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Kudankulam to comply with AERB stipulations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is still in the process of complying with the pre-conditions laid down by the atomic regulator for fuelling ... Read more...

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Assam refinery to explore potential markets in neighbouring countries


September 8th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 7 (IANS) Given its proximity to countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is now planning to explore potential markets for its products in ... Read more...

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Coal India achieves near-target performance


September 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) With coal dominating the political discourse, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil Wednesday said Coal India Ltd (CIL) had achieved over 97 percent ... Read more...

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Iran to get full control of Bushehr in December


September 5th, 2012 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will be on its own with its first nuclear power plant after Russia officially hands Bushehr over at the end of December, a Russian ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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Cancel coal blocks, run parliament: CPI-M


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had come round its point of view, the Left Monday demanded that the UPA government cancel at ... Read more...

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Iranian first n-plant running at ‘full capacity’


September 1st, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Iran's first nuclear power station has begun operating at full capacity, a Russian firm said Friday.The plant's launch in August 2010 prompted Israel and other nations ... Read more...

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Task force to examine amending Electricity Act


August 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) As a measure for reforms in the power sector, a task force will look into amending the Electricity Act, 2003, Power Minister Veerappa Moily announced ... 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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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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Atomic power station reactors to generate 340 MW


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) One of the two atomic reactors at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam, belonging to the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd, will start ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks approval for Rs.53,825 crore infrastructure project


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Kerala has sought the central government's approval for the Kochi-Palakkad National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), a Rs.53,825 crore mega industrial infrastructure project, according to State ... Read more...

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NALCO’s Q1 net profit down 41 per cent


August 16th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). Thursday said it has recorded a 41 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter ended ... 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 exploring non-power equipment business for profits


August 11th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, Aug 11 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) plans to focus on increasing its revenue from non-power segments like railways, defence and others, said a top ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects bottlenecks to be removed: Chidambaram


August 6th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will remove bottlenecks for quicker implementation of infrastructure projects, union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said here Monday. ... Read more...

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Himachal hydro projects resume power generation


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh Friday resumed power generation after remaining closed for over 24 hours, an official said.The closure had hit the electricity ... Read more...

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Southern power grid safe from tripping (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike India's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids which collapsed this week, the state-run Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) Thursday said the southern power grid was ... Read more...

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China can learn from India’s blackout, says daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China can use the blackout in India to reflect on its own problems since it is also facing a developing bottleneck, said a state-run Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Power stint successful, Home to be critical: Shinde (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's new Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Wednesday claimed to have been a successful power minister and said his current job will be critical and ... Read more...

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Punjab contests grid failure blame, Haryana on defensive


July 31st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday vehemently contested the blame on the state for being among those responsible for over-drawing power from the northern grid which led to ... 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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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... 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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Power crisis will ease, Andhra CM assures industry


July 19th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday assured the industry that current electricity crisis would ease soon as steps are being taken to narrow ... Read more...

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NPCIL inspection at Kudankulam to end soon


July 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) is hopeful of getting the sectoral regulator's sanction to load fuel in the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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Pro-dam Uttarakhand minister breaks fast in Delhi


July 10th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand's Drinking Water and Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani observed a day-long fast in the national capital Tuesday demanding resumption of work on the ... 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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Japanese offer to develop Uttar Pradesh infrastructure


July 5th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) A delegation of Japanese businessmen met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday and expressed interest in working with the state in infrastructure areas such as ... Read more...

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Haryana residents take to the streets over power woes


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) The residents of various towns in Haryana took to the streets Wednesday to protest against erratic and virtually no power supply in the past 24 hours.Protestors ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires ballistic missiles


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Revolutionary Guards Tuesday test-fired a number of intermediate range ballistic missiles as part of a large-scale training exercise."Dozens of rockets" of various ranges and ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to annul Udangudi power joint venture soon


June 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The 1,600 MW joint venture power project between Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), planned at Udangudi in ... Read more...

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Seven abducted from power plant in Assam


June 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Seven people were abducted Sunday by suspected Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants from an under-construction power project in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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Iron, steel sector fare poorly on green scale, says study


June 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The iron and steel industry in India is struggling to meet environmental norms and the sector's overall environmental performance is poor, says a study released ... Read more...

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Pakistan power shortfall reaches 6,000 MW


May 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan's electricity shortfall has reached 6,000 MW, leading to an increase in unannounced loadshedding, the state-run power company has said.According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), ... Read more...

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