Kakodkar

  • Scientist Anil Kakodkar speaks at Amity University, stresses on importance of education December 7, 2013

    Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Saturday said education is one of the most important tools for empowerment of people living in urban and rural areas, though in a large country like India there is a problem to reach out to each and everyone. Speaking at Amity university in Noida, Kakodkar said Indians are lacking in...
  • Further hike in surcharge on Railway bookings likely March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Justifying the hike in charges on various counts announced recently, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday hinted at further increase in surcharge on bookings and cancellations for balanced development of the country's largest transporter which has "limited resources". Replying to a debate on the Rail...
  • 'IITs should encourage students to do research' October 28, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Every student should have a choice of concurrent education in all learning domains, said eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar. "Every student should have a choice of concurrent education and training in all learning domains including opportunities to do so across institutions," he said while delivering a lecture on...
  • Anil Kakodkar to get 'Maharashtra Bhushan' award April 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar will be the recipient of the prestigious 'Maharashtra Bhushan' award for 2011-12. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in Mumbai on Thursday. The award, instituted in 1997 by the Maharashtra government to recognise the highly distinguished work and achievements of eminent...
  • Why the Railways are in a mess March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been almost a decade since Railway passenger fares were increased and its finances are in the red. The Indian Railways is the country's 24*7 lifeline, registering 23 million passengers and up to 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic per day. With the Railway finances going from bad...
  • Why the Rail Board is unworthy of trust March 13, 2012

    The Railways are a state within a state with the attitude of a village. Successive railway ministers in the past two decades, most notably Mamata Banerjee and Ram Vilas Paswan, have driven the Railways to rack and ruin. Commentators in the media have excoriated them and rightly so. But the...
  • Sena disrupts Kakodkar's speech over Jaitapur row February 27, 2012

    Pune: Shiv Sena activists on Monday threatened to create a ruckus and disrupt the speech of eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar at the Agarkar Institute in Pune. The party had threatened to disrupt the function if the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission spoke in favour of the Jaitapur project. It...
  • No new trains without focus on safety: Panel March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of Minister Dinesh Trivedi's first Railway Budget on March 14, a high-level panel has advised focus on safety issues, rather than the populist practice of introducing new trains, saying the system was "bereft" of spare capacity. "No new trains should be introduced without adding adequate capacity for...
  • Kakodkar panel to submit rail safety report February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The high-level rail safety review committee headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar will present its report on Friday, which is understood to have favoured separate cadres for diesel and electric locomotive drivers and upgrading tracks. The report, which will be presented just weeks ahead of the...
  • Don't link Fukushima with Kudankulam: Kakodkar November 12, 2011

    Manipal (Karnataka): former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar on Saturday termed the agitation against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant as "unfortunate". Kakodkar asked the protestors not to link the issue with Fukushima Nuclear disaster in Japan. "To link Kudankulam plant controversy to Fukushima is uncalled for. It was tsunami which destroyed Fukushima...
  • Politics over Jaitapur: govt on the defensive March 14, 2011

    Delhi: The Japan quake and the possible nuclear fallout found an echo in the Maharashtra assembly on Monday. The divide over the proposed nuclear power plant in Jaitapur in the state has sharpened forcing the government to call in atomic energy expert Anil Karkodkar to pacify the legislators. The uproar...
  • India needs N-power: ex-AEC chief Kakodkar March 14, 2011

    Mumbai: India's nuclear reactors are safe, claimed former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar while defending the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra. Kakodkar made the claim during an unprecedented PowerPoint presentation for Maharashtra's legislators in Mumbai on Monday. "Other options to generate electricity are not enough for our...
  • HRD Ministry rejects plan for hike in IIT fee January 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry has refused a proposal seeking a four-fold increase in fees of undergraduate courses at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal termed the proposal of huge increase from Rs 50,000 a year to Rs 2.5 lakh a year as a deterrent...
  • Kakodkar lying about nukes, says ex-DRDO scientist December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar's interview to CNN-IBN and his claims about India's nuclear arsenal have led to fresh controversy. Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist K Santhanam has rubbished Kakodkar's claims saying the former Atomic Energy Commission chairman is lying over India's...
  • Use plural, India has thermonuclear bombs: Kakodkar December 14, 2009

