71 anti-Vedanta protesters charged for 2018 Sterlite Copper violence in Tamil Nadu

The police have charged 71 people for rioting and arson during the deadly protests over environmental concerns at Vedanta Ltd’s copper smelter in Tamil Nadu three years ago.   Police had opened fire to beat back the protesters in the southern seaside town of Thoothukudi where 13 people were killed, causing national outrage and the subsequent […]

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Indian Oil‘s profit doubles to Rs 4,917 crore in third quarter: new Rs 31,500 crore refinery set for Tamil Nadu


Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) reported a net profit of `4,916.6 crore on a standalone basis for the quarter ended December 31, recording a 110% rise from the same period a year ago. The state-run oil refining and marketing company attributed the increase in profit to inventory gains, stemming from fluctuations in global oil prices and rising […]

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Peak power demand in India touches new high


India’s peak power demand touched a record 1,85,280 MW this week, signalling a rise in commercial and industrial activities as businesses go through a “reset” phase after the lifting of lockdown curbs in recent months. Wednesday’s demand breached the previous high of 1,82,888 MW recorded on December 30, 2020. Power minister RK Singh said on […]

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Indian government procures paddy worth Rs 1.06 lakh crore so far this kharif season, 25% above normal


The government has procured 25 per cent more paddy so far in this kharif marketing season at 564.17 lakh tonnes for Rs 1,06,516 crore amid farmers’ protest against three new farm laws. Kharif marketing season runs from October. “In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP […]

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IMD warns of heavy rainfall in southern states; “deep depression” in Bay of Bengal


An alert has been issued from the Meteorological Department‘s Chennai office that the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal will change to ‘Deep Depression’ in the next 24 hours which will turn into a severe cyclonic storm. Due to the effect of this cyclonic storm, there will be heavy rainfall in South Kerala […]

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