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In this picture members of AFPFB stage protest against the custodial deaths of Jayaraj and Bennicks, in Bengaluru. Nine police officers have been named in the chargesheet filed by CBI for torturing the father-son duo in Tuticorin in June.(ANI)

Thoothukudi custodial deaths: CBI files charge sheet naming 9 police personnel for torturing father, son

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:29 PM IST
P Jayaraj (59) and his son J Bennicks (31) were arrested on June 19 and lodged in Kovilpatti sub-jail for keeping their mobile phone shop in the main market of Sathankulam town open during a curfew imposed during the Covid-19-induced lockdown.
Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India, Maldives launch cargo ferry service connecting Tuticorin and Cochin with Male and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
The maiden voyage of the ferry service was launched during a virtual ceremony by India’s minister of state for shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and the Maldives’ minister of transport and civil aviation Aishath Nahula. The ceremony was joined by representatives of Tuticorin and Cochin ports and officials of the Maldives Ports Limited.(TWITTER/@HCIMaldives.)
The maiden voyage of the ferry service was launched during a virtual ceremony by India’s minister of state for shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and the Maldives’ minister of transport and civil aviation Aishath Nahula. The ceremony was joined by representatives of Tuticorin and Cochin ports and officials of the Maldives Ports Limited.(TWITTER/@HCIMaldives.)

India, Maldives launch cargo ferry service connecting Tuticorin and Cochin with Male

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The launch of the ferry service came a day after India provided a 10-year soft loan of $250 million to the government of the Maldives as budgetary support to mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Members of Anti-Facist People's Front Bengaluru staging protest against the custodial deaths of Tuticorin in Bengaluru on Friday.(ANI)
Members of Anti-Facist People's Front Bengaluru staging protest against the custodial deaths of Tuticorin in Bengaluru on Friday.(ANI)

Two more CBI officers probing Tuticorin custodial killings test positive for Covid-19

Madurai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The father-son duo, Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks died in a hospital in Kovilpatti in Tuticorin district, after they were allegedly thrashed by the personnel at Sathankulam police station.
Five police personnel including an inspector have been arrested so far.
Five police personnel including an inspector have been arrested so far.

CBI files 2 cases in custodial deaths of father, son in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 02:09 PM IST
A CBI team constituted for the probe is being sent to location for investigation.
Locals in Tuticorin stage a protest against the custodial deaths Jayaraj and his son Bennicks.(PTI)
Locals in Tuticorin stage a protest against the custodial deaths Jayaraj and his son Bennicks.(PTI)

TN police start probe into Tuticorin custodial deaths after HC’s direction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The Madras High Court had directed a CB-CID probe into the matter although the state government had transferred the case to the CBI saying it feared that evidence could disappear by the time central agency took over the probe.
DMK MP Kanimozhi and other party workers wear masks with a message, in solidarity with Tuticorin custodial victims, in Tuticorin district.(PTI)
DMK MP Kanimozhi and other party workers wear masks with a message, in solidarity with Tuticorin custodial victims, in Tuticorin district.(PTI)

HC asks district to control evidence of police station

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 01:33 PM IST
The court ordered the Thoothukudi collector to depute revenue officials to take control and preserve evidence in the police station where the alleged crime occurred last week.
The TamilNnadu government had filed an appeal tin the Maadras High Court to transfer the case of custodial death of two men in Tuticorin to the CBI.(PTI PHOTO)
The TamilNnadu government had filed an appeal tin the Maadras High Court to transfer the case of custodial death of two men in Tuticorin to the CBI.(PTI PHOTO)

Madras HC clears decks for CBI probe into alleged custodial deaths in Tuticorin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The Madras High Court said it did not have any objection to the government’s decision to hand over the probe to the CBI and will not interfere with the decision of the state government.
DMK President M K Stalin slammed the incident, asking if Chief Minister K Palaniswami has “handed over” the state to the police.(PTI)
DMK President M K Stalin slammed the incident, asking if Chief Minister K Palaniswami has “handed over” the state to the police.(PTI)

