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Mixed response to shutdown call in Andhra Pradesh


August 31st, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by YSR Congress Party Friday to protest the government's failure in solving the unprecedented power crisis evoked a mixed ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks India’s expertise in renewable energy


August 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Renewable energy development can be another area of cooperation between India and Pakistan. A visiting Pakistan delegation led by Zafar Mahmood, secretary in Pakistan's water ... Read more...

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Court tells Delhi power regulator to notify tariff hike


July 11th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to notify the recent hike in electricity tariff.A division bench of Acting ... Read more...

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Pranab asks banks to reduce non-performing assets


June 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday asked banks to reduce non-performing assets (NPAs) for the financial health of the sector."I am happy that banks have ... Read more...

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Dikshit records statement in court against BJP leader


May 30th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday recorded her statement in a Delhi court in a defamation case filed by her against Bharatiya Janata Party leader ... Read more...

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Sheila to approach power ministry over grid overdraw


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit will seek the central government's intervention to ensure that neighbouring states comply with grid discipline and don't overdraw power ... Read more...

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Settle defamation case, court tells Dikshit, BJP leader


April 24th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijendra Gupta to settle out of court their ... Read more...

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Settle defamation case amicably: Court urges Dikshit, BJP leader


March 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijendra Gupta to settle their dispute related to ... Read more...

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‘CAG to audit accounts of Delhi discoms’


March 12th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was told Monday that the state cabinet has approved a proposal for the accounts of three power distribution companies, established in ... Read more...

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PMO ensures Coal India supplies adequate to power plants


February 15th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With power producers clamouring for its intervention in ensuring coal supplies, the Prime Minister's Office Wednesday said it has asked state miner Coal India ... Read more...

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Cold wave kills over 60 in Ukraine (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 60 people have died in Ukraine due to the prevailing severe cold weather since the last weekend, the emergencies ministry said Thursday.At least 1,146 ... Read more...

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GOM to meet on power sector woes, PM offers help (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A delegation of independent power producers met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday and sought his intervention on problems hurting the power sector.The prime minister ... Read more...

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GVK Energy to set up two thermal power plants in Andhra


January 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) GVK Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, will invest Rs.40,000 crore to produce 6,400 MW of electricity in Andhra Pradesh.The firm Friday ... Read more...

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Court fines Sheila Dikshit Rs.3,000


January 6th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday fined Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit Rs.3,000, for failing to file a reply in her defamation case against ... 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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Punish officials for tusker electrocutions: NGO


November 24th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Protesting over the frequent electrocution of elephants in Odisha, a wildlife group Thursday demanded action against those responsible for such incidents.Biswajit Mohanty, secretary, Wildlife Society of ... Read more...

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Pay part dues, apex court tells Delhi’s power firms (Lead)


October 20th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked Delhi's private power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna to pay Rs.25 crore and Rs.20 crore to the Damodar ... Read more...

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Delhi power firms warned against cuts


October 13th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday said strict action will be taken against power distribution companies if they resort to load-shedding despite sufficient availability of power. "In a ... Read more...

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US agency trains Pakistani women in IT skills


September 27th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A US agency that extends assistance to countries recovering from disaster and trying to escape poverty is helping Pakistani women learn skills in information technology.Twenty Pakisani ... Read more...

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Supreme Court quizzes Delhi power firms on services


August 30th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked private power distribution companies (Discoms) in Delhi to furnish details of the number of connections provided by them and the ... Read more...

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Court questions Delhi power firms on audit of accounts (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the capital's private power distribution companies (discoms) BSES Rajdhani, BSES Yamuna and NDPL to respond to a petition that ... Read more...

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Collect power dues before tenant vacates premises: Court


June 14th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed private power distribution companies (discoms) to recover electricity bill dues from a tenant before he or she vacates ... Read more...

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Dikshit tells civic agencies to gear up for monsoon


June 13th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) With the monsoon around the corner, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday directed all civic agencies in the capital city to gear up to ... Read more...

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Delhiites can soon sell solar power to distribution companies(June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Delhiites will soon have an opportunity play a pivotal role in saving the environment by installing solar power plants on the rooftops of their houses ... Read more...

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Pakistan to tap foreign experts to head oil, gas firms


April 18th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 18 (IANS) The goverment has decided to revamp the top managements at state-run oil and gas companies and "candidates for the top posts at these companies will ... Read more...

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Court reserves decision on new power tariff in Delhi


March 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday reserved its judgment on the release of a new tariff order of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for financial ... Read more...

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Delhi government rapped for interfering in power tariff


February 18th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up the Delhi government for trying to interefere with the fixing of tariff rates for 2010-11 by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory ... Read more...

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Private firms to manage Delhi’s street lights


February 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday decided to rope in private power distribution companies for maintaining the city's street lights. "It is also necessary in view of the ... Read more...

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Court raps Delhi government, power regulator


January 26th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday pulled up the Delhi government and the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) over appointment of members of the power regulator, saying it ... Read more...

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Court questions delay in naming Delhi power regulator chief


January 21st, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday questioned the delay in filling the post of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairman, lying vacant since September last, and sought ... Read more...

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700 oil-based power transformers in Delhi to be replaced


December 13th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi's private power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) will replace around 700 oil-based transformers, located mainly in basements, to ... Read more...

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Orissa to upgrade power infrastructure


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a capital expenditure programme of Rs.2,400 crore (around $530 million) Monday to upgrade the energy infrastructure in the state over the next ... Read more...

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MCD to collect service tax from discoms


November 19th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Looking for ways to increase its revenue, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to collect service tax from power distribution companies, an official said Friday."Discoms ... Read more...

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India to install 400 million power saver lamps


September 21st, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is working on a plan to replace 400 million incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) across the ... Read more...

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No shortage of power during Games: Dikshit


September 16th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Noting that Delhi will have surplus electricity during the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday asked the private power distributing companies to cut down transmission ... Read more...

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