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Veteran nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19

Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to Covid-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital in Kolkata, a health department official said.......

'Oh, you are Kakodkar!', President Bush exclaimed

Dr Kakodkar's strategic stubbornness ultimately got India what it wanted though the negotiations with the US went to the wire, notes Shivanand Kanavi. IMAGE: Then India's Atomic Energy Commission......

'If we make proper choices, we'll be a great nation'

'If not, we can become frighteningly chaotic, more chaotic than what we are today.''In today's environment in the country, we still have a window of opportunity.' Dr Baldev Raj, director of the......

Pak nuke at a high risk of theft while India faces 'insider threats': Report

With Pakistan moving towards tactical nuclear weapons, there is an increasingly higher risk of nuclear theft, a US think-tank report has warned ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington......

Chennai was lucky to get off lightly in this rain, not so the next time

Why did Chennai go under in the recent rains? R Ramasubramanian paints a familiar picture of dismal urban town planning, civic short-sightedness, and rampant development that caused the recent......

Creation of insurance pool for N-mishaps, a major breakthrough

Several nuclear power projects held up for the lack of such an insurance pool can now be expected to move forward. Rashme Sehgal reports. In a major breakthrough, the Centre has launched an......

Govt slashed nuclear power budget 45% to Rs 757 cr

The government slashed the budgetary allocation for Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyutikaran Nigam (Bhavini), one of the two public sector undertakings (PSUs) for nuclear power, by 45 per cent to Rs 757......

India's first fast breeder reactor by 2010

India will commission its first 500-Mw fast breeder reactor (FBR) for generating commercial nuclear energy by the end of next year. The reactor, when commissioned, will mark the country's entry......

'7 nuclear reactors to be ready by Sept 2010'

The country is operating 16 nuclear reactors with a total capacity of around 3,900 megawatt electrical. Seven more with a capacity of 338 Mwe are under construction and likely to commence......

Punj Lloyd-Thorium JV to pump in $1 bn

Infrastructure player Punj Llyod and US-based Thorium Power, which signed an MoU last month to form a 50:50 joint venture company for exploring commercial nuclear power opportunities, are targeting......
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