CHENNAI: Think of butterflies and the mind paints a kaleidoscope of colours fluttering in a garden. But butterflies have more to them than just being a visual delight.

NEW DELHI: Being at the centre of controversy since it was proposed in 1995, the four lakh tonne capacity of smelting plant of Sterlite at Tuticorin was rejected by three states – Gujarat, Goa and

Order of the Madras High Court regarding environmental clearance granted to Sterlite Industries Limited and which is carrying on construction activities on the site for the proposed Copper Smelter Unit II at SIPCOT, Tuticorin. The clearance has, according to the petitioner, been obtained by Vedanta, without the conduct of a public hearing and the requirement for such hearing had been waived on the incorrect representation of Vedanta that Unit II was to be located in Phase II of SIPCOT Industrial Park that had itself been granted approval.

Anti-Sterlite protest: Protesters at the site have cited pollution from the copper plant, including issues relating to disposal of copper waste and effluents from the operational unit, demanding it

Trichy: Taking a cue from police patrol and beat vehicles assigned for surveillance activity, the Trichy Corporation has launched an exclusive mobile solid waste management (SWM) flying squad.

As many as a hundred waterbodies in the state will get an additional protective ring as the State Wetland Authority is all set to notify them as ‘priority wetlands’, bringing in a series of measure

Trichy: The sudden bursts of rain amidst scorching summer in Trichy over the past couple of weeks could result in people contracting viral and respiratory diseases, warned doctors.

VOLGODONSK: Even as the civil work for the third unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant, in Tirunelveli district on the southern corner of Tamil Nadu, is going on at a brisk pace, its lifeline is g

Locals in and around the plant have for long been protesting demanding the closure of Vedanta's copper smelter unit on the ground that it allegedly caused pollution, a charge rejected by the compan

TANGEDCO officials told Express that the current availability of coal stock to generate power in the thermal stations will only last less than a week.

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