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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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Mumbai’s urban tunnel to be ready by January 2013


August 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) India's first twin tunnel on an urban transport network is nearing completion, heralding a significant infrastructure addition to the country's commercial capital.The first of the two ... Read more...

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Mobile radiation detection system in police vehicles


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government has decided to install mobile radiation detection systems in some police vehicles in major cities to check unauthorized usage of radioactive materials, parliament ... Read more...

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BARC offers technology to turn sewage into fertiliser


July 28th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) India's premier nuclear research organisation, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), is planning to deploy its technology in treatment of sewage through radiation, and its conversion into ... Read more...

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Nuclear technology will aid people, farms and factories: BARC director (Interview)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India's premier nuclear research organisation, will propagate the societal benefits of nuclear technology in agriculture, health and industry while completing ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks BARC help for uranium problem in water


July 11th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought technical help from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to tackle the growing problem of uranium in ground water, particularly ... Read more...

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Kailash Chandra Purohit to head NPCIL


June 25th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Nuclear scientist and technocrat Kailash Chandra Purohit took over as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) Monday, an ... 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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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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Young nuclear scientist found dead in his Kalpakkam quarters


April 24th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Nuclear scientist Mohammed Mustafa, 24, was found dead in his quarters at Kalpakkam, around 80 km from here, with his wrists slashed Monday evening, police said.Speaking ... Read more...

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Plot to abduct Sachin: Eight-year jail terms for six (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Six Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami terrorists, including three from Pakistan, who plotted to abduct cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly in 2002 were Monday sentenced to ... Read more...

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Nuclear scientist P.K. Iyengar dead (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist P.K. Iyengar, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and a key member of the team which made possible India's first peaceful nuclear explosion ... Read more...

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‘No emission hazard from AMRI radiotherapy instruments’ (Lead)


December 12th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Radiotherapy instruments in the basement of the AMRI hospital, where a blaze killed 93 people, were "badly affected" in the fire but there was no ... Read more...

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Conference on strategic electronics at Hyderabad


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) A three-day conference on "Strategic Electronics: Instrumentation, Control, Communication and Computing" organised by the Indian Nuclear Society (INS) kickstarts here Thursday.R. Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to ... Read more...

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US nuclear safety experts to visit India


November 5th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Amid rising concerns over atomic safety in India in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, a team from US Nuclear Regulatory Commission ... Read more...

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Kakodkar to head railway safety panel


September 16th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Aiming for "zero tolerance" safety standards akin to nuclear power plants and space technology institutions, the Indian Railways Friday set up a high-level committee, headed ... Read more...

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Bhabha Centre officials to advise Bengal’s science panels


September 14th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government will revamp the existing advisory councils for development of science and technology in the state with the inputs from scholars and professors ... Read more...

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Punjab to identify villages having uranium-laced water


July 5th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to conduct a statewide survey to identify villages affected by the problem of uranium content in water, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir ... Read more...

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PM firm on n-energy, directs safety upgrades at n-facilities (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Japan's nuclear plant leak in March, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday signalled India's resolve to scale up atomic energy production ... Read more...

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PM directs safety upgrades at all nuclear facilities (Lead)


June 1st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed India's disaster preparedness and directed government agencies to upgrade safety measures at all nuclear installations in the backdrop ... Read more...

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Adequate security for Bal Thackeray, family: Chavan


May 26th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said Thursday that Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and his family members have been provided adequate security.Chavan's statement comes in ... Read more...

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Political, police circles flummoxed by ‘Rajaram Rege’


May 24th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) "Who is Rajaram Rege, a public relations officer (PRO) in the Shiv Sena?"This is the question perplexing the Sena, Maharashtra's political circles, the police and intelligence ... Read more...

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Former BARC scientist commits suicide


April 29th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) A former scientist with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) allegedly committed suicide at her residence in southcentral Mumbai, police said Friday.Uma Rao, 63, was in ... Read more...

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On Chernobyl anniversary, experts confident about nuclear energy


April 26th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Leading atomic scientists in India Tuesday asserted that nuclear power plants in the country were safe as the world observed the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl ... Read more...

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Don’t believe in radiation rumours: Maharashtra advisory


March 29th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday said that the radiation released from a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant would not have any hazardous consequences in the state and ... Read more...

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No screening of people coming from Japan: Regulator


March 28th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said Monday that it has not insisted on screening people coming from Japan for radioactive contamination in the wake of ... Read more...

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Goa to sign MoU for garbage treatment


March 18th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa wants to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mumbai-based Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to use its technology to solve the state's burgeoning ... Read more...

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India carries radioactive checks at airports after Japan disaster


March 16th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Wednesday started checking travellers and goods from Japan for possible radioactive contamination as the nuclear crisis in the East Asian country escalated following last ... Read more...

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Jaitapur nuclear plant site safe, say scientists


March 14th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The nuclear top brass in the country Monday went into an overdrive to address safety concerns of Indian nuclear installations in the wake of the Japan ... Read more...

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To tackle rising cancer cases, Punjab to test tubewell water


February 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Acting after many cases of cancer and kidney-related disorders were reported due to drinking uranium-contaminated water, the Punjab government Monday gave the nod to test water samples of ... Read more...

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Six terrorists get life term for plot to kidnap Sachin, Sourav (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded life term to six Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terrorists, including three Pakistanis, for plotting to kidnap cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in ... Read more...

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Plot to kidnap Sachin: Six terrorists get life term (Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Six Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terrorists, including three Pakistanis, were Saturday awarded life imprisonment by a Delhi court for plotting to kidnap cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly ... Read more...

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