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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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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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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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‘Israel will need 100 planes to attack Iran’


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel will need at least 100 fighter planes to strike Iran, a media report said Monday.Israeli forces will also have to fly over 1,000 miles ... Read more...

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Construction begins of two 700 MW n-power reactors


July 18th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), July 18 (IANS) India Monday started construction work on two 700 MW indigenous nuclear power reactors that are estimated to cost Rs.12,000 crore. The reactors are scheduled ... Read more...

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Nuclear plants in India are safe, assures Nuclear Power Corporation


March 14th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 14 (ANI): The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has said that nuclear plants in India are safe but a safety review would be carried following the massive earthquake ... Read more...

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India’s nuclear plants are safe, assure officials


March 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Nuclear plants in India are safe but a safety review would be carried out in light of the massive earthquake in Japan, the establishment has assured ... Read more...

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Iran could develop nuke weapon of ‘mass destruction’ by 2012: UK Defence Secy


February 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has warned that Iran could develop nuclear weapons of mass destruction as early as next year.The Daily Mail quoted Dr Fox as warning ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil new nuclear achievements


January 15th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) Iran will display two new nuclear products with medical applications at the Arak heavy water reactor Saturday, an official said. According to Mehr news agency, the ceremony will ... Read more...

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‘India gaining from N-renaissance in Asia’


October 11th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tani Nadu), Oct 10 (IANS) With over 35 nuclear power reactors under construction across Asia, a nuclear renaissance is sweeping across the continent and India is no exception, said speakers at ... Read more...

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Pakistan speeds up building n-reactor for weapons


October 7th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has quickened the pace of construction of a new nuclear reactor that supports its nuclear weapons programme, a US research institute has said.The Institute for Science and ... Read more...

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Iran rejects IAEA report as politically motivated


September 7th, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 7 (DPA) Iran rejected Monday's report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as politically motivated and partial, ISNA news agency reported. "The IAEA should be more careful and not deviate ... Read more...

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Iran has produced 17 kg of 20 percent enriched uranium: Official


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 23 (IANS) Iran has produced 17 kg of 20 percent enriched uranium and can produce as much as it needs, the head of Iran's atomic energy said Wednesday. "We have made ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia ready to clear skies for Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, June 12(ANI): The Saudi Arabian Government has reportedly conducted several tests to create a clear path for Israeli bombers to carry out any possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.According to ... Read more...

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R.K. Sinha takes over as BARC director


May 19th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Eminent scientist R.K. Sinha Wednesday took over as director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee, an official said. Sinha was director ... Read more...

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Rajasthan atomic plant’s sixth reactor synchronised to grid


March 28th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Rajasthan Atomic Power Project-Unit 6 was synchronized to the Northern Grid early Sunday after authorization from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, an official said. The unit power level ... Read more...

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As fuel supplies resume, India’s nuclear power output up


January 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) India's atomic power generation has gone up 15 percent over the past few months, following the resumption of fuel supplies from abroad after the accord ... Read more...

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India planning major expansion of its nuclear-power capacity


January 5th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that India is planning a major expansion of its nuclear-power capacity.According to a report in Nature News, Srikumar Banerjee, head of the India's Atomic Energy Commission, ... Read more...

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L&T bags Rs.844 cr order from Nuclear Power Corp


December 8th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has bagged a contract worth Rs.844 crore from the state-run Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL), the company ... Read more...

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Canada now eyes India as partner in global nuclear market


December 1st, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Welcoming the nuclear agreement with India, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), the country's top nuclear regulatory body, said Monday it now views India not merely ... Read more...

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Rajasthan nuclear power unit goes critical


November 24th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Unit 5 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, a 220 MW pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR), attained criticality at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan, an official of the Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Kalpakkam atomic power station to resume generation


November 10th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) One unit of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), shut down for annual maintenance late October, is expected to resume operations by the end of this month. Located in ... Read more...

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Rajasthan atomic power station’s second unit resumes operations


September 1st, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) The 200-MW unit 2 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), shut down since July 2007, resumed operations Tuesday after feeder replacements and obtaining required fuel, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Israeli military preparing to blow Iran’s nuclear sites


April 18th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Apr. 18 (ANI): The Israeli military is preparing to launch a massive aerial strike on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government."Israel wants to ... Read more...

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Iran violates IAEA rules with enrichment: UN


February 21st, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 21 (DPA) UN Security Council members said Friday they eventually would have to tackle the new situation with Iran, which has continued its uranium enrichment programme and been found ... Read more...

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Uranium imports must to bridge energy demand: Kakodkar


February 5th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) India needs to import large amounts of uranium to meet its nuclear energy requirements till it fully explores its internal reserves, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairperson Anil Kakodkar ... Read more...

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‘N-deal will help India invest in uranium mining elsewhere’


July 23rd, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kalpakkam, July 23 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government won the parliamentary trust vote over the India-US nuclear deal, a top scientist said here Wednesday that the deal will ... Read more...

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N-deal with US must for Indian economy: Kasturirangan(Interview)


June 26th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, June 26 (IANS) India must finalise the civil nuclear deal with the United States to maintain its reputation as an economic power, says K. Kasturirangan, a renowned space scientist ... Read more...

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Government plans to exploit uranium, thorium reserves


March 14th, 2008 - 12:02 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India has formulated a three-stage nuclear power programme to optimally use its uranium and thorium resources, parliament was informed Thursday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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