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Cabinet reshuffle could take place soon


September 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress ministers expected to pull out of the government Friday, a cabinet reshuffle could take place over the next few days, Congress sources ... Read more...

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CAG unravels Rs.14,000 crore cost overruns in hydro projects


August 31st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delays in implementing 16 hydro power projects by four state-run generators, including NHPC, resulted in cost overruns of more than Rs.14,700 crore, India's official auditor said ... Read more...

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Solar grid parity by 2017, says ministry


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Power produced by solar plants will be sold at the same price as that from conventional sources like coal by 2017, a power ministry official ... 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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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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Centre and states agree to avert grid failure


August 6th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Power Ministry at a meeting with eight northern states Monday resolved to put in place necessary defence plans and protection systems to ensure integrated ... Read more...

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Shinde is new Leader of House in Lok Sabha (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be the new leader of the house in the Lok Sabha, replacing Pranab Mukherjee, who is now the country's ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gets finance again, Shinde becomes home minister (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In a significant change ahead of parliament's monsoon session, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appointed P. Chidambaram as finance minister, gave the crucial home ... Read more...

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Second blackout in India hits 19 states, 600 million people (Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India was hit by a massive power failure Tuesday, bigger than the blackout a day ago, that crippled train, Metro and road-transport services and ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gets finance again, Shinde becomes home minister (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In a significant change ahead of parliament's monsoon session, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed P. Chidambaram as finance minister, gave the crucial home portfolio ... 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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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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Gilani grants Rs.6 bn for overcoming power crisis


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered the finance ministry to release Rs.6 billion ($66 million) to the water and power ministry for overcoming ... Read more...

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Peerzada says Sonia rejected his resignation


February 11th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed who resigned Friday following his indictment after his son was found ... 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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Private power producers apprise government of their woes


January 18th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Private power producers Wednesday sought the government's intervention in ensuring smooth fuel supply for their plants.In a day-long exercise to apprise the government of ... Read more...

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Pakistan fumes over UN carbon credits to India


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan plans to challenge a decision of an UN agency to grant carbon credits to India on a hydropower project.According to Pakistani officials, India secured the ... Read more...

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India, Switzerland ink deal for energy efficiency


November 10th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India and Switzerland have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of energy-efficient buildings through the use of advanced Swiss technologies.Philippe Welti, Swiss ambassador ... Read more...

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Coal supply to power plants being shored up: Government


October 15th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The government Saturday said it has scaled up the delivery of coal to thermal power plants to avert electricity shortages in the festive season."The coal ... Read more...

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India’s power situation grim, efforts on to ease crunch


October 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Shortage of power in states such as Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka Friday threatened to cascade into a pan-India crisis with coal supplies hit ... Read more...

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Delhi blames Uttar Pradesh for power shortage


October 11th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Faced with power shortage, the Delhi government Monday blamed the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government for the power cuts witnessed in the capital since last week.Delhi ... 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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Pakistan sets up panel to deal with water issues with India


September 27th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan has set up a new agency to look into construction of dams and other water sector projects by countries like India and Afghanistan.Prime ... Read more...

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Bihar uses least power, Delhi the most


August 15th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli tops the list on per capita power consumption in the country at 11,863.64 kWh while Bihar is ... Read more...

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Power ministry seeks $1.5 bn aid from World Bank


August 1st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government has sought financial assistance of about $1.5 billion from the World Bank to improve power infrastructure in the northeast, Power Minister Sushil ... Read more...

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Pak agencies to probe two ministries over India’s success in getting carbon credits


April 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 16(ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have seized the records of at least two federal ministries to investigate an alleged institutional lapse in raising objections over India's bid to secure international carbon ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Top bureaucrat denies misusing powers


March 17th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Jairaj Phatak, currently under the CBI scanner for his role in the Adarsh housing society scam, Thursday denied allegations of amassing ... Read more...

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Former Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi denies forming separate group


February 28th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 28(ANI): Former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he is not forming any separate group against the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)."I don't want any rift within my party," ... Read more...

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Davis case mishandled by interior ministry: Qureshi (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused the interior ministry of "mishandling" the case of US official Raymond Davis, who faces trial for killing two ... Read more...

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Qureshi says he left Pak Foreign Ministry over fears of pressure to forge Davis’ papers


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that he had refused to accept the Foreign Ministry -during the recent cabinet shuffle- because he feared that the government ... Read more...

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Qureshi, PPP patch-up after blazing row


February 15th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have buried the hatchet with the former foreign minister, who was upset at not getting the portfolio in ... Read more...

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‘Qureshi to face disciplinary action for humiliating PPP leadership’


February 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 14(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has no future in the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), according to PPP Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab.Wahab's comment comes after Qureshi rejected the ... Read more...

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‘Qureshi’s expulsion as Pak Foreign Minister was a last minute decision’


February 14th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 14(ANI): The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP)'s decision to replace former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi from the new cabinet was a last minute decision, according to Railways Minister ... Read more...

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Qureshi dropped as Pakistan foreign minister (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A day after India and Pakistan decided to resume their stalled dialogue, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was dropped from the new, pruned 22-member cabinet sworn ... Read more...

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India to set energy efficiency targets for industries


January 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India will for the first time release energy efficiency targets for eight industrial sectors in April in a move that is expected to save ... Read more...

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