West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.22

Wires around poles in Salt Lake pose threat

Wires wrapped around roadside poles pose a risk to commuters across Salt Lake. On Sunday, The Telegraph spotted open junction boxes at several places in Sectors I, II and III that had cables sticking...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 04.07.22

Wires around poles in Salt Lake pose threat to commuters

A spokesperson for the power utility said their job was to maintain the supply lines and ensure electricity reached the posts. “The BMC is in charge of maintaining the lights, posts and the jun...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.22

Hamlet credits teacher

“The Left did nothing in 34 and Trinamul too was indifferent towards bringing electricity to Namo Jamdoba. I was surprised to know during my election campaign during last year’s Assembly p...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

News  /  Published 20.06.22

Power bill thieves dupe 2 Kolkatans of Rs 7.7 lakh

Two Kolkatans lost around Rs 7.7 lakh on Friday and Saturday after responding to text messages threatening to disconnect power supplies to their homes if they did not pay Rs 11. Senior officers of Ko...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.06.22

WBSEDCL launches campaign against power cut fraud

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has launched a campaign to alert its consumers about fraudulent text messages that threaten to disconnect power supply for not ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


News  /  Published 13.06.22

Faulty street lights leave Salt Lake roads in darkness after dusk

Driving and even walking through Salt Lake’s roads after sundown is turning out to be risky as most plunge into darkness because of faulty street lights. Lamp posts are installed at an interval...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 26.04.22

Plea for non-stop power, ORS for West Bengal higher secondary examinees

The Bengal board’s higher secondary examinations began on April 2. After a break because of the byelections to the Ballygunge Assembly seat and the Asansol parliamentary constituency, the exams ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 18.04.22

Power bill non-waiver ‘secret’

Recorded notes of a bipartite meeting held between state officials and leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders in 2013 suggest that the state government had then told the hill leaders that...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.22

NGOs take up hill power dues

A network of NGOs in Kalimpong has decided to lead the efforts in resolving the issue of outstanding electricity bills after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which had issued the no-payment diktat, and oth...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

News  /  Published 14.03.22

Survey on defunct streetlamps in Salt Lake

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will start next week a survey to find out the number of non-functional street lights. Most roads in the township have been plunging into darkness after sundown over ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake


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