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People protest power tariff hike in Rajasthan


August 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) People in Rajasthan are up in arms against the hike in power tariff saying it would put more burden on them, especially at a time of ... 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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One electrocuted to death in Rajasthan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) A 19-year old youth was electrocuted to death while his uncle sustained severe burns when they were trying to get illegal electricity supply for a temple ... Read more...

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Power supply partially restored in Punjab, Haryana


July 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Train services were partially resumed and power supply to some parts of Punjab and Haryana restored Monday after a complete power failure in the two states ... Read more...

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Powers crisis turns into law-and-order scare for UP government


July 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A minister booed at a public meeting, a legislator being held hostage, power stations being attacked, electricity department men being beaten up - the power crisis ... Read more...

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Infant falls into pit in Gurgaon, rescued (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 1 (IANS) A two-and-half-year-old boy named Sachin, who Sunday evening fell into a deep pit in Gurgaon, has been rescued by the authorities, officials said.Sachin fell into the ... Read more...

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Pay market price of power, Omar tells grumbling people


June 21st, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Facing fire over power woes in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday came down heavily on those who indulge in power theft and asked ... 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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High-velocity winds, rain damage wheat crop


April 12th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) High-velocity winds accompanied by rain damaged the standing wheat crop in parts of Punjab and Haryana, an official said Thursday.The severity of the thunderstorm, ranging from ... Read more...

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Narrow escape for 30 kids in Gurgaon


April 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 9 (IANS) At least 30 school children had a narrow escape Monday when a tree under which they were studying caught fire because of a powerful power line ... Read more...

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Not the winter, it’s Kashmiris who have changed (Letter from Kashmir)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) It is not that Kashmiris have seen such heavy snowfall for the first time as they did this winter. What has changed is their own lifestyle, ... Read more...

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Cold comfort: Kashmir battles chill sans power (Lead, with images)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Perhaps the only thing more numbing than Kashmir's winter is the state government's apathy. Despite official assurances of uninterrupted power supply and of meeting any shortfall ... Read more...

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Cold comfort: Kashmir battles chill sans power


December 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Perhaps the only thing more numbing than Kashmir's winter is the state government's apathy. Despite official assurances of uninterrupted power supply and of meeting any shortfall ... Read more...

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Put end to drunken driving: Himachal high court


October 19th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the state government to put an end to the menace of drunken driving in the state, especially on highways.A ... Read more...

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NCP legislator jailed six months for assault


October 5th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Francisco alias Mickky Pacheco was Wednesday jailed for six months after a court rejected his bail application in an assault ... Read more...

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Chief minister faces power cut in Telangana heat


September 24th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The striking employees of the electricity department in Telangana have threatened to cut power supply to the houses and offices of Chief Minister N. Kiran ... Read more...

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Telangana strike on, power cut in Hyderabad


September 21st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The indefinite strike by government employees, teachers, transport and coal workers, lawyers and other sections of people in Telangana for separate statehood continued for the ... Read more...

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Telangana strike paralyses transport services


September 19th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Road transport services in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region came to a grinding halt Monday as employees of the state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) joined the ... Read more...

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General strike continues in Telangana for separate state


September 15th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The indefinite general strike in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region to demand a separate state continued for the third day Thursday, crippling the administration.Over 400,000 government ... Read more...

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Subhas Bose to Hemant Kumar - history on record! (Feature)


September 9th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Trash for some, treasure for others. Meet Sushanta Chatterjee, who has pursued his passion for music and history, collecting over 8,000 gramophone records that include not ... Read more...

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Five youths held for rioting in Himachal


August 31st, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Five youths belonging to high-profile families of Punjab have been arrested for assaulting people under the influence of liquor in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district, police said ... Read more...

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Himachal losing Rs.150 crore a year on power project


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is losing a revenue of over Rs.150 crore (over $32 million) annually as a hydropower project allotted to a Dutch firm by the state ... Read more...

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Tales of bribery from Ramlila Maidan


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least one out of every 10 anti-corruption protester at Ramlila Maidan has greased palms to get work done - ranging from approval of building ... Read more...

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Telangana employees determined to strike


July 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Unfazed by the reported government threats to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and implement "no work no pay", the employees in Andhra Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Telangana rail blockade July 14


July 9th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Saturday called for a day's rail blockade across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region July 14 while government employees would go ... Read more...

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AMU may get Indo-US energy centre


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, June 22 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) may soon host the Indo-US energy centre.Farooq Abdullah, minister for new and renewable energy, has promised to clear the project, ... Read more...

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Himachal losing Rs.100-cr a year on delayed hydro project


April 5th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is annually losing over Rs.100 crore in royalty as a multi-billion rupee hydropower project is caught in litigation."The delay of four and ... Read more...

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Srinagar cautious, no big screens for Mohali match


March 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Ban on gathering of more than four people was in place in this summer capital city Wednesday, traffic ran thin, and educational institutions and government offices ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Bihar against power crisis


March 28th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Protests against acute power shortages continued in Bihar for the fourth consecutive day Monday, thousands of people blocking roads, ransacking electricity board offices and burning ... Read more...

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Protest against acute power shortage continues in Bihar


March 27th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 27 (IANS) The protest against acute power shortages continued in Bihar Sunday for the third consecutive day with angry people blocking roads, ransacking electricity board offices and ... Read more...

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Bihar reels under power outages, summer heat (Lead)


March 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 26 (IANS) Acute power shortage coupled with a soaring mercury has sparked protests in many parts of Bihar with some hot-headed protesters Saturday blocking roads, ransacking electricity ... Read more...

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Buddhist body loses cool after power cut in Bodh Gaya


March 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 10 (IANS) Buddhism's holiest town is facing a particularly un-Buddhist squable over money and power. The International Buddhist Council Thursday threatened to shut all its monasteries and ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu national highway still closed


December 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the second day Friday as snowfall and inclement weather threw life out of gear across the Kashmir Valley."Four feet deep snow ... Read more...

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Raid yields Rs.3 crore worth assets from engineer’s house


December 21st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec. 21 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Madhya Pradesh police Tuesday raided the house of an assisant engineer in the electricity department here and recovered assets worth Rs.3 crore.The ... Read more...

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Bitter cold in Kashmir with below freezing temperatures


December 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) The minimum temperature once again fell to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in summer capital Srinagar Friday as bone chilling cold continued in the Ladakh region of Jammu and ... Read more...

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