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thoothukudi protest: toll rises to 13, tnpcb shuts power to sterlite unit




the death toll in thoothukudi, where public protest against a sterlite copper facility has led to police action in the past two days increased to 13 on thursday, with one more person being declared dead. meanwhile, the tamil nadu pollution control board (tnpcb) has directed to closure disconnected t...



sterlite protest updates: 9 dead, 20 injured amid violent clashes in tamil nadu




tuticorin, tamil nadu: fresh clashes erupted in thoothukudi, also known as tuticorin, on wednesday between the police and protestors gathered outside general hospital, where the injured were being treated. the protestors set a bus ablaze after which forces were deployed outside the hospital. earlier...



nine dead as protest against sterlite turns violent in tamil nadu




nine people were killed and many injured after police opened fire on protesters demanding the closure of vedanta’s sterlite copper unit at thoothukudi, tamil nadu, over pollution concerns and other issues. while the tamil nadu government has appointed a one-man commission of a retired judge to pro...



tuticorin protest: we're being victimised, says sterlite copper ceo ramnath




vedanta group's sterlite copper facility at tamil nadu’s thoothukudi, also known as tuticorin, has been in the eye of a storm in the 48 years since a police firing claimed 12 lives. those killed were among the thousands of protesters demanding the closure of a sterlite copper facility alleging it ...



sterlite protest: hc orders stay on plant's construction after 11 shot dead




madras high court's madurai bench on wednesday ordered that construction work on the second plant of vedanta's sterlite copper at thoothukudi be stopped with immediate effect. the development comes a day after 11 people were killed in police firing during protests against the sterlite factory in tam...



sterlite protest: hc orders stay on plant's construction after 12 shot dead




madras high court's madurai bench on wednesday ordered that construction work on the second plant of vedanta's sterlite copper at thoothukudi be stopped with immediate effect. the development comes a day after 12 people were killed in police firing during protests against the sterlite factory in tam...



anti-sterlite stir claims two lives, tn calls for shutdown of copper unit




two people reportedly died after police opened fire on protesters demanding the closure of vedanta's sterlite copper unit at thoothukudi, tamil nadu on tuesday. the protest turned violent when agitators started pelting stones and attacked police vehicles after they were prevented from marching towar...



letter to bs: protest against sterlite's copper plant in tn's thoothukudi




the protest against sterlite copper smelter plant in thoothukudi (tuticorin) is entering its 51st day. still, sadly, the state and central governments remain totally indifferent to the just struggle for shutting down the plant to save their lives and livelihoods. farmers, fisher folk, traders, shopk...



sterlite power bags $47mn order from gs s korea for heavy duty conductors




sterlite power on thursday said it has received an order of usd 47 million from gs s korea for the supply of high-performance conductor (accc). this is the largest ever global order for accc in this region... significantly, we were the first player to pioneer this technology in india in 2011," said ...



kamal haasan supports anti-sterlite protest




actor-turned-politician kamal haasan today visited kumarareddiapuram village in the district to express solidarity with those protesting against the existing sterlite copper smelter plant and its proposed unit near here.residents of kumarareddiyapuram have been demanding that the plant be shut down ...



sterlite protest updates: 9 dead, 20 injured amid violent clashes in tamil nadu




tuticorin, tamil nadu: as many as 9 people were killed on tuesday and 20 others injured in tamil nadu's tuticorin, as a protest against vedanta's sterlite copper unit, going on for 100 days since the company announced its plans to invest rs 25 billion in doubling the capacity of its existing facilit...



sterlite power buys stanchart stake pe to fully own power transmission biz




transmission infrastructure developer sterlite power on monday said the company bought back a 28.4 per cent stake from standard chartered private equity (scpe) in its transmission infrastructure business. with the rs 10.10 billion worth transaction, sterlite will now own 100 per cent stake in this b...



sterlite protest: mixed response to trader body's bandh in tamil nadu




a statewide bandh called on thursday by the federation of tamil nadu traders association (ftta) received mixed response in most parts of tamil nadu, except in the district of thoothukudi and the surrounding areas where shops were closed. the situation in this district continued to be tense. oppositi...



sterlite protest updates: 9 dead, 20 injured amid violent clashes in tamil nadu




one more person was killed in fresh police firing on wednesday as the killing of 11 people protesting against the sterlite copper smelting plant a day earlier sparked calls for the tamil nadu chief minister's resignation.the tamil nadu government on wednesday transferred tuticorin district collector...



