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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... 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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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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Madras High Court reserves order on Kudankulam


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday reserved its decision on a couple of petitions filed against the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project ... Read more...

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Atomic power station reactors to generate 340 MW


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) One of the two atomic reactors at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam, belonging to the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd, will start ... Read more...

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Police investigate Anzhi terrorism claims


August 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police are investigating reports that a terrorist attack has been planned for a football match between Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg and big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala, ... 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 laments lack of safety in trains


July 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday lamented the "absence of adequate safety measures" in Indian Railways, following the death of about 35 people in an accident involving ... Read more...

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Chinese tightrope walker survives high wire fall


July 9th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hunan, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chinese stuntman Aisikaier Wubulikasimu ought to thank his lucky stars that he survived after a high wire fall, above a gorge.Aisikaier Wubulikasimu was walking 650 feet above ... Read more...

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Take safety measures for incident-free monsoon, Delhiites told


July 8th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Private power supply company BSES Sunday reassured Delhiites of its monsoon readiness and urged its 29 lakh consumers to take appropriate safety measures to prevent ... Read more...

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No NDMA policy on safety drills near nuclear sites, finds RTI plea


July 7th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) India's apex disaster management authority has not framed any policy on training people in safety drills or other such exercises in an area, before commissioning a ... Read more...

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Japan embassy gets bombing threat in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Japanese government has asked its diplomats and citizens living in Pakistan to take extra safety measures following bomb attack threats to its embassy in Islamabad, ... Read more...

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46 die in road accidents across 3 states (Roundup)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai, May 28 (IANS) At least 46 people have been killed and 55 injured in road accidents in three states, once again highlighting the lack of safety measures on ... Read more...

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Harmful for country to give up n-power option: PM (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday asserted that it would be harmful for the country to give up the option of nuclear power as an ... 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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Apex court bans use of black films on car glasses


April 27th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday banned the use of black films of any visible light transmission (VLT) percentage or any other material on the front and ... Read more...

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Actresses can’t be best friends: Sameera Reddy


April 21st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood beauty Sameera Reddy had no clash with Kangna Ranaut on the sets of their forthcoming film "Tezz", but she says no two actresses can be ... Read more...

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Uranium ore mine commissioned in Andhra Pradesh (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in ... Read more...

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Bollywood in action: Death spotlights safety measures


April 14th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) From jumping cars to hanging from a skyscraper to sky diving, stunts in the Indian entertainment industry have come a long way. Stuntman Shailendra Singh ... Read more...

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Record n-energy production in 2011-12


April 4th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), which operates 19 nuclear power reactors in the country, has notched the highest-ever energy generation of 32,455 MU ... 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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Rail budget lacks fund-generation ideas: Left


March 14th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Terming the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi as populist, West Bengal's opposition Left Front Wednesday said that he failed suggest ways to generate ... Read more...

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Resources required to meet objectives: Railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday underlined that enormous resources would be required to meet the objectives of safety, development and modernisation of the Indian Railways."The Indian ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu panel on Kudankalam submits report


February 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government-formed four-member expert committee on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), which had earlier ruled the two Russian reactors safe, submitted its report ... Read more...

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Brazil says loss of station won’t stop Antarctica research


February 28th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will accept the help offered by other South American nations with bases in Antarctica so that it can continue with the scientific studies ... 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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In frozen Leh, road safety drill observed


January 5th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) A road safety week in frozen Leh where temperatures are a bone-chilling low of minus 18 degrees at night, attracted cheerful and obliging crowds!The authorities in ... Read more...

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One unit of Madras Atomic Power Station shut down


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) India's nuclear power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has shut down one of the two units at its Madras Atomic Power Station ... Read more...

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Week after AMRI fire, anger still not doused


December 16th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The fire in the AMRI Hospital which claimed 93 lives has been doused but a week after the incident, anguish over the holocaust rages on ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu house asserts rights over Mullaperiyar Dam


December 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu assembly Thursday unanimously passed a resolution that it would not relinquish its rights over the Mullaperiyar Dam based in Kerala under any circumstances. ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear plants to bolster safety measures


December 11th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator has decided to renew the operational licence of all the 20 atomic power plants in the country on a short term basis ... Read more...

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Senior US official suspended after drunk-driving arrest


December 6th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) The director of the Federal Aviation Administration, Randy Babbitt, was temporarily suspended after being arrested on the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, ... 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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Railway begins probe into Jharkhand train fire


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 23 (IANS) The railways Wednesday began probing the Howrah-Dehradun Express train fire in Jharkhand in which seven people, including two children and an Australian woman, were killed a ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters demand white paper


November 12th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Citing divergent views on the safety features of the Russian reactors being set up at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, a group protesting the nuclear power project ... Read more...

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