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Dormant undersea volcano near Kalpakkam atomic plant?


September 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as massive protests have stalled the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, activists have now raised concerns over the safety of another nuclear site in ... 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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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... 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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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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Banned wood found at former legislator’s house


September 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 4 (IANS) Three truckloads of banned red sanders wood worth Rs.3 crore have been seized from a former Manipur legislator's house, police said Tuesday.The logs from the forests ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PM asked to cancel Jaitapur nuclear project


August 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Sunday urged to cancel the contract with French company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitpur in Maharashtra.The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India can develop cheapest nuclear reactor


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India can develop world's cheapest nuclear reactor - of 700 Megawatt (MW) capacity - at a cost of $1,700 per kilowatt, parliament was informed Thursday."India ... 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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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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‘Cold War era tools help track climate change today’


July 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Tracking the impact of climate change today has been made possible by tools developed by nuclear scientists to detect radioactivity in the wake of testing of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors


June 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan announced Saturday it will resume operations at two nuclear reactors, the first to come back online since all the country's plants were shut down ... Read more...

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India to launch 16 new nuclear reactors


June 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) will launch 16 reactors at an outlay of Rs.2.3 trillion ($40 billion) during the 12th Plan period (2012-17), ... Read more...

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Egyptian teen invents spacecraft propulsion system


May 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) A 19-year-old Egyptian university student has invented a futuristic propulsion system for spacecraft.The invention "leapfrogs" NASA research, and uses a hi-tech quantum effect to drive satellites ... Read more...

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Fukushima like accidents to recur


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Nuclear disasters like that of Chernobyl and Fukushima are likely to recur once in 10-20 years, threatening Europe with the world's highest risk of radioactive contamination, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s first super cool bra


May 10th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) A Japanese firm has created the world's first cooling bra which contains refrigerated gel pads.The Triumph design has been modelled on a mini fishbowl and ... 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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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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South Africa to expand local businesses with n-power capacity


April 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said."It is not just about ... 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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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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Russian n-reactor designer held for fraud


April 18th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of Russian nuclear reactor design bureau Gidropress, a subsidiary of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, has been detained on suspicion of an ... Read more...

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Japan may go without n-power


April 16th, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Operations at Japan's all nuclear power plants could be suspended "momentarily" starting May 6, Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano has said."The number of ... Read more...

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Russian found with radioactive car


April 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia's eastern city of Vladivostok has been found with a radioactive car. A court Tuesday ordered him to remove it from the ... 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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Nuclear fuel complex to be set up in Rajasthan’s Kota


March 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The union government plans to set up a nuclear fuel complex in Rajasthan's Kota to supply fuel to nuclear power plants across the country, the ... Read more...

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South Korea to invest $1 bn on energy sector


March 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) South Korea will invest 1.08 trillion won (around $1 billion) on research and development on the energy sector this year to explore fresh resources, the government ... Read more...

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‘China to safely develop n-power’ (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China will "safely and effectively" develop nuclear power, Premier Wen Jiabao has said in a report to the top legislature.In his report submitted to the 5th ... Read more...

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‘Nuclear power safe in China’


March 6th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's existing technology can ensure the safety of the country's nuclear power plants, experts say.The experts belong to the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political ... Read more...

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Deported German dabbled in semi-political protests: Chidambaram (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India Wednesday justified the deportation of a German national for raising funds for the anti-Kundankulam nuclear plant protests in Tamil Nadu, with Home Minister ... Read more...

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Nuclear safety tests in Japan appropriate: IAEA


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 1 (IANS) An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) group has found the safety tests it had overseen at Japan's idled nuclear reactors to be in line with international ... Read more...

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China to bring 3rd generation n-reactors to service in 2013


January 15th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China will bring third generation nuclear reactors to service in 2013, a top Chinese nuclear company official has said.Despite being hindered by the Japan nuclear crisis, ... Read more...

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India to talk to France, US for nuclear reactors


January 11th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) India will hold technical discussions with France and the US for sourcing reactors, said a senior Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) official Wednesday.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Kalpakkam nuclear reactors not affected by cyclone Thane


December 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) It was business as usual at the Kalpakkam atomic power plants, around 80 km from here, even as cyclone Thane lashed the coastal districts affecting normal ... Read more...

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