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More drones spotted over French nuclear power stations 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

French authorities detect drones over two nuclear power plants, the latest in a baffling series of incidents across the country

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India refuses to join NPT as non-nuclear state 31.10.2014 Rediff: News
India has voted against the provisions of draft resolutions that would have required it to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, saying there is "no question" of it joining the treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state.
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Can PM Modi pull it off? 31.10.2014 India Together

The aggression and pace of the new government’s decisions and activities relating to national security, just as in other areas, may be due to the eagerness to prove itself different from a sloth, ineffectual predecessor. However, the image that it creates comes with its own set of risks, writes Firdaus Ahmed.

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Hawks rewrite books in Pak province 31.10.2014 Telegraph: International
Peshawar, Oct. 30 (Reuters): A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history, officials said today.
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French investigate drones spotted over nuclear plants 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Greenpeace denies involvement in pilotless flight activity over state-owned DF plants and expresses concern Continue reading...
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Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Unidentified drones had flown over seven plants this month by mystery operator as Greenpeace denies involvement

Frances state-run power firm Électricité de France (EDF) on Wednesday said unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear plants this month, leading it to file a complaint with the police.

The unmanned aircraft did not harm the safety or the operation of the power plants, EDF said, adding that the first drone was spotted on 5 October above a plant in deconstruction in eastern Creys-Malville.

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Internet experts see major cyber attacks increasing over next decade 29.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Pew Research reports survey finds 61% of respondents predicting at least one attack causing widespread harm

Cyber attacks on countries and corporations are likely to increase in the next decade, according to a majority of internet experts surveyed for a new report by the US-based Pew Research Center.

As part of its Digital Life in 2025 research project, the organisation canvassed 1,642 experts on the question of whether by 2025, a major cyber attack will have caused widespread harm to a nations security and capacity to defend itself and its people.

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Vietnam India scale the Great Wall of China 29.10.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The strategic gap that kept India and Vietnam apart in the past may have at least been bridged with the present Vietnamese prime ministers ...
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Power outages at Kudankulam nuclear plant dangerous: Study 29.10.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
According to a study based on analysis of grid data, there have been 21 power outages at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) from Oct 22, 2013, to Oct 22, ...
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India ignores China's frown, offers defence boost to Vietnam 29.10.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
For the first time, India sent clear signals that it may be willing to sell the Brahmos short range cruise missiles to Vietnam, a long-standing demand by ...
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India's Role in the World's Largest-Ever Scientific Project 28.10.2014 NDTV
In southern France, more than 20 billion dollars are being spent on trying to make a first-of-its-kind nuclear reactor, a special steel cauldron where top scientists from countries including India ...
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A PURPOSELESS POWER-LINE VIA KODAGU TO KERALA 28.10.2014 Star of Mysore
A PURPOSELESS POWER-LINE VIA KODAGU TO KERALA
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National Grid: no risk of winter blackouts 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Operator reassures households that strong electricity and gas supplies can withstand negative surprises such as cold winter or supply disruption

Britain will have enough energy to keep the country running in a cold winter, despite a spate of fires at power plants and shutdowns weakening electricity capacity, National Grid said.

In its winter outlook, the operator of pipes and pylons said that electricity margins the difference between peak demand and available supply had fallen to 4.1% from 5% at peak periods last year because of planned generator closures, breakdowns and delays to new plants.

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Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Legislators in Satsumasendai agree to restart Sendai plant, first move in country since Fukushima earthquake disaster of 2011 Continue reading...
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Kudankulam turbine to run with parts from another unit 28.10.2014 ET: Power
India's atomic power plant operator NPCIL is setting up two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district.
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This war on windfarms is the Tories latest sop to Ukip 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
David Cameron once fixed a turbine to his roof. Now his government is blocking the cheapest clean energy In his campaign to stamp out onshore wind power, communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles has just halted his 50th  onshore wind project . Accused by Labour and Lib Dems of exceeding his powers, he overrides local planning systems and inspectors, pulling 85% of wind energy capacity out of the standard process for purely political purposes. Just as onshore wind becomes the cheapest renewable energy source , the Conservatives have committed to effectively abolishing it: their manifesto will pledge to remove subsidies , jeopardising future investment and rural jobs. Small local nimby groups find Pickles ever-eager to block windfarms in their back yards. Thats despite overwhelming public support, where poll after poll finds two thirds are in favour of onshore windfarms, including in their own districts, surprisingly resistant to the vigorous climate-change denial and anti-windfarm campaign ...
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Indian Warships Enters Saint Denis Port, Reunion Islands France 27.10.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Indian Naval Ships Mumbai, Talwar, Teg and Deepak under the Command of Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, are on a two-month long Overseas Deployment to East Africa and the South Indian Ocean region.
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THE KASHMIR CONFLICT-1 27.10.2014 Star of Mysore
THE KASHMIR CONFLICT-1
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Cancer death cases at DAE exaggerated 27.10.2014 Rediff: Columns
Overall, data and its analysis used in the reports prove that members of staff of DAE, like others, are prone to cancer and suicides! No more, no less! Sensational reports have the potential to do infinite damage to our nation's nuclear energy programe and create unwanted fear, says Dr K S Parthasarathy.
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Energy secretary reassures households after power station fires 26.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ed Davey says he expects no negative shocks in Ofgems energy supply outlook following fire at Didcot B

The energy secretary, Ed Davey, has sought to reassure households that there will be no energy shortage this winter, after a series of fires at power stations raised fears about Britains lights going out.

Davey said: There will be no blackouts. Period. He made his pledge shortly before THE energy regulator Ofgem publishes its assessment of the UKs energy supplies on Tuesday.

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