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  • Indian physicist resolved Black Hole paradox much before Hawking 06-02-2014 07:55 AM

    Bangalore: A new paper released late January in which famed British physicist Stephen Hawking contradicts his own theory and says that Black Holes - in the real sense - do not actually exist has startled the world science community. But Abhas Mitra, a theoretical physicist at the Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities 30-01-2014 08:49 AM

    Washington: The US has said that it is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities regarding its nuclear weapons. "The United States is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly," the State Department said...
  • Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal 20-01-2014 10:12 AM

    Tehran: Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitments," state radio reported. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of Iran's atomic department, show how the...
  • Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb: Who is Anil Kapoor's heroine in the film? 30-10-2013 11:29 AM

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Sharma hasn't yet decided on the lead actress for his upcoming film 'Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb', which stars Anil Kapoor. There were reports suggesting that Tabu had been finalised for the project, but Sharma denied this. "Tabu has not been finalised as yet. I have not decided...
  • Bombay HC notice to Centre on Tarapur Nuclear project rehabilitation issue 19-10-2013 06:42 PM

    Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by Tarapur Atomic Power Project, the Bombay High Court on Saturday directed that the Relief and Rehabilitation department of the Union Government be made a respondent. BJP leader and former MP Ram Naik, who has intervened in the matter, argued...
  • India, US sign first commercial agreement under nuclear deal 28-09-2013 10:38 AM

    The landmark India-US civil nuclear stalled over India's 2010 nuclear liability law is finally moving forward with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and the Westinghouse Electric Company signing a preliminary commercial contract. The agreement on the first commercial deal was announced by President Barack Obama himself after...
  • Construction of 7th Rajasthan nuclear-plant begins 25-09-2013 01:19 PM

    Concreting work for turbine building for the seventh unit at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) belonging to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), India's atomic power plant operator, started Wednesday. NPCIL is building two 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) at RAPS at an outlay of around...
  • Lack of mechanism to prevent use of atomic weapons by India-Pak worries US 16-09-2013 07:17 PM

    The absence of any mechanism to prevent the use of atomic weapons by India and Pakistan worries the United States, even as their nuclear arsenals make war unthinkable, a top Pentagon official has said. "Pakistan and India, obviously, have a history of very tense relationships. Both countries possess nuclear weapons,...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years 21-08-2013 11:07 AM

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be...
  • Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges, says outgoing nuclear chief 18-08-2013 12:00 PM

    Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday. The US and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment programme, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and...
  • 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...
  • India, UK to take forward agreement on nuke cooperation 22-06-2013 02:15 AM

    New Delhi: Eyeing deeper cooperation, India and the UK have agreed to take forward consideration of an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation. The two countries had decided in February 2013 during UK Premier David Cameron's visit to start negotiations on a civil nuclear pact to facilitate the entry of British...
  • India may have to wait to join sensitive nuclear export body 21-06-2013 03:46 AM

    Vienna: Some states still appear to be sceptical about letting nuclear-armed India into an influential body regulating sensitive atomic trade, diplomats said on Thursday, suggesting Indian membership may not be imminent. The United States, Britain, France are among countries pushing for allowing India - a growing market for such commerce...
  • Financial sanctions delay North Korea's atom bomb work: UN 15-05-2013 05:06 AM

    United Nations: A combination of increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have not stopped Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program but appear to have significantly delayed it, according to a confidential report by a UN panel of experts seen by Reuters...
  • Intel revamps Atom chips in bid to find mobile footing 07-05-2013 10:18 AM

    California: Intel Corp on Monday unveiled the most extensive overhaul of its Atom mobile processors, with improved performance that the PC chipmaker expects will help it challenge Qualcomm in smartphones and tablets. The new microarchitecture, code-named Silvermont, will be a key building block in upcoming Intel chips for mobile gadgets,...
  • A Boy and His Atom: The tiniest stop-motion movie ever 01-05-2013 04:44 PM

    New York: Scientists have taken the idea of a film short down to new levels. Molecular levels. IBM says it has made the tiniest stop-motion movie ever - a one-minute video of individual carbon monoxide molecules repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a...
  • Kudankulam to begin power production in April 04-04-2013 02:50 AM

    New Delhi: Power production by the first unit of the Kudankulam atomic plant will start in April 2013, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy said on Wednesday. He said that the second unit would start production by October 2013. Narayanasamy told reporters in New Delhi that...
  • Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks 19-12-2012 03:01 AM

    Dubai: Iran will not stop higher-grade uranium enrichment in response to external demands; its top nuclear energy official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling a tough bargaining stance ahead of planned new talks with world powers. The West wants Iran to halt enrichment of uranium to a fissile concentration...
  • IAEA completes safety review of Rajasthan nuclear plant 15-11-2012 03:40 AM

    Mumbai: A team of global nuclear experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday completed a 16-day review of the safety practices at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-units 3 and 4 in Rawatbhata. The team, comprising experts from IAEA, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia and...
  • TN: Work begins on metallic fuel reactor at Kalpakkam 12-11-2012 05:18 PM

    Chennai: Initial steps for the construction of another fast-breeder test reactor powered by metallic fuel at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) complex at Kalpakkam has begun, a senior official said on Monday. "The government had initially sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the 120 MW metallic fuel test reactor...
  • Chennai: Protests against IAEA team's visit 29-10-2012 11:54 AM

    Chennai: Anti-nuclear activists in Chennai on Monday morning laid siege to the state secretariat, demonstrating against the India visit by a team from the international watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Activists showed black flags and banners to decry the atomic inspectors' visit. The inspectors have been invited by the...