India  /  Published 28.03.21

Hike in power tariff in Odisha

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday hiked power tariff by 30 paise per unit for the fiscal 2021-22. The increase in power tariff will come into effect in the state from Apr...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.03.21

Dhanbad traders protest electricity Act

Traders and industrialists are opposing the state government’s decision to increase charges for commercial and industrial electric connections according to the recently passed Jharkhand Vidyut S...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Business  /  Published 01.03.21

DVC on course to meet generation target

Damodar Valley Corporation hopes to be close to the generation target set by the Central Electricity Authority by the end of the current fiscal despite the setback in the first quarter following the p...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.02.21

Delayed payment surcharge miffs traders

Coal town traders are upset with Jharkhand Bijli Nigam Limited (JBVNL) for imposing delayed payment surcharge (DPS) for nonpayment of electricity bills for the lockdown period. They are also miffed ov...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 15.02.21

Farmer commits suicide over inflated bill

A 50-year-old farmer in Uttar Pradesh hanged himself allegedly after he was handed an inflated electricity bill of Rs 1.5 lakh and slapped by officials when he said he did not have the money to pay it...
By PTI in Aligarh


India  /  Published 13.02.21

Farmer: bill that led to death

A Bihar farmer who received an electricity bill for around Rs 50,000 in December and paid Rs 25,000 after taking loans hanged himself on Thursday after power officials insisted on full payment, his fa...
By Dev Raj in Patna

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


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