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A total of 15 specific questions raised by Tamil Nadu counsels on maintainability, laid a strong basis for the case.
Anti-Sterlite violence: Green activist who accused cops of conniving with Sterlite Copper, goes missing
On February 15, T Mugilan in a press meet said that two top police officials were present at the Thoothukudi Collector office much before the anti-Sterlite protesters could reach the complex.
SC held that NGT does not have the jurisdiction to entertain Vedanta appeals against Government Order pronounced by the Tamil Nadu government to shut down the Copper Smelter plant.
Tamil Nadu government, in its petition challenging NGT judgement, main contention was the maintainability of Sterlite plea before NGT and its subsequent order.
Express had reported recently on pollution control board planning to seek compliance report first under Air and Water Acts before processing Sterlite’s request for renewal of CTO.
A formal communication to this effect will be sent to Sterlite in the next few days. This means the company will have to shelve its plans to reopen the plant for a little longer.
Yes Bank emerges top gainer as Infosys, Vedanta, Reliance Industries and TCS steal the show.
A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha also stayed the December 21, 2018 status quo order issued by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court in respect of re-opening the plant.
The issue first came up during zero hour, when DMK members raised the SC order and demanded a clarification from the government.
The NGT order to permanently close Vedanta Ltd's Sterlite Copper plant is non-sustainable and unjustified, the government had said.
The petroleum ministry has also asked Tripura to facilitate speedy clearance for smooth flow of investment in the project.
Tripura has a huge base of natural gas and hydrocarbon, which has not been harnessed properly.
In its verdict last month, NGT directed the TNPCB to issue a fresh order of renewal of consent and authorisation to handle hazardous substances within three weeks.
As 2018 ends, here are some of the important stories to look at in 2019
Vedanta Limited has plans to set up a steel plant in Jharkhand with a capacity of 4.5 million tonnes (MT), entailing an investment of about $3-4 billion over the next few years.