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Argentina, Uruguay plunge into darkness after 'interconnection system' trips; efforts on to restore power
World

Argentina, Uruguay plunge into darkness after 'interconnection system' trips; efforts on to restore power

A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said. Uruguay's system went down at 7:06 am (10:06 GMT), according to the Uruguayan power company UTE. Edenor, Argentina's largest electricity distributor, attributed the outage to a 'general failure in the interconnection system'.

Algeria suspends internet services across nation to tackle cheating during high school exams
World

Algeria suspends internet services across nation to tackle cheating during high school exams

Algeria had turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Blackouts are expected continue throughout the exam season, till 25 June.

Going ape? Kenya power company says monkey caused nationwide 3-hour blackout
World

Going ape? Kenya power company says monkey caused nationwide 3-hour blackout

Kenya's power generation company says a monkey caused a three-hour nationwide blackout.

Pakistan: Karachi plunges into darkness after massive power breakdown
World

Pakistan: Karachi plunges into darkness after massive power breakdown

The breakdown was caused by a technical fault in one of the high voltage transmission lines supplying electricity to Karachi from the national grid, an electricity company's spokesperson said.

Bangladesh plunged into darkness after power line from India breaks down
World

Bangladesh plunged into darkness after power line from India breaks down

The interconnection line used for transmission of 450 megawatts at Bheramara in Kushtia district, tripped at 11:30 am, a source at Power Development Board (PDB) said.

Mumbai blackout: Tata Power, BEST play blame game
Corporate

Mumbai blackout: Tata Power, BEST play blame game

Tata Power claimed if BEST had procured power from the oil and gas-fired 500-MC Unit 6, the distribution company would have been able to meet the shortage

Mumbai goes power-less: Tata power to restore normal supply by tonight
Economy

Mumbai goes power-less: Tata power to restore normal supply by tonight

Parts of South and Central Mumbai, including business districts, faced outage from 9.45 am due to the tripping of unit 5 of the 500 MW Tata Power plant at Trombay

No Dhoni. No Kohli. No broadcasters for India-Bangladesh series?
First Cricket News

No Dhoni. No Kohli. No broadcasters for India-Bangladesh series?

“Unless something dramatic happens over the next two days, I cannot assure you that the matches will be telecast in India.”

Delhi faces blackout tomorrow as NTPC-govt standoff continues
India

Delhi faces blackout tomorrow as NTPC-govt standoff continues

Areas in east and central Delhi face a blackout risk from tomorrow as state-run NTPC today rejected Delhi Government's plea not to stop electricity supply to BSES Yamuna Power Ltd for defaulting on payments, intensifying the standoff

Rebels attack gas pipeline in Syria, causing blackout
World

Rebels attack gas pipeline in Syria, causing blackout

Much of Syria, including the capital Damascus, was hit by a power cut late on Wednesday after rebels attacked a gas pipeline, state media said.

Pak cities get back power after national grid collapse
World

Pak cities get back power after national grid collapse

Authorities said they had restored power in several areas of the largest cities, including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, though many regions in all four provinces continued to be without electricity.

Pak left without power in rare country-wide blackout
World

Pak left without power in rare country-wide blackout

The authorities blamed technical problems for the breakdown early on Monday, insisting it was not caused by sabotage.

Powercuts.in: Mapping India's power cuts
News & Analysis

Powercuts.in: Mapping India's power cuts

A crowdsourcing initiative tracks specifics of power outages in India. It needs more contributors to make an impact.

As storm rages in US, blackout grips Brazil
World

As storm rages in US, blackout grips Brazil

A blackout that plunged northeast Brazil into complete darkness for several hours last week was caused by human error, an official said.

New devices warn of blackouts
News & Analysis

New devices warn of blackouts

Two new devices are now available to monitor recurrent blackouts, which can cause death in 10 percent cases and injuries in 30 percent, a senior cardiologist said...

Blackouts highlight diesel needs, price problems
Economy

Blackouts highlight diesel needs, price problems

Hot weather across the country and a shortfall in annual monsoon rains had already pushed demand as the grid struggles to meet peak consumption.

Take hope from India's power and water failures
Economy

Take hope from India's power and water failures

While liberalisation would be good for India, the chronic failures in power and water management are more pressing and the economic pay-off from improvement would be much greater

Blackout in North leaves 30 cr people without power
Economy

Blackout in North leaves 30 cr people without power

The lights in Delhi and seven states went out about 2 a.m and had not been restored by the morning rush-hour, leaving the capital's workers sweltering overnight, then stranded at metro stations in the morning as trains were cancelled.

Super SOPA Bros – here's how Mario with censorship plays like
News & Analysis

Super SOPA Bros – here's how Mario with censorship plays like

Stop SOPA is gaining momentum and that doesn’t really come as a surprise – with the Wikipedia blackout, Google support and all of the other

How I survived without Wikipedia
Tech

How I survived without Wikipedia

Wikipedia blacked out its services a few hours ago. We look at how Indian netizens are coping.