KNPP

  • India, Russia agree to finalise deal for two more KNPP reactors February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Russia today held wide- ranging talks on nuclear, space, energy and economic cooperation and agreed to finalise the long-pending deal for the third and fourth reactors of Kudankulam power plant soon. Chairing the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IRIGC) meeting in Delhi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Russian...
  • Nuclear fission is progressing smoothly in Kudankulam plant July 14, 2013

    Chennai: The nuclear reactor at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is functioning well after it began nuclear fission process for the first time on Saturday night, a senior official said on Sunday. "Everything is progressing in a normal manner. The reactor is functioning well as per expectations," RS Sundar, site director...
  • Anti-KNPP protests are gimmicks: Russian envoy December 15, 2012

    Chennai: Protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project that have led to delay in its commissioning are 'gimmicks and ames' of those who do not want to see India emerge stronger, Russian ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin has said. He also said Friday night the first KNPP unit...
  • KNPP commissioning put off to new year December 13, 2012

    Chennai: Controversy-embroiled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will once again miss the target as the time frame of commissioning of the first unit has now been revised to the new year. Commercial operation of the 1,000 MW first unit, where 99.65 per cent of the physical progress has been completed, is...
  • Chennai: Vaiko, anti-nuclear activists detained October 29, 2012

    Chennai: Hundreds of anti-nuclear activists and leaders of different political outfits were detained in Chennai on Monday when they attempted to lay siege to the state secretariat demanding scrapping of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP). MDMK Leader Vaiko, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader and MP Thol Thirumavalavan, pro-Tamil leader P Nedumaran...
  • SC notice to Russia on Kudankulam liability exemption October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a PIL challenging the exemption to Russia from any liability under the nuclear liability act in the event of any accident in Unit 1 and 2 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The petition by the Centre...
  • Police searching our houses: Kudankulam protestors September 12, 2012

    Kudankulam: The situation in Kudankulam continues be tense. The villagers have now alleged that the police were carrying out searches at their homes. The villagers allege that the police have destroyed their property while searching their homes. Anti-nuclear movement leader SP Udayakumar may be be arrested on Wednesday even as more...
  • Kudankulam: Udayakumar likely to be arrested today September 12, 2012

    Kudankulam: The situation remains tense in Kudankulam with the police and protestors stationed near the nuclear plant site. Anti-nuclear movement leader SP Udayakumar may be be arrested on Wednesday even as more support comes in from India against corruption. IAC member and social activist Arvind Kejriwal is also likely to...
  • Kudankulam gets fresh order of clearance for wastes August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu pollution control board on Wednesday issued a fresh order of clearance for effluent discharge from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The board has now fixed a maximum of 7 degrees above ambient temperature as compared to 45 degrees earlier. On Friday, the Madras High Court will also...
  • Kudankulam: Prohibitory orders around N-plant August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board granted clearance to load fuel into the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), prohibitory orders were imposed in a 7 km radius around the plant on Saturday. The orders will be in force for two weeks. Kudankulam plant has been at the centre...
  • Jaya seeks Rs 300 crore for housing in Kudankulam June 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday urged New Delhi to provide Rs 300 crore separately to build basic infrastructure for people living around the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), stressing on her government's efforts in ending the anti-plant protests. "It will not be proper for the government...
  • Agnivesh extends support to anti-KNPP stir April 11, 2012

    Kudankulam: Extending support to the agitation against the anti-Kudankulam nuclear power plant, social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday said government has to decide on scrapping the project and protecting people. He claimed that the Archbiship of Thiruvanathapuram Susai Packiam, would visit Kudankulam next week, to extend support to the People's Movement...
  • Indonesia quake: Kudankulam plant not affected April 11, 2012

    Chennai: Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was not affected in the wake of massive earthquake in Indonesia triggering fears of tsunami though the plant is "generally on alert," a top official said on Wednesday. "We received the alert from Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services in Hyderabad...
  • Jaya wants entire power from Kudankulam for TN March 31, 2012

    Chennai: After giving green signal to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday demanded that the entire 2000 MW power to be generated by its two units be given to the state in view of the "severe power shortage." In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Kudankulam: 'Protesters ready for talks' March 26, 2012

    Tirunelveli: Continuing his fast against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, convener of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) SP Udayakumar said on Monday the protesters were "ready" for talks. "We are ready for talks. If we are considered people of this country and if our ahimsa protest is respected, government should...
  • Kudankulam protest leader sends legal notice to PM February 29, 2012

    Chennai: After taking on the Indian nuclear establishment, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) coordinator SP Udayakumar pitted himself against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sending him a legal notice Tuesday following his comments on foreign NGOs funding the anti-Kudankalam stir. In a recent interview to American magazine 'Science', the Prime Minister...
  • Kudankulam: Expert panel to meet today February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A four-member committee set up by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will meet on Friday for the first time. The committee is headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chief MR Srinivasan. Interestingly, the meeting comes two days after the Russian Ambassador to India blamed "vested interests" for protests...
  • NPCIL transfers engineers from Kudankulam January 9, 2012

    Chennai: In order to put into productive use its engineers at the stalled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has started transferring them to other upcoming projects in India, an official said on Monday. "It has been three months since the work at the...