Gas tragedy: Order reserved for higher punishment

BHOPAL: The district and sessions judge has reserved its judgement on a revision petition filed by the CBIand the state government seeking enhancement of punishment in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, awarded by a lower court on June 7, 2010. The revision petition seeking enhancement of punishment was filed by the CBI and the state […]

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Government toed Union Carbide’s line on compensation: RTI

Just months after the 1984 gas leak at Union Carbide’s plant here, the Indian government agreed to the “terms” set by the company on compensation to be paid to victims, a Right to Information (RTI) activist has claimed. Not only that, the government treated the world’s worst industrial disaster as a “railway accident”. “We have […]

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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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We are starving, say ex-staff of Union Carbide

They are neither victims nor accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy and yet 632 former permanent employees of the now defunct Union Carbide plant find themselves at the receiving end. They were employees at the plant, which saw the world’s worst industrial disaster break out on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984, killing thousands […]

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Bhopal gas survivors want to meet Obama

Even before US President Barack Obama landed in Mumbai, about a hundred survivors from the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy staged a demonstration outside the Union Carbide factory here, demanding to meet him in Delhi Nov 8. The survivors and those affected by groundwater contamination caused by Union Carbide’s hazardous waste voiced their demand, saying Obama […]

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