The first consignment of enriched uranium fuel for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) arrived from the Russian Federation at the Thiruvananthapuram airport on Sunday night. S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), said on Monday that the first consignment formed part of the supply for the first unit of the project. The Russian Federation would continue to send the entire fuel needed for the two reactors coming up at the project site in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

The Tatas have shut down their offices in Tirunelveli and Sattankulam earlier this year and stopped any attempt to buy land, say company officials. The Rs 2,500-crore Tata Steel titanium dioxide project has been stalled with the Tatas giving up trying to buy land for the project in Tamil Nadu. According to company officials, the Tatas have shut down their offices in Tirunelveli and Sattankulam earlier this year and stopped all attempts to buy land. In the last one year, against an estimated 9,829 acres needed for the project the company has been able to get 25 acres.

An enormous amount of funds (government, multilateral and non-government) flowed into the coastal areas hit by the tsunami of December 2004. But what has been the quality of rehabilitation and what lives do the survivors

How caste prejudices and class interests brought about the demise of a panchayat administered well by Dalit leaders in Tamil Nadu.

A demonstration in front of the Collectorate in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu against the January 8 arrests at Iruvappapuram.

This paper deals with studies on the removal of fluoride by using bark of drumstick and its leaves. The above said adsorbents are effective defluoridating agents and therefore used in the diet through cooked leaves and its vegetables. 2007

Rs.2 lakh each for Tirunelveli and Tuticorin Corporations allotted

MESSAGE: An awareness programme on solid waste management in progress at Palayamkottai on Monday.

TIRUNELVELI: An awareness campaign on solid waste management and segregation of plastic waste at source was inaugurated at Palayamkottai on Monday.

T. Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: Udangudi in Tuticorin district may be the site for a 100-megawatt solar thermal power plant. This was mooted during a meeting between Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah and Electricity Minister Arcot N. Veeraswami here on Saturday.

TIRUNELVELI: Hinting that the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) might house eight 1,000 MW reactors instead of the originally planned six units, S.K. Jain, Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL) Chairman and Managing Director, has said that Jaitapur in Maharashtra would have six French nuclear reactors each with the capacity of 1,650 MW.