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Category: Nuclear
Last updated: Aug 23 2016 14:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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North Korea appears to have resumed plutonium production this year: UN 23.8.2016 DNA: India
North Korea appeared to resume activities this year aimed at producing plutonium, which can be used in the core of an atomic bomb, the UN nuclear watchdog has confirmed, though it added that signs of those activities stopped last month. Pyongyang vowed in 2013 to restart all nuclear facilities, including the main reactor at its Yongbyon site that had been shut down and has been at the heart of its weapons programme. It said last year that Yongbyon was operating and that it was working to improve the "quality and quantity" of its nuclear weapons. It has since carried out what is widely believed to have been its fourth nuclear test. "From the first quarter of 2016, there were multiple indications consistent with the radiochemical laboratory's operation," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said in a report to the agency's annual General Conference, referring to a site used to reprocess plutonium. "Such indications ceased in early July 2016," Amano said in the report posted online ...
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Ensuring Manipuri medals in Tokyo Olympics 21.8.2016 Kangla Online
Ensuring Manipuri medals in Tokyo Olympics
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PM Modi says keen to strengthen ties with Russia 20.8.2016 DNA: Money
Russia is a "time-tested" and "reliable friend", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday and expressed shared commitment with President Vladimir Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen the bilateral engagement across all domains. He made the remarks while receiving Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who conveyed Putin's greetings to the Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia, according to a PMO statement. Modi recalled his recent meeting with Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 at the beginning of this month. The Prime Minister conveyed that India is eagerly awaiting the Russian President's visit here, the statement ...
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PM says keen to expand ties with Russia 20.8.2016 TOI: India
Russia is a "time-tested" and "reliable friend", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday and expressed shared commitment with President Vladimir Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen the bilateral engagement across all domains.
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Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on Prime Minister 20.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on Prime Minister
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Japanese audiophile installs personal $10,000 electric power pole 19.8.2016 DNA: Top News
An 82-year-old Japanese audiophile named Takeo Morita wanted the best sound quality out of his system so bad… that he spend $10,000 to install his own personal 40-foot electricity pylon. The new pylon is to compliment his $60,000 American-made amplifier and a German loudspeakers -- that was previously used in a theater -- among other expensive equipment. The reasoning behind the retired lawyer’s pricey new setup is to give him the “purest” electricity to run his equipment. “Electricity is like blood. If it is tainted, the whole body will get sick,” said Morita in an interview with The Wall Street Journal . “No matter how expensive the audio equipment is, it will be no good if the blood is bad,” said he added. What's even more surprising is that this is becoming a growing trend in Japan. A company called Denki Corp claims that it has already installed over 40 electricity pylons including the one for Morita in the past decade. With one of these power poles, “the music melts into the air of the room,” says ...
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India's friendly steps towards Pak face this 'unique challenge' 18.8.2016 Rediff: Intl News
The foreign secretary said almost all major initiatives of India in SAARC did not fructify due to hurdles posed by Islamabad.
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5 years later, India's longest anti-nuke agitation may have fizzled out 16.8.2016 Rediff: News
A pandal, just outside the local church, that once had thousands of protesters flocking there and shouting slogans, is strangely silent.
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Pak offers India pact on non-testing of N-weapons 16.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
Pak offers India pact on non-testing of N-weapons
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NSG, Masood figure in India-China talks 14.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
NSG, Masood figure in India-China talks
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Cuba's Fidel Castro lashes out at US on 90th birthday 14.8.2016 Rediff: News
Castro condemned as "equally criminal" the bombing of Nagasaki three days later on August 9, 1945.
