Agartala, June 16: Natural gas continued to leak from an ONGC well in western Tripura on Thursday, nearly two days after the leak was first detected, officials here said. Experts and engineers are on a constant battle to cap the well.


Bhopal gas victims

More than two decades after the gas leak in Bhopal, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported a higher incidence of cancer in affected areas

The judiciary has heaped more injustice on victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, activists said on Wednesday after the apex court's decision to reject the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea for more stringent punishment to the seven accused. Some said it was a "black day" and squarely blamed the CBI for failing to defend the victims.

Discerning citizens and civil society organisations that have remained in the forefront defending the interests of the Bhopal gas victims on Wednesday reacted sharply to the Supreme Court decision dismissing the CBI's curative petition against an earlier judgment of the apex court that diluted the charges against the accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster case.

Reacting to the apex court order

SHASUN Chemicals in the SIPCOT industrial park in Cuddalore, from where a bromine gas leak earlier this week left hundreds of people gasping for breath, was functioning illegally as it did not have a valid consent from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to operate the plant. Getting the consent is mandatory under the Water and Air Act.

The Tamil Nadu government has set up a four-member expert committee comprising senior officials of factory inspectorate from nearby Trichy, a senior official of the zonal Labour Institute and a senior official from the public sector United India Insurance company to inquire deep into the gas leakage incident at one of the plants of Chennai-based Shasun Pharmaceuticals at SIPCOT Industrial Estate l

A five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of India has decided to hear two curative petitions on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy

When B R Lall, the IPS officer who had headed the CBI probe into the Bhopal gas leak, alleged that the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) had pressured the agency not to pursue the extradition of Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, he drew not only an indignant response but also mockery from Law Minister Veerappa Moily.

Now, Lall has hit back at Moily with invectives, his latest book charging the