Bhopal Disaster: NGOs allege cover-up by Govt

Four organizations campaigning for justice on the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal accused the central and the state governments of suppressing a study that could have been used by the victims to bolster their case in courts. In a press conference, the organizations said they were able to obtain a copy of a study conducted […]

ANDHERI BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Shiv Sena MLA says Indian Railways prevents BMC from repairing bridge

Even as citizens blamed Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC for the collapse of the railway overbridge near Andheri station today, the local Shiv Sena MLA has pointed out that Indian Railways does not allow BMC to carry out repair and maintenance on overbridges. At least five people were injured when a bridge connecting […]

No one was responsible for Elphinstone stampede – Railway Inquiry

The Ministry of Railways today said that its inquiry into the Elphinstone stamped, that killed nearly two dozen people three months ago, was not caused by negligence or the failure by any railway official to do his duty. “As per the departmental enquiry headed by Chief Safety Officer/Western Railway, no Railway official(s) have been found […]

Karnataka tops in speedbreaker-related deaths in India

The number of people killed by speedbreakers more than doubled in Karnataka to 2,310 in 2015, while they halved in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, which had reported the highest number of such deaths in 2014 at 3,192, saw the figure fall to 1,652 in the subsequent year, ┬ádata obtained from the road transport ministry revealed. […]