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Thoothukudi

Dec 18, 2018 21:12
Leaders in the crusade against the copper smelter plant have lodged a complaint with the cybercrime wing of the Delhi Police, alleging that the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order was leaked to a PR firm of Vedanta group ahead of the order being p... read more
Nov 29, 2018 23:35
As many as 13 people were killed in the firing on residents protesting against the proposed expansion of a Sterlite copper plant over pollution concerns. read more
Sep 03, 2018 22:35
Leaders of various political parties criticised the police’s “high handedness” and demanded the woman’s immediate release. read more
Aug 14, 2018 12:31
Thirteen people were killed in police firing in May when violence broke out during protest by locals demanding closure of the Sterlite copper plant. read more
Jul 30, 2018 18:22
The plant was closed in May after 13 people were killed in police firing during protests against the plant on allegations of causing health and environmental issues. read more
Jul 05, 2018 19:08
The Tamil Nadu government had on May 28 ordered the state pollution control board to seal and “permanently” close the mining group’s copper plant in Thoothukudi following violent protests over pollution concerns. read more
Jun 25, 2018 15:48
Vedanta said it has no access to the premises after closure of the Sterlite copper smelter plant following a state government order on May 28. read more
Jun 21, 2018 21:15
Thoothukudi police arrested advocate S Vanchinathan, the legal advisor for People’s Right Protection Centre, which actively participated in the Thoothukudi protests. read more
Jun 19, 2018 23:22
After the protests in Thoothukudi against a copper smelter plant belonging to Sterlite Industries claimed 13 lives in police firing, now the agitation against the Salem-Chennai Green Corridor is picking up pace. read more
Jun 18, 2018 20:48
There were reports that close to 50,000 litres of sulphuric acid had leaked in Sterlite’s copper factory in Thoothukudi. read more
Jun 13, 2018 20:27
Vedanta, whose copper smelter plant was shut by Tamil Nadu following deadly protests, faces another roadblock in Odisha where activists and locals have for years blocked the company’s plans to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills, which the tribespeople... read more
Jun 05, 2018 09:37
The recent protests in Thoothukudi were by working-class victims of environmental abuse. That they ended in such tragedy should have led to a belated dawning of environmental wisdom. read more
Jun 04, 2018 21:12
Palaniswami refutes DMK leader MK Stalin’s charges that innocent people were booked by the police. read more
Jun 03, 2018 20:38
Rajinikanth’s Kaala is about a don, Kaala Karikaalan, hailing from Tamil Nadu and settled in Dharavi, Mumbai. read more
Jun 03, 2018 14:28
More than 10 people have been picked up by the police in raids over the last four days in and around the port city of Thoothukudi, in the aftermath of protests seeking the shutdown of a Sterlite copper plant. read more