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`Govt working on providing insurance cover to nuclear plants`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:47

The government is working with a group of experts and officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry, insurance companies to work out modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear plants.

Iran, Russia to finalise new nuclear plants deal: Media

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:53

Iran is moving to finalise plans with Russia to build at least two more nuclear power plants on its southern Gulf shores, media reports said on Monday.

Modi govt agrees to give greater access to nuclear watchdog

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 09:10

Signalling the continuity of policy, the new government has ratified the Additional Protocol, a commitment given under Indo-US nuclear deal by the previous dispensation to grant greater access to the IAEA.

Any donation from 2 overseas contributors to Greenpeace must have MHA nod

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 09:48

The Union Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it for any donation to be made to NGO Greenpeace by two overseas contributors, a move which was earlier recommended by the Intelligence Bureau.

Fewer US nuclear plants could curb climate change fight

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 01:59

Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama`s efforts to combat climate change.

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:16

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

Russia agrees to build at least two more nuclear plants: Iran

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:16

Russia has signed a preliminary agreement to build at least two more nuclear power plants in the Iranian port city of Bushehr, Iran`s official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Nuclear power programme is mindless pursuit of greed: Bhushan

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 22:39

Terming nuclear power programme as "mindless pursuit of greed" because of the heavy investment involved, AAP said decision on this should only be taken after consulting the locals.

Greenpeace protests Europe`s ageing nuclear plants

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 18:42

Greenpeace activists broke into the grounds of nuclear plants in six European countries Wednesday, urging governments to close down ageing reactors on safety grounds.

China loans Pakistan $6.5 billion for nuclear plants

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 20:58

China has agreed to grant cash- strapped Pakistan USD 6.5 billion for two nuclear power plants being constructed in Karachi as part of efforts to deepen bilateral civil nuclear cooperation.

Pakistan says new nuke power plants covered by safeguards

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 21:14

Dispelling concerns about the safety of its upcoming largest civil nuclear project being implemented with Chinese help, Pakistan today said its is safe and fully covered under IAEA safeguards.

India committed to highest safety standards at its N-plants

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:48

India has said it is committed to implementing the highest safety standards at its nuclear power plants as it seeks to harness the benefits of atomic energy to meet its growing energy requirements.