ELECTRICITY BOARDS

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, party workers arrested for 'assaulting' JSEB official June 3, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 50party workers and leaders have been sent to 14day judicial custody forallegedly assaulting a Jharkhand State Electricity Board official over a power crisis issue in the state. Yashwant Sinha and approximately300 party workers and leaders were arrested earlier on Monday for the alleged assault. Incidentally, Sinha...
  • Jharkhand electricity board fails to pay dues, DVC threatens to reduce power supply May 20, 2014

    The Damodar Valley Corporation on Tuesday threatened to reduce power supply to the Jharkhand electricity board due to nonpayment of dues. In a press statement, the DVC said that it would reduce supply to the Jharkhand Urja Vikash Nigam Limited after it failed to clear dues amounting to around Rs 7,000...
  • 42 industrial units owe Rs 600 crore in water cess February 14, 2014

    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 question...
  • Postal department to launch CBS in Jharkhand December 24, 2013

    The postal department is all set to launch its corebanking services in Jharkhand soon, a senior official on Tuesday said. The services, which was first launched in Chennai early this month, will be launched in the state as part of the second phase of its implementation, he said. Corebanking services will be...
  • Jharkhand Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh rules out hike in electricity tariff November 27, 2013

    Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh on Wednesday ruled out any increase in electricity tariff despite the monthly loss of the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) pegged at Rs 150 crore. Earlier the loss was Rs 165 crore but there will not be any increase in the electricity tariff, Singh told the...
  • Kerala lifts power curbs as monsoon brings good rains June 16, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the southwest monsoon bringing surplus rainfall since its onset on June 1, Kerala has decided to lift the 30minute load shedding during night from Sunday as storage position in reservoirs of hydroelectric projects has improved significantly. The loadshedding has been in force for the last several months as...
  • Delhi: Power supply company to act against defaulters April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The residents of Delhi who joined Aam Aadmi Party's campaign against electricity bills could face legal trouble. One of the electricity supply companies has decided to lodge FIRs against six residents of Jahangirpuri. The FIR will be filed against six people who are residing in Lakhi Park slums...
  • Maha electricity board calls Muslim slum 'Chhota Pakistan' January 4, 2013

    Thane: Ramzan Hafiz has lived at Nallasopara in Thane, Maharashtra for two decades now. Official documents with the municipality and his ration card call the area Laxmi Nagar. But the state electricity board, he points out, has decided to call it 'Laden Nagar', after slain terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Maharashtra State...
  • Cabinet clears restructuring plan for SEBs September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major decision, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Monday evening cleared the restructuring plan of the state electricity boards. Sources say the states can now covert all loans into equity. The association of power producers has welcomed the move calling it a step in the...
  • Pay KWA's power charge dues: HC to Kerala Govt February 2, 2012

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to pay Kerala Water Authority's outstanding electricity charges to the tune of Rs 250 crore to the Electricity Board and then proceed against the authority. Passing orders on a petition by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) seeking a direction to...
  • Power for Patna, rural Bihar powerless May 30, 2011

    New Delhi: In Bihar, it is only the capital city Patna which seems to have no crises as it gets over 90 per cent of the total power supply leaving rest of the state with power cuts, which sometimes extend to three to four consecutive days. With only 10...
  • One dies, 65 hurt as farmers go on rampage September 9, 2009

    Chandigarh: One person was killed and around 65 others, including 40 policemen, were injured as farmers, protesting unbundling of the Punjab State Electricity Board, went on a rampage on Tuesday, damaging vehicles and stoning police. The farmers, under the auspices of Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan group), fought pitched battles with...
  • Celebs, mosques, churches to save power April 20, 2008

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerela is on the verge of a power crisis and so the God's own country has now found its own way to conserve power: switch off just one bulb in peak hours. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has also decided to rope in priests to send out the...