ELECTRIC

  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • China gives men a chance to experience pain of childbirth 1 week ago

    A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. For the simulations, pads attached to a device are placed above the abdomen, giving electric shocks that induce pain. ...
  • 'Lifenology' for India: Light every home December 6, 2014

    Shortage of electricity is one of the most critical problem that people of India are family today after the 67 years of Independence. Toshiba has brought to India to solve this problem. ...
  • Users to soon get choice of selecting power discom, says Piyush Goyal December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Consumers will soon be able to choose their power supply company as the government is making necessary amendments to the Electricity Act to enable this provision which is aimed at encouraging greater competition in the distribution sector. Shifting focus from generation, the government plans to fix electricity distribution...
  • Those who steal electricity should be beaten with shoes: UP Governor December 6, 2014

    Lucknow: UP Governor Ram Naik has sparked off a row after he made strong comments against those who indulge in power theft. After his comment that power thieves should be hanged drew flak, a defiant Naik now has said that they should be beaten in public with shoes. "I had earlier...
  • Life should be chaotic, says Amitabh Bachchan November 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he enjoys working in a "chaotic" environment. "Words written in solitude ... in an air of nothingness, bring the required results. Words written in the middle of chaotic traffic are the best for me - life should be chaotic, yet controlled in some (ways). "Those 'some's'...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet on Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th...
  • The 'world's smallest' folding electric bike that can fit into a regular backpack alongside your laptop, books November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Here comes a folding bike that is compact enough to fit into your regular backpack. Named Impossible, the electric bike is said to be the world's smallest folding bike and the makers say it has been designed after working on an idea for 3 years. After the bike is...
  • Power tariff not hiked by up to 7%, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission withdraws order November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within hours of hiking the power tariff in the national capital by up to seven per cent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has rolled back the decision. Facing severe criticism for the hike, the DERC said that it has asked the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for some...
  • Delhi: Power tarrif hiked by up to 7 per cent; Congress, AAP criticise BJP November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the national capital was on Thursday night hiked by up to seven per cent by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) and will come into effect from Saturday. The regulator hiked the tariff by levying surcharge heeding to the demands of the three private power distribution...
  • Fed up of inconsistent electricity, IT companies develop private solar plants November 4, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Fed up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced "power holidays", Indian IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help. In July, it finished building a 13 megawatt solar plant - enough to power 6,000 homes - to keep the lights on...
  • Telangana CM visits Chhattisgarh for power purchase November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Faced with an acute electricity shortage, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is on a visit to Chhattisgarh to purchase of power. "I have actually come for purchasing electricity from Chhattisgarh, for supplying to our farmers. Electricity is being supplied 24 hours (a day) in Chhattisgarh. We don't have such...
  • AP CM denying Telangana's share of electricity: K Chandrasekhar Rao November 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Against the backdrop of the ongoing war of words between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over sharing of electricity as well as water, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao alleged on Sunday that AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had denied Telengana, its rightful share of power. "Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister...
  • Hero Electric launches two new Avior e-cycles in India at Rs 18,990 onwards October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-wheeler maker Hero Electric launched two models of e-cycles under Avior range, priced at between Rs 18,990 and Rs 19,290 (ex-showroom Delhi). The e-cycles that aim to tap corporate professionals in metro cities will also be available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. "This is primarily targeted at...
  • A wireless charging system for electric vehicles developed October 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018. The system allows for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug. TDK also says the system can even be placed on...
  • AP denying Telangana its share of electricity: K Chandrasekhar Rao October 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday night claimed that his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu was denying the rightful share of electricity to Telangana by not honouring the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act and said he will move Supreme Court over the matter. Rao also sought...
  • Haryana paanwala gets Rs 132 crore power bill October 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of...
  • Hydrogen powered cars to hit UK roads soon: Experts October 22, 2014

    London: Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will soon challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars on UK roads, experts say. According to a Loughborough University researcher, Michael Whiteley, who is three years into a four year project on hydrogen fuel cell technology, the UK government is encouraging competition with...
  • Telangana: TRS, TDP workers clash over sharing of water, electricity October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Telugu Desam Party workers clashed in Nalgonda district on Wednesday as the row over sharing of water and electricity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn. Tension prevailed in Nalgonda district as police arrested top leaders of opposition TDP during a shutdown called by...
  • Four days after Cyclone Hudhud, many in Visakhapatnam still struggle without power, food, water October 16, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: It has been four days since cyclone Hudhud hit the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastline and though the worst is over, the damage and destruction has been massive, especially in and around Visakhapatnam. Villages around the city are still without power and people are struggling for food and water. Thirty-five-year-old...
  • Power supply restored in Jammu after 70 hours October 10, 2014

    Jammu: After remaining in darkness for 70 hours, power supply was restored in some parts of Jammu city where electricity lines were snapped by strong winds on Wednesday. Several parts of Jammu city including Talab Tiloo, Bohri, Udhaywala, Hazuribagh, Gole belt and dozen of villages plunged into darkness and nearly...
  • Tesla unveils new Model S electric sedan variant with 'autopilot' features October 10, 2014

    Hawthorne: Tesla Motors on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60...
  • Coal Ministry sets up IMG to study rail freight tariff October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has formed an inter-ministerial group to study the trend in the rail freight tariffs over the last two-three years and its impact on the price of coal. The six-member group, under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Coal, has representatives from...
  • 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...