POWERS

  • Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla 2 days ago

    Guwahati/Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project. Addressing the North East Infrastructure Conclave held in Guwahati, Lal Thanhawla wondered why the NTPC, after...
  • NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign 2 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive. "Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development...
  • Kiren Rijiju against big power projects, favours 300-500 MW projects 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he is "traditionally" against construction of big dams in North East and favoured smaller ones with 300-500 MW capacities. "Traditionally I am not for big hydro power projects in North East. I am not in favour of 4,000 MW...
  • 'Boy meets girl, boy rapes girl, boy marries girl': Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticising rape 3 days ago

    Bangkok: In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after. Boy Meets Girl, Boy Rapes Girl, Boy Marries Girl. The premise is so common in Thailand's...
  • Four days after Cyclone Hudhud, many in Visakhapatnam still struggle without power, food, water 4 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: It has been four days since cyclone Hudhud hit the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastline and though the worst is over, the damage and destruction has been massive, especially in and around Visakhapatnam. Villages around the city are still without power and people are struggling for food and water. Thirty-five-year-old...
  • Hudhud devastation: No power supply in Visakhapatnam 5 days ago

    Power lines are down in Visakhapatnam. Atleast 20,000 electric polls are down. Energy secretary said damage to electric sector alone is 1000 crores. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh power utilities take steps to deal with cyclone impact October 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Power utilities of Andhra Pradesh are fully geared up to face any eventuality arising out of cyclone 'Hudhud' which is on course to hit the Visakhapatnam coast by on Sunday afternoon. Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, along with other senior officials of his department reviewed the measures taken by the...
  • Power supply restored in Jammu after 70 hours October 10, 2014

    Jammu: After remaining in darkness for 70 hours, power supply was restored in some parts of Jammu city where electricity lines were snapped by strong winds on Wednesday. Several parts of Jammu city including Talab Tiloo, Bohri, Udhaywala, Hazuribagh, Gole belt and dozen of villages plunged into darkness and nearly...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu refutes Telangana CM's allegations about power situation October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu strongly hit back on Thursday at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) saying that the latter is merely trying to misinform people about the power issue. "The Telangana CM is unnecessarily blaming me. How can I be responsible for Telangana's electricity...
  • Financial powers of paramilitary chiefs enhanced October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The financial powers of all para-military chiefs has been increased under various heads including procurement of arms and ammunition which has seen a four-fold increase from existing Rs five core to Rs 20 crore. The decision was taken by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who decided to delegate...
  • TN: CISF personnel at Kalpakkam atomic plant fires at colleagues, kills 3 October 8, 2014

    Kalpakkam: In what could be a case of fratricide a 40-year-old CISF Head Constable fired at five of his colleagues at the Kalpakkam Atomic Power Plant in Tamil Nadu Out of five shot, three were reported dead on the spot while other two are injured and taken to hospital. Although no...
  • Power generation in Gujarat unaffected due to coal shortage: Saurabh Patel October 5, 2014

    Vadodara: Power generation in Gujarat is not affected due to coal shortage and the state is meeting demand of its various consumers without imposing any restrictions, Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel said. Power generation at coal-based thermal stations located at Wanakbori (with 1,470 mw installed capacity), Gandhinagar (870 mw capacity), Ukai...
  • Delhi: DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost. While hiking the power tariff by up to 7.5 per cent for domestic consumers, the...
  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi raises concerns about sanitation, power and safe drinking water September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister on Saturday said, "Today, 2.5 billion people are out of reach of basic sanitation, 1.3 billion people are in Powerless, 1.1 billion people are not getting drinking water." ...
  • Intex launches three dual-SIM Android smartphones in India at Rs 6,990 onwards September 27, 2014

    Panaji: Homegrown handset maker Intex launched three new smartphones, priced Rs 6,990 onwards under its new 'Star' range as it looks to capture a larger share of the strongly contested Indian smartphone market. The three new devices - Star, Star HD and Star Power - will be available from September...
  • No HC relief for disqualified BJP MLA in power theft case September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant any interim relief to BJP's Ichalkaranji MLA Suresh Halvankar against Maharashtra Governor's order disqualifying him from holding his position following his conviction in a case of electricity theft. Hearing Halvankar's plea on Wednesday, Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Girish Kulkarni refused to...
  • Give full subsidy, halt tariff hike: Karunanidhi to Jayalalithaa September 25, 2014

    Chennai: Opposing the proposed power tariff hike, DMK President Karunanidhi on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to bridge the revenue deficit of Rs 6,854 crore of state-run power utility TANGEDCO by giving it the whole amount as subsidy. He said that Jayalalithaa's assurance of additional subsidy to protect the...
  • SC scraps coal allocations, firms likely to pay Rs 7,905 cr in penalty September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, Hindalco and other companies whose coal mine allocations were scrapped by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are likely to pay about Rs 7,905 crore in penalty. The Supreme Court while cancelling 214 of 218 coal mine permits given to companies for their own...
  • Samsung Power Sharing Cable: This $20 cable lets you charge devices using a Galaxy phone or tablet September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung has launched a new Power Sharing Cable that lets users charge micro USB devices with a Galaxy phone or tablet. In other words, with this cable, users can transfer power directly from their compatible Samsung device to any micro USB compatible device including a wearable, smartphone, tablet,...
  • HC directs Maharashtra to ensure power supply at exam centres September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over load shedding, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state government on Tuesday, to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all exam centres during HSC and SSC examinations in October 2014. A bench of Justice Abhay Oka also asked the state to come out with an action plan...
  • 81 per cent power supply restored in Kashmir: J&K government September 23, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that 81 per cent electricity supply has been restored in Kashmir Valley and work is on to restore the rest. "81 per cent electricity has been restored in the Valley and work is on to restore the entire supply", Principal Secretary Power...
  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful AsiaPacific women September 21, 2014

    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 AsiaPacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative 'Power of 49' sweeps Emvies, wins 5 golds, 2 silvers September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tata TeaNetwork18 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 September 18, 2014

    An accomplished singer, 51yearold 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 solarpowered cold storage with no running cost September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solarpowered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IITKharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned 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 4,754cr power transmission scheme for Arunachal, Sikkim September 15, 2014

    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 intrastate transmission and distribution systems...
  • Nuclear power cooperation may come up during Xi's India visit September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    Jammu: Stepping up efforts to reestablish 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,...