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CAG raps GAIL for undue benefit to private power producers


September 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India's official auditor Tuesday hauled up gas utility GAIL India for giving undue benefit of over Rs.246 crore to private power producers by supplying natural ... Read more...

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ONGC’s first power project to start generation this month


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) The 726 MW first commercial power plant of state-owned ONGC at Palatana in southern Tripura will start generating electricity this month-end, company officials said here ... Read more...

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Himachal’s hydropower plants shut, power shortage in north (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Five run-of-the-river mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Tuesday due to high silt level in rivers, triggering a power shortage in northern states.The country's ... Read more...

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Power supply restored in Himachal


July 31st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Power supply was restored in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday evening after a more than five-hour disruption owing to the failure of the Northern Grid, an official said."Now ... Read more...

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Iran developing n-powered submarine


June 13th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has begun development of its own nuclear-powered submarine, the Iranian fleet's deputy commander Vice-Admiral Abbas Zamini said.Commenting on Iran's growing capabilities in domestic submarine development, ... Read more...

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No sign of China diverting Brahmaputra water, says India


May 21st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said there was "nothing to suggest" that China was building dams to divert the waters of the ... Read more...

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Iran n-issue no excuse for US missile defence: Russia


March 24th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) Iran's nuclear issue could be resolved by negotiations not by the deployment of US-led NATO missile defence facilities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday."It ... Read more...

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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

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Reliance Power’s Samalkot plant ready for commissioning


February 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Samalkot (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) Reliance Power, promoted by Anil Ambani, Tuesday said its 2,400 MW gas-based Samalkot power plant in Andhra Pradesh would start generating electricity by the ... Read more...

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Delhi’s rooftop solar power policy a non-starter


December 30th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) It seemed to be the panacea for the capital's power woes, but seven months down the line the Delhi government's ambitious plan to generate electricity ... Read more...

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A cheaper, simpler way to tap solar energy


December 7th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists in the US have found a novel way to concentrate the sun's heat without using mirrors, potentially enabling a simpler and cheaper way to harness ... Read more...

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BJP opposes FDI in multi-brand retail


November 24th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it was opposed to foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail being considered by the government as it ... Read more...

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Himalayas better than desert for solar power generators


October 15th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) Researchers in Japan claim the Himalayas have a large potential of photovoltaic (PV) electric power generation from sunlight that can supply energy to India and China. ... Read more...

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Pakistani N-plant resumes operation


October 7th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Chashma Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut for past one week, Thursday resumed operations, a media report said.The plant, located in eastern Punjab province, has ... Read more...

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Bhutan seeks Indian investment in IT, education, health


September 30th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley Friday sought Indian investment in education, health, tourism and IT sectors."Edcuation, health, tourism and IT services - in these sectors ... Read more...

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Teesta water sharing pact hasty: Expert


September 6th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) The draft Indo-Bangla Teesta water sharing agreement, which has irked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was "hastily authored" and not in tune with the ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s hydropower corridor to be set up this month


July 3rd, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karcham (Himachal Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) A mega power transmission corridor being constructed by the Jaypee Group in this Himachal Pradesh town will be commissioned by the end of this ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s hydro project in Himachal starts partial generation


June 6th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karcham (Himachal Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) India's largest hydropower project in the private sector has started partial generation in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, a company official said here Monday.The Karcham ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s Himachal hydro unit to be commissioned May 15


May 11th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 11 (IANS) The commercial operations of Jaypee Group's 1,000 MW hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district will partially start May 15, an official said here Wednesday."The Karcham-Wangtoo ... Read more...

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Turbines for Tripura power project being brought via Bangladesh


March 18th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Heavy turbines for state-owned ONGC's 726 MW power project in south Tripura are being brought to the state via Bangladesh. The turbines will be ferried ... Read more...

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Revised cost for Tripura power project gets nod


January 28th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 28 (IANS) The revised cost estimate of Rs.623.44 crore for Tripura's 100 MW thermal power project has got the green signal from the union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ... Read more...

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New material makes electricity from waste heat


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have come one step closer to generating electricity from heat-generating items such as vehicle exhaust systems, industrial processes and equipment and sun light more efficiently ... Read more...

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Solar-powered hornet that turns light into electricity found


December 25th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the oriental hornet has built-in 'solar cells' that generate electricity from sunlight-a first in the animal kingdom.Study leader Marian Plotkin of ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh look to doubling bilateral trade


November 11th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) Leading industry chambers of India and Bangladesh have formed a task force to increase the trade between the two neighbours, officials said here Thursday.The Confederation of Indian Industry ... Read more...

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Solar energy bouncing off pavements ‘can melt ice, power streetlights’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island are examining methods of harvesting solar energy which is radiated off roadways to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat ... Read more...

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Iran willing to talk about nuclear programme: EU


October 30th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 30 (IANS/AKI) Iran is willing to participate in negotiations regarding its nuclear programme, European Union's Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton has said.Ashton said the Islamic Republic would return to talks ... Read more...

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ONGC’s first commercial power project to start next year


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 24 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) first ever 726 MW commercial power project would start generating electricity next year, officials said here Sunday."The first ... Read more...

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Water-gel-based ‘artificial leaves’ that produce electricity


September 25th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): North Carolina State University researchers have shown that water-gel-based "artificial leaves" can act like solar cells to produce electricity.They also have the potential to be less expensive ... Read more...

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Generate power, don’t pay tariff


September 12th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) Consumers in Haryana who generate their own electricity from solar or captive power plants will get a three-year tax holiday, it was announced here Sunday. The Haryana Power Utilities ... Read more...

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ONGC set up first power project to run on Bangladesh gas


August 21st, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Aug 21 (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has set up first unit of 726-MegaWatt power plant here which will run on gas supplied by Bangladesh.The plant is ... Read more...

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Iran digging ‘mass graves’ for US soldiers anticipating possible war over nuke programme


August 11th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Aug 11 (ANI): The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is digging mass graves for American soldiers in anticipation of a war over its nuclear programme.The Telegraph quoted General Hossein Moghadam, the Guard's ... Read more...

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Hawaiian oceans could provide steady renewable energy: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa say that seawater from the Hawaiian Islands may be ideal for future ocean-based renewable energy plants.The technology is referred to ... Read more...

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Wind energy, a success in remote areas of Rajashthan


July 31st, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokender SinghSikar (Rajashthan), July 31 (ANI): Windmills are turning out to be a major hit in the remote areas of Rajashthan and leading to better electricity generation and development of ... Read more...

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New advance made towards producing electricity from sewage


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): American engineers have made a significant advance toward generating electricity from sewage - by using new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells that increased the electricity ... Read more...

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