Koodankulam

  • Fuel loading underway at Koodankulam, 10% work over September 21, 2012

    Madurai: After the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) gave the green signal on Tuesday for fuel-loading in the first 1,000 MW unit of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), scientists started the process in the early hours of Wednesday and have completed 10 per cent of the work by...
  • TN Police accused of entering Idinthakarai church September 20, 2012

    Chennai: Thousands of Christians on Wednesday observed a day-long fast to condemn the alleged desecration of St Lourdes Church in Idinthakarai and urged the government to take action against those involved. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the agitation against the desecration of the church, police excesses in Koodankulam...
  • Kerala claims 500 MW from Koodankulam August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking the tussle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over Koodankulam Atomic Power Plant project to the next level, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has met Union Power Minister Veerappa Moily to demand an increased share from the project for Kerala. Citing that Kerala is going through a severe power...
  • Let's wait for HC verdict: Udayakumar August 6, 2012

    Tirunelveli: A senior official of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) maintained that they planned to load uranium fuel assemblies in Unit 1 of KKNPP this month, but Udayakumar, the coordinator of PMANE (People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy), which is spearheading the protest against the KKNPP, asserted that it would...
  • Pollution board's green light to KKNPP August 2, 2012

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, by a notification dated July 23 this year, has granted its consent to the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), the Board submitted before a division bench comprising Justices P Jyothimani and M Duraiswamy on Wednesday. It had granted consent both under Sec...
  • Koodankulam plant may run by year-end April 27, 2012

    TIRUNELVELI: The second unit of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant  Project (KKNPP) may become operational by year-end, hinted Atomic Energy Commission chairman and Department of Atomic Energy secretary Srikumar Banerjee. Banerjee, who addressed presspersons along with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) managing director S K Jain at the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 26, 2012

    The Army Chief claimed that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear the purchase of sub-standard vehicles for the forces. ...
  • PM, Karunanidhi meet today, dam row on agenda December 26, 2011

    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. The DMDK...
  • Kudankulam, dam to figure in Jaya-PM talks December 24, 2011

    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 Singh...
  • 'Quakes at N-plant sites cannot be ruled out' November 13, 2011

    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 in...
  • Kudankulam: top nuke scientists to meet Jaya November 4, 2011

    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 October 14, 2011

    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 India...
  • Jayalalithaa backs the Kudankulam protests October 13, 2011

    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 Power...
  • Koodankulam row: Delegation to meet PM today October 7, 2011

    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 spearheading...
  • TN N-plant issue: Delegation to meet PM tomorrow October 6, 2011

    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 state...
  • Jaya meets protesters, fast against N-plant ends September 21, 2011

    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 met...
  • State, Centre at loggerheads over TN N-plant September 21, 2011

    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...
  • PM sends emissary to Koodankulam nuclear site September 20, 2011

    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 nuclear...
  • Safety measures at Koodankulam intact: Narayanswamy September 20, 2011

    Prime Minister's emissary MoS Narayanswamy on Tuesday met nuclear plant protestors in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Protest will continue at TN nuclear plant: Medha September 20, 2011

    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 the...
  • PM steps in to resolve Koondankulam N-plant row September 20, 2011

    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 on...
  • Halt Koodankulam N-project: Jaya tells PM September 19, 2011

    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 area...
  • Tamil Nadu nuclear plant row escalates September 14, 2011

    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 September 13, 2011

    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...
  • 10,000 fishermen on fast against N-plant in TN September 13, 2011

    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...