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  • 100 days of Modi government: One-man show so far, doubts linger over its success 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Northern grid asks discoms not to overdraw power due to coal shortage Yesterday

    New Delhi: After western grid issued notice on power generation loss to the states, now the northern grid has sent an 'SOS' to the discoms and power producers asking them not to overdraw power. They have also been asked to increase power generation to maintain grid security. The order comes...
  • Hewlett-Packard recalls 6 million power cords over fire hazard 3 days ago

    Washington: Hewlett-Packard Co is recalling about 6 million computer power cords after 29 reports of the cords melting or charring, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The recalled item, the LS-15 AC power cord, was distributed with Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC...
  • Xiaomi Mi Power Banks up for pre-order on Flipkart; to go on sale next week 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mi Power Banks are now up for pre-order on Flipkart.com. The powerbanks will come in two models - 10400mAh for Rs 999 and 5200mAh for Rs 799. The website lists 5th week of August as the estimated release date. Clearing the confusion whether the Xiaomi power banks...
  • Xiaomi Mi Power Banks to officially go on sale on Flipkart next week; no pre-registration necessary August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mi Power Banks will go on sale in India via Flipkart next week, said Manu Jain, Xiaomi's India head, during a conversation with IBNLive. Two variants of Xiaomi Mi Power Bank, are currently listed on Flipkart as "coming soon." Update: The products are now available for...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • JMM alleges BJP turning Ranchi's power plant into party programme August 21, 2014

    The JMM on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was turning the power project to be inaugurated in Ranchi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a party programme despite it being a government programme and a "gift" from the previous UPA regime. In a letter to the Prime Minister and a copy...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA August 20, 2014

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14-year-long fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • PM envisages 24x7 electricity for all villages August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the government was planning to provide each village in India with 24-hour electricity through a national network of roads, power transmission, power and water grids. "Electricity is produced and supplied, but the task of saving it is also important. Saving electricity is equal...
  • Vasundhara Raje announces scheme for women in the state August 15, 2014

    Promising a new transformation in the lives of women, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced launch of a scheme under which bank accounts in the name of women of 1.5 crore families will be opened and aid and benefits directly transferred to their accounts. Addressing the state level Independence...
  • Patriotism of people of Kargil inspires people of India, says PM Narendra Modi August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kargil and inaugurated the Chutak hydro electric project. While addressing the hydro power project launch event Modi said, "The patriotism of the people of Kargil inspires the people of India. I bow to this land and to the people." Power Minister Piyush Goyal...
  • 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...
  • Railways to harness green power to reduce hefty energy bill August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have firmed up plans to harness solar and wind power as part of its move to tap renewable energy in a big way to reduce the fuel bill substantially. The total fuel bill of railways during the current financial year has been estimated to be a whopping Rs...
  • Telangana not willing to honour Centre directive to vest special powers in Governor Narasimhan August 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Saturday locked horns with the Centre, refusing to "honour" the latter's directives with regard to special responsibility vested in Governor ESL Narasimhan for maintenance of law and order in greater Hyderabad. The Union Home Ministry had sent a letter to the Telangana government, citing the...
  • US urges India to step up as regional power August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May. In a speech wrapping up two days of talks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also...
  • Embarrassment for Omar, senior official quits alleging misbehaviour by a J&K minister August 8, 2014

    Jammu: In an embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a senior official in the public health engineering department has resigned. He has alleged misbehavior by one of Omar's ministers. The official claimed that the State Transport Minister, Choudhary Ramzan, abused him and flung papers at him during...
  • Akhilesh asks Centre to gives more coal to Parichha station August 8, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the Centre to increase coal supply to Parichha thermal power station to five rakes a day, an official spokesman said here. In a letter written to Union Minister for Power and Coal (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal, Akhilesh has said due to short supply of coal,...
  • SJVN thermal power project cost escalates due to new land law August 7, 2014

    Project cost of the 1,320 MW thermal power project at Buxar in Bihar constructed by Satluz Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has gone up by about Rs 3,591 crore mainly due to payment for land in accordance with the new Land Acquisition Act, SJVN officials on Thursday said. Due to the cost...
  • CM directs power department to complete under-construction projects at the earliest August 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the power department to get all under-construction projects completed at the earliest so that they can start supplying power from next year. "During a review meeting, the CM directed Principal Secretary (Energy) to inspect under construction power projects, especially Lalitpur, Bara and...
  • BJP Kisan Morcha protests over power cuts August 6, 2014

    Protesting over power cuts, BJP Kisan Morcha on Wednesday held a demonstration at sector 21A sub station and gave memorandum. Morcha district president Chandgi Ram said unscheduled power cuts have caused inconvenience to residents. In spite of the assurance for the last several years, the power distribution company was not able to supply 24x7...
  • Flipkart confuses buyers, lists Xiaomi's 10400mAh Mi powerbank at both Rs 999 and Rs 2,390 August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mi power bank from Xiaomi, which was expected to come to India for under Rs 1,000, is now available for purchase on Flipkart, the exclusive seller for Xiaomi devices in India, at Rs 2,390. The whooping price seems to be creating a wave of confusion among...
  • 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...
  • China reveals 12,000-km long range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 2, 2014

    Beijing: China's next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which have a range of 12,000 kms, have been revealed. A piece of information revealed in a government environmental monitoring file has indirectly confirmed the existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missile, a report on the website...