NUKE

  • Deal for phase 34 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised January 16, 2014

    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 January 13, 2014

    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 sixmonth deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said on Sunday. In exchange, the Islamic Republic will get a relaxation of the...
  • Signing of IndoUS nuke deal worst moment for country: Left January 4, 2014

    Taking on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for describing the signing of the IndoUS nuclear deal as one of the best moments of his 10year 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 December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a highlevel 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 setting...
  • Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal November 24, 2013

    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 between...
  • North Korea to discuss nuclear talks in Moscow June 30, 2013

    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 rejoin protracted talks over ending its atomic programme. Kim Kyegwan, North Korea's First Deputy Foreign Minister, will meet deputy foreign ministers Vladimir Titov...
  • US warns North Korea against further nuclear test February 16, 2013

    Washington: The White House has warned North Korea about "damaging consequences" if it went ahead with another nuclear test as being reported in the media. "We have warned North Korea about the damaging consequences, or at least I should say, the further isolation that's caused by their failure to live...
  • Tell Iran to respect nonproliferation: France to India February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: France, a key player in the P5+1 talks with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme, on February 15 asked India to "convince" its "close friend" Tehran to enter into serious negotiations and respect international obligations with regard to nuclear nonproliferation. French President Francois Hollande also extended an olive branch...
  • North Korea confirms it has conducted nuclear test February 12, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site Tuesday, state media said, defying UN Security Council orders to shut down atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation. The underground explosion could take North Korea a big step closer to its goal of...
  • Seismic activity in N Korea amidst nuclear test threats February 12, 2013

    Seoul: Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea with an earthquake measuring 4.9 registered by the US Geological Survey. North Korea is not prone to seismic activity and it could possibly indicate that the country has carried out a promised nuclear test. The quake occurred at 11:57 am Korean time...
  • Iran to hold talks with six world powers on nuke programme February 4, 2013

    Tehran: Iran has accepted US offer for talks on its nuke programme on February 25th in Kazakhstan. US Vice President Joe Biden had offered to hold direct negotiations with Tehran. Iran, however, says the West should stop building up pressure on the country. Iranian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi...
  • Images suggest North Korea ready for nuclear test January 26, 2013

    Washington: Recent satellite photos show North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a US research institute said on Friday. The images of the Punggyeri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, reveal that over the past month, roads have...
  • Missiles, rockets used to cover up Ntest preparations: Kalam January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: India had launched a series of missiles, rockets and dropped experimental bombs to divert attention of "snoopers" before conducting the 1998 nuclear tests, APJ Abdul Kalam, considered the father of India's missile programmee, said on Thursday. These wellplanned measures were taken to "divert the attention of snoopers" two days...
  • Focus of protests remains safety concerns: Meenakshi Mahadevan December 12, 2012

    With the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project coming closer, antinuclear activists are upping the ante once again. CNNIBN's senior correspondent Meenakshi Mahadevan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the antinuke protests. Q. Why has the govt(s) both at the center and state not able to gain the confidence...
  • Chennai: Protests against IAEA team's visit October 29, 2012

    Chennai: Antinuclear 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 Centre...
  • US in consultations with India, China on Iran January 7, 2012

    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 regime...
  • Will the Npower industry regain public trust? December 31, 2011

    India is experiencing, for the first time, what many other countries have experienced for years a demonstration of how easy it is for antinuclear 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 in...
  • PIL filed against Nuclear Liability Act October 14, 2011

    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 India...
  • IAEA to help decontaminate Japan nuke plant area October 5, 2011

    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 radiationleaking nuclear power plant, officials said on Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said the 12member team will help plan and conduct the decontamination...
  • Floodwater seeps into US nuke plant building June 28, 2011

    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 that...
  • Worsening security situation in Pak worries India May 23, 2011

    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...
  • Japan ups Ncrisis level to match Chernobyl April 12, 2011

    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 7...
  • Japan PM visits tsunamidevastated village April 2, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the country's tsunamidevastated 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 Rikuzentakata,...
  • Japan nuke workers grapple with radioactive water March 27, 2011

    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 sparked...
  • Japan: radiation contaminates food and milk March 21, 2011

    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 March 19, 2011

    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 the...
  • WikiLeaks: BJP doublespeak on Ndeal exposed March 19, 2011

    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 IndoUS nuclear deal....
  • Japan nuclear health risks low, won't blow abroad March 13, 2011

    Oslo: Health risks from Japan's quakehit 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 the...
  • Jaitapur nuke plant gets environmental clearance November 28, 2010

    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 protection were...
  • Amended Nbill will scare away foreign suppliers August 26, 2010

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