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state bank of india posts record loss of rs 77 bn in q4; stock rises 3.7% the country’s largest lender, state bank of india (sbi), posted its highest-ever net loss of rs 77.18 billion for fourth quarter ended march 2018 (q4) as asset quality worsened and it made large provisions for bad loans. rea...



death toll rises to 32




the death toll in the ntpc's unchahar plant mishap has risen to 32 and the panel set up to look into the cause of the accident will come out with its report in a month, the power producer's chairman and managing director gurdeep singh said on friday."death toll 32 so far... panel headed by executive...



sterlite power goes global, eyes international power transmission projects




power transmission company sterlite power, which recently won projects in brazil worth $1 billion, is eyeing more international projects for increasing its global footprint. in india, as there is a slowdown in the large inter-state transmission corridors, the company is betting on growth in electric...



sterlite power eyes $4 bn investment in energy projects in brazil by 2022




sterlite power, which won orders to build power transmission lines in brazil last year, is mulling an investment of $4 billion in energy projects in brazil by 2022. looking for better returns and a wide range of opportunities for investments in brazil, sterlite power's idea is to grow rapidly in the...



unchahar power plant boiler blast toll rises to 29 says ntpc




the toll in the massive explosion that ripped a boiler at ntpc's unchahar plant in uttar pradesh's rae bareli district yesterday has risen to 29, the state-run power giant said today."twenty-nine persons have succumbed to injuries and 85 are being treated at hospitals in rai bareilly and lucknow," t...



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cabinet approves ordinance to give homebuyers creditor status under ibc the union cabinet approved, via an ordinance, amendments to the insolvency and bankruptcy code (ibc), giving homebuyers the status of creditors in the insolvency process. read morei don't have a track record of making false prom...



anti-sterlite stir: why tuticorin flare-up is different from other protests




at least 12 people have lost their lives in the anti-sterlite agitation that led to police firing in thoothukudi (tuticorin) on tuesday. at the heart of the problem is the copper smelter plant of sterlite, owned by vedanta. residents have been agitating for months that the plant has been polluting t...



presstv-looting rocks nicaragua as protest death toll rises




looting erupted in the nicaraguan capital on sunday (april 22) amidst a mounting death toll in the central american crisis over social security reform.the looting comes as anti-government protests in nicaragua entered a fifth day on sunday. the red cross said at least seven people had died and hundr...



life insurance corp trims stake in sterlite technologies by 2% to 3.3%




state-owned life insurance corporation (lic) has reduced its stake in telecom products manufacturer sterlite technologies by 2 per cent after selling 8.028 million shares in the open market. as per a bse filing, lic, which had 5.30 per cent stake in sterlite technologies earlier, brought down the sh...



thoothukudi protest: how nda govt decisions helped vedanta bypass norms




the controversial expansion of vedanta's 1,200 tonnes per day copper smelter in thoothukudi, tamil nadu has been stayed by the high court on may 23 after at least 11 people protesting against the plant were shot dead by state police. the court has ordered that the company consult people before build...



dmk plans black flag protest against pm




e.t.b. sivapriyan, dh news service, chennai, mar 30 2018, 16:53 ist in a bid to exert pressure on the centre, dmk on friday announced it would hold black flag protest against prime minister narendra modi during his proposed visit to chennai on april 11 for the delay in constituting cauvery managemen...