frequent power outages

Traffic jam causes child’s death in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A child stuck in a massive traffic jam, following protests over frequent power outages, died due to the searing heat in Pakistan's northwest, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Top priority to resolving power crisis: Pakistani PM


June 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) The resolution of the electricity crisis is a top priority of the government and all available resources were being utilised to overcome power outages, Prime Minister ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Illegal power connection at Shahbaz Sharif’s office


June 4th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) An illegal electricity connection has been detected at Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's office, a media report said.The illegal power connection, colloquially called `kunda', was found ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Heat wave leaves poor and rich with little options


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) For Pushpa Rani, 38, a labourer who works a 16-hour day, seven days a week, the blistering heat that keeps most Delhi citizens indoors is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani daily calls power outages a time bomb


May 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Frequent power outages have "become a political time bomb", said a Pakistani daily Saturday.An editorial in the News International said that Punjab province threatens to "plunge ... Read more...

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Assam harried by power woes, CM defends state board


May 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) As Assam has been facing electricity outages of over 16 hours a day, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday came to the rescue of the state ... Read more...

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Summer multiplies woes of power-starved Bihar


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur/Gaya (Bihar), May 11 (IANS) Meena Srivastav of Muzaffarpur and Shoib Akhtar of Gaya have a common woe: frequent power outages that have left them sleepless."I have to spend sleepless ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan sways to its own Kolaveri Di


December 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan now has its own version of Kolaveri Di, the Indian song that is racing towards the 30 million YouTube mark. And it's hilarious."Where is ... Read more...

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Karnataka residents to shell out more for electricity


October 28th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) People in Karnataka, long used to complaining about frequent power outages, Friday got a shock - their electricity bills just went up by nearly 30 paise ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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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Coal shortage leads to power outages across India (Roundup)


October 12th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A severe shortage of coal has hit electricity output in the country and led to long and frequent power outages in many states, including ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Crumbling infrastructure, climate change add to Karnataka’s woes (Letter from Bangalore)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Be it environmental, political or infrastructural, Karnataka is facing mounting challenges.Besides weathering political instability, two reports - one by a group of experts on climate ... Read more...

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Brutal heatwave ‘roasts’ India and Pakistan


June 1st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Jun 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several deaths have been blamed on a current heat wave that has hit parts of Pakistan and India. Temperatures were as high as 53 degrees ... Read more...

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Delhi power demand reaches new high


June 29th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The capital city's peak power demand touched a new high of 4,261 MW Monday as Delhiites continued to grapple with frequent power outages on a humid and ... Read more...

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Case of murder launched against sacked minister’s supporters


September 15th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Sep 15 (IANS) A case of murder has been launched against some of the supporters of sacked Tamil Nadu minister N.K.K.P. Raja following the death of a man allegedly ... Read more...

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