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 municipality of Tuticorin (Thoothukudi), Tamil Nadu, India

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Vedanta Resources subsidiary Sterlite Copper must wait a further two weeks to find out if it can restart its 400,000 tonne per year Tuticorin copper cathode smelter in Tamil Nadu, meaning copper concentrate scheduled for the smelter will continue to flow into the spot market. The smelter was closed at the ...
TUTICORIN: The demand for packaged drinking water has gone up with the soaring mercury levels. At the same time, this has also raised concern over the quality of water sold by the companies. To empower residents to check the quality of water and certifications obtained by their manufacturer, the district ...

For over two decades now, activists in Thoothukudi have accused Sterlite of contaminating the region's air and water resources. Since February, there have been large-scale protests in Thoothukudi, where the copper smelter Sterlite runs has the capacity to produce 4.38 lakh tonnes of copper anodes per ...
Vedanta Resources subsidiary Sterlite Copper has declared force majeure on contracts to supply its Tuticorin smelter with copper concentrates, three ... The Tuticorin smelter, based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, had an application for a planned restart rejected by state environmental officials on ...
THOOTHUKUDI. The district administration has so far acquired 410.85 acres of the 600.93 acres of land to be acquired for Thoothukudi airport runway expansion and planned to take over the remaining 190.08 acres within a month. After handing over 44.61 acres of land to Airports Authority of India (AAI), ...
TUTICORIN: Protests demanding closure of the Sterlite Copper Plant at Tuticorin which began at Kumarattiyapuram entered the 50th day on Monday with villagers showing the same vigour since Day-1 on February 12. Pandarampatti villagers also petitioned the district collector on Monday demanding ...

Ever since the March 24 uprising against Vedanta Sterlite's copper smelter in Thoothukudi, corporate hitmen and spin-masters have sprung into action to defend Sterlite. In addition to the usual invocations about how the protests are backed by vested interests, foreign powers and the opposition party, ...
Amid massive protests against its expansion, Thoothukudi copper smelter plant shuts down for 15 days for maintenance ... The project site is located within a 1,616-acre parcel of land that is only now being proposed to be developed as a standalone Tuticorin Industrial Park by SIPCOT. Approvals for this ...
Speaking to reporters at the Kalpakkam atomic power station, Mudali said renovation work on the plant was nearing completion and that a fresh deal with SPIC for supply of ammonia-rich synthesis gas from its urea plant in Tuticorin was being negotiated. This gas is the basic raw material for producing ...
CHENNAI: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan will lead a protest against Sterlite Industry's copper plant in Tuticorin on April 1. Local people have been protesting ... Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Kamal said, "We cannot allow a Bhopal-like tragedy to happen in Tuticorin.” The Makkal Needhi Maiam ...
The Department of Posts launched Aadhaar enrolment-cum-updation services at Thoothukudi Head Post office on Wednesday. Inaugurating the facility, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices V. Ramasamy said the facility was made available at 723 post offices in the State, including in Madurai, Tirunelveli, ...
Artisanal fisherfolk, shank divers, small salt pan manufacturers, the Tuticorin Chamber of Commerce, auto rickshaw unions, mini bus drivers and tea stall vendors quickly joined the call and stayed off work. They called for an immediate halt of the ongoing work to construct a new copper smelter complex in ...
Thousands of people- young and old- gathered near the Chidambaram Nagar bus stand in Thoothukudi district on Saturday. Shouting slogans, cheering speakers on the stage the protesters had two demands: the expansion plans of the Sterlite Copper Plant in the district should be stopped and the plant ...
Commissioner of Corporation Alby John Varghese said it was in 1955, Thoothukudi experienced such heavy rainfall. Stagnant waters were drained initially along major arterial roads and with the aid of water suction machinery, water from secondary level roads and houses in low-lyings areas such as ...
Demanding the closure of Sterlite's copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, which is a part of Vedanta Limited group, villagers from Kumarattiyapuram village have been leading an indefinite dharna (protest) since February 14 this year. The protest got intensified on the 40th day when more than 15,000 ...
Vedanta announced that as a part of regular maintenance program, the Company's smelting operations at Tuticorin have taken a maintenance shutdown for approximately 15 days. This activity was earlier scheduled in the month of April 2018. The Refining and Copper rod manufacturing operations will ...
Vedanta's copper smelting unit in Tuticorin will be shut for 15 days as part of a routine maintenance, according to information provided by the company to the BSE. A senior company official told BusinessLine the four-lakh-tonne a year smelting unit is being shut to replace the refractory brick lining in the ...

