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Thoothukudi Anti-Sterlite protests: Madras High Court orders CBI inquiry into police firing which killed 13 people

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a CBI inquiry into the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi which had killed 13 people, media reports said.

Kanimozhi slams EPS government and lawyer CS Vaidhyanathan over NGT hearing on Thoothukudi Sterlite Plant

DMK member Kanimozhi took to Twitter on Friday to criticise the ruling Palaniswami government over the National Green Tribunal hearing on the Thoothukudi Sterlite plant row.

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Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi holds protest against Rajinikanth [Video]Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi holds protest against Rajinikanth

Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 31 (ANI): Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi held protest against Rajinikanth in Chennai on Thursday. Protestors were agitating against Rajinikanth's comment on Anti-Sterlite..

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Anti-Sterlite protest: HC orders fresh post-mortem of 7 victims [Video]Anti-Sterlite protest: HC orders fresh post-mortem of 7 victims

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 31 (ANI): Madras High Court has ordered fresh post-mortem of bodies of seven victims, who died during the Anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi. The HC..

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Rajinikanth visits Sterlite violence victims, announces ex-gratia of 2 lakh each to families of deceased [Video]Rajinikanth visits Sterlite violence victims, announces ex-gratia of 2 lakh each to families of deceased

Thoothukudi (TN), May 30 (ANI): The Thalaivar Rajinikanth visited Thoothukudi to meet Sterlite violence victims on Wednesday. He announced Rs 2 lakh each for the families of victims who died in the..

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Rare footage of mob vandalising collector’s office during Anti-Sterlite protest on May 22 [Video]Rare footage of mob vandalising collector’s office during Anti-Sterlite protest on May 22

Thoothukudi (TN), May 28 (ANI): Furious people vandalised collector’s office and damaged public property on May 22 during the massive protest over the pollution that industries in Thoothukudi..

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TN Deputy CM arrives at hospital to meet injured people in Anti-Sterlite protes [Video]TN Deputy CM arrives at hospital to meet injured people in Anti-Sterlite protes

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 28 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam on Monday arrived at a government hospital in Thoothukudi, to meet the people injured in Anti-Sterlite protest. The people..

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Anti-Sterlite protest: Fishermen demand closure of Sterlite Industries [Video]Anti-Sterlite protest: Fishermen demand closure of Sterlite Industries

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 27 (ANI): Fishermen from Thoothukudi have demanded the closure of Sterlite Industries on Sunday. The fishermen have alleged that the effluents from the Sterlite industry..

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NGT allows Vedanta to access administrative unit of Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi

The green panel also directed the Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board to submit data on pollution around the Sterlite plant within 10 days and posted the matter for hearing on 20 August.

21 Indian fishermen released from Iran

As many as 21 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were stranded in Iran, have been released and will be repatriated in batches starting August 3, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj said. "I am..

DMK seeks CBI probe into illegal sand mining in Tamil Nadu

DMK working president MK Stalin on Tuesday sought a CBI probe into the illegal mining of 1 crore tonnes of beach sand worth of Rs 1.8 lakh crore on the Southern coast of Tamil Nadu. In a statement,..

Thoothukudi residents moves Madras HC challenging environment clearance given to Sterlite's existing plant

Thoothukudi resident Prince Cardoza has filed a writ petition in Madras High Court's Madurai bench seeking to quash the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to Sterlite Copper in 2007 for the existing..

Ground water in Vedanta's Thoothukudi smelter contains heavy metals - minister

Ground water in Vedanta Resources' Thoothukudi copper smelter contains heavy metals exceeding limits for drinking water, India's junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal, told lawmakers..
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Sterlite protests: In 2,445-page report on Thoothukudi police firing, civil society groups accuse officers of arson, stone-pelting

Police firing had killed 13 people at the Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi in May, and the arson and stone-pelting had added to the chaos and violence.

Activists call police firing into anti-Sterlite protesters as murder

The 'Coordinating Committee for People's Inquest into Thoothukudi Police Firing' — a coalition of civil society groups and individuals — on Sunday, called for criminal investigation into the May 22..

Tamil Nadu: Vedanta challenges closure of factory

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued notice to Tamil Nadu government, the state’s pollution control board and its electricity board seeking their response on a plea filed by corporate..

Tamil Nadu: Sterlite moves NGT against closure order of plant

Sterlite Copper has filed an appeal before the National Green Tribunal, challenging the orders passed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board directing closure of its Copper Smelter unit at..

Tamil Nadu begins work on removing acids, gases from Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

The Tamil Nadu government permanently shut the copper plant on May 28 after the protest against the plant on May 22 turned violent, resulting in the death of 13 people in police firing.

Lawyer held for 'engineering' anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi

Vanchinathan was arrested by the Thoothukudi police at Chennai airport when he returned from Delhi.

Fishermen stranded in Iran: TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami wants PM Narendra Modi to intervene

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday sought the intervention of PM Modi for the release of 21 fishermen stranded in Iran. In a letter, the chief minister urged the prime..

Tamil Nadu cops arrest TV actress for donning police uniform in Facebook video to criticise govt action on Tuticorin protesters

A television actress was arrested in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu for releasing a video against the government and the police after the firing in anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi

Vedanta says acid leak severe at Thoothukudi copper smelter

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Acid leak at copper smelter in Tamil Nadu severe, can lead to serious environmental consequences: Vedanta

Vedanta Ltd said on Wednesday a sulphuric acid leak from a tank at its copper smelter in Tamil Nadu was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences. The district..

Madras High Court: Right for CBI to probe Sterlite firing

The Madras High Court on Monday observed that it would be right for the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the May 22 police firing on anti-Sterlite protestors in Thoothukudi in which 13 people..

Process of removing chemical leakage at Sterlite plant begins

[India], June 18 (ANI): The process of removing leakage in the sulfuric acid warehouse at the Sterlite Copper Smelter plant storage unit in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi has begun.

Minor chemical leak detected in Sterlite Copper plant: Thoothukudi collector Sandeep Nanduri

A "minor" leakage of sulphuric acid was detected in the Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant's storage units in Thoothukudi and work on arresting the leakage would begin on Monday morning said Thoothukudi..

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