Police on Wednesday arrested 184 villagers of Kovilur in the district for blocking roads in protest against the temporary clearance given by the government to reopen Tamil Nadu Chemical Products Ltd, repaired after a gas leak in February this year.
Leak of ammonia gas from a private cold storage triggered panic in Ainthapali area here with several people rushing to hospital complaining of breathing problem and burning feeling, police said on Sunday.
Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year.
An eight-year-old child and an octogenarian were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on Sunday that reduced half of a four-storey residential block in a Paris suburb to rubble, emergency services said.
Seventy children were on Thursday hospitalised as they took ill after allegedly inhaling `smoke` emanating from a plant of state-owned Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) at Chavara near Kollam, prompting authorities to temporarily shut it down.
The Coast Guard officials of Indian Navy on Saturday night diverted their ships to provide immediate assistance to the people who were reportedly trapped at an oil rig at Bombay High during an incident of gas leak from an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) well, reports said.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday assured all necessary assistance to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and to the kin of the deceased in the gas leak accident at the Bhilai Steel Plant that claimed six lives, an official statement said.