Bhopal gas tragedy : Justice S Ravindra Bhat recuses from hearing Centre’s plea for additional fund.

Supreme Court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the Centre’s plea seeking Rs 7,844 crore as additional fund from successor firms of US-based Union Carbide Corporation for giving compensation to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra adjourned the hearing till Wednesday and […]

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Kamala Mills owner says it’s illegal detention in Supreme Court.

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 […]

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Supreme Court concerned over smog and pollution in Delhi

The Supreme Court expressed concern over the rising pollution and smog in the national capital and decided to deal with it. “We are concerned with the level of smog in the city. Everyday we are hearing about the rising level of pollution in the city. We will deal with the matter,” a bench headed by […]

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Ground water study at Bhopal gas plant in October, SC told

Drilling for studies on ground water contamination at the site of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy would start in October after the rains subside, the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) Tuesday told the Supreme Court. The institute plans to start the drilling work for collection of soil and water samples from within the abandoned […]

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SC poses searching queries to Centre on Kudankulam

The Supreme Court on Thursday wanted to know from the Centre as to what would be the guarantee that there would be no radio active substance in the spent fuel to be stored at the controversial Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu to prevent any accident. Posing a host of searching queries to the […]

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Apex court to hear plea to hike Bhopal gas victims’ relief

The Supreme Court Thursday said it would hear a petition of the central government seeking enhancement of compensation for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy to the tune of Rs.7,500 crore. The apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice Altmas Kabir, Justice R.V. Raveendran, Justice B. Sudershan Reddy and Justice Aftab […]

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Eight held guilty for Bhopal gas tragedy, get two years in jail

Twenty-six years after the world’s worst industrial disaster that had left over 15,000 people dead, a local court today convicted all the eight accused including former Union Carbide Chairman Keshub Mahindra in the Bhopal Gas tragedy case. Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari pronounced the verdict in a packed court room convicting 85-year-old Mahindra, and […]

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