Tamil Nadu

Sterlite row: Land allotted for Vedanta company cancelled

A day after issuing a Government Order (GO) permanently closing down and sealing the Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant at Tuticorin, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday cancelled the allotment of 342.22 acres of land to Vedanta Limited, which owns the plant.

In a letter to M/s Vedanta Limited, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (SIPCOT) said that there have been a series of agitations and protest against the establishment of Copper Smelter Plant Phase-II, expressing concerns about the pollution caused by the existing plant of the Vedanta Limited.

SC to hear Jallikattu pleas on Jan 31

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today said it will hear all petitions in connection with the bull taming sport Jallikattu on January 31. A bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and also comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, said, 'We would hear all the petitions in connection with the Jallikattu on Tuesday.' Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court that the Centre is filing an application to withdraw the January last year's notification in the issue and the hearing is likely to be on Tuesday.