Electricity

  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his...
  • Watch: 'Katiyabaaz' features a local vigilante who steals electricity for Kanpur's poor July 22, 2014

    'Katiyabaaz', a film directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, highlights the issues faced by Kanpur due to power cuts and failures from the perspective of Loha Singh, a local katiyabaaz who, with an almost vigilante like attitude, steals electricity for the locals of the town.Winner of the National Award...
  • UP to provide free power connections to 1.72 lakh families July 19, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said on Saturday. Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has issued an order for getting the desired logistics. He said the construction of 33/11 substations in 166 out of out of 201...
  • Three of a family die of electric shock July 17, 2014

    Three members of a family died after they suffered an electric shock at their residence in Khargone, police said. The mishap occurred when Naveen Chandra Kansare was taking a bath, following which he suffered an electric shock and got trapped inside the bathroom, Brajesh Malviya, Kotwali police station in-charge said. Kansare's sons...
  • Power demand in Delhi touches all-time high of 5,925 mega watts July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The power demand in the national capital on Tuesday touched an all-time high of 5,925 mega watts even as areas across the city faced electricity cuts for upto four hours. The previous highest power consumption in the city was recorded on July 11 when it had gone upto 5810...
  • Indian engineer prepares a solar-electric autorickshaw; plans to drive it all the way to London July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Naveen Rabelli's tuk-tuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn't lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customised three-wheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 9,600-km odyssey through 10 countries to promote the...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • Three employees of Chhattisgarh Electricity Board booked for alleged negligence July 5, 2014

    Three employees of Chhattisgarh Electricity Board, including an assistant engineer, were on Saturday booked by police for alleged negligence in connection with the death of a trainee lineman in 2012. "Assistant Engineer Yogesh Patel, Assistant A Dharmadas and Line Assistant SS Akhtar have been booked under sections 304 (A) (causing death...
  • Russian navy launches new electric submarine June 27, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian navy launched a new diesel-electric submarine, a latest addition to its Black Sea Fleet, media reported on Friday. The submarine was launched on Thursday in a ceremony held in St. Petersburg, Xinhua reported. A navy official said that the new diesel-electric submarine Rostov-na-Donu, along with other vessels in...
  • Government will do its best to keep power, fertiliser prices low: Piyush Goyal June 27, 2014

    Two days after the gas pricing decision was deferred, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there are anomalies in the Rangarajan formula. The minister, while speaking to CNBC-TV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBC-TV18: Power producers...
  • After power cuts, Delhi to face power tariff hike next month June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After the incessant power cuts, there is now news of power tariffs in Delhi set to go up next month. The electricity regulator announced this on Friday after all distributors pushed for a hike citing increase in fuel prices. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal also held a meeting with...
  • LiveWire: Harley-Davidson introduces its first electric motorcycle June 20, 2014

    Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration models Monday at an invitation-only event...
  • Madhya Pradesh offers to supply Delhi with additional electricity June 17, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh, which is an energy surplus state, offered to provide electricity to Delhi on Tuesday, in addition to the 231.5 MW of electricity, which it already supplies to the national capital. The offer was given by Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Anthony JC DeSa to his counterpart in Delhi SK Shrivastava...
  • BJP responsible for power shortage, says Hemant Soren June 17, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that BJP was responsible for the shortage of electricity as MoUs signed during its regime in the energy sector had failed to increase a single unit of power in the state. "If any party has been responsible for the (power) situation, it is...
  • BMW, Nissan keen to collaborate with Tesla: Report June 17, 2014

    Paris: Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday. "It is obviously clear that everyone would benefit if there was a far more simple way for everyone to charge their...
  • Residents suffer power cuts in 'power surplus' MP June 15, 2014

    While on one hand Madhya Pradesh is acting as power surplus state by supplying power to states like Delhi and Bihar, the people of state capital are forced to face unscheduled power cuts on regular basis. The situation is no different in other parts of the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan...
  • Tesla opening access to its patents to accelerate electric car development June 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company's entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long as they promised not...
  • Burnt out transformers in Bihar villages to be changed within 6 months June 14, 2014

