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Electricity
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

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

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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 04.07.20

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

Business  /  Published 06.01.19

SEZ leeway for power

The government plans to tweak the rules to allow standalone power plants in special economic zones, with all tax benefits and permission solely to export electricity.The board of approval (BoA), the a...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

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

Odisha  /  Published 10.11.18

Odisha acts to end electrocution of elephants

After the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district, forest authorities in the district have asked the energy department to be careful about the power supply infrastructure in the elephan...
By Our Correspondent in Keonjhar


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