Failure

  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves a legacy of achievements and failures May 15, 2014

    Manmohan Singh, the economist credited with playing a key role in ushering in economic reforms in the 1990s, demits office of Prime Minister after 10 years, leaving a mixed legacy of achievements and failures. Scams that surfaced during UPA II may have undone the good work of the 81-year-old leader, who...
  • Shivraj meets President, apprises him about crop loss due to rains March 3, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him about severe loss to crops caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in his state. At the meeting, Chouhan said houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads, electrical transformers have been badly affected, according to an official...
  • Manmohan Singh turns 81: 20 Most hilarious tweets from detractors to PM September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced his decision to not celebrate his 81st birthday in the wake of the twin terror attack in Jammu, nothing can deter his detractors from mocking him. From observing September 26 as 'Maun Diwas' (a direct jab at his reluctance to...
  • Bhopal-bound JetLite flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai due to engine failure July 30, 2013

    A Bhopal-bound JetLite flight from Mumbai with 114 passengers on board made an emergency landing on Tuesday morning due to engine failure, airport officials said. The flight returned to the city airport after being airborne for over half-an-hour, they said. The flight landed safely and it later departed for its destination...
  • Kerala politician AC Shanmugha Das no more June 28, 2013

    Kozhikode: Veteran Kerala politician and thrice state minister AC Shanmugha Das, passed away here Wednesday night following a heart failure, family sources said. The 74-year-old was a seven time member of the state assembly from Baluserry town in Kozhikode district. He remained a legislator for 33 years. Beginning his career as...
  • I think the stage is set for a non-congress govt: Bhupendra Chaubey May 22, 2013

    The UPA-II government has just completed four years in power. So, what have been its achievements and failures? CNN-IBN's national affairs editor Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. In urban areas, it seems like UPA-2 will definitely suffer in the forthcoming elections, whats the scene...
  • People won't be fooled by UPA's populist measures: Sidharth Nath Singh May 22, 2013

    What are the key points on which the UPA-II dispensation failed to deliver? BJP's spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Sidharth, Do you think that the BJP has oversold the corruption issue and leadership issue of the UPA..At one time it probably...
  • Rajnath slams BSP, SP for supporting UPA government April 13, 2013

    Saharanpur: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday hit out the SP and BSP for extending support to the UPA government saying the two political parties have cheated the people by backing Congress and its allies at the Centre. "Despite their differences with the Congress, both SP and BSP have cheated...
  • Vettel has hydraulic failure at Australian GP practice March 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Sebastian Vettel's strong practices for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix came to a halt on Saturday when his Red Bull had a hydraulic failure. The three-time defending world champion set the fastest times in both practices Friday, raising the prospect of continued dominance in 2013's opening race. But he...
  • High BP, if uncontrolled, can affect kidney: Dr Sanjay K Agarwal March 14, 2013

    On World Kidney Day, Dr Sanjay K Agarwal, the head of the department of Nephrology at AIIMS joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the subject. Q. Hello Sir, I was suffering from extreme back-pain and when I got a checkup and scanned... there is a 7.3MM stone in my kidney......
  • Delhi: Radar failure at IGIA, several flights delayed February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A radar failure at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital led to the radar screens going blank leading to delay in several flights. The scheduling of the flights will have to be done manually till the error is rectified. The airport saw similar radar failures in...
  • Five Telugu films which clicked in 2012 December 25, 2012

    Chennai: With most big-budget films biting the dust, it was the turn of the small-budget and non-stars films to take the pedestal. Out of the 113 Telugu films released, only a few elicited a positive response at the box office. IANS lists five notable Telugu films of 2012: Eega: Who would've possibly...
  • Ex-Army man produces power from poultry waste November 6, 2012

