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Dalits live in fear in Tuticorin village

STAFF REPORTER, The Hindu The Dalits of K. Velayudhapuram village near Kazhugumalai in Tuticorin district are living in fear of violence as they resisted the efforts of a dominant caste to marginalise them, according to A.Marx, writer and convenor of… Continue Reading →

“Emission from Sterlite plant was above permissible level”

Chennai, April 16, 2013 Special Correspondent The Hindu Photo Library A view of the Main entrance of Sterlite Industry in Tuticorin. The plant has been closed following an order by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. People complained of eye irritation, constant… Continue Reading →

#India- National Green Tribunal says panel will inspect Sterlite’s Tuticorin plant

The members of the committee to inspect Sterlite’s copper smelter will be decided on 18 April S. Bridget Leena, Livemint.com First Published: Fri, Apr 12 2013. 09 32 PM IST The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board ordered the closure of the… Continue Reading →

#India- Supreme court fined Sterlite 1 billion rupees for breaking green laws #goodnews

NEW DELHI | Tue Apr 2, 2013 2:59pm IST (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has fined Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd 1 billion rupees for breaking environmental laws at its copper smelter in Tamil Nadu. The case is unrelated to a separate order… Continue Reading →

Relief marks shutting of #Vedanta unit #goodnews

31 March 2013 shivani chaturvedi, Statesman CHENNAI, 31 MARCH: The closure of the Thoothukudi unit of Sterlite Industries yesterday has brought great relief to environmental activists of Tamil Nadu and residents of Thoothukudi (formerly known as Tuticorin). The copper smelter… Continue Reading →

#India- Peoples Victory- STERLITE COPPER CLOSED #goodnews

Sterlite Copper Closed 30 March, 2013 — The Tamil Nadu Government has relented to public pressure and shut down Sterlite Industries‘ copper complex today. According to a worker, officials from 10 government departments arrived by the vanload in the plant… Continue Reading →

Vedanta-Sterlite – Dangerous by Design #CSR #Humanrightsviolations

 Nityanand Jayaraman MARCH 28, 2013  at kafila.org Guest Post by  NITYANAND JAYARAMAN  A toxic hotspot in the backyard of a house in Therkuveerapandiapuram, a village adjoining the Sterlite factory.  Dangerous levels of iron and arsenic were found in the soil here. (Picture… Continue Reading →

BREAKING NEWS- Anti-Sterlite Protestors Arrested en Mass in Thoothukudi

    Update 12 noon:MARCH 28, 2013  Reported by Nityanand Jayaraman Speaking on phone from Chandra Mahal (a wedding hall) where more than 200 people are detained by the police, Fatima Babu — one of several organisers of the protest —… Continue Reading →

#Koodankulam – KKNPP Siege Protests on February 27, 2013, Wednesday

People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Idinthakarai 627 104 Tirunelveli District The officials of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) have consistently refused to share… Continue Reading →

Rumours on Kudan­kulam radiation leak trigger scare

Deccan Chronicle | AR. Meyyammai | 17th Feb 2013 Madurai: Panic gripped the fishing hamlets and other villages in the coastal districts of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and other seaside hamlets in Kerala since the midnight hours of Saturday… Continue Reading →

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