Power Cut

  • Blackout at Mumbai Airport, passengers call it a security lapse 13-03-2014 09:05 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's domestic airport faced a 15-minute black out on Wednesday after the Tata Power lines reportedly snapped around 2 pm during the day. An alternate power supply was arranged by Reliance along with a power back up but the power went off around 8 pm on Wednesday evening for...
  • SC directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi 07-02-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a reprieve to residents of Delhi, the Supreme Court on directed NTPC not to cut power supply till March 26 to Reliance Group-owned power distribution companies for not clearing outstanding dues of over Rs.300 crore. The apex court also directed BSES to pay Rs 50 crore within...
  • Delhi power crisis: SC agrees to hear BSES plea against NTPC 06-02-2014 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea of the Reliance Group companies BSES against the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) notice threatening to cut off power supply for not clearing outstanding dues. The apex court will hear the plea on Friday. Raising a fear of an...
  • AAP asks DERC to suspend BSES licence if it cuts power in Delhi 03-02-2014 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP government of Arvind Kejriwal in a letter to Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has asked for the suspension of the licence of BSES if it cuts power supply in the national capital. If the BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) stop...
  • Delhi to pay 6-8 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues 01-02-2014 07:27 AM

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES...
  • Kejriwal must force open access to cut power tariffs, policing through CAG will not help

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Between 2008 and 2012, 1.32 lakh crore (or 1.32 trillion) units of power was sold in the country at an average wholesale prices of Rs...

  • 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...
  • NTPC warns Delhi discoms to pay today or power supply will be cut 31-01-2014 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: Residents of East Delhi and Central Delhi may face eight to 10 hours of power cuts in February as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has rejected Delhi government's plea to continue power supply to BSES Yamuna Power Limited. The NTPC has informed the power discom that a...
  • AAP warns discoms, says will cancel licence, if power supply is cut 31-01-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked the private power distribution companies in Delhi to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power in the state failing and has warned them that their licences will be cancelled if they fail to do so. This comes after the Discom BSES Yamuna...
  • Buy electricity from outside to avoid power cuts, says Vijay Bahuguna 28-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday issued orders to keep the state free from power outages even if that meant buying electricity from outside. Laying the foundation stone of power sub-stations of Nehru Colony and Ring Road Raipur, Bahuguna said work on improving power infrastructure worth Rs 191 crore...
  • Ghaziabad residents hassled as rains lead to night-long power outage 18-01-2014 12:57 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Tamil Nadu staring at long power cuts 02-12-2013 03:12 PM

    Chennai: After four months of relief from power cuts, Tamil Nadu is slipping back again into darkness. With demand far outstripping supply, the state has announced outages to bridge the gap. Even as the state government gives a push to its power projects, it faces heat from the opposition for...
  • Long power cuts cripple normal life in Agra 09-10-2013 01:33 PM

    The residents of Taj city Agra are facing problems due to severe power outages of six to eight hours every day.This has been happening since September 15 due to the installation of a transformer at the Peeli Pokhar sub-station. The work would continue till October 20. Private provider Torrent Power...
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  • UP: As North India burns under the heat, power cuts add to woes 31-05-2013 07:25 AM

    Kanpur: As north India burns under the heat wave, citizens in Uttar Pradesh are finding it tougher to battle the heat with constant power cuts. Uttar Pradesh is facing power outage of upto 12 hours a day. People say the power cuts are causing water shortage too and that domestic...
  • Andhra Pradesh govt hikes electricity tariff by 15 pc 31-03-2013 02:10 PM

    Hyderabad: Ignoring Opposition protests and despite an unprecedented electricity shortage, Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday hiked the electricity tariff by about 15 per cent, imposing over Rs 6,000 crore burden on people. The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) passed a new tariff order, which will come into effect from...
  • Andhra battles electricity cuts, govt says use solar power 31-03-2013 01:02 PM

    Hyderabad: Political protests, indefinite hunger strikes and fierce debates in the state assembly, Andhra Pradesh's opposition parties have trained all their guns at the Chief Minister, accusing him of mismanaging the deepening power crisis in the state. Proving seven hours of free electricity to farmers and reducing tariff burden on...
  • J&K infants deaths: Four suspended 18-12-2012 08:40 AM

    Srinagar: The medical superintendent of the government hospital in Baramulla, in which two infants died on Friday evening due to a power cut, along with three others, has been suspended. Sources also say criminal proceedings against them are likely. The families of the infants claim the babies died because of...
  • J&K: Power cut in govt hospital leaves 2 infants dead 16-12-2012 01:31 PM

    Baramullah: In a case of shocking apathy, power failure in a Baramulla hospital killed two infants on ventilator support on Friday evening. The family claims that the hospital officials refused to turn on the generator during a two-hour power supply cut. Residents and family members of two infants who died...
  • WB Assembly plunges in darkness during power minister's reply 12-12-2012 03:42 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal assembly on Wednesday plunged into darkness when state Power Minister Manish Gupta was replying during the Question Hour. Congress member Asit Mitra asked about the progress of Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyut Yojana in the state when the lights went off as soon as Gupta stood up...
  • Power woes: Tamil Nadu to move SC 27-10-2012 02:37 PM

    Chennai: A day after blaming the Centre for the acute power crisis in the State, Tamil Nadu on Saturday decided to move the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Union Government to reallocate power to be surrendered by Delhi government to it. A resolution to this effect was passed...
  • Power woes in TN, Jaya asks Centre to step in 27-10-2012 09:39 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has been battling power cuts for almost 12 hours every day. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has now sought the Centre's help. Despite the state meeting 13 per cent of power from wind projects in 2011, this year, their capacity has dropped to a mere 150 megawatts. Ramesh Kymal,...
  • Snapshot: Jaspal Bhatti's car that met with the accident 26-10-2012 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: Noted comedian Jaspal Bhatti died in a road accident near Jalandhar on October 25. He was going to Nakodar from Bhatinda to promote his forthcoming film 'Power Cut'. The accident happened near the Shahkot area of Jalandhar. Bhatti's car rammed into a roadside tree. Here is a photograph...
  • Jaspal Bhatti had suffered serious head injuries 25-10-2012 04:36 PM

    Chandigarh: Popular satirist and filmmaker Jaspal Bhatti, the man behind hit comedy shows like 'Ulta Pulta' and 'Flop Show', died in a road accident in the wee hours today after his car rammed into a tree. Bhatti's son Jasraj, who was driving the car and actress Surilie Gautam, the heroine...
  • Kashmir reels under power crisis 03-01-2012 03:24 PM

    Uri: After months of lull and calm, storm brewed again on the streets of Kashmir, this time over heavy power cuts. A young man was killed and three others wounded when the CISF fired at people protesting against the heavy load shedding in the state near Uri on Monday. The...
  • 'No power cut in Chhattisgarh for next 20 yrs' 22-11-2011 10:02 AM

    New Delhi: Providing the cheapest energy to consumers, mineral-rich Chhattisgarh will remain a no-power-cut state for the next 20 years, Chief Minister Raman Singh has said. "There is no power cut (today) and there will be no power cut in Chhattisgarh in the next 20 years -- be it industry,...
  • WB electricity woes continue, Govt in a fix 20-10-2011 08:10 AM

    Kolkata: Unlike other parts of the country, West Bengal is suffering from an acute power shortage due to policies of the present Mamata Banerjee government. It is reported that Mamata isn't ready to take the unpopular measure of hiking power tariffs for areas covered by the state electricity board despite...