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Madras HC stays plea against Sterlite land allotment

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has stayed the State Industrial Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd (SIPCOT) decision to cancel the land allotted Vedanta Ltd's Sterlite Copper plant's..
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Thoothukudi police firing: Protests planned at Vedanta's final company AGM in UK

Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal is set to take the LSE-listed company private from Monday.
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An activist group in London staged a "loud" demonstration outside the final annual general meeting of Indian mining tycoon Anil Agarwal's Vedanta Resources on Monday (October 1) to demand justice for..

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Centre's Thoothukudi groundwater report pro-Sterlite: Stalin

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TN rejects Centre's 'unscientific' report on Sterlite

[India], Sep 09 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government has rejected Centre's report on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi district, where the Sterlite copper smelter plant is located.
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Lois Sophia granted bail by Thoothukudi court; Tamilisai Soundararajan questions her background

Tamil student, Lois Sophia, who was arrested on Monday for raising 'anti-BJP slogans' at the Tuticorin airport and remanded 15-day judicial custody, has been granted bail on Tuesday
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Tamil Nadu: Woman, who shouted 'fascist BJP government down down', granted bail

A 25-year-old woman, who was held for shouting 'fascist BJP government down down' in front of the party's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, has been granted bail by Thoothukudi court on..
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Panel to decide on closure of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi: NGT appoints retired HC judge as chairman

On 30 July, the court had refused to grant any interim relief to Vedanta, which had challenged the Tamil Nadu government's order to permanently shut down its Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi, even..
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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.
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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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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.
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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..
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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,..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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Lawyer held for 'engineering' anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi

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