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CAG unravels Rs.14,000 crore cost overruns in hydro projects


August 31st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delays in implementing 16 hydro power projects by four state-run generators, including NHPC, resulted in cost overruns of more than Rs.14,700 crore, India's official auditor said ... Read more...

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India urgently needs power tariff increase, says ex-secretary


August 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs graded doses of power tariff increase to ensure the sustainability of distribution companies, a senior power expert said here Thursday.Addressing the conference "Ensuring ... Read more...

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Four new hydropower projects for Uttar Pradesh


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Four hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 3,400 KW will be set up in Uttar Pradesh in three years, the state government has said.An empowered ... Read more...

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Reliance Infrastructure reports decline in Q1 profits


August 14th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, August 14 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Tuesday declared that its standalone net profit declined 24 percent year-on-year to Rs.327 crore in the quarter ended June 2012.The company has posted a ... Read more...

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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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Southern power grid safe from tripping (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike India's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids which collapsed this week, the state-run Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) Thursday said the southern power grid was ... Read more...

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‘Southern power grid safe from tripping’


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike the country's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids which collapsed early this week, the state-run Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) Thursday claimed that the southern ... 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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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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Blackout hits business activities


July 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The worst blackout in more than a decade following a breakdown of the Northern Power Grid in the early hours of Monday severely hit business ... Read more...

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Court tells Delhi power regulator to notify tariff hike


July 11th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to notify the recent hike in electricity tariff.A division bench of Acting ... Read more...

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Consumers cry foul over power tariff hike in Delhi


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi July 4 (IANS) The recent hike in power tariff, the fourth by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) in the past 10 months, is forcing many in ... Read more...

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Delhi’s power tariff hike comes into effect


July 1st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) An average of over 20 percent hike in power tariff for homes came into effect in the national capital Sunday, the fourth hike in just ... Read more...

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Validity of tariff order for wind plants extended


June 30th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) Saturday extended the validity of its earlier tariff order for wind, biomass and bagasse based co-generation energy plants till ... Read more...

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Delhi homes hit by 20 percent power rate hike


June 26th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Come July 1, the Delhiites will have to shell out more for their electricity bill as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Tuesday decided to ... Read more...

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Power to cost more in Delhi, Dikshit indicates


June 25th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday indicated that a hike in power tariff in the city was inevitable, saying that residents cannot expect the same ... Read more...

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India offers $100 mn to improve Nigeria’s power supply


June 24th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, June 24 (IANS) India is offering a helping hand to Nigeria in the country's bid to generate enough electricity to meet the ever-growing demand in Africa's most populous nation.... Read more...

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China to allow private capital in power industry


June 19th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China will encourage private capital in the power industry, an area where only state-owned companies were previously allowed, according to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission.Private capital ... Read more...

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Pay more for more power in Noida and Ghaziabad


June 19th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) For residents of Noida, Ghaziabad and Uttar Pradesh towns neighbouring the national capital, crippling power woes might soon be a thing of past. Added to it, ... Read more...

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Assam party moves rights panel over power crisis


May 11th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Amid protests against the severe power cuts across the state for over a week, Assam's regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has sought the intervention ... Read more...

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CESC net up 137 percent in Q4 backed by tariff hike


May 8th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Backed by 13 per cent tariff hike, power utility CESC Ltd., an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company Tuesday reported a 137.5 percent jump in its net profit ... Read more...

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Dikshit, Gupta told to settle suit amicably


May 8th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday for the third time asked Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijendra Gupta to ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi power regulator over tariff


April 24th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on a plea filed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited ... Read more...

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‘More private participation needed in power distribution’


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate ... Read more...

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Tripura gives 12 percent subsidy on power tariff


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With an eye on next year's assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Tuesday announced a 12 percent subsidy on a 17 percent power tariff hike ... Read more...

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High court permits usage of water cess levied on NHPC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in an "important order" Saturday, permitted the state government to utilise for welfare schemes the money collected from National Hydro-electric ... Read more...

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Power tariff in Tamil Nadu goes up


March 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Friday further turned costlier to live in for all sections of the people with an average 37 percent increase power tariff effective Saturday.The revised ... Read more...

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Settle defamation case amicably: Court urges Dikshit, BJP leader


March 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijendra Gupta to settle their dispute related to ... Read more...

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‘CAG to audit accounts of Delhi discoms’


March 12th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was told Monday that the state cabinet has approved a proposal for the accounts of three power distribution companies, established in ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s transmission line synchronized with Powergrid


March 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The 217-km-long transmission line in Himachal pradesh built by Jaypee Powergrid Limited (JPL) was Tuesday synchronized with the northern regional grid of Powergrid.This transmission line ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, DMDK trade barbs (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) It was all-out war in the Tamil Nadu assembly Wednesday with Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and one-time ally A. Vijayakant, chief of the DMDK, exchanging bitter ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa regrets aligning with DMDK for assembly polls


February 1st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) It was all-out war in the Tamil Nadu assembly Wednesday with Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and one-time ally A. Vijayakant, chief of the DMDK, exchanging bitter ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu power generator to float tenders for two power projects


January 30th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) The power generation and distribution arm of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) will soon issue tenders for two of its proposed power projects ... Read more...

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Karnataka to buy 1,000MW daily to meet demand


January 13th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 13 (IANS) Karnataka will purchase about 1,000MW of power daily from other states and private producers to meet the growing demand over the next two years, state higher ... Read more...

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Court fines Sheila Dikshit Rs.3,000


January 6th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday fined Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit Rs.3,000, for failing to file a reply in her defamation case against ... Read more...

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