Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Defective valves found in Kudankulam pre-commissioning tests 20-04-2013 02:14 AM

    Mumbai: India's nuclear regulator ordered replacement of four defective valves of the system that cools the reactor of Kudankulam nuclear power plant after the problem was detected during ongoing pre-commissioning tests. The defect in the components of the four valves--there are thousands of such devices in a nuclear reactor--was found...
  • KNPP commissioning put off to new year 13-12-2012 10:17 AM

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  • Chennai: Vaiko, anti-nuclear activists detained 29-10-2012 03:46 PM

    Chennai: Hundreds of anti-nuclear activists and leaders of different political outfits were detained in Chennai on Monday when they attempted to lay siege to the state secretariat demanding scrapping of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP). MDMK Leader Vaiko, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader and MP Thol Thirumavalavan, pro-Tamil leader P...
  • Many question Jaipal Reddy's portfolio change 29-10-2012 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new team assumed charge on Monday after 22 ministers, including 17 new faces, were sworn in the biggest reshuffle of Council of Ministers on Sunday. The new ministers are expected to give a firm push to the reforms agenda and help counter the government's...
  • Power woes: Tamil Nadu to move SC 27-10-2012 02:37 PM

    Chennai: A day after blaming the Centre for the acute power crisis in the State, Tamil Nadu on Saturday decided to move the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Union Government to reallocate power to be surrendered by Delhi government to it. A resolution to this effect was passed...
  • Power woes in TN, Jaya asks Centre to step in 27-10-2012 09:39 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has been battling power cuts for almost 12 hours every day. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has now sought the Centre's help. Despite the state meeting 13 per cent of power from wind projects in 2011, this year, their capacity has dropped to a mere 150 megawatts. Ramesh Kymal,...
  • Rs 3 cr loss a day due to Kudankulam protest 18-12-2011 08:44 AM

    Chennai: Nuclear Power Corporation of India is losing more than Rs 3 crore a day besides Rs 8 crore a month as establishment cost due to the Kudankulam protests, according to site director of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant M Kashinath Balaji. Talking to reporters after participating in a plenary session...
  • Kudankulam: Massive rally against PM remark 18-12-2011 07:21 AM

    Chennai: The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's reassurance to Russia that the plant will become operational in a few weeks has sparked protests back home. Thousands of people in Tamil Nadu will take out a protest rally on Sunday from Kanyakumari to Radhapuram. However, on his flight back from Russia on...
  • Can't allow Kudankulam plant to remain idle: PM 17-12-2011 11:27 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday assured Tamil Nadu about the safety of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. He also said that the protests over the nuclear plant were over done. The Prime Minister further said that the government could not let the Kudankulam plant sit idle, pointing...
  • Kudankulam a matter of concern: PM 15-12-2011 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the government was taking seriously the concern among people about the safety of nuclear energy as reflected in the protests in Tamil Nadu over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. "The protests in Kudankulam reflect the concern among people about the...
  • Kudankulam: Contract workers detained, released 10-12-2011 12:36 PM

    Kudankulam: The villagers protesting against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant on Saturday detained 10 contract workers hired to work there. However, they were later released. Around hundreds of villagers protested outside the plant alleging that construction work had been resumed at Kudankulam. The villagers have been demanding the closure of...
  • Don't link Fukushima with Kudankulam: Kakodkar 12-11-2011 07:35 PM

    Manipal (Karnataka): former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar on Saturday termed the agitation against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant as "unfortunate". Kakodkar asked the protestors not to link the issue with Fukushima Nuclear disaster in Japan. "To link Kudankulam plant controversy to Fukushima is uncalled for. It was tsunami which...
  • TN: Protests galore expected in Kudankulam 10-11-2011 04:07 AM

    Chennai: Extending support to locals agitating against Kudankulam Nuclear Power project, about 100 anti-nuclear activists will embark on a yatra from Madurai to the site on Thursday. The activists, under the aegis of Chennai Solidarity Group for Kudankulam Struggle would start their journey from Madurai on November 10 and stop...