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UAE calls for n-weapons free Middle EAst


September 21st, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on all countries in the Middle East to make a positive commitment to contribute to the establishment of a ... Read more...

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India committed to nuclear safety, says AEC chief


September 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) India is committed to nuclear safety and will implement the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) "Action Plan on Nuclear Safety", a top nuclear expert has said.Addressing ... Read more...

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Kudankulam project gets Madras High Court’s green signal (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday gave its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to load the fuel in the first reactor of the ... Read more...

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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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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak. ... 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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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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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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US, Russia missile shield deal in two years


March 29th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama hopes to reach a compromised agreement with Russia on the American missile defence system in Europe next year or in ... Read more...

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Address n-security in coherent manner, says Seoul communique


March 27th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Sustained efforts are required to address the issues of nuclear safety and nuclear security in a coherent manner that will help ensure the safe and ... Read more...

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India’s n-power programme to follow highest safety standards: PM


March 27th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) With India set to expand nuclear energy generation to 62,000 MW by 2032, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday the highest standards of safety and ... Read more...

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Hope for amicable solution to Norwegian kids’ crisis: Indian PM (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday hoped for an "amicable and good" solution to the custody crisis over two Indian children in Norwegian foster care."The ... Read more...

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‘India to stress on n-safety, security interface’


March 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan will stress on the interface between nuclear safety and security at the Nuclear Security Summit here Tuesday to address threats by ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s Obama hug, Gilani handshake at Seoul dinner (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got a big hug from US President Barack Obama, who greeted him with 'Nice to meet you prime minister', at ... Read more...

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Manmohan hopes for amicable solution to Norwegian kids crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday hoped for an "amicable and good" solution to the custody crisis over two Indian children in Norwegian foster care."The welfare ... Read more...

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‘India has very tight system to protect n-assets’


March 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India has a "very tight sytem" in place to protect its nuclear assets and there is no need to augment this with a specialised force, ... Read more...

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Radioactive water leaks at Japan nuclear plant


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japan's nuclear safety watchdog Monday said a leakage of about 1.5 tonnes of low-level radioactive water occurred at a plant of Japan Atomic Power Co. in ... Read more...

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Government to pursue Lokpal bill in budget session


March 12th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government Monday said it will pursue the contentious Lokpal bill in the budget session of parliament which began earlier in the day.The bill was ... Read more...

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Highest priority to safety of nuclear plants: Patil


March 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the country will more than double nuclear power production by 2017 and added that the government accorded the highest ... Read more...

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N-power crucial to China: Expert


March 11th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 11 (IANS) Nuclear power is important to China because of its quest for climate change mitigation, an expert with the environment ministry has said."The Chinese nuclear industry ... Read more...

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China to resume n-plants construction


March 7th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China will resume constructing nuclear power plants that had been halted following an accident last year in Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, a former senior official ... Read more...

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Scientists cite 15 `near-misses’ at US n-plants


February 29th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) carried out 15 special inspections last year spurred by potentially serious incidents at power plants, the Union of Concerned Scientists ... 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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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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Our n-safety record is impeccable, says India


January 17th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Underlining its "impeccable record" in nuclear security, India Tuesday asserted that it keeps "strictest control" over its atomic materials, as the curtains came down ... 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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India, Pakistan exchange n-facilities list (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) India and Pakistan Sunday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations under a two-decade-old pact, a statement said.The exchange of lists comes a week after ... Read more...

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China urges IAEA to ensure global nuclear safety


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 2 (IANS) China has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to further strengthen its leading role in enhancing global nuclear safety and promoting relevant international cooperation.Wang ... Read more...

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$74 bn lost in Fukushima disaster


October 14th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Financial loss from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan has been estimated at $74 billion, the Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Jaitapur plant will get consent: French ambassador


September 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) France is confident that the Jaitapur nuclear plant that has run into trouble because of earthquake concerns will get the green light, says outgoing French ... Read more...

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Tougher security for nuclear facilities needed: UN chief


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an increase in security standards for nuclear energy plants."To adequately safeguard our people, we must have strong ... Read more...

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IAEA endorses action plan for nuclear safety


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 23 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Thursday unanimously agreed to an action plan to help strengthen global nuclear security in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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G4 to meet on UN reforms in New York


September 17th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India, Germany, Brazil and Japan will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York later this month ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss science and technology


September 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India and Britain Friday held discussions to further their cooperation in science and technology.Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar held talks with former British ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourns sine die


September 8th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned sine die Thursday after the monsoon session that began Aug 1, with Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari ... Read more...

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