West Bengal  /  Published 31.03.20

Power bill due date breather

The state-run power utility, the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL), has extended the last date for payment of electricity bills to April 30 in view of the virus outbreak...
in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.20

Government schools left behind

All work and no play does boys and girls no good; nor does having to do all that work in discomfort, or in the dark. And yet, these seem to be the sort of conditions that the students of more than 40 ...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.04.19

Power poles pose peril in Jamshedpur

Fallen and dilapidated power poles in the city are posing serious threat to life, but Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd’s (JBVNL) couldn’t bother less. In Mango, an electric pole with cables attach...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.20

Any takers for electric vehicles?

Based on a survey of 8,282 respondents from 180 urban districts, an Indian portal reported that nine per cent of urban Indian households are likely to buy an electric vehicle in 2020, mostly due to en...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.01.20

Power set to get dearer from April

The state electricity regulatory commission on Friday asked Tata Steel to hike power tariffs from the next financial year (2020-21).Chairing a public hearing at Tube Maker’s Club on the power tariff...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur


Business  /  Published 31.12.19

Core contracts 1.5% in November

India’s infrastructure sector contracted 1.5 per cent in November against a growth of 3.3 per cent a year ago. The infrastructure index, comprising eight industries, has reported negative growth si...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.01.19

Maharashtra now on CESC supply map

CESC may earn Rs 1,600 crore in revenues from electricity distribution franchisees outside Calcutta as the company enters Maharashtra, the third state beyond Bengal.The company has won a 20-year contr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.19

The no-longer CEA returns

In September, Arvind Subramanian demitted office as chief economic adviser and flew off to take a visiting lectureship in Kennedy School of Harvard University. He is lecturing there on why some develo...
By Ashok V. Desai

Business  /  Published 14.11.19

CESC junks power split

CESC has scrapped the plan to unbundle the power generation and distribution business after waiting for more than two years to get an approval from the state electricity regulator.The board of the com...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.18

Cooch Behar people urged to pay power dues

The district administration convened a meeting here on Wednesday as part of an attempt to recover electricity dues to the tune of Rs 116 crore which piled up over the past five years because of a call...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar


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