Indo US Nuclear Deal

  • Manmohan rates IndoUS nuclear deal as the best moment of his tenure January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called signing of the IndoUS nuclear deal as the best moment of his 10 year long tenure. "My best moment as PM was when we struck a nuclear deal with the US," he said. The PM, however, ducked questions on the lowest moments during his...
  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? September 20, 2013

    A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company Westinghouse, which...
  • Controversy erupts over Indo-US nuke deal ahead of PM's visit to Washington September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company...
  • Nuclear liability law poses challenge to Indo-US N-deal September 13, 2013

    India's nuclear liability law posed a tough challenge for implementing the 'transformational' Indo-US nuclear deal though there is a very strong desire to move forward, Nisha Desai Biswal, President Barack Obama's Indian-American nominee for a key post in South Asia, said. "I think that the 123 agreement was a transformational agreement...
  • 'Nuke EWA between Indian, US companies likely this year' February 27, 2013

    Washington: In what could be termed as an important development in the field of Indo-US nuclear cooperation, a top American official has said an early works agreement between companies of the two countries could be signed this year. Speaking at a Congressional hearing, Assistant Secretary of State for South and...
  • Progress in IndoUS nuclear deal: Krishna June 14, 2012

    Washington: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Thursday said that the MoU inked between a US firm Westinghouse Electric and the Nuclear Power Company of India to install America's first nuclear reactor in Gujarat should end all speculations on the implementation of the 2008 IndoUS civil nuclear deal. Krishna also...
  • India should implement nuclear deal: US January 13, 2012

    Washington: A senior Obama administration official has said that India should ensure the full implementation of the IndiaUS civil nuclear deal and that New Delhi is aware about this but has not done it yet. "The Indians know very well, how we feel about the necessity to get these things done...
  • IndoUS nuke deal had almost collapsed: Rice October 27, 2011

    Washington: The IndoUS nuclear deal had virtually collapsed as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told President George W Bush it was not going to work and the entire administration had given up on it. "I called the President (Bush). 'It isn't going to work. Singh just can't make it happen,' I...
  • US asks India to modify nuclear liability regime September 27, 2011

    New York: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday asked India to ensure that its nuclear liability regime conforms with the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. She made the call in a 40 minute meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session with Indian External...
  • Cashforvote: chargesheet to be filed on Aug 25 August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday told a city court that the probe in the the 2008 cashforvote scam was nearing completion and it would file the chargesheet before it on August 25. The crime branch of Delhi Police told Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal that the probe report, in pursuance...
  • The Last Word: Did Cong use cash to buy trust vote? March 18, 2011

    On The Last Word, Karan Thapar discusses the Wikileaks revelation with N Ram and David Mulford. ...
  • US tried to woo BJP on Ndeal: WikiLeaks March 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The United States Of America had tried to woo the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the cost of the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition on the IndoUS civil nuclear deal issue. According to the latest WikiLeaks cables reported by 'The Hindu' on Friday, Washington was so keen on...
  • Cashforvote revelations tarnish PM's image March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: For Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the latest revelations couldn't have come at a worse time. Already under siege on the 2G scam, the latest Wikileaks revelations that cash was exchanged to win the crucial trust vote in 2008 now raises more troubling questions. Singh is King was...
  • Cashforvote: Govt must resign now, says Oppn March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The scamhit UPA faces another blow as the Opposition parties unite to pull the Government down after the latest Wikileaks cable revelations on cashforvote controversy. "This Government has no authority to continue. They must resign immediately," said Jaitley. The pictures of BJP MPs showing bundles of notes, which they alleged...
  • Nachiketa barred from holding sensitive posts March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has accessed a DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training) circular, which advised against sensitive postings for Nachiketa Kapur. The WikiLeaks cable, accessed by 'The Hindu', said, five days before the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government of Manmohan Singh faced a crucial vote of confidence in the Lok...
  • WikiLeaks: Oppn puts UPA Govt on the mat March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The Opposition cornered the Congressled United Progressive Alliance Government in both houses of Parliament on Thursday over the WikiLeaks cables which claim that the ruling alliance paid some MPs to vote in favour of the trust vote on the IndoUS nuclear deal in July 2008 during its first...
  • WikiLeaks full text: Congress paid bribes for votes March 17, 2011

