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India committed to nuclear safety, says AEC chief


September 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) India is committed to nuclear safety and will implement the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) "Action Plan on Nuclear Safety", a top nuclear expert has said.Addressing ... Read more...

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Nuclear power as safe as air travel: Kakodkar


September 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) Nuclear power is actually as safe as air travel, even though people perceive it as dangerous, top nuclear scientist and ex-chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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Nuke scientist is Kashmir varsity chancellor


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Srikumar Banerjee has been named the first chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, it was announced Monday.Banerjee was among the scientists who ... Read more...

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Solar Energy Corp to develop India-centric technology and products


July 8th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India is planning to set up small, pilot power plants with strong linkages with research and academic institutions to develop ... Read more...

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Sekhar Basu new BARC chief


June 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) A nuclear submarine propulsion and nuclear reprocessing and waste management expert, Sekhar Basu will be the new director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre here, an ... Read more...

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National security task force submits report to PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A task force on national security headed by former cabinet secretary Naresh Chandra Wednesday submitted its final report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, reportedly ... Read more...

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Reduce mining in Goa to one-third: Panel


May 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Mining in Goa has crossed the social and environmental threshold and further ore extraction should be capped at approximately 20 percent of the current levels, recommends ... Read more...

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New AEC chairman Sinha expert on n-reactor technology (Profile)


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Ratan Kumar Sinha, the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is an internationally acknowledged expert on nuclear ... Read more...

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R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary


April 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ... Read more...

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86 percent work on Kalpakkam N-plant complete: Official


April 30th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) The 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam will soon get its first lot of fuel assemblies - used to build its nuclear fuel ... Read more...

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Goa wants ‘nuke-guru’ Anil Kakodkar as president


April 28th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Goa's top industry body, scientists and local intelligentsia are pitching hard to put a 'nuke-guru' Anil Kakodkar in the presidential race and are seeking support ... Read more...

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Kakodkar chosen for Maharashtra Bhushan Award


April 26th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar will be conferred this year's Maharashtra Bhushan Award for his contribution in making India a major global atomic power, an ... Read more...

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Lalit Jalan re-designated as Reliance Infra CEO


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Monday said it has re-designated Lalit Jalan as chief executive officer (CEO) and that he will not be part of the firm's board."With a ... Read more...

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Uranium ore mine commissioned in Andhra Pradesh (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in ... Read more...

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Uranium ore mine in commissioned in Andhra Pradesh


April 20th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in ... Read more...

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Nuclear power key to India’s development: Official


April 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Batting for upcoming nuclear power plants in the country, Principal Scientific Advisor to the union cabinet R. Chidambaram Friday said that nuclear energy will play ... Read more...

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ECIL launches two high-tech defence products


April 12th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Defence public sector undertaking Electronics Corporation Of India Ltd (ECIL) Wednesday unveiled two high-technology products - a carrier ethernet switch router and a secure network ... Read more...

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Defence industry commission under PMO proposed (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy Monday recommended the setting up ... Read more...

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‘Form defence industry commission under PMO’


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy have recommended the setting up ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to examine validity of n-damage act (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it would examine the constitutional validity of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act which pegs the maximum liability on ... Read more...

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Safety with modernisation is Trivedi’s mantra for railways (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With a spate of fatal accidents in the past few years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said safety would be the prime focus of ... Read more...

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Safety will top priority for Indian Railways: Trivedi (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With safety as the prime focus, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year ... Read more...

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Trivedi presents India’s railway budget for 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Safety will the primary focus of Indian Railways as it enters the 12th Five Year Plan beginning April 1, Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, while ... Read more...

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Stage set for another railway budget


March 13th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With passenger fares unlikely to be hiked, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden railway budget for 2012-13 Wednesday amid concerns over the ... Read more...

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New trains announced to keep Mamata’s promise


March 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A week ahead of his maiden budget March 14, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday announced 26 new trains, extended runs of five existing trains, ... Read more...

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Parliament panel asks railway to hike fares to ensure safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Monday suggested to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi that the railways hike passenger fares and mobilise internal resources to ensure safety and modernisation ... Read more...

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‘Japan was totally unprepared for Fukushima’


March 5th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 5 (IANS) Japanese agencies were thoroughly "unprepared" for the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 last year, says an independent investigation coming a year after ... Read more...

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Eliminating level crossings big challenge for railways


February 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will have to dig deep into his pocket for eliminating the thousands of unmanned level crossings across the country that ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu panel on Kudankalam submits report


February 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government-formed four-member expert committee on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), which had earlier ruled the two Russian reactors safe, submitted its report ... Read more...

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Top panel warns against new trains without focus on safety


February 26th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ahead of Minister Dinesh Trivedi's first Railway Budget March 14, a high-level panel has advised focus on safety issues, rather than the populist practice of ... Read more...

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Pakistan to tap Interpol for Musharraf’s arrest


February 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been directed to write to global policing agency Interpol for issuing an arrest warrant against former Pakistani president Pervez ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminent Scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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Railway safety panel recommendations


February 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Following are the recommendations of a high-level safety panel headed by former atomic energy commission chairman Anil Kakodkar.- Set up an independent rail safety ... Read more...

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Panel suggests independent rail safety authority


February 17th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A high-level railway safety panel headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar Friday suggested setting up of an independent rail safety authority and ... Read more...

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