July 12, 2019 11:36 pm
The arrest of Mugilan, the environmental activist known for protesting against Sterlite and Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, was widely criticised by the political parties across the state.
February 28, 2019 9:09 am
The apex court had on February 18 set aside the order of the National Green Tribunal allowing opening of the copper unit, but gave the liberty to the company to approach the high court against the closure order.
January 08, 2019 1:33 pm
A bench, headed by Justice R F Nariman, sought response from Vedanta on the state government's appeal against the NGT's order to reopen the plant.
December 22, 2018 9:26 pm
The incident was the deadliest during an environmental protest in India in a decade. A working group of United Nations' human rights experts in May condemned the "apparent excessive and disproportionate use of lethal force by police".
December 19, 2018 2:49 am
The NGT earlier set aside a Tamil Nadu order seeking closure of the plant run by the Vedanta group, allowing it to reopen.
December 16, 2018 4:07 am
In May this year, 13 people were killed in police firing on hundreds who marched to the Tuticorin collectorate demanding closure of the Sterlite Copper plant over pollution fears.
December 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Sterlite Copper CEO P Ramnath said the sharp rise in prices will surely affect the prices of fertilisers which will further affect the farmers as they are the primary consumers of fertilisers.
September 04, 2018 1:58 pm
The Tamil Nadu government had on May 28 ordered the state pollution control board to seal and "permanently" close the mining group's copper plant following violent protests over pollution concerns.
August 10, 2018 3:00 am
In the last hearing on July 30, the NGT had refused to grant interim relief to Vedanta, which had challenged a Tamil Nadu government order to permanently shut down its plant in Tuticorin.
July 31, 2018 1:53 pm
The state government had in May ordered the pollution control board to seal and "permanently" close the plant, following violent protests over pollution concerns.
May 22, 2018 7:44 pm
The peaceful protest soon turned violent after agitated locals began hurling stones at police and overturned a vehicle. Security personnel used batons and burst teargas shells to break up the protest.