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Nationwide protests in Pakistan over power outages


August 1st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Protests are being staged in several cities and towns of Pakistan over unabated hours-long loadshedding, Geo News reported Wednesday.In the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ... Read more...

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Bengal faces eight hours of blackout (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time Tuesday as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern 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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Powerless again, Northern and Eastern Grid break down (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Large parts of north and east India went without power Tuesday as the Northern Grid and sections of the Eastern and Northeastern Grid broke down, ... Read more...

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Tailors held in Pakistani town for refusing orders


July 20th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A stitch in time would have saved as many as 10 tailors who were detained in a Pakistani town for rejecting Eid orders and overcharging.The ... Read more...

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Protesters in UP torch vehicles, attack police


July 16th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Angered over power outages and poor water supply, protesters clashed with police, vandalised property and vehicles Monday in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha town, around 370 km from ... Read more...

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Heat keeps grip on Delhi, schools vacations extended (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Delhi continued to swelter in the summer heat Sunday with the maximum temperature jumping seven degrees above the average to 43.5 degrees Celsius. No respite ... Read more...

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Rains in Uttar Pradesh to be late by almost a week


June 26th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) Met officials in Uttar Pradesh said Tuesday that the monsoon in most parts of the state is set to arrive late by almost a week.Added to ... Read more...

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Heat wave kills 16 in UP


June 18th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The unabated heat wave in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 16 lives since Sunday, officials said.At least 11 people died of extreme heat conditions in the parched ... Read more...

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Thousands suffer power outages in US after storms


June 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 ( IANS) Thousands of people in the US state of Texas went without electricity late Tuesday, after thunderstorms rolled through the Houston area knocking down trees and cutting ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu would soon become surplus in power: Jayalalithaa


June 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reiterated that the state would soon become surplus in power owing to various measures taken by her government."I am ... Read more...

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Drizzle Saturday evening gives Delhi respite (Second lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) After a sizzling, hot day, Delhi experienced some respite Saturday evening as a drizzle brought the temperature down by 2.6 degrees Celsius in the national ... Read more...

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Heat wave in Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar records 45.5 degrees


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Saturday sizzled at 45.5 degrees as heat wave conditions continued to prevail over Punjab and Haryana.Amritsar had touched a high ... Read more...

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Hot Saturday in Delhi, rains in store (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) After a sweltering Saturday, Delhiites got some respite in the evening as the skies turned cloudy and some parts of the capital witnessed duststorms.Saturday's maximum ... Read more...

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Chile mudslide leaves 3,000 stranded


May 31st, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Some 3,000 people living in the towns of Palena and Futaleufu, in the southern Chilean region of Los Lagos, were left stranded due to a mudslide ... Read more...

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Scorching sun, power outages add to UP’s ’summer misery’


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The gruelling heat wave that started in Uttar Pradesh a week ago shows no sign of abating with the mercury expected to touch 45 degrees Celsius ... Read more...

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UP transformer producers threaten to stop supply


May 11th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Facing a sudden rise in mercury and incessant power snags, people of Uttar Pradesh are in for another shocker. The UP Transformer Industries Forum (UPTIF) Friday ... Read more...

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Pakistani CM joins protests against federal government


May 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, joined protesters who were upset with power outages and raised slogans against the federal government.Shahbaz Sharif said ... Read more...

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Snow, outages play spoilsport at Gulmarg music fest


March 11th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Gulmarg, March 11 (IANS) Pine trees against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains would have been the dream setting for the ongoing Gulmarg Winter Festival but unexpected snowfall and power outages ... Read more...

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Pakistanis to witness increased power outages


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) People across Pakistan are likely to witness increased electricity outages as the country's Tarbela and Mangla water reservoirs have touched dead level, affecting hydel power generation, ... Read more...

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Floods, transport chaos hits Sydney


March 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Torrential rains hit Sydney Thursday, causing flash floods and transport chaos in the city.The Bureau of Meteorology said about 119 mm of rain fell on parts ... Read more...

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Ukraine’s cold wave toll reaches 100


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 3 (IANS) A total of 101 people have died so far in Ukraine due to severe cold weather, with 38 succumbing in the past 24 hours till Friday ... Read more...

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Electricity from India will ease power crisis: Pakistani PM


February 1st, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) A number of initiatives, including importing electricity from India, will help resolve Pakistan's energy crisis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.He said the other ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, five troopers arrested (Third Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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Five troopers held for Kashmir firing death (Second Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, Kashmir promises action (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers allegedly opened fire at people protesting power shortage at ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces power shortage


December 26th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan is facing an acute electricity shortage this winter, with cities bearing 10 hours of power outages.The electricity shortfall surged Saturday to over 40 percent ... 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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Pakistan wants to import electricity from India


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Power-starved Pakistan is looking to import electricity from India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Talks are on for import of 500 to 1,000 megawatt ... Read more...

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No power outages during Deepavali: Government


October 19th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) There will be no power outages during the festive season, the government Wednesday said, insisting that the electricity situation in the country is improving."The power ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have five-day week


October 13th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan will have a five-day working week to conserve energy, the cabinet has decided.The federal cabinet Wednesday approved, in principle, a five-day working week to ... Read more...

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Traffic between Vijayawada, Hyderabad resumes


October 4th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Road transport between the Telangana and Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh resumed Tuesday after protesters lifted their blockade between Vijayawada and Hyderabad following the authorities ... Read more...

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Brand Hyderabad takes a beating due to Telangana turmoil


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Brand Hyderabad has taken a beating with the ongoing turmoil for separate statehood to Telangana continuing to impact the information technology (IT) sector and new ... Read more...

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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...

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Amtrak working to restore service


August 29th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rail service provider Amtrak has assured that they are working to get services back on. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, most of the lines of ... Read more...

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