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Nepalese Police fires at three Indians, one killed

05 Mar 2021

Nepalese Police fires at three Indians, one killed

A young man was killed after the Nepalese Police allegedly fired at three Indians who had gone across the border from Pilibhit district to attend a fair in Nepal's Kanchanpur.

Arunachal Pradesh: Protesters burn Deputy CM's house; Army deployed

24 Feb 2019

Arunachal Pradesh: Protesters burn Deputy CM's house; Army deployed

A couple of days after it was reported that one person had been killed in a police firing in Arunachal Pradesh, protesters, on Sunday, burnt down the house of the state's Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein.

Arunachal Pradesh: One killed, dozens injured in Itanagar police firing

23 Feb 2019

Arunachal Pradesh: One killed, dozens injured in Itanagar police firing

One person was allegedly killed during police firing in Itanagar after protests against the state government turned violent on Friday.

SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed

18 Feb 2019

SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed

In a big win for the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court, on Monday, refused to allow the re-opening of Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi.

#SterliteViolence: Fleeing protesters were killed by shots to head, chest

22 Dec 2018

#SterliteViolence: Fleeing protesters were killed by shots to head, chest

In an exclusive report, Reuters has shed more light on the death of 13 people who were part of the anti-Sterlite protests that rocked Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu in May.

NGT clears way for reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

15 Dec 2018

NGT clears way for reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

The Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi has come a step closer to reopening.

Tuticorin: UN experts condemn police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters

03 Jun 2018

Tuticorin: UN experts condemn police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters

A team of United Nations experts has condemned police firing on agitators during the anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on May 22.

Tuticorin: Once again, our saviors, the police, failed us

30 May 2018

Tuticorin: Once again, our saviors, the police, failed us

Last week, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, saw one of India's deadliest protests. At least 14 died in police firing as they took out demonstrations against Vedanta's city-based Sterlite copper plant.

Sterlite-violence: FIR defends police-firing, but protestors have disturbing tales

29 May 2018

Sterlite-violence: FIR defends police-firing, but protestors have disturbing tales

The Sterlite protests have apparently revealed shocking abuse of power. After days of intense pressure from the opposition, the FIR has named two "deputy tahsildars" who ordered police firing on protestors.

After 13 police-firing deaths, TN orders Sterlite plant shut down

28 May 2018

After 13 police-firing deaths, TN orders Sterlite plant shut down

The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has permanent closure of the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin, after violent protests over environmental damage resulted in 13 deaths.

Sterlite violence: Vedanta sticks with plan to expand copper plant

26 May 2018

Sterlite violence: Vedanta sticks with plan to expand copper plant

Vedanta Resources have decided to go ahead with their expansion plan for the Sterlite copper plant in Thuoothukudi, just days after 13 people were killed and over 100 injured after police opened fire on anti-Sterlite protesters.

Sterlite violence: 'Police shot agitators to safeguard themselves,' says CM

24 May 2018

Sterlite violence: 'Police shot agitators to safeguard themselves,' says CM

A fresh controversy erupted today when TN CM E Palaniswami defended police-firing on protesters, saying they were "defend(ing) and safeguard(ing) themselves."

Sterlite protest: Madras HC stays construction of new copper plant

23 May 2018

Sterlite protest: Madras HC stays construction of new copper plant

On Tuesday, at least 9 people were killed in a protest in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, after police opened fire on the protesters who were demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper plant run by UK-based Vendanta Resources.

TN: Several killed in police-firing as Sterlite protests turn violent

22 May 2018

TN: Several killed in police-firing as Sterlite protests turn violent

Eight people were killed as police allegedly opened fire on activists protesting the Sterlite copper-plant in Tuticorin, TN.

Two civilians died in police firing each week during 2009-2015

18 Jun 2017

Two civilians died in police firing each week during 2009-2015

At least 7 farmers in MP died when police opened fire at protesters in Mandsaur.