‘What is CM doing?: Stalin on autodriver’s death after alleged police assault

Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 01:38 PM IST
The victim, Kumaresan, died at the Tirunelveli Government hospital on Saturday where he was admitted with injuries after being allegedly assaulted on June 12 and two police personnel have been booked in this connection, police said.
Tamil Nadu chief minister EK Palaniswami (right) said on June 28 that the case of alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Tuticorin will be transferred to CBI after Madras HC nod.(ANI)
Tamil Nadu chief minister EK Palaniswami (right) said on June 28 that the case of alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Tuticorin will be transferred to CBI after Madras HC nod.(ANI)

‘Will transfer father-son police custodial deaths case to CBI after HC nod’:Tamil Nadu CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government has decided to transfer to CBI probe into death of father-son duo in Tuticorin following alleged police torture, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was quoted as saying by PTI
Kareena Kapoor expressed her views on Tuticorin deaths, while Abhishek spoke about how he changed professionally post Aaradhya’s birth.
Kareena Kapoor expressed her views on Tuticorin deaths, while Abhishek spoke about how he changed professionally post Aaradhya’s birth.

Kareena Kapoor shocked at Tuticorin deaths, Abhishek says not comfortable doing intimate scenes after Aaradhya’s birth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Here are the top 5 entertainment news stories of the day: Kareena Kapoor responded to the killings of P Jayaraj and Fennix, demanding justice. Abhishek Bachchan said he made a decision against doing intimate scenes after Aaradhya was born.
Priyanka Chopra said she was shocked to read about the deaths of P Jayaraj and J Fennix.
Priyanka Chopra said she was shocked to read about the deaths of P Jayaraj and J Fennix.

Priyanka Chopra demands justice for P Jayaraj and J Fennix of Tamil Nadu: ‘Reeling from what I’m hearing’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 01:01 PM IST
The death of P Jayaraj and his son J Fennix in Tamil Nadu has shocked many across the world. Actor Priyanka Chopra joined others in demanding justice for the father and son.
Tamil celebs Khushbu Sundar, Jayam Ravi among others expressed shock at deaths in Tuticorin.
Tamil celebs Khushbu Sundar, Jayam Ravi among others expressed shock at deaths in Tuticorin.

Tamil industry celebs mourn Tuticorin custodial death, demand justice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Many Tamil film personalities took to Twitter to express their shock at the custodial death of P Jeyaraj and his son Fenix.
Ahmed Adeeb is due to face a new trial over the attempted murder case and also faces corruption investigations dating back to when he was deputy to Yameen, who was defeated in an election last year.(AFP FILE)
Ahmed Adeeb is due to face a new trial over the attempted murder case and also faces corruption investigations dating back to when he was deputy to Yameen, who was defeated in an election last year.(AFP FILE)

Ex-Maldives vice president detained at Tamil Nadu for illegally entering India

New Delhi | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:08 AM IST
Officials who checked Ghafoor found he didn’t have valid travel documents.
According to airport officials, the pilot of the aircraft detected the technical snag and returned to Chennai.(PTI)
According to airport officials, the pilot of the aircraft detected the technical snag and returned to Chennai.(PTI)

Aircraft carrying Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami returns to Chennai following technical snag

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami was scheduled to travel to Kanyakumari from Tuticorin to attend a government event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be present.
There were violent protests in May last year against the closure of the Sterlite unit.(REUTERS)
There were violent protests in May last year against the closure of the Sterlite unit.(REUTERS)

Supreme Court sets aside Green Tribunal order, says Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin can’t be reopened

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 12:42 PM IST
The court directed Vedanta, the company that owns the plant, to approach the Madras High Court against the Tamil Nadu government’s order to close it down.
The Tamil Nadu government had moved the Supreme Court, saying that NGT had “erroneously” set aside various orders passed by the state pollution control board last year with regard to the Sterlite plant.(PTI/File Photo)
The Tamil Nadu government had moved the Supreme Court, saying that NGT had “erroneously” set aside various orders passed by the state pollution control board last year with regard to the Sterlite plant.(PTI/File Photo)

Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant to continue as SC upholds NGT order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Chennai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 10:45 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the green tribunal’s order of setting aside the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to close Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin.
Fishing areas off the coast of Mumbai have the highest concentration of plastic waste in the country.(AP)
Fishing areas off the coast of Mumbai have the highest concentration of plastic waste in the country.(AP)

