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Lucknow: The minister for mining and geology in Uttar Pradesh, Babu Singh Kushwaha made a significant announcement last Friday; one that has the potential to change UP

Siddharth Varadarajan

Washington: Conceived with theatrical flourish by President Barack Obama last April, the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) which gets under way here on Monday combines the pursuit of a serious agenda

The Department of Atomic Energy has launched an extensive survey of atomic minerals in Karnataka.

The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) under the Department of Atomic Energy is conducting heli-borne geophysical surveys over the parts of Belgaum, Bagalkot and Bijapur districts in the State and Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.

Rich uranium deposits, a major element in nuclear power generation and its related activities, has been found in the Bhima river belt of Karnataka, ranging from Sedam in Gulbarga district to Muddebihal in Bijapur district. This is as per the intensive survey conducted by the Department of Atomic Energy.

Party has not changed stand on uranium mining

Sandeep Dikshit

NEW DELHI: India and Namibia will sign an agreement on mineral resources during the five-day visit of Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba that starts on Sunday. Under the pact, India will be able to access the African country


Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has told the government that there is no indication of radiological risk to the public, residing in surrounding areas of Karak (NWFP), due to uranium extraction activities of Shanawa Uranium Mining Project, MPB2, official sources told Business Recorder on Wednesday.

Bangalore: In a bid to increase nuclear power generation in the country, where just over 50 per cent of the total installed capacity is being utilised for want of uranium, India will be giving a new thrust to uranium exploration within its borders, Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar has said.

T.S. Subramanian

CHENNAI: With natural uranium production going up in India, the capacity factor of its nuclear power reactors, which is around 55 per cent now, will go up to 65 per cent by the end of this financial year (2009-2010), said Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), on Sunday.