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Thoothukudi firing: HC orders CBI probe

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) probe into the police firing that claimed 13 lives and left many injur...

15 Aug 2018

Anti-Sterlite protests: Madras HC transfers probe into Tuticorin police firing to CBI

The Madras High Court Tuesday transferred to the CBI the probe into the police firing in Tuticorin district during the anti-Sterlite protests that cla...

14 Aug 2018

T.N. mulls options in Sterlite case

With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) granting Vedanta Ltd access to the administrative section of the Sterlite Copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Chief...

13 Aug 2018

NGT allows Vedanta access to administrative unit of Tuticorin Sterlite plant

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday allowed Vedanta access to its administrative unit in the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, Tamil...

10 Aug 2018

NGT grants interim relief to Sterlite

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday granted Vedanta Limited access to it's administrative section of the Sterlite Copper plant in Tutico...

09 Aug 2018

Sterlite employees asked to report for duty from today

Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, the company has directed all its employees to report at its quarters here on Monday and register their 100% atte...

16 Jul 2018

Anti-Sterlite protests: HC seeks report on Sterlite prior to riots, firing

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday asked the State to submit reports, videos and other documentary evidence pertaining to the ant...

12 Jul 2018

Anti-Sterlite protests: Tuticorin villagers accuse Left outfit of inciting violence

Over a month after the unbridled violence during an anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin that claimed 13 lives, some locals involved in the incidents ha...

07 Jul 2018

Sterlite moves NGT against closure order

Sterlite Copper on Tuesday said it has filed an appeal before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, challenging the orders passed by the Tamil...

04 Jul 2018

‘900 tonnes of sulphuric acid removed from Sterlite plant’

Nearly 900 tonnes of sulphuric acid have been removed until Thursday evening from the Sterlite Copper plant after a leak was detected at one of its st...

22 Jun 2018

Tuticorin violence: Lawyer accused of engineering stir held

Tamil Nadu police arrested S Vanchi Nathan, one of the two lawyers accused of engineering the anti-sterlite protests and violence in Tuticorin. He was...

22 Jun 2018

‘Govt. will not permit Sterlite to resume’, says P. Thangamani, Electricity Minister

The State government is firm on not letting the Sterlite Copper plant at Thoothukudi function again, P. Thangamani, Electricity Minister, said on Satu...

11 Jun 2018

Cancel bail granted to Sterlite protesters: govt. to HC

The State government on Wednesday filed a petition before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, seeking the cancellation of the bail granted by...

07 Jun 2018

Hand over bodies of Thoothukudi firing victims to relatives, says HC

The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to complete post-mortem on the bodies of all of those who had died in police firing dur...

06 Jun 2018

TN govt. has failed to nip extremist elements in the bud: Pon. Radhakrishnan

The Tamil Nadu government had so far been lethargic when it came to taking action against extremist elements that have been conspiring to shut down in...

03 Jun 2018

SHRC team visits violence-hit areas, meets victims

A team of officials from the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Saturday inspected the violence-hit Collectorate premises and the nearby staff qu...

03 Jun 2018

On Tuticorin Firing, Court Asks Tamil Nadu For Explanation By June 6

The Madras High Court asked for an explanation from the Tamil Nadu government on what led to the police firing and the violent clashes over a controve...

02 Jun 2018

Sterlite Copper closure: G.O. legally valid, reiterates Edappadi Palaniswami

Replying to a plea made by the Congress in the Assembly seeking a House resolution on the closure of Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi, Chief Minister Ed...

01 Jun 2018

‘Who are you?’, youth asks Rajinikanth in Thoothukudi hospital

When actor Rajinikanth visited police firing victims at the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital (TMCH) on May 30, he encountered possibly the mo...

31 May 2018

Infiltration of anti-social elements into peaceful protest led to Thoothukudi violence, says Rajinikanth

The peaceful people’s protest against Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi became violent on its 100th day, leading to the killing of 13 people in pol...

31 May 2018

तूतीकोरिन हिंसा पर बोले रजनीकांत- दोबारा न खुले स्टरलाइट प्लांट, हर बात में सरकार से इस्तीफ़ा मांगना ग़लत

अभिनेता से नेता बने दक्षिण भारतीय फिल्मों के सुपरस्टार रजनीकांत ने तूतीकोरिन (तुत्तुकुड़ी) में स्टरलाइट प्लांट के खिलाफ प्रदर्शन के दौरान पुलिस फ...

30 May 2018

G.O. won’t stand up to legal scrutiny: Stalin

Contending that the Government Order issued by the Environment department to close down the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi won’t stand up...

30 May 2018

CM accuses DMK of instigating Sterlite protesters

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday accused the DMK of instigating the anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on May 22.Speaking in the...

30 May 2018

Closure evokes mixed feelings

As an official of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board sealed the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi around 6.15 p.m. on Monday, Collector Sandeep...

29 May 2018

Government order an eyewash: Stalin

DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Monday described the Government Order directing the closure of the Sterlite Copper smelter in Thoothukudi as an e...

29 May 2018

Sterlite Copper to be permanently closed, says Tamil Nadu government

Sterlite Copper, the Vedanta Group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, was sealed on Monday evening, shortly after the Tamil nadu Enviro...

29 May 2018

OPS visits victims, terms firing tragic

Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday termed as tragic the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters on May 22 and 23.Speaking to reporters...

29 May 2018

‘Faceless groups continuing to call the shots’

The anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi marks the continuation of a trend of “hierarchy-less bodies” spearheading agitations over the las...