    Laying emphasis on electricity supply particularly in rural areas, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday instructed officials to change all burnt out transformers within six months. Manjhi also issued instructions at a review meeting of the Energy department here to rectify technical problems for uninterrupted power supply in urban...
  • Lovely, other Congress leaders detained during protest against Delhi power crisis June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress workers tried to break the barricade at the Nangloi railway station during a protest in Delhi on Saturday. The police used water cannons to disperse the protesters. Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely was also detained during the protest against Delhi's power crisis. DPCC chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma, senior...
  • Power Minister Piyush Goyal conducts surprise checks at power restoration sites in Delhi June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal paid several surprise visits to areas in South and West Delhi where restoration work of transmission lines is underway. Piyush Goyal surveyed the restoration work in Ashok Nagar and Maharani Bagh post midnight. Goyal has said that power employees are working around the clock...
  • Before polls it was 'har ghar Modi', now it's 'har ghar mombatti': Congress on Delhi power crisis June 14, 2014

    The political battle over the power crisis in Delhi continues. Congress leader Rashid Alvi blamed the BJP for the crisis saying, "Before elections, we kept hearing the slogan har har Modi (Modi in every household). Now it has become har ghar mombatti (candle in every household)" ...
  • Kejriwal to seek an appointment with PM Modi over Delhi power crisis June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejirwal and party leader Manish Sisodia plans to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the power crisis in Delhi. This after they protested outside Union Minister Harsh Vardhan's house in the national capital. The BJP, however, continues to blame...
  • BJP leaders in Jharkhand protest against acute power crisis June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It's not just Delhi, which is facing a power crisis. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Jharkhand protested against the acute power crisis and alleged corruption in the state electricity board. The workers blocked roads in Ramgarh causing inconvenience to commuters. It was BJP leader Yashwant Sinha who had...
  • No respite from power cuts in Delhi, protesters take to vandalism June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the Centre stepped in promising immediate relief to the residents of Delhi, power cuts continued across the national capital. In Jaffrabad, protests against power cuts took a violent turn with protesters setting ablaze a bus and indulging in vandalism. The police are expected to lodge an...
  • Power cuts continue to haunt Delhiites June 10, 2014

    CNN-IBN visits various places in the national capital to take stock of the power crisis in Delhi. ...
  • Faulty power transmission towers hamper electricity supply in Delhi June 10, 2014

    Several power transmission towers in Delhi had fallen after the storm on 30 May. However, 10 days on, they are still to be repaired. The damage to the towers has impacted the electricity supply in the West and the South West Zone. ...
  • There should be rational load shedding to mend power crisis: Shakti Sinha June 10, 2014

    What needs to be done to prevent Delhi's power crisis from occurring again? CNN-IBN spoke to Delhi's former Principal Secretary, Power, Shakti Sinha, who said that there needs to be proper power distribution by rotational load shedding. ...
  • Jayalalithaa's 24x7 power supply promise falls short in TN's Kanchipuram June 10, 2014

    Kanchipuram: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had promised that there would be no power cuts from June 1 in the state. While cities like Chennai and Coimbatore are largely free of power cuts, CNN-IBN did a status check on the power situation in the silk town of Kanchipuram. Just...
  • Power Minister calls emergency meet, blames Congress, AAP for Delhi crisis June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst continuing protests over the long power cuts in Delhi, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal called an emergency meeting with the national capital's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and senior government officials at 10 am on Tuesday. Goyal is expected to address the media after the meeting. Goyal blamed the...
  • Power cuts add to the heat wave woes in Delhi; Congress, BJP, AAP fight it out June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A relentless heat wave continues to make life miserable in North India. Delhi is expected to see a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius for yet another day on Tuesday. Making matters worse in the national capital are 6-hour long power cuts. Protests have erupted across the city. Residents...