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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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Kudankulam safe but fuel loading permission not given: Atomic panel


September 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India's atomic energy regulator Thursday termed the project safe but ... 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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Japan to have new n-regulatory panel


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 11 (IANS) The Japanese cabinet Tuesday decided to have a new nuclear regulatory commission. The decision comes a year and a half after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.The new ... Read more...

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Free cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, demands Kejriwal (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal Monday sought the release of jailed Mumbai cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and slammed the government for suppressing protests over Omkareshwar Dam ... 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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Nuclear fuel to be loaded in Kudankulam plant


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nuclear fuel rods will be loaded into the first reactor of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in the next few days, Alexander Lokshin, first ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to establish warning system for n-disasters


June 30th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Atomic Energy Authority is to set up nuclear disaster early warning system in the naval bases around the island in the wake of increasing ... Read more...

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UN, EU launch project to prevent n-disasters


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) The UN and the European Union have launched a programme in a bid to prevent future biological and nuclear disasters around the world.The Centres for ... Read more...

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6.4 Earthquake hits off Japan’s east coast


June 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sendai, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of a 6.4-magnitude has jolted the sea area off Japan’s east coast. Despite the high magnitude of this seism, which has affected Honshu, the main ... Read more...

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Radioactive waste from Japan shipped to China


June 5th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China has intercepted 1,127 tonnes of waste metals from Japan with excessive gamma radiation that was shipped to the eastern coastal city of Ningbo, customs officials ... Read more...

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Fukushima-contaminated tuna caught off San Diego coast


May 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, May 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered high radioactivity levels in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California. Last year, the huge earthquake in Japan generated a nuclear disaster. ... Read more...

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China to build 30 radiation monitoring stations


May 19th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A province in northwest China will set up more than 30 radiation monitoring stations in the next five years.Gansu province will invest 30 million yuan (around ... Read more...

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South Korea starts building two n-reactors


May 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea started construction work on two nuclear reactors Friday in what President Lee Myung-bak described as a "big milestone" in the country's atomic industry, ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan remembers Chernobyl n-disaster victims


April 27th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bikshkek, April 27 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan Thursday paid tributes to the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, 26 years after the world's worst nuclear disaster.Rallies and requiems were held in major ... Read more...

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Anti-nuke rally to mark Chernobyl’s 26th anniversary


April 26th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Hundreds of people are likely to take part in a three-km long march here Thursday evening to mark the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka concerned over Indian n-plants


April 8th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) Concerned over nuclear power plants located in south India, the Sri Lankan government plans to raise the issue before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).According to ... Read more...

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France waits for India to clarify n-liability framework


April 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In the midst of the run-up to the French presidential elections, France has been in dialogue with India to clarify issues relating to the nuclear ... Read more...

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Nuclear terrorism is for real, says Chinese daily


March 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Compared to potential threats from nuclear states, nuclear terrorism is a more urgent threat, the online edition of China's People's Daily warned Thursday.As the world was ... Read more...

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Japan mourns on quake anniversary (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Sunday marked the first anniversary of the devastating 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which killed almost 15,000 people.The disaster claimed at least 14,919 lives ... Read more...

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‘India has long way to go in nuclear disaster safety’


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Notwithstanding the "enviable" record in handling safety concerns over nuclear plants, India has a long way to go in addressing the problem of nuclear ... Read more...

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Japan’s 2011 current account surplus falls


February 8th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus in 2011 fell 43.9 percent, a record drop since 1985, said the government Wednesday.According to the data released by the finance ministry, ... Read more...

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Fresh radioactive water leakage at Fukushima n-plant


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About two liters of radioactive water leaked from the turbine building of the second reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency ... Read more...

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‘Weak links in security of India’s coastal n-plants’


January 20th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Weak links have been pointed out in the security of nuclear power plants along India's coastline and these are being addressed, a top official ... Read more...

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Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to midnight


January 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riyadh, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists around the world have admitted that the world is more likely to experience cataclysmic disaster now than anytime else in the world. To indicate the threat, ... Read more...

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Indian innovator harnesses sea waves for power


January 10th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) An Indian innovator has come up with a technology that tweaks gravity power to harness sea waves for clean and affordable energy, a source more ... Read more...

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Expert groups to probe Fukushima n-plant disaster again


December 31st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four groups of independent experts will conduct another probe into the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the NHK TV channel said.Four ... Read more...

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Japan PM hints at revival of n-deal talks (Lead) (With images)


December 28th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Nine months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Wednesday indicated the revival of civil nuclear talks with India and hoped ... Read more...

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Inquiry blames Japan n-plant operator for disaster


December 27th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A commission investigating the causes of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has criticised the nuclear power plant's operator as well as the Japanese nuclear safety agency ... Read more...

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Japanese government declares ‘cold shutdown’ at Fukushima nuclear plant


December 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese government on Friday announced it has successfully stabilized the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a state of 'cold shutdown', more than nine months after the ... Read more...

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Barca to pay tribute to Fukushima victims during Club WC


December 10th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 10 (IANS) Spanish soccer giants Barcelona will pay a tribute to the Fukushima nuclear disaster victims during their stay next week in Japan for the Club World Cup.Barca ... Read more...

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US to test its Emergency alert system today


November 9th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US will be testing its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday (the 9th of November 2011). The nationwide test will be the first of its kind in ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Expert panels to meet Tuesday


November 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) The expert committees appointed by the central and Tamil Nadu governments to allay fears of locals about the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tirunelveli district of Tamil ... Read more...

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