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Another healthcare tragedy

Negligence in Indian healthcare is again under a spotlight, with 15 persons losing their eyesight in Punjab after cataract surgery at a free camp organised by a non-government body. Initial reports suggest infected equipment was used at this camp, in ...

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A Timeline

CLOSURE AWAITED Dec 2-3, 1984: Toxic methyl isocyanate gas released from Union Carbide India Ltd’s (UCIL) pesticide plant; thousands killed and at least 500,000 injured, millions go ill; harmful effects are passed to generations by the affected people Dec 4: ...

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Thirty years of tragedy

Thirty years ago, Delhi suffered through some of the most horrific moments in its long history. Following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards, a paroxysm of violence directed at the city’s Sikh residents continued practically unabated for at ...

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5 things to know about 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy

In the intervening night of December 2nd and 3rd, 1984, while the city of Bhopal slept, an accident at the Union Carbide factory released copious amounts of a deadly toxin methyl isocynate (MIC) into the air that was borne downstream, ...

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