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  Bhopal travel guide - Wikitravel
Bhopal is the seat of the Madhya Pradesh Government and is a beautiful mid-sized city in the heart of India.
Bhopal has a decent public transportation system comprising of buses, mini-buses, three wheeled autos and the odd looking tempos that are a major pollution concern for this growing city.
Bhopal is a fairly quiet city when it comes to things like night life, clubs, bars etc. Most of the restaurants close around 11 PM but a majority of good hotels in Bhopal will have a bar that is open atleast till mid-night.
wikitravel.org /en/Bhopal   (2026 words)

  
  Where is Bhopal?
Bhopal is a city in central India, and the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhopal's population was only 850,000 in 1984 when, as a result of the Union Carbide gas leak, half a million people were exposed to deadly chemicals.
The two lakes of Bhopal still dominate the city; bordered along their shores are the old city with its marketplaces, magnificent mosques and palaces, and the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern buildings.
www.studentsforbhopal.org /WhereBhopal.htm   (891 words)

  
 Bhopal Disaster
Bhopal was chosen as the site for the Carbide plant because of it's central location in India, a railway system that spanned the country, a large lake which provided a reliable source of water, and sufficient electricity and labor to sustain a large scale industrial plant.
It is estimated that children born in Bhopal after the disaster face twice the risk of dying as do children elsewhere, partly because parents cannot care for them adequately.
Lawsuits filed in U.S. courts related to the Bhopal case were refused on the grounds that the immediate location of the accident was in India, the victims were Indian, and he U.S. connection with its Indian affiliate did not appear to give it an unusual degree of control.
www.american.edu /TED/bhopal.htm   (3049 words)

  
 The most interesting 404 page on the web   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the beginning, the story of Bhopal involved issues of planning, design, engineering, funding, unproven technology, chemical risk, labour relations, management competence, the Indian subsidiary’s relationship with its US parent and decision-making process, cost-cutting, lack of maintenance and a near-complete and well-documented disregard for safety.
Three "Justice for Bhopal" terrorists were shot dead at a Dow Chemical facility in Piscataway, New Jersey on December 14, 2003.
Bhopal activists -- seeking redress for Dow's failure to compensate victims of the worst industrial accident of all time -- stormed the Dow facility, took eight Dow workers hostage killing one.
www.bhopal.net /campnews.html   (1294 words)

  
 Clouds of Injustice: Bhopal disaster 20 Years on - Amnesty International
Protesters outside the Dow headquarters in Mumbai, during a demonstration in December 2002 to mark the anniversary of the disaster, demand the clean-up of Bhopal.
Hasina Bi of Atal Ayub Nagar, a neighbourhood in Bhopal near the plant, has been drinking the water from the hand-pump near her house for 18 years.
The Bhopal case illustrates how companies evade their human rights responsibilities and underlines the need to establish a universal human rights framework that can be applied to companies directly.
web.amnesty.org /pages/ec-bhopal-eng   (650 words)

  
 Bhopal disaster still unresolved | Greenpeace International
On the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal industrial disaster, Greenpeace activists display images from Bhopal and ask the general public for signatures demanding the chemical industry Dow to pay its debt with the citizens of Bhopal.
On the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal industrial disaster, activists in Plaza Mayor, Madrid displayed images from Bhopal and asked the general public for signatures, demanding that the chemical company Dow pay its debt to the citizens of Bhopal.
On the eve of the anniversary, a candlelight vigil was held at the Bhopal Memorial in India.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/bhopal-disaster-still-unresolv   (808 words)

  
 CHRONOLOGY
Government of India (GOI) enacts the Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster Act that enables the GOI to act as the legal representative of the victims in claims arising of or related to the Bhopal disaster.
The Supreme Court upholds the validity of the “Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster Act of 1985” that authorized the Government of India to act on behalf of the Bhopal gas leak victims.
The Supreme Court of India grants a request from the Welfare Commission for Bhopal Gas Victims and extends to April 30, 2006, the distribution of the rest of the settlement funds by the Welfare Commission.
www.bhopal.com /chrono.htm   (1779 words)

  
 The Bhopal Memory Project | Classroom | Teaching Bhopal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bhopal is not simply a regrettable footnote in the history of the environmental movement: it is a catastrophic example of the way that industrial disasters continue, change and expand.
Discussion about Bhopal is often characterized by diffusion, frustration and polarization as a result from the unrelenting need on the ground, and the denial and stoicism in the face of suffering in courtrooms and boardrooms from New Delhi to New York.
The Bhopal Memory project springs from an interdisciplinary seminar that was taught by professor Thomas Keenan at Bard College in the spring of 2004.
ringo.bard.edu /hrp/projects/bhopal/classroom/teaching.shtml   (1041 words)

