POWERS

  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet on Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project 3 days ago

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • Power tariff not hiked by up to 7%, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission withdraws order November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within hours of hiking the power tariff in the national capital by up to seven per cent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has rolled back the decision. Facing severe criticism for the hike, the DERC said that it has asked the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for some...
  • Delhi: Power tarrif hiked by up to 7 per cent; Congress, AAP criticise BJP November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the national capital was on Thursday night hiked by up to seven per cent by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) and will come into effect from Saturday. The regulator hiked the tariff by levying surcharge heeding to the demands of the three private power distribution...
  • PM Modi likely to inaugurate Palatana power project in Tripura November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the second unit of the 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district, Tripura Governor P B Acharya said. "The second unit of the Palatana will be operational soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate...
  • Fed up of inconsistent electricity, IT companies develop private solar plants November 4, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Fed up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced "power holidays", Indian IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help. In July, it finished building a 13 megawatt solar plant - enough to power 6,000 homes - to keep the lights on...
  • Telangana CM visits Chhattisgarh for power purchase November 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Faced with an acute electricity shortage, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is on a visit to Chhattisgarh to purchase of power. "I have actually come for purchasing electricity from Chhattisgarh, for supplying to our farmers. Electricity is being supplied 24 hours (a day) in Chhattisgarh. We don't have such...
  • Shiv Sena builds pressure on BJP, asks it to decide on power sharing before trust vote, say sources November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra was sworn in, former ally Shiv Sena has stepped up the pressure. Sena has told the BJP to decide on power sharing before the floor test it will be facing within the next 15 days, sources said on...
  • Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others: US envoy October 30, 2014

    Brussels: Some countries are yet to shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from helping, Samantha Power, the US envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday. Power, after visiting...
  • Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation October 30, 2014

    Washington: Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures. This new material can withstand temperatures of over 700 degrees Celsius and survive outdoors in spite...
  • J&K DGP orders inquiry on DIG Beig's pictures showing abuse of power October 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir DGP on Thursday ordered an inquiry on state Director Inspector General of Police Shakeel Beig's pictures showing abuse of power. The photographs which were posted by the DIG's son have gone viral. In one of the pictures, a man was seen helping DIG Shakeel Beig...
  • Regular human resource audits needed to check abuse of power, says Kiran Bedi October 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Kiran Bedi said that the DIG incident was condemnable and showed how there was aneed for a systemic change. "This incident exposes colonial mindset which exists in our police system," said Bedi. ...
  • Abuse of power by Jammu DIG exposed: Should the government step in? October 29, 2014

    In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the...
  • J&K DIG 'abuse of power' pictures: Very unfortunate, our culture doesn't approve of it, says Alvi October 29, 2014

    Photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir, posted by his own son, have gone viral. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig put on his shoes. ...
  • J&K DIG's son boasts of power, posts pictures of man tying his father's shoe laces on social media October 29, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig...
  • 20 Keralites in Arabian Business '100 Indian Power List' October 28, 2014

    Dubai: As many as 20 entrepreneurs and professionals from Kerala have been named in the annual list of 100 powerful Indians in the Gulf countries with people from the southern state also bagging the top two positions. The 'Indian Power List', published by Arabian Business, a leading business magazine, has also...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end October 24, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end. This was stated by Information Technology Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy, who said 80 per cent power supply has been reestablished in...
  • Haryana paanwala gets Rs 132 crore power bill October 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of...
  • Japan keen to develop Andhra Pradesh's capital city October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Japan is keen to develop various projects in Andhra Pradesh, including state capital in Vijayawada-Guntur region as a smart city and three power plants of 10,000 Megawatts. A high-level Japanese delegation on Wednesday met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here and expressed willingness to transfer high-technology in agriculture and food...
  • PM Modi to review progress of infra sectors on November 5 October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of infrastructure sectors including roads, railways and power in the presence of senior officials of concerned ministries on November 5. "The Prime Minister has called a meeting to review the progress of various infrastructure projects being implemented under different ministries on...
  • Nepal, India sign historic Power Trade Agreement October 21, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal inked a historic Power Trade Agreement (PTA), allowing exchange of electricity and opening up new vistas of cooperation in the hydropower sector. During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal in August, the two sides had agreed to sign the agreement that would allow...
  • Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla October 18, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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...