Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chernobyl Liquidators’ Committee estimates 100,000 dead

On the 26th April 1986 at 01.23am during an emergency shutdown, a sudden power surge caused a series of explosions in reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat. The explosion lifted the top from the reactor and resulting fires sent plumes of radioactive fallout into their atmosphere. The fallout was detected […]

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How does your garden grow?

Mine doesn’t, and neither have I ever had any interest in making it. However, the green fingers around me here at Sambhavna must be soaking in, as I am full of good intentions for my return to the UK. Visions of  sunny window boxes full of herbs and lemongrass, and spending long summer days at […]

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Bhopal sentence too mild, says CBI

NEW DELHI: Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati on Tuesday told the apex court that the two-year jail term handed down to the convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case is completely inadequate and is totally disproportionate to the gravity of the offence committed.Appearing before a five-judge Bench comprising Chief Justice S H Kapadia, Justice Altamas Kabir, […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.