West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.21

Bengal: Changes in power bills?

The Mamata Banerjee government has directed the Bengal power regulator to revise the billing cycle from the existing quarterly to a monthly one, the move raising questions of the authority of a govern...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.21

Bengal: power utility plans golden handshake

The loss-making state-run power utility, Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), is working out a “lucrative” voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its employees, mostly those above 50, in a bid ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

Business  /  Published 14.07.21

Insolvency: focus in Parliament

As many as 23 bills will be tabled  in Parliament during the 19-day monsoon session starting next week. The focus is on the bill to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the amendment to t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.21

Those mysterious electricity bills

Maharashtra and West Bengal are the two costliest states in respect to electricity tariff for all categories of domestic consumption. Up to 400-1000 units of monthly consumption are common for middle-...
By Arindam Gupta

India  /  Published 11.07.21

Kejriwal's free power vow to Uttarakhand

If elected to power in Uttarakhand, the Aam Aadmi Party will give free electricity up to 300 units per month to every family, waive old bills and give free electricity to farmers, Delhi Chief Minister...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Dehradun


West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.21

Eye on power firm’s land to clear debts

The Bengal government is all set to sell off or lease out a portion of unused land of Durgapur Projects Limited, a loss-making power utility that was under a restructuring plan, to clear the firm&rsqu...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta, Durgapur

India  /  Published 04.07.21

Punjab: Navjot Sidhu bats for free power

Amid a power crisis in Punjab, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday pitched for providing up to 300 units of free electricity and round-the-clock power supply to consumers in the state. Sidhu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chandigarh

West Bengal  /  Published 17.06.21

Electrocution whiff in jumbo death

A resident of Kilkott tea estate in Matialli block of Jalpaiguri district has been arrested for allegedly killing his younger brother on Wednesday, following an altercation over sharing meat. Sources...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Business  /  Published 02.06.21

Coal India May sales up 38%

Coal India on Tuesday said it had sold (offtake) 55 million tonnes (mt) in May against 40 million tonnes a year ago, an increase of 38 per cent,  spurred by a revival of demand from the power sec...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 20.04.21

Low cost lure of coal-run power plants

India may build new coal-fired power plants as they generate the cheapest power, according to a draft electricity policy document seen by Reuters, despite growing calls from environmentalists to deter...
By Reuters in New Delhi


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