Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Sterlite

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Modi govt vs CBI in SC: Here’s why govt has questioned probe in Hindustan Zinc divestment

SC in November ordered CBI investigation into Vajpayee govt’s 2002 sale of HZL shares to Sterlite. Govt responded with application saying CBI’s basic facts were wrong.

SC allows Vedanta’s Sterlite to reopen oxygen plant due to ‘national need’

The apex court asked Tamil Nadu to form a panel, including the district collector and the Thoothukudi superintendent of police, to monitor activities at Vedanta's oxygen plant.

Tamil Nadu govt to allow Sterlite to produce oxygen for 4-month period amid Covid crisis

Vedanta's Sterlite Industries in Thoothukudi was sealed by the state government in May 2018, after 13 agitators were killed in police firing during a violent anti-Sterlite protest.

Vedanta moves Supreme Court challenging Madras HC refusal to reopen Sterlite copper plant

On 18 August, Madras HC had rejected the plea of the mining giant seeking to reopen its copper plant in Tuticorin, which has been shut since May 2018 over pollution concerns.

NGT asks Tamil Nadu to allow reopening of controversial Sterlite Copper facility

Sterlite Copper smelter in Tuticorin was shut in May after violent protests that ended in killing of 13 people in police firing.

NGT committee says closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin against natural justice

The committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal said no notice or opportunity of hearing was given to Vedanta before the closure.

How a small protest in Thoothukudi turned into an explosive cocktail

From a local fishermen’s issue in the mid-1990s, the anti-Sterlite movement grew to include locals, activists from across TN, and Leftist bodies.

Last Laughs: Opposition’s seat sharing headache, PM’s foreign trips this summer

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.