Uranium

  • Iran needs 19 times more centrifuges than US wants: Khamenei July 8, 2014

    Tehran: Iran will need 19 times more nuclear centrifuges than Washington is seeking to restrict it to in a long-term deal with major powers, its supreme leader said on Tuesday. "Their aim is that we accept a capacity of 10,000 separative work units, which is equivalent to 10,000 centrifuges of the...
  • India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan. The revelation highlights the lack of nuclear safeguards on India under new Prime...
  • Dumper engaged in government enterprise set ablaze by Maoists May 7, 2014

    A dumper engaged in a government enterprise was set ablaze by Maoists at Musaboni in East Singhbum district late last night, police said on Wednesday. Over a dozen Maoists arrived at the Bakra pool area and torched the dumper belonging to the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), the police said. The...
  • Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal January 20, 2014

    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 government...
  • Expect a headway in Uranium sale soon: Australian Foreign Minister November 18, 2013

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her ongoing trip to India met External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid and discussed Nuclear agreements and economic ties along with the ongoing negotiations on uranium sale which seem to be unending. However, she said that there is commitment to sell uranium to India and...
  • Iran expands nuclear capacity, delays sensitive reactor: IAEA August 29, 2013

    Iran plans to test about 1,000 advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges it has completed installing, a UN nuclear report showed, a move likely to worry Western capitals hoping for a change of course under the country's new president. The UN atomic agency's quarterly report - the first since relative moderate Hassan Rouhani...
  • Uranium deposits discovered in East Singhbhum district July 27, 2013

    Deposits of uranium were recently discovered at a place between Jadugora and Narwapahar mine areas in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, an official of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) said on Friday. "We have recently detected rich deposits of uranium between our existing uranium mines at Jadugora and Narwapahar, (about 15...
  • Uranium deposits discovered in East Singhbhum district July 26, 2013

    Deposits of uranium were recently discovered at a place between Jadugora and Narwapahar mine areas in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, an official of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) said on Friday. "We have recently detected rich deposits of uranium between our existing uranium mines at Jadugora and Narwapahar, (about 15...
  • Uranium sale to India on expected lines: Australian PM June 3, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday said that the progress on uranium sale to India was moving on expected lines and discussions were underway between the two sides to put a safeguards agreement in place. "The progress is as we expected it. The main thing was to get away...
  • Iran announces uranium mining after nuclear talks fail April 10, 2013

    Dubai: Iran said on Tuesday operations had begun at two uranium mines and a milling plant and that Western opposition would not slow its nuclear work, days after talks with world powers made no breakthrough. Marking its annual National Nuclear Technology Day, Iran also said it would continue to need higher-grade...
  • North Korea to restart work at closed nuclear reactor April 3, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea will restart all nuclear facilities including its shuttered Yongbyon nuclear reactor, its official KCNA news service said on Tuesday. It will rebuild and restart nuclear facilities including its mothballed uranium enrichment facility and the 5 MW Yongbyon reactor which it closed in 2007, KCNA quoted a spokesman at...
  • Iran announces uranium discovery days before nuclear talks February 23, 2013

    Dubai: Iran said it has found significant new deposits of raw uranium to feed its nuclear programme and has identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations, just days before talks with the US and its allies over its disputed atomic programme. The Iran Atomic Energy Organisation report cited by...
  • Canada to allow civil nuclear trade with India November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Canadian firms will soon be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades following an agreement between the two countries, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. It will end a penalty Canada imposed in 1976 after India secretly...
  • Uranium sale to India won't start quickly: Gillard October 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Nearly a year after it reversed its policy of not supplying uranium to India, Australian government has, however, said the sale will not start quickly and even a safeguard agreement is likely to take one or two years. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is on a three-day visit...
  • Iran says ready for nuclear flexibility October 14, 2012

    Tehran: Iran is ready to show flexibility at nuclear talks to ease Western concerns over its contentious nuclear program, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, as tensions rise in the standoff between the Islamic Republic, Israel and the West. The remarks by Ramin Mehmanparast, published by the official IRNA news...
  • Iran would need 2-4 months to amass N-bomb: Report October 9, 2012