  
 Central Chronicle--Bhopal
Bhopal, Feb 25 About 2.5 lakh population a number of areas went without water on Saturday after over six lakh people of the city had to bear the brunt of the crisis on Friday also.
Bhopal Feb 25 Recruitment of doctors on contract basis was initiated today for BMAK and CMAK hospitals, IC bureau of Bhopal division invited the applications from other states doctors.
Bhopal, Feb 25 A two-day workshop cum presentation was inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Museum of Mankind in which the traditional way of preparation of salt was presented which is commonly used in Manipur.
www.centralchronicle.com /20060226/bhopal.htm   (820 words)

  
 city information of bhopal, madhya pradesh, india   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BHOPAL, CAPITAL OF MADHYA PRADESH, is fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning.
The tow lakes of Bhopal still dominate the city, and are indeed its nucleus; along their shores stand silent sentinels that testify to the growth of a city.
Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming marketplaces and fine old mosques and palace still bears the aristocratic imprint of its former-rulers, among them the succession of powerful Begums who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926.
www.jetairtours.com /bho.htm   (242 words)

  
 The Inside Story: 18th Anniversary of Bhopal disaster
In the middle of the night of December 2-3, 1984, residents living near the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India awoke coughing, choking, gasping, and in the case of thousands, slowly dying.
Minutes from a January 3, 1985 CMA special meeting to discuss the impacts of Bhopal reported: “…the physicians sent to Bhopal after the accident are saying that the immediate physical problems for most of the survivors will probably disappear.
Following the Bhopal disaster, the chemical industry began to take its public image more seriously and started to organize its defenses, including the unveiling of the Responsible Care initiative, essentially a facade erected to avoid regulation by claiming that the industry is taking voluntary measures to improve its safety and security.
www.chemicalindustryarchives.org /dirtysecrets/bhopal/index.asp   (1105 words)

  
 Bhopal - Bhopal Business,india tourism,bhopal tours and travels,Industries in Bhopal,small scale industries,business in ...
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, old historic city, and modern urban planning.
The two lakes of Bhopal dominate the city, and are indeed its nucleus.
Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its marketplaces and fine old mosques and palaces still bears the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers, among them the succession of powerful Begums who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926.
www.webindia.com /india/bhopal.htm   (179 words)

  
 Union Carbide Bhopal,India
The report was released on the twelfth anniversary of the gas leak from the Union Carbide pesticide facility in Bhopal, India.
The IMCB is an independent commission of I5 medical professionals from 12 countries who went to Bhopal in 1994 to chronicle the long-term health consequences of the gas leak from the Union Carbide facility.
The Commission characterizes the Bhopal disaster as "a tragic model of an industrially induced epidemic." It concludes that the survivors' disabilities, having persisted for more than 10 years, are likely to be permanent.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Environment/UnionCarbideIndia_environ.html   (298 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Court orders relief to Bhopal gas victims
On the intervening night of 2-3 December, 1984 the worst-ever industrial disaster of the 20th century occurred in Bhopal with the leakage of 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate and other lethal gases.
The leakage resulted in the death of over 4,000 people on the date of disaster itself and this figure swelled to 16,000 over the years and during the period people continued to suffer from the after-effects.
The petitioners submitted that the present position, according to the records of the office of the Welfare Commissioner, was that a total of 10,29,431 claims were received up to March 31, 2002 of which 10,29,254 were adjudicated.
www.hindu.com /2004/07/20/stories/2004072008760100.htm   (469 words)

  
 My HomePlace - Bhopal, India
Being the main business centre in central India, Bhopal was home to many imigrants who left their villages in search of a better life.
Yes, in Bhopal everybody is a chieftain and everybody is (like) your Uncle!!.Apart from talking other passions of Bhopalis include paan,Shayaris and Qawalis.Just try to find one wall in Bhopal which would not prove the Bhopalis' love of paan.
Bhopal and Me am a native of Kerala, and I was born and brought up in Bhopal, I did my entire schooling in Bhopal, at HEMA school (KG to Class III) and Jawaharlal Nehru Higher Secondary School (Class IV upwards).As a matter of fact I also did my degree in this very city.
www.angelfire.com /ks/arunksworld/Bhopal.html   (1290 words)

  
 Central Chronicle--Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 16 The oil and gas conservation fortnight under organised the joint aegis of PCRA and State Oil Industries, beginning from January 16 to 31, was inaugurated at Samanvaya Bhawan, Bhopal on Monday.
Bhopal, Jan 16 The plying of cruise boat is polluting the water of Upper Lake and its continuation should stop with immediate effect.
Bhopal, Jan 16 According to the Cable TV Act 2000 all those programmes which are responsible for the encouragement of violence, obscenity and crime must be banned at first at the prime time or the other time of the day.
www.centralchronicle.com /20060117/bhopal.htm   (932 words)