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  • 2008 cashforvote scam: BJP blamed Amar Singh March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: In 2008 former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's aide Sanjeev Saxena was caught on camera giving money to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP that became part of parliamentary inquiry but it eventually did not indict anyone. The BJP had given the parliamentary panel evidence of Amar Singh...
  • Cong paid MPs to vote for Ndeal: WikiLeaks March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The WikiLeaks India cables have produced some more explosive details. The latest one is on the controversial voting on the 2008 IndoUS civil nuclear deal. WikiLeaks says five days before the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of Manmohan Singh faced a crucial vote of confidence in the Lok...
  • WikiLeaks: US called Karat 'extortionist' December 17, 2010

    London: The US embassy in New Delhi was critical of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and described CPM leader Prakash Karat as an "extortionist" in a cable that discussed the political scenario in November 2007 days before the IndoUS nuclear agreement was to be debated and voted in Parliament. In the...
  • IndoUS Ntrade after India enters CSC: Report October 5, 2010

    Washington: American companies are unlikely to engage in nuclear trade with India till it becomes a signatory to an international convention on nuclear damage that among its provisions puts the onus of compensation on the state in case of an accident, a Congressional report has said. "US firms will likely be...
  • Nuclear liability bill passed in Rajya Sabha August 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Paving the way for India to have nuclear commerce with the world, Parliament on Monday adopted a nuclear liability bill with the government insisting that the compensation package for victims matches that of the US and it was still open to accommodate some suggestions. With BJP on board after...
  • Lok Sabha passes nuclear liability bill August 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Ending months of wrangling between treasury benches and the Opposition, Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill after government dropped the contentious provision of "intent" in case of accidents, adopting a BJP amendment paving the way for nuclear commerce with the world. The Civil Liability...
  • Nbill: time running out for the govt August 23, 2010

    The Opposition is adamant that it would not support the bill unless the contentious clause that limits suppliers' liability is removed. ...
  • Nliability bill: Govt wins BJP's support August 17, 2010

    The BJP has agreed to back the bill after the government agreed to raise the compensation cap from Rs 500 crore to Rs 1500 crore. ...
  • Govt hopes to get nuke bill passed this session August 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The government plans to get the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Bill before Parliament for approval during the ongoing monsoon session, sources told CNNIBN. The contentious bill which is currently in the Standing Committee has been given an extension till August 12. The bill was introduced in Lok Sabha...
  • Somnath agreed to quit, backed out later: CPM July 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Accusing Somnath Chatterjee of making "false assertions" in his forthcoming book in which he launched a scathing attack on General Secretary Prakash Karat, the CPIM on Monday said the former Speaker had agreed to quit over the IndoUS nuclear deal issue but had backed out later. "Somnath Chatterjee...
  • Obama wants to renew Bush era warmth with India May 30, 2010

    Washington: It is rare for the US president to attend a reception for a visiting minister, But to counter a public perception that President Barack Obama is not as warm towards India as his predecessor George Bush was, the White House has made it known that he would attend a...
  • Nuclear liability bill tabled, Oppn walks out May 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The government introduced the contentious civil nuclear liability bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the last day of the current parliament session, amid uproar from opposition benches and a walkout by Left and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs. "It's contrary to articles of the constitution. It's illegal and...
  • USPak nuke deal? US envoy won't comment March 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Unfazed by political opposition in India to the civil nuclear liability bill, the US on Monday said it was "optimistic and positive" about completing the nuclear deal with India but kept quiet on speculation about a similar accord with Pakistan. "I am working full time on implementing the nuclear...