28 May 2018

‘Deputy CM’s proposed visit a farcical drama’

Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam’s proposed visit to Thoothukudi on Monday, six days after the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters,...

28 May 2018

Thoothukudi limps back to normalcy, prohibitory orders go

The prohibitory orders clamped under Section 144 of the CrPC in Thoothukudi were lifted.Normal life has resumed in the city, where a massive protest r...

28 May 2018

Minister Kadambur C. Raju faces Thoothukudi victims’ ire

Information Minister Kadambur C. Raju faced embarrassing moments on Sunday when some of those injured in the police firing in Thoothukudi and their re...

28 May 2018

Riot-hit Thoothukudi on the road to recovery

Barring an incident of a petrol bomb being hurled at the entrance of the Kulathur police station, a sense of normalcy prevailed in the port town of Th...

27 May 2018

Anti-Sterlite protests: In Thoothukudi, how copper came a cropper

On May 22, 2018, the anger of locals over the pollution that industries in Thoothukudi were spewing reached a flashpoint. In the six days following th...

27 May 2018

Vested interests behind anti-Sterlite protests, says Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday said that the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi were instigated by Opposition parties and anti-...

25 May 2018

CM evades question on who ordered firing

Countering charges against the State government and questions on the need for police firing which claimed the lives of 13 anti-Sterlite protesters in...

25 May 2018

‘Exiting Thoothukudi not on the cards’, says Sterlite CEO

The continuing agitation and the death of 13 people in police firing in the last two days in Thoothukudi have raised questions over the fate of Sterli...

25 May 2018

सुप्रीम कोर्ट में तूतीकोरिन हिंसा की CBI जांच की मांग

सुप्रीम कोर्ट में तमिलनाडु के तूतीकोरिन में स्टरलाइट के खिलाफ रैली के दौरान प्रदर्शनकारियों की मौत के मामले में अदालत की निगरानी में सीबीआई जांच कराने...

25 May 2018

Sterlite plant came up in Tamil Nadu after three states rejected it

At the centre of controversy since it was first proposed in 1995, the four-lakh-tonne-capacity copper smelting plant of Sterlite at Tuticorin&nbs...

25 May 2018

Anti-Sterlite protests: T.N. invokes ‘public emergency’, sounds high-level alert

The State government on Wednesday banned internet services in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts for five days, starting Wednesday....

24 May 2018

पुलिस फायरिंग में 13 मौतों पर प्रदर्शन जारी, तूतीकोरिन जा सकते हैं राहुल गांधी

कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी स्टरलाइट कॉपर प्लांट के खिलाफ विरोध प्रदर्शन के दौरान पुलिस फायरिंग में मारे गए 13 लोगों के परिजनों से मिलने तमिलनाडु के...

24 May 2018

'देखो ये मोदी का खेल, 82 रुपए हो गया तेल'

देशभर में महज एक हफ्ते के अंदर पेट्रोल-डीजल की कीमत अब तक के सबसे ऊंचे स्तर पर है। मध्यप्रदेश में पेट्रोल 81 रुपए प्रति लीटर के पार पहुंच चुका है। जिस...

24 May 2018

Protests erupt across the State a day after Thoothukudi firing

Protests erupted across the State on Wednesday, condemning the police firing on anti-Sterlite agitators in Thoothukudi. Hundreds of cadres belonging t...

24 May 2018

‘Preserve bodies of police firing victims’

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to preserve the bodies of all those who died in the police firing in Thoothukudi on T...

24 May 2018

Police used AK 47 rifles, claims Stalin

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, who did not even visit the victims of the police firing in Thoothukudi, should accept his failure and step dow...

24 May 2018

TNPCB orders closure of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has ordered the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi with immediate effect and disco...

24 May 2018

Rahul blames RSS-BJP for killings in Tamil Nadu, ruling party scoffs at attack

The Congress and the BJP today traded barbs over the killing of protestors in police firing in Tamil Nadu with the opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi...

24 May 2018

Tamil Nadu Govt constitutes inquiry commission on Thoothukudi Violence

The Tamil Nadu government appointed a one-person Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday, headed by a retired judge of the Madras High Court to probe the v...

23 May 2018

Why were automatic weapons used to Disperse Crowd?': Stalin on Thoothukudi police firing

DMK working president MK Stalin came down heavily on the state government led by Palaniswami for failing to contain the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoo...

23 May 2018

तूतीकोरिन में प्रदर्शनकारियों पर पुलिस फायरिंग को DMK ने बताया दूसरा 'जलियांवाला बाग'

तमिलनाडु के तूतीकोरिन में स्टरलाइट प्लांट के खिलाफ के प्रदर्शन कर रहे लोगों पर पुलिस फायरिंग को लेकर डीएमके के कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष एमके स्टालिन ने पलानी...

23 May 2018

HC had predicted the stir could take a violent turn

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had foreseen the violent scenes witnessed during Tuesday’s anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi distr...

23 May 2018

Jury still out on what triggered the violence

Following Tuesday’s violence which led to police firing during the anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi, officials of the Revenue department a...

23 May 2018

Nine killed in police firing as anti-Sterlite rally turns violent in Thoothukudi

Nine persons were killed in police firing and hundreds of protesters and policemen injured in clashes during a rally demanding the closure of the Ster...

23 May 2018

Anti-Sterlite protest turns violent in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, one killed

A man aged around 50-year-old was reportedly killed in the violence that erupted near the Tuticorin district collectorate on Tuesday when an...

22 May 2018