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

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.10.20

Power: no hike in tariffs now

Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has given consumers a reason to smile by turning down the state discom’s plea to hike tariffs for 2020-21 fiscal in the wake of the Covi...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

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 20.09.20

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 22.08.20

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


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