Fishing areas off Mumbai have highest plastic waste concentration

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 08:28 AM IST
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that the highest concentration of midsea plastic has been recorded in the North Pacific Gyre, located at the north Pacific Ocean at 18kg/sq km.
Fishing boats docked at a fishing harbor as a part of precautionary measures in view of cyclonic storm 'Gaja', in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
Fishing boats docked at a fishing harbor as a part of precautionary measures in view of cyclonic storm 'Gaja', in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Gaja set to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; school, colleges shut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 11:48 AM IST
Cyclone Gaja centred over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday night.
The IMD’s bulletin also warned that the gale winds and rain could damage huts, rooftops and power and communication lines besides uprooting trees and causing havoc to paddy fields and other crops as well as orchards.(AP)
The IMD’s bulletin also warned that the gale winds and rain could damage huts, rooftops and power and communication lines besides uprooting trees and causing havoc to paddy fields and other crops as well as orchards.(AP)

With 15 disaster response teams, Tamil Nadu geared up to face cyclone Gaja

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 04:17 PM IST
With eight national disaster response force teams and seven squads from the state counterparts, Tamil Nadu is all geared up to face the onslaught of cyclone ‘Gaja’.
Fishermen who are in the deep sea have been advised to return to the coast while coastal hutment dwellers will be moved to safer places by the local authorities. Other people in affected areas have been asked to stay indoors.(Vivek Nair / HT Archive)
Fishermen who are in the deep sea have been advised to return to the coast while coastal hutment dwellers will be moved to safer places by the local authorities. Other people in affected areas have been asked to stay indoors.(Vivek Nair / HT Archive)

As cyclone Gaja advances, IMD issues red warning for 7 Tamil Nadu districts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2018 10:13 PM IST
According to the warning, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts are likely to receive “extremely heavy rainfall” (in excess of 20 cm) on Thursday.
A security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin.(Reuters Photo)
A security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin.(Reuters Photo)

SC declines urgent hearing on TN’s plea against allowing Vedanta access to Tuticorin plant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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.
The student allegedly shouted “down, down, fascist BJP, down, down” when she saw Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.(ANI/Twitter)
The student allegedly shouted “down, down, fascist BJP, down, down” when she saw Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.(ANI/Twitter)

Scholar who called BJP leader fascist gets bail, father alleges harassment

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 09:35 PM IST
A court sent the student to 15 days of judicial custody after BJP leader Tamilisai Soundararajan filed a complaint against her with the airport police.
Police personnel baton charge at a protestor demanding the closure of Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel baton charge at a protestor demanding the closure of Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin.(PTI Photo)

Madras HC orders CBI inquiry into police firing on anti-Sterlite protest

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 08:39 PM IST
Thirteen people were killed in police firing in May when violence broke out during protest by locals demanding closure of the Sterlite copper plant.
MDMK Chief Vaiko condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
MDMK Chief Vaiko condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi held in Bengaluru

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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 dead.
Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)
Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)

NGT grants Vedanta conditional access to its Tuticorin copper smelter

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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.
According to the Thoothukudi district collector, the Tamil Nadu government had taken a policy decision in closing the Sterlite copper smelter plant.(Reuters File Photo)
According to the Thoothukudi district collector, the Tamil Nadu government had taken a policy decision in closing the Sterlite copper smelter plant.(Reuters File Photo)

Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi will not be reopened, says district collector

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 08:11 PM IST
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.
The Tamil Nadu government had in May ordered permanent closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin after 13 protesters, demanding its shutdown on environmental concerns, were killed in police firing.(PTI/File Photo)
The Tamil Nadu government had in May ordered permanent closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin after 13 protesters, demanding its shutdown on environmental concerns, were killed in police firing.(PTI/File Photo)

Working with authorities to restart operations at Tuticorin copper plant: Vedanta

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 06:11 PM IST
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.
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.(REUTERS File Photo)
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.(REUTERS File Photo)

NGOs planned closure of copper smelter in Tuticorin, says Sterlite CEO

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 03:41 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government in late May ordered the permanent closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter after 13 people protesting to demand its shutdown on environmental concerns were killed in police firing.
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)

NGT notice to Tamil Nadu, state pollution board over Vedanta’s plea on closing Thoothukudi plant

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 07:08 PM IST
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.
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