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Andhra assembly remains paralysed over Telangana


September 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly remained paralysed for the fourth consecutive day Friday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members stalling the proceedings, demanding adoption of ... Read more...

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Telangana issue again rocks Andhra assembly


September 18th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Telangana issue rocked the Andhra Pradesh state assembly for the second consecutive day Tuesday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) stalling the proceedings, demanding a resolution ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu following in YSR’s footsteps to regain power


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) For N. Chandrababu Naidu, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was a bitter rival when he was alive but today the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president is taking out ... Read more...

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TDP legislators continue protest over power shortage


August 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh assembly, Tuesday continued their protest against the shortage of electricity.The legislators, who ... Read more...

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TDP legislators protest at Reddy’s office


August 28th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the legislators of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh continued their protest in the chief minister's office late Monday ... Read more...

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South Africans being urged to save electricity


August 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 6 (IANS) At a time when the country is faced with an increased pressure of electricity shortage, a massive public awareness drive has been launched in ... Read more...

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US, Japanese firms to build power plants in Myanmar


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM to visit Qatar


February 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will visit Qatar, from where Pakistan hopes to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).Gilani leaves Monday for a three-day official visit.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks at gas import from Qatar


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would discuss the issue of import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar during his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Electricity from India will ease power crisis: Pakistani PM


February 1st, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) A number of initiatives, including importing electricity from India, will help resolve Pakistan's energy crisis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.He said the other ... Read more...

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Eight babies die in Russian hospital


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight newborn babies have died in a children's hospital in western Russia, forcing officials to launch an investigation.The deaths took place in the North Caucasus ... Read more...

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Omar chairs high-level meeting to review power status


January 4th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) In an effort to tackle the massive electricity shortage in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday asked the power development department (PDD) ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces power shortage


December 26th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan is facing an acute electricity shortage this winter, with cities bearing 10 hours of power outages.The electricity shortfall surged Saturday to over 40 percent ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants to import electricity from India


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Power-starved Pakistan is looking to import electricity from India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Talks are on for import of 500 to 1,000 megawatt ... Read more...

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Government assures availability of coal to power plants


October 13th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The government said Thursday it would take appropriate measures to ensure greater availability of coal to power plants as electricity shortage worsened across the country."To ... Read more...

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Telangana issue to be settled soon, says Azad


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The issue of a separate state for Telangana will be settled as soon as possible, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Sunday.He said ... Read more...

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Power outage kills four Pakistani patients


September 14th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Four patients on life support died at a hospital in Karachi during a power outage that shut down their ventilators, reports said.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Pakistan panel to check unscheduled power outages


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has constituted a high-powered committee to check unscheduled power outages in the country.The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up panel to look into power outages


August 8th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has constituted a high-powered committee to resolve the issue of unscheduled power outages in the country.The committee, to be ... Read more...

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`Scale of Pakistan’s power outage certain to rouse anger’


July 6th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The scale of power outages in Pakistan is "certain to rouse anger among people", said a Pakistani daily after two people were killed and 30 injured ... Read more...

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Two die in Pakistan power outage protest


July 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Two people were killed and another 30 injured in a pitched battle between the police and locals who were upset over acute electricity shortage in a ... Read more...

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Pakistanis to sweat it out this summer


April 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Pakistanis will have to sweat it out this summer as the acute electricity shortage in the country is expected to worsen in the coming days.The electricity ... Read more...

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Japan considers limiting electricity use by major firms to overcome shortage


March 30th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.30 (ANI): The Japan Government is considering to limit electricity usage of major firms to deal with anticipated power shortages this summer as Tokyo Electric Power Company has lost some of ... Read more...

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Goa lifts curbs on new commercial power connections


March 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Goa's power department Tuesday withdrew restrictions on granting new electricity connections to commercial and industrial consumers.Power Minister Aleixo Sequeira said during the budget session of ... Read more...

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Stalled Mizoram power project to be completed in 3 months


January 10th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Jan 10 (IANS) The state-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corp (NEEPCO) would soon restart work at Mizoram's Tuirial hydroelectric project that was suspended June 2004 due to law and order ... Read more...

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7.6-bn-dollar TAPI gas pipeline accord inked


December 12th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Ashgabat, Dec 12 (ANI): Pakistan has joined India, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan in signing the long awaited over 7.6-billion-dollar gas pipeline project to help meet its sharply rising industrial and domestic demands.Almost 15 ... Read more...

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It’s Nitish all the way in urban Patna


October 31st, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) When it comes to urban Patna, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holds the sway. Some see him as 'vikas purush' or 'development man' of the state. ... Read more...

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Power project commissioned in Tripura


September 21st, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday commissioned a 21 MW gas-based power project in Tripura, which is expected to ease the electricity shortage in three northeastern states ... Read more...

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Andhra opposition protests with lanterns


March 9th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 9 (IANS) Legislators from opposition parties came to the Andhra Pradesh assembly Tuesday with lanterns to protest against a severe electricity shortage in the state. Led by former chief minister ... Read more...

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Berkeley Lab lends expertise to India to promote energy efficiency


November 19th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Experts from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US are lending their expertise to India to promote energy efficiency."We're not there preaching they should emulate the United ... Read more...

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Toll in Russian hydropower plant accident rises to 12


August 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sayano-Shushenskaya (Russia), Aug 18 (RIA Novosti) The toll in an accident at Russia's largest hydropower plant has risen to 12, with 64 people still unaccounted for, the country's emergencies minister said Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bans use of air conditioners in government offices


August 13th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 13 (IANS) Hit by a severe power crisis, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to stop using air conditioners in its offices across the state from Thursday. ... Read more...

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Youth Congress protests power cuts in Madhya Pradesh


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 3 (IANS) Youth Congress workers Monday held demonstrations at all district headquarters across Madhya Pradesh to protest unscheduled power cuts and "inflated bills" to the farmers and domestic consumers. ... Read more...

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Advancing time helps Dhaka save power


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) Advancing the time by an hour has helped Bangladesh reduce power demand by 150 to 200 megawatt (MW) in the evenings, marginally easing the persistent electricity shortage. Factories have ... Read more...

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Gilani discusses Gaza crisis with Iran envoy, condemns Israeli agression


January 3rd, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.3 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday met Iran''s Special Envoy Gholam Hussein Nowzari and expressed his deep concern over the Israel-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza ... Read more...

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