NHRC team to probe Thoothukudi deaths

New Delhi :  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it was sending a fact-finding team to Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu to probe the circumstances in which 13 protesters demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper smelter plant were killed in police firing on May 22. The NHRC move come after a petition […]

Uneasy calm in TN town, toll mounts to 10

Thoothukudi :  With the death toll in police firing rising to 10, an uneasy calm on Wednesday gripped Tamil Nadu’s port town Thoothukudi where widespread violence erupted a day earlier during protests against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant. Of the nearly 100 people injured, the condition of two was said to be critical in hospital. […]