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Tuticorin firing: TN govt increases compensation from Rs 10 L to 20 L

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:23 PM

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to increase the compensation for the families of those killed in the Tuticorin police firing from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. On May 22, during the 100th day of protests against the Sterlite plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, 13 people were killed in police firing and dozens were injured.
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UN official expresses concern over Tuticorin deaths

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 8:45 PM

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) chief Erik Solheim today expressed concern over the death of 13 people in police firing during violent protests against the Vedanta group's copper smelter plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district. The UNEP executive director general said he was "worried" and hoped that protests would remain non-violent.