The prolonged shutdown of Vedanta's copper smelter facility at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu would be credit negative for the company and marginally increase leverage, Moody's Investors Service said today. "A prolonged shutdown would be credit negative for Vedanta because of the potential loss of revenue ...
TUTICORIN: As many as 104 projects will be carried out at a mammoth Rs 2.5 lakh crore under the Sagarmala project in Tamil Nadu, Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari said and exuded confidence that this will improve the employment potential of youth in the state and ...
Of the total volume of exports made to various overseas countries, about 30,000 tonnes of salt were shipped to Thailand so far this current fiscal year, T.P.S. Pon Kumar, a Thoothukudi based exporter, told The Hindu here on Sunday. Besides, overseas shipments were also made to Malaysia, Korea and ...
Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd being the National Sea Carrier of Sri Lanka which operates under the Ministry of Ports and Shipping is entrusted with to select a Service Provider to operate a Passenger Ferry Service cum cargo vessel/s (ROPAX) between the Port of Colombo and the Port of Tuticorin on ...
The members said that the party's 22nd State conference was held at Thoothukudi during which a mega rally was taken out by the cadre peacefully on February 20. The ASP in order to disrupt the rally, took out a wooden log and along with other policemen mercilessly attacked the cadre in which a ...
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) on Friday staged a demonstration at the Jawaharlal Nehru Street-Mahatma Gandhi Road junction condemning the police attack on the party workers during its 22nd State conference in Thoothukudi on Tuesday. Three party workers and a five-year-old boy ...
TUTICORIN: The district administration has imposed speed limits to curb the number of road accidents. The administration said that Section 122 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and rule 370 of the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Act, 1989 have mandated certain speed limits for each type of roads and each ...
Over 250 people were detained in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district on Tuesday as they held a hunger strike against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant. The protesters included activists who have opposed the plant for over two decades and villagers from Kumarattiyapuram village. Part of the ...
TUTICORIN: Around 250 people on an indefinite fast protesting against the Sterlite Copper's plant here and its proposed expansion were today arrested, police said. The protesters from nearby Reddiarpuram village near here launched the fast yesterday alleging that the plant, part of the Vedanta Group, ...
Dead fishes were washed ashore for a stretch of two km from Kovalam near here since Sunday evening. Alerted by the local people, officials of the Department of Fisheries and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here visited the coast and collected the dead fishes. Sources said the dead ...
Continuing to crack the whip, top AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami today sacked more than 140 party functionaries belonging to Tuticorin district for bringing 'disrepute' to the organisation. In a joint statement, the two leaders announced expelling 144 office-bearers belonging to ...
'These magruns originated in Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) anna,' said our driver. But our bakery makes them better, he said patriotically. The macaroons, needless to say, were absolutely scrumptious. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and absolutely bursting with cashewnuts. They tasted ...
It would certainly benefit the Exim community, boost exports and earn foreign exchange for the country, if the 'outer harbour', with 18-metre draught, was commissioned in Thoothukudi seaport. Hence, the Shipping Ministry should consider it seriously and take up the project at the earliest, D.R. Kodeeswaran ...
In the first incident, a 46-year-old man, who was accused in a murder case, was found dead in his home at Muthukrishnapuram in Tuticorin city on Wednesday morning. Ambikapathy, a plumber by profession, might have been killed by the relatives of Shenbagavalli whom he murdered last year, police said.
TIRUNELVELI: Six tourists from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan died and seven people suffered injuries when a van in which they were travelling to Kanyakumari fell off a bridge at Thalavaipuram in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Wednesday. The tourists hired the van from Madurai.
Superintendent of Police (SP) of Thoothukudi district P Mahendran said that stringent action taken by the police helped the number of road accident deaths in the district to come down last year. He said that this year they would be making optimum use of the CCTV cameras installed in city limits and at a few ...
