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  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful Asia-Pacific women 17 hours 26 minutes ago

    New York: As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the Asia-Pacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • Tata Tea-Network18 joint initiative 'Power of 49' sweeps Emvies, wins 5 golds, 2 silvers 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Tata Tea-Network18 joint initiative, "Power of 49", has swept the Emvies winning 5 golds and 2 silvers including the Grand Emvies. The Emvies, awarded by the Advertising Club Bombay, honour "Measurable and Significant contributions in the field of media". The 'Power of 49' campaign was aimed to...
  • Style check: Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan vs Michelle Obama 3 days ago

    An accomplished singer, 51-year-old Peng Liyuan is known to symbolise modern China, who unlike previous Chinese first ladies, actively takes part in the country's diplomatic engagements. And for her Indian visit, the lady seems to have voted for a mix of traditional and western sensibilities. Here's Piya Hingorani on the...
  • IITians create solar-powered cold storage with no running cost 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solar-powered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IIT-Kharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects 5 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned NTPC has signed an initial agreement with Andhra Pradesh government for developing 1,000 MW solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh. "As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NTPC shall develop 1,000 MW solar power projects at sites identified by the state government...
  • Rs 4,754-cr power transmission scheme for Arunachal, Sikkim 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Monday approved a scheme for strengthening power transmission in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved this scheme, an official statement said. "The intra-state transmission and distribution systems...
  • Nuclear power cooperation may come up during Xi's India visit 1 week ago

    Beijing: Nuclear cooperation may be discussed during President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week with China looking to become a world leader in atomic power by 2020. Under an ambitious scheme to be finalised by April, China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020, the Hong...
  • J&K floods: 60 per cent power supply restored in Kashmir, says CM Omar Abdullah 1 week ago

    Jammu: Stepping up efforts to re-establish normalcy in the flood ravaged state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that 60 per cent power supply has been restored in Kashmir Valley so far. "60 per cent power supply in Kashmir division has been restored so far," he...
  • Irrigation, power, environment are focus of Telangana government September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Development of minor and major irrigation systems, producing surplus power, environment conservation and industrial development are some of the major focus areas for the TRS government in Telangana, state IT Minister KT Rama Rao said on Friday. With the aim of supplying drinking water to all and providing irrigation facilities,...
  • Snow storms hit western Canada September 11, 2014

    Ottawa: Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures - but not in early September. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. The city at the centre of...
  • Japanese regulator approves restart of Sendai nuclear reactor after Fukushima incident September 10, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants. The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said Kyushu Electric...
  • Andhra Pradesh government to soon sign deal with NTPC for 1000-mw solar unit September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to make Andhra Pradesh power surplus, the state government is shortly entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NTPC for setting up a mega solar power unit with a capacity of 1,000 MW at Ananthapur. Andhra Pradesh Information & Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunatha...
  • Coal scam: Court seeks clarification from CBI on closure report September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Posing searching questions to CBI on its closure report, a special court on Tuesday asked the agency to clarify as to what evidence "it could not collect" during probe to substantiate its findings recorded in FIR in a coal blocks allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power...
  • 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...
  • Power ministers from all states to meet today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A key meeting of power ministers from all the states is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on Tuesday. Agenda of the meeting is likely to be the shortage of coal for power production. The tariff issue is also likely to be taken up in the meet. The meeting...
  • Watch: Looking forward to September 9 SC judgement on coal blocks allocation, says Piyush Goyal September 8, 2014

    Power Minister Piyush Goyal expressed confidence even in the case of an adverse judgement delivered by the Supreme court in case it decided to de-allocate all 218 coal blocks. Goyal said that it would only lead to a short-term disruption of power, adding that the government was working towards providing...
  • SC verdict on coal block cancellation will lead to short-term disruption of power: Piyush Goyal September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Supreme Court hearing on the 218 illegally allocated coal blocks is to be delivered on September 9, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told CNN-IBN that even if the apex court decides to cancel coal blocks, it would only lead to a short-term disruption of power. He added...
  • '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. ...
  • Palestinian president urges Hamas to yield power September 7, 2014

    Jeruselam: The Palestinian president has threatened to dissolve a new unity government if the Hamas militant group does not give up power in the Gaza Strip. Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Cairo late Saturday that he cannot accept the current situation in Gaza. He said if Hamas will not accept one...
  • 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...
  • Government working on power generation projects, says Piyush Goyal September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday said that there was no low coal supply and dry-fuel based power production has increased by about 22 per cent in the three months of Narendra Modi-led government. Addressing the media, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said that coal shortage at power stations was...
  • TWTW: Mumbaikars speak about power crisis in the city September 7, 2014

    A massive power cut in Mumbai last week caused a lot of disruption. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the Chief Ministers to discuss the acute power shortage. ...
  • Narendra Modi to review performance of infrastructure sector this week September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting on Wednesday to review the performance of key infrastructure sectors, including coal and power. "Prime Minister will hold meeting on September 10 to review the progress in achieving the target for key infrastructure sectors like coal and power," said a source. The...
  • Nepal, India sign landmark Power Trade Agreement September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Nepal and India on Thursday signed a landmark Power Trade Agreement (PTA) which is expected to boost the energy ties between the two energy-starved nations. The two-day meeting ended on Thursday on a positive note with the energy secretaries from both countries signing the agreement, an official source told...
  • 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...
  • Power Ministry approves coal swap between NTPC, Gujarat September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Power is believed to have permitted state-run NTPC to swap imported coal it receives through Gujarat for its thermal plant in Chhattisgarh with the fuel available at Bilaspur mines. In turn, the state can utilise the imported coal for its power plants. Being closer to...
  • Delhi: L-G Jung approves electricity subsidy; to benefit 84 lakh consumers September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday approved the power subsidy of up to Rs 1.20 per unit which will benefit around 84 per cent or 28 lakh of the total electricity consumers in the city. Delhi's Power Secretary Arun Goel said the subsidy will be effective from August...
  • 100 days of Modi government: One-man show so far, doubts linger over its success August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, one wonders whether the last hundred days have been a one-man show and whether it will continue to be so for the next four years. The 2014 general elections were interesting not only because Modi was the face of...
  • Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world's worst blackouts. There was a sharp fall in power output...