Sweltering heat, mostly in northern parts of the country, and deficient monsoon so far are resulting in severe power problems especially against the backdrop of rising demand.
Thousands of Pakistanis clashed with police and destroyed property on the third consecutive day of violent protests against power cuts.
Power Development Department of J&K will curtail power supply to areas under priority anytime during the day on rotational basis, a top official said.
Power department officials said the 220 kilo volt line between Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS) and Okhla tripped at 1.44 PM, triggering power cuts in various areas of South Delhi.
Power cuts in Tamil Nadu would come down in a phased manner from June this year, Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan said.
SHO was injured in a clash between locals and police over power cuts on Monday
in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
Touted as the country`s biggest,
a hybrid power generation system which uses solar and wind
energy has been inaugurated in western Nepal.
Devastation from a rare and deadly October snowstorm lingered in the Northeast where 1.6 million homes were still without power till Monday.
The Chief Minister said the government would purchase power from the open market to manage the situation.
During the month of Ramzan, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited has made arrangements for additional power supply to areas of the state with maximum population of the Muslim community.
Protesting frequent power cuts, over
2000 villagers of Nud area in Samba district on Tuesday held
protest and blocked the Pathankote-Udhampur highway (bypass).
Delhi continued to reel under
severe power cuts today in the sweltering heat due to gap
between demand and supply as well as technical glitches in
Several areas in South and
West Delhi will face power cuts for up to five hours as private distribution company BSES will carry out upgrading
and maintenance of its network.
Domodedovo airport handles a daily average of more than 55,000 travellers.
With several areas in the city
reeling under long outages, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Tuesday directed the power distribution companies to pull up
their socks and ensure uninterrupted power supply.
A protest over electricity shortages
in Iraq`s southern port city of Basra turned deadly with troops fatally shooting one demonstrator, police officials said.
With several parts of the
national capital reeling under frequent power cuts, Delhi
Chief Minister today blamed overdrawing of
power from the northern grid by neighbouring states for load
shedding in the city.
Several areas in the city faced
power cuts for varying duration as maximum demand remained
above 4,500 mega watt for the second successive day on Tuesday.
Madhya Pradesh`s famous tourist destinations like Sanchi, Khajuraho, Pachmarhi and Mandu will not have any power cuts now, it was announced Friday.
People here on Monday apprised
Congress president Sonia Gandhi of their woes, especially
dismal power situation, on the first day of her three-day
visit to her Lok Sabha constituency.
Day in Pics: 28th February
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