Uriyadi 2 movie review: Vijay Kumar follows up his impressive debut with a sharp take on Sterlite protests
Uriyadi 2 is topical at a time when Lok Sabha Election 2019 is advancing. The director is able to create suitable impact with its storyline and presentation.
Sterlite row: Tamil Nadu govt moves Supreme Court challenging NGT order to reopen Thoothukudi copper smelter
The Tamil Nadu government had sought permanent closure of Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant in May 2018. The state pollution control board had said the smelter, which was shut pending renewal of its operating license, had been preparing to resume production without permission.
CBI begins probe in anti-Sterlite protests that killed 13; agency requests documents from police, interviews revenue department officials
The CBI on Tuesday initiated a probe in the anti-Sterlite clashes between demonstrators and police that led 13 people dead and over 40 injured in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi in May.
Anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin: Protester succumbs to injuries after five months, toll rises to 14
Justine was in the coma for past five months. On 22 May, 13 people were killed and more than 60 injured in the alleged police firing during the violent protest against Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi.
The country has been dormant in responding to a crisis of democracy that has intensified in Tamil Nadu over the past few months.
'Against freedom of speech and democracy': Opposition leaders back Lois Sofia in face-off with Tamilisai Soundararajan
Leaders and spokespersons of regional and national parties condemned the Tamil Nadu government for the arrest of Lois Sofia for raising 'anti-BJP' slogans at the Tuticorin airport in front of state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Lois Sofia-Tamilisai Soundararajan face-off: If the word 'fascist' is in your vocabulary, you are probably a terrorist
On Monday, Lois Sofia, a post-doctoral research scholar in Mathematics on a flight from Chennai to Tuticorin, raised anti-BJP slogans in the presence of the party's Tamil Nadu unit president, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan. Could Soundararajan have handled it differently? Most certainly, yes. Politicians are expected to have a more thick skin when confronted with dissent.
Lois Sofia, who shouted 'fascist govt down, down' at Tuticorin airport, is a writer and a vocal RSS-BJP critic
Louis Sophia, a Tamil Nadu student who was arrested at the Tuticorin airport on Monday for raising 'anti-government slogans' in front of Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, has been an active left-wing voice on social media
NGT allows Vedanta to access administrative unit of Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi
The green panel also directed the Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board to submit data on pollution around the Sterlite plant within 10 days and posted the matter for hearing on 20 August.
Anti-Sterlite protests: Madras HC directs Tamil Nadu govt to submit videos, intelligence report related to Tuticorin police firing
The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to submit all videos related to the police firing and violence during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin along with the intelligence report on the prolonged agitation.
Sterlite asks staff to join back to clean up plant site, launches outreach programme to 'clear myths about project'
Tamil Nadu govt in late May ordered closure of Sterlite Copper's plant after 13 people protesting to demand its shutdown on environmental concerns were killed
Sterlite protests: In 2,445-page report on Thoothukudi police firing, civil society groups accuse officers of arson, stone-pelting
Police firing had killed 13 people at the Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi in May, and the arson and stone-pelting had added to the chaos and violence.
Sterlite copper plant, filed a petition in the Madurai Bench of the Madras high court seeking access to authorised persons to its premises in Tuticorin.
Chennai-Salem highway row: TN govt's strong-arm approach to protests shows it has learnt its lessons from Tuticorin
Activists protesting the Chennai-Salem highway are worried that the Tamil Nadu government has learnt its lessons from the Sterlite protests in Tuticorin.
Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami to visit those injured in police firing, on Saturday
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will visit Thoothukudi on 9 June, to meet the victims of the violent Sterlite protest.
Sterlite protests: MK Stalin accuses AIADMK govt of 'taking bribe from Vedanta'; wants police to be charged with 'murder'
Opposition leader and DMK working-president MK Stalin on Monday lead a protest in the Tamil Nadu Assembly where his party had called for adjournment motion following the Sterlite protest violence.
Sterlite plant ordered shut in Tuticorin; Opposition calls it a face-saving exercise as legal challenges awaits Tamil Nadu government
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday ordered a complete shutdown of the Sterlite copper plant in Toothukudi (also called Tuticorin), after days of protests which saw 13 people losing their lives in police firing.
Vedanta terms Tamil Nadu government's decision to shut Thoothukudi Sterlite copper plant 'unfortunate'
Vedanta Ltd on Monday termed as "unfortunate" the Tamil Nadu government's order to close down the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi and said it would decide the future course of action after studying the development
Tamil Nadu orders closure of Thoothukudi Sterlite plant: Residents hope for best, but look back in anger
On Monday, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami announced that the government had ordered the permanent closure of the Sterlite plant at Thoothukudi (also known as Tuticorin). The order came after 13 died and over a hundred were wounded in the months-long protest against the plant.
Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi: Tamil Nadu govt orders permanent closure of Vedanta's copper smelting plant
K Palaniswami announced on Monday that a government order has been issued to permanently shut down the contentious Sterlite Plant at Thoothukudi.