The first batch of medical grade oxygen generated at Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi was dispatched to Tirunelveli Government Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The plant that remained shut since May, 2018, following protest from local public was opened as per guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to meet the growing need for medical oxygen for COVID treatment. Thoothukudi Collector… Continue reading "First consignment of medical oxygen dispatched from Sterlite copper plant"
A day after the Supreme Court gave its nod to open the Sterlite unit in Thoothukudi for oxygen production, protests erupted in some of the surrounding villages on Wednesday. Thoothukudi Collector tried to pacify the protesters saying that the plant would be opened only to produce oxygen as per the directive of the SC. Collector K Senthil Raj said that… Continue reading "Thoothukudi Collector explains Sterlite operation to agitators"
Political parties, on Monday, agreed unanimously to allow Sterlite Copper to manufacture only oxygen in their copper plant in Thoothukudi. Representatives from all recognised political parties in Tamilnadu had participated in the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, at Secretariat. “In the meeting, a resolution to allow Sterlite Copper to manufacture only oxygen was passed unanimously,” said… Continue reading "TN government agrees to open Sterlite for oxygen manufacturing"
The CBI has started to probe into the anti-Sterlite protests firing case that took place in Thoothukudi in May this year. As part of its ongoing investigation, families of 13 victims and about 40 people who got injured in the firing were summoned for examination. CBI recorded statements of families of the people killed in the firing and injured. The… Continue reading "CBI starts probe into Sterlite firing, steps up investigation in gutkha row"
Blaming intelligence failure for the violence in Thoothkudi, superstar Rajinikanth today said some ‘visha kirumigal’ (posionous elements) had instigated people and asked the public to be careful. “There is no power greater than human power. They should not even think about re-opening the Sterlite plant. If they do, they are not humans,” Rajinikanth thundered today from Thoothukudi where he gone… Continue reading "Rajini blames anti-socials for Thoothukudi violence, asks govt to be tough"
Sterlite Copper, the Vedanta Group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, was sealed on Monday evening, shortly after the Tamil Nadu Environment and Forests Department issued a two-page Government Order for its permanent closure. Vedanta termed the decision unfortunate. The government order endorsed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board’s directive last week to close the unit citing constitutional provisions to protect… Continue reading "TN govt shuts Sterlite plant, Vedanta says next action soon"
Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam today said his government would take all steps to permanently shut a copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after deadly protests demanding its closure on environmental grounds. Pannerselvam visited the hospital in Thoothukudi and inquired about the health of those injured in the police firing on anti-Sterlite Copper protestors on May 22,… Continue reading "Sterlite will permanently be closed: OPS"
Superstar Rajinikanth is slowly but steadily making his moves into the political front. Close on the heels of batting for Cauvery Board, he today slammed the government over Sterlite row. In a tweet, he said that people had been protesting against the Sterlite Copper smelter plant for the past 47 days citing health concerns. “One can’t understand why the government,… Continue reading "Rajini extends support to Sterlite protest, slams govt"