safety aspects

Kudankulam to comply with AERB stipulations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is still in the process of complying with the pre-conditions laid down by the atomic regulator for fuelling ... Read more...

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Major pre-fuel loading exercise over at Kudankulam


September 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has completed the boron flushing of the first reactor at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a major ... Read more...

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Petitions against Kudankulam reactors dismissed by Madras High Court


August 31st, 2012 - 3:13 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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Court frowns on ministers over Kudankulam launch date


August 16th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) With the protest against Kudankulam nuclear power plant entering its second year, the Madras High Court hearing two petitions against the project Thursday came down on ... Read more...

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CPI-M lampoons Trinamool over Trivedi


March 19th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The "drama" of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's resignation shows the Trinamool Congress is not concerned about the railways' safety aspects, the CPI-M said Monday."The drama ... Read more...

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Death on rail tracks can’t be tolerated: Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Making as many as 41 references to safety in his budget speech, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said he would endeavour to eliminate deaths on ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Officials expect early resolution


February 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) The four-member expert panel set up to look into the safety aspects of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and the fears of the local people ... Read more...

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Remove atomic scientist, expand expert panel: Kudankulam activists


February 10th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Activists spearheading the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protests Friday requested the Tamil Nadu government to expand a new four-member panel that will look into the ... 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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14 airports to get new air surveillance technology


February 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 7 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is to introduce a new radar-based air surveillance system at 14 airports across the country for better control of aircraft ... 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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Aborted take-off by Air India Express pilot being probed: DGCA


January 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Friday said it is looking into an incident of aborted take-off involving an Air India Express flight ... Read more...

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Allay people’s fears about Kudankulam first, Jayalalithaa tells PM


December 17th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) Expressing surprise at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on commissioning the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reminded him ... Read more...

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Tamil nadu should act against Kudankulam peotesters: Minister


December 17th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government should act against activists trying to hold up work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) being set up in the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa urges Kerala to abide by Supreme Court order


December 1st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday requested her Kerala counterpart Oommen Chandy to ensure that his government abides by the apex court order allowing the ... Read more...

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Slight tremors in Kerala’s Idukki district


November 26th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki, Nov 26 (IANS) A day after a Kerala minister warned of the threat to the over 100-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam due to an earthquake, slight tremors were experienced early Saturday ... Read more...

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Safety aspects of Shimla, Kullu airports enhanced


November 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) The safety aspects of two Himachal Pradesh airports - at Shimla, a table-top airport located 2,196 metres above sea level, and at Kullu have been enhanced, ... Read more...

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Controversy helped ‘DAM 999′: Director


November 25th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (IANS) Sohan Roy, director of controversial multilingual film DAM 999 that released throughout India but not in Tamil Nadu, is happy because the heat generated has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala wants national parties’ clear stand on Mullaperiyar


November 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (IANS) Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph Friday made a call to all national political parties in the country to clearly state their stand on the ... Read more...

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Regulator identifies 11 ‘unsafe’ airports


November 24th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government Thursday said that it had identified 11 airports which posed a safety risk to flight operations in the country. The safety aspects of ... Read more...

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Water for Tamil Nadu, safety for Kerala: Chandy on Mullaperiyar


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) With more than 20 small earthquakes since June hitting the area where the over century old Mullaperiyar dam is located, Kerala Wednesday made its stand clear ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Aide hopeful Kalam plan will bring peace


November 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) With the centre remaining silent over the 10 point plan suggested by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the development of Kudankulam and surrounding areas ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, centre blow hot, cold as Kudankulam protests resume


October 18th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As anti-nuclear activists Tuesday resumed their protest at Kudankulam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said she doubted New Delhi's intentions, a defensive ... Read more...

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PM seeks Jayalalithaa’s support for Kudankulam, assures highest safety


October 7th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured a multi-party delegation from Tamil Nadu that a high-level committee would be set up to address safety concerns ... Read more...

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PM to Kudankulam team: panel will address concerns


October 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday told a multi-party delegation from Tamil Nadu that a high-level committee would address their concerns on safety of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan to review safety of nuclear power plants following Japan disaster


April 6th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): The Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) has ordered a safety review of the atomic power plants in the country in the wake of radioactivity emission at the stricken Fukushima ... Read more...

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Three die in Uttar Pradesh gas leak, factory owner booked (Second Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 29 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, died and seven others were hospitalised following a gas leak at a chemical factory here, officials said Saturday. A magisterial inquiry ... Read more...

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Three die of gas leak in Uttar Pradesh, enquiry ordered (Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 29 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, died and seven others were hospitalised following a gas leak at a chemical factory here, officials said Saturday. A magisterial inquiry ... Read more...

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Full body scanners as likely to kill you as a terror bomb


November 19th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist's bomb blasting your plane in the sky.The controversial machines that have been brought in at ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu has executed major work at Mullaperiyar: Kerala


November 9th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) An expert committee appointed by the Kerala government Tuesday reported that Tamil Nadu has carried out extensive maintenance work at the ageing Mullaperiyar dam - a bone of ... Read more...

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11 workers electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Three women and eight men, engaged in Uttar Pradesh government-sponsored construction work, were electrocuted and two others injured in the state's Lakhimpur Kheri district Tuesday. Two officials overseeing ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force to fire on Naxals, if attacked


August 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) can fire in self-defence if its helicopters engaged on logistical missions in Maoists infested areas are attacked, according ... Read more...

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‘IAF can fire in self-defence during anti-Maoist operations’


August 12th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the debate rages on the deployment of the armed forces in anti-Maoist operations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been given permission to fire ... Read more...

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Increased security for Kerala’s Mullaperiyar dam


July 26th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) Security would be increased for the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala's Idukki district, specially in the wake of radical Muslim group Popular Front of India (PFI) being probed for ... Read more...

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Foxconn India plant shut down after toxic gas leak (Lead)


July 25th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Mobile phone accessory maker Foxconn India's plant at Sunguvarchatram, around 45 km from here, has been shut down following a gas leak late Friday. The Tamil Nadu government has ... Read more...

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