Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home International

Nervous Japan MP drinks water from Fukushima n-plant

Tuesday November 01, 2011 05:37:25 PM, V.S. Karnic, IANS

Tokyo: A Japanese MP became nervous and his hands shook as he drank water collected from near the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in a bid to prove it was safe.

Yasuhiro Sonoda, who works as the cabinet office's parliamentary spokesman, drank the water taken from puddles under two reactor buildings during a televised news conference after reporters challenged him, BBC reported.

Journalists have repeatedly queried the safety of the water there.

"Just drinking doesn't mean safety has been confirmed. Presenting data to the public is the best way," Sonoda said.

Government officials say they are confident over the plant's safety, and have invited journalists to visit the site Nov 12.

It would be the first time journalists tour the area since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that wrecked the plant, causing partial meltdown in three reactors.

A 20-km exclusion zone is still in force around the plant, and thousands of people have abandoned their homes.






Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page



Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

Differently-abled students in Kerala to be made computer literate

Nod to plan for improving connectivity in universities

Manipur blockade lifted, pact signed with one group

China mulls sending female astronauts into space

Hormonal contraception drives joy out of sex for women

Life is beautiful, finds KBC winner's family

Israel declines to accept Palestine's Unesco membership

Palestine's Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief

US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine

Over 100 Air India pilots threaten to resign

Mirchpur killings: Three awarded life term

NIA not to oppose bail of Malegaon blast accused: Chidambaram





Top Stories

Malegaon attempts to convince AMU experts one last time

Amid intense political pressure being built on the AMU experts to finalise Khuldabad near Aurangabad as the final site for the proposed AMU centre in Maharashtra, Noble 

Caution! Efforts on to push AMU Maharashtra into a controversy

Aligarians in Maharashtra throw weight behind AMU Malegaon


  Most Read

US pressure failed; Palestine becomes Unesco member

Palestine was Monday admitted to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as 

US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine

Mumbai most populated city, Delhi NCR largest urban spread

Mumbai is India's most populated city with over 1.84 crore (18.4 million) people, followed closely by Delhi with 1.63 crore (16.3 mn) and Kolkata with 1.41 crore (14.1 mn), making these India's "mega-cities", according to the preliminary Census 2011 results. In terms of urban agglomeration 


  News Pick

NIA not to oppose bail of Malegaon blast accused: Chidambaram

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will not oppose the bail plea of nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case, being heard by a special court in Mumbai. 

Bail to Malegaon blast accused: Court directs NIA to submit stand on Nov 04

World's 7 billionth baby born in Uttar Pradesh village

A girl child named Nargis born in this village Monday has been declared the seven billionth baby of the world based on the law of probability and an intricate set of calculations by the UN. Even though United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)  

Kashmir Haj pilgrims duped by travel agency

Despite paying all expenses, more than 500 Kashmiris cannot perform the Haj pilgrimage this year thanks to a local travel agency that backed out at the last moment, the victims say. Dozens of locals who had paid all expenses to a  


Picture of the Day

Nashik District Magistrate P Velrasu greeting AMU Vice Chancellor Prof PK Abdul Aziz and Prof Anwar Jahan Zuberi, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and former Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut, in Malegaon on October 26, 2011.




RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes










Contact us





    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.