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Fuel add-on blow

Patna: Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission has rejected the Bihar State Electricity Board’s proposal to impose fuel surcharge of Rs 1.04 per unit for March. he commission, headed by U.N. Panjiar, rejected the board’s plea on the ground that average power purchase cost per unit for the month of March submitted by the petitioner (board) comes to Rs 3.45, which is lesser than the revised approved rate of Rs 3.48.

Energy supply

Patna: Power allocation to the state from the central sector on Monday plummeted to 1,150MW against the scheduled allocation of 1,833MW owing to generation coming to a halt in three units of hydel power plant at Teesta that has the combined generation capacity of 510MW (3x170MW). Of this, the state is allocated 108MW. Besides, NTPC’s several power plants ran at less than the capacity.

Reserve area

Patna: Valmiki Tiger Reserve would have a core critical area of 610sqkm and a buffer area of 289sqkm. This was decided at a meeting chaired by deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who is also in charge of the environment and forests department.

Body found

Patna: A middle-aged man hailing from Malda in Bengal and working as a labourer at Ashopur village under Danapur police station allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the hamlet on Monday.

Transfer

Chhapra: JP Univer-sity vice-chancellor Ram Vinod Sinha has transferred Rajendra College principal Baikunth Pandey and Narayan College principal Siddharth to Narayan College and Hoti Lal Ram Lal College, respectively.

Death

Siwan: One Poonam Barnwal died after she was being beaten up and then set ablaze allegedly by her brother-in-law at Guthni area in the district on Sunday night.

Charas haul

Raxaul: A resident of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Mohammed Samruddin, was caught with a 5kg of charas by Sashastra Seema Bal sleuths at Kaurihar Chowk near here on Monday.

Traffic

Patna: Railways and the Mahavir Temple administration would help traffic police in improving traffic movement near Patna railway station roundabout. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Patna divisional commissioner K.P. Ramaiah on Monday.

Raids on

Patna: The special investigation team formed by the state police to probe into the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh “Mukhiya” continued raids to nab all suspects, including Abhay Pandey, the prime accused, police said on Monday.