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Kudankulam: From barren land to powerhouse


Chennai: Sixteen years is a long time in a human being’s life, but counts for nothing in the life of a nation. And it took all those 16 years to convert a barren land at Kudankulam village, in Tirune

China urges restraint after North Korea nuclear threat

North Korea’s sole major ally China urged “all relevant parties” to show restraint Thursday after Pyongyang said it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at the US.

No decision on N-waste yet: Muniyappa

Union Minister and Kolar MP K.H. Muniyappa on Friday rubbished reports which said that the Centre had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on dumping nuclear waste from Kudankulam nuclear power pla

North Korea ready to conduct nuke, missile tests: Minister


South Korea's defence minister said Thursday that North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test, and would also test-launch long-range missiles sometime in the future.

"Many prepara

Kudankulam project progresses, reactor vessel sealed


The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has crossed one more milestone - sealing of the first 1,000-MW reactor pressure vessel, said a senior official on Tuesday.

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South Korea shuts nuclear reactors, warns of power shortages

South Korea was forced to shut down two nuclear reactors Monday to replace components that had not been properly vetted, a minister said, warning of "unprecedented" power shortages to follow.


Oz filmmaker detained on way to K-plant

Australian documentary fi­lmmaker, David Bradbury, known for his crusade ag­ainst nuclear energy, and his wife, Linda Treena Rose, were detained by the Kudankulam police on the­ir way to Idinthakarai

White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

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The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.

Achuthanandan says sorry, but won't stop speaking up


Veteran hardline Marxist V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday said he was sorry that he violated party discipline, openly taking a stance on issues that was at odds with his party's. But the former Kerala Chie

EU agrees tough new financial, trade sanctions against Iran


European Union foreign ministers on Monday adopted tough new financial and trade sanctions against Iran aimed at forcing a breakthrough in stalled talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme.

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