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Major environmental conflicts in Tamil Nadu 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Cover Story
Most community-led protests relating to environmental issues in Tamil Nadu have been put down with a heavy hand or have fizzled out for one reason or the other. The protests against the coal...
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HC tells TN govt to publish master plan for Kodaikanal 14.4.2018 General News
The Madras High Court has directed the state government to publish the amended master plan for the hill station of Kodaikanal within 12 weeks. A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam recently disposed of a plea by a Kodaikanal resident in this regard after recording the submissions of authorities that the amended master plan would be published soon. In his petition, S Mohamed Ali Jinnah sought to restrain the authorities from taking stringent action against any building in the hill station till the finalisation of the master plan. The bench, recording the submissions by the Deputy Director, Town and Country Planning, directed the authorities concerned to take effective steps to publish the amended master plan for Kodaikanal local planning area within 12 weeks from the date of receipt of its order. The deputy director's counter affidavit said consent was given for the preparation of a master plan following a government order of September .
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"Mercury" is about corporate exploitation of small towns: Karthik 31.3.2018 General News
Director Karthik Subbaraj says his upcoming silent thriller "Mercury" is inspired by real-life incidents and about big corporate companies exploiting small towns. The germ of the idea for "Mercury" came from the 2001 poisoning case where hundreds of workers were allegedly exposed to toxic mercury vapours at the Hindustan Lever factory in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. The plant has since been shutdown. "This film also talks about corporate exploitation of small towns. This is one such incident that in a way inspired me to make this film. "It is an important factor in the film and that's why the title is 'Mercury'. The true incident inspired me, the film is a fictional story but it does talk about a real issue like corporate exploitation," Karthik told PTI. For Karthik, making a silent film was not a risk but a challenge. "As there were no dialogues in the film, I had to concentrate on every little things, from taking the shot to technicalities to expressions of actors," he said. This film, ..
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Two important bird areas in T.N. face threat, says survey 9.3.2018 Hindu: National
Odiyur lagoon in Cheyyur and Pambar Shola forests in Kodaikanal find a mention
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Study indicates high level of mercury in fish at Kodai lake 14.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Relying on findings from an expert team from IIT-Hyderabad, environmental activists and CPI (ML) functionaries have alleged that Hindustan Unilever’s (HUL) presence from the mid-80s to the beginning ...
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Hindustan Unilever Limited begins soil remediation at Kodaikanal 20.8.2017 News
HUL has been facing protest from non-government organisations for alleged mercury contamination
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Mercury waste to be removed 12.8.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
A special monitoring committee has decided to remove mercury waste from a thermometer factory in Kodaikanal from August 16. The decision was taken at a special meeting convened by the Pollution Contro...
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45.8 mm rain in Kodaikanal 4.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
since we do not carry weather report/water level and engagement on sunday edition, it has been planned to carry it in this format. FYIMany locations in and around Vaigai dam, Kodaikanal and peripherie...
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“No adverse impact on the health of thermometer factory workers” 7.2.2017 Hindu: News
MADURAI: Hindustan Unilever has claimed that there has been “no adverse impact on the health of employees” of the thermometer factory in Kodaikanal or residents around it. In a statement, Prasad Pradh...
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'Democracy is dead': Rapper rejects Sasikala with a song 6.2.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Sofia Ashraf, along with a guitarist and three other women, stormed Sasikala's residence and sang the song, protesting her elevation.
Workers, villagers demand safe disposal of mercury waste 31.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 700 persons take out a protest rally in Kodaikanal town
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Combo with a cause 7.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Rathindran Prasad talks to ramakrishnan m about his video collaboration with T. M. Krishna
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Activists flay TNPCB nod for soil remediation 6.1.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Activists flay TNPCB nod for soil remediation
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HUL to commence soil remediation on a trial basis in Kodaikanal 4.1.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has been granted permission by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to start soil remediation on a trial basis at Kodaikanal, the company said. HUL has been aske...
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Where popular protest art goes mainstream - Times of India 19.12.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Where popular protest art goes mainstream - Times of India
'Rap is a form of rebellion' 20.10.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Rapper and singer Sofia Ashraf will be talking about two things at the upcoming Josh Talks Leap. "First, I would like to talk about what it is like to be a modern Indian woman, especially the one who follows her heart and is instantly branded as selfish," she says. "And second, I feel that I have been wrongly painted as the face of Kodaikanal campaign. The song wouldn't have been a success if I had worked in isolation. So I would like to talk about the people associated with the campaign," says Ashraf who featured in viral rap video Kodaikanal Won't. In the video, which released last year, the petite, 29-year-old had taken on the corporate giant, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and rapped against mercury contamination in Kodaikanal caused by its thermometer factory and how it had adversely impacted the health of its employees. She had vociferously demanded that the company "makes amends now". "I had collaborated with an NGO, Jhatkaa.org, who have been associated with the cause for over 15 years, and it was ...
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Mercury poisoning: Notice to TN, Hindustan Lever on petition seeking relief for former employees 16.9.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Mercury poisoning: Notice to TN, Hindustan Lever on petition seeking relief for former employees
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She went from being 'The Burqa Rapper' to social activist; plus 7 others who are inspiring change 23.8.2016 India Today | February 13, 2012
Meet the people who are transforming Chennai with inspiring thought and hard work.
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Sista Sofia’s new venture 14.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Sista Sofia’s new venture
Sista Sofia’s new venture 14.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Sista Sofia’s new venture
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