Power Cut

  • BJP Kisan Morcha protests over power cuts August 6, 2014

    Protesting over power cuts, BJP Kisan Morcha on Wednesday held a demonstration at sector 21A sub station and gave memorandum. Morcha district president Chandgi Ram said unscheduled power cuts have caused inconvenience to residents. In spite of the assurance for the last several years, the power distribution company was not able to supply 24x7...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Poor rainfall, technical glitches worsen UP's power crisis July 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages on Wednesday due to technical glitches in some of the state's power plants, an official said. Major cities like Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, Ghaziabad and Noida, besides others, had power cuts for a long time. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) officials...
  • 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...
  • Congress protests against rising prices, power cuts in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Alleging that the BJP government has "failed on all fronts", scores of Congress workers led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh held a protest near Jama Masjid area on Saturday. Shouting slogans against the government, the demonstrators voiced their ire against the rising prices of essential...
  • Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an all-time high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand. on Thursday, the power demand soared to 5789 MW. "The maximum power demand in the city was recorded at 5,810 MW at...
  • Kejriwal attacks BJP over power cuts in Delhi June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took on BJP over the water and power problems being faced by the national capital, saying the party had "nexus" with discoms and so it was not solving the issue. "It seems BJP, just like the previous Congress government, has a...
  • 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...
  • Delhi's power demand touches season's highest of 5,528 MW June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the city recorded the season's highest of 5,528 MW, with the BSES discoms saying they are making all-out efforts to provide better electricity supply to consumers. This year, the peak power demand is expected to reach 6,000 MW, surpassing the all-time high of 5,653 MW, reached...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Delhi power cuts, FIFA June 15, 2014

    In this week's episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on long power cuts in Delhi, FIFA World Cup and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the increase in the crime against women. ...
  • 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...
  • No blackout like situation: Goyal June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Assuring that there would be no "blackout" like situation in the country's northern region, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said the government is making adequate arrangements for supplying coal. As per latest CEA (Central Electricity Authority) report, as many as 20 power stations in the country have fuel stocks...
  • Delhi faces worst power crisis, despair and helplessness everywhere June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: If sweltering heat was not enough, adding to the woes of people are power cuts-- a combination that is making life miserable for people not just in Delhi but even in the National Capital Region (NCR) comprising four major suburban cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. 'I...
  • Delhi faces its worst power crisis, Power Minister promises quick action June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: If sweltering heat was not enough, adding to the woes of people are power cuts -- a combination that is making life miserable for people not just in Delhi but even in the National Capital Region (NCR) comprising four major suburban cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad....
  • Delhi: Congress Hold Protest in Khanpur Over Power Crisis June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest in south Delhi's Khanpur area against the prolonged power cuts in the national capital. Accusing the BJP and AAP of being responsible for the power crisis, Congress leader JP Agarwal said that his party would not sit quietly while the problem continues...
  • 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...
  • Severe power crisis loom large over Delhi June 10, 2014

    Power crisis continues to loom large over Delhi with the soaring temperatures. The government has now decided to supply additional 400 MW power to tackle the crisis. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: Scorching heat on Sunday, mercury rises to 47.8 degrees Celsius June 8, 2014

    Intense heat, extreme hot winds and power cuts continued to make life miserable in the national capital on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at five notches above the season's average at 45.1 degrees Celsius. No relief is expected on Monday, officials said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Monday...
  • Cut electricity supply to malls after 10 pm: Delhi L-G orders to save power June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi braves frequent power cuts, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday directed power department to cut power supply to malls after 10 pm. As per the new orders from L-G, government establishments including Delhi Secretariat, government offices, universities and colleges have to keep their air conditioners switched...
  • Power cuts in Delhi to last for 3-4 more days, says Najeeb Jung June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Many areas of the national capital may continue to face planned blackouts for a few more days as repairs to the power towers and lines which were damaged in the storm that hit the city last week are taking time, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said on Friday. "Before...
  • Delhi thunderstorm: Parts of the city likely to be hit by 6 hours of power cuts June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after strong winds, thunderstorm and rains hit Delhi, the supply of power to many parts of the national capital continues to be a problem. South West and West Delhi are likely to be hit by 6 hours of power cuts that will be phased in 6...
  • Akhilesh writes to Power Minister, says UP not getting enough power supply May 31, 2014

    Lucknow: Despite the state reeling under an acute power crisis, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav continues to defend his government's handling of the situation. He has blamed the Centre instead. Yadav has now written to the Power Minister saying that the state wasn't getting sufficient power supply from the...
  • Power crisis in UP: Goyal, Akhilesh spar; people boil at 47 Celsius May 30, 2014

    Newly-appointed Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sparred on the issue of acute power shortage in the state, which is reeling under long outages in the peak summer leading to protests. The Chief Minister alleged that the central government is not making...