Power Crisis

  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi's big challenge: How can India overcome the power crisis? June 14, 2014

    There is some good news for Delhiites. The capital will get 400 megawatts of power by Tuesday night. The decision comes after an emergency meeting between Power Minister Piyush Goyal, the Delhi Lt Governor and other officials. Goyal said that electricity lines will be restored in 10 days at the...
  • Power cuts continue to haunt Delhiites June 10, 2014

    CNN-IBN visits various places in the national capital to take stock of the power crisis in Delhi. ...
  • News 360: Government assures additional 400 MW to tackle Delhi power crisis June 10, 2014

    With frequent power cuts hampering normal life in the national capital, the government has now assured additional 400 MW to tackle the crisis. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal blames BJP for power crisis in Delhi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday came down heavily on the ruling BJP at the Centre, saying it is responsible for the ongoing power crisis in the national capital. Continuing the attack on BJP, Kejriwal also said that neither it is able to handle the power crisis nor...