West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.21

Power turned off in flood zones

Rain-related woes continued into Thursday in East Midnapore, where a 10-day spell of near continuous rain battered dykes and caused widespread inundation, displacement and fatalities related mostly to...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Business  /  Published 03.09.21

Emergency coal supply measures

Coal India on Thursday said that it has started offering coal to thermal power plants on an ‘as is where is’ basis from sources where high stock is available. The move from the public sect...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.09.21

Tit-for-tat jolts in Centre-Ranchi row

He further said that chief secretary Sukhdev Singh has also written a letter to the Union energy secretary in this connection. “The chief secretary has written to the Union energy secretary to ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 20.08.21

Move to pare discom dues

The ministry of power has proposed to amend rules to help electricity producers sell power to a third party, which can reduce fixed costs and cut retail tariff for end consumers.  The ministry o...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.21

Power outages in Lake Gardens

Scores of homes in Lake Gardens suffered lengthy power outages since Monday night after an electricity pole was damaged by an uprooted tree. The power supply was stopped in two phases — on Mond...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.21

Didi to PM: Power bill ‘anti-people’

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing her displeasure over the Centre’s move to table the Electricity (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, descri...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.21

Bengal: Changes in power bills?

The Mamata Banerjee government has directed the Bengal power regulator to revise the billing cycle from the existing quarterly to a monthly one, the move raising questions of the authority of a govern...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.21

Bengal: power utility plans golden handshake

The loss-making state-run power utility, Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), is working out a “lucrative” voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its employees, mostly those above 50, in a bid ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

Business  /  Published 14.07.21

Insolvency: focus in Parliament

As many as 23 bills will be tabled  in Parliament during the 19-day monsoon session starting next week. The focus is on the bill to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the amendment to t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.21

Those mysterious electricity bills

Maharashtra and West Bengal are the two costliest states in respect to electricity tariff for all categories of domestic consumption. Up to 400-1000 units of monthly consumption are common for middle-...
By Arindam Gupta


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