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Sterlite row: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the matter 26.5.2018 Latest News
The ministry has also sought a report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board
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Tuticorin copper plant issues: Harsh Vardhan says will look into it 25.5.2018 General News
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today sought to blame the previous UPA regime for issues related to Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin and asserted that his ministry would look into the matter after 13 people were killed during protest against the expansion of the plant which, they alleged, was causing groundwater pollution. Amid allegations of environment pollution at the unit, sources in the ministry said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had sought a report on the matter. The minister also said that he had asked his officials to study the issue "with seriousness and in-depth". The Environment Ministry sources said that since there had been agitation and protests, either the district collector or somebody else should have had some consultations. The protest over Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn recently when stones were pelted by agitators and police vehicles were toppled after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. ..
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India Cements clocks 4Q standalone net at Rs 35.27 Cr 25.5.2018 General News
India Cements Ltd today clocked a marginal increase in the standalone net profits at Rs 35.27 crore for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2018. It had reported standalone net profits of Rs 34.28 crore in the same period last year, company Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, N Srinivasan said here. Standalone net profits for the full year ending March 31, 2018 slipped to Rs 100.62 crore from Rs 173.35 crore registered in the corresponding period last year, he said. "The performance of the company was lower than that of the previous year, mainly on account of increase in cost of production caused by various factors like teething troubles arising out of GST roll out and ban on sand mining in several states. Our net plant realisation was marginally lower", he told reporters. With a lower net plant realisation and increase in variable costs, the EBIDTA was at Rs 722 crore for the financial year ending March 31, 2018 compared to Rs 869 crore recorded in previous year, a ...
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Tuticorin protests: Harsh Vardhan says will look into demands of agitators 25.5.2018 General News
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said he will look into the demands of the protestors seeking the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin and asserted that "all this happened" during the previous government's tenure. "I just returned in the morning and I read about it (Tuticorin) in the newspapers. We will certainly look into what is happening. All this happened during the tenure of the last government. I do not want to make an issue out of it," Vardhan said when asked about the issue. The protest over Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday when stones were pelted by agitators and police vehicles were toppled after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. At least 13 people have been killed in police firing during the protests, evoking criticism from various political sections. The Tuticorin district has been witnessing several protests by locals and others against the plant and its proposed expansion. Protesters ..
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Sand mining temporarily suspended in Hailakandi 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sand mining temporarily suspended in Hailakandi
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Jagan promises to regulateaqua activity in Kolleru 25.5.2018 Hindu: News
Dalits of Kagupadu allege harassment by TDP leaders
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HC expresses reservation over AAP govt’s free water policy 25.5.2018 Hindu: News
‘Nothing should be given free, except where people need it’
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HC crticises Delhi government for free water scheme 24.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Delhi High Court on Thursday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use and said "nothing should be given free" unless the poor need it.
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Opposition calls for Tamil Nadu 'bandh' over police killings 24.5.2018 General News
Opposition parties on Thursday called for a 'Tamil Nadu bandh' on Friday and sought the resignation of the "BJP's puppet government" in the state over the death of 13 people in police firing in protests against the Sterlite company in Thoothukudi.
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Tamil Nadu taking steps to close Sterlite factory: CM 24.5.2018 General News
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Thursday that his government was taking all steps to close the Sterlite factory at Thoothukudi after 13 people were killed in protests against it.
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What makes Tuticorin agitation different from others 24.5.2018 Rediff: News
Mass agitations are not particularly uncommon in India. But a mass agitation led by an environment-related issue that has gone out of hand is not something that can be easily recalled.
