NUCLEAR ENERGY

  • Modi tweets in Russian to welcome Russian President Putin to India on Thursday December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared tweets in Russian to welcome President Vladimir Putin to India on Thursday and said he was delighted to welcome Putin to the country and was looking forward to a productive visit "that will take India-Russia ties to newer heights". "Times have changed, our friendship...
  • Narendra Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nucleararmed country. India has been pushing for an agreement with Japan...
  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water August 27, 2013

    Hirono: Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said it would invite foreign decommissioning experts to advise it on how to deal with highly radioactive water leaking from the site, and Japan signalled it may dip into a $3.6 billion emergency reserve fund to...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier August 3, 2013

    Tokyo: Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting of a task...
  • Nuclear power vital for India's growth: IAEA March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Amidst opposition to nuclear power in the country, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said nuclear energy is vital for India's growth. "Nuclear power can help to improve energy security. For rapidly developing economy such as India, it (nuclear energy) can make a vitally important contribution to...
  • IAEA, Iran end nuclear talks in Tehran, outcome awaited February 14, 2013

    Dubai: The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran ended a day of talks in Tehran on February 13, Iranian media reported, and Press TV state television said results were expected to be announced soon. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had hoped to bridge persistent differences with Iran preventing the Viennabased UN...
  • India, Australia to hold talks on civil Nenergy cooperation January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: India will begin talks for civil nuclear energy cooperation with uraniumrich Australia in March 2013. "We shall be commencing negotiations on a Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement in March 2013," External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in New Delhi on Monday after talks with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Bob...
  • KNPP commissioning put off to new year December 13, 2012

    Chennai: Controversyembroiled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will once again miss the target as the time frame of commissioning of the first unit has now been revised to the new year. Commercial operation of the 1,000 MW first unit, where 99.65 per cent of the physical progress has been completed, is...
  • Protesters threaten to lay siege to Kudankulam plant today December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: With the commissioning of the muchdelayed Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project expected by the end of this month, antinuclear activists are planning to lay siege to the facility on Monday, to press for scrapping the project. Protesters are expected to block the roads leading up to the plant site and...
  • US asks India to consult IAEA on nuclear liability law December 2, 2012

    Washington: To enter the international mainstream civil nuclear commerce, a top US official has said India should consult International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear liability law as a means to ensure the objective. "While we understand that India's law is currently being examined by the courts, we believe that...
  • Nuclear energy only option before country: Ansari October 21, 2012

    Dehradun: Due to limited energy reserves and ever growing pressure on them, nuclear energy is the only option left before the country, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Saturday said. In an interactive session with the students of the Doon School here, on the occasion of the famed institution's 77th...
  • Kudankulam: Protesters to lay siege to sea today October 7, 2012

    Madurai Stepping up their protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), spearheading the stir, would lay siege to the sea at about 500 meters away from the KNPP on Monday. Fishers, farmers, traders and volunteers of various political parties from Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi...
  • Fukushima fallout hits India's nuclear push September 19, 2012

    Kudankulam: On a windwhipped beach on India's southern tip, a small fishing community feels it is falling dangerously on the wrong side of history. While much of the world is turning its back on nuclear energy, the villagers of Kudankulam, in a part of India hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean...
  • India should deprioritise nuclear energy September 1, 2012

    MV Ramana Age: 45 Designation: Researcher in Science and Global Security at Nuclear Futures Laboratory and Program, Princeton University; member of International Panel on Fissile Materials and Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Education: PhD in Physics, Boston University; IITKanpur; postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto and Center for International Studies,...
  • 5300 MW more nuclear power in 12th Plan April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: India plans to add 5,300 MW nuclear power capacity during the 12th Plan period, taking the total contribution of atomic power to 9980 MW to the country's energy basket. This planned capacity addition includes power from two 1,000 MW units at Kudankulam being built by the Nuclear Power...
  • Pak supports peaceful use of Nenergy by Iran: Gilani April 2, 2012

