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  • Anti-Sterlite protest: Actor Vijay visits kin of deceased in Thoothukudi

    Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu): Kollywood actor Vijay, in the wee hours of Wednesday, visited the families of those who died during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district. The 43-year-old actor also handed over a solatium of Rs 1 lakh to each family.

  • Managing externalities: The case of Sterilite

    Businessmen are mainly concerned with making profits. They live in a competitive world and they have to produce goods at the lowest possible cost. Their profits are determined by the payments made for the raw materials such as copper ore by the Sterilite plant in Tuticorin, cost of land, machinery and labour. The cost to the society from pollution of air and water does not enter into their calculations. These social costs,

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: Make police liable for killing protesters

    The State must protect its citizens and not murder them when they protest against corruption in the government. But when the police murder their citizens, acting at the behest of the State, those who are murdered will never get redress whether at Tuticorin on May 22, in Andhra Pradesh in 2015 or in Mumbai when 900 citizens were massacred in the 1992-93 riots.

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: Internet services restored in Thoothukudi

    Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu): The internet facility was restored in the 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.

  • Anti-sterlite protests in Tuticorin

    Anti Sterlite Protest: People in North Sri Lanka protest over firing in Tuticorin

    Colombo: A group of people in Sri Lanka’s north district today protested against the police firing on the protesters in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu that killed at least 13 people.On Tuesday, police opened fire on the protesters agitating against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, killing 13 protesters, including two women.

  • DMK MP Kanimozhi detained after opposition parties’ protest

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi was detained on Friday after DMK-led opposition parties’ held a protest against police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi. Nine people died on Tuesday when their protest against the construction of a new smelter by the Sterlite Copper turned violent in the coastal city. Four more people died on following days.

  • Anti-Sterlite Protest: From CM’s blame game to DMK leader Stalin’s detention; all you need to know

    Chennai/Tuticorin: The death toll from police firing at Tuticorin today went up to 13, even as cases were registered against opposition leaders, including DMK’s M K Stalin and actor-politician Kamal Haasan for defying prohibitory orders, officials said. Over 100 people were arrested for protesting police firing on Tuesday and Wednesday in the port city that left 13 dead.

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: DMK’s Stalin detained from outside Tamil Nadu secretariat over protests in Thoothukudi

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin was detained on Thursday after he held an agitation outside Tamil Nadu secretariat over Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, where 13 people have died until now. Earlier, a clash also broke about between DMK workers and the police when the former were demanding the resignation of chief minister E. Palaniswami, holding his government responsible for the killing of the protesters.

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: All you must know about why people are protesting in Tuticorin

    Tamil Nadu is fuming over the violence that took place in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), after the protests broke out against Sterlite’s industrial plant. The protest intensified, after which police personnel opened fire on the crowd which took lives of at least 13 people, and left many others injured. The residents have been demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper, a Vedanta group copper smelter unit, for past 100 days.

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: Internet services temporarily suspended in Thoothukudi

    Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu): Amid the ongoing anti-Sterlite protest, Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Thoothukudi. The services were suspended on Wednesday from 9 pm onwards and will remain so until further instruction is issued by the administration. One person was killed and three others injured earlier yesterday as fresh violence broke out in Anna Nagar, thus taking the death toll of the Sterlite protest incident to 12.

  • Anti-Sterlite protest: An avoidable tragedy in Tamil Nadu

    The death of ten persons, including a 17-year-old girl, in police firing on protesters demanding the closure of Sterlite Copper, a Vedanta group smelter plant, in Tuticorin in southern Tamil Nadu on Tuesday was avoidable. The protests had been going on for three months, vociferously demanding the shut-down of the plant because it was felt it was the main cause for the contamination of the ground water and environment.