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Anti-Sterlite protest: TN advocate demands NHRC to conduct its own probe 24.5.2018 General News
A Tamil Nadu based advocate moved a petition in Delhi High Court on Thursday pleading National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to visit Thoothukudi district and conduct an inquiry into the anti-Sterlite protest on its own.At least 13 people have died in the protest until now, and over 60 have been injured when the agitators in the district started protesting against the construction of a new smelter plant by Sterlite Copper.The petitioner, Sabrish, has pleaded that NHRC should conduct the probe on its own rather than relying on the reports of local authorities.The court is likely to hear the petition on Friday.The NHRC had earlier issued a notice to state police and chief secretary of the state and asked for a report over the killings during anti-Sterlite protest.People in Thoothukudi are protesting against the company's expansion plans for the past few months, alleging that it would further pollute the groundwater and cause serious environmental hazards.The protest took a violent turn
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NGT asks CPCB to inspect polluting industries near U'khand village 24.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect and take samples from industries located in the vicinity of an Uttarakhand village so that the polluting units can be shut. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the CPCB to give the list of polluting industries, after conducting the inspection within within three weeks in the village in Udham Singh Nagar district, to the the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd (SIDCUL). "As we have been told that there are certain industries which are polluting, we direct the officers of CPCB to first inspect such industries and take samples(water/air). On confirmation about they being polluting, give a list of such industry to SIDCUL. "Upon receipts of such list SIDCUL and Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board shall immediately stop the functioning of such industries. CPCB shall inspect all the industries expeditiously and in any case within three ..
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HC disapproves of AAP govt's free water scheme 24.5.2018 General News
The AAP government's policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use today came in for criticism from the Delhi High Court, which said "nothing should be given free" except for where it is really needed. "Nothing should be given free to nobody. Charge 10 paise or one paisa. Nothing should be given free, except where people really need it like the poor," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said. The observations came after the court's attention was drawn to this fact by senior advocate and amicus curiae Rakesh Khanna. The Delhi government and its Jal Board (DJB), represented by senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, defended the policy saying it ensured conservation of water as there was a cap of 20 kilo litres on free usage. The bench, however, said there were people who have illegally built several floors above the sanctioned limit. Such individuals were also getting the benefit of free water when they can afford to pay ..
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Pollution in Beas, Satluj: NGT issues notice to Centre on plea of AAP 24.5.2018 General News
Heeding the plea by Punjab MLAs from AAP alleging pollution in Beas and Satluj rivers, where dead fish and other aquatic animals have been found floating, the National Green Tribunal today sought response from the Centre and the Punjab government on the issue and ordered inspection of the areas. While ordering joint inspection by Central Pollution Control Board and the state pollution control board, a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Ministry of Water Resources, Central Ground Water Authority, Punjab and Rajasthan governments, Punjab Pollution Control Board and others. The green panel directed the inspection team to visit the affected areas and submit a report on the reported death of aquatic animals after identifying the source of pollution. "We direct CPCB and state pollution control board to conduct joint inspections of the areas indicated in the application, collect samples from both the rivers
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Opposition calls for Tamil Nadu 'bandh' over police killings 24.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Thoothukudi anti-Sterlite stir: Plea in Delhi HC seeks NHRC probe; updates 24.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Death toll in the Sterlite protest police firing has climbed to 13, while no fresh protest has been reported overnight as a large contingent of police has been deployed in Tamil Nadu's coastal areas
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Anti-Sterlite stir: Why Tuticorin flare-up is different from other protests 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Residents have been agitating for months that the plant has been polluting the groundwater, the level of which has been depleting, affecting farming and the environment
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Man dies after falling from railing of water sewer plant 24.5.2018 General News
A 28-year-old man fell from the railing of Rithala water sewer plant into a 25-feet deep tank, police said today. The deceased identified as Wasim was painting the railing when he slipped and fell into the tank yesterday, they added. The police have registered a case on the basis of a complaint given by another labourer, Yogendra, who alleged that they were not given safety gear, the police said, adding Wasim's body was found after six hours. Both the men were engaged in painting the railing of the plant when Wasim slipped and fell. Yogender brought a rope and tried to rescue him but the water was quite deep and he could not see Wasim, they added. Subsequently, the police, Delhi Jal Board officials and the Delhi Fire Service were informed and Wasim's body was found, the police said. Police are probing the matter.
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‘Resolve drinking water crisis in Vemulawada’ 24.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Congress stages dharna in front of municipality office
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