Power Crisis

  • Delhi: 'AAP government did not set aside fund for its Rs 6 crore power subsidy' 18-03-2014 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal regime, which ruled Delhi for 49 days, did not allocate any funds to finance the subsidy on electricity for the people of the national capital, the Delhi government told the High Court on Tuesday. The Delhi government submitted an affidavit in court stating that the...
  • Delhi power crisis: Anil Ambani meets Lt Governor 19-02-2014 11:58 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Wednesday met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for nearly an hour which officials described as a "courtesy call." Both sides declined to comment on the deliberations between Ambani and Jung. The meeting comes against the backdrop of issues concerning two group companies...
  • Delhi power crisis: SC asks NTPC to continue supply to BSES 07-02-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Delhiites, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the National Thermal Power Corporation to continue the power supply to BSES Yamuna, the discom which provides electricity to east and central Delhi. The top court asked NTPC to continue the supply till March 26 and...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit 07-02-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to the Delhi power crisis. The three Delhi discoms have now moved a larger bench of the High Court after an earlier bench refused to stay the CAG audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government into the accounts of the...
  • NTPC gives power supply suspension notice from Feb 11 to BSES Rajdhani 01-02-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: The National Thermal Power Corporation has given an electricity supply suspension notice from February 11 to Delhi utility BSES Rajdhani. On Friday, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had threatened to stop power supply to the BSES Yamuna, which caters to central and east Delhi. The regions could...
  • BSES asks Delhi government to step in to avoid major power crisis 31-01-2014 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: The BSES on Friday said that the company is hopeful of avoiding a major power cut in Delhi and has requested the Delhi government to step in to defuse the crisis. BSES sources say bank holding back funds is leading to a payment problem. NTCP has rejected Delhi...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav attacks BJP over power crisis in the state 26-01-2014 06:01 PM

    Taking on BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three time-rule, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday promised 24-hour electricity for the state after a year. "As far as availability of power is concerned, what has BJP done in this regard in its three...
  • Power woes return to Kashmir valley as cold wave intensifies 10-12-2013 10:44 AM

    Srinagar: The cold wave in Kashmir has intensified and coping with it is becoming increasingly difficult for the people of the valley due to massive power cuts. Many people took to the streets in Srinagar on Monday to protest and have threatened to launch a statewide agitation. The perennial winter...
  • TN: Politics over power crisis, common man suffers 03-12-2013 09:09 AM

    Chennai: Long power cuts on a daily basis have become common in Chennai and adjoining areas in Tamil Nadu. As the common man suffers, the issue now assuming the platform on which state parties are playing power politics. The powerful are turning Tamil Nadu's powerless situation into a power struggle....
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM on power woes 26-11-2013 11:45 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to solve the state's power problems. In her letter she said that Tamil Nadu has a demand-supply gap of 4,000 megawatt. She has also blamed central power generating units for the...
  • Odisha: Ten days after cyclone Phailin, Ganjam remains powerless 22-10-2013 09:20 AM

    Ganjam: It has been ten days now that the worst cyclone, Phailin, hit the Ganjam district in Odisha has been plunged in darkness as the district's entire power system has literally been blown away. To know about the hardship the four million people staying in this district are facing, CNN-IBN...
  • Phailin aftermath: 36 dead in Odisha, Ganjam battles power crisis 17-10-2013 07:50 AM

    Chhatrapur: Cyclone Phailin and the floods that followed in Odisha have now claimed 36 lives as the aftermath continues. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to the Centre asking for Rs 1,500 crore for relief and rehabilitation and most importantly restoring power to Ganjam which has been battling darkness...
  • Telangana: As cyclone threat looms, power employees call off strike 10-10-2013 02:36 PM

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's office has said that electricity employees of Seemandhra have agreed to call off strike after their meeting with Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy. The CM has given them an assurance that their concerns will be heard by the central government committee. Due to the...
  • The Last Word: Has Congress mishandled the Andhra situation or is that an unfair conclusion? 09-10-2013 10:00 PM

    Andhra Pradesh is facing the brunt of the people after the Cabinet approved the bifurcation of state. The Seemandhra region is battling power crisis and the prices of essential commodities are sky rocketing. The people have been protesting against the decision of the Centre and is asking for a roll...
  • Telangana fallout: Power crisis deepens, CM to hold talks with employees 09-10-2013 08:40 AM

    Hyderabad: Various parts of Andhra Pradesh will continue to remain dark as employees of the power sector in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh said they will continue with their indefinite strike as talks with the government to end the stalemate failed late on Tuesday. Chief Minister Kiran...
  • Anti-Telangana protests: Hospitals in Vizianagaram battle power crisis 08-10-2013 11:21 PM

