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Amnesty demands end to police force against Kudankulam protesters


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Amnesty Friday demanded an end to the use of police force against "peaceful protesters" agitating against a nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.Terming ... Read more...

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Mitsubishi to build plant in Mexico


September 7th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said it has reached an agreement with Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, to build a 50 MW geothermal power plant ... Read more...

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Falling prices, few buyers make Himachal financially powerless


September 5th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Falling prices of electricity generated in the state and lack of buyers have left Himachal Pradesh virtually powerless, financially.Besides tourism and horticulture, hydropower is a major ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro to be operational this financial year: Ambani


September 4th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) The Metro service in India's commercial capital will commence this fiscal with the completion of more than 95 percent of its civil construction, Reliance Infrastructure ... Read more...

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SJVNL declares Rs.388.84 crore dividend


September 4th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) Power utility Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has declared a Rs.388.84 crore dividend for the last fiscal, the company said here Tuesday.Addressing the annual general ... Read more...

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Akhilesh writes to PM on power project delays


August 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday shot off two letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his help in expediting BHEL's power projects in ... Read more...

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End bias against Tamil Nadu: AIADMK


August 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Monday urged the central government to end its "step-motherly attitude" towards Tamil Nadu.In a resolution at a meeting here, the party passed resolutions ... Read more...

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Major steps to boost power generation soon


August 25th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The government is fortifying major initiatives undertaken earlier to improve the power situation in the light of the country's worst blackout last month.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Shree Ganesh’s solar projects in UP, Bihar likely by Oct


August 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) City-based jewellery maker Shree Ganesh Jewellery House (SGJHL), which had earlier forayed into solar power business, Friday said it was hopeful of commissioning its proposed solar ... Read more...

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260 percent power capacity added between 10th and 11th Plans


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The power generation capacity added during the 11th Plan is about 260 percent of the total capacity added during the 10th Plan, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Gas allocation not possible for power projects, says minister


August 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Allocation of more gas to any power project, including of Gujarat, may currently not be possible in view of declining domestic gas production, Minister of ... Read more...

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BHEL upbeat about overseas market


August 11th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, Aug 11 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) continues to be upbeat about its overseas business and does not see any slump due to the economic ... Read more...

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Northern power grid was again on verge of tripping


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Power woes could be far from over as the Northern Grid was on the verge of tripping yet again, officials here said Thursday.According to sources in ... Read more...

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Electricity restored almost fully in all regions: Power Grid


August 1st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after the biggest blackout in the country, affecting half of India's population, the main distribution company Wednesday said nearly 100 percent of the ... Read more...

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Badal seeks package for agricultural states


July 29th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) In view of the near drought-like situation in several parts of the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the union government to give ... Read more...

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Protests over power cuts in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to ... Read more...

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NTPC profit up 20.4 percent


July 27th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) State-run thermal power major NTPC Friday posted an increase of 20.4 percent at Rs.2,498.7 crore for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.2,075.8 crore during the ... Read more...

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SJVNL’s second plant to start power generation in December


July 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam's second plant in Himachal Pradesh will start generating power from December this year, a company official said here Wednesday.The generation in the ... 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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Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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Power cuts likely to continue in Odisha


July 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday said power cuts in the state are likely to continue for some more days as hydro power stations were generating less power.The ... Read more...

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New thermal station in UP starts generation


July 7th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 6, (IANS) Power-starved Uttar Pradesh got a breather Friday as the 250 MW unit-5 Parichha extension thermal power started commercial generation.Dheeraj Sahu, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut ... Read more...

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Indian economic growth will return to above 8 percent: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Exuding confidence of a rebound in the Indian economy, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the country will return to the above 8 percent ... Read more...

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BHEL sets up third gas turbine in Delhi power plant


July 5th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) Thursday successfully set up the third 250 MW advanced class gas turbine at Delhi's 1,500 MW Pragati-III combined ... Read more...

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Expedite Chinese power projects: Pakistan president


July 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for expediting the projects of electricity generation being undertaken in cooperation with China's Three Gorges Corporation, which operates the world's ... Read more...

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Summer break extended in Delhi schools (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Thanks to the scorching summer heat, most schools in Delhi will now reopen July 9, a week behind schedule.The Delhi government Sunday directed all its ... Read more...

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Reliance Power synchronises unit at Butibori thermal plant


June 26th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Power Tuesday said it has synchronised the first 300 MW unit at its Butibori thermal power project near Nagpur. Electricity generated from the project will ... 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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Rains expected in Delhi Saturday (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi continued to reel under the scorching heat with the maximum temperature recorded at 43 degrees Celsius - five notches above average - and the ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu power corp wrong on wind power banking loss’


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (Tasma) termed as "deceptive" the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation's (Tangedco) assumption of the loss it suffers offering ... Read more...

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North India is power starved, yet Himachal’s excess goes abegging


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Despite severe cuts across north India, a staggering 50 percent of the excess power generated by the hill state of Himachal Pradesh goes abegging as poorly-managed ... Read more...

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Searing heat pushes power demand in Delhi to new high


June 21st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Sizzling under 43.6 degrees Celsius - five notches above average, Delhi saw power demand shoot to a new high of 5,271 megawatt Thursday. This is ... Read more...

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Wind power banking in Tamil Nadu is unbankable: Tangedco


June 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) wants power banking scrapped as around Rs.200 crore are being lost annually because of the the facility.Power banking ... Read more...

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Essar commissions 2nd unit of Salaya power project in Gujarat


June 15th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 15 (IANS) Essar Energy Friday said the second unit of the 2X600 MW Salaya-I power plant in Gujarat has begun commercial operations.The Mumbai-based firm had launched commercial operations ... Read more...

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Windmill makers in Tamil Nadu accused of opaque pricing


June 15th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA) has decided to approach the Competition Commission of India if windmill makers failed to provide the capital expenditure break-up ... Read more...

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