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Everything you need to know about Kudankulam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Indefinite fast against Kudankulam N-plant resumes

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Chennai, May 1 (IANS) At least 24 activists of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Tuesday launched an indefinite fast at four villages in Tirunelveli district, around 650 km from here, in protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

Change of guard at Kudankulam N-plant

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Chennai, April 30 (IANS) A series of top level changes due to retirement at India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIl) has resulted in change of guard at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu, said an official.

Kudankulam plant fuelling may get nod by next week

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Atomic power reactor operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) hopes to get the regulatory nod to fuel the first unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in a week's time, a top official said here Saturday.

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Jayalalithaa writes to PM, demands Kudankulam power

April 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh again, reiterating her demand that the state be allocated the entire 1,000 MW power to be generated from the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards

April 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an indefinite hunger strike from May 1 against the two 1,000 MW plants at Kudankulam.

Nuclear power key to India's development: Official

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Batting for upcoming nuclear power plants in the country, Principal Scientific Advisor to the union cabinet R. Chidambaram Friday said that nuclear energy will play a key role in India becoming a developed nation.

Kudankulam nuke plant row intensifies as activist slams govt's atomic energy body

April 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Chennai, Apr 18 (ANI): Criticizing the Department of Atomic Energy, anti-nuclear activist Neeraj Jain has urged the Central Government to halt operations at existing plants such as Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam project.

Foreign firms under scanner after Kudankulam stir

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government has in a fresh order asked all foreign outfits in India to furnish it with updated details of their workers and nature of their work, at least once a year.

Panic in Tamil Nadu after Indonesia quake

April 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Fear gripped Tamil Nadu and a tsunami alert was sounded Wednesday after two powerful earthquakes in Indonesia triggered strong tremors across the state.

High alert in Tamil Nadu n-plants

April 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Chennai, April 11 (IANS) A high alert was sounded at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam and Kalpakkam nuclear plants after the 8.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Sumatra region.

Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka for raising doubts over nuke power plant

April 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Chennai, Apr 10 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday slammed the Sri Lankan government for raising doubts over the release of harmful radiations from Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

Kudankulam row: 'There may be misunderstanding', says Kalam

April 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): With Sri Lanka voicing concern over the possible impact of radiation from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu in case of an accident, former Indian President and eminent nuclear scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said here today that there was no need for concern, adding that there may be a misunderstanding.

Work at Kudankulam quickens for first reactor

April 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is progressing rapidly with employees working even on holidays to get the atomic regulator's nod to reopen the first reactor vessel and remove the dummy fuel, the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.

The dangerous implications of India's nuclear romance

April 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Efforts are on to squelch the months-long peaceful movement by villagers living in the neighbourhood of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu which has delayed its commissioning. What brought the people out of their homes is the fear that the plant is a threat to their lives and livelihood. Repeated assertions by spokesmen of the national science and technology establishment, from former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam downwards, have not convinced them that the plant is accident-proof. Instead of talking to the people and addressing their concerns, the Government of India appears set to crush their movement using crude force.

Democratic protests against Kudankulam stifled: Prashant Bhushan

March 31, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Advocate and Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement member Prashant Bhushan Saturday charged the central government of stifling democratic protests by filing cases against protestors against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP).

Jaya wants entire power allocation to TN from Kudankulam nuke plants

March 31, 2012 at 5:52 PM

After clearing hurdles from the way of constructing much controversial 'Kudankulam' nuclear power plant, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday has asked to Prime Minister to......

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM, demands all Kudankulam power for state

March 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Chennai, Mar.31 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, demanding that the 2000 megawatts of power to be generated by two units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant be given to the state because of the "severe power shortage" faced by it.

Allot entire 2,000 MW Kudankulam power to Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa

March 31, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allocate the entire 2,000 MW power to be generated by the two units at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) to the state which is facing severe power shortage.

Manmohan, Medvedev pledge to scale up civil nuclear ties

March 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday held talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on a host of bilateral issues that included scaling up civil nuclear cooperation and enhancing trade ties.

Indefinite fast withdrawn against Kudankulam plant

March 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The nine-day fast against the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was called off Tuesday but protests against the plant will continue, an activist said.

NPCIL to localise 45 percent components for Kudankulam

March 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is planning to localise 45 percent of the components for the third and fourth units planned at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, said a senior official Tuesday.

India's n-power programme to follow highest safety standards: PM

March 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Seoul, March 27 (IANS) With India set to expand nuclear energy generation to 62,000 MW by 2032, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday the highest standards of safety and security would be followed to restore public faith in nuclear energy, particularly after last year's Fukushima disaster.

