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Power Outage
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

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.20

Hijack, just like it was in football season

This is what it took for power to be restored in a Behala neighbourhood — and accounts from different parts of Calcutta suggest it was not an isolated incident.The Behala pocket, with most homes wit...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

World  /  Published 14.07.19

Manhattan plunges into darkness

A power failure plunged a stretch of the West Side of Manhattan into darkness on Saturday night, trapping people in subway cars and elevators for a time, leaving drivers to fend for themselves at inte...
By James Barron and Mihir Zaveri/New York Times News Service in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

Vacant stare at static fan

Power supply has been temporarily restored to many places of the city since Amphan struck a week ago but thousands of people are still in the dark. The Telegraph went to two such pockets of Behala on ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.20

Light as bogey in the dark

Wee Willie Winkie running through dark city streets, lantern in hand, is an enduring childhood image for many. It need not remain an image. Today at nine in the evening, for nine minutes, all Indians ...
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