Thu, 2014-12-18 (All day)

On the night of 3rd December, 1984, Union Carbide tank 610, released 40 tonnes of lethal gas into Bhopal. What followed was the worst industrial disaster in human history. “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” is a movie set amidst that disaster. This 2 minute 45 second long trailer of the movie encompasses the horrifying darkness, the immense fear, and the bone chilling hopelessness of that night and the days that followed.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has carried out a study to assess the status of ground water quality and soil characteristics around Bhopal gas accident site in the surroundings of Union Carbide of India Ltd. (UCIL), Bhopal. The CPCB study confirms presence of heavy metals, pesticides and some of the volatile organic compounds in the soil samples and the groundwater.

In BHEL, Bhopal, Heavy Rotating Plant Division for the first time successfully tested 3 Hydro Generators (Motors) for Nettampadu, Kalwakurthy Stage-3 and Koil Sagar in quick succession during this financial year. BHEL, Bhopal has added another feather in its cap by testing third Hydrogenerator in a year and crossed the record of works testing 2 Hydro Generators in a year.

• The highly endangered bird kharmore ( lesser florican ) has been sighted in village Tarkhedi, about 70 kilometres from Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh. • India has joined an

An immolation bid by a Bhopal resident leads to closure of polluting factories

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