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Medical oxygen production resumes at Thoothukudi's Sterlite Copper plant 

The oxygen production had to be stopped temporarily following a technical snag in the cold box at the oxygen plant on May 14. 

published on : 19th May 2021

ISRO team at Sterlite Copper plant to help fix snag affecting oxygen production

In a statement shared on the micro-blogging site on Sunday, Sterlite Copper said, "efforts to resume production at our oxygen plant are progressing".

published on : 16th May 2021

Death of Thoothukudi protestors brings focus back on Vedanta's environment violations

The company's environmental violations very quickly proved impossible to ignore and drew sharp censure not just from local activists but also international investors and institutions.

published on : 25th May 2018

Sterlite protests Day 3 UPDATES: Vedanta founder Anil Agarwal says he is 'in pain' over Thoothukudi deaths

On Wednesday late night, a youngster who was under treatment succumbed to injuries taking the toll to 13. 

published on : 24th May 2018

Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court stays construction of new copper smelter by Sterlite industries in Thoothukudi

The stay comes a day after 11 people were killed and 20 others grievously injured after police reportedly opened fire multiple times against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on Tuesday.

published on : 23rd May 2018

Vedanta hits over 10-month low as protests against copper plant in Tamil Nadu turn violent

Demonstrations against the copper plant, one of India's biggest, have been going on for more than three months, with protesters alleging that it is a major source of pollution and risk to fisheries.

published on : 23rd May 2018

Sterlite protests: Tamil Nadu Government says Tuticorin police were forced to open fire on protestors

About 20,000 people took out a procession towards the district collectorate and the copper plant with the intention of picketing them, demanding for its permanent closure, and resorted to violence.

published on : 22nd May 2018

Death toll in Sterlite protest rises to 11; Retired judge to inquire into Thoothukudi police shoot-out

With the situation still tense, Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami has defended the police saying the cops resorted to firing only because the protestors started torching vehicles and pelting stones.

published on : 22nd May 2018

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board refuses to renew consent for Thoothukudi Sterlite plant, smelting operations shut down indefinitely

The scheduled maintenance activities were supposed to be for a period of approximately 15 days, it is now likely to be extended.

published on : 10th April 2018

'Ban Sterlite': Thousands of protesters hit the streets demanding closure of copper plant in Thoothukudi

Local residents argue that the existing smelter has been polluting their water and air since it was established in 1996.

published on : 29th March 2018

British Tamils protest outside Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal's London home against Tuticorin Sterlite Copper Plant

Carrying traditional Tamil parai drums, dozens of protesters gathered outside the Mayfair home of the Vedanta chief to coincide with major demonstrations in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu yesterday.

published on : 25th March 2018