  
 What happened in Bhopal?
On the night of Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 1984, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate.
The gas-affected people of Bhopal continue to succumb to injuries sustained during the disaster, dying at the rate of one each day.
Thus the victims in Bhopal have been left in the lurch, told to fend for themselves as corporate executives elude justice and big corporations elude the blame.
www.bhopal.org /whathappened.html   (1656 words)

  
 Bhopal
According to legend, the present city of Bhopal — the capital of Madhya Pradesh —; is located at the site of an earlier city built by Raja Bhoj in the 11th century.
There are regular flights to Bhopal from Mumbai, Delhi, Gwalior, and the city is on the Delhi-Chennai main railway line.
Bhopal is also connected by excellent motorable roads to the major towns and cities.
www.theindiatravelguide.com /test/bhopal.htm   (227 words)

  
 Bhopal Gas Victims to File Appeal in US Court - Global Policy Forum - Social and Economic Policy
Organizations consisting of survivors of a methyl isocyanate gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal 18 years ago, in which at least 4,000 people were killed, said they were going to file an appeal in the U.S. appellate court in April.
The Judge stressed that Union Carbide had used the proceeds of the sale of its 50.9 percent stake in the Bhopal plant to build a hospital in the Indian city.
She said a day-long meeting to discuss the implications of the case was being held in Bhopal Friday.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/tncs/2003/0328bhopal.htm   (862 words)

  
 The Bhopal Disaster: Still Avoiding Justice, Two Decades Later - The World Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Over the last 20 years exposure to the toxins has resulted in the deaths of a further 15,000 people as well as chronic and debilitating illnesses for thousands of others for which treatment is largely ineffective.
Civil rights activists, survivors and other protesters converged on Bhopal this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident and demand justice for hundreds of thousands of people still suffering in the aftermath.
Twenty years after the disastrous leak of tonnes of poisonous gas at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, Dow Chemical, which bought Union Carbide two years ago, is coming under growing pressure to clean up the still highly toxic site and reimburse affected families for their medical and other costs.
www.globalissues.net /newsfeature/20   (999 words)

  
 Bhopal Express now playing free on Bhopal.FM
BHOPAL EXPRESS is the charming and heartbreaking story of a romance set against the deep tragedy of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal in 1984.
Brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey have written a literate and intelligent script, full of fragments of poetry, appropriate homage to a Bhopal which, until turned into a gas chamber by Union Carbide, was known mainly as a city of exquisite manners and high culture.
We on the Bhopal websites of bhopal.fm, bhopal.org, bhopal.net and studentsforbhopal.org are indebted to Mahesh Mathai for giving us permission to screen his film, and wish to acknowledge the help and support of the UK's Community Media Association, who digitised the movie for us and are exhibiting it as part of their media Showcase.
www.bhopal.fm /bhopalexpress.html   (772 words)

  
 Bhopal - Indian Princely State
Bhopal was a former state, South Central India States, India; 6,921 square miles; incorporated 1956 in Madhya Pradesh.
Chief state of former Bhopal Agency and next to Hyderabad the most important Muslim state in India.
The Begum of Bhopal has a rectangular tricolor standard fl - white - green in horizontal stripes of equal length with a yellow fringe...
www.atlasgeo.net /FOTW/flags/in-bhopa.html   (207 words)

  
 Bhopal Gas Tragedy: An Analysis
The Bhopal incident was too big for the public to ignore and added to everything else, there was a huge loss of human life.
Under this section, Browning tries to establishe that Bhopal was a stray incident and should not be held against the corporation because “No analysis of Union Carbide’s reaction to the Bhopal tragedy is possible without recognizing the considerable emphasis the company and its affiliates had placed on safe operations”(Browning).
Bhopal was one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
www.hu.mtu.edu /hu_dept/tc@mtu/papers/bhopal.htm   (3343 words)

  
 OK International.com - Bophal Article
This legislation forced companies to disclose information about the chemicals used and discharged from their facilities and to develop early warning systems to notify communities whenever a chemical release or accident was occurring.
On the 15th anniversary of Bhopal, it is clear that developing countries are not able to enact the necessary laws and develop the technical expertise to adequately regulate these facilities.
Any attempt to address the root causes of the Bhopal disaster will require a partnership with industry and an independent watchdog organization to bring about the needed improvements in their facilities overseas.
www.okinternational.org /bophal.html   (773 words)

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