Advanced Heavy Water Reactor likely to be functional by 2020

New Delhi; The indigenously-developed Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is likely to be functional by 2020, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Over 4000 MT uranium imported for nuclear reactors since 2008: Govt

 New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Around 4458 metric tonnes of uranium has been imported to fuel nuclear power reactors in the country since 2008, the government on Thursday said.

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.

Iran to turn uranium into reactor fuel under extended deal: Source

Iran will convert more of its higher-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel under an interim nuclear deal with six world powers, making the material less suitable for building atomic bombs, a diplomatic source said on Monday.

Australia ready to ink uranium export deal with India

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said he plans to sign a nuclear co-operation agreement with India that would allow Australia to sell uranium to the country when he meets his counterpart Narendra Modi this week.

'Enormous scope to deepen Australia-India ties'

Describing India as one of the most promising markets, Australia on Wednesday said there is enormous scope to further strengthen strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two nations, which are likely to ink the much-awaited uranium deal this week.

Australia satisfied with India's nuclear safeguards: Trade Minister

Australia said it is "satisfied" with the nuclear safeguards India has in place, signalling sealing a much-awaited deal on uranium export during Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to Delhi this week.

Australia could soon start exporting uranium to India: Minister

Australia could soon start exporting uranium to India, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said.

Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

Japan will turn over to US 315 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium, victory for President Barack Obama`s efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

Iran`s higher-grade uranium stockpile declines

Iran`s stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium has declined for the first time in four years after Tehran implemented a landmark deal it signed with world powers, the UN nuclear agency said Thursday in a report.

83-year-old US nun to be sentenced for sabotage

An 83-year-old Catholic nun convicted in a protest and break-in at the top US storehouse for bomb-grade uranium will find out today whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison.

Iran nuclear deal comes into force as US sanctions loom

Iran on Monday halted production of 20 percent enriched uranium, bringing into force an interim deal between Tehran and world powers on its disputed nuclear programme.

Iran lawmakers introduce uranium-enrichment bill

Iran`s state television broadcaster is reporting that some 100 lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the government to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent if new sanctions are imposed on the Islamic Republic.

UN to inspect Libya`s uranium stocks amid worsening stability

A UN nuclear team will visit Libya this month to assess the safety of thousands of barrels of milled uranium - known as yellowcake - amid concerns about the country`s deteriorating security situation, a UN official said on Monday.

Hassan Rouhani defends Iran`s interim nuclear deal

Iran`s president has defended an interim nuclear deal reached with world powers last month that eases some sanctions in return for a halt to parts of the Islamic Republic`s uranium enrichment programme, saying improving the economy is as important as maintaining a peaceful nuclear programme.

India welcomes Iran nuclear deal

India Sunday welcomed the deal reached between Iran and the six world powers on Tehran`s nuclear programme that seeks to curb the Islamic republic`s nuclear development programme in exchange for lifting some sanctions.

N Korea capable of producing weapons from uranium: S Korea

North Korea is believed to be capable of producing nuclear weapons from enriched uranium as well as from its existing plutonium stockpile, South Korea`s defence minister said on Wednesday.

`Iran has not halted 20% uranium enrichment`

Tehran has not halted enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity level, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Saturday.

Iran denies it has stopped enriching uranium to 20 per cent

A senior Iranian official has denied reports the Islamic republic has temporarily stopped enriching uranium to the 20 per cent level, the state news agency IRNA said on Saturday.

Iran rejects West`s demand to ship out uranium stockpiles

Iran on Sunday rejected the West`s demand to send sensitive nuclear material out of the country but signaled flexibility on other aspects of its atomic activities that worry world powers, ahead of renewed negotiations this week.