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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


  • The Congress and other political parties have been alleging that EVMs tampered during polls and demanding reintroduction of the ballot paper system of voting.
  • J&K Minister Altaf Bukhari sings praises for Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani | Bukhari: Geelani is a very big leader and my stature is too small
  • Pro-Khalistan terrorist convicted of killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh does not regreat his action, says his lawyer.
  • MS Dhoni all praise for Nepal after it was granted ODI status by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Mohammed Shami issues clarification on wife’s ‘rape’ allegations
  • According to reports, a Bangladesh player broke the glass while celebrating the team’s win over Sri Lanka in the T20I Nidahas Trophy tri-series.
  • 43-year-old Tara had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.
  • Delhi: NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) busts big drug racket.
  • 3 Bangladeshi nationals held in Pune | Arrested nationals said to have terror links | Accused have links with Al Qaeda affiliate | ATS to probe their terror links
  • Modi and his associates allegedly defrauded Punjab National Bank of around Rs 13,000 crore through fraudulent LOUs of PNB


Kudankulam Unit 2 suspends power generation

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Power generation at the second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was suspended today for pre-scheduled maintenance works on the turbine.

Talking to the media, the KNPP officials informed that maintenance works on the 1,000 MW unit, which was generating 240 MW electricity, would be conducted by specialists from India and Russia. The maintenance would enable the unit generate power on a regular basis, they said. The unit had so far supplied 5.3 crore units of power to the southern grid.

The second unit was test synchronised with the southern power grid on August 29. The KNPP Site Director, RS Sundar, had said then that the unit would be shut down for mandatory inspection of turbine-generator after a few days of operation. “The power level will be increased in phases to 50, then 75, and 90 per cent and later to 100 per cent, after obtaining necessary regulatory clearances,” he had said in a statement.

KNPP-2 attained first criticality this year, on July 10. Various tests have since then been performed on the reactor.