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Three dead in US storms


September 8th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Three people were killed in a storm that moved through Oklahoma state in the US Friday, media reports said Saturday.Relatives of the dead said the three ... Read more...

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Coal India to get assets abroad


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) will spend Rs.5,000 crore this fiscal to acquire assets abroad, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state in the coal ministry, said ... 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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Power heads of five states face watchdog action


July 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As half of India faced a major power outage Tuesday, India's power watchdog has summoned top officials of five errant states to appear before it ... Read more...

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States to be penalised for overdrawing power: Shinde


July 31st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) States that overdraw power from the national transmission network would be penalised for the excess and their allotted quota would be reduced, Power Minister ... Read more...

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Blackout in Bengal, trains stranded, Mamata appeals for calm (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Power Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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BJP seeks answer from PM over power outages


July 31st, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday castigated the government for the breakdown of the northern power grid and sections of eastern and northeastern grids ... Read more...

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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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Power outage across Bengal after grid collapse


July 31st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Power outage hit all the districts of West Bengal after the collapse of the Eastern Grid Tuesday, a minister said."The Eastern Gird has collapsed today (Tuesday). ... Read more...

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Power outage cripples Delhi Metro, thousands hit (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) An unprecedented power outage crippled Delhi Metro for an hour and seriously disrupted services for another two hours, impacting tens of thousands of passengers in ... Read more...

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VVIP areas blacked out for over two hours


July 30th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) For over two and a half hours the Lutyens' zone in central Delhi, which includes Rastrapati Bhavan and the Prime Minister's House, was blacked out ... Read more...

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60 percent supply restored after major power breakdown


July 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of electricity supply has been restored, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday after a major breakdown in Northern Grid plunged seven states, ... Read more...

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50 percent power restored in UP, many trains stranded


July 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Power in the state capital and major towns of Uttar Pradesh limped back to normalcy Monday, eight hours after the Northern Grid tripped, while many ... Read more...

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50 percent power restored in UP, many trains stranded


July 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Power in the state capital and major towns of Uttar Pradesh limped back to normalcy Monday, eight hours after the Northern Grid tripped, while many ... Read more...

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Power supply hit in north India


July 30th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Power supply in seven states across north India was hit early Monday following a breakdown in the Northern Grid, an official said.Apart from ... Read more...

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Chandigarh hit by major power outage for hours


June 21st, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) A major technical snag hit the power supply in Chandigarh, resulting in a complete blackout in most areas of the city beautiful for long hours Wednesday ... Read more...

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Power cuts lead to sleep-related disorders in Pakistan


June 21st, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Long hours of electricity cuts, particularly at night, has led to an increase of sleep-related medical and psychiatric disorders among the Pakistani people, health experts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Long power cuts spark ire in Pakistani Punjab


March 25th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Long spells of power outage have caused huge public outrage in Pakistan's Punjab province.On Saturday, the outages triggered protests in several cities of the province as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hacker group Anonymous could cause power outage in US


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Hacker group Anonymous within the next year or two could bring about a limited power outage in the US through a cyber attack, a top official ... Read more...

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Nepal to import electricity from India


December 15th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) Power-starved Nepal, facing long outages, plans to import electricity from India at commercial rates, said a minister.Minister of State for Energy Suryaman Dong said the Nepali ... Read more...

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Stage set for Nepal PM’s India visit


October 2nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 2 (IANS) Baburam Bhattarai, Nepal's new Maoist prime minister, will this month make his first official trip to India - the country's biggest trade partner - ahead ... Read more...

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Power outage at Mexico City airport disrupts hundreds of flights


September 29th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A large power outage at Benito Juárez International Airport (AICM) in the Mexican capital of Mexico City disrupted hundreds of flights on Wednesday evening, officials said on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Power outage kills four Pakistani patients


September 14th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Four patients on life support died at a hospital in Karachi during a power outage that shut down their ventilators, reports said.The incident took place ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Much hyped ‘Messi match’ marred by organisational glitches


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The most high profile soccer match on Indian soil Friday was marred by organisational glitches and power failure that left the organisers red faced.The media persons ... Read more...

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Panel to probe power outage at Delhi airport terminal


August 8th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The four-hour power outage Sunday at the year-old terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, which disrupted over 75 flights and distressed thousands of passengers, will ... Read more...

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Kolkata hit by power cuts


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Vast areas of Kolkata have been experiencing severe power outage since Sunday night after a transformer at a power substation caught fire.A transformer of Jeerat substation ... Read more...

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`Scale of Pakistan’s power outage certain to rouse anger’


July 6th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The scale of power outages in Pakistan is "certain to rouse anger among people", said a Pakistani daily after two people were killed and 30 injured ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi eats dal-roti at night halt at farmer’s house


July 6th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Rampur Badli (Uttar Pradesh), July 5 (IANS) Dal, roti and vegetable with no chillies. This simple fare was Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's dinner at a farmer's house in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two die in Pakistan power outage protest


July 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Two people were killed and another 30 injured in a pitched battle between the police and locals who were upset over acute electricity shortage in a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Deer with wings’ disrupts power in Montana


June 20th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
East Missoula, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Northwestern Energy experienced disruption to its supply when a young deer ended up on one of the power lines of the company. The body of the ... Read more...

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Dust storm, rains in Patna


April 19th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) A strong dust storm followed by rains hit the Bihar capital Monday evening, giving relief from the scorching heat to the city residents.The sudden downpour caused ... Read more...

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Nine killed as tornadoes, storms hit US


April 16th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Houston (US), April 16 (IANS) At least nine people were killed overnight in tornadoes and storms in the US states of Arkansas and Oklahoma, Xinhua reported.Seven people, including three children, ... Read more...

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Indian trader’s killing causes uproar in Nepal (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) An Indian trader was shot dead in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital, prompting businessmen to stage protests here Monday.Anjani ... Read more...

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Uproar in Nepal after gunmen kill Indian trader


April 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Businessmen staged protests here Monday after unidentified assailants shot dead an Indian trader in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital.Anjani ... Read more...

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Massive capital flight jolts Nepal


April 9th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Gripped by protracted political instability, insecurity, labour trouble and a crippling 14-hour daily power outage, wary Nepali investors have started clandestinely transferring capital outside the country.India, ... Read more...

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