Rail theft raises nuclear alarm

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  1. JAYRAM

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    Every Indian worth his salt has a story to tell about getting ripped in the rickety railways. So does scientist V.K. Pandey who lost his belongings on the New Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani Express recently.

    Pandey, an advanced chemical analyst who heads the Delhi-based International Environment Consulting, offers consultancy to some of the government's top power plants, including nuclear, and has worked for over 30 years with the department of atomic energy in Mumbai.

    Involved in the development of several novel techniques in chemical analysis, he briefly served the Research Centre Juelich in Germany and the CSIRO in Australia.

    Pandey and his wife were on their way to Mangalore last Wednesday when misfortune struck in the firstclass air-conditioned train compartment. He was to attend a three-day conference where scientists from across the world were to brainstorm on India's nuclear programme.

    When the train halted at Vasai Road railway station near Mumbai around 3 am, a senior railway staff woke Pandey up and held out a bag in his hand asking if it was his. The bag was empty and the railway-man found it in one of the toilets about six coaches away.

    Pandey's loss: important documents, credit cards, cash of about Rs.90,000 for the conference, wife's gold ornaments, a Samsung Galaxy Tab and his Black-Berry smartphone. The ordeal began for the couple - left with "not even Rs.10" on them.

    The loss is tangible, but he could not ascertain what "important" or maybe "secret" data he may have lost. "My Black-Berry may have emails with vital information about the new technology that my company has imported for the government power plants over the past year. I am hoping that nothing critical lands in wrong hands," he said.


    Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rail-theft-raises-nuclear-alarm-scientist-vk-pandey/1/178270.html
     
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  3. JAYRAM

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    :laugh: No... The news is true.. But local channels only reporting it.. Think main channels didn't take it for security reasons..
     
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    I replaced the India Blooms source with India Today
     
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    so... the news is coming out in large...?..
     

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