Last Updated : Apr 18 2019 11:06PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Moderate to high polling recorded for 2nd phase of LS polls            Campaigning gears up for 3rd phase of Lok Sabha elections            Government suspends LoC trade in J&K            Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar resigns            Bajrang regains top spot in world wrestling rankings           

National News

Sep 04, 2018
12:40PM

SC declines urgent hearing against NGT order allowing access to Sterlite plant

File Pic
The Supreme Court today declined an urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order allowing mining major Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin. 
 
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it will hear the plea next week. The state government had moved the apex court against the NGT order on the 14th of August. 


The NGT had allowed Vedanta to enter the administrative unit inside its Sterlite copper plant on 9th of August observing that no environmental damage would be caused by allowing access to the administrative section.

After Sterlite announced its plans to expand the Tuticorin plant, locals started a fresh stir that culminated in the May 22nd police firing that claimed 13 lives and left scores injured. The Tamil Nadu government had on May 28th ordered the state pollution control board to seal and permanently close the mining group's copper plant following the violent protests over pollution concerns.

PM’s Exclusive Interview to DD News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 18 (Apr) Midday News 18 (Apr) News at Nine 18 (Apr) Hourly 18 (Apr) (2300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 18 (Apr) दोपहर समाचार 18 (Apr) समाचार संध्या 18 (Apr) प्रति घंटा समाचार 18 (Apr) (2305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 18 (Apr) Khabrein(Day) 18 (Apr) Khabrein(Eve) 18 (Apr)
Aaj Savere 18 (Apr) Parikrama 18 (Apr) Lok Ruchi Samachar 14 (Apr)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 18 (Apr) Samayki 17 (Apr) Sports Scan 18 (Apr) Spotlight/News Analysis 17 (Apr)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 28 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 4 (Apr) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 17 (Apr) Vaad-Samvaad 16 (Apr) Money Talk 16 (Apr) Current Affairs 22 (Mar)