    Beijing: Pakistan supports "peaceful use" of nuclear technology by Iran, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, as he backed enhanced energy and trade ties with Tehran, which is facing international sanctions. Gilani said Pakistan is desirous of enhancing its bilateral relations with Iran, especially in energy and trade. He...
  • Still time for diplomacy with Iran, says Obama March 25, 2012

    Seoul: US President Barack Obama said on Sunday there was still time to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff with the West through diplomacy but that the window for such a solution was closing. Obama reiterated his position on Iran after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on the eve of...
  • 'Significant' nuclear growth seen in India: IAEA March 17, 2012

    Vienna: Global use of nuclear energy could increase by as much as 100 per cent in the next two decades on the back of growth in Asia, even though groundbreakings for new reactors fell last year after the Fukushima disaster, a UN report says. The report by the International Atomic Energy...
  • US calls Iran's nuclear claim 'mere hype' February 16, 2012

    Tehran: Iran flexed its nuclear muscle on Wednesday claiming major advances in its nuclear programme. It displayed its nuclear facilities on Television. Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, maintained that nuclear technology was being used for peaceful purposes and that his country was not making bombs. The US reacted to this dismissing...
  • Nuclear energy will play important role: PM August 21, 2011

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that nuclear energy will play an important role in India's quest for clean and environmentfriendly energy, but stressed on meeting "highest safety standards" in its use. "The availability of safe and affordable energy is an important factor in enabling us to realise our...
  • India signs civil nuclear deal with South Korea July 25, 2011

    Seoul: India on Monday signed a civil nuclear cooperation deal with South Korea, allowing a framework for Korean companies to participate in atomic power plant projects in the country. The agreement was signed after a meeting between President Pratibha Patil with her South Korean counterpart Lee MyungBak. South Korea has become the...
  • Japan's unemployment rate rises to 4.7 per cent May 31, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weakerthanexpected rebound amid sluggish output following the March earthquake and tsunami. The April jobless rate climbed to 4.7 per cent from the March unemployment rate of 4.6 per cent, the...
  • 'France unsure about Pak nuclear deterrent' May 29, 2011

    Islamabad: France, not sure about the safety of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, has decided against supplying nuclear energy technology to it, according to a secret US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. According to a cable dated September 3, 2009 disclosed by whistleblower website and published in Dawn newspaper, French President Nicolas...
  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading March 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said on Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week. Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and no place...
  • Radiation found on Japanese ship entering China March 25, 2011

    Beijing: China has detected what it said were "abnormal" radiation levels on a Japanese merchant ship entering the port at Xiamen in eastern Fujian province, the country's quality and inspection watchdog said on Friday. The report did not say how high the radiation levels were on the ship, which belongs to...
  • Radioactive material may reach US today: report March 18, 2011

    Boston: Small amount of radioactive material, blowing from Japan's damaged nuclear power plants, is expected to reach California on Friday but experts have said the radiation would be "within safe limits" and poses no major risk, according to a media report. Radioactive isotopes are being blown toward North America "high in...
  • IAEA says Japan situation serious but stable March 18, 2011

    Vienna: The situation at Japan's tsunamistricken nuclear plant is "very serious," but at the moment does not appear to be deteriorating, a senior official of the UN atomic agency said on Thursday. As emergency workers frantically worked to regain control of the dangerously overheated nuclear complex, Graham Andrew told reporters "there...
  • Wednesday: Japan stocks rebound more than 6 pc March 16, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's major stock index rebounded about six per cent on Wednesday's opening bell after the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost more than 10 per cent in the previous trading session. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 520.7 points, or 6.05 per cent, to trade at 9,125.85 at 9:15...
  • Japan's nuclear crisis, lessons for India March 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Earthquake, tsunami, and now a possible meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo. The plant comprising six reactors generates 4.7 gigawatts of power. So when this explosion happened the worst was feared. The government said the blast was caused by water vapour in the cooling...
  • World powers pressure Iran over nuclear concerns March 9, 2011

    Vienna: The United States said military aspects to Iran's nuclear work were "increasingly apparent", as the big six world powers urged Tehran on Wednesday to cooperate with the UN atomic watchdog to help resolve such concerns. The major powers said "the door remains open" for dialogue with Iran, but made clear...