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With atomic regulator’s nod, Kudankulam reactor being fuelled (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Exempting Russians from n-liability unacceptable: CPI


September 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the CPI Wednesday demanded that Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as a whole be subject to the nuclear liability law and ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to defy party, government;go to Kudankulam


September 17th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran Communist and Kerala's leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan is firm on going to Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam Tuesday, defying both his CPI-M's directive and a request ... Read more...

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Another water protest, this time against Kudankulam


September 13th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of people from Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), walked into the sea Thursday to ... Read more...

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Major pre-fuel loading exercise over at Kudankulam


September 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has completed the boron flushing of the first reactor at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a major ... Read more...

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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Kudankulam, villages tense after violent protest (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) About eight villages near Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district are tense following a cane charge by police on hundreds of villagers, including women and children, who were ... Read more...

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Atomic regulatory team inspecting Kudankulam reactor


September 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of officials from the Indian atomic energy regulator was Monday doing the final studies of the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), ... Read more...

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Police crack down on Kudankulam protest, enter Idinthakarai village (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police Monday resorted to a cane charge to disburse thousands of villagers, including women and children, staging protests on the beach at Kudankulam, behind ... Read more...

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Police crack down on protestors at Kudankulam


September 10th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police Monday resorted to a cane charge to disburse thousands of villagers, including women and children, staging protests on the beach at Kudankulam, behind ... Read more...

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Thousands of villagers protest against Kudankulam plant


September 9th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Thousands of villagers, including women and children living near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Sunday made the Kudankulam beach behind the upcoming power plant their ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor may get one year operational licence


September 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator would decide on the duration of the operational license to be given to the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled around Sep 11, protestors to intensify stir


September 7th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) The loading of 163 enriched uranium fuel bundles in the first unit of the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands 1,000 MW power from Kudankulam unit


August 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has reiterated her demand for the entire power generated by the first unit of two 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Iran threaten ties with Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations between the US and Russia may suffer following new, wide-ranging US sanctions introduced against Iran, said a Russian Foreign Ministry official Monday."Washington should ... Read more...

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Say no to more Kudankulam units, Jayalalithaa urged


July 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Anti-nuclear protestors resisting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu have urged Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to oppose addition of two more units ... Read more...

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NPCIL inspection at Kudankulam to end soon


July 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) is hopeful of getting the sectoral regulator's sanction to load fuel in the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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Report sought on psychiatrists’ use to suppress Kudankulam stir


July 10th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the home ministry on the government deciding to use psychiatrists to counsel activists opposing ... Read more...

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Reactor pressure vessel inspected at Kudankulam


June 30th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Saturday commenced the pre-service inspection of the reactor pressure vessel of the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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Removal of dummy fuel assemblies begins at Kudankulam


May 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Working towards commissioning the first unit of the two 1,000- megawatt Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in August, scientists Friday removed one assembly of the dummy ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest: 23,000 surrender voter ID cards


May 9th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Around 23,000 people belonging to nine villages in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu have surrendered their voter identity cards to draw attention to the continued neglect ... Read more...

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No boiler blast at Kudankulam: Nuclear Power Corp.


May 7th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Monday termed as baseless that a boiler had burst at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as work ... Read more...

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Change of guard at Kudankulam N-plant


April 30th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) A series of top level changes due to retirement at India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIl) has resulted in change ... Read more...

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‘India can’t produce 20,000 MW n-energy by 2020


April 4th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) India's ambitious deadline to generate 20,000 MW nuclear energy by 2020 may be delayed by almost a year, a top official said here Wednesday.The Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Indefinite fast withdrawn against Kudankulam plant


March 27th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The nine-day fast against the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was called off Tuesday but protests against the plant will continue, an activist said.M. Pushparayan, convenor ... Read more...

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NPCIL to localise 45 percent components for Kudankulam


March 27th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is planning to localise 45 percent of the components for the third and fourth ... Read more...

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Nuclear Power Corp achieves generation target for 2011-12


March 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Tuesday reached its target of generating 32,000 million units with an average plant load ... Read more...

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Pacts for Kudankulam III and IV almost ready: Russian envoy


March 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to India, Russian Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakain said the agreements for the units III and IV of the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam officials to attend power sector meeting Thursday


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) After a long gap, officials of the Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) will be participating in the power project review meeting called by the Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Fifteen people fast against Kudankulam project


March 20th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Fifteen people have undertaken an indefinite hunger strike at Idinthakarai to press for withdrawal of Tamil Nadu's green signal to the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Green signal for Kudankulam, Rs.500 crore for region (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Doing a U-turn in six months, the Tamil Nadu cabinet Monday gave its green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant and allotted Rs.500 crore for local ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu okays Kudankulam n-plant


March 19th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Monday gave the green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant, with an activist saying that 10 people opposing the project have been arrested.The state ... Read more...

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N-power capacity failed to rise: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 15 (IANS) Even though the generation of nuclear power increased by 33 percent this fiscal, no capacity was added against a target of 2,000 MW, the Economic ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa chairs state cabinet meeting ahead of budget


March 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu cabinet, headed by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, met here Monday and discussed matters relating to various departments ahead of the state budget for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu should act against nuke protestors: Minister


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government should take action against those protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), central Minister of State V. Narayanasamy said Saturday."The state ... Read more...

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