Power Supply
Business  /  Published 07.06.20

Power demand slumps

A relatively cool weather in the first week of June in many parts of the country led to a widening of power demand slump to 19.7 per cent from 8.8 per cent in May this year.The spurt in power demand d...
By PTI in New Delhi

Style  /  Published 03.06.20

Support and be supported

When trees and homes fall like ninepins, the weary heart becomes too heavy. When nature ravages nature, everything stills, as if in a dark void. As I write this a week after the monstrous Amphan, a st...
By Swati Gautam in

India  /  Published 27.05.20

‘Misled’ fireman killed

A young fireman was electrocuted in Belur, Howrah, while sawing branches off a partially uprooted tree that had got entangled in electrical wires, allegedly after power utility CESC told his team that...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

140-hour wait for CESC help

Subir Mukhopadhyay has been waiting for a CESC team to arrive ever since Cyclone Amphan knocked off power at his home at Sarsuna in Behala on May 20.The wait crossed 140 hours on Tuesday evening.“Wh...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.20

Rundown on restoration work

The Bengal government on Tuesday sought to offer clarity on relief and restoration operations across 16 districts that felt the impact of Cyclone Amphan with a statement on the measures undertaken to ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.20

Fallen trees hurdle to power supply

Six days have passed since Amphan hit Bengal but Nibedita Dutta of Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas is yet to enter her damaged home. She, along with her husband Sagar, had left home on the night of t...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.20

Power back in many areas of Calcutta: 12.5 per cent truth

The state government had tweeted on Sunday, quoting a CESC report, that power supply was restored to several parts of Calcutta, including Regent Estate in Jadavpur.On Monday, residents of Regent Estat...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 25.05.20

In the dark: Power outage and outrage

Prolonged outage seems to have led to severe outrage. Several parts of Calcutta have witnessed spontaneous demonstrations and roadblocks after residents alleged that households in large parts of the c...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.05.20

Power cuts in heat stew steel city

Erratic power supply by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) coupled with the punishing heat tortured over five lakh residents in several parts of the steel city on Sunday.Localities in Mango,...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.20

Bamboo poles to the rescue

Bamboo poles have to be installed as an ad-hoc measure to take forward electric cables that were tied around fallen poles to restore power supply, civic officials said on Sunday.The officials said ere...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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