Nuclear Scientist

  • Iran blames France, Germany for atom scientist hits July 7, 2012

    Dubai: Iran's spy chief accused German and French intelligence agencies on Friday of involvement in assassinations of its nuclear scientists, sticking to a hard official line as sanctions imposed over its disputed atomic ambitions bite harder. The Islamic Republic has previously accused Israel, the United States and Britain of plotting the...
  • Iran hangs 'Mossad agent' for scientist killing May 15, 2012

    Dubai: Iran has hanged a man it said was an agent for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad whom it convicted of killing one of its nuclear scientists in 2010, Iranian state media reported on Tuesday. Twenty-four year old Majid Jamali Fashi was hanged at Tehran's Evin Prison after being sentenced to death...
  • Pak nuclear scientist A Q Khan to join politics? May 3, 2012

    Lahore: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan has expressed his willingness to contest elections while suggesting the formation of a government of technocrats because politicians have failed to deliver good governance. Khan, 76, made the remarks while addressing students at the Punjab University on Wednesday. Khan has been accused of...
  • Was India AQ Khan's mysterious fourth customer? December 22, 2011

    Washington: A US arms control expert has made the astonishing claim that India may have been the mysterious fourth customer of Pakistan's notorious nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, dubbed father of Islamabad's nuclear bomb. Journalist Joshua Pollack, a US policy wonk who has done work on nuclear proliferation, makes the assertion...
  • Pakistan court declares AQ Khan a free man May 28, 2010

    Lahore: The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program has scored another court victory in his quest to ease restrictions on his movement, though it appears Abdul Qadeer Khan will remain subject to government surveillance. The Lahore High Court ruled on Friday that Khan was a free man and could travel as he...
  • Missing nuclear scientist found dead in Chennai February 26, 2010

    Chennai: S Ananthanarayanan, a Scietific Officer at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research(IGCAR), who had gone missing since February 15, was found dead at a railway track at suburban Guduvancheri on Friday. Police claims it to be a suicide. PTI adds: The body of the 37-year old S Ananthanarayanan was found near...
  • AQ Khan's letter spills Pak's nuclear secrets September 21, 2009

    Tainted Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan has spilled the beans on the army and goverment's role in selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and China. He made those startling disclosures in a letter written to his dutch wife in 2003. ...
  • After nuke proliferation, A Q Khan accused of plagiarism August 27, 2009

    Washington: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan, allegedly involved in proliferating nuclear technology to countries like North Korea and Iran, has now been accused of plagiarism. A Pakistani doctoral student in computer engineering from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University has written a letter to the editor of Pakistan’s popular daily The...
  • Body found, may be of missing nuclear scientist June 13, 2009

    Bangalore: A decomposed body, believed to be that of the missing senior scientific officer of the state-run Kaiga Atomic Power Plant, was recovered from the Kali river near the plant in Karnataka, police said late on Saturday. "The body has been identified by Kaiga officials as that of Loknath Mahalingam," the...
  • IB, CISF join search for missing nuclear scientist June 12, 2009

    Bangalore: Nuclear scientist Lokanath Mahalingam has been missing for five days now and a massive manhunt has been launched for him. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) along with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Karnataka Police are searching for Mahalingam, who works at the Kaiga Atomic Power Station. He went for his...
  • N-scientist's disappearance baffles Karnataka cops June 12, 2009

    Bangalore: The mysterious disappearance of 48-year-old nuclear scientist Lokanathan Mahalingam from near the Kaiga Atomic Power Station has his family, colleagues and the police baffled. Mahalingam went for his morning jog on June 8 and did not return. With his disappearance many questions are being raised like was the nuclear scientist...
  • US offers aid if Pak reins in nuke scientist A Q Khan March 13, 2009

    New Delhi: American lawmakers passed a legislation making US military aid to Pakistan conditional. The aid is based on whether the US gets access to disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan. One of the world's most notorious nuclear technology proliferators, Pakistani scientist A Q Khan, was released from house...
  • Israel involved in killing nuclear scientists: UK media February 18, 2009

    New Delhi: A newspaper report in London claims Israel has been assassinating scientists involved in Iran's nuclear programme. The report in The Telegraph quoted intelligence sources on the case of Ardeshir Hassanpour , a top scientist at the Isfahan uranium plant who was killed by gas poisoning two years ago. The...
  • Pak govt may appeal against AQ Khan's release February 10, 2009

    Islamabad: Bowing to international pressure, the Pakistani government may appeal against the release of AQ Khan, the scientist who mentored the country's nuclear programme and who was accused of running an illegal proliferation network. Quoting government sources, Dawn said on Monday the Islamabad High Court decision last week freeing Khan from...
  • Pak's black-marketeer nuke scientist on Mossad list February 9, 2009

