ELECTRICITY

  • Arvind Kejriwal takes on the BJP over inflated electricity bills in Delhi January 17, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the BJP over inflated electricity bills in Delhi. Asks the party why they have not been able to reduce electricity bills in Delhi. ...
  • Want to jazz up your abode? Follow these 5 tips January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: It's chilly and gloomy outside, but you can make your house warm and cozy with a little bit of makeover. Pooja Sharma, design head and director, Studio 13 Design Pvt. Ltd., shares how: * Home fragrance: It can help to create a warm atmosphere. Try choosing woody aroma for diffusers....
  • A village in J&K where electricity has not been restored since 1992 January 11, 2015

    Srinagar: At a time when the Centre is trying to project India as the next super power, Gurbal village in Jammu and Kashmir is without electricity for over two decades because of apathy of administration. A flood in Gurbal in 1992 rendered thousands homeless. While the people returned to the village...
  • Delhi Electricity, water remain top priority for voters January 9, 2015

    With electricity & water tariff rising continuously on one hand & the supply being erratic during peak summers & winters. Sensing the mood of the people all political parties have made water and power their poll plank. ...
  • Gift LED bulbs on New Year, says PM Modi January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the LED (light emitting diode) bulb as a 'Prakash Path' (way to light) and appealed that gifts such as diaries and calendars on New Year should be replaced by gifts of LEDs. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New...
  • Gift LEDs on Diwali, new year, suggests Power Minister Piyush Goyal January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has suggested that LED bulbs should be gifted on special occasions like Diwali and new year. "Can we think of gifting LEDs in Diwali/Navvarsh - instead giving out dairies and sundry gifts?" Goyal tweeted...
  • Broon F8: An Android-powered electric 'supercar' for kids under five January 4, 2015

    London: A South Korean company has designed an Android-equipped 'supercar' which can compete with Ferraris and Lamborghinis! The special car can be an ultimate toy for kids aged under five as it can reach a top speed of 14 km per hour! Broon F8, developed by a South Korean company, is an...
  • China builds world's largest coal mine gas unit to make power January 2, 2015

    Beijing: China has built the world's largest facility to turn excess methane gas from coal mines into electricity, which could help the communist giant reduce its emissions. Lu'an Group which completed the facility at Shanxi Province in north China - said it would soon start operating the generator with a capacity...
  • India-bound Terra R6 electric autorickshaw unveiled; coming in 2015 December 27, 2014

    Rickshaws are arguably one of the most popular means of transport in India, but they are extremely noisy, pollute the environment and the fares are always on the rise owing to higher running costs. Terra, the Japanese company which unveiled three motorcycles at the expo earlier this year, plans to...
  • Anurag Kashyap likes to confront dark emotions through his films December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Anurag Kashyap's fascination for dark subjects is evident from his movies and the filmmaker says he tackles such emotions on screen because normally people don't like confront it in real life. Kashyap, 42, who has directed films like 'Black Friday', 'Dev D', 'Gangs of Wasseypur' feels the society today has...
  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar December 20, 2014

    Madhepura: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar. "Through hard work I ensured electricity in households for greater hours which facilitated watching television for a longer duration....
  • Bill to amend Electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Within days of cabinet approval, the government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, designed to bring in the much needed second phase of reforms in the power sector. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 will promote competition, efficiency, and improvement in the supply...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 December 11, 2014

    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 December 11, 2014

    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...