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Electricity
West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Rs 114cr for safer power distribution

West Bengal Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) will spend around Rs 114 crore to introduce a safer power distribution system across Jalpaiguri district and two adjoining areas — ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.09.20

Lockdown relief in power bills

The state electricity regulator has decided to waive fixed charges for all categories of consumers, including industrial units, for three months from April in view of the nationwide lockdown that plun...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Blackout village scrambles for gen-sets

Around 150 families of a village in East Burdwan’s Kalna are spending thousands from their savings to hire generators as the entire area is facing a blackout for over a month with the lone trans...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.08.20

Jharkhand power tariff hike plan opposed

Consumers have vehemently opposed proposals to hike tariff by the two distribution companies, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL), that supply power in th...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.08.20

State Digest: 5 extremists arrested; protest for jobs in fertilizer factory

Four bike-lifters arrested in Dhanbad Dhanbad police on Sunday arrested four bike-lifters including Prince Kumar and Md Saif of Hariharpur police station area, and Md Salman and Sunil Kumar of Chandr...
By Our Bureau in

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.08.20

JBVNL: in need of honest officers

Power theft is rampant in the Mango division of Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam but the electricity distribution company doesn’t have the wherewithal to prevent it even if instances of illegal con...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 03.08.20

Bengal takes loan for discom

Bengal has taken a Rs 1,022-crore transition loan from the Centre to help its power distribution company tide iteself over liquidity stress amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The loan is part of the central...
By PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.07.20

Why CESC consumers are fuming

CESC has said it will “keep in abeyance” domestic  consumers’ dues from April and May, which it had loaded onto the bill for June. The unusual announcement followed protests ag...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.07.20

Ambush: mole stink in Kanpur

A caller had got power authorities to switch off electricity to a Rural Kanpur village shortly before eight policemen were killed there during a raid to catch a gangster, officers said, bolstering sus...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.07.20

Hemant objects to provisions of draft power bill

Chief Minister Hemant Soren raised certain objections to the provisions of the draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, especially the Centre’s efforts to curb powers of state regulatory commiss...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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