The Supreme Court on Thursday did not
give any immediate relief on Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata`s
plea to prevent online portals and electronic media from
publishing his private conversations with corporate lobbyist
Niira Radia tapped by the income tax department.
On the night of Decemer 2-3, 1984, 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate gas leaked out from the now defunct Union Carbide plant. At least 3,000 were killed instantly and an estimated 25,000 have lost their lives since then.
The Supreme Court will today take up the petition filed by Tata group chairman Ratan Tata seeking a direction to the government to probe leakage of
tapes containing his private conversation with corporate lobbyist Nira Radia.
Ratan Tata is the "personification of honesty, integrity and inspiring leadership", is how Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan described the industrialist while conferring him with the Businessman of the Decade Award.
British premier Gordon Brown has promised to talk to Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata as a last ditch effort to stop the Corus steel plants in Teeside from being shut down at the month end and thus save 1,700 jobs.
Ratan Tata, chairman of conglomerate Tata group, has urged the government to allocate spectrum simultaneously to all winners of a forthcoming third-generation wireless auction, a newspaper reported on Saturday.