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NPCIL inspection at Kudankulam to end soon

July 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) is hopeful of getting the sectoral regulator's sanction to load fuel in the first 1,000 MW ... 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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Hydropower major forays into wind power

February 9th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) After testing the waters, the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) which owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh has now decided to ... Read more...

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Power supply nearly restored in Kashmir Valley

January 9th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley, which had plunged into darkness Friday evening after two transmission lines bringing electricity from the northern power grid snapped, was in for some ... Read more...

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No power: Kashmir valley freezes in darkness

January 8th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The power situation in Kashmir Valley remained critical for the third day Sunday after two transmission lines got snapped, leaving the region plunged in darkness with ... Read more...

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Omar snowed out and away from Srinagar

January 7th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Saturday tweeted that he was anxious to reach Srinagar from Jammu to monitor the situation in the Kashmir Valley after it ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fog disrupts power transmission in Haryana

December 22nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) Power transmission in certain parts of Haryana was affected Thursday morning after transmission lines tripped due to dense fog, an official said here."Some transmission lines of ... Read more...

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Compensation for power-cuts in Uttar Pradesh

September 28th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 28 (IANS) There's seemingly good news for power consumers in Uttar Pradesh. The state-run Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation will soon have to shell out monetary compensation for every ... Read more...

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Bihar gets $132 mn ADB loan for power projects

June 15th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a $132 million loan for development of power projects in Bihar, an official said Wednesday.The major portion of ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks to buy power from Iran

June 13th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Reeling under an acute power shortage, Pakistan intends to buy more elecctricity from neighbouring Iran to supply coastal areas in Balochistan - where its new deep ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nepal launches energy scheme to end power crisis within five years

March 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 25 (ANI): The government of Nepal has launched a 275 million dollars initiative to root out the energy crisis in the country within five years.Nepal has been undergoing almost ... Read more...

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9,000 trees to be cut in Himachal: Dhumal

March 17th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 17 (IANS) More than 9,000 trees will face the axe because a hydropower project is to come up in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court serves notice to power grid on Kutch creek towers

February 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday issued notice to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and the union and state governments over installing transmission towers in Surajbari ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Power company employee electrocuted

January 21st, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A daily wager working for a power distribution company was electrocuted in west Delhi when he was repairing a fault on transmission lines Thursday, police said. Suresh, ... Read more...

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India plans power lines via Bangladesh

January 2nd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 2 (IANS) India is exploring the possibility of building transmission lines via Bangladesh to supply power to that country and to transmit electricity between the northeast and the rest ... Read more...

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L&T’s subsidiary bags Rs.2,503 crore-worth orders

December 31st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) subsidiary Electrical and Gulf Projects Operating Company has bagged orders worth Rs.2,503 crore for transmission, substation and railway construction ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu national highway still closed

December 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the second day Friday as snowfall and inclement weather threw life out of gear across the Kashmir Valley."Four feet deep snow ... Read more...

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Your home could be making you ill, says expert

October 26th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): If you often feel tired and sick or suffer from allergies, your home could be the culprit, says an expert.According to naturopath and building biologist Nicole Bijlsma, busy ... Read more...

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India to increase credit line to Laos to meet development goals

September 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept 10 (ANI): To help Laos meet its development goals, India has decided to increase the line of credit to Vientiane for taking upgrading infrastructure in the field of transmission lines, ... Read more...

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100 mega volt power transformer catches fire in Agra

September 5th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Sep 5 (ANI): A massive fire engulfed a 100 mega-volt ampere transformer installed at a power sub station in Agra on Sunday.Twenty two fire tenders, including those from the Army and ... Read more...

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Eleven women electrocuted in Haryana’s Mewat District

August 29th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Mewat (Haryana), Aug 29 (ANI): At least eleven women were killed when a high-tension wire fell on their vehicle in Kherla village of Haryana's Mewat District.The incident took place on Saturday, when ... Read more...

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Northeast power ministers to meet to overcome huge deficit

August 10th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) Power ministers from the eight northeastern states will assemble in this Meghalaya capital Wednesday to find ways to overcome the huge power deficit in the region. "There are various ... Read more...

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41 infra related project pending with environment ministry

August 4th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) About 41 infrastructure related projects involving diversion of forest land in nine states are pending with the government for clearance, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday. "Forty ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Power Grid gets go ahead for 20 percent public offer

July 22nd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India Thursday gave its nod for a follow-on public issue of the state-run Power Grid Corp constituting 20 percent of its paid-up capital. Of this, 10 ... Read more...

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Toll in Philippine typhoon reaches 65

July 17th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 17 (DPA) The death toll from a deadly typhoon that pummelled the Philippines earlier in the week rose to 65 with dozens still missing, the government said Saturday. The National Disaster ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shimla goes without power Wednesday

March 24th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Tourists and residents of the Himachal Pradesh capital were left without electricity almost the entire day Wednesday, an official said. However, in the evening the electricity supply was ... Read more...

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Kullu locals protest against hydropower project for illegal placement of power wires

March 20th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Mar 20 (ANI): The Alian Duhangan hydropower project in Kullu faced the agitation of the locals of Hirni village for placing power lines over their houses and across fields ... Read more...

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Power-starved Gurgaon residents wait for a miracle

February 26th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 26 (IANS) The Haryana government says power cuts in this satellite city of the capital will be a thing of the past in a year's time. But residents, who have ... Read more...

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Sterlite wins $160 mn power project for northeast

February 22nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 22 (IANS) Fibre-optic cable manufacturer Sterlite Technologies has won a project worth $160 million (Rs.800 crore) for developing a power transmission network in northeastern India, the company said in a ... Read more...

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Kullu residents resent felling of trees for hydroelectric plant

January 30th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurPrini (Himanchal Pradesh), Jan.30 (ANI): Felling of a number of trees for the purpose of construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Kullu has worried local residents in Himachal's Kullu."This ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Over 20,000 trees face the axe in Himachal

December 4th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh could lose as many as 20,000 trees, thanks to apparent lapses on the part of the state forest department, which has given the green ... Read more...

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Government plans to make Himachal a steel hub

November 30th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 30 (IANS) Steel ministry officials Monday visited the state capital to find ways to make Himachal Pradesh a steel hub and increase its production and consumption. Briefing reporters later, Steel ... Read more...

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No military solution possible in Afghanistan: Krishna (Lead)

September 23rd, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Even as a top US commander in Afghanistan has sought more forces, India has said there is no military solution to the conflict in that ... Read more...

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India dismisses Pakistani fears over involvement in Afghanistan

September 23rd, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has dismissed suggestions that India's growing involvement in Afghanistan is intended to encircle Pakistan, a fear prevalent in some circles ... Read more...

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Abdullah promises special energy plan for Jammu and Kashmir

June 12th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 12 (IANS) Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Friday said his ministry would draw up a special plan for meeting Jammu and Kashmir's energy needs. "The main focus ... Read more...

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