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User: sandman1965 Topic: Energy
Category: Nuclear
Last updated: Nov 28 2020 17:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Iran's top nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran 28.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Iran's top nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran
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Why Obama is critical of India in his book 20.11.2020 Rediff: News
He had come in search of jobs in America to rescue his presidency and India failed him in more ways than one, obseves Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
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Biden's secretary of state will be... 16.11.2020 Rediff: News
'Biden's promise of returning to 'normalcy' after Trump appears to mean that the same old politicians, who are responsible for the 'endless wars' in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, are being brought out of the woodwork after four years,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Joe Biden: A long-time friend of India 8.11.2020 Rediff: News
United States President-elect Joseph Biden has always been a strong supporter of India and India-US partnership since his days in Senate and later as a Vice-President.
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Biden will continue strengthening India ties: Experts 8.11.2020 Rediff: News
"A Biden administration will be mostly positive for India," said Rick Rossow from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank. "I expect most positive areas of cooperation -- notably defence -- to be maintained," he said.
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How China facilitated the India-US strategic embrace 3.11.2020 Rediff: News
China is now the most significant strategic concern in Washington, as in most of the world's capitals, especially the democracies. Today, strategic autonomy has acquired a sharper definition: To ward off the Chinese challenge to India's territorial integrity, sovereignty and regional stature, observes Shekhar Gupta.
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Trump or Biden, no change seen in India strategic ties 3.11.2020 Rediff: News
Irrespective of the outcome of Tuesday's keenly-contested US presidential election, America's strategic relationship with India is expected to maintain the current momentum and strengthen further, policy documents and remarks from the two campaigns indicate.
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Why US must worry about Kim's 'monster missile' 13.10.2020 Rediff: News
The new missile could deliver 2,000 to 3,500 kilograms of payload to any point in the continental US, notes Rajaram Panda.
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PLA accelerates fortification of Indian border 12.10.2020 Rediff: News
In fact, given the current tensions and massed troops on both sides, there is a danger that the LAC will become more like the Line of Control with Pakistan, a heavily fortified and strongly defended border where weapon fire exchanges regularly occur. Indeed, Stratfor Worldview research has listed a sharp increase in new Chinese facilities along the LAC in 2019-20.
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Can Himesh scare China away? 6.10.2020 Rediff: Movies
A playlist of 10 'so bad it's good' songs, our hostile neighbours will regret the day they decided to take panga.
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Pakistani-American arrested for illegally exporting computer equipment to Pak's atomic body 24.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Pakistani-American arrested for illegally exporting computer equipment to Pak's atomic body
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Veteran nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19 24.9.2020 Rediff: News
Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to Covid-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital in Koklata, a health department official said. He breathed his last just three days after turning 68.
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US imposes sweeping new sanctions on Iran 22.9.2020 Rediff: News
'Today, I am taking new actions to restrict Iran's nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons pursuits. My Administration will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon, nor will we allow Iran to endanger the rest of the world with a fresh supply of ballistic missiles and conventional arms,' Trump said in a statement.
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How Abe enabled the India-Japan nuclear deal 15.9.2020 Rediff: News
Prime Ministers Modi and Abe enjoyed a close and empathetic relationship and this certainly gave a sustained momentum to the India-Japan strategic partnership. It is necessary for India to reach out and engage with his successor as early as possible, advises former foreign secretary Shyam Saran.
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Forces capable of dealing with Chinese actions, says Gen Rawat 4.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Forces capable of dealing with Chinese actions, says Gen Rawat
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India ready to face full spectrum of war: CDS Rawat 3.9.2020 Rediff: News
The former Chief of Army Staff said India faces the most complex threats and challenges spanning a full spectrum of possible conflict -- from nuclear to sub-conventional -- but asserted that the armed forces are ready to deal with them.
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Harris pledges to rejoin Paris Climate agreement, re-enter Iran nuke deal if voted to power 30.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Harris pledges to rejoin Paris Climate agreement, re-enter Iran nuke deal if voted to power
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will China grab a teerth sthal before 2024 polls? 6.8.2020 Rediff: News
Just like China wants Trump to lose the US presidential poll, it may want Modi to lose the Lok Sabha polls. So months before the 2024 elections, China may take possession of an important area, say one of the Char Dhams, warns Sanjeev Nayyar.
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Securing the Future of India's Internet Economy 23.7.2020 Rediff: Business
'Google and Facebook need to be tamed, their garb of 'Investing in India's future' need to be pulled off,' observes Vibhu Arya.
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Indigenous Kakrapar atomic plant achieves criticality 22.7.2020 Rediff: News
Modi said it is a "trailblazer for many such future achievements."
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