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Ahead of Bhopal gas tragedy anniversary, hundreds of survivors form human chain, demand Dow Chemicals pay compensation
India

Ahead of Bhopal gas tragedy anniversary, hundreds of survivors form human chain, demand Dow Chemicals pay compensation

Leaking toxic gas from the now-defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and left lakhs maimed on the intervening night of 2-3 December, 1984.

A new generation inherits poisoned genes of Bhopal gas tragedy, and the broken promises of govts too
Politics

A new generation inherits poisoned genes of Bhopal gas tragedy, and the broken promises of govts too

Even 35 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the city is still feeling its after-effects. Those born to the survivors have been afflicted with birth defects, while the survivors themselves suffer from a myriad of ailments.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Rajiv Gandhi govt ignored help from Italy, reveals note; 34 yrs on, relief still a distant dream
India

Bhopal gas tragedy: Rajiv Gandhi govt ignored help from Italy, reveals note; 34 yrs on, relief still a distant dream

The Rajiv Gandhi government ignored Italy's offer in the aftermath of Bhopal gas tragedy to provide assistance in containment, evaluation as well as relief work based on Italy's experience in a similar disaster in Seveso near Milan in 1976

Bhopal gas tragedy: Wrong medication killed more people, reveal PMO files; 20-25 dying per month even after 34 years
India

Bhopal gas tragedy: Wrong medication killed more people, reveal PMO files; 20-25 dying per month even after 34 years

Tragedy did not strike Bhopal on the intervening night of 2-3 December 1984 but thereafter as horrible relief and rehabilitation measures including wrong medication killed thousands, reveal documents accessed from then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's office

Watch: After 'Kodaikanal Won't', Sofia Ashraf raps for victims of Bhopal gas tragedy
Life

Watch: After 'Kodaikanal Won't', Sofia Ashraf raps for victims of Bhopal gas tragedy

Sofia Ashraf is using her rap video Dow v/s Bhopal | Toxic Rap Battle to get justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy

People in US, India feel Union Carbide should face Indian courts over Bhopal tragedy: Survey
India

People in US, India feel Union Carbide should face Indian courts over Bhopal tragedy: Survey

People in US and India want that Union Carbide face an Indian court for its role in the Bhopal Gas tragedy that claimed more than 20,000 lives.

Bhopal tragedy: PM Modi was in US but wasn't informed of Warren Anderson's death
India

Bhopal tragedy: PM Modi was in US but wasn't informed of Warren Anderson's death

Warren Anderson, the villain number one of the Bhopal gas disaster, was dying when Narendra Modi was on his much-hyped US visit in September. In fact, he died two days before Modi left the US shores.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Dow chemicals summoned by local court
India

Bhopal gas tragedy: Dow chemicals summoned by local court

The petition was filed to seeking to force Dow Chemicals to admit its alleged criminal liability in the case,

'Loeb effect' buoys social media site for investors
News & Analysis

'Loeb effect' buoys social media site for investors

In the past, billionaire investor Daniel Loeb would often wait for an industry conference before revealing his investment ideas. Not anymore.

Justice Agrawal new chairman of gas victims rehab committee
Ideas

Justice Agrawal new chairman of gas victims rehab committee

Madhya Pradesh High Court today appointed former judge, Justice V K Agrawal, as the chairman of the five-member committee constituted on the directive of the Supreme Court for rehabilitation of Bhopal gas tragedy victims.

US stocks mixed on disappointing holiday sales
Economy

US stocks mixed on disappointing holiday sales

Investors pulled out of specialty retailers and chain stores alike. Urban Outfitters fell $1.14, or 2.9 percent, to $37.88. Coach fell $1.31, or 2.3 percent, $56.59. Target fell 83 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $63.10.

Photos: 29 years on, Bhopal gas tragedy victims still seek justice
Photos

Photos: 29 years on, Bhopal gas tragedy victims still seek justice

Ahead of the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy, survivors staged a demonstration in Bhopal today demanding justice.

IBM, Boeing, 22 others continue India-specific lobbying in US
Business

IBM, Boeing, 22 others continue India-specific lobbying in US

According to latest lobbying disclosure reports filed with the US Senate and the House of Representatives, Pfizer, IBM,<br /><br /> Boeing, Dow Chemicals, Yum Brands and Colgate Palmolive are among the major companies that lobbied with the US lawmakers in the second quarter on issues related to India.

Dow Chemical to slash 2,400 jobs, close 20 plants as growth slows
Business

Dow Chemical to slash 2,400 jobs, close 20 plants as growth slows

Dow expects the strategy will result in roughly $500 million in annual cost savings by the end of 2014. Over the next two years, Dow plans to close certain manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan.

International Olympic Committee to meet Bhopal activists
Sports

International Olympic Committee to meet Bhopal activists

The IOC has already ruled out any possibility of Dow being removed as the Games sponsor despite repeated protest by the Indian Olympic Association.

Indian athletes not asked to boycott London Games: Maken
Sports

Indian athletes not asked to boycott London Games: Maken

He also said that the move would help in raising the diplomatic awareness on this subject and create a wider understanding of India's position.

IOA asks Sports Min to stop double speak on London Games, Dow
Sports

IOA asks Sports Min to stop double speak on London Games, Dow

The IOA said that the Sports Ministry's plan to selectively boycott the London Olympics could have serious repurcussions.

Dow issue: Why doesn't India boycott the Olympics?
Sports

Dow issue: Why doesn't India boycott the Olympics?

If the Indian government really supports the Bhopal Movement's battle against Dow Chemicals, they need to stop posturing and take decisive action.

Olympics organisers have forgotten what they stand for
World

Olympics organisers have forgotten what they stand for

When the money is easy, forget the conscience, sports organisers seem to say.