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Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 03:12

Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity India and Nepal will work fast on the implementation of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project to boost hydropower generation between the South Asian neighbours, a joint communique issued after a meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission at the foreign minister-level stated Saturday.

Make power distribution reforms a top priority: World Bank

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 14:05

Electricity distribution to the end consumer in India needs reform in order to achieve the target of electricity to all by 2019, says the World Bank.

Stranded engineer in Iran urges Centre to secure safe return

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 15:41

Sanket Pandya, one of the two engineers left stranded in Iran since December 2013, has urged the Indian government to facilitate their early and safe return after the duo were illegally `confined` following the seizure of their passports when their Goa-based employer got embroiled in a dispute with a company there.

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.

India likely to see over 5% power shortage this fiscal

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 21:01

India is projected to see a power shortage of 5.1 percent compared to demand in the current financial year with southern and north-eastern regions anticipated to witness high deficits.

Power cuts may cause 40% dip in industrial production: Assocham

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 15:40

Continued power outages in various parts of the country are adversely affecting the domestic industrial production, which may fall by 40 percent in June-July, industry body Assocham said.

Goyal to meet Modi; to set priorities for power sector

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:11

Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal will today meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss and establish top priorities in the power sector.

Ground-breaking solar-powered toilet set for launch in India

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 14:21

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have designed a toilet that will be fuelled by the Sun.

UAE-led group TAQA to buy two India power plants in deal worth $1.6 bn

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 18:53

The group will spend $616 million on equity in the plants, and in addition take over their non-recourse project debt, bringing the total enterprise value to around $1.6 billion, a TAQA spokesman told Reuters.

India to double renewable power capacity by 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:23

India will add nearly 30,000 MW of power generation capacity from renewable energy sources - doubling it from the current size - in the next 4 years, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Two Indians `illegally confined` to Iranian city, kin seek help

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 21:02

Two Indians have been allegedly confined to a guest house in Zanjan city of Iran since over a month by a private engineering firm following a business dispute with their Goa-based company, according to family members of one of them.

South Korea keen on setting up nuclear power plant in India

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 16:28

Keen to enter India`s growing nuclear market, South Korea wants to build an atomic power plant here but India is not rushing into it.