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When eight out of 12 original accused in the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas leak of December 3-4, 1984, are brought to justice nearly 26 years later, it is difficult to respond to the verdict with anything other than dismay. ...
The curse of Okinawa
Japan's new Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, faces unenviable challenges. He was elected to the office by the Democratic Party of Japan following last week's sudden resignation by Yukio Hatoyama. Credited with fashioning the election victory of the ...
Leader Page Articles
The social question, who cares?
By Jan Breman
Built into the economic dogma of growth first is the ingrained notion held by large segments of the nation's elite that the fabric of inequality is meant to remain unimpaired.
A traffic accident in Bhopal
By Karuna Nundy
The Bhopal judgment suggests that were a nuclear disaster to be caused by an operator's negligence, they might be held criminally liable for little more than a traffic accident.
Identity enumeration and statistical systems
By Sukhadeo Thorat
The system of statistical data collection in India needs reform in order to meet actual requirements.
The oil firms' profits ignore the real costs
By George Monbiot
The energy industry has long dumped its damage and, like the banks, made scant provision against disaster. Time to pay up.
Corrections and Clarifications
In the lead story “Keshub Mahindra, 6 others get 2-year jail for Bhopal tragedy” (June 8, 2010, page 1), there was an error in the eighth paragraph that stated the charges under which the accused were convicted — “ ...
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