R K Singh
Business  /  Published 09.08.22

Panel to vet electricity reforms bill

The electricity amendment bill was tossed to a standing committee soon after it was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday amidst protests by Opposition parties. The bill was criticised for attacking ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.07.22

Power rates likely to surge

Electricity charges for consumers on an average could go up by 60-70 paise per unit as the country imports coal at a premium to address the fuel inventory shortage at thermal power plants. Addressing...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

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

Business  /  Published 14.10.21

Data belie FM power claim

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has categorically denied any power crisis in India — even as grid data showed the situation to be the worst in five years. Amid reports of the ongoing coal s...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.10.21

Nitish breaks ranks; calls govt’s bluff

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday became the first NDA ally to raise the spectre of a blackout during the festival season a day after the Union power minister R.K. Singh claimed there was no...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Business  /  Published 12.10.21

Shah joins huddle as power crisis grows

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with power minister R.K. Singh and coal minister Pralhad Joshi amid reports that the coal shortage in the country was worsening, officials said.&...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.08.21

Mamata opposing bill irks minister

Power Minister R K Singh on Monday raised doubts over the intention of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in opposing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, asking why she wants to protect mo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.07.20

Power: Flip-flop on import barriers

A power ministry order of Thursday stating equipment from prior reference countries need to take prior permission from the government transmogrified within a day into a complete import ban of equipmen...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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