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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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Madras HC reserves order on Kudankulam petitions


August 29th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Disposing of a plea against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Madras High Court Wednesday reserved its decision on other petitions filed by G. Sundarrajan for ... Read more...

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Madras High Court reserves order on Kudankulam


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday reserved its decision on a couple of petitions filed against the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks 500 MW to tide over power shortage


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Facing severe power shortage, the Andhra Pradesh government has urged the central government to allocate 500 MW from the central pool to tide over the crisis.Chief ... Read more...

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Atomic power station reactors to generate 340 MW


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) One of the two atomic reactors at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam, belonging to the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd, will start ... Read more...

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Madras Atomic Power Station to restart after shutdown


August 20th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Two reactors of the Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd's (NPCIL) Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) that shut down after a power supply breaker tripped leading to a ... Read more...

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Villagers observe ‘black day’ against N-plant


August 15th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) People in some villages in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district Wednesday observed a 'black day' to protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, an activist said.Villagers in ... Read more...

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Japan’s current account surplus falls


July 9th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 9 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus fell 62.6 percent in May from a year earlier to 215.1 billion yen, according to a report released by the government Monday.The ... Read more...

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‘No radiation from Rajasthan atomic power station’


June 29th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) There was no radioactive leakage into the environment from Rawatbhata's Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit-5 in a minor incident of Tritium uptake which happened there last ... Read more...

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Bhavini, fast-breeder reactor operator, to raise Rs.1,200 crore


June 10th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) India's fast breeder reactor operator, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam (Bhavini), is planning to raise around Rs.1,200 crore, tapping the domestic debt market, for its upcoming ... Read more...

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Top level changes at two atomic power operators (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Top level changes took place Friday at India's two nuclear power operators - Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini)and Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL), ... Read more...

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Top level changes at two atomic power operators


June 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Top level changes took place Friday at India's two nuclear power operators - Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd ... Read more...

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India to launch 16 new nuclear reactors


June 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) will launch 16 reactors at an outlay of Rs.2.3 trillion ($40 billion) during the 12th Plan period (2012-17), ... Read more...

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Nuclear power corporation not affected by rupee depreciation


May 30th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The rupee depreciation will not impact the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) as it has already imported the required quantities of uranium, said a ... 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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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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Panic in Tamil Nadu after Indonesia quake (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Fear gripped Tamil Nadu and a tsunami alert was sounded Wednesday after two powerful earthquakes in Indonesia triggered strong tremors across the state.The quake brought back ... Read more...

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High alert in Tamil Nadu n-plants


April 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) A high alert was sounded at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam and Kalpakkam nuclear plants after the 8.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Sumatra region.Officials at the Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear reactors generate record power


April 4th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) India's 19 nuclear reactors generated a record 32,455 million units (MUs) of power in fiscal 2011-12, posting a robust growth of 23 percent over previous fiscal ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row enabled deliberations on atomic power: Kalam


March 21st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) imbroglio has enabled detailed deliberations on atomic power generation, its viability, safety and other aspects, said former Indian president A.P.J.Abdul ... Read more...

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Radioactive water leaks at Japan nuclear plant


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japan's nuclear safety watchdog Monday said a leakage of about 1.5 tonnes of low-level radioactive water occurred at a plant of Japan Atomic Power Co. in ... Read more...

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Environmental group complains against pro-nuclear power ads


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Even as the Indian nuclear establishment is going flat out to convince the people through advertisements about the safety of atomic power, an environmental group here ... Read more...

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Kudankulam agitators release statement of accounts


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) On the eve of 200th day of their agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear project, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Thursday released a statement ... Read more...

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It’s David vs Goliath at Kudankulam: Anti-nuke activist


February 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is a classic David-Goliath fight between ordinary citizens and the powerful Indian government, the leader of ... Read more...

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German deported, anti-Kudankulam activist cries foul


February 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) A German national was deported from India Tuesday on grounds of raising funds for protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, prompting an anti-nuclear activist ... Read more...

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India reassures Russia about Kudankulam, discusses Afghanistan


February 24th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India has assured Russia about its commitment to the Kudankulam atomic power project and discussed a host of strategic issues, including the situation in ... Read more...

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IAEA team completes inspection of Kudankulam plant


February 21st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) A two-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team completed the annual inspection of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Tuesday, said a senior official of the ... Read more...

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IAEA team inspects Kudankulam plant, protesters announce fast


February 20th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) A two-member team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) carried out a detailed inspection at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) even as the anti-plant protesters ... Read more...

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Expert panel on Kudankulam to meet protestors


February 17th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The four-member expert committee on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), which met here Friday for the first time, will visit Tirunelveli and meet anti-KNPP activists ... Read more...

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Expert panel on Kudankulam to meet Friday


February 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The four-member expert committee to look into safety aspects of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu and address fears of locals about the ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan keen to expand civil nuke ties with India


February 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Kazakhstan is keen to expand civil nuclear ties with India, its envoy here said Wednesday.Ambassador Doulat Kuanyshev said the two strategic partners should look beyond ... Read more...

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Russian nuclear scientists in Kudankulam to be sent elsewhere: Envoy


February 15th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) With work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) stalled due to protests by villagers, the Russian nuclear scientists posted at the project are remaining idle ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Officials expect early resolution


February 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) The four-member expert panel set up to look into the safety aspects of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and the fears of the local people ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu sets up expert committee on Kudankulam


February 9th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday announced a four-member expert committee to look into the safety aspects of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam parties welcome Jayalalithaa’s announcement


February 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) The two parties in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) row -- the central government and the anti-project activists -- Saturday welcomed the Tamil Nadu government's ... Read more...

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