TUTICORIN: A comprehensive study to map the rivers and their eco system in the district for flood preparedness through Photogrammetric Mapping was kickstarted on Friday. The initiative under the Tamil Nadu Innovative Initiatives (Round - I) Schemes using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is ...
Regional Container Line (RCL) commenced a new twice weekly feeder service connecting Colombo with Tuticorin, the second largest port in Tamil Nadu state, India. MV CHARLIE with the capacity of 1,730 TEUs will be deployed under 'RCL Tuticorin Colombo' service (RTC) by RCL. The vessel will shuttle ...
Tuticorin: V O Chidambaranar Port at Tuticorin organised a procession on Tuesday, to emphasise the road safety regulations among the general public. Around 300 school and college students, port officers and officials from Tuticorin district road safety division participated in the procession under the ...
Official sources with the V O Chidambaranar Port at Tuticorin said the importer has decided to shift the consignment to the New Mangalore Port at Karnataka. "We have received a letter from the importer on Friday that he wants to move the vessel to Mangalore. So, it would be diverted to the new destination ...
Of the six fishermen from Thoothukudi, who went missing in the cyclone, S. Jagan of Meenavar Colony struggled for survival in the sea and returned home safely. V. Jude (44) of the same colony was declared dead after the DNA test confirmed his identity. His body was handed over to his family members ...
MADURAI: V O Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin will host the Swachh Bharat Awareness Mini-Marathon for men, women, boys and media personnel on ... will be held at VOC Port Cargo Handling Division Community Hall (opposite to LIC Office) Beach Road, Tuticorin from 10am to 8pm on January 5 and 6.
There was a huge congregation at Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica on Beach Road in Thoothukudi, where Fr. Lerin De Rose, Rector and Parish Priest, conducted the prayer service. At the stroke of midnight, joyous scenes heralding 2018 were witnessed. Crackers were burst and people exchanged New ...
After being accredited with the status of 'open defecation-free,' Thoothukudi Corporation has devised strategies to make the city cleaner. The Ministry of Urban Development on December 22 declared Thoothukudi an open defecation-free city based on assessments by Quality Council of India. The city ...
After a gap of nearly 100 days, fishing operations by mechanised boats off Thoothukudi coast resumed in the early hours of Wednesday. Fishing by several mechanised boats came to a halt on September 19 after Fisheries department enforced a one-month ban on fishing by 162 boat operators as they ...
Thoothukudi Fisheries department officials on the instruction of the district collector also imposed a one-month fishing ban for the mechanised boats from September 20. The mechanised boat fishermen, however, abstained from going for fishing even after the ban was lifted on October 20 and declared an ...
Thoothukudi will transform into a smart city as envisaged in plans at a cost of Rs. 1,279.61 crore in future. Thoothukudi was selected as one of the hundred cities under the 'Smart City Mission' by the Ministry of Urban Development. Various developments would take place in Thoothukudi in a phased manner ...
Since a considerable amount of Thoothukudi salt was marketed in Andhra Pradesh, its price increased, M.S.P. Thenraj, president, Thoothukudi Salt Traders' Association, said. As production in Cuddalore and Vedaranyam came down following a good rainfall, Thoothukudi salt gained advantage in Andhra ...
Based on complaints from D. Sekar (45), head constable and I. Jeyaraj (34), constable, who were also injured in the incident, Thoothukudi South and Central police have filed cases against Vimal and Vishnuvardhan, the injured cadres and others, under Sections 147, 148, 294 (b), 323, 324, 353 and 506 ...
A five-year-old girl of Keela Thattaparai in the district was found dead under suspicious circumstances in her home on Wednesday evening. The body, found in the kitchen, was partially charred and the child's nose was bloodstained. Superintendent of Police P. Mahendran and other police officials ...
Tuticorin: Farmers and livestock keepers in Thonugal, near Kovilapatty, of Tuticorin district, woke up to a frightful morning on Sunday after some mysterious wild animals invaded their area, killing nearly a dozen of sheep and injuring three others critically. Recommended By Colombia. M Gurusamy, of ...
MADURAI: Declaring Tuticorin city corporation as open defecation-free, the civic body urged its residents to help retain the title in the coming years. In a statement, Tuticorin city corporation stated that Quality Council of India under Swachh Bharat initiative had studied the city and carried out field visits, after ...
Since a considerable amount of Thoothukudi salt was marketed in Andhra Pradesh, its price increased, M.S.P. Thenraj, president, Thoothukudi Salt Traders' Association, said. As production in Cuddalore and Vedaranyam came down following a good rainfall, Thoothukudi salt gained advantage in Andhra ...


 

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