Electric

  • 2 women 'given electric shocks' inside a police station in Kapurthala September 24, 2014

    Kapurthala: Two women accused in a theft case were allegedly given electric shocks inside a police station in Bholath area, following which an Assistant Sub-Inspector was suspended. Senior Superintendent of Police Dhanpreet Kaur said ASI Raghbir Singh was suspended for his alleged involvement in the incident. An inquiry was also...
  • Power ministers from all states to meet today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A key meeting of power ministers from all the states is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on Tuesday. Agenda of the meeting is likely to be the shortage of coal for power production. The tariff issue is also likely to be taken up in the meet. The meeting...
  • SC verdict on coal block cancellation will lead to shortterm disruption of power: Piyush Goyal September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Supreme Court hearing on the 218 illegally allocated coal blocks is to be delivered on September 9, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told CNNIBN that even if the apex court decides to cancel coal blocks, it would only lead to a shortterm disruption of power. He added...
  • Automotive industry unit in Tihar to be run by inmates September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time in the history of Indian automotive industry, a manufacturing unit has been set up inside a jail premises where work will be carried out by prison inmates. The Director General of Delhi prisons, Alok Verma, on Friday inaugurated the small scale automotive workshop in...
  • PM envisages 24x7 electricity for all villages August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the government was planning to provide each village in India with 24hour electricity through a national network of roads, power transmission, power and water grids. "Electricity is produced and supplied, but the task of saving it is also important. Saving electricity is equal...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the PuneSolapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Hero Electric launches Photon escooter at Rs 54,110 August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Twowheeler maker Hero Electric launched a new scooter model Photon across major metro cities at a price of Rs 54,110 (exshowroom Delhi). "We are confident that the new Hero Electric High Speed Photon will further augment our growth in the electric vehicle segment," Hero Electric CEO Sohinder...
  • Filmmakers Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa say that nobody believed 'Katiyabaaz' could be a film August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa had limited budget, a small crew and an absconding leading man when they set out to make 'Katiyabaaz', a Nationalawardwinning documentary that explores powercrisis in Kanpur with dollops of humour. For Fahad it was a homecoming of sorts as he spent his childhood in...
  • Railways to harness green power to reduce hefty energy bill August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have firmed up plans to harness solar and wind power as part of its move to tap renewable energy in a big way to reduce the fuel bill substantially. The total fuel bill of railways during the current financial year has been estimated to be a whopping Rs...
  • Doctor's remove additional electrical wire from nurse's heart August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As an emergency nurse at a city hospital, 21yearold Rakhi (name changed) is required to be alert and efficient while at work. Rakhi's health had begun to fail around four months ago when she suddenly started perspiring and a sense of constant fatigue had settled in her. She...
  • 'Lootera' filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane thinks documentaries aren't performing well in India August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has put his weight behind Nationalawardwinning documentary 'Katiyabaaz' as a presenter, feels the genre is not getting its due despite dealing with interesting issues. 'Katiyabaaz', jointly directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa and presented by Phantom Films, is a story of rampant electricity theft...
  • Odisha: Student electrocuted in school hostel August 3, 2014

    Malkangiri (Odisha): An 11yearold tribal girl was electrocuted in a school hostel after which its superintendent was suspended for negligence in Kalimela area of Odisha's Malkangiri district on Sunday. Urmila Kabasi, a class four student of the school, suffered severe burns after she touched the wall in her hostel...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact July 24, 2014

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydroelectric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to reassert 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 incharge said. Kansare's sons...
  • Power demand in Delhi touches alltime high of 5,925 mega watts July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The power demand in the national capital on Tuesday touched an alltime 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 solarelectric autorickshaw; plans to drive it all the way to London July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Naveen Rabelli's tuktuk 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 threewheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 9,600km 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 'electricbuses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the staterun 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 dieselelectric 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 dieselelectric submarine RostovnaDonu, 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 CNBCTV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBCTV18: 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: HarleyDavidson introduces its first electric motorcycle June 20, 2014

    Milwaukee: HarleyDavidson 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 invitationonly 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 carmakers 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 gasolineburning 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...