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Nuclear Deal - Power & Other Issues

Nuclear demon? A demonstration by locals seeking closure of the N-plant

Quickpix (From Outlook, November 21, 2011)

Question-marked The domed steel and concrete structures housing the first two reactors of KKNPP

Quickpix (From Outlook, November 21, 2011)

Atomic fears A local leader speaks at a sit-in against KKNPP in Idinthakarai

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Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam who, accompanied by a delegation, meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi to seek suspension of work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

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Members of various political parties protest demanding closures of reactors of the Kudamkulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) situated at Koodankulam in Tirunelveli district, at Coimbatore.

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Students of more than 10 colleges and schools participate in fishermen and local residents' ongoing indefinite strike demanding the closure of Kudankulam Power Plant in Tirunelveli.

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Saying ‘No’ Fisherfolk oppose the N-plant

GERMANY, shaken up by the Fukushima disaster in Japan, is to shut down all its NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS by 2022. Of its 17 reactors, seven older ones are already on offline mode.

Sandeep Adhwaryu

Seeing Red Opposition by the Left on key issues was a thorn in the UPA’s side

Reuters (From Outlook, May 30, 2011)

Students of TISS, protesting against the Jaitapur Nuclear project, surround Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh as he arrives to attend the convocation of the institute in Mumbai.

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Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh during a press conference on Jaitapur nuclear project, in New Delhi.

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Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, MOS in PMO V Narayanswamy and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at a press conference on Jaitapur nuclear project, in New Delhi.

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Wrong target After the death in police firing of a protester against the Jaitapur plant, villagers take it out on hospital staff

The French Way Before this N-plant came up in Flamanville, France, 21 public debates were held. Will Jaitapur have such hearings?

AFP (From Outlook, May 02, 2011)

Wailing relatives of Tabrez Pehekar who died in the police firing during a protest against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Plant, during his funeral at Nate in Ratnagiri.

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Police at the site of the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Plant in Ratnagiri following violent protests against the project.

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A burnt vehicle along side a road at Nate in Ratnagiri following violent protest against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Plant.

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The funeral procession of Tabrez Pehekar who died in the police firing during a protest against proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Plant, at his village Nate in Ratnagiri.

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An injured policeman after a clash between police and protesters over the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.

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Police charge protesters after a clash over the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.

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A view of the rampaged Nate police station after a clash between police and protesters over the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. A policeman looks on.

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Police men deployed at the District Hospital of Ratnagiri following the violent protest against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Plant which claimed one life.

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A view of the market place after it closed following a protest against the Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.

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Greenpeace activists participate in a candle-lit vigil near the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi. The activists marked the one-month period of Japan's worst disaster since World War II and protested against the use of nuclear energy. India has 20 nuclear reactors.

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Greenpeace activists and other environmentalists light candles amidst hundreds of paper cranes at the Heroes' Monument in solidarity to the Japanese disaster victims at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The protesters are calling for an end to nuclear power around the world.

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This April 10, 2011 image taken by T-Hawk drone aircraft and released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows reactor buildings of Unit 2, left, and Unit 1, right, of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The American drone aircraft T-Hawk made by Honeywell was used by TEPCO to inspect hard-to-access areas of the plant. The drone can be operated from six miles (10 kilometers) away and transmit video and still images.

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Activists of Anti-Nuclear Struggles Solidarity Forum hold placards during a protest march in New Delhi.

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Activists of Anti-Nuclear Struggles Solidarity Forum hold placards during a protest march in New Delhi.

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A protester belonging to the Anti-Nuclear Struggles Solidarity Forum holds a photo of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster during anti-nuclear protest, in New Delhi. Nearly 100 protesters marched to the parliament demanding that the government give up plans to set up a large number of nuclear power reactors, underscoring the nuclear crisis in Japan.

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Activists hold banners as they participate in a protest against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant, in Mumbai. The protest was organized by environmentalists and Leftist trade unions against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra's Konkan region.

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A TV Grab shows BJP members create uproar over the WikiLeaks revelation on 'cash-for-vote' scam in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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File photo: A TV Grab shows BJP MPs Ashok Argal (R), Faggan Singh Kulaste (C) and Mahavir Bhagora (L), along with others, show the packets of money they have been allegedly bribed to switch sides in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on July 2008. Strongly rejecting allegations of bribery during the 2008 Trust Vote, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said nobody from the Congress or the government engaged in any "unlawful act" and the charges were "unverified and speculative".

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RLD chief Ajit Singh talks on mobile phone as he comes out of Parliament House during the budget session in New Delhi. Ajit Singh denied the allegations of pay-offs and said the party voted against the Manmohan Singh government since it was against the civil nuclear deal.

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A TV Grab shows Opposition BJP members create uproar in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. The 2008 'cash-for-votes' scam returned to haunt the UPA with a united Opposition in Parliament demanding resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in view of fresh charges that bribe was paid during the trust vote but the government was dismissive.

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The satellite image shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Japan. The left is the old 2009 image and the right is the recently taken image. Radiation leaked from the crippled nuclear plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan after a third reactor was rocked by an explosion and a fourth caught fire in a dramatic escalation of the 4-day-old catastrophe. The government warned anyone nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.

