Nuke

  • 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...
  • Iran, world powers reach deal opening nuke program 13-01-2014 09:37 AM

    Tehran: Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting January 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said on Sunday. In exchange, the Islamic Republic will get a relaxation of...
  • Signing of Indo-US nuke deal worst moment for country: Left 04-01-2014 03:41 PM

    Taking on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for describing the signing of the Indo-US nuclear deal as one of the best moments of his 10-year tenure, CPM on Saturday said it was perhaps the "worst" moment for the country. "As far as the country is concerned, that was perhaps the worst...
  • Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environment Ministry's conditional nod 29-12-2013 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod. The decision to recommend green clearance to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) proposal for...
  • Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal 24-11-2013 11:28 AM

    Geneva: Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the Islamic state and the West. Aimed at ending a dangerous standoff, the agreement...
  • North Korea to discuss nuclear talks in Moscow 30-06-2013 02:58 AM

    Moscow: North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will meet senior Russian officials in Moscow next week, state media reported, amid signs of a new push to get Pyongyang to re-join protracted talks over ending its atomic programme. Kim Kye-gwan, North Korea's First Deputy Foreign Minister, will meet deputy foreign ministers Vladimir...
  • 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...
  • US in consultations with India, China on Iran 07-01-2012 09:14 AM

    Washington: The United States is in close consultations with countries like India, China and Russia on implementing sanctions against Iran, a senior US official has said. "We are in close consultation with India, with China, with Russia, with countries around the world, about strengthening their implementation of the international sanctions...
  • Will the N-power industry regain public trust? 31-12-2011 11:29 AM

    India is experiencing, for the first time, what many other countries have experienced for years - a demonstration of how easy it is for anti-nuclear activists to rouse public opinion to fever pitch by playing on the mysteries of the atom and the nature of radiation. Nothing has actually occurred...
  • PIL filed against Nuclear Liability Act 14-10-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The crisis at the Koodankulam nuke plant in Tamil Nadu has escalated as the Centre for Public interest Litigation on Friday filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Nuclear Liability Act. The PIL has sought a reassessment of all nuclear facilities in...
  • 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...
  • Floodwater seeps into US nuke plant building 28-06-2011 02:01 AM

    Blair: Officials say that floodwater seeping into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on the banks of the Missouri River is not a safety risk. Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said on Monday that seepage was expected at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and...
  • Worsening security situation in Pak worries India 23-05-2011 06:47 PM

    Addis Ababa: Pakistan's fast deteriorating security situation has set off strong concerns in India over the danger posed by Islamabad's nuclear arsenal falling into wrong hands. The "real risk" is internal and "who guards the guardian", official sources said in response to a question on the safety of its nuclear...
  • Japan ups N-crisis level to match Chernobyl 12-04-2011 07:55 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulators raised the severity level of the crisis at a stricken nuclear plant on Tuesday to rank it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. An official with the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, speaking on national television, said the rating was being raised from 5 to...
  • Japan PM visits tsunami-devastated village 02-04-2011 09:07 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the country's tsunami-devastated region on Saturday and entered a nuclear exclusion zone to meet workers grappling to end the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. Prime Minister Naoto Kan spoke with refugees living in a makeshift camp in the fishing village of...
  • Japan nuke workers grapple with radioactive water 27-03-2011 09:25 AM

    Sendai: Workers grappled on Sunday with how to remove and store highly radioactive water pooling in three troubled units at a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan that has been leaking radiation making its way into food and water. The discovery of puddles with radiation levels 10,000 times the normal...
  • Japan: radiation contaminates food and milk 21-03-2011 07:48 AM

    The Japanese government has issued an advisory to a village near Fukushima Daiichi plant not to drink tap water, due to elevated levels of radioactive iodine. ...
  • Another quake measuring 6.1 hits north Japan 19-03-2011 04:56 PM

    Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit northern Japan on Saturday, broadcaster NHK said. The epicenter was not far from Japan's stricken nuclear power plant. There was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of injuries or damage, NHK added. Kyodo agency reported that a change in...
  • WikiLeaks: BJP doublespeak on N-deal exposed 19-03-2011 04:36 PM

    Delhi BJP was on Saturday hit by the Wikileaks expose with US diplomatic cables stating that the party leadership had told them that its criticism of the US in public was to score "easy political points" against UPA and when in power, it would not harm the Indo-US nuclear deal....
  • Japan nuclear health risks low, won't blow abroad 13-03-2011 10:29 PM

    Oslo: Health risks from Japan's quake-hit nuclear power reactors seem fairly low and winds are likely to carry any contamination out to the Pacific without threatening other nations, experts say. Tokyo battled to avert a meltdown at three stricken reactors at the Fukushima plant in the worst nuclear accident since...
  • Jaitapur nuke plant gets environmental clearance 28-11-2010 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Environment ministry gave the conditional clearance for the Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra on Sunday. Announcing the decision, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said that the clearance for Jaitapur project comes with 35 conditions and safeguards. Ramesh said economic growth, fuel mix diversification, global diplomacy and environmental...
  • Amended N-bill will scare away foreign suppliers 26-08-2010 09:42 AM

    Many experts say the bill may become an obstacle in realising India's nuclear energy dreams. ...