Chennai/UNI: Expressing shock over the Madras High Court verdict rejecting its plea to re-open the copper smelting plant at Tuticorin, Sterlite Copper CEO Pankaj Kumar said the company would pursue all legal remedies.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): The Supreme Court on Monday said Tamil Nadu's sterlite copper plant, which was closed by the state government after protest over alleged pollution, will continue to remain shut, media reports said.
Chennai, May 29 (IBNS): DMK lawmakers, including opposition leader MK Stalin, on Tuesday entered the Tamil Nadu assembly by wearing black clothes as a mark of protest against the killing of 13 people in Tuticorin during agitation over the Sterlite copper plant pollution issue, media reports said.
Chennai, May 29 (IBNS): A day after ordering a complete closure of the Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin, the Tamil Nadu government has cancelled the land allotment for the second phase of expansion of the plant by Vedanta Group in the region, media reports said.
Tuticorin, May 28 (IBNS): Prioritising Tamil Nadu people's demands after over a dozen deaths of protesters in police firing, the state government has issued an order to close the Sterlite copper plant permanently in Tuticorin on Monday, media reports said.
Chennai/Tuticorin, May 26 (IBNS): The Supreme Court on Monday is likely to hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed on Thursday regarding the death of protesters in the Tuticorin Sterlite Copper plant violence case, according to media reports.
Tuticorin/Chennai, May 24 (IBNS): The death toll in the violent protest against Sterlite's copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin rose to 13 on Thursday, media reports said.
Tuticorin/Chennai, May 24 (IBNS): Tamil Nadu government has disconnected power supply to the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin following the violence that erupted surrounding protests about the plant's expansion, according to media reports.
New Delhi, May 23 (IBNS): Environmental watch-dog, the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has not only condemned the killing of protesters in Tuticorin but has also brought to light how the 400,000-tonne-capacity smelting plant of Sterlite has been at the centre of pollution controversy since it was proposed in 1995.
Tuticorin, May 23 (IBNS): Politicising the death of 12 people in Tuticorin over the anti-Sterlite protest, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS), media reports said.
Chennai, May 23 (IBNS) : The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the construction of a new copper smelter, a day after the protest demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, turned violent, with the death of at least 11 protestors in police firing, reports said.
Chennai, May 22 (IBNS): At least nine people died as protests against Sterlite's industrial copper plant turned violent in Tamil Nadu's port city of Tuticorin on Monday, media reports.
Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, May 22 (IBNS) : At least 20 people, including eleven policemen, were injured in an orgy of violence over protests against Sterlite's industrial copper plant on Monday, media reports said.