led by the Congress was more interested in helping the multi-national company rather than bringing it to book. "The Central and the ...
  • Protests mark 33rd anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-12-02T18:30:00Z)
    Angry protests were witnessed in Bhopal on Sunday as the city marked the 33rd anniversary of the gas tragedy that killed thousands.
  • 33 years on, Bhopal gas tragedy survivors still await adequate compensation - Rediff: News    (2017-12-02T18:30:00Z)
    Families of the deceased and people who bore the brunt of the industrial disaster are now signing a petition, to be sent to the Supreme Court, requesting it to start hearing a curative petition of the government filed in December 2010 for more compensation.
  • Thirty three years of Bhopal tragedy - deccanherald.com    (2017-12-02T18:30:00Z)
    It has been 33 years since Bhopal witnessed one of the largest industrial disasters in the world. On December 2, 1984, 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) leaked from a tank at the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC). MIC is used for producing carbamate pesticides, which are used in gardens and for agricultural purposes as well. The Madhya Pradesh governments statistics show 3,787 died immediately. According to an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court by the Centre on October 26, 2006, more than 5.5 lakh people were injured. As per organisations, at least 20,000 have died over the years. The medical management guidelines for methyl isocyanate published by the agency for toxic substances and disease registry says, "Methyl isocyanate is irritating and corrosive to the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin. Acute exposure to high vapor (vapour) concentrations may cause severe pulmonary edema and injury to the alveolar walls of the lung, severe corneal damage, and death. Survivors of acute exposures may exhibit ...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Many women couldn't become mothers again - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-12-01T18:30:00Z)
    The tragedy that struck this city 33 years ago following methyl isocyanate leak from an industrial unit has not allowed some women to be mothers again and many homes have not been able to hear the playful voice of children.
  • Torchlight procession today to pay homage to victims of gas disaster - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2017-12-01T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A torchlight procession will be taken out on December 2 and... more
  • Remove Carbide toxic waste under 'Swachh Bharat' drive: Groups - deccanherald.com    (2017-12-01T18:30:00Z)
    Two organisations working for survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to get the toxic waste lying in the defunct union carbide factory here removed under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sanghathan (BGPMUS) and Bhopal Gas Peedith Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti (BGPSSS) have made the request in a letter sent to Modi on November 30. "It is inexplicable as to why the issue of the urgent need for cleaning up the highly toxic spots in and around the former pesticide factory of Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) at Bhopal is not a vital part of that (SBA) campaign," they said in the letter. Toxic gas spewed from the carbide factory on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, killing thousands of people and gravely affecting about 5,50,000 others. "Kindly direct the officials concerned to take requisite steps to re-mediate the polluted environment (including 1,10,000 tons of contaminated soil alone) by seeking necessary technical ...
  • Poisonous chemicals in Carbide solar vaporization pond big threat: Jabbar - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2017-11-28T18:30:00Z)
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal It’s been 30 years since Bhopal gas tragedy occurred on the night... more
  • Bhopal ASP booked for harassing woman constable - All News-IANS Stories    (2017-11-22T18:30:00Z)
    An Assistant Superintendent of Police here has been booked for sexually harassing a female constable, police said on Thursday.
  • Bhopal gas leak survivors launch unique campaign - Hindu: National    (2017-11-20T18:30:00Z)
    Send images of children pleading for medical care to Modi


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