With 2020 As Target, PM Okays It In-Principle

New Delhi: In a step forward, the Solar Mission under the National Action Plan on Climate Change got an inprinciple nod from the PM with an ambitious target of 20,000MW solar power by 2020 being accepted.


KOCHI: India is proposing to join the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) for sharing information on how to safeguard its nuclear installations.

"We have to prevent any undesirable elements from sabotaging or thieving," said M R Srinivasan, member and former chairman, Atomic Energy Commission.

Despite the current economic recession, India is well on course to surpass the production target of 20,000 MW of nuclear power by 2020, the Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar said here today.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has started work on four 700 MW nuclear power plants for which the Central Government has given approval in principle, Kakodkar said.

KOCHI: It was a proud moment for Malayalis across the globe when the nation decided to confer Padma awards to 15 Malayalis, including ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, Lt Gen (retd) Satish Nambiar and versatile actor Thilakan.

The list was announced on Saturday by the Union Government on the eve of the Republic Day.

The audit report conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General on management of fuel for Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs). DAE has been blamed for being unable to exploit the country

Never before was the stakes involved behind a village fishing competition so high anywhere. It was a whopping Rs 1,000 crore in this case!

The NDA's prime ministerial candidate, L.K. Advani, has, in a television interview, expressed confidence that elections are likely to be held in 2009, and not this year.

India on Tuesday said it would not move forward on the civilian nuclear deal with the U.S. until a political consensus was achieved.

EXTERNAL affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday told his American hosts that the government was engaged in the process of resolving the "political problems' in the implementation of the Indo-