Business  /  Published 14.02.22

No increase in CESC electricity bill

CESC had claimed in its submission to the WBERC that there has been a sharp increase in fuel prices and urged the regulator to consider an upward revision in tariff. “The financial years of 201...
By Pinak Ghosh, Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

Morcha for waiver on power dues

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which had issued a diktat to the hill people to refrain from paying electricity bills during the 2007 Gorkhaland agitation, has made a 180-degree turn and informed the gove...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Business  /  Published 12.01.22

Silpa Sathi rejig

The West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation will upgrade its online single window portal for industry — Silpa Sathi — from a single point help desk to a single window application ga...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 03.01.22

NTPC eyes Power Exchange pie

State-run power giant NTPC is mulling acquiring 5 per cent equity stake in Power Exchange of India Ltd (PXIL) that provides various electricity trading options, a senior official said.  The PXIL...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.12.21

CIL to jack up stock at power plants

Coal India plans to boost stock at thermal power plants  to over 45 million tonnes (mt) from 20mt by March. The decision follows the coal stock crisis at thermal power plants in September that p...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 15.12.21

Power pangs hit seven districts

Just at the time when the state government is busy luring investors, promising the best of facilities, the ground realities seem to be throwing a different pictuture courtesy acute power crisis in sev...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.21

Solar power ends school steep bill darkness

Recurring woes of paying a fat electricity bill are over for the Masat Girls’ High school authorities at Diamond Harbour-I block of South 24-Parganas. The school recently installed a 10MW mini ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.12.21

Electricity ‘revenge’ on police station

A contract employee of the state electricity board, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL), snapped the electricity connection of a police station a few hours after he was fined for a traffic of...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 02.12.21

UK: No electricity after storm

Some 30,000 people in the north of England and in Scotland have been without electricity for the better part of a week after a storm brought snow, ice and the most severe disruption to infrastructure ...
By AP, PTI in London

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.21

Rs 1,000-crore loan for Bengal power sector

The World Bank has approved a $135 million loan to improve electricity distribution and grid modernisation infrastructure in Bengal in view of the state’s rapid economic growth and the damage ca...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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