The Tamil Nadu government has been punching the air since ordering the “permanent closure” of Sterlite Copper smelter in Tuticorin on Monday, but legal experts say the grounds of the order are so w

Former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today rejected reports in a section of the media that he had a role in granting clearance to the controversial Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin.

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

Tuticorin: Activists and environmentalists fear that pollution which has been the scourge of Tuticorin city for decades may have taken a turn for the worse.

Tuticorin: Tense moments prevailed at the Sipcot industrial estate on the outskirts of the city here on Monday as more than 2,000 people, including 1,250 women, from 18 villages around the Sterlite

Chief minister Edappadi K Palanisami has sought a detailed report on the Sterlite row from the Tuticorin district administration.

On Sunday, shops in Tuticorin remained shut following a call given by activists against the Sterlite Industries copper plant.

Against an installed wind energy generation capacity of 8,300MW, Tangedco on Tuesday evacuated 4,600MWAgainst an installed wind energy generation capacity of 8,300MW, Tangedco on Tuesday evacuated

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