Electricity

  • Debt-ridden man hangs himself to death 15-04-2014 03:50 PM

    Facing financial problems, a man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Souter Ganj area in Kanpur, police said. Amarnath Gupta was found hanging from a fan by his family on Monday night, following which they called the police, a police spokesperson said. Gupta, 45, ran a...
  • Bihar election yatra: A village near Patna has never seen electricity 12-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Election Yatra takes you to a village next to the Patna city in Bihar. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar reached there only to find that the villagers had never seen electricity in their homes. This in the India of 2014. ...
  • Bhel wins Rs 125 cr order for hydro power project in Uttarakhand 31-03-2014 02:42 PM

    State-owned power equipment maker Bhel has secured Rs 125 crore contract for setting up a 120 MW Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand. "Valued at Rs 125 crore, the order for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated electro-mechanical works for the 120 MW Vyasi project has been placed on...
  • Fukushima worker killed in accident, cleanup halted 28-03-2014 06:28 PM

    A worker at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant died on Friday after being buried under gravel while digging a ditch, prompting the operator to suspend cleanup work for safety checks. Tokyo Electric Power Co said it was the first time a laborer had died as a direct result of an...
  • India's first electric bus starts running in Bangalore 03-03-2014 08:37 AM

    Bangalore: India's first electric bus has started running on Bangalore's roads. The route on the busy Majestic-Kadugodi road in Bangalore has India's first electric bus. The city's transport corporation launched this bus last week. Zipping past the smoke-emitting regular buses, the orange beauty stands out. "The pollution level is quite...
  • Mumbaikars to enjoy power portability, can now choose between Tata, Reliance 25-02-2014 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Millennium city, Mumbai, will soon become the first place in India where consumers can enjoy power portability. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday held a meeting with the representatives of power discoms, Tata, Reliance and BEST to discuss power tariff issues concerning Mumbai. After the meeting, Chavan said...
  • Researchers develop electrical condom that increases sensations felt during sex 22-02-2014 11:36 AM

    New York: Not happy at wearing those pleasure killer condoms? No worries. Here comes a 21st century electrical condom that would enhance the experience like never before! Two researchers from Georgia Tech's Digital Media Program have invented a device that sends short electric impulses along the underside of the condom....
  • Plea against AAP for giving power subsidies likely to be heard today 19-02-2014 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: A public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the subsidy granted by the Aam Aadmi Party government to those who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013, is likely to be heard on Wednesday. Keeping with party leader Arvind Kejriwal's request during his campaign against...
  • Mahindra Reva slashes e2o price by up to Rs 1.7 lakh 18-02-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, slashed the price of its electric car e2o by up to Rs 1.7 lakh by introducing a scheme under which a consumer pays a rental fee for the battery. "What we are doing with the scheme is bringing...
  • 42 industrial units owe Rs 600 crore in water cess 14-02-2014 10:41 AM

    As many as 42 industrial units in Chhattisgarh owe over Rs 600 crore to the state government as water tax, with Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) leading the pack with a dues of Rs 432.87 crore. Water Resources Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed the assembly on Thursday while replying to a...
  • Electricity workers to strike against privatization of power distribution 07-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Electricity workers in Uttar Pradesh would go on a day-long strike on Feb 19 to oppose a government move to privatize power distribution in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Varanasi, a union member said on Friday. The power unions said there was no need to privatise power distribution in these cities,...
  • Delhi government seeks time till Feb 15 to pay Tata Power's dues 06-02-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: While Delhiites face 8 to 10 hour power cuts, the Aam Aadmi Party government seems busy giving more handouts. It has announced a waiver of Rs 13 crore for consumers who defaulted in paying power bills during Kejriwal's agitation. But the Delhi government says it has no money...
  • Mahindra unveils Halo electric sports concept car 06-02-2014 02:14 PM

    Greater Noida: Auto major Mahindra unveiled an electric sports concept car, named Halo, alongwith the much awaited Mojo motorcycle at the 12th Auto Expo here, a few hours before the fair was officially inaugurated. The two-door, two-seater was unveiled by Mahindra REVA - the electric mobility division of the company...
  • NTPC gives power supply suspension notice from Feb 11 to BSES Rajdhani 01-02-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: The National Thermal Power Corporation has given an electricity supply suspension notice from February 11 to Delhi utility BSES Rajdhani. On Friday, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had threatened to stop power supply to the BSES Yamuna, which caters to central and east Delhi. The regions could...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Mahindra Reva lineup: Verito electric, upgraded e2O, XUV500 electric and Formula E car 01-02-2014 03:45 PM

    Mahindra Reva will be unveiling some exciting electric models which should grab the attention of environmentalist and the carbon conscious customers at the Auto Expo 2014. Mahindra's portfolio at the expo will include showcase of Formula E racing car, unveiling of the improved e20, Verito electric sedan and the Maxximo...
  • Delhi to pay 6-8 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues 01-02-2014 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES...
  • Delhi: Power companies increase surcharge, tariff to go up from Feb 1 31-01-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for electricity from February 1 as power companies on Friday increased the surcharge. BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) have increased surcharge by 8, 6 and 7 per cent respectively. The move...
  • Kejriwal must force open access to cut power tariffs, policing through CAG will not help

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Between 2008 and 2012, 1.32 lakh crore (or 1.32 trillion) units of power was sold in the country at an average wholesale prices of Rs...

  • Buy electricity from outside to avoid power cuts, says Vijay Bahuguna 28-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday issued orders to keep the state free from power outages even if that meant buying electricity from outside. Laying the foundation stone of power sub-stations of Nehru Colony and Ring Road Raipur, Bahuguna said work on improving power infrastructure worth Rs 191 crore...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal holds review meeting as AAP completes one month 28-01-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: As the AAP government completed one month in office on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting of all the ministers and sought reports on the work carried out by them in the given period. The one month of Delhi government led by Kejriwal has not...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav promises 24/7 electricity in UP in a year 27-01-2014 08:45 AM

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has promised to deliver 24-hour electricity in Uttar Pradesh in one year's time. Speaking at a Republic Day function, the SP supremo also hit out at the BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three-time rule in the state....
  • Sanjay Nirupam begins indefinite fast to demand power tariff reduction 23-01-2014 01:13 PM

    Mumbai: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam has begun his indefinite hunger strike in front of Reliance Energy Divisional Office to demand a reduction in the power tariff in Mumbai. This comes after the Maharashtra government announced a reduction in power tariff in the rest of the state. Nirupam has said that...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet likely to discuss power tariff subsidy today 15-01-2014 09:00 AM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet is meeting on Wednesday and is likely to take up the proposal to cut power tariffs in Mumbai. This comes after Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt held protests on Monday demanding slashing down of electricity bills for Mumbaikars. Backed by a crowd, the two...
  • Goa: 24X7 call centre launched to tackle power consumer woes 14-01-2014 12:25 PM

    Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday launched a round-the-clock call centre for power consumers in its efforts to streamline the complaint mechanism. State electricity department sources said that the call centre is available at a dial of 135 and it can be accessed round the clock. Goa based Hello information...
  • New battery may extend range of electric cars 10-01-2014 05:59 PM

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new battery component that can allow electric vehicles to travel longer distances before needing to charge. The novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan, bringing it closer to commercial use. A "hybrid" anode developed...
  • Kolibree: The Internet-connected toothbrush that senses how long and how well you brush 09-01-2014 11:08 AM

    Las Vegas: Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and how well you brush,...