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  • India welcomes deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme 24-11-2013 05:39 PM

    India, on Sunday, welcomed the prospect of resolution of issues related to Iran's controversial nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy after Tehran agreed to curb it under a deal with six world power. "India welcomes the prospect of resolving questions related to Iran's nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy," official...
  • 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...
  • Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker: IAEA 17-11-2012 12:36 AM

    Vienna: Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground site after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a UN nuclear report showed on Friday, a move that could increase Western alarm about Tehran's nuclear course. The latest quarterly International Atomic Energy Agency report on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India for diplomatic solution to Iran N-standoff 22-12-2011 05:04 AM

    United Nations: Amid possibility of fresh sanctions by the US and EU against Iran, India has called for a "diplomatic solution" to any international concern over Tehran's nuclear programme, saying doors should be kept open for dialogue and to avoid confrontation. Addressing a United Nations Security Council briefing on Iran,...
  • Indian N-market: US wants levelling playing field 13-12-2011 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has stressed the need for "levelling the playing field" for foreign and domestic companies in the country's civil nuclear industry. During his visit, Burns held wide-ranging talks with Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Monday and also stressed the importance of continuing...
  • Decision on uranium sale to India significant: Aus 05-12-2011 09:01 PM

    Melbourne: Calling the ruling Labor's decision to lift ban on uranium sale to India as "deeply significant", Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith on Monday said it would advance Canberra's interests and benefit its ties with the "emerging super power." Asserting that the global community has come to accept that India...
  • India seeks IAEA help for safety of N-plants 03-12-2011 12:51 AM

    New Delhi: The government has sought assistance from the Operational Safety Review Team of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the safety reviews and audit of its nuclear power plants, said an official release on Friday. According top priority to the issue, the Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday reviewed...
  • 'IAEA resolution not to stop Iran's nuclear programme' 20-11-2011 09:03 AM

    Tehran: Iran will not stop its nuclear programme following the resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Xinhua reported Iranian officials as saying. The IAEA board on Friday adopted a resolution on Iran's disputed nuclear programme, calling for intensified dialogue to find solutions to unresolved issues. While voicing...
  • Iran army tests defences as nuclear tensions rise 20-11-2011 12:11 AM

    Tehran: The Iranian army is conducting a four-day training exercise to test its defences, state TV reported on Saturday, amid rising international tensions over Iran's nuclear programme. Press TV said the war games started on Friday and were taking place over 800,000 square km in the east of the country....
  • IAEA resolution sends unified message to Iran: US 19-11-2011 11:59 AM

    Washington: The United States has said that the IAEA resolution that holds Iran accountable for its failure to cooperate on its nuclear programme sends a strong and unified message to Tehran. "The world has sent a clear and unified message to Tehran that it is deeply troubled by the evidence...
  • UN nuclear watchdog board rebukes defiant Iran 19-11-2011 12:47 AM

    Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog board censured Iran on Friday over mounting suspicions it is trying to develop atomic bombs, but Tehran said the move would only strengthen its determination to press on with sensitive work. "Iran will not bow to pressure," said Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the...
  • 'Iran should clarify outstanding nuclear issues' 18-11-2011 03:59 AM

    Vienna: Iran should clarify outstanding issues concerning some aspects of the country's nuclear programme suspected of involving nuclear weapon-related technologies, said Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). "I ask Iran to engage substantively with the Agency (IAEA) without delay and provide the requested clarifications regarding possible...
  • India finds IAEA report on Iran 'disturbing' 17-11-2011 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: With the IAEA coming out with a damning report against Iran on its atomic programme, India on Thursday said it was a "disturbing" development and made it clear that it did not want a nuclear-armed Iran. "It is disturbing," official sources said while commenting on the UN nuclear...
  • Big power unity on Iran at stake at UN N-meet 16-11-2011 03:58 AM

    Vienna: Western states will try this week to overcome divisions with Russia over a UN nuclear report on Iran, hoping to show big power unity that will pile pressure on Tehran to address growing fears that it wants atomic bombs. But Western diplomats fear they may have to choose between...
  • Iran sanctions have enormous bite: Obama 14-11-2011 10:11 AM

    Kapolei, Hawaii: Defending his efforts to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions, President Barack Obama said on Sunday that economic sanctions against Tehran had "enormous bite" and that he would consult with other nations on additional steps to ensure that Iran does not acquire an atomic weapon. Obama expressed confidence that Russia...
  • 'Iran should answer questions in IAEA report' 12-11-2011 09:48 AM

    Washington: The US is expecting Iran to answer the 'serious' questions raised by the recent IAEA report on Tehran's nuclear programme, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said. Clinton made the remarks on Friday during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Xinhua reported. The International Atomic Energy...
  • IAEA, Iran spar over bomb work allegations 12-11-2011 02:44 AM

    Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog showed letters and satellite images on Friday as part of evidence pointing to military dimensions to Iran's atomic activities, diplomats said, but Tehran's envoy dismissed it as "lousy" intelligence work. Herman Nackaerts, head of nuclear inspections worldwide at the International Atomic Energy Agency, made an...
  • Russia terms IAEA report on Iran 'biased' 10-11-2011 02:29 AM

    Moscow: Russia has lashed out at the IAEA's latest report on Iran, saying it undermines the international effort to defuse tension around the Islamic republic's nuclear programme and holds it guilty without cause. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report does not contain any new data but is "a compilation...
  • Won't retreat from nuclear path: Iran President 09-11-2011 03:32 PM

    Tehran: Iran won't retreat "one iota" from its nuclear program but the world is being misled by claims that it seeks atomic weapons, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday in his first reaction since a UN watchdog report that Tehran is on the brink of developing a warhead. Ahmadinejad...
  • 'Number of N-plants to rise despite Japan disaster' 02-11-2011 11:54 AM

    United Nations: Despite the Fukushima crisis, the number of nuclear reactors in the world will steadily rise in the coming decades, with the most growth happening in countries like India and China who need to meet their growing energy demands, the international atomic watchdog estimates. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
  • IAEA to help decontaminate Japan nuke plant area 05-10-2011 01:12 AM

    Tokyo: A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Japan this week to help with the massive cleanup of areas contaminated by a radiation-leaking nuclear power plant, officials said on Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the 12-member team will help plan and conduct the...