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Six-hour jam on Mumbai-Pune expressway after gas leak


September 6th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) A gas leak after a goods vehicle and a tanker collided led to a six-hour traffic jam on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, police said.Police, hwever, managed to ... Read more...

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Job hopefuls go on hunger strike on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) As households in the state readied Thiru Onam lunch Wednesday, there were those holding up empty plaintain leaves, on which the traditional meal is served, as ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower plants remain shut for third day


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd's 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Power Project and Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corp. Ltd's 1,000 MW Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Project in Himachal ... 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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Child injured in high-tension cable explosion near Pune


August 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 17 (IANS) A five-year-old child sustained minor injuries when a high-tension wire exploded in Pimpri-Chinchwad city near Pune Friday, police said.According to police control, the explosion followed a ... Read more...

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30 coal blocks start production out of 195 allocated


August 13th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Out of 195 coal blocks allocated to public and private sectors, 30 have started production, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said Monday.Replying ... Read more...

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Mining, railways hit hard in Jharkhand due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 31 (IANS) Mining and railway services were hit hard in Jharkhand due to unprecedented tripping in the Eastern Grid Tuesday. Major mining companies - BCCL and CCL - ... 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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Hydropower generation resumes in Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Hydro-power generation in Himachal Pradesh resumed Monday morning more than seven hours after the Northern Grid collapsed and stopped electricity production, an official of the state ... 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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Injured Munda discharging duties from bed


June 4th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 4 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda may be physically injured but he is mentally active.He sustained injuries after the chopper carrying him crashlanded at Birsa Munda airport ... Read more...

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Kerala school girl secures 99 percent in ISC


May 19th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) Kalyani Vishnu, a Class 12 student from here, was Saturday declared the top scorer in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination, which she passed with ... 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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Assam party moves rights panel over power crisis


May 11th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Amid protests against the severe power cuts across the state for over a week, Assam's regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has sought the intervention ... 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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Assam power crisis to continue


May 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Assam is reeling under a severe power crisis since May 2 after a storm damaged a transmission line in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.The state's power department ... Read more...

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BPCL to take 21 percent stake in Kannur airport


May 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a public sector oil marketing company, will take 21 percent stake in the proposed airport in Kannur in north Kerala for ... Read more...

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No load-shedding in 70 percent of Maharashtra: Official


May 4th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) There is no load-shedding in nearly 70 percent of Maharashtra due to improved power position, an official said here Thursday.At the same time, in an attempt ... Read more...

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‘Lake-tapping’ at Koyna to hike power supply (With Images)


April 25th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) For the second time in Asia, a "lake-tapping" project to generate additional electricity was carried out in the reservoir of Maharashtra's biggest Koyna Dam here Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Alstom Bharat Forge bags Rs.1,570-crore NTPC contract


April 24th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Alstom Bharat Forge Power Limited has won a Rs.1,570-crore contract to supply turbine islands to the government-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the company said ... Read more...

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Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.There is a substantial increase in the outlay for education, healthcare, ... Read more...

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Blasts on railway track in Asam, no casualties


April 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A few hours ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's scheduled visit to Assam Friday, suspected cadres of anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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Pinarayi Vijayan summoned in Lavalin graft case


April 10th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday summoned Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in a corruption ... Read more...

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Fifteen Himachal PSUs in red, cumulative losses of Rs.1,660 crore


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Fifteen public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Himachal Pradesh, including the state electricity board and the tourism corporation, are in the red, with the cumulative losses of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu hopes to save Rs.900 crore in Udangudi project


February 29th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to have the state electricity board implement the 1,600 MW power project at Udangudi in Tuticorin district would result in saving ... Read more...

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Udangudi Power project may not need fresh environment assessment


February 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to have the state electricity board implement the 1,600 MW power project at Udangudi in Tuticorin district may not necessitate another ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to spend Rs.1,600 crore to lay power lines


February 26th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) Jharkhand will spend Rs.1,600 crore for laying transmission lines to transport power that would be produced in the state in the next three years. The state ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks 5,000 transformers


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Power starved Bihar has sought 5,000 new transformers from the central government to replace burnt transformers in rural areas."The government wants 5,000 transformers to replace burnt ... Read more...

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Bihar panchayats to act as power supply franchisees


February 14th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Gram panchayats (village councils) in power-starved Bihar will be appointed franchisees for distribution of power in villages, an official here said Tuesday.Bihar State Electricity Board ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for Bihar power project


January 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday laid the foundation stone of the much awaited Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project in Aurangabad district, marking the end of ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation hit by extreme cold


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation. But this time unusually harsh Arctic conditions in the higher reaches, where most of ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite to expand its thermal power projects in Tamil Nadu


January 10th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The state-run Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited has undertaken three thermal power projects worth Rs.13,270.22 crore for further expansion in Tamil Nadu, the Ministry of Coal ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan asked to appear in court


December 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Pinarayi Vijayan, the seventh accused in the Rs.374 crore SNC Lavalin scam and currently on bail, was ... Read more...

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We cannot meet power firms’ coal demands: Minister


December 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 1 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Thursday said Coal India Limited (CIL) could not meet the requirements of the power companies."A large number of power plants are coming ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu hikes bus fares, milk prices


November 17th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) In a double blow to the residents of Tamil Nadu already reeling under double-digit inflation, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday announced a steep hike in bus ... Read more...

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