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Vedanta lost $200 million in profits in one year of Tuticorin plant shutdown: Chairman

The Tamil Nadu government had in May last year ordered permanent shutdown of the copper smelter after bloody protests at the plant in Thoothukudi culminated in police opening fire on demonstrators.

SC refuses to allow reopening of Vedanta's Sterlite plant in Tuticorin

The apex court also said that Vedanta has the liberty to approach HC with its plea for reopening of the plant.


Tuticorin protests: Protesters killed by shots to head, chest; half from behind, reveal autopsies

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".

NGT sets aside Tamil Nadu govt order to close Sterlite plant

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.

Sterlite Copper CEO: Closure of Tuticorin plant spiked sulphuric acid prices 4-fold in six months

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.

Tamil Nadu: CM Palaniswami hands over appointment letters to Tuticorin firing victims' kin

As many as 13 people were killed and several injured on May 22 when the police opened fire on a huge crowd of people protesting against environmental pollution being allegedly caused by Sterlite Industries in Tuticorin.


A day after arrest for anti-BJP slogan, Lois Sofia gets bail

Tamil Nadu student arrest: Under fire from rival parties for complaining against a student and having her arrested, Soundararajan defended her decision, saying Sofia should not have done that on board an aircraft.

Lois Sofia, jailed for shouting 'fascist BJP govt down' on flight with TN BJP chief, granted bail

Sofia was charged under IPC Sections 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 290 (public nuisance) and Section 75 of the Tamil Nadu City Police Act and the case was being handled by the All Women Police Station at Tuticorin. 

NGT allows Vedanta access to administrative unit of Tuticorin Sterlite plant

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.

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

Blaming Makkal Adhikaram (People's Power) for the picketing of the district collectorate, Madathur villagers in Tuticorin district accused the outfit and its allied organisations of "changing their hearts".

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28-year-old arrested for shouting “fascist BJP government”

Lois Sofia, on her way home from Canada, was with her parents who joined her at Chennai for the IndiGo flight to Tuticorin. The incident took place after the flight landed at the Tuticorin airport.

As witnesses and FIR contradict police version, a look at what really happened in Tuticorin's anti-Sterlite protests

How the protest in Tuticorin has been going on for twenty years but this year it took a turn for the worse.


Whales washed ashore near Bay of Bengal coast in Tamil Nadu

Tuticorin, Jan 12 (ANI): Around fifty whales have been washed ashore in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, since last night. According to officials, the fishermen dragged many of the beached whales back into the sea but they kept returning to the shores near Manapadu and Kallamozhi villages.