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Jaiprakash to sell hydro plants to Reliance Power

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:16

The sale of Jaiprakash`s entire hydropower portfolio, which has an aggregate capacity of nearly 1,800 megawatts, would make Reliance the country`s largest private provider of hydroelectric power.

Bodies of all 24 engineering students from Hyderabad recovered

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 13:57

The longest-ever search operation to recover bodies of 24 B.Tech students, who drowned in River Beas in Mandi district on June 8, came to a close with recovery of bodies of two girl students.

Javadekar assures fast forest clearance for Arunachal project

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 15:46

Union Minister of State for Environment & Forests (Independent Charge) Prakash Javadekar has assured the Arunachal Pradesh government that he will expedite forest clearance for the 3000 MW Dibang Hydropower Project in the state.

Beas tragedy: Probe by power department on

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:25

The Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday submitted a status report on the June 8 Beas tragedy to the state high court saying the state power department was still continuing with the inquiry. Sudden release of water from a dam upstream resulted in the drowning of 24 students in the river.

Beas tragedy: Body identified as that of student

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 00:04

A body, recovered from the Beas river here, was identified as that of an engineering student from Hyderabad on Monday who was among 25 persons swept away in the river two weeks back.

Mandi tragedy: Himachal HC summons Larji Hydropower project authorities

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:59

Acting on a petition filed with it, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued summons to the Larji Hydropower project authorities over the Mandi tragedy.

Stay on hydropower projects: SC issues notice to Uttarakhand govt

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:13

Acting on a plea filed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the Supreme Court issued, Monday, a notice to the Uttarakhand government seeking its view on the stay on construction activity on 24 hydro power projects in the state that was imposed after the 2013 flood tragedy.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kholongchu hydro-power project in Bhutan

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:07

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the 600MW Kholongchu Hydro- electric project, a joint venture between India and Bhutan.

Himachal tragedy: Hunt on for missing persons

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 17:02

Rescuers on Tuesday made little headway in tracing 19 students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college and a tour guide who were washed away due to sudden discharge of water from the reservoir of Larji Hydropower Project.

24 Hyderabad students feared drowned in Himachal; NDRF teams rush to rescue

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 21:36

At least 24 Engineering students from Hyderabad were feared washed away on Sunday evening by the Beas river near Thalot on Manali-Kiratpur Highway, 40 Km from Mandi, after water was suddenly released into the river from Laarji Hydropower Project.

India to build 4 new hydropower projects in Bhutan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:00

India has agreed to build four new joint venture hydropower projects in Bhutan as the two governments agreed to closely coordinate on issues relating to their national security and interests.

Uninterrupted power, fuel should be government's top priority

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 15:23

Fuel shortages can be mitigated by expeditiously granting environment and forest clearances to coal mines.