    Vienna: Iran would currently need at least two to four months to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one nuclear bomb, and additional time to make the device itself, a US security institute said on Monday. Estimates of how quickly Iran could enrich its uranium to the fissile level required for...
  • Iran doubles underground nuclear capacity: UN August 31, 2012

    Vienna: Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a UN report said on Thursday, showing Tehran has continued to expand its nuclear programme despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack. As Israeli politicians increased their talk of air strikes on...
  • EU ban on Iran oil pushes sanctions limits July 1, 2012

    Brussels: A European Union embargo on Iranian oil comes into effect on Sunday with Western governments hopeful economic pain will persuade Tehran to scale back its nuclear work but also mindful they are pushing against the limits of sanctions. Combined with new measures coming into force this week in the United...
  • Iran warns Israel against attacking it June 3, 2012

    Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader warned on Sunday that any Israeli attack would be answered with a "lightning" response by the Islamic Republic and suggested Iran's nuclear program cannot be curtailed by Western sanctions. The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei echoed previous hard-line positions by Iran, but take on added resonance amid...
  • Uranium ore mine commissioned in Andhra Pradesh April 21, 2012

    Hyderabad/Mumbai: India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh on Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world and could fuel 25 per cent of the country's nuclear plants. Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee commissioned the Rs 1,106...
  • Decision on lifting uranium ban wrong: Ex-Oz PM December 12, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser on Monday strongly criticised Julia Gillard for amending the long-standing Labor policy to sell uranium to India calling it a "shameful abject submission to US pressure." In an opinion piece published in 'The Age', Fraser, who led the country during 1975-83 as a Prime...
  • Pak seeks parity in uranium sale from Australia December 9, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it should be treated at par with India in civil nuclear cooperation and given the same facilities, including uranium sales by Australia, under a "non-discriminatory regime". "We hope that facilities as available to India will also be made available to Pakistan," Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit...
  • Uranium export will begin in 2012: Aus Defence Minister December 7, 2011

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith said that Pakistan will not be given a similar deal. ...
  • Australian minister backs India uranium deal December 7, 2011

    Melbourne/New Delhi: Backing the ruling Labour Party's decision to export uranium to India, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith on Tuesday rejected a similar deal for Pakistan and said he looked forward to his visit to India that will focus on expanding maritime security between the two countries. "India brought itself under...
  • Why sell uranium to only India: Pak asks Aus December 5, 2011

    Canberra: If Australia sells uranium to India, it should sell to Pakistan as well, Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Malik Abdullah in Canberra told ABC Radio on Monday. On Sunday, Australian Labor government voted to overturn ban on uranium sales to India at the Labor's national conference, in which Prime Minister Julia...
  • Welcome Aus ruling party support on uranium: India December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: India on Sunday welcomed the decision of Australia's ruling Labor Party to allow supply of uranium, reversing its long held position. "It is learnt that the Australian Labour Party agreed today, to allow sale of Uranium to India for power generation. ...We welcome this initiative," External Affairs Minister SM...
  • Aus ruling party votes for uranium to India December 4, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia's ruling Labor on Sunday voted to overturn a decades-old ban on uranium sale to India, paving the way for Canberra to supply yellowcake to a nation outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Delegates at the 46th national conference of the Labor in Sydney endorsed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's plan to...
  • PM meets Gillard, discusses uranium sale November 19, 2011

    Nusa Dua (Bali): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard met on Saturday for a brief interaction to take forward discussions on selling uranium to India and also to review their strategic partnership. The unscheduled pull aside, on the sidelines of the India-Asean and East Asia summits, saw...
  • Bali: Singh, Julia to discuss uranium sale issue November 19, 2011

    Bali: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Saturday made it clear that she would take forward her proposal to lift ban on uranium sale to India as she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali. Singh and Julia, who are in Bali to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits, had...
  • India welcomes Aus PM's announcement on uranium November 15, 2011

    Bangalore: India on Tuesday welcomed Australian Government's move towards reversing its ban on uranium exports to India. "We welcome Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's proposal to seek a change in Australia's Labour Party's policies and sale of uranium to India in recognition of our energy needs for the impeccable record in...