Power Crisis

  • Maharashtra CM writes to PM Modi on power supply scenario in the state September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to resolve the ongoing electricity crisis in his state. Chavan in a letter to the Prime Minister said that due to non-availability of fuel and legal challenges due to change in law, private power generators supplying...
  • 'Lifenology' for India: Technology that life needs September 7, 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. ...
  • No request from Maharashtra for additional power: Piyush Goyal September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking Maharashtra government not to politicise the power supply issue, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that the state has made no request for allocation of additional electricity. "I have had extensive discussions with 18 states but some how Maharashtra never came forth, as of today...
  • Delhi, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh to get 24-hour power: Piyush Goyal September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are all set to get 24-hour power supply like Gujarat, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. "The programmes for provision of 24-hour power supply in the states of Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are ready for roll-out," he said without disclosing the...
  • Prithviraj Chavan seeks meeting of CMs on power crisis September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the Chief Ministers to discuss the acute power shortage which he said had affected at least five states. In a letter to Modi, Chavan said that after competitive bids for power supply...
  • 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...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • Poor rainfall, technical glitches worsen UP's power crisis July 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages on Wednesday due to technical glitches in some of the state's power plants, an official said. Major cities like Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, Ghaziabad and Noida, besides others, had power cuts for a long time. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) officials...
  • Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an all-time high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand. on Thursday, the power demand soared to 5789 MW. "The maximum power demand in the city was recorded at 5,810 MW at...
  • KCR asks officials to work out plan to tackle power shortage June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday asked the officials of energy department to draw up short term and long term plans to overcome the power deficiency in the state. "The Chief Minister reviewed the power situation in the state against the background of power crisis due to the...
  • Piyush Goyal to meet bankers on Monday; discuss bottlenecks June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to restore investor confidence in electricity generation sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will meet bankers on Monday to discuss the financing bottlenecks affecting the industry and the way forward. Goyal's meeting with the bankers may touch upon the key issues of delayed regulatory clearances which led...
  • Goyal asks Coal India to boost output, cut e-auction quantity June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Beginning the Herculean task of increasing electricity generation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asked Coal India to raise production from existing mines and reduce the quantity offered in e-auctions so that utilities can get more supplies of the fuel. Goyal, who is also the Coal Minister, met top...
  • Delhi's power demand touches season's highest of 5,528 MW June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the city recorded the season's highest of 5,528 MW, with the BSES discoms saying they are making all-out efforts to provide better electricity supply to consumers. This year, the peak power demand is expected to reach 6,000 MW, surpassing the all-time high of 5,653 MW, reached...
  • Congress launches 10-day agitation against power, water crises June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday launched its 10-day long agitation against the power and water crises in the national Capital, during which they burnt the effigies of Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Party workers, led by DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and chief spokesperson...
  • AAP MLA Manish Sisodia 'missing', say posters in Patparganj June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Posters taking a dig at AAP MLA from Patparganj, Manish Sisodia saying that he has gone "missing" in his constituency in the wake of power and water crisis. However, this has been described as an act by his political rivals. The poster, purportedly issued by one Ajay Walia who...
  • Yashwant Sinha to leave jail as court grants him bail after 2 weeks in prison June 18, 2014

    Hazaribagh: A Hazaribagh court on Wednesday granted bail to top BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, almost two weeks after his arrest. Sinha was arrested on June 2 during a protest against power shortage. As many as 300 workers were taken into custody along with Sinha for allegedly assaulting Jharkhand State Electricity Board...
  • Yashwant is ‘right candidate’ to be Jharkhand CM: LK Advani June 17, 2014

    BJP veteran LK Advani on Tuesday met party colleague Yashwant Sinha in jail in Hazaribagh and asked him to secure bail and lead the party in the Jharkhand Assembly elections later this year, describing him as the “right person” for the chief minister’s post. 86-year-old Advani drove to the Hazaribagh Central...
  • Congress slams BJP over power crisis in Jharkhand June 16, 2014

    Slamming BJP for playing "politics over power", Congress on Monday blamed the saffron party for the electricity crisis in Jharkhand as it had ruled the state for maximum years, but "failed" to produce even a unit in state. "We all need electricity. But BJP is indulging in politics over power. It...
  • TWTW: Delhiites witness long power outages, VIPs enjoy privileges June 15, 2014

    There seems to be no respite for Delhiites in the sweltering heat as the national capital has been facing long power cuts since 15 days. Large parts of Delhi continued to face long outages as the power transmission network damaged by a devastating storm on May 30 is yet to...
  • Delhi: Congress protests against government over prolonged power crisis June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is holding protests in Delhi against the prolonged power outages in the national capital. Earlier on Saturday too, Congress workers tried to break the barricade at the Nangloi railway station during a protest in Delhi. The police had to use water cannons to disperse the...
  • Lovely, other Congress leaders detained during protest against Delhi power crisis June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress workers tried to break the barricade at the Nangloi railway station during a protest in Delhi on Saturday. The police used water cannons to disperse the protesters. Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely was also detained during the protest against Delhi's power crisis. DPCC chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma, senior...
  • Delhi faces its worst power crisis, Power Minister promises quick action June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: If sweltering heat was not enough, adding to the woes of people are power cuts -- a combination that is making life miserable for people not just in Delhi but even in the National Capital Region (NCR) comprising four major suburban cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad....
  • Power Minister Piyush Goyal conducts surprise checks at power restoration sites in Delhi June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal paid several surprise visits to areas in South and West Delhi where restoration work of transmission lines is underway. Piyush Goyal surveyed the restoration work in Ashok Nagar and Maharani Bagh post midnight. Goyal has said that power employees are working around the clock...
  • Severe power crisis loom large over Delhi June 10, 2014

    Power crisis continues to loom large over Delhi with the soaring temperatures. The government has now decided to supply additional 400 MW power to tackle the crisis. ...
  • Before polls it was 'har ghar Modi', now it's 'har ghar mombatti': Congress on Delhi power crisis June 14, 2014

    The political battle over the power crisis in Delhi continues. Congress leader Rashid Alvi blamed the BJP for the crisis saying, "Before elections, we kept hearing the slogan har har Modi (Modi in every household). Now it has become har ghar mombatti (candle in every household)" ...
  • Kejriwal to seek an appointment with PM Modi over Delhi power crisis June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejirwal and party leader Manish Sisodia plans to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the power crisis in Delhi. This after they protested outside Union Minister Harsh Vardhan's house in the national capital. The BJP, however, continues to blame...
  • BJP leaders in Jharkhand protest against acute power crisis June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It's not just Delhi, which is facing a power crisis. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Jharkhand protested against the acute power crisis and alleged corruption in the state electricity board. The workers blocked roads in Ramgarh causing inconvenience to commuters. It was BJP leader Yashwant Sinha who had...
  • No respite from power cuts in Delhi, protesters take to vandalism June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the Centre stepped in promising immediate relief to the residents of Delhi, power cuts continued across the national capital. In Jaffrabad, protests against power cuts took a violent turn with protesters setting ablaze a bus and indulging in vandalism. The police are expected to lodge an...