    Jhajjar: Former Army man Rammehar Singh has been generating electricity from chicken waste to power his farmhouse. His household wasn't affected by the recent grid failure across North India. With the installation of a 50 kilowatt capacity poultry waste based biogas power plant at his poultry farm, Rammehar Singh has...
  • Grid collapse: 'CM, not state chief secy, to blame' August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Power Minister Veerappa Moily on Monday came under fire from Congress colleague and former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh for his suggestion to imprison the chief secretaries of states that overdrew power from the power grids. He said, "I differ with Moily on this issue. I think Moily...
  • Grid collapse: Jail for the guilty, says Moily August 19, 2012

    Power Minister Veerappa Moily has said that his ministry will take stern steps like heavy fines and even imprisonment to prevent states from overdrawing power from the grids. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the minister gave assurances that the grid collapse that happened on two consecutive days in the...
  • 'No certainty that Fiza died of heart failure' August 17, 2012

    Patiala: The mystery surrounding the death of Anuradha Bali aka Fiza continues as the pathology department of a local hospital could not arrive at any conclusion about the reason for her cardiac arrest. A team led by the head of the department at Rajindra Hospital, Dr Manjeet Singh, Dr Anil...
  • 'Overdrawal by northern states caused grid failure' August 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Over drawing of electricity by northern states could be one of the reasons for the massive power failure in July that hit half of the country's population, according to the initial findings of a high-level panel appointed by the government to probe the grid collapse. "Western region was under...
  • Chennai: Operator blamed for Metro crane mishap August 14, 2012

    Chennai: Human failure was the cause for the accident at Metro Rail construction site near Pachaiyappa’s College, here, that resulted in the death of a migrant labourer and injuries to six others, according to an initial enquiry report. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) General Manager (construction) V Somasundaram told Express...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of good work August 11, 2012

    Local NGO rescues Uttarkashi habitats as the Bhagirathi ravaged the hills; Iswar Sankalpa provides home to the people with special needs. ...
  • Indian power transmission system fairly robust: GE August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Global conglomerate GE has said that Indian power transmission system is quite robust compared to many developed nations, and a "political will" is needed to reinforce discipline to avoid situations like the recent grid failure. GE Energy, part of the US-based multinational giant, said the "political will" was required...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on grid failure August 4, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about India's performance at London Olympics 2012. ...
  • Kerala's power position increasingly vulnerable August 2, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tuesday’s crisis in Kerala following the tripping of the north, east and north-eastern grids points to how precariously poised the state’s power situation is. It has also highlighted the state’s increasing dependence on ‘imported’ power over the years. Consumption in the state is soaring. The consumer population of the...
  • Southern power grid safe: KPCL August 2, 2012

    Bangalore: After the consecutive power grid failures in the northern part of the country, the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) on Wednesday said that the Southern Grid is safe from any risk of failures or trips. In an official statement, the KPCL said, “As many lines had tripped during the...
  • No repeat of blackout, says Veerappa Moily August 1, 2012

    Commenting on the recent grid collapse, Power Minister Veerappa Moily said that there is no compromise on the power code. ...
  • Blackout in national capital, Delhiites suffer in the dark August 1, 2012

    The power outage on Tuesday had half of the country in dark, here's a family from Delhi talking about how they coped. ...
  • Won't allow grid collapse again, says Moily August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after the country faced its worst grid collapse, Union Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily on Wednesday took the additional charge of the Power Ministry. Addressing mediapersons after assuming the office, Moily asserted that he would not allow grid collapse again. "I am confident we will not allow this...
  • Power crisis looms as 4 states, Delhi overdraw August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Despite the two-day mayhem across half of India caused by the Northern and Eastern Grid collapse, four northern states and the national capital were overdrawing power from the Northern Grid yet again on Wednesday. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Delhi were overdrawing power from the Northern Grid, the northern...
  • I thank PM, Sonia: Home Minister Shinde August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: New Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for giving him the responsibility of such an important portfolio. "I am certainly loyal to the Gandhi family from the time of Indira Gandhi. Such opportunities are very rarely given to...
  • Power failure: India Inc counts losses August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Twenty-four hours after India's worst power failure, India Inc is counting the cost. Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana alone has posted a loss of Rs 200-Rs 300 crore. For two consecutive days, as workers sat idle at the industrial units facing blackouts, the units which used power back-up saw their...