Friday, December 3, 2010

Indian government seeks double compensation in Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984

Bhopal Gas Victims
As Indian media is constantly reporting about the Bhopal gas victims not getting compensation on time government of India has filed a case against US company Union Carbide on friday to seek the compensation of Rs. 7,700 crore in 1984 bhopal gas tragedy. In 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy more than 5000 people were killed and many more suffered from cronical illness due to the leackage of poisionous gas from the Union Carbide factory located near Bhopal in central state of Madhya Pradesh.

In the settlement reached in 1989 between company and government fixed the compensation amount at Rs. 750 Crore. Now government is trying to increase the amount of compensation to Rs. 7,700 Crore to help the victims of gas tragedy. Compensation of Rs. 750 Crore was decided in way back in 1989 in a court judgement.

Indian Council of Medical Research (IMCR) reported that more than 10,000 people died with in few days of the gas tragedy while official figures by government reported it at 3,500. IMCR also observed that more than 25,000 people died till 1994 due to complications related to the gas leakage in Bhopal in 1984 from Union Carbide factory.

India to get N-armed submarine in a year

INS Arihant
Nuclear triad is the capability to fire Nuclear armed missiles from land, and and sea. Till now only three countries United States, Russia and China have this capability and if everything goes right India soon  is going to join this exclusive club of N-Triad countries in a year time.

Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said that N-Submarine named INS Arihant ("destroyer of  enemies") will be commissioned in Indian Navy in late 2011 or early 2012. Arihant will be armed with 12-ballistic missile giving it the capability to strike and counter-strike nuclear weapons.

Arihant is going to have strategic weapons on the board at the time of its commissioning in 2011/12 said the Navy Chief. China already has two N-capable submarine in its fleet and India is going to join the club soon.

Admiral Verma also said that the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) project may be delayed as 40,000 ton aircraft carrier is not ready yet as per schedule and can not be commissioned in Indian Navy this year. There are few hick-ups like shortage of supply of equipments have caused this delay said the navy chief.

Julian Assange faces arrest after red corner notice

Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be arrested today in Britain as police already know about the where-abouts of him but is awaiting paperwork by interpol. He may be booked under various sex crime charges in Britain.

Scotland yard detectives are ready to detain 39 year old supreme of the wikileaks website as soon the paper work is done. Police already know where the Australian citizen is staying in south-east England for last few months.

Swedish authorities yesterday filled arrest warrants incorrectly to the interpol so they were unable to detain him yesterday. Now with all formalities are over he may be arrested at any moment now.

Julian was added to the worldwide wanted list by Interpol after growing fury in United States at the mass release of more than 250,000 classified U.S. cable communications between US and its ambassies world over.

Tobacco companies stop cigarette production

Indian Tobacoo giants like Indian Tobacoo Company (ITC) and Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) have suspended their production nationwide from last Wednesday to protest against the recent order by the Centre for health warnings on cigarette and beedi packets. Production has stopped because of the uncertainty over the pictorial warning messages.

Cigarette manufacturers have said that there was no clarity on types of warnings to be carried on the packages so production is stopped for sometime now. Government is going to lose more than Rs. 100 Crore daily in form of excise duty due to this halt in production. ITC has stopped production at five plants across the country since wednesday.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued the warning in May 2010 to all cigarette manufactures to show pictorial warnings on all tobacco product packages in the country. This warnings should be like depicting a cancer-stricken mouth as instructed by the ministry but there is some confusion and uncertainity over this issue and companies are hoping that the deadline of December 1, 2010 may be pushed back for sometime.

Madhuri Dixit joins twitter

Madhuri Dixit on Twitter
Dancing queen Madhuri Dixit is the latest socialite and celebrity who joined Twitter and already gained 12,000 plus followers. Twitter is a micro-blogging site which has created some buzz in recent times after celebrities joined and started tweeting on the social network.

In the very first post madhuri tweeted, 'For all of my fans, finally I have joined Twitter. Love, Madhuri' Her twitter account is reachable here: Madhuri Dixit Twitter Account Madhuri recently came to India to host a Television Dance show, she is 43 now.

Bollywood fraternity welcomed Madhuri Dixit Nene on Twitter, Hrithik Roshan in his Tweet wrote: "People!!!! Let's welcome the one n only @MadhuriDixit1 !! Twitter just turned BEAUTIFUL. Welcome mam! Love n respect!" Fellow actress Dia Mirza tweets:"I'm an ardent admirer of this lady! Her smile says to hell with darkness, I bring light! Madhuri Dixit! Big SHOUTOUT".
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