Tuticorin sources stated that Tamilnadu government said on Thursday that it was seeking a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after 13 people died in protests demanding the closure of the plant on environmental grounds. Sandeep Nanduri, the top official of the district where the plant is located said "The government's position is very clear, it doesn't want the plant to run”.
Tuticorin sources added that stating that main demand of shutting down Sterlite plant has already been met, the newly appointed Thoothukudi district collector Sandeep Nanduri has appealed to the people to cooperate with the government to restore normalcy in the district, rocked by violence for the past three days.
Tuticorin sources added that a fresh violence erupted at the site of anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin on Wednesday, a video has emerged showing inhuman reaction of the police as a young man lay dying on the ground. Media report stated that in the video, 22 year old Kaliappan can be seen lying on the ground with policemen surrounding him. As he moves his head a little, one of the policemen prods him with
Tuticorin sources stated that tensions continue to grip Tamilnadu’s Tuticorin after 13 people were killed in clashes between security personnel and locals demanding closure of a copper factory over pollution concerns. Meanwhile violence erupted in the city two days ago as people protested against the Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant.
Chennai sources stated that the DMK and other opposition parties in Tamilnadu on Wednesday called for a dawn to dusk bandh on May 25, condemning the police action against protesters in Tuticorin, in which 11 people lost their lives in the last two days. Meanwhile the DMK had on Tuesday called for an all-party protest at all the district headquarters on May 25 to condemn the police firing in Tuticorin district.
Chennai sources reported that DMK Chief and leader of opposition Mr. M. K. Stalin was evicted following his dharna near the Chief Minister's chamber at the Tamilnadu Secretariat and was subsequently detained after he attempted to protest outside the Secretariat premises on Rajaji Salai. Previously the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) ordered the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi with immediate effect Opposition leaders in Tamilnadu staged a dharna outside the
Due to the controversy behind the deaths of 13 innocent civilians in the recent Sterlite protesters shootout fiasco, the Chennai high court has directed an order to preserve the bodies of the dead. In the shootout held by the policemen, 13 people had lost their lives, after being brutally shot.
Following the shoot and kill incidents in Thoothukudi, Actor and political activist Prakashraj has slammed the TN government recently. In the gory attacks held by policemen against the protesters who were protesting peacefully against Sterlite factory, and demanding its ban for 100 days, 13 innocent civilians were brutally shot dead.
BJP member Pon Radhakrishnan has yet again come down with a statement against the public, saying that the 13 deaths in Thoothukudi would not have happened if the protesters had joined the BJP strike and protest against Sterlite in the initial days. The union deputy minister Pon Radhakrishnan had interacted with the media at the Coimbatore airport.
Chennai sources reported that bench comprising Justice M Sundar and Justice Anitha Sumanth passed the order staying construction of Vedanta's (formerly Sterlite Industries Limited) second unit in Tuticorin in Tamilnadu, on a petition filed by environmental activist Fathima Babu. Meanwhile the bench also directed the Central government to submit within four months a report after holding a public hearing in the district to invite public opinion on the plan for expansion.
Bengaluru sources reported that JDS’ chief ministerial candidate HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said he had called Rajinikanth "to come over and see for himself" the conditions of reservoirs in Karnataka and only thereafter make any claims of Cauvery releases to Tamilnadu. Meanwhile when reporters here asked him about the Tamil superstar’s request to the new Karnataka government for Cauvery releases
In the protests held by innocent protesters in Thoothukudi demanding the permanent shutdown of the killer factory Sterlite copper owned by the giant corporate Vedanta groups, the police had killed more than 20 people in firing incidents twice, including deaths of 3 women as well. The people had thronged to the Thoothukudi collector office in large numbers, following which the collectorate was surrounded by them.
The people of Thoothukudi, located down south of Tamilnadu have been protesting against the killer factory Sterlite Copper, for years. The protest and fight back against the powerful corporate, which has always been using all its money and influence and arm-twist anyone ranging from pollution control board to the ruling governments, had intensified in recent times, getting significant attention.