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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in Japan. Japan's nuclear crisis escalated as two more blasts and a fire rocked a quake-stricken atomic power plant, sending radiation up to dangerous levels. Radiation around the Fukushima No.1 plant on the eastern coast had "risen considerably", Prime Minister Naoto Kan said, and his chief spokesman announced the level was now high enough to endanger human health.

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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna shakes hands with Australia's Resource, Energy and Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson during a high-level meeting in Melbourne. Krishna met his Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd even as he again made a strong pitch to lift ban on uranium sale to India insisting that nuclear power is necessary for energy starved developing countries.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveils a plaque during inauguration of the Power Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant-2 in Tarapur, Maharashtra. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayan, (2nd R), Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon (L) and other leaders applaud.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy shakes hands with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, at the end of a joint press conference in New Delhi. India and France signed a multibillion agreement to build two nuclear power plants in India as French President Sarkozy worked to drum up business for his nation during his four-day visit.

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Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh addresses a press conference announcing his minsitry's conditional clearance to the Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra, in Mumbai.

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This photo released by the Iranian army, claims to show launching of Shahin missile in armed forces war games, outside the city of Semnan about 140 miles east of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran has successfully tested a newly developed air defense missile system during the country's biggest ever air defense drill, an Iranian military official said on Thursday.The Shahin missile is likely Tehran's response to Moscow's refusal to deliver the advanced Russian S-300 air defense system amid U.N. and international sanctions on the country.

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A protester is photographed through a flag with a nuclear sign during a demonstration in Berlin. A small crowd of about 100 people banged drums and blew whistles outside the chancellery while waving banners with slogans like 'No thanks to atomic power', as Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet signed off on a plan to extend Germany's reliance on nuclear energy.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, meets with S. M. Krishna, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. The US today raised with India the issue of the Nuclear Liability law, which is troubling several American industrialists since it makes suppliers of equipment also liable in the event of a nuclear accident.

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HOMI N. SETHNA, 87, former Atomic Energy Commission chief and the man who made “BUDDHA SMILE”—guiding light for India’s first N-test in 1974.

How close? New Delhi says US disappointment over the Nuclear Liability Bill will not mar the ‘mature’ relations between the countries

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A Greenpeace protester secures a anti-nuclear bill banner on a light pole, in the backdrop of the Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Policemen take away a protest banner as they detain a Greenpeace activist protesting against the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill which was finally passed by Lok Sabha today after an intense debate.

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A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaking in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Prasad raised slogans alleging a deal between the Congress and the BJP to get its support for the nuclear liability bill in return for letting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi off the hook in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The Government rubbished the charge.

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An anti-nuclear activist is dressed as 'old father time' during a protest outside Parliament house in Helsinki, Finland, as parliament prepares to vote on the government's nuclear building proposal. Finnish lawmakers on Thursday approved construction of two new nuclear power stations, which will complete plans aimed at making the country self-sufficient in electricity production by 2020.

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The Karachi nuclear power project

Root of contention A nuclear power plant in Bushehr, on Iran’s southwestern coast

Reuters (From Outlook, May 03)

President Barack Obama, center, poses for a group photo with the delegation heads attending the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

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A South Korean activist shouts slogans during a rally opposing President Barack Obama's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The activists said Obama's plan is unfair because it allows Israel and India to possess nuclear weapons while taking issue with North Korea and Iran's atomic programs. Obama opened the global security summit after two days of meetings with selected presidents and prime ministers of the 47 countries assembled to recharge efforts to keep nuclear material out of terrorist hands.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani during an official welcome ceremony for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. Gilani said that he would not tolerate extremists using his country as a base to attack India but said he needed more evidence about a group blamed in the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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President Barack Obama, meets with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in advance of the Nuclear Security Summit, at Blair House in Washington.

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South Korean activists shout slogans during a rally against U.S. President Barack Obama's new nuclear policy near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The activists said Obama's plan is unfair because it allows Israel and India to posses nuclear weapons while taking issue with North Korea and Iran's atomic programs.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in New Delhi. Putin held talks during a day's visit that was expected to conclude with the signing of a slew of agreements on defense, space and civil nuclear energy cooperation.

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President Pratibha Patil, with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pose for the media at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. India and Russia plan to sign agreements to set up joint ventures in the energy industry and discuss ways to boost cooperation in the nuclear power, space and defense sectors.

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Agni-III, India’s longest range (3,500 km) nuclear-capable missile, with total success. Next stop for a jubilant drdo: the 5,000-km range Agni V.

Seen is Agni-3 the 3000 km range surface-to-surface nuclear capable missile test fired by the Indian Military from Balasore the Wheelers’ Island off Orissa coast.

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A mystery fire at a photochemistry lab at the BARC Complex, Trombay, leaves two scientists dead. Second recent incident at a N-facility sets off rumours.

Agni II missile seen in a Republic Day Parade rehearsal in this file photo. India carried out its first night-time test of a nuclear-capable missile with a range of up to 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers).

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Director General the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei speaks to media after talks between Iran and the United States, Russia and France over Iran's nuclear program, at Vienna's International Center. Iran has agreed to a draft deal that would see it ship out most of its enriched uranium to Russia, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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