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2021-05-21

#ThrowbackToday: The brutality of the Thoothukudi police firing that took place on May 22, 2018

In today's #TBT, we talk about the Sterlite Copper plant of Vedanta at Thoothukudi. Not because it is now producing oxygen for the state, but because of the past protests which turned very violent  

Published on 22nd May 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Multipurpose seaweed park to be set up in Tamil Nadu soon to generate jobs

Natural seaweed resources exist in abundance in the state's Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi and Pudukkottai districts  

Published on 1st February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Mass beaching of short-finned pilot whales on Thoothukudi beach frightens all

In today's #TBT, we take you back to January 11, 2016 when over 80 short-finned pilot whales were found on the shores of Tuticorin frightening citizens and scientists alike. This is what ensued 

Published on 11th January 2021
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Thoothukudi's pride: How VO Chidambaram College is living up to the name of its founder, APC Veerabahu

We find out more about VO Chidambaram College, founded by freedom fighter APC Veerabahu, which is endowed with the latest facilities and provides quality education that is accessible to everybody

Published on 20th November 2019
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Meet Rosi, a law student who is running in South Chennai against Jayavardhan, Tamizachi Thangapandian

A member of the political organisation Podhuvudamai Iyakkam, 29-year-old Rosi is also an activist who was at Thoothukudi 

 

Published on 15th April 2019
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Why Thirumurugan Gandhi believes that no one will be brought to justice for Thoothukudi shooting

The activist talks about the situation in Thoothukudi and how education is increasingly catering only to the rich and powerful and denied to the oppressed

Published on 20th February 2019
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Thoothukudi student who asked Rajinikanth 'Who are you?' arrested for anti-Sterlite protests

Thoothukudi student leader, K Santhosh Raj, the student who asked "Who are you?" to actor Rajinikanth when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by the police on Thursday. 

Published on 18th January 2019
Lois Sofia News update

Cops tell Human Rights body that they have no objection to Lois Sofia, student who shouted at BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on flight, going abroad

Lois Sofia had been arrested on September 4 by Pudukottai Police in Thoothukudi district on the charges of shouting slogan against the BJP government on board a private airline

Published on 24th September 2018
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Our parents are forcing us to stay home: Thoothukudi's young protestors shackled by emotional turmoil, net blackout and fear of being shot

After net blackout, Thoothukudi youth turn to apps like Firechat to get info about 'police atrocities' out to the public- in a bid to stop the police crackdown and violence there

Published on 24th May 2018

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