Nuclear Deal

  • Optimistic about deal with US on nuke programme: Iran Foreign Minister 01-03-2014 02:03 PM

    Iran's Foreign Minister Javed Zarif has said that Iran was disappointed that India cut its oil imports by 40 per cent in 2013 under pressure from the US. In a significant statement, he said that he is optimistic about a deal with the US on Iran's nuclear programme by August...
  • AAP government rakes up cash for votes scam, will challenge Amar Singh's acquittal 05-02-2014 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is all set to challenge the acquittal of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and five others in the cash for votes scam. The government has written to the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recommending the order of a lower Court in cash for votes to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manmohan rates Indo-US nuclear deal as the best moment of his tenure 03-01-2014 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called signing of the Indo-US nuclear deal as the best moment of his 10 year long tenure. "My best moment as PM was when we struck a nuclear deal with the US," he said. The PM, however, ducked questions on the lowest moments during...
  • 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...
  • Nuclear agreement with Iran a historic mistake, says Israel 24-11-2013 03:20 PM

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government denounced world powers' nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday as a "bad deal" to which Israel would not be bound. Yet Israeli officials stopped short of explicitly threatening military action that could further isolate the Jewish state and imperil its alliance with Washington, saying...
  • Iran, six world powers reach deal on Tehran's nuclear program 24-11-2013 12:07 PM

    A historic deal over Iran's nuclear program has been reached following intense talks in Geneva. Foreign Ministers from Iran, US, UK, China, Russia and Europe held negotiations for four days before the agreement was reached. The agreement temporarily halts Iran's nuclear development and lifts some sanctions. ...
  • Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in bid to reach deal 23-11-2013 08:19 AM

    Geneva: US Secretary of State John Kerry will join talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Saturday, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of an elusive breakthrough in the decade-old dispute. The French and British foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and William Hague, were...
  • Iran nuclear talks make some progress, but still differences 22-11-2013 09:33 AM

    Geneva: Iran and six major powers have made some progress toward an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, but both sides said on Thursday they still have significant differences to overcome. Negotiators appeared to downplay anticipation of an imminent breakthrough in the three-day talks...
  • US Senate will wait before moving on Iran sanctions: Aides 12-11-2013 10:38 AM

    US lawmakers will wait for a briefing by Secretary of State John Kerry this week before deciding whether to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Senate aides said on Monday. Kerry is expected to lead the Obama administration's latest effort to prevent imposition of further punitive...
  • India, Australia to hold third round of nuclear talks 07-10-2013 11:49 PM

    New Delhi:India and Australia, under the new dispensation of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, are hoping to hold a third round of talks on nuclear cooperation in December this year, said a top official on Monday. Secretary (East) in the external affairs ministry Ashok K Kantha said Abbott has "made positive...
  • 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...
  • Iran turned down meet with Obama citing complications: US official 25-09-2013 08:48 AM

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautiously embraced overtures from Iran's new President as the basis for a possible nuclear deal, but a failed effort to arrange a simple handshake between the two leaders underscored entrenched distrust that will be hard to overcome. In a speech to the United Nations,...
  • PM to leave for UNGA today, likely to hold talks with Nawaz Sharif 25-09-2013 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will leave for the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared the way for a civilian nuclear deal on Tuesday evening between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)...
  • India set to sign nuclear deal with US company, Opposition cries foul 24-09-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to the US, sources say the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal with an American company, but the question is whether this is coming at a cost. Clearing this deal also means changing the nuclear liability...
  • Joshi accuses the UPA government of "almost mortgaging" Indian interests 21-09-2013 07:20 PM

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, on Saturday, accused the UPA government of "almost mortgaging" Indian interests in the wake of reports of attempts to dilute the nuclear liability clause in contracts proposed with US firms. Nuclear reactors should be established on India's terms but the government seemed to be...
  • Before Manmohan Singh's US trip, India rushes to ready nuclear deal 21-09-2013 08:31 AM

    India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's US nuclear unit...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-09-2013 11:40 PM

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  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? 19-09-2013 11:09 PM

    A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company Westinghouse, which...
  • Controversy erupts over Indo-US nuke deal ahead of PM's visit to Washington 19-09-2013 09:33 PM

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company...
  • News 360: SC to hear all cases related to Muzaffarnagar communal violence pending in Allahabad HC 19-09-2013 09:31 PM

    All cases pertaining to the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar that were pending in the Allahabad High Court have been transferred to the Supreme Court. The Central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will not trample on the UP government's powers on maintaining law and order. ...
  • Govt must not succumb to US pressure on Nuclear-deal, warns Left 19-09-2013 04:20 PM

    Left parties on Thursday warned the government that it would commit an "illegal act" if it tried to dilute the Civil Nuclear Liability Act or signed any agreement for supply of nuclear reactors during the upcoming US visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "If the government wants to succumb to...
  • Nuclear liability law poses challenge to Indo-US N-deal 13-09-2013 05:28 PM

    India's nuclear liability law posed a tough challenge for implementing the 'transformational' Indo-US nuclear deal though there is a very strong desire to move forward, Nisha Desai Biswal, President Barack Obama's Indian-American nominee for a key post in South Asia, said. "I think that the 123 agreement was a transformational...
  • 'India's liability law poses tough challenge to US nuclear deal' 13-09-2013 12:46 PM

    Nisha Desai Biswal, President Barack Obama's Indian-American nominee to be US pointperson for South Asia, believes India's nuclear liability law poses a tough challenge to the implementation of India-US nuclear deal. There is a very strong desire to move forward on this in India, she told the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • There is misinformation about US' surveillance programme: John Kerry 24-06-2013 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry defended US surveillance programme saying there is a tremendous amount of misinformation about PRISM. Kerry held his first strategic dialogue with India on Monday after taking office. "PRISM does not look into individual emails, listen to phone calls or look at contents....
  • US Secretary John Kerry meets Salman Khurshid 24-06-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday. Kerry is in New Delhi for his first strategic dialogue with India after taking office. He is co-chairing a strategic dialogue with Khurshid on various issues including India's relations with Pakistan. Kerry will also...
  • US Secretary John Kerry to hold talks with Salman Khurshid 24-06-2013 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry is in New Delhi for his first strategic dialogue with India after taking office. He is expected to co-chair a strategic dialogue with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday on various issues including India's relations with Pakistan. Kerry will also push...
  • 'India, Japan civil n-deal may happen within 2 years' 29-05-2013 06:50 PM

    Tokyo: Japan on Wednesday indicated that an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India could happen in "shorter than two years", but both sides seemed to tread cautiously in the matter given their respective stands on the contentious issues of Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)....
  • PM in Japan for a 3-day trip to cement bilateral ties 28-05-2013 09:35 AM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...