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  • Largest rooftop solar plant in South India commissioned 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    Chennai: EPC player Tata Power Solar, a JV between Tata Power and British Petroleum (BP) Solar has commissioned a 2 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, considered the largest rooftop facility in South India. "Tata Power Solar has successfully commissioned a 2MW rooftop solar plant...
  • Those doing good work should be honoured: Akhilesh Yadav Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said people doing good work should be honoured and given an identity. "Those doing good work amongst us needed to be given an identity and honored," the Chief Minister said while releasing a book written by the MD of UP Power Corporation, AP Misra, at...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Xiaomi 10400mAh power bank listed online in India for Rs 999, 5200mAh model for Rs 799 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The much-awaited power banks from Xiaomi are now listed on e-commerce site Flipkart in India. The 10400mAh power bank is listed for Rs 999, while the 5200mAh power bank carries a price tag of Rs 799. The power banks, however, are currently (at the time of writing this...
  • Reliance Power to buy Jaiprakash's hydropower business 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Reliance Power Ltd will buy Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd's entire hydropower business, the companies said on Monday, in a deal that would make billionaire Anil Ambani's group the largest private hydropower provider in India. Reliance CleanGen Ltd, which with Reliance Power is part of Ambani's Reliance Group, has signed...
  • UAE's TAQA pulls out of $1.6 billion India power deal July 24, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA)TAQA.AD is pulling out of a $1.6 billion deal to buy two Indian hydroelectric power plants because of "a change in strategy", a senior TAQA official told Reuters on Thursday. The official, who declined to be named under briefing rules, did not give further...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact July 24, 2014

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his...
  • Swift green clearances to make MP power surplus: Shivraj Singh Chouhan July 21, 2014

    Enthused by swift green clearance to a "number of projects" in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asserted that the state would be power surplus in next four years and supply electricity to others. Outlining future development plans of MP which was once among the least developed BIMARU states, Chouhan...
  • UP to provide free power connections to 1.72 lakh families July 19, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said on Saturday. Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has issued an order for getting the desired logistics. He said the construction of 33/11 substations in 166 out of out of 201...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • Tata Power Solar partners Bajaj Finance for selling products July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Power Solar has partnered with Bajaj Finance to provide interest-free loan options for solar products of about Rs 2.5 lakh to consumers. "This national financing tie-up will help make solar much more attractive and an affordable alternative to conventional power sources," Tata Power Solar said in a statement. The...
  • DERC approves hike in Delhi's electricity tariff July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Electricity tariff has been increased in the Delhi by the regulatory body. Announcing the hike, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission said that the increase will be 8.32 per cent for all three discoms (BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). In the New...
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • PM Modi meets Putin, favours broadening of strategic partnership July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of...
  • Poor rainfall, technical glitches worsen UP's power crisis July 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages on Wednesday due to technical glitches in some of the state's power plants, an official said. Major cities like Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, Ghaziabad and Noida, besides others, had power cuts for a long time. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) officials...
  • Celkon launches Android KitKat-based Millennium Power Q3000, Elite Q470 smartphones at Rs 8,999, Rs 11,999 July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Celkon Mobiles today launched two new phones under its new 'Millennium' smartphone range, powered by the latest Android KitKat operating system. The two smartphones - Power Q3000 and Elite Q470 - are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively. "Currently India is facing a need-gap of slim smartphones...
  • Power demand in Delhi touches all-time high of 5,925 mega watts July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The power demand in the national capital on Tuesday touched an all-time high of 5,925 mega watts even as areas across the city faced electricity cuts for upto four hours. The previous highest power consumption in the city was recorded on July 11 when it had gone upto 5810...
  • Watch: Tired of dragging his luggage around, Chinese farmer converts a suitcase into a battery-powered scooter and it's awesome July 15, 2014

    Tired of dragging your luggage through busy airports? Take a ride on your suitcase and honk your way through! A Chinese inventor has developed a battery-powered scooter with a suitcase which not only helps in transporting his belongings but also himself. Amateur inventor He Liangcai from Hunan Province has even acquired...
  • Congress protests against rising prices, power cuts in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Alleging that the BJP government has "failed on all fronts", scores of Congress workers led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh held a protest near Jama Masjid area on Saturday. Shouting slogans against the government, the demonstrators voiced their ire against the rising prices of essential...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh July 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power projects...
  • Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an all-time high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand. on Thursday, the power demand soared to 5789 MW. "The maximum power demand in the city was recorded at 5,810 MW at...
  • Power cuts imposed in Punjab due to poor monsoon, less power July 10, 2014

    Chandigarh: Despite tall claims of availability of surplus power, Punjab power utility PSPCL on Thursday resorted to load shedding on all categories of consumers including farmers and domestic category, citing poor monsoon and less power generation. "Due to sudden increase in demand for power, owing to rise in temperature and poor...
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling it a 'high priority' area, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.1,000 crore for the solar power sector, a move that will boost energy generation from renewable sources. The government aims to construct Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects or high capacity plants in the radiation rich...
  • Power producers rise on tax holiday proposal in budget July 10, 2014

    Shares of power producers gain sharply after the finance minister proposed a 10-year tax holiday for power generation companies. Tata Power Co Ltd rises 4.5 per cent, NTPC Ltd is up 2.9 per cent, Adani Power Ltd gains 6.9 per cent and JSW Energy Ltd is 7.8 per cent higher. Arun Jaitley...
  • All nuclear power plants safe: Government July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: All nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country are safe and can withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunamis, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. "Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, safety review of all Indian NPPs was conducted by task forces of NPCIL...
  • MBlaze Power WiFi: MTS launches portable WiFi router with built-in power bank, 32 GB storage at Rs 2,999 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates under MTS brand name, today announced the launch of MTS MBlaze Power WiFi. The Power WiFi is an integrated device, which ensures that the user's smartphone and tablet never runs out of battery and have constant access of hi-speed internet, it said in a...
  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • Akhilesh demands higher power allocation to UP, writes to PM July 3, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought parity in power allocation to the state from the Central pool and a review of the allotment mechanism. In addition to this, he has written to the PM regarding problems, which include non-availability and poor...
  • Sarajevo remembers spark for Great War June 27, 2014

    Sarajevo: Sarajevo marks 100 years since the assassination that triggered World War I on Saturday, but without the leaders of Europe and with its people still torn over the legacy of that fateful day. Five weeks after a Bosnian Serb nationalist shot dead the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife,...
  • Government will do its best to keep power, fertiliser prices low: Piyush Goyal June 27, 2014

    Two days after the gas pricing decision was deferred, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there are anomalies in the Rangarajan formula. The minister, while speaking to CNBC-TV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBC-TV18: Power producers...