The carelessness and the irresponsibility of the government are the main reasons for the mistakes happening in the state, opined actor and chief of Makkal Needhi Maiam Kamal Hassan, during a press interaction where he had condemned the shooting of innocents in Thoothukudi. As the protest of public of Thoothukudi against Sterlite and demanding its ban reached its 100th day, violence erupted.
TN BJP leader H Raja has let out a controversial statement that the firing of innocent civilians by cops today in Thoothukudi was right. The protest by numerous citizens of Thoothukudi demanding Sterlite ban ended in violence. When the protesters approached the Thoothukudi collectorate, there was chaos and violence sparked.
Tuticorin sources stated that a managed around 50 year old was reportedly killed in the violence that erupted near the Tuticorin district collectorate on Tuesday when anti-Sterlite protesters defied a ban order under Section 144 of the CrPC and continued their protest march. Meanwhile the protesters are demanding closure of the Sterlite
Sources from Thoothukudi stated that at least four people were killed and several others people injured on Tuesday after the Tamilnadu police resorted to lathi-charge as protests against Sterlite’s industrial plant intensified in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin). As per report four people have been admitted to local hospital and are in critical condition. Meanwhile the residents are demanding the closure of the plant, citing that the pollution it generates is causing serious health issues.
Chennai sources reported that with prices of petrol and diesel touching record highs, the Tamilnadu government on Monday hinted it may not cut the Value Added Tax (VAT) on these products, saying they form a key part of the state's own tax revenue (SOTR). Meanwhile the Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said the state extends benefits and sops worth Rs 77,000 crore to various segments, with salary of government employees constituting 70% of its expenditure.
Chennai sources have stated that actor Kamal Hassan has said that he can juggle both his acting and political career simultaneously. Meanwhile when speaking to reporters on Monday, after paying his respects to the late writer Balakumaran, Kamal responded to a question on how he will host Bigg Boss season 2 even as he continues his political journey. When asked whether he will be able to devote time and attention to both, he said, "I definitely can."
We all would know about The Jallianwala Bagh massacre where British Army fired rifles into a crowd of Indians. This incident happened on April 13, 1919 and now such an incident has been repeated by the impotent ADMK Government on the protesters who protested against the closure of a factory which pollutes and causes cancer.
The Protests against Sterlite happened today and slowly the agitation turned violent as stones were pelted against the police. Three protesters have died in the violence. The protesters who mobbed the Collector's office ransacked the entire building and many people were badly injured.
It is a shocking allegations made by Ramana Dikshitulu the Former Chief Priest at Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanams on ruling AP Government and TTDs Governance blaming them responsible for Unholy Prasadam (Offerings) to Lord Venkateswara, and Precious Ornaments missing from the Lords abode
The legendary actor Kamal Hassan's political party Makkal Needhi Maiam is all set to face a test, as the election commission has given out a notification stating that anyone opposing the recognition of MNM as a political party can file their disagreement before May 31.
Legendary actor and the founder leader of Makkal needhi Maiam political party, Ulaga nayagan Kamal Hassan, has today met the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and made discussions. Kamal Hassan had met the Chief Minister in Kochi, and had a discussion with him for few hours.
Chennai sources stated that though the Indian Meteorological Department issued an advisory to the state over cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’, regional meteorological centre officials say that the storm is unlikely to affect the weather in Tamilnadu. Meanwhile the IMD issued a warning stating that the cyclonic storm Sagar over the Gulf of Aden would move further west-southwestwards with a speed of 16 kmph and lie centered over the Gulf of Aden about 120 km east-southeast of Aden (Yemen) and 900 km west-so
Chennai sources have stated that former CM of Tamilnadu J. Jayalalitha's foundation stone was laid for her memorial at Marina Beach, Chennai, on May 7. Presently she currently lies buried next to her mentor and former Tamilnadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, and the temporary memorial will be converted to a permanent structure.
The members of the Congress party have gone against their own party member, actress Kushboo, after the actress, who is also the TN Congress spokesperson had said that the TN Congress wanted a different leader, and now they demand a disciplinary action against her.