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

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

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


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