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Major steps to boost power generation soon


August 25th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The government is fortifying major initiatives undertaken earlier to improve the power situation in the light of the country's worst blackout last month.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Coal India’s marginal net profit growth in Q1


August 13th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) State miner Coal India Limited (CIL) Monday declared a marginal net profit growth with a stand-alone net profit of Rs.45,765.70 million for the quarter ended ... Read more...

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China can learn from India’s blackout, says daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China can use the blackout in India to reflect on its own problems since it is also facing a developing bottleneck, said a state-run Chinese daily ... Read more...

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India should not suffer grid collapse: Deveshwar


August 1st, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) ITC chairman Y.C. Deveshwar said Wednesday India should not suffer a transmission grid collapse like the one witnessed a day ago."We should not have this ... Read more...

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Haryana asks centre to probe grid failure


August 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after it was named as one of the four states which had overdrawn power from the national grid leading to a major failure, the ... Read more...

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Electricity restored almost fully in all regions: Power Grid


August 1st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after the biggest blackout in the country, affecting half of India's population, the main distribution company Wednesday said nearly 100 percent of the ... Read more...

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Bengal faces eight hours of blackout (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time Tuesday as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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‘We’re overdrawing within limits: Rajasthan


July 31st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) As people in Rajasthan continued to suffer from the disruption in electricity supplies, the state government Tuesday rebutted the union power ministry's charge that it was ... Read more...

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India’s power grid fails for the second day


July 31st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Energy crisis is a problem that has been a big problem in the past and is still affecting many nations. Experts are on their toes ensuring ... Read more...

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Power heads of five states face watchdog action


July 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As half of India faced a major power outage Tuesday, India's power watchdog has summoned top officials of five errant states to appear before it ... Read more...

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Russian Wikipedia protests censorship plans


July 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian version of Wikipedia, the world's largest free online encyclopaedia, temporarily suspended work Tuesday protesting a bill that proposes a unified digital blacklist of ... Read more...

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Chandigarh hit by major power outage for hours


June 21st, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) A major technical snag hit the power supply in Chandigarh, resulting in a complete blackout in most areas of the city beautiful for long hours Wednesday ... Read more...

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World Bank calls for more trade within South Asia


April 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) South Asia needs more political will to embrace regional trade cooperation for the benefit of the lagging region, said a senior World Bank official.Isabel Gurrero, ... Read more...

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Bangalore blinks for hour to save earth


April 1st, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) India's tech hub late Saturday partly plunged into darkness for an hour, as public and private organisations, companies, malls and shops joined thousands of greens to ... Read more...

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Kite string causes blackout in Shanghai


March 31st, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, March 31 (IANS) Many people got stuck inside dark elevators in China's commercial capital when the string of a kite got entangled around high-tension wires and caused a blackout.The ... Read more...

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Telecom links snapped in high-security Srinagar neighbourhood


March 30th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Landline and broadband connectivity to more than 1,200 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers in the high security Gupkar Road area of Srinagar was snapped Friday ... Read more...

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Internet around the world may shut down Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Come Saturday and there is a strong possibility that you won't be able to indulge in your favourite internet activities like shopping and surfing due ... Read more...

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Adrift Italian cruise ship towed to Seychelles


March 1st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria (Seychelles), March 1 (IANS) The Italian cruise liner Costa Allegra docked in Seychelles' Port Victoria Thursday, three days after it lost power some 260 miles off the archipelago's main ... Read more...

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Italian cruise ship adrift off Seychelles after fire


February 28th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 27 (IANS) An Italian cruise ship was adrift off the Indian Ocean island country of Seychelles following a fire on board. All passengers and crew were however safe, ... Read more...

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Kolkata Book Fair organisers apologise to Imran Khan


January 31st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) Kolkata Book Fair authorities Tuesday said they had apologised to former Pakistani cricketer and politician Imran Khan for switching off power supply during a talk by ... Read more...

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Mobile phone blackout in Kashmir


January 26th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Mobile phones across the Kashmir Valley stopped functioning as service providers shut off connectivity as part of the high security drill for the 63rd Republic Day ... Read more...

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Wikipedia says blackout was a success


January 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hailed the website's 24-hour blackout protest as a success, suggesting it galvanised opposition to anti-piracy legislation in the US Congress, the ... Read more...

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Wikipedia shuts for 24 hours


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Wikipedia, which describes itself as the largest encyclopaedia in human history, has blacked out its English-language site to protest proposed US anti-piracy laws."Imagine a world ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut down website for 24 hours


January 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will voluntarily shut down for 24 hours Wednesday as a protest against internet piracy laws in the US. Co-founder Jimmy Wales said ... Read more...

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Filter content or face blackout, court warns Facebook, Google (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Like in China, Facebook and Google India's websites can be blocked if they fail to come up with a mechanism to check and remove ... Read more...

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Filter content or face blackout, court warns Facebook, Google


January 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Like in China, Facebook and Google India's websites can be blocked if they fail to come up with a mechanism to check and remove ... Read more...

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Rain ushers in 2012 in Agra


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 1 (IANS) Farmers in Agra and Aligarh greeted the New Year with cheer after a spell of rain that they think will immensely benefit the wheat crop. However, ... Read more...

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Adam Lambert arrested in Finland


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Helsinki, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Idol star Adam Lambert spent several hours in a Finish jail on Thursday after he reportedly got into a physical brawl with his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen. ... Read more...

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Mount Gamalama erupts in Indonesia


December 5th, 2011 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 5 (IANS) Mount Gamalama in Indonesia's North Maluku province erupted Sunday and started releasing volcanic ashes. There were no immediate reports of death or material loss due ... Read more...

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Thousands remain without power supply in California


December 4th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tens of thousands of US houses were witnessing blackout Saturday morning even as most of them affected by the strong winds that blew out southern California ... Read more...

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RIM’s India managing director quits


November 4th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's India operations head Frenny Bawa Thursday quit the company to pursue other interests."This is to confirm that Frenny Bawa, RIM's ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribal areas face 23-hour power cuts


October 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan's restive tribal areas are facing up to 23 hours of power cuts, leading to an acute shortage of water as the pumps remain idle for ... Read more...

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Telangana on boil, strike continues


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The indefinite 'people's strike' in Telangana for statehood turned violent on the 11th day Friday as Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) activists attacked hunger strike ... Read more...

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Anna supporters in Jharkhand demand Sahay’s apology (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare's supporters Monday demonstrated outside houses of Jharkhand MPs here and sought an apology from Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay for terming the ... Read more...

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Kanye West falls onstage in Norway


August 12th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oslo, Norway, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rapper Kanye West fell on stage during a performance in Norway. The singer was entertaining fans during a concert in Bergen when he fell. It took ... Read more...

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