India  /  Published 29.09.18

Kejriwal sees power bill hike

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday hit out at the Centre over the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Act, which he said would increase power tariffs by five to seven times. The draft of th...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 14.07.19

When power outage hit New York exactly 42 years ago

On Saturday at 6.47pm, parts of Midtown Manhattan and the West Side went dark.A little more than three hours later, Con Edison announced that power was being restored.On a steamy July night in 1977, e...
By Derek M. Norman/New York Times News Service in New York

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.06.19

Coal town hope for power relief soon

The coal capital’s power woes, centred around a shortfall of 60MW, could be resolve within the next three months as efforts are on to fix a 250MW power grid sub-station that could not be commissione...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.20

DA order for power utility

The high court on Friday directed West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) to disburse dearness allowance accrued since January 2016 at the rate payable to central government e...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.05.19

Fani sets Calcutta's generator shops whirring

A store on Ganesh Chandra Avenue selling portable generators usually closes by 7.30pm. For the past three days, it has remained open till midnight, and is still struggling to meet the demand.The power...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.05.19

Heat breaks power record in Calcutta

Calcutta consumed more power on Wednesday than it ever has, the demand triggered by a soaring mercury that touched almost 40 degrees Celsius and sent air-conditioners into overdrive.The city’s sole ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 05.05.19

Cyclone Fani leaves trail of destruction

High-velocity winds and continuous rainfall triggered by Cyclone Fani on Saturday caused severe damages to electrical infrastructure in different parts of Assam.Many trees and electricity poles were u...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

India  /  Published 04.05.19

Cyclone Fani flattens Puri

Cyclone Fani ravaged Puri after making landfall in the pilgrim-and-tourist hub on Friday morning, littering roads with uprooted trees, power poles and telephone towers, blowing off roofs and swamping ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.05.19

Power plays hide-and-seek

Erratic power supply is competing with the rising mercury level to torment residents of the capital city. Some said the poor power supply was tarnishing the image of the ruling party that had promis...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.03.19

Industry protests power tariff hike

At least 20 large industrial units in the state have asked Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) to disconnect power supply in protest against the recent hike in tariff even as the trade and in...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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