The rupee had fallen more than 12 percent against the dollar this year and it is the worst performing Asian currency year-to-date, stung by an emerging markets sell-off and higher crude oil prices that have widened the country’s current account defi... read more
The NGT had on August 9 allowed Vedanta to enter the administrative unit inside its Sterlite copper plant, observing that no environmental damage would be caused by allowing access to the administrative section. read more
A Humboldt Penguin chick was born at Mumbai’s Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan zoo, the first-ever such birth in India. “The egg hatched at 08.02pm on August 15. It appeared to be active and the mother was trying to feed it too,” Dr. Sanjay Tripathi, the zoo director said.
The Madras high court had earlier this week issued a notice to the Sterlite Copper plant on a petition seeking Rs 750 crore towards rehabilitation of people affected by pollution allegedly caused by it and relief for victims of the police firing during... read more
The first game of Arsenal’s new era under Unai Emery often proved a thankless task but there were moments of encouragement before Silva settled the issue with a brilliantly taken second in the 64th minute. read more
Thirumurugan Gandhi was arrested upon his arrival from Geneva, where he attended a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting recently and raised the issue of Anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin district and subsequent police firing that left 13 de... read more
The Tamil Nadu government ordered permanent closure of the Thoothukudi plant and disconnected its power supply in May following protests that turned violent and culminated in police firing on protesters, killing 13 of them. read more
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had earlier this month sought response from the Tamil Nadu government and state pollution control board on a plea moved by Vedanta challenging the order to permanently close the Sterlite copper plant. read more