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Setback to Coke in TN: Community vigilance is the only defence against ecological damage

Apr 23, 2015

Setback to Coke in TN: Community vigilance is the only defence against ecological damage

Coca Cola has faced several such community-led agitations in India and elsewhere in the world, but that doest stop it from setting up new plants and extracting water in drought-prone areas. The only defence for the communities is the awareness of the perils of such lopsided development and a habitual mistrust of their governments. #Uttar Pradesh #Tamil Nadu #Coca-Cola #Plachimada #Mehdiganj
Red sandalwood smugglers lure Tamil Nadu tribals with money: Madras HC panel

Apr 22, 2015

Red sandalwood smugglers lure Tamil Nadu tribals with money: Madras HC panel

An Advocates Commission appointed by the Madras High Court has said a tribal community of Kalrayan Hills is lured by red sanders smugglers with huge money. #India #Tamil Nadu #Andhra Pradesh #TheySaidIt #Madras High Court #tribals #red sanders #red sandalwood smugglers #woodcutters #Chittoor killings
Tamil Nadu government cancels Coca-Cola land allotment amid opposition from locals

Apr 21, 2015

Tamil Nadu government cancels Coca-Cola land allotment amid opposition from locals

Amid stiff opposition from the locals and some political parties against Coca Cola's proposed project in Erode, Tamil Nadu government said it has cancelled allotment of 71.34 acres of land for the company's unit. #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Coca-Cola #Erode #SIPCOT
Here's why Ramdev, India's biggest buyer of red sander, had to shell out Rs 207 cr for endangered wood

Apr 17, 2015

Here's why Ramdev, India's biggest buyer of red sander, had to shell out Rs 207 cr for endangered wood

Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth bought 706 tonnes of red sanders for Rs 207 crore. Yogpeeth uses red sanders to make Ayurvedic medicines and sometimes uses the wood essence in incense sticks. #HowThisWorks #Tamil Nadu #Andhra Pradesh #Ramdev #Patanjali Yogpeeth #Andhra Pradesh government #red sanders #Red Sandalwood #Red Sander Auction
21 married women in Chennai remove 'Thali' despite husbands being alive

Apr 15, 2015

21 married women in Chennai remove 'Thali' despite husbands being alive

Terming the "thali" or "mangalsutra", traditionally worn around the neck by married Hindu women as long as their spouses are alive, a symbol of slavery or oppression, 21 married women discarded it. #India #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Chennai #BR Ambedkar #Ambedkar #Oppression #Dravidar Kazhagam #Thali
Crude bomb hurled at retail chain outlet in Chennai, no injuries reported, 4 detained

Apr 13, 2015

Crude bomb hurled at retail chain outlet in Chennai, no injuries reported, 4 detained

A crude bomb was thrown at a retail chain store in Chennai, founder-chairman of which is Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. #India #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Chennai #N. Chandrababu Naidu #crude bomb #Andhra Pradesh CM #pro-Tamil outfit
Madras HC extends the time for preserving bodies of 6 killed in Andhra 'encounter'

Apr 10, 2015

Madras HC extends the time for preserving bodies of 6 killed in Andhra 'encounter'

The Madras High Court extended the time for preserving the bodies of six persons, gunned down in an encounter in the Seshachalam forests of Andhra Pradesh. #India #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Shooting #Madras High Court #Police #Chittoor encounter
Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: How Naidu's govt scored a self-goal with lame defence

Apr 09, 2015

Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: How Naidu's govt scored a self-goal with lame defence

Has the Chandrababu Naidu administration scored a self-goal in the encounter killing of 20 woodcutters in Seshachalam forest? Have the Andhra Pradesh political and bureaucratic leadership failed to gauge the backlash in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu? #Andhra Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Tamil Nadu Government #encounter #Seshachalam forest