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Electricity
Business  /  Published 02.08.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.20

Fallen trees hurdle to power supply

Six days have passed since Amphan hit Bengal but Nibedita Dutta of Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas is yet to enter her damaged home. She, along with her husband Sagar, had left home on the night of t...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.20

Hijack, just like it was in football season

This is what it took for power to be restored in a Behala neighbourhood — and accounts from different parts of Calcutta suggest it was not an isolated incident.The Behala pocket, with most homes wit...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.20

Electrocution sparks ransack

Angry villagers vandalised a customer care office of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) in Nadia’s Dignagar on Sunday morning after a labourer was electrocuted ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.20

Utilities of cyclone-hit Bengal directed to restore power

The Bengal government on Sunday instructed the two power utilities of the state, WBSEDCL and CESC, to take firm action for restoring power in various parts of the state ravaged by cyclone Amphan.The c...
By PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.20

Generators help tackle outage in city, villages

Power outage engendered by Cyclone Amphan in large parts of East Midnapore, Nadia and North 24-Parganas has come as an opportunity for generator operators who have mounted the equipments on mini truck...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.05.20

Storm knocks down power

Power was among the worst-affected sectors in the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan on Wednesday and numerous pockets of south Bengal remained without electricity even at the end of Thursday, promp...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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