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ADMK government allows Sterlite to re-open the plant for 4 months for oxygen production

Vedanta Sterlite has very limited capacity to produce liquid oxygen for medical purposes; its oxygen production is intended for use in copper production and not fit for medical use, Tamil Nadu Advocate General told the Madras High Court on Monday.   The Advocate General Vijay Narayan informed the High Court that the Sterlite plant at Read More…

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Tuticorin burst crackers and TN parties rejoice HC refusal to open Sterlite factory

The Madras High Court on Tuesday refused to allow reopening of Vedanta Limited’s Sterlite Copper plant at Thoothukudi. The plant was shut down on May 28, 2018.   The verdict comes as a huge relief for residents in villages around the plant who have been protesting against it for over two decades.   Political leaders Read More…

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Setback for Sterlite : SC sets aside order for reopening plant

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed an appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board against the National Green Tribunal ‘s order of December 15, 2018, to re-open Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi.   A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha said the plea by Vedanta was not maintainable before the Read More…

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Reuters reports Anti Vedanta protesters killed by shots to head, chest , half from behind

Twelve of the 13 protesters killed when police opened fire on a demonstration against Vedanta’s copper smelter in Tamil Nadu in May were hit by bullets in the head or chest, and half of those were shot from behind, autopsy reports show according to Reuters     Two others died after bullets pierced the sides Read More…

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CBI registers case of dacoity and robbery against Tamil Nadu police, revenue officials : Sterlite Killings

The CBI has registered a fresh case of criminal conspiracy, robbery, dacoity and disobeying law to cause injury against police and revenue department officials of Tamil Nadu in connection with the firing on anti-Sterlite protestors on May 22 in Thoothukudi in which 13 people were killed, officials said Thursday.   This is the second case Read More…

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BJP government awards 84.6% contracts to Vedanta, and 16.4 % to Government giants ONGC, IOC

Indian Government   has set a target of cutting oil import bill by 10 per cent to 67 per cent by 2022 and to half by 2030.  But Import dependence has increased since 2015 after set of  target. India currently imports 81 per cent of its oil needs.  BJP Government under Prime Minister  Modi  had Read More…

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Evidence of water contamination by Strelite plant , Tuticorin

Vedanta has claimed that there is no evidence of water contamination. When evidence of water contamination was provided, it claimed that the contamination is not recent, and that groundwater sources in Thoothukudi were already contaminated even before Sterlite commenced operations. Sterlite has argued that it is not sufficient to demonstrate that contaminant levels are in Read More…

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Supreme court says “NO” to TN plea on Sterlite

Supreme Court Monday asked the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide on the merits and maintainability of the issue raised by the Tamil Nadu government on Vedanta’s plea challenging the closure of its Sterlite plant at Tuticorin.  A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra said it has already asked the NGT to Read More…

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TN Police & their master voice emerge best chefs in cooking up national news

At Tuticorin airport young research scholar student Sofia in a reaction of outburst for 13 people shoot out killings against  sterlite closure protection  that could been  down played well with in four  wall ., But then TN BJP president  Dr.Tamilisai created mountain  out of a mole and then midnight  arrest of sofia  that created furore Read More…

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Tamilnadu Government failed get SC nod to keep away sterlite

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain Tamil Nadu government’s plea against the National Green Tribunal’s order allowing mining major Vedanta access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite Copper plant at Tuticorin and asked the NGT to “finally decide” the matter.    A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra Read More…