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Fidel Castro lashes out at US for 90th birthday 13.8.2016 DNA: India
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro revived old enmities with the United States as he celebrated his 90th birthday today, skewering Havana's Cold War foe for its repeated attempts on his life. Castro, who retired from public life in 2006 due to ill health and appointed his brother Raul in his place, criticised US President Barack Obama for failing to explicitly apologise during his historic visit to Japan in May for Washington's decision to drop the atomic bomb. "The US president's speech in Japan lacked the words to apologize for the killing of hundreds of thousands of people in Hiroshima, even though they (the United States) knew the effects of the bomb," the ex-leader said in an article published by official media. (In his speech, Obama did decry the resort to war and called for a world without nuclear weapons.) Castro condemned as "equally criminal" the bombing of Nagasaki three days later on August 9, 1945. "That's why you have to stress the need to preserve peace and that no power has the right ...
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'Would you feel safe if a nuclear plant was near your house?' 12.8.2016 Rediff: Interviews
'Not a single person I spoke to there believes that the Kundalkulam plant is safe.'
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Nuclear power costly, inefficient 12.8.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barrack Obama, finalising the import of 12 AP1000 nuclear reactors plants – six from the Westinghouse Electric -- for Mithi Virdi, Gujarat, and another six from the GE-Hitachi’s Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor for Kovvada, Andhra Pradesh, nuclear hawks have become super-active. The US Export-Import Bank is about to complete a financing package for the project. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India and Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) Westinghouse Electric too confirmed that engineering and site design work would begin shortly. Small wonder, anti–US hawks too have swung into action to nail the very concept of importing nuclear power reactors from the US, arguing that the cost from the US reactors is very high, estimated provisionally at $7.5 million per megawatt in stark contrast to $ 2.9 million of the Russian ones that are installed at Kudankulam. Prof Sujay Basu, a doyen among energy experts and former -- the first too – director, School of Energy ...
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Increase in Atomic Power Units in Rajasthan 11.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The present installed nuclear power capacity in the state of Rajasthan is 1180 MW comprising six units, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS)1 to 6 at Rawatbhata.
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Kudankulam nuclear project takes Modi-Putin bonding to a new high 11.8.2016 TOI: India
The strategic partnership “showcases personal commitment, consistent support and strong leadership in transforming the character of our relationship,” Modi said.
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LIVE! Indian shuttlers begin Olympic campaign today 11.8.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Greenpeace questions govt for pushing 'high risk' Kudankulam project 11.8.2016 DNA: Mumbai
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly dedicating the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant, Greenpeace India on Wednesday questioned the Centre for pushing the venture which places communities and environment at "high risk" of nuclear contamination. It said the venture is particularly "troubling" as India lacks preparedness to handle a nuclear emergency, and also it is at the odds with the Prime Minister's focus on Clean Growth. The green body said solar and wind energy are far safer renewable alternatives to nuclear or thermal power. "Safety aside, decentralised renewable energy provides a far better chance of protecting India's energy security as well as ensuring the fundamental right of energy access to over 200 million people," Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai said. Over the long-term, she said it would be in India's best interests to prioritise optimal utilisation of its existing power capacity, cut down on transmission and distribution ...
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Modi-Putin-Jaya unveil Kudankulam N-plant 10.8.2016 Rediff: News
Modi said Kudankulum 1, an Indo-Russian project, was an important addition to the continuing efforts to scale up production of clean energy in India.
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dna Must Reads: From Kashmir discussion in Parliament to Bombayla Devi's dazzling performance in Rio 10.8.2016 DNA: Top News
1. Live updates | No power in the world can take Kashmir away from us, says Rajnath Singh Rajya Sabha on Wednesday took up a discussion on Jammu and Kashmir issue, a day after the Upper House witnessed noisy scenes during the Zero Hour with the Opposition demanding a discussion. Catch the detailed discussion that took place in Rajya Sabha here 2. PM Modi,Vladimir Putin jointly inaugurate the Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday assured the world that Kundankulam was one of the safest atomic plants in the world. Read more here 3. Will power and yoga helped 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila survive for 16 years The secret of Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila's fairly good health even after undertaking a hunger strike for 16 years, during which she was forcibly nose-fed, lay in her will power and the habit of practising yoga daily. Know more about Sharmila's firm determination here 4. ...
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