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Investors bet Sun Pharma can restore Ranbaxy to health

New Delhi - On the surface, Sun Pharma's $3.2-billion purchase of Indian generics rival Ranbaxy, which is in deep trouble with US regulators over safety lapses, may not look like a great deal.

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear area off-limits for ‘several decades’

Tokyo - Areas close to Japan’s Fukushima Dai Ichi nuclear facility are likely to remain off-limits for “several decades” due to high levels of radioactive contamination, even if the government lifts the 20-kilometer no-go zone currently in place.

High levels of radiation at Fukushima halt cleanup operations

Tokyo - Higher than expected radiation levels at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan forced the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to halt attempts at cleaning up highly contaminated waste water over the week-end.

No.2 and No. 3 reactor meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima plant

Tokyo - Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility suffered meltdowns at two additional reactors shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast part of the country, the plant’s operator confirmed on Tuesday.

Daiichi reactor melting temperature came within hours of tsunami

Tokyo - Japanese officials have given up a latest attempt at stabilizing the No.1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility and records released by TEPCO reveal the reactor's core temperature reached melting point within hours of the tsunami impact.

Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima confirmed, plans to be ‘revised’

Tokyo - Japanese officials have finally admitted what had long been suspected: a nuclear meltdown at the crippled Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant has occurred, with a pool of molten fuel discovered at the bottom of its No.1 reactor.

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