    Vizianagaram: The power crisis across Andhra Pradesh has worsened on Tuesday with the situation quite bad for hospitals. Vizianagaram is one of the most affected 13 coastal districts which witnessed widespread protests for a united Andhra. The King George Hospital in Vizianagaram is battling power crisis as most of incubators...
  • Anti-Telangana stir in Seemandhra on, many Andhra districts powerless 08-10-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh continues to be deeply divided over Telanagana with total shutdown of Seemandhra completing five days in October 9. The situation in 13 districts across Seemandhra where anti-Telangana protests are going on is getting worse. With electricity department employees joining the agitation opposing Telangana, most parts of...
  • AP battles power crisis, hospitals running on generators 08-10-2013 06:56 PM

    The people of Andhra Pradesh are facing the brunt of the protests over the state's bifurcation. Over 50 lakh households in five districts have had no power since 9 am on Monday. This comes as over 8,000 power sector employees have joined the protests against the bifurcation of the state....
  • Blackout in 5 AP districts, power crisis hits hospitals, water supply 08-10-2013 09:07 AM

    Hyderabad: The people of Andhra Pradesh are facing the brunt of the protests over the state's bifurcation. Over 50 lakh households in five districts have had no power since 9 am on Monday. This comes as over 8,000 power sector employees have joined the protests against the bifurcation of the...
  • Power hit in AP as employees join protests, curfew in Vizianagram 07-10-2013 10:14 AM

    Hyderabad: Several districts in Andhra Pradesh remain on the edge as anti-Telangana forces have stepped up their agitation. The state is facing a power crisis with over 50,000 workers from the power sector having joined anti-bifurcation protests. Generation and supply of electricity was severely affected in several parts of Coastal...
  • After Jagan, Chandrababu Naidu begins fast against AP bifurcation 07-10-2013 09:27 AM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu has begun his indefinite fast in the national capital against Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation. He has also alleged 'political match-fixing' between some political parties of Andhra Pradesh and the Congress. "It is political match fixing. The Congress party did not follow any procedure....
  • Telangana fallout: Shoot-at-sight orders in place, train services hit 06-10-2013 03:07 PM

    Vijayanagaram: Curfew has been imposed in Vizianagaram town with police given the orders to shoot at sight in the wake of large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators, police said in Hyderabad. Additional forces have also been rushed to the district. More than 50,000 employees of the electricity department have threatened to...
  • Ghaziabad administration goes hi-tech; creates FB page for complainants 04-10-2013 01:25 PM

    Ghaziabad: Residents of Ghaziabad can now complain against deteriorating law and order as well as water and power crisis on Facebook. District administration has decided to reach out to residents through its Facebook page. The DM office has invited residents to post their views, suggestions and complaints against any issue...
  • BJP MP Yogi Adityanath protests against poor civic amenities 17-09-2013 10:29 AM

    BJP MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath has launched a 10-day protest at Collectorate campus against the poor civic amenities and bad condition of roads in Gorakhpur. Accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of ignoring Gorakhpur, Adityanath said the roads are in poor condition, district was facing an acute water and power...
  • Patna: Power board employees cut supply after clash with police 14-09-2013 08:47 AM

    Patna: There is major power crisis in Patna after employees of the Bihar electricity board cut power supply to the entire city. This after some electricity board employees were beaten up and arrested by the Patna police. The employees are reportedly planning an indefinite strike. The agitation by power board...
  • Akhilesh govt looks to solar energy to bridge power shortfall 10-08-2013 11:47 AM

    Faced with acute power shortage and growing anger against incessant power cuts, the Uttar Pradesh government has stitched up a new solar initiative that will ensure additional power supply to the state. Keeping up with the new solar policy, the state government issued a letter of intent to seven companies,...
  • Uttar Pradesh looks to solar energy to bridge power shortfall 10-08-2013 03:12 AM

    Faced with acute power shortage and growing anger against incessant power cuts, the Uttar Pradesh government has stitched up a new solar initiative that will ensure additional power supply to the state. Keeping up with the new solar policy, the state government on Thursday issued a letter of intent to...
  • Bihar power crisis to be over by 2015, asserts Power Minister 01-08-2013 10:09 PM

    Power crisis in Bihar would be a thing of the past by 2015 as the state would have 5500 MW of power to meet domestic demand, Power Minister Bijrendra Prasad Yadav told the Assembly on Thursday. And by 2016-17 when all the power projects at Navi Nagar, Pirpatai, Chausa and...
  • BJP workers meet commissioner, discuss slew of issues 27-07-2013 05:22 PM

    BJP workers on Saturday submitted amemorandum to the Kanpur commissioner over a host of issuesaffecting city-dwellers including the problem of undeclaredpower cuts and water-logging. Led by MLA Salil Bishnoi, BJP workers, met CommissionerMahesh Gupta and also demanded an increase in the number ofseats for intermediate students in the city's degree...
  • Akhilesh, Scindia lay foundation of 800 KW power corridor 21-07-2013 02:03 AM

    Agra: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday laid the foundation of an 800 KW HVDC high-capacity power corridor between Chariali in Assam and Agra. Union Minister of state for Power Scindia also dedicated 765 KW single circuit transmission line between Agra and Meerut...