Kudankulam Nuclear Plant

  • Kudankulam nuclear plant second unit to start operation from September 10-01-2014 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) will start generating electricity from September, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday said. "Ninety-five per cent of the work for second unit of the plant has been completed and we should start commercial operation from the unit by...
  • Manmohan, Putin direct officials to resolve Kudankulam's outstanding issues 21-10-2013 10:15 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding several matters, but there was no breakthrough on the Kundankulam nuclear project. Singh, who is in Moscow to attend the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit, stressed the Kudankulam nuclear plant project was an important symbol of...
  • India, Russia very close to clinch Kudankulam n-deal 20-10-2013 07:24 PM

    Moscow: India and Russia are "very close" to clinching a commercial deal on the third and fourth reactors for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu with only the legal vetting of the deal left to be done, said informed sources on Sunday. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived...
  • Kundankulam likely to generate power in a month 28-09-2013 07:18 PM

    Chennai: With fine-tuning of systems still on, power generation at the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is expected to happen in October-end or November, a senior official said on Saturday. "Fine-tuning of systems are on. WE have gone up to 20 per cent/200 MW...
  • Cooperation with India strategic goal, says Russian PM 20-09-2013 03:57 PM

    Russia hopes to develop cooperation with India in all areas, including military, technical and nuclear energy, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. We are interested in developing our cooperation with India in all possible ways and areas, Medvedev told the 15th General Assembly of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear plant to begin commercial operation soon: AEC 18-09-2013 08:54 PM

    The Kudankulam Nuclear power plant is expected to begin commercial operation soon and its second unit is at an advanced stage of commissioning, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Ratan Kumar Sinha said on Wednesday. Addressing the 57th general conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, he said India...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Trial runs completed, production to start soon 06-09-2013 03:41 PM

    Production at the Kudankulam Nuclear Plant is expected to start within 15-20 days as the trials runs have been completed, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said on Friday. "We will start production at the plant within 15-20 days as we have completed the trial run. The power production will slowly start....
  • TN: Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant commissioning postponed 15-05-2013 01:26 AM

    Chennai: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has postponed the expected date of commissioning of the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant to June. With a physical progress completed upto 99.66 per cent, the 1,000 MW first unit is expected to be commissioned in June, NPCIL website said. Earlier,...
  • SC moved to seek halt to Kudankulam plant's commissioning 24-04-2013 04:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court was moved on Tuesday, seeking a direction to the government not to take steps for commissioning the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu till allegations of use of sub-standard equipment and the impact on the reactor and the public safety were probed. The application by...
  • 'Sub-standard equipment used in Kudankulam plant' 23-04-2013 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: An anti-nuclear activist on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from commissioning the Kudankulam nuclear plant alleging that sub-standard equipment have been used in the plant making it unsafe. The petitioner, on whose plea against the plant the apex court has reserved its verdict,...
  • Nuclear waste in Kolar mines? Residents protest 23-11-2012 05:17 PM

    Kolar: Protests have broken out in Karnataka's Kolar district after reports that the government is planning to dump nuclear waste from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant into the defunct gold mines. Residents of Kolar observed a bandh on Friday against the move and backed by the MLAs and MPs. The...
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  • 2011 - an eventful year for Tamil Nadu 30-12-2011 11:51 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu was in the thick of action in 2011, be it the AIADMK's landslide victory in assembly polls, DMK leaders like A Raja and Kanimozhi landing in jail, strain in Congress-DMK ties or the Mullaperiyar Dam and the Kudankulam nuclear plant issues. In the April 13 elections, DMK...
  • Third round of Kudankulam talks end 15-12-2011 06:30 PM

    Chennai: The third round of talks between the central and the state panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu ended on Thursday with the exchange of reports but evoked varying responses from the two sides. While the convenor of the central panel A.E. Muthunayagam...
  • Russia upset with Indian nuclear liability law 08-12-2011 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: The US is not the only country upset over India's Nuclear Liability Law. Even old friend and strategic partner Russia is concerned. Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin has said that the law should not apply to the first two reactors in Kudankulam as the agreement was signed in 1998,...
  • Anti-Kudankulam relay fast enters 50th day 06-12-2011 03:13 PM

    Chennai: The relay fast against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) set up in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu continued for the 50th day on Tuesday, with former naval chief L. Ramdas present at the venue, an activist said. In their third phase of the struggle against the KNPP, villagers in...
  • First Kudankulam reactor may miss deadline 17-11-2011 01:03 PM

    Chennai: With protests bringing work to a standstill, atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's hopes of commissioning the first 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu by the extended deadline of March 2012 may not fructify, an official said. Nor...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant safe, says Kalam 14-11-2011 03:09 PM

    Kolkata: Calling the nuclear plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu "clean and safe", former president and missile scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday said the 2,000-MW plant was essential for "power hungry" India. "I have visited the plant and it is really modern and sophisticated. I am absolutely confident about...
  • Kudankulam: probe into funds for agitators 12-11-2011 08:34 PM

    Chennai: With the agitation against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) continuing for nearly three months, the central government has ordered a probe into the source of the protesters' funds, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters at Tiruchendur, around 600...
  • Kudankulam protesters ask for white paper 12-11-2011 05:23 PM

    Chennai: Citing divergent views on the safety features of the Russian reactors being set up at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, a group protesting the nuclear power project on Saturday reiterated its demand a white paper on it. India's nuclear power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is...
  • Kudankulam row: Talks end, logjam continues 08-11-2011 01:22 PM

    Kudankulam: Logjam continues over the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu after Central and state expert committees met over over its safety concerns. Representatives of protesters say they have given 50 questions raising their concerns to the central committee. Sources said that the meeting between central experts and state govt...
  • Kudankulam: Centre, state experts to meet 08-11-2011 08:21 AM

    Kudankulam: The Central and state expert committees formed to solve the row surrounding the Kudankulam Nuclear plant are expected to meet on Tuesday. This comes a day after former president APJ Abdul Kalam gave assurances about the plant's safety but refused to act as a negotiator. However not even Kalam's...
  • Kalam bats for Kudankulam N-plant 07-11-2011 04:34 PM

    Former president APJ Abdul Kalam has said that the Kudankulam nuclear plant is safe, and is of great necessity to the country. ...
  • Kudankulam protestors reject Kalam's claims 07-11-2011 07:44 AM

    Chennai: A big setback came for the Centre in trying to resolve the Kudankulam nuclear plant crisis as villagers on Sunday refused to accept the endorsement by former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, also known as the father of India's missile programme. Villagers are expected to intensify their agitation against...
  • Kudankulam staff hopeful of resuming work 03-11-2011 03:55 PM

    Chennai: Officials of the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) employed at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu hope to resume normal work soon, said a project official. "With the latest developments at the centre and state level, we are confident of going back...
  • Committee on Kudankulam to be set up shortly: PM 19-10-2011 11:28 PM

    On Board PM's Special Plane: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the committee promised by him to convince stakeholders in the Kudankulam nuclear power project would be set up by Thursday. However, he regretted that his letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on the subject had not...