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Delhi witnessed lowest ever power cuts this fiscal

The national capital witnessed its lowest ever power cuts in the current financial year that also saw the highest ever peak power demand, according to a Delhi government data.

Feb 18, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

Won't tolerate power cuts during Iftar and Sehri, Arvind Kejriwal warns officials; VIDEO goes viral

CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday warned the BSES Yamuna officials in Seelampur constituency that there should be no power cuts during Iftar and Sehri.

Jun 16, 2016, 19:34 PM IST

At least 190,000 affected by power outages in heat wave in Argentina

A heat wave has led Argentina's government to schedule two days of power cuts in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas.

Feb 19, 2016, 05:40 AM IST

Rains in Chennai again, 325 dead as waters recede

Thousands of military personnel and social activists were engaged in a major operation of supplying food, water and blankets to thousands trapped in water-logged neighbourhoods.

Dec 05, 2015, 00:52 AM IST

Record floods kill 11 in US state of South Carolina

South Carolina residents today reeled under the effects of weekend flooding that killed at least 11 people and left tens of thousands without power or drinking water.

Oct 06, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Power cuts to continue in Odisha till June 2016

Power cuts in Odisha will continue till June 2016 due to shortage of water in various reservoirs in the state, Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das said on Saturday.

Sep 12, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, `corrupt` leaders

Several hundred Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad Friday to vent their anger at the chronic electricity shortages, which they blamed on government corruption.

Aug 01, 2015, 03:05 AM IST

Power cuts badly affect life in Noida

 Noida has been reeling under major power shortage since Monday afternoon, leaving people in a helpless condition in the sweltering heat.

Jun 23, 2015, 23:28 PM IST

Mumbai crawls as heavy rains hit normal life, BMC issues high tide alert

Mumbaikars continue to face a harrowing time as waterlogging, frequent power cuts and traffic snarls caused by incessant rain since Tuesday morning has badly hit vehicular movement and train services across the city.

Jun 23, 2015, 10:03 AM IST

Tamil Nadu to ease out power cuts for industries from June 5

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday ordered easing of 'Restrictions and Controls' entailing substantial power cuts for High Tension electricity consumers from June 5.

Jun 01, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Power outages add to summer woes in Uttar Pradesh

Unscheduled power cuts across Uttar Pradesh have added to the summer woes of people even as the maximum temperature crosses 40 degrees celsius and the harsh sun shows no sign of relenting.

May 06, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Modi's coal turnaround to ease India''s chronic power cuts

Fewer power cuts are likely in India this summer after a surge in output at Coal India helped generators amass record stocks, a turnaround for Narendra Modi who had to battle a power crisis within months of becoming prime minister last May.

Apr 16, 2015, 04:54 AM IST

BJP walkout over poor electricity supply in rural areas

 Alleging that the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government is ignoring rural areas as they face power cuts of over 20 hours, BJP members staged a walkout from the state assembly on Wednesday.

Feb 25, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Peak power deficit down to 3.3% in Dec: CEA

Peak power deficit in the country reduced to 3.3 percent last month due to improved coal supplies, generation capacity addition and connectivity of the southern transmission network with the National Grid.

Jan 11, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Coal unions to go on a 5-day strike from Tuesday; power cuts likely

With coal unions across the country planning to go on a 5-day strike starting Tuesday in protest against the coal block allocation ordinance, India may face long power cuts for the next one week or so.

Jan 05, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

Power cuts a threat to India story: Anand Mahindra

Disturbed over power cuts across Mumbai, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra Tuesday warned that this could be "a threat to the India story".

Sep 02, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

BJP legislators protest against long power outages in Kanpur

Legislators and supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently took to streets here to protest against the state government's inability to prevent long power cuts.

Aug 27, 2014, 12:47 PM IST

Congress protests against rising prices, power cuts in Delhi

Alleging that the BJP government has "failed on all fronts", scores of Congress workers led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee chief Arvinder Singh held a protest near Jama Masjid area.

Jul 12, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

KCR asks officials to work out plan to tackle power shortage in Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asked the officials of energy department to draw up short term and long term plans to overcome the power deficiency in the state.

Jun 26, 2014, 18:58 PM IST

UP Govt not considering reduction in power tariff by 50%

The Uttar Pradesh Government today said that it is not considering any proposal for reduction in power tariff in the state by 50 per cent as it would incur heavy losses.

Jun 25, 2014, 18:28 PM IST