Koodankulam

  • Why the God-damned NGOs should continue to crow at Koodankulam

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    It would be a euphemism to say that I hate non-governmental organisations. They are generally anti-development, self-righteous, obdurate, ill-liberal, conspiratorial, secretive and even plain deceptive:...

  • PM, Karunanidhi meet today, dam row on agenda 26-12-2011 08:08 AM

    Chennai: On the second day of his visit to Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet DMK chief Karunanidhi on Monday. He met CM Jayalalithaa on Sunday. This is the the Prime Minister's first visit to the southern state after the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK took over the reins in May....
  • Kudankulam, dam to figure in Jaya-PM talks 24-12-2011 04:00 PM

    Chennai: The Mullaperiyar dam row between Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the impasse over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant might figure during the talks Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is expected to have with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit to the state from Sunday. Jayalalithaa is likely to call on...
  • 'Quakes at N-plant sites cannot be ruled out' 13-11-2011 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over the Koodankulam nuclear power project, the National Disaster Management Authority has said safety measures at all atomic plants in the country were in place but admitted earthquakes at these sites cannot be completely ruled out. "Earthquake is a matter of great concern to us, especially...
  • Kudankulam: top nuke scientists to meet Jaya 04-11-2011 12:39 AM

    Chennai: With the standoff over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant issue continuing, top atomic scientists will meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday to discuss ways and means to allay the fears of locals who are insisting on scrapping the project. Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee and...
  • PIL filed against Nuclear Liability Act 14-10-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The crisis at the Koodankulam nuke plant in Tamil Nadu has escalated as the Centre for Public interest Litigation on Friday filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Nuclear Liability Act. The PIL has sought a reassessment of all nuclear facilities in...
  • Jayalalithaa backs the Kudankulam protests 13-10-2011 03:10 PM

    Tuticorin (TN): A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told her that the stir against Koodankulam nuclear power project would hit the state's development, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said her government would respect the sentiments of locals on the controversial project. "As for as Koodankulam Nuclear...
  • Koodankulam row: Delegation to meet PM today 07-10-2011 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: A delegation of both the Tamil Nadu Government and activists opposed to the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue on Friday. The delegation would submit separate memoranda to Singh, indicating the differences between the state government and the anti-nuclear activists...
  • TN N-plant issue: Delegation to meet PM tomorrow 06-10-2011 07:19 PM

    Chennai: Carrying different views on the controversial Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project, a delegation of Tamil Nadu Government and activists opposed to the plant will discuss the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Friday. The delegation would submit separate memoranda to Singh, indicating the differences between the...
  • Jaya meets protesters, fast against N-plant ends 21-09-2011 12:03 PM

    Chennai: Protests against the Koodankulam nuclear power project came to an end on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa assured the villagers that all steps were being taken to ensure the safety of the people. The villagers called off their protest fast following Jayalalithaa's assurance. The protestors...
  • State, Centre at loggerheads over TN N-plant 21-09-2011 07:27 AM

    Chennai: The peaceful but powerful protest against the nuclear plant in Koodankulam is building especially since the Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has backed it. But on Tuesday the Central Government's envoy Minister of State V Narayanaswamy tried to assuage people's concerns as he visited the area. Narayanaswamy said,...
  • PM sends emissary to Koodankulam nuclear site 20-09-2011 11:04 PM

    New Delhi: The fast in Koodankulam protesting the building of new nuclear reactors in the area entered its tenth day on Tuesday. The Prime Minister sent an emissary hoping to keep the peace. Whether at Jaitapur in Maharashtra not long ago, or Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu now, public anger against...
  • Safety measures at Koodankulam intact: Narayanswamy 20-09-2011 06:43 PM

    Prime Minister's emissary MoS Narayanswamy on Tuesday met nuclear plant protestors in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Protest will continue at TN nuclear plant: Medha 20-09-2011 05:21 PM

    Chennai: Pledging her support to the ongoing agitation against the Koodankulam nuclear project, social activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday said the protesting villagers have decided to continue their 10-day old fast till the state cabinet passed a resolution for stopping work on the project. "The villagers (living in and around...
  • PM steps in to resolve Koondankulam N-plant row 20-09-2011 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeking a halt on Koodankulam nuclear power project in the face of rising protests against it, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday stepped in to resolve the row by sending Minister of State V Narayanasamy to the state. Narayanasamy arrived in Chennai...
  • Halt Koodankulam N-project: Jaya tells PM 19-09-2011 03:15 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that work on the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project be halted till the fears of the people in the area are allayed, accusing the Centre of "abdicating" its responsibilities. With the fast by over 100 locals in the...
  • Tamil Nadu nuclear plant row escalates 14-09-2011 07:42 AM

    Koodankulam: The Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu was advertised as the answer to crippling power shortages. But villagers from three districts in the State, fearing a nuclear meltdown, are on an indefinite strike with about a 100 on a hunger strike since Monday. Their one demand - completely...
  • TN:10,000 fishermen on fast against nuke plant 13-09-2011 08:15 AM

    Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu: Around 10,000 fishermen staged a day-long fast protesting against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) being set up in the district under Indo-Russian collaboration. MDMK leader Vaiko threw his weight behind the protest and addressed the protesters at Ininthakarai, about five km from Koodankulam in the district,...
  • 10,000 fishermen on fast against N-plant in TN 13-09-2011 02:33 AM

    Tirunelveli: Around 10,000 fishermen staged a day-long fast protesting against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) being set up in the district under Indo-Russian collaboration as the agitation continued to draw a large number of people for the second day on Monday. MDMK leader Vaiko threw his weight behind the...