Calcutta  /  Published 23.01.21

Contract siege traps Vidyut staff for long

Vidyut Bhavan — the headquarters of the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd —  was under siege by thousands of contractual employees on Friday, prompting the police...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.21

Forest village set to receive solar power

Residents of Laltongbusty, a tiny hamlet located on the lap of the Teesta and adjacent to the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, are set to receive electricity for the first time. The West Bengal State El...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 14.01.21

CESC plans to rejig business

CESC on Wednesday announced an interim dividend of Rs 45 a share. ICICI Securities said the dividend yield works out to 6.7 per cent of the current market price. The payout is highest in CESC’s ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.12.20

Farm talks: agreement on two peripheral issues

The government and farm unions reached some common ground on Wednesday to resolve protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning, but the two sides rema...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.12.20

DVC carries out power cuts

The Damodar Valley Corporation from Monday began carrying out power cuts in its command areas including Dhanbad, affecting the electricity supply in the suburban areas of the district. The three-hour ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Countering jumbo intrusion

The district administration of Jalpaiguri has decided to convene a meeting soon to discuss the issue of elephant depredation in tea gardens and discourage the trend of erecting illegal energised fence...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.11.20

Hard coke units seek waivers

The economic slump has forced over 100 hard coke industry owners in Dhanbad demand for the immediate implementation of the waiver of monthly fixed charges for electricity consumed in April, May, and J...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 31.10.20

Trains halted, Punjab faces power scarcity

The power situation has turned grim in Punjab with thermal plants nearly running out of coal stock, with movement of coal rakes suspended for about a month —first because farmers protesting agai...
By PTI in Chandigarh

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.20

Powerhouse fire blacks out Alipurduar

A blaze that broke out in a powerhouse of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) at Birpara area on the outskirts of Alipurduar town late on Friday night led to a pow...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Business  /  Published 04.10.20

Rise of 2% in electricity demand

Electricity demand is showing signs of recovery with the easing of lockdown and commercial activity getting back to operation. Central Electricity Authority (CEA) chairman Prakash Mhaske on Saturday ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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