Madras HC dismisses plea seeking lifting of prohibitory orders at Kudankulam

March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Chennai, Mar.26 (ANI): The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a public interest petition challenging the prohibitory orders clamped in about 50 villages in Radhapuram Taluk in Tirunelveli District as part of measures taken for commissioning the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

DMK lawmakers boycott Tamil Nadu Assembly budget session

March 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Chennai, Mar.26 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmakers boycotted the budget session of the Tamil Nadu state assembly on Monday over the issue of fund mismanagement by the AIADMK Government.

Pacts for Kudankulam III and IV almost ready: Russian envoy

March 26, 2012 at 3:04 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to India, Russian Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakain said the agreements for the units III and IV of the Kudankulam nuclear plant were "almost ready". Moscow, he underlined, was hoping that the nuclear liability law won't apply to them.

Chidambaram says there's an ulterior motive behind Kudankulam stir

March 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Chennai, Mar.26 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said there is "some ulterior motive" behind the Kudankulam nuclear power plant protests.

Manmohan Singh arrives in Seoul to attend nuclear safety summit

March 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Seoul (South Korea), mar.24 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh has reached Seoul to attend the Nuclear Safety Summit. He landed at a Seoul airbase and was recieved by South Korea's Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kim Sing Han.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for South Korea on a three-day official visit

March 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, left on Saturday morning on a three-day visit of the Republic of Korea.

Nuclear scientist Balu ensures safety of Kudankulam nuclear plant

March 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Chennai, Mar 11 (ANI): Former Director for Nuclear Recycling and Waste Management, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Dr. K. Balu has assured the safety of Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

German national deported: 'No breach in security', says Chidambaram

February 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): A day after a German national was deported for anti-national activities in the form of helping raise funds to part-finance ongoing protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday rubbished reports that it was a breach in security, and said that the man had come to India as a tourist.

Veteran scientist Baldev Raj vouches for safety of Kudankulam nuclear plant

February 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Veteran scientist and director of India's Kalpakkam nuclear project, Dr. Baldev Raj, has vouched for the safety of the controversial Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu by calling it 'one of the world's safest reactors.'

Veteran scientist Baldev Raj vouches for safety of Kudankulam nuclear plant

February 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Veteran scientist and director of India's Kalpakkam nuclear project, Dr. Baldev Raj, has vouched for the safety of the controversial Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu by calling it 'one of the world's safest reactors.'

Tamil Nadu deports German national for supporting anti-nuclear plant protests

February 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Chennai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday deported a German national, Sonnteg Reiner Hermann, on charges of supporting and funding the anti-nuclear power plant protests in Kundankulam.

Russia says it feels vindicated by Indian PM's latest statement on Kudankulam project

February 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin has said that his country's stand on American non- government agencies (NGOs') stalling the 1000 megawatt Kudankulam project in Tamil Nadu has been vindicated by a statement made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an interview with a science magazine on Thursday.

U.S. has no objection to India's civil nuke programme: Envoy

February 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Guwahati, Feb.25 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India Peter Burleigh on Saturday said that Washington has no objection to India's civilian nuclear programmes.

Centre sends notice to anti-Kudankulam activist

February 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): The Central Government on Saturday sent a show cause notice to anti-nuclear activist Uday Kumar, and asked him to explain his links with a Sweden-funded NGO called IDEA.

Russia says it feels vindicated by Indian PM's latest statement on Kudankulam project

February 25, 2012 at 10:31 AM

New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin has said that his country's stand on American non- government agencies (NGOs') stalling the 1000 megawatt Kudankulam project in Tamil Nadu has been vindicated by a statement made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an interview with a science magazine on Thursday.

Kudankulam activist tells PM to prove NGO-funded charge or quit

February 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Kudankulam (Tamil Nadu), Feb.24 (ANI): Anti-nuclear activist S.P. Uday Kumar on Friday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the his statement that NGOs based in the United States and in some Scandinavian countries are fuelling the Kudankulam nuclear plant protests.

Kudankulam activist tells PM to prove NGO-funded charge or quit

February 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Kudankulam (Tamil Nadu), Feb.24 (ANI): Anti-nuclear activist S.P. Uday Kumar on Friday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the his statement that NGOs based in the United States and in some Scandinavian countries are fuelling the Kudankulam nuclear plant protests.

Chidambaram recommends early start for Kudankulam N-project

February 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), Feb.5 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has recommended an early start to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

Chidambaram recommends early start for Kudankulam N-project

February 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), Feb.5 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has recommended an early start to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

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