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Kudankulam safety steps a matter of public interest, says SC


September 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday told the government not to treat as an adversarial litigation the petition seeking implementation of all safety steps before the commissioning ... 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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Protest against Kudankulam n-plant to continue Friday (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:37 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), would continue their 'jal satyagraha' or ... Read more...

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Another water protest, now against Kudankulam n-plant (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 4:14 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), stood in the sea water Thursday ... 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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Situation calm in Kudankulam


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear project, the situation in the Idinthakarai village in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu is calm, said an official ... 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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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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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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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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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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CAG wrong, Atomic Energy Act has more punitive provisions


August 31st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) It is wrong to say that the Atomic Energy Act provides for a fine of just Rs.500 for safety violations by nuclear and radiation facilities, as ... Read more...

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Fukushima ’caused mutant butterflies’ in Japan


August 15th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was recently reported that Fukushima Nuclear plant is affecting the breeding of butterflies. This was a report that was brought about by the scientist located in ... Read more...

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Nuclear power or not? Leaders fight it out (Haryana Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Leaders of all political hues in Haryana are fighting a nuclear war these days. The leaders have gone ballistic with their positioning over the issue ... Read more...

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Russia, Belarus sign $10 bn nuke plant deal


July 18th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia signed a $10 billion contract with Belarus Wednesday to build the former Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant.The agreement was signed in the presence ... Read more...

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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 8:06 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 ... 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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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

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‘Pact with France soon for Jaitapur nuclear plants’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India hopes to seal by the end of the year a pact with France for multiple nuclear energy units at Jaitapur in ... Read more...

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Turkey to build 23 nuclear power units


June 6th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 6 (IANS) Turkey is determined to have its own nuclear power plant and aims to build at least 23 nuclear units by the year 2023, a minister has ... 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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Israeli military admits to cyber-warfare


June 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 4 (IANS) The Israeli military is using cyber-warfare to curb attacks on the country's cyber space and to counter enemies on the net, the authorities say.In a ... Read more...

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South Africa to build big nuclear plant


May 30th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 30 (IANS) South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has stressed the need for replacing coal with other energy sources, particularly nuclear energy. He said the country would build ... Read more...

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Iran to build another n-plant in 2014


May 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will build another nuclear power plant in the country's Bushehr city by early 2014, a top official said.The 1,000 MW project will commence next year, ... Read more...

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Clinton calls for greater debate on FDI, n-cooperation


May 7th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The US wants "greater debate" on the issues of foreign direct investment (FDI) and civil nuclear cooperation, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned till noon


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Wednesday following slogan shouting by some members to demand the carving out of a separate state of ... Read more...

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AICC member takes on PMO over Kaiga plant rehab issue


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Taking on the Prime Minister's Office head on, an All India Congress Committee (AICC) official has demanded that the villagers within the sterilised zone of northern ... Read more...

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Nuclear power key to India’s development: Official


April 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Batting for upcoming nuclear power plants in the country, Principal Scientific Advisor to the union cabinet R. Chidambaram Friday said that nuclear energy will play ... Read more...

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Sarkozy lied about visiting Fukushima


April 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday admitted he did not visit Fukushima during a trip to Japan after the tsunami last March, but had told an ... Read more...

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Foreign firms under scanner after Kudankulam stir


April 12th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government has in a fresh order asked all foreign outfits in India to furnish it with updated details of their workers and nature ... 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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China expands its oldest n-power plant


April 8th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) China's first nuclear power plant has finished an expansion project with a new generator unit in operation, said China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Sunday.The pressurized water ... Read more...

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The dangerous implications of India’s nuclear romance


April 1st, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Efforts are on to squelch the months-long peaceful movement by villagers living in the neighbourhood of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu which has delayed its commissioning. What brought the ... Read more...

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Japan to reopen three towns near Fukushima plant


March 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Around 16,000 people who were evacuated last year after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan will return to their homes Sunday when three ... Read more...

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