    After weeks of doubt, it is time to ask the question: how credible is India's thermonuclear deterrent? That is the key issue Karan Thapar discussed in this week's Devil's Advocate with the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Anil Kakodkar. Karan Thapar: Dr Kakodkar, four leading scientists--Dr K Santhanam,...
  • Pokhran-II was successful says India's N-chief Kakodkar September 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Rubbishing doubts on the efficacy of the hydrogen bomb test in 1998, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar today said scientists have achieved success in building deterrence capability of upto 200 kilotons. "Once again I would like to re-emphasise that the 1998 nuclear tests were fully successful. We had achieved...
  • No abnormal radioactivity around Kalpakkam: Kakodkar August 3, 2009

    Kalpakkam: The Atomic Energy Commission on Sunday dismissed as "absolutely untrue", the media reports of increase in radioactivity level in and around the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research in Kalpakkam. "There are strict regulations in terms of radiation levels as well as the release of the radioactivity. We maintain Environment...
  • India should assume Pak has N-power: Anil Kakodkar February 6, 2009

    Kolkata: India's Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar said that we should assume Pakistan has nuclear power to prepare ourselves. However, he also said that India need not worry about Pakistan constructing nuclear reactors with foreign help as the Indian nuclear reactors are far more advanced than those of Pakistan. He...
  • India will be in nuclear mainstream: Kakodkar October 1, 2008

    Paris: Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has said that says India is not worried about losing out on the reprocessing technology in the nuclear deal with the French. "One has to be practical and the purpose is to enhance the electricity generation. Through nuclear energy means that is our primary...
  • India did not know contents of 'secret' letter: Kakodkar September 4, 2008

    New Delhi: In another twist to the controversy surrounding the “secret letter” of the US State Department linking fuel supplies to India with nuclear testing, Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar cleared the air on India’s side. Kakodkar said on Thursday that the impression that the government knew about the contents...
  • Nuclear deal is not dead, Kakodkar says talks on February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar on Tuesday expressed optimism about clinching an agreement with the IAEA and implementation of the Indo-US nuclear deal. "I always work in a positive way. If everything works out, we will do it," he said when asked whether the talks with the IAEA...
  • UPA ducks Left, pushes N-deal quietly in Vienna September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: With the Left keeping a hawk eye on the developments in Vienna, the UPA Government has adopted a hide-and-seek approach on the nuclear deal, trying to push things in a hush-hush way without making anything official. The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to meet in Vienna on Thursday...
  • Indian team to IAEA goes into silent mode on N-deal September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Amid continuing suspense over the possibility of talks between India and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Vienna-based agency on Tuesday said it has not been approached by India for negotiations on the safeguards agreement during the ongoing meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog. "We are waiting for...
  • A bumpy road ahead for the Indo-US N-deal August 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Left parties want to stop the Indo-US nuclear deal in its tracks but the process to operationalise the deal has already begun. The Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, Anil Kakodkar, and Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran are already liaising with...
  • Nuke deal not the best, but a good one: Centre July 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday tried to hardsell the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement to the political setup in particular and the nation as a whole, saying it will open the way for bilateral cooperation between India and US. Briefing journalists on the nuclear deal, National Security Adviser MK Narayanan,...
  • US official in India to push N-deal June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Amid strong reservation in New Delhi over the issue of reprocessing of spent fuel, US Energy Secretary Samuel W Bodman arrived in Delhi on Tuesday on a three-day visit for discussions with the Indian leaders on taking the Indo-US nuclear deal forward. Just ahead of the bilateral talks...
  • N-deal: Scientists hold 'secret' meet December 15, 2006

    New Delhi: India's top nuclear scientists are holding a conclave at a secret time and venue on Friday to discuss and analyze the enabling US Act on the Indo-US nuclear deal just three days before US President George W Bush is to sign the legislation into law. The meeting, called by...
  • India's tough signal to US on N-deal June 21, 2007

    Mumbai: Ahead of the US Congress meet to work out a legislation for implementing the Indo-US nuclear deal, India on Sunday sent out a firm signal to Washington that it will be 'difficult' to go ahead with multi-billion-dollar business with American nuclear companies if all its concerns were not addressed. "I...