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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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Achuthanandan stopped on way to Kudankulam


September 18th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday left for Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu to protest against the nuclear project but was stopped by police on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Plea to bind Russia under nuclear damage law


September 17th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday seeking a declaration that irrespective of any agreement with the Indian government, Russia would be bound by the nuclear ... Read more...

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Amnesty demands end to police force against Kudankulam protesters


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Amnesty Friday demanded an end to the use of police force against "peaceful protesters" agitating against a nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.Terming ... Read more...

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PMANE leaders ‘abducted’ by fishermen


September 12th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) High drama prevailed at Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village - the hub of the anti-Kudankulam protests - Tuesday night with the leaders of People's Movement Against Nuclear ... Read more...

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End bias against Tamil Nadu: AIADMK


August 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Monday urged the central government to end its "step-motherly attitude" towards Tamil Nadu.In a resolution at a meeting here, the party passed resolutions ... 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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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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Children petition against Kudankulam reactors


August 13th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Around 250 children Monday petitioned the district collector in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu to stop work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the region.The ... 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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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday discussed the contours of a fresh bilateral agreement to further their nuclear trade by setting up two additional units at the ... 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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No NDMA policy on safety drills near nuclear sites, finds RTI plea


July 7th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) India's apex disaster management authority has not framed any policy on training people in safety drills or other such exercises in an area, before commissioning a ... 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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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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Basic rights denied at Kudankulam: Report


June 4th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) The central and Tamil Nadu governments should stop harassing people protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and withdraw cases registered against them, a report ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks Rs.300 crore for housing in Kudankulam


June 4th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged New Delhi to provide Rs.300 crore separately to build basic infrastructure for people living around the ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam project protestors slam safety report


May 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) A 12-page illegible safety evaluation report (SER) for the Rs.14,000 crore two 1,000 MW nuclear power reactorsis a practical joke on the people of India, protestors ... Read more...

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Kudankulam n-plant a step closer to going on stream


May 12th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The first unit of the protest-hit nuclear power project at Kudankulam is about to be commissioned. Officials have initiated the process to remove its dummy ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa writes to PM, demands Kudankulam power


April 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh again, reiterating her demand that the state be allocated the entire 1,000 ... 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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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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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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Kudankulam’s first unit to be ready for fuel loading soon: NPCIL


March 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project's (KNPP) first 1,000 MW unit will be ready for the atomic energy regulator's clearance for fuel loading in two months' time ... 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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Senior cop’s Kudankulam visit sparks speculation


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Speculation prevailed in Kudankulam and Idinthakarai villages of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district Friday as a senior police official arrived to review the security arrangements near the ... 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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PM should clarify Kudankulam remarks, says BJP


February 24th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should clarify his remarks blaming "foreign NGOs" for anti-nuclear plant protests at Kudankulam ... 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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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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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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Tamil Nadu to ask expert panel to study Kudankulam safety


February 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will soon set up an expert committee to examine safety aspects of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and any further action ... Read more...

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Work of central panel on Kudankulam over: Convenor


January 31st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Giving a clean chit to the Indian nuclear establishment and certifying that the Russian reactors in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) are safe to operate, ... Read more...

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Repeal sedition laws: Activists


January 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Activists from various organisations across the country Monday demanded repeal of sedition laws from the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other legislations."It is a sad ... Read more...

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