Kudankulam

  • Anti-nuclear activist Udayakumar to contest elections on AAP ticket 25-02-2014 04:12 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar will contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections on a Aam Aadmi Party ticket. Udayakumar said that the AAP will make an official announcement soon. He said he will contest from either Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli or Tuticorin. He told the media that he agreed to fight elections only...
  • SC asks Centre to respond on safety measures at Kudankulam 17-02-2014 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised 16-01-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he said at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuclear project 'almost finalised' 15-01-2014 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said today. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he told reporters at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • 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...
  • Kudankulam plant row: SC asks Centre, AERB to respond to plea 09-12-2013 06:40 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from the Centre and nuclear regulator AERB on a plea against commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu on the ground that its directions on ensuring safety in and around the plant have not been complied with. A bench of justices...
  • TN: Politics over power crisis, common man suffers 03-12-2013 09:09 AM

    Chennai: Long power cuts on a daily basis have become common in Chennai and adjoining areas in Tamil Nadu. As the common man suffers, the issue now assuming the platform on which state parties are playing power politics. The powerful are turning Tamil Nadu's powerless situation into a power struggle....
  • Case against Udayakumar, others over blast near Kudankulam plant 27-11-2013 10:35 AM

    Chennai: The police have filed a case against anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar and others in connection with Tuesday night's explosion at Idinthakarai in Tamil Nadu, near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. Six people were killed and two injured when a country-made bomb exploded on Tuesday night in a coastal village...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant safe: DAE official 26-11-2013 11:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is safe and functioning normally, a senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy said shortly after a country-made bomb exploded near the facility. "The plant is running fine and is safe", the official said when asked about the explosion...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity 29-10-2013 11:49 AM

    The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) on Monday fed the southern power grid with 20 per cent of its rated capacity at an average, stated a report on Tuesday. The 1,000 MW unit, which was re-synchronised with the grid on October 25 night generated 200 MW power...
  • Kudankulam plant unit 1 synchronised with southern power grid 22-10-2013 11:02 AM

    Chennai: The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was on Tuesday synchronised with the southern power grid, marking a major milestone in power generation of the ambitious Indo-Russian nuclear collaboration in Tamil Nadu. "The synchronisation of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was done at 2:45...
  • 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...
  • PM to meet Putin today, Kudankulam agreement unlikely to be signed 21-10-2013 07:47 AM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reached Moscow for his state visit to Russia. His talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will focus on defence, trade and nuclear cooperation. Civil nuclear liability issues though are a sticking point, with government sources saying it's unlikely an agreement will be signed on...
  • 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....
  • Protests over Kudankulam Plant reach Thiruvananthapuram 16-07-2013 02:49 PM

    Protests over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant have reached Thiruvananthapuram after the reactor attained criticality. The fishermen have also gathered to express their solidarity for the protests. ...
  • TN: Kudankulam nuclear power plant to attain criticality by midnight 13-07-2013 08:04 PM

    Tirunelveli: The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will attain criticality by midnight on Saturday, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman SK Sinha announced in Tirunelveli. Talking to newsmen, Sinha, flanked by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Chairman KC Purohit and Executive Director, NPCIL, Nageswara Rao, said four operators were monitoring the "Boron...
  • Kudankulam plant crosses atomic energy board hurdle 11-07-2013 09:30 PM

    Mumbai: The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power plant on Thursday crossed a major hurdle with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granting clearance for the "first approach to criticality" for its 1000MW first unit. "AERB has granted clearance for the first approach to criticality (FAC) of unit 1 of Kudankulam nuclear...
  • 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,...
  • Commissioning of Kudankulam N-plant likely to get delayed 14-05-2013 10:57 PM

    Chennai: India's atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has shifted the commissioning of the first 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) to June 2013. According to NPCIL's website, the first unit, whose physical progress is at 99.66 per cent, will be...
  • 'Kudankulam plant is almost ready to begin functioning' 07-05-2013 11:25 PM

    Chennai: The first unit of the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), is almost ready for beginning the fission process, said a top official of the country's atomic regulator. "As of now, the test reports and the results submitted...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant decision now lies with the regulator 06-05-2013 03:56 PM

    Chennai: With the apex court giving its nod Monday for the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), it is now for the regulatory board to give its sanction to operationalise it, an official said. The ball is now in the court of the Atomic Energy...
  • SC approves commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant 06-05-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given a go ahead to the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The court has observed that the plant has been set up for the welfare and sustainable growth of the people. The apex court verdict came on a plea seeking halt to...
  • SC to decide the fate of Kudankulam nuclear power plant today 06-05-2013 07:21 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, sources confirm that the reactor has been fully loaded and tests are presently underway. The reactor is expected to start functioning sometime in May, but full production of 1,000 megawatts will take between six to eight months...
  • SC to decide fate of Kudankulam n-project on Monday 05-05-2013 11:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to pronounce its verdict on a plea seeking halt to the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant till the implementation of key additional safety measures suggested after an n-accident in Japan. The petitioner, Chennai-based IT professional G Sunderrajan, wants the...
  • 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,...