    Islamabad: Days after Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist who black-marketed nuclear secrets was released from house arrest, sources say that Dr A Q Khan could be on a secret hit list of Mossad - Israel's ace spy service. As six of his closest associates are already on that list, it is suspected...
  • Can appeal against AQ Khan's release: Pak minister February 8, 2009

    Munich: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he would look into Islamabad High Court's decision to free controversial nuclear scientist AQ Khan. Qureshi said the government has the right to appeal against the Islamabad High Court judgment. "It is not the executive decision but the judiciary's. We have the...
  • Pakistani nuke scientist A Q Khan finally walks free February 6, 2009

    Islamabad: Five years after publicly confessing to illegally proliferating Pakistan's atomic secrets, being pardoned and then placed under house arrest, AQ Khan, the scientist who mentored the country's nuclear programme, finally walked free Friday after a court in Islamabad said the charges against him could not be substantiated. Chief Justice...
  • AQ Nuke Trail: US acts on 3 firms, 13 individuals January 13, 2009

    Washington: The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 13 individuals and three private companies for their involvement in the clandestine nuclear proliferation network run by A Q Khan, Pakistan's disgraced atomic scientist. "Khan, who is currently under house arrest, led an extensive international network for the proliferation of nuclear equipment...
  • Musharraf made me a scapegoat: Pak N-scientist June 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan says that he was made a scapegoat by President Pervez Musharraf. In a phone interview to CNN, Khan said the Pakistan government knew about his activities and alleged that even the US was aware of what was going on. Khan denied being responsible for...
  • I am innocent: Pak scientist AQ Khan May 30, 2008

    New Delhi: As Musharraf's position looks untenable, Pakistan's detained Nuclear Scientist AQ Khan hopes to seize the opportunity to rehabilitate himself and stand vindicated. Khan is the world's most famous or rather infamous nuclear scientist disgraced for running a worldwide black market in nuclear weapons and technology. But after nearly...
  • Father of Pak's N-programme hopes for release April 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The founding father of Pakistan's atomic weapons program - A Q Khan hopes that he will be released from house arrest by the new government. Speaking in an interview published by a Pakistani newspaper he said he hopes that the new democratic government would lift all restrictions...
  • Restrictions on A Q Khan relaxed: Pak July 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan authorities have reportedly eased restrictions disgraced nuclear scientist on A Q Khan. Khan -- the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb -- has been allowed to meet friends and relatives at his home or elsewhere in Pakistan for some months now. ''Dr Khan meets his friends and talks to...
  • Nuke scientists criticise N-deal December 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Nuclear scientists in India continue their opposition even as US President George Bush is expected to sign the nuke deal into law on Monday evening. They say that there are contradictions in the agreement which need to be resolved. As the White House prepares for a ceremony, where...
  • A Q Khan in new health scare October 29, 2006

    Islamabad: The condition of Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has stabilised after getting treatment for deep vein thrombosis, his wife said on Sunday. Henny Khan said on Saturday her husband's condition had deteriorated after he was diagnosed as suffering from deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot, usually in...
  • A Q Khan discharged after surgery September 17, 2006

    Karachi Former Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has confessed to leaking nuclear weapons technology to North Korea, Iran and Libya, was discharged on Sunday from a hospital after undergoing cancer surgery. Khan, 70, had surgery last week for prostate cancer at the Aga Khan hospital in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city....
  • AQ Khan undergoes successful surgery September 9, 2006

    Karachi (Pakistan): A Q Khan, the father of Pakistan's nuclear programme who confessed to having led a clandestine proliferation network, was on Saturday successfully operated on for prostate cancer at a hospital in Karachi. He was given a clean certificate of health after the surgery at the Aga Khan hospital,...
  • A Q Khan to undergo cancer surgery September 8, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, suffering from prostate cancer, has been admitted to Karachi's Aga Khan University Hospital for surgery with tight security arrangements in place. No time was fixed for surgery and tests were carried out immediately after his admission to hospital on Thursday evening. Media reports...
  • Pak's ailing scientist out of danger September 1, 2006

    Islamabad: Tests conducted on disgraced Pakistan nuclear scientist A Q Khan, who is suffering from prostrate cancer, have found that he is out of danger, officials said. A test carried out at the National Institute of Handicapped on Thursday found that he was apparently out of danger and could recover after...
  • AQ Khan had dull childhood in Bhopal August 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Reviled the world over as the head of a Pakistan-based nuclear proliferation network, A Q Khan is remembered by his schoolmates and friends in his old hometown of Bhopal as an unremarkable student with a penchant for playing gilli-danda. Khan, who was born in a modest family in Bhopal...
  • A Q Khan suffering from cancer August 22, 2006

    Islamabad: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is suffering from prostate cancer, the government said on Tuesday. Tests conducted in August indicated that Khan was suffering from the disease, a Ministry of Information statement said. Khan, a leader in the program that built Pakistan's first nuclear bomb, is believed to be...