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Fast reactor fuel cycle facility gets Rs 750 crore budget boost

Fast reactor fuel cycle facility gets Rs 750 crore budget boost

Chennai: The Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Facility (FRFCF) coming up in Kalpakkam near here has got a funding boost of Rs 750 crore in the interim budget for 2019-20, up from Rs 650 crore estimated for 2018-19. According to the budget papers, the outlay for FRFCF is Rs 750 crore in the interim budget f...

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Memories of a Tsunami survivor

Memories of a Tsunami survivor

Life, despite all our elaborate planning, does hinge a lot on luck. The thought struck me yet again after I saw the first images of the destruction wrought by the terrible tsunami that struck Japan on Friday.A little over six years ago, on December 26, 2004, I was among the millions of people scatte...

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Live: US lawmaker compares Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi

Live: US lawmaker compares Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi

4.10 pm:US lawmaker compares Snowden with Mahatma GandhiEven as a miffed President Barack Obama cancelled talks next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the G-20 summit, a lawmaker of his party compared classified leaker Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi who fought for his value...

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Will Kudankulam end Chennai’s darkest hour soon?

Will Kudankulam end Chennai’s darkest hour soon?

For months now, Tamil Nadu  has reeled under scheduled power cuts,  stretching  to ten hours in many  districts and causing hours of hardship to the common man and hitting the industries hard.  Experts say that  if the  Kudnakulam Nuclear  Power Plant (KKNP) g...

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Will you allow a nuclear plant in your backyard?

Will you allow a nuclear plant in your backyard?

All the debate around India's nuclear needs have been whether we should have had a deal with the US or not. The Left cried foul and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's adamance almost brought the government down in the last term.But two of the main questions haven't been debated as much...1. Do we reall...

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Aerial attacks cannot harm our reactors: AERB chairman

Aerial attacks cannot harm our reactors: AERB chairman

Anupuram: Aerial attacks cannot harm our reactors, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) chairman SK Sharma told presspersons here on Thursday. ”Analysis has shown that an aerial attack can damage the outer shield and partially damage the inner shield, but it cannot harm the reactor that is ...

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