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  • India's power sector set for $250 billion investment, says Piyush Goyal 5 days ago

    Davos: Confident about foreign and domestic investors participating in a big way in the Indian growth story, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the country's power sector is set for $250 billion investment across different segments. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, Goyal...
  • Budget session likely from February 23: Sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: According to sources on Tuesday, the Budget session of Parliament is likely to start from February 23. Hopes are high with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley indicating start of second-generation reforms going forward. Jaitley is likely to make significant announcements on key issues such as retro tax, goods and services...
  • Kejriwal stirs controversy, asks voters to take money from Congress, BJP and vote for AAP in Delhi polls January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday stirred a controversy by asking voters to take money from both the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party but vote for AAP in the Delhi Assembly elections. While addressing people in Uttam Nagar constituency, Kejriwal said, "I appeal to the people of...
  • New 'smart' shoes that generate power from walking January 17, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed new 'smart' shoes that harvest power from the simple act of walking. The shoes consist of a "shock harvester" that generates power when the heel strikes the ground and a "swing harvester" that produces power when the foot is swinging. The technology could be used to power wearable...
  • Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some of the most vexing economic issues between India and the United States would...
  • Delhi Demands: Anil Razdan says power tariff must be viewed as an economic activity January 9, 2015

    In the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, a CNN-IBN initiative, 'Delhi Demand' focuses on the national capital and the promises by the political parties to the residents of Delhi. In this episode, former Power Secretary Anil Razdan answers all the queries related to electricity and water problems in the...
  • Delhi Electricity, water remain top priority for voters January 9, 2015

    With electricity & water tariff rising continuously on one hand & the supply being erratic during peak summers & winters. Sensing the mood of the people all political parties have made water and power their poll plank. ...
  • Gift LED bulbs on New Year, says PM Modi January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the LED (light emitting diode) bulb as a 'Prakash Path' (way to light) and appealed that gifts such as diaries and calendars on New Year should be replaced by gifts of LEDs. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New...
  • Gift LEDs on Diwali, new year, suggests Power Minister Piyush Goyal January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has suggested that LED bulbs should be gifted on special occasions like Diwali and new year. "Can we think of gifting LEDs in Diwali/Navvarsh - instead giving out dairies and sundry gifts?" Goyal tweeted...
  • A new Google Glass app that can help autistic kids learn social, communication skills December 27, 2014

    Washington: A Massachusetts-based startup called Brain Power is developing Google Glass app to help autistic kids learn social and communication skills. The app will also provide feedback to care-givers on how to help autistic children cope with their life. Called the Empowered Brain Suite for Autism, the app encourages kids to interact...
  • Review finance rejig plan for power discoms: Parliamentary panel to Centre December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has suggested that the government review the financial restructuring package for state electricity power distribution firms as not many states have shown interest in the scheme. The suggestion has been made by the Standing Committee on Energy, which submitted its...
  • Government eyes Rs 1.47 lakh crore from 92 coal blocks December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is targeting a revenue of Rs 1.47 lakh crore from the allotment and auction of 92 coal blocks out of those being given out in the first phase to private as well as public sector entities. The 92 coal blocks to be both alloted and auctioned have...
  • Bill to amend Electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Within days of cabinet approval, the government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, designed to bring in the much needed second phase of reforms in the power sector. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 will promote competition, efficiency, and improvement in the supply...
  • Pakistan court extends stay against construction of nuclear plants December 13, 2014

    Karachi: A local court here has extended for another week its stay order restraining the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) from carrying out work on the two nuclear power plant projects in Karachi without adhering to environmental laws. The Sindh High Court on Friday extended the stay after hearing the PAEC...
  • Old laptop batteries could power slums in India: Study December 8, 2014

    Washington: Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found. The research presented at a conference in San Jose, US, analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70 per cent had enough power...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • 'Lifenology' for India: Light every home December 6, 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. ...
  • Users to soon get choice of selecting power discom, says Piyush Goyal December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Consumers will soon be able to choose their power supply company as the government is making necessary amendments to the Electricity Act to enable this provision which is aimed at encouraging greater competition in the distribution sector. Shifting focus from generation, the government plans to fix electricity distribution...
  • GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. "Interest rates are also important, but more important is...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • Sensex up 53 points in choppy trade ahead of GDP data, RBI policy November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In choppy trade, the benchmark Sensex on Thursday rose 53 points on the back of gains in shares of BHEL, Hindalco and Infosys ahead of quarterly GDP data release on Friday and the RBI's monetary policy review next week. Besides, covering-up of short positions by speculators on expiry of...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours November 23, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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...