hydroelectric power

Citizens’ group opposes sub-panel on Tipaimukh dam


August 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) A citizens' group Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur's Tipaimukh power project.The mega-power project, one of the largest in northeastern India, ... Read more...

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Hydropower firms owe Rs.264 crore to Himachal government


August 28th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh owe more than Rs.250 crore to the state government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday. He said the companies ... Read more...

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Jaiprakash Power quarterly net profit rises 163 percent


July 21st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Jaiprakash Power Ventures (JPVL) Saturday posted a 163 percent increase in net profit at Rs.182.96 for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.69.56 during the ... Read more...

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Gogoi assures adequate security for power project


June 9th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) of proper security to carry out the construction work of the 2,000 MW ... Read more...

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‘Hydel agreements in Kashmir need renegotiation’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Terming existing agreements on hydro-electric projects in Jammu and Kashmir as discriminatory, patron of the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Wednesday asked ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist threatens indefinite fast


May 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi has decided to start an indefinite hunger-strike here from Sunday to pressurize the state government to stop what ... Read more...

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Anti-dam activists slam Assam government


May 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), a powerful farmers' body in Assam, Tuesday accused the Congress government in the state of taking away "space" for democratic ... Read more...

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Norwegian hydropower firms express interest in India


April 21st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian hydroelectricity technology providers showed considerable interest in the Indian hydropower sector with around 80 experts from 35 Norwegian companies participating in the Hydropower India ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu won’t allow Mekedatu dam across Cauvery’


March 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday assured the state assembly that her government would not permit neighbouring Karnataka to build a dam across the river ... Read more...

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Myntdu Leskha hydel project commissioned


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Amlarem (Meghalaya), Feb 29 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya Wednesday added 42 MW of power by formally commissioning the first phase of a hydroelectric power project in Jaintia Hills district.The commissioning of ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks 5,000 transformers


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Power starved Bihar has sought 5,000 new transformers from the central government to replace burnt transformers in rural areas."The government wants 5,000 transformers to replace burnt ... Read more...

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NHPC to study Lower Subansiri power project in totality


February 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) will study the concerns raised by an expert committee over the construction of the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project ... Read more...

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Low-carbon technology can’t fix global warming


February 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Switching over to low carbon-emitting technologies, which includes wind, solar and hydroelectric power, may not cut global warming until the latter part of this century.Technologies that ... Read more...

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NHPC never had ownership rights over power projects: Kashmir


January 10th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Kicking off another controversy, a Jammu and Kashmir minister Tuesday asserted that NHPC was never given the ownership rights to the power projects in the state.Speaking ... Read more...

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Power supply to return to normal Monday: Omar


January 9th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that efforts are on to restore the snapped power transmission lines and the situation would return to ... Read more...

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Kashmir plunged into darkness; web, mobile links snapped


January 7th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley Saturday was isolated from the rest of the country and the world, its internet and mobile phone links silenced, as main power transmission ... Read more...

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Assam to seek fresh opinion on Arunachal dam’s effects


January 5th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday assured more than two dozen-odd anti-dam organisations that it would seek fresh expert opinion within six months on whether the 2,000 MW ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, five troopers arrested (Third Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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Five troopers held for Kashmir firing death (Second Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, Kashmir promises action (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers allegedly opened fire at people protesting power shortage at ... Read more...

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Indefinite blockade in Assam over Arunachal dam


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 2 (IANS) Over two dozen organisations in Assam Monday launched an indefinite blockade of a national highway as part of their campaign to prevent ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels agreement with winemaker


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has cancelled an agreement with leading Mumbai-based winemaker Indage Vintners for its failure to start two wineries in the state for over a decade, ... Read more...

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Hearing Dec 9 on plea against Kerala politician’s early release


November 11th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Dec 9 a petition by former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan challenging the release of former minister R. Balakrishna ... Read more...

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China’s Three Gorges hits full capacity


October 31st, 2011 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China's Three Gorges Dam Sunday reached its designed highest mark, the second time for the world's largest water control and hydropower project to run at full ... Read more...

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Brazil to invest $122 bn on power projects


October 26th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Brazil would invest 214 billion reals ($122 billion) to build hydroelectric, solar and wind power projects in the next decade."The hydroelectric energy is of ... Read more...

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Kashmir focuses on smaller hydroelectric projects


October 19th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 19 (IANS) Shifting its focus from mega ventures, the Jammu and Kashmir government will soon be constructing 10 small hydroelectric projects to generate and supply power faster to ... Read more...

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Arunachal goes ahead with hydro project, despite Assam protests


September 16th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gerukamukh (Arunachal Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) The 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh will be commissioned by 2014 despite strident protests in Assam over environmental concerns, ... Read more...

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Assam groups oppose Arunachal dam


September 13th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) A mega dam being built in Arunachal Pradesh has become a major issue in Assam, with pressure groups Tuesday opposing the transport of turbines to ... Read more...

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Canada keen to invest in Himachal: Dhumal


September 12th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) Canada is keen to invest in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Monday."The Canadian government has shown keen interest in ... Read more...

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India firm on Tipaimukh project - amid concerns across border


July 10th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Indian government is going ahead with the proposed 1,500-MW Tipaimukh hydel power project in Manipur despite objections from NGOs in India and opposition parties ... Read more...

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Drought hits 10 million people in China (Lead)


May 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Nearly 10 million people in China's central Hubei province have been hit by a severe drought that dried up water sources and destroyed thousands of hectares ... Read more...

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10 million people toil drought in China


May 25th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Nearly 10 million people in China's central Hubei province, accounting for one-sixth of the country's population, have been hit by a severe drought that dried up ... Read more...

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Ramesh says guilty of condoning many environmental violations


May 6th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Holding himself guilty of condoning many environmental violations, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said he is against regularisation of illegality but has been forced to ... Read more...

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Under pressure from PMO, Jairam clears Madhya Pradesh hydro project


May 6th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Under pressure from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the environment ministry said Friday it had cleared the 400 MW Maheshwar hydroelectric power project on the ... Read more...

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Himachal announces 6 percent DA for employees


April 15th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday announced the release of six percent dearness allowance (DA) to the government employees and pensioners with effect from ... Read more...

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