Outage

  • UP faces power outages after two electricity generating units trip August 11, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh is facing power outages as two electricity generating units tripped on Sunday, officials said on Monday. The state is facing severe crisis, the gravest in the last few years, as generation from state-owned units has gone down, officials said. There is a wide gap of almost 2,000 MW between the...
  • Outages, water crisis upset Agra residents August 2, 2014

    It has been a long summer of discontent for residents of Agra with long power blackouts and inadequate water supply. People are wondering what the Narendra Modi government's priorities are. "The Modi government's top priority is bullet and high speed trains, and (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) Akhilesh Yadav has his eyes...
  • When Facebook went down, panicked users even called police for help August 2, 2014

    Washington: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affected users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the disruption began around 1600 GMT and appeared to last less than an hour. "Earlier this morning, some people had...
  • Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter August 2, 2014

    Washington: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affecting users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the outage began around 1600 GMT, and appeared to last less than an hour. In that time, thousands of users...
  • Akhilesh in trouble as power crisis hits UP May 30, 2014

    Angry residents are taking to the streets across Uttar Pradesh in the wake of severe electricity outages which have put the Samajwadi Party government in a spot. With little to show in the power sector in the last two years of its rule, this is the worst thing that could have...
  • Twitter goes down again, blames 'unexpected complications' March 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour. The company apologised to its 250 million users in a status blog, saying it had encountered "unexpected complications" during "a planned deploy in one of...
  • Twitter goes down temporarily; service restored after a brief outage March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Twitter, in what seemed to be a worldwide outage, was down for about one hour for an unknown number of users on Tuesday. The site was "down for maintenance" and it was restored after a brief outage. The service was apparently unavailable to a large number of users between...
  • BlackBerry suffers network outage in Canada, Asia Pacific March 5, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd suffered a network outage affecting some users in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, the smartphone and technology company said, at a sensitive time for the firm. The outage hit Canada's leading mobile network, according to a memo sent to some customers of both BlackBerry and Rogers Communications Inc....
  • WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage caused by a network router fault; founder Jan Koum issues an apology February 24, 2014

    New York: WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app. "We are sorry about the downtime," wrote Koum. "It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault which...
  • WhatsApp goes down temporarily; service restored after brief outage February 23, 2014

    Washington: WhatsApp, the rapidly expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday, frustrating users just days after its acquisition by Facebook for $19 billion. "WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime...," WhatsApp tweeted to its more than 1 million Twitter...
  • Google fixes Gmail after brief outage around the world January 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (1912 GMT), said a little over an hour later...
  • Ghaziabad residents hassled as rains lead to night-long power outage January 18, 2014

    Ghaziabad residents faced unprecedented power outages throughout Friday night, caused by the heavy downpour. Superintendent Engineer (Distribution), SB Yadav said after the rain on Friday, a breakdown occurred within 15 minutes in all the transmission lines due to which the power went off in 19 power stations of the 33 KV...
  • At minus 10 degrees, J&K village cut off from the state January 5, 2014

    Srinagar: The intense cold wave in North India has left a village in south Kashmir virtually cut off from the rest of the state. The recent snowfall has not only isolated Kulgam village, which is near the Pir Panjal mountains, but has literally frozen its people with mercury plummeting to -10...
  • Facebook outage: Users unable to update status, like, comment or share October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Facebook users across the globe are reporting that they are unable to execute many of the popular actions on the social networking service. Though users can log into their accounts and see posts on their or their friends' timelines, they are, at the time of filing this report,...
  • Instagram, Vine, other websites using Amazon Web Services go down August 26, 2013

    New York: Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites. AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or unavailable included Instagram and Twitter's Vine video-sharing application. Online home rental service AirBnB...
  • Outages hit Microsoft's Outlook.com and SkyDrive, now restored August 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Microsoft said it has fixed a problem that prevented some people from getting their email on Outlook.com, but mobile users might still be having problems. Service had been restored on the Web shortly after 2 pm PDT Wednesday, according to an update on Microsoft's website. That's more than seven...
  • Yet another global BlackBerry service outage hits consumers May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: BlackBerry users from across the world are reporting issues with accessing BlackBerry services. A search for 'BlackBerry outage' or 'BlackBerry down' on Twitter leads to numerous recent results with many being constantly added, hinting at a major service disruption. In a tweet from its official Twitter ID BlackBerry said,...
  • Gmail service suffers temporary disruption; shows Error 502 May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Gmail was unavailable to a spate of users. The service is back to normal now, but it was inaccessible to users for around 30 minutes. Hit by a temporary outage, the website showed the Error 502 message. While trying to sign in to Gmail, the website said, "502....
  • Facebook outage hits US users, website down for several hours January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Many US users were unable to access Facebook for several hours on Monday. The issue has now been resolved. TechCrunch reports that Chrome users appeared to be disproportionately affected by the outage. In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said, "Earlier today we experienced a DNS issue that briefly prevented...
  • Netflix blames Amazon for Christmas Eve outage December 26, 2012

    New York: An outage at one of Amazon's web service centers hit users of Netflix Inc's streaming video service on Christmas Eve and was not fully resolved until Christmas Day, a spokesman for the movie rental company said on Tuesday. The outage impacted Netflix subscribers across Canada, Latin America and the...
  • US NE coast deals with power outages after new storm November 8, 2012

    New York: The nor'easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding. It menaced travelers with icy roads, snarled the Long Island Rail Road and knocked out power to people who had only recently gotten it back after Superstorm Sandy. But for the weary, relief is...
  • Superstorm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness October 30, 2012

    New York: Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. The city had shut its mass transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway and...
  • Pirate Bay website up after extended downtime October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: BitTorrent indexing and search website Pirate Bay appears to be up after an extended downtime that had left many users anxious. The website had become unaccessible following a raid on the Swedish hosting company PRQ by the Swedish government on Monday. PRQ, which was founded by Pirate Bay...
  • GoDaddy blames outage on tech glitch, not hackers September 14, 2012

    New York: GoDaddy, one of the world's biggest Internet hosting companies and website registration companies, blamed technical problems for a nearly six-hour service disruption that affected some of its more than 10 million customers on Monday. Sporadic outages throughout the day were caused by "a series of internal network events" that...
  • GoDaddy Web outage takes out small-business sites September 11, 2012

    New York: Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com went down for several hours on Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service. A Twitter feed that claimed to be affiliated with the "Anonymous" hacker group said it was behind the outage, but that...
  • '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...
  • 'Power outages have negative impact on economy' August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The widespread power outages this week reflects the inadequacy of India's infrastructure and have a negative impact on economic activity, rating agency Moody's said on Thursday. Triggering one of the world's worst power crisis ever, three grids collapsed this week affecting more than half of the country's 1.2 billion...
  • Centre shifting blame on power outage: BJP August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Blaming government's "incompetence" for the power crisis in the country, the BJP on Wednesday attacked it for alleging that overdrawing by some states led to grid collapse and insisted it was caused by administrative and not technical failure. "The unprecedented grid failure is a result of negligence, incompetence and...
  • 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. ...
  • The world's worst power outages July 31, 2012

    Some notable power outages around the world: July 31, 2012: Three power grids across half of India fail in what authorities call overdrawing of the system, leaving a record 620 million people without power for several hours and raising serious concerns about whether the country's outdated infrastructure can meet soaring demands. July...