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Electricity
West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.18

Power cut axe on 2 officials

Two officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company have been suspended for disruptions in power supply at the Jalpaiguri tourism complex during chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.19

The mess in the power sector

The story is well known, of Benjamin Franklin flying a kite into clouds on a rainy night in 1752 and luckily escaping electrocution when electricity from lightning travelled down the wet string to his...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Can climate-change sceptics be in denial?

Sir — A recent photograph of a melting ice sheet in northwestern Greenland has gone viral. Scientists are of the opinion that 2019 could be another disastrous year for the Arctic. Record temperature...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 21.06.19

Woman cuts hair in tree ache

A Kerala woman has chopped off her tresses in symbolic protest against the state electricity board shaving the crowns off several trees in her grove to erect a transmission tower.Former journalist Mee...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.05.19

New DVC power rates from June 1

Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) on Tuesday ordered revised retail rates of power supply from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for 2019-20, effective from June 1.While energy ...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 11.11.19

Factory alarm with triple whammy

Factory output contracted by 4.3 per cent in September, the weakest showing in seven years, amplifying concerns about the Indian economy which slowed to 5 per cent in the first quarter ended June 30 a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.03.19

Fire mishap averted at power plant

A major fire broke out in a transformer near the captive power plant complex of Siyaljori-based Electrosteel Steels in Bokaro’s Chandankyari block, about 30km from the district headquarters, on Sund...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.03.19

Dead meters haunt power revenue

Most of the 3,000-odd transformer meters that were installed in Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam’s (JBVNL) Singhbhum electricity supply area barely six years ago to keep tabs on power distribution and c...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.06.19

Sealed wires to prevent shocks in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has started replacing naked overhead cables and conductors in Jamshedpur electricity supply area to prevent electrocution deaths and injuries during monsoo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 13.03.20

Coal stock adequate for summer

Coal at thermal power plants have crossed the 22-day stock mandated by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). As on March 12, 2020, 135 plants monitored by the CEA had a stock of 39.48 million tonne...
By A staff reporter in Calcutta


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