A private member bill was placed in the parliament yesterday proposing enacting a law to make Bangladesh a nuclear weapons non-proliferation zone.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday took his campaign against nuclear energy in Japan to Hiroshima which 66 years ago became the world's first victim of an atomic bomb.

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US diplomats will sit in New York with Kim Kye-gwan, North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator, for the first talks in two years, a move that could herald the start of further engagement with Pyongyang.

Iran has claimed it is installing new high-tech uranium enrichment centrifuges to hasten progress in its nuclear programme, a move that France has condemned as a

India today successfully test-fired indigenously built surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on Sea in Orissa.

The missile, capable of carrying a pay-load of 500-1000 kg for hitting installations at ranges of up to 350 km, reached the designated target in the Bay of Bengal with high accuracy (less than 10 metres deviation from th

Last week, the United States formally approached three export control regimes, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and the Australia Group, to induct India as a full member of these groups.

India Thursday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi II missile from a military base in Orissa, defence ministry sources said.

The surface-to-surface missile with a range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea in Balasore, about 230 km from here.

Prithvi is India's first indigenously built ballistic missile.

India and Pakistan are stockpiling nuclear weapons at a rapid pace, with the two nations adding an almost identical 20 to 30 warheads in the last one year, a leading Swedish think tank said on Tuesday.
In its yearbook for 2011, the Stockholm International Peace Research Insitute (SIPRI) also pointed out that India and Pakistan continued with the development and deployment of ballistic and cru

India and Africa today underscored the need for urgent and comprehensive reform of the UN system and backed each other's aspirations to become permanent members of the Security Council with full rights.

The eight-page Addis Ababa Declaration adopted at the end of the two-day Africa-India Forum Summit here said the African members of the UN Security Council and India affirm their commitment to c