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With atomic regulator’s nod, Kudankulam reactor being fuelled (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Atomic regulator’s nod for fuel loading at Kudankulam (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Exempting Russians from n-liability unacceptable: CPI


September 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the CPI Wednesday demanded that Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as a whole be subject to the nuclear liability law and ... Read more...

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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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Kudankulam stir has foreign backing: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Against the backdrop of activists renewing their opposition to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde Monday said the ... Read more...

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Atomic regulatory team inspecting Kudankulam reactor


September 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of officials from the Indian atomic energy regulator was Monday doing the final studies of the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor may get one year operational licence


September 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator would decide on the duration of the operational license to be given to the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled around Sep 11, protestors to intensify stir


September 7th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) The loading of 163 enriched uranium fuel bundles in the first unit of the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will ... 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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Villagers observe ‘black day’ against N-plant


August 15th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) People in some villages in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district Wednesday observed a 'black day' to protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, an activist said.Villagers in ... Read more...

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Emergency safety drill held in Kudankulam


June 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Saturday moved a step towards the commissioning of its first 1,000 megawatt reactor with the conduct of an off-site emergency ... Read more...

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Removal of dummy fuel assemblies begins at Kudankulam


May 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Working towards commissioning the first unit of the two 1,000- megawatt Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in August, scientists Friday removed one assembly of the dummy ... Read more...

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Democratic protests against Kudankulam stifled: Prashant Bhushan


March 31st, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Advocate and Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement member Prashant Bhushan Saturday charged the central government of stifling democratic protests by filing cases against protestors against the ... Read more...

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NPCIL to localise 45 percent components for Kudankulam


March 27th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is planning to localise 45 percent of the components for the third and fourth ... Read more...

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Around 75 percent voting in Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district came to an end Sunday with around 75 percent of the voters ... Read more...

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Polling begins for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll


March 18th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district began amid tight security at 8 a.m. Sunday.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll Sunday


March 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The stage is set for Sunday's by-poll in the Sankarankoil assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray ... Read more...

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Senior cop’s Kudankulam visit sparks speculation


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Speculation prevailed in Kudankulam and Idinthakarai villages of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district Friday as a senior police official arrived to review the security arrangements near the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest leader sends legal notice to PM


February 28th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) After taking on the Indian nuclear establishment, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) coordinator S.P. Udayakumar pitted himself against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sending him ... Read more...

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Kudankulam parties welcome Jayalalithaa’s announcement


February 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) The two parties in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) row -- the central government and the anti-project activists -- Saturday welcomed the Tamil Nadu government's ... Read more...

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Solve Kudankulam row in national interest, urges DMK


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The DMK Friday urged the central and Tamil Nadu governments to find an early solution to the stalled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) coming up in ... Read more...

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Centre, Tamil Nadu should operationalise Kudankulam: MP


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The central and Tamil Nadu governments should cooperate in operationalising the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) that has been hit by protests, S.S. Ramasubbu, the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam deadlock likely to continue


January 30th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) The fourth round of talks at Tirunelveli between the central government's expert panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and the Tamil Nadu government's panel ... Read more...

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Government can inspect books but timing suspect: Kudankulam activist


January 20th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The central government has the right to inspect the accounts of NGOs but the timing and motives were suspect, said an activist protesting the Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Resolve Kudankulam row politically: Kalam to Manmohan


January 14th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resolve the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) row through political and strategic ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters to reiterate demand in talks


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) On the 150th day of the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protests Thursday, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) said it will reiterate its demand ... Read more...

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Kudankulam citizens to appeal to Japan PM against nuclear cooperation


December 28th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) Senior citizens of Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district will be sending an appeal to the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda not to revive ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh winds up two-day Tamil Nadu visit (Roundup)


December 26th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday wound up his two-day Tamil Nadu visit, during which he inaugurated the 125th birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Chennai, Jayalalithaa raises Mullaperiyar (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Raj Bhavan here and submitted a memorandum reiterating her earlier requests ... Read more...

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Kudankulam, Mullaperiyar to dominate PM’s Tamil Nadu visit


December 24th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) The Mullaperiyar Dam row, the stalled Kudankulam project, financial assistance and additional power to the state are some to the issues that are expected to ... Read more...

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Fuel loading in Kudankulam reactor possible by February: Nuclear Corp


December 17th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is confident of loading the real fuel to power the Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... 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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Mixed response as third round of Kudankulam talks ends


December 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The third round of talks between the central and the state panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu ended Thursday ... Read more...

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Central panel to finalise report on Kudankulam n-plant


December 13th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Members of the central government appointed expert committee to allay the fears of villagers agitating against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) are meeting at Kanyakumari ... Read more...

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