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Kashmiri migrants protest, want free electricity


September 4th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 4 (IANS) The Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) migrants living in Jagti Township on the outskirts of Jammu Tuesday launched a protest seeking free electricity supply.The migrants had been supplied ... Read more...

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School’s power supply cut: Court slams government


August 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has pulled up the city government for its failure to pay the Rs.22 lakh electricity bill of one of its schools, ... 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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Six dead as heavy rains lash Jaipur


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) At least six people died in a wall collapse and due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed the Rajasthan capital overnight, officials said Wednesday.The rains created ... Read more...

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Three electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh


August 7th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) Three people were Tuesday electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh while one of them, a teen-aged boy, was trying to hook main supply lines to illegally draw ... Read more...

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Rajasthan cops beaten up by villagers demanding power


August 6th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 6 (IANS) At least three policemen were injured Monday after a group of villagers, demanding a regular electricity supply, attacked them in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, police said.According to ... Read more...

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Himachal hydro projects resume power generation


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh Friday resumed power generation after remaining closed for over 24 hours, an official said.The closure had hit the electricity ... 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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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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Grid failure stalls life in Punjab, Haryana


July 31st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Trains were stranded at various places across Punjab and Haryana as another power grid failure hit parts of the country Tuesday.Electricity supply to all cities and ... Read more...

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Power trip in seven states hits millions (Roundup)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Northern India was hit by one of the worst power failures in a decade that saw millions wake up Monday to no electricity. ... Read more...

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Power outage cripples Delhi Metro, thousands hit (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) An unprecedented power outage crippled Delhi Metro for an hour and seriously disrupted services for another two hours, impacting tens of thousands of passengers in ... 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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Power failure cripples railways; 500 trains, 1.5 lakh passengers hit


July 30th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Around 1.5 lakh passengers in 300 trains suffered delays as the power grid failure crippled operations across eight divisions of the northern railway Monday, while ... Read more...

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Power trip hits seven states, millions suffer (Afternoon Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Seven states in north India woke up to a powerless Monday with supply cut at 2.32 a.m. due to a major breakdown in the grid ... Read more...

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VVIP areas blacked out for over two hours


July 30th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) For over two and a half hours the Lutyens' zone in central Delhi, which includes Rastrapati Bhavan and the Prime Minister's House, was blacked out ... Read more...

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80 percent power restored in Delhi


July 30th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) After a near-complete blackout following a breakdown of the National Grid in the early hours of Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 percent ... Read more...

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60 percent supply restored after major power breakdown


July 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of electricity supply has been restored, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday after a major breakdown in Northern Grid plunged seven states, ... 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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Dalit Prerna Sthal lacks security: BSP


July 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 28 (IANS) A senior BSP leader Saturday said there was neither any proper security arrangement nor electricity supply at the Dalit Prerna Sthal here. He also said that ... Read more...

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Omar happy Kashmir youth looking beyond government jobs


July 9th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday expressed happiness over the positive transformation taking place in the mindset of the local youth over their earlier ... Read more...

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IFC invests $2.7 million in ATM maker Vortex Engineering


June 25th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, Monday announced it is investing $2.7 million as equity in the city-based low-cost ATM ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM moves to fix power crisis


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has moved to ensure adequate fuel supplies to power plants for uninterrupted production of electricity to overcome a crippling power ... 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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Congress terms Andhra by-poll results ‘people’s mistake’


June 15th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Shocked over its defeat in the by-elections, Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress party described the results as an "emotional mistake committed by people".Reacting to the victory of ... Read more...

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Heat, power cuts and politics in Jammu (Letter from Jammu)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) A severe heat wave coupled with unbridled power cuts has raised tempers in the Jammu region and led to resentment against the Omar Abdullah government's ... Read more...

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China eyes Myanmar power sector


May 25th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to deploy 500 armed guards against tiger poaching


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Alarmed by the deaths of two tigers in Maharashtra forest reserves, state Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam Tuesday said that over 500 armed guards will be recruited ... Read more...

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Furniture worth lakhs gutted in Chandigarh fire


May 15th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Furniture worth several lakhs of rupees was gutted in a major fire that engulfed a furniture market in Chandigarh late night and could be controlled only ... Read more...

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No load-shedding in 70 percent of Maharashtra: Official


May 4th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) There is no load-shedding in nearly 70 percent of Maharashtra due to improved power position, an official said here Thursday.At the same time, in an attempt ... Read more...

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Over 3.56 lakh lose power connections in Haryana


April 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) In a major drive, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam(UHBVN) has disconnected power supply to more than 3.56 lakh consumers for non-payment of dues and recovered ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu power situation to ease from June’


March 14th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday that the electricity supply situation in the state would improve from June, when 1,950 MW of capacity would ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi approves developmental projects


March 4th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi government Sunday approved a series of developmental projects, including construction of a satellite ground station.A power station will be commissioned soon to ... Read more...

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