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"
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"
The police firing in Thoothukudi last week, during which 13 members protesting the Sterlite Copper plant were killed, echoed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on the opening day of the session today. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said, “the police were forced to resort to tear gas and lathi charge to bring the protests under control and to save the… Continue reading "Thoothukudi firing rocks Assembly: CM justifies police action, DMK to boycott session"
Section 144 has been lifted in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu where 13 people were killed during a violent protest against the construction of copper unit by the Sterlite mining industries. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Eddapadi K Palaniswami has said that the compensation for the victims would be enhanced to Rs 20 lakh from the earlier Rs 10 lakh. In a… Continue reading "Thoothukudi: 144 lifted, CM doubles solatium, OPS meeting victims"