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Greenpeace for halting any further coal blocks allocation


September 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Environment organisation Greenpeace Tuesday called for a halt on any further allocations and forest clearances for coal mining, until a transparent public consultation process is ... Read more...

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Akhilesh writes to PM on power project delays


August 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday shot off two letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his help in expediting BHEL's power projects in ... Read more...

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TDP legislators continue protest over power shortage


August 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh assembly, Tuesday continued their protest against the shortage of electricity.The legislators, who ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks 500 MW to tide over power shortage


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Facing severe power shortage, the Andhra Pradesh government has urged the central government to allocate 500 MW from the central pool to tide over the crisis.Chief ... Read more...

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Himachal’s hydropower plants shut, power shortage in north (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Five run-of-the-river mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Tuesday due to high silt level in rivers, triggering a power shortage in northern states.The country's ... Read more...

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Rising silt keeps Himachal hydropower plants shut


August 21st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Three mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for the second day Tuesday due to high silt level in rivers, triggering a power shortage in ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands 1,000 MW power from Kudankulam unit


August 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has reiterated her demand for the entire power generated by the first unit of two 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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UP to explore unconventional sources to meet power shortage


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday asked officials to explore non-conventional sources of energy to bridge the demand-supply gap in power.Saying that non-availability of power ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka adds wind power to grid


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka has added 30 megawatts of wind power to its national grid in a bid to reduce power shortage in nearly 60 cities, including Colombo.The ... 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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High winds knock off Pakistan power supply


July 31st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) High winds and a cyclone are to blame for the current electricity crisis in Pakistan, said a minister.Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, minister for water and power, said ... 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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Pakistan PM moves to fix power crisis


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has moved to ensure adequate fuel supplies to power plants for uninterrupted production of electricity to overcome a crippling power ... Read more...

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North India is power starved, yet Himachal’s excess goes abegging


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Despite severe cuts across north India, a staggering 50 percent of the excess power generated by the hill state of Himachal Pradesh goes abegging as poorly-managed ... Read more...

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UP backtracks on 7 p.m. closure order for shop, malls (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Rattled by strong opposition to its decision to close all shops and malls by 7 p.m. for the next 15 days due to the acute power ... Read more...

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Gilani calls cabinet meeting on power shortage


June 13th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will preside over a cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss power shortage in the country, Geo News reported.The cabinet, according ... Read more...

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Japan’s current account surplus drops


June 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japanese government said Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about $4.2 billion). ... Read more...

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Myanmar to hire gas turbines from Japan


May 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar will hire three gas turbines from Japan in a bid to ease the country's power shortage, the official media reported.The deal on three 120-megawatt gas ... Read more...

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China eyes Myanmar power sector


May 25th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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Japan’s April trade deficit expands


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in April hit 520 billion yen (about $6.5 billion) amid expanding demand for oil and gas imports, a government report said Wednesday.The value ... Read more...

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US, Japanese firms to build power plants in Myanmar


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity ... Read more...

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Assam ready for more power reforms


May 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Assam is gearing up for the second phase of power reforms to increase electricity generation, Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi said here Wednesday.He said the state was ... Read more...

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Assam harried by power woes, CM defends state board


May 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) As Assam has been facing electricity outages of over 16 hours a day, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday came to the rescue of the state ... Read more...

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Summer multiplies woes of power-starved Bihar


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur/Gaya (Bihar), May 11 (IANS) Meena Srivastav of Muzaffarpur and Shoib Akhtar of Gaya have a common woe: frequent power outages that have left them sleepless."I have to spend sleepless ... Read more...

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World’s first super cool bra


May 10th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) A Japanese firm has created the world's first cooling bra which contains refrigerated gel pads.The Triumph design has been modelled on a mini fishbowl and ... Read more...

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Tibet to have solar power generation base


April 17th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) A solar photovoltaic power generation base is being built in the second largest city in Tibet to ease winter power shortage by harnessing the ample amount ... Read more...

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Allot entire 2,000 MW Kudankulam power to Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa


March 31st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allocate the entire 2,000 MW power to be generated by the two ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu power situation to ease from June’


March 14th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday that the electricity supply situation in the state would improve from June, when 1,950 MW of capacity would ... Read more...

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‘Mining ban hits iron ore supply to foundries’


February 29th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) The ban on mining iron ore in Karnataka and Goa has impacted supply of the key raw material to foundries while power shortage across states has ... Read more...

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Deported German dabbled in semi-political protests: Chidambaram (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India Wednesday justified the deportation of a German national for raising funds for the anti-Kundankulam nuclear plant protests in Tamil Nadu, with Home Minister ... Read more...

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Andhra’s small-scale industries threaten closure


February 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Faced with a 12-day power holiday in a month, small scale industries in Andhra Pradesh Monday threatened to shut down production.The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Small ... Read more...

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China to face power shortage


February 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China will continue to face a power shortfall this year due to increasing demand and stagnant growth in new power plants, according to an industry association.The ... Read more...

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Power cuts, power holidays for Tamil Nadu


February 26th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Faced with acute power shortage of around 4,000 MW and the wrath of public for long power cuts, the Tamil Nadu power utility Saturday announced 40 ... Read more...

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Power situation to improve from June: Jayalalithaa


February 4th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said the power shortage in the state would start easing from June this year.Replying to the debate on the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand appoints consultant for Rs.1,500 crore transmission line


February 1st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 1 (IANS) Jharkhand Tuesday decided to appoint Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as the consultant for establishing a Rs.1,500 crore transmission line in the state, an ... Read more...

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