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Madhya Pradesh: Two sisters end up almost marrying each other's groom due to power cut in Ujjain
India

Madhya Pradesh: Two sisters end up almost marrying each other's groom due to power cut in Ujjain

Locals claimed that the mismatched couples had even taken 'pheras' together but the families denied saying the they were taken by the right matches

India's power consumption grows 13.6% to 132.98 billion units in April, shows govt data
India

India's power consumption grows 13.6% to 132.98 billion units in April, shows govt data

Power consumption in April last year was recorded at 117.08 BU, which was higher than 84.55 BU in the same month of 2020

Omar Abdullah trying to communalise situation in J&K, says BJP
India

Omar Abdullah trying to communalise situation in J&K, says BJP

Omar Abdullah had said that electricity supply is deliberately being curtailed at Sehri and Iftar hours to hassle the Muslim community

Pakistan to double its hydroelectric output to meet power shortage: Report
World

Pakistan to double its hydroelectric output to meet power shortage: Report

The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in Pakistan has devised a plan to increase the existing 9,406 megawatts (MW) to 20,591 MW by the year 2028-29.

Haryana to get additional power from other states to meet consumptions, says power minister
India

Haryana to get additional power from other states to meet consumptions, says power minister

Haryana power minister Ranjeet Singh further said a unit of the thermal power plant has been closed for technical issues

As temperatures soar, coal shortage fuels blackouts across India
India

As temperatures soar, coal shortage fuels blackouts across India

The Union government has asked states to step up coal imports for the next three years to build up inventories

Entities in India’s power sector are selling without getting money on time
Business

Entities in India’s power sector are selling without getting money on time

Power distribution companies have accumulated losses of over Rs 5 lakh crore and regulatory assets worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore. Yet, they continue to supply electricity to consumers, with occasional power cuts

Current power crisis due to sharp fall in generation, not due to non-availability of domestic coal
India

Current power crisis due to sharp fall in generation, not due to non-availability of domestic coal

The gas-based power generation which has fallen drastically in the country has aggravated the crisis

Explained: Why is Maharashtra facing massive power cuts? Why is Mumbai spared?
India

Explained: Why is Maharashtra facing massive power cuts? Why is Mumbai spared?

A rise in electricity demand and coal shortage has left Maharashtra with no choice but to impose load shedding in the state. Some parts of Nashik and Marathwada will have no electricity for up to eight hours

Maharashtra government allows Mahavitaran to purchase electricity to meet rising demand amid summer season
Sports

Maharashtra government allows Mahavitaran to purchase electricity to meet rising demand amid summer season

An official statement said the decision was taken by the cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray due to the growing demand for electricity in summer as well as for irrigation

Industrial production expands by 1.3% in January from 10-month low in December
Business

Industrial production expands by 1.3% in January from 10-month low in December

The better show in January was majorly due to improved performance of mining and manufacturing sectors, official data showed on Friday

Mumbai power outage: Local trains resume operations as electricity gets restored after an hour
India

Mumbai power outage: Local trains resume operations as electricity gets restored after an hour

Due to Tata’s grid failure, there was no electricity in Sion, Matunga, Parel, Dadar, CSMT, Byculla, Churchgate, and other areas of Mumbai

Ahead of Assembly polls, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh slashes power tariff by Rs 3 per unit
India

Ahead of Assembly polls, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh slashes power tariff by Rs 3 per unit

Announcing the 'Diwali gift', Punjab chief minister said that the domestic consumers wanted quality and cheap power and this decision will come into effect immediately

'Absolute baseless': Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman rubbishes reports of coal shortage in India
India

'Absolute baseless': Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman rubbishes reports of coal shortage in India

“There are not going to be any deficiencies which may lead to any shortfall of supply. So that takes care of India's power situation. We are now a power surplus country," added Sitharaman.

Coal crisis: Centre warns states against selling share of unallocated power at a higher rate
India

Coal crisis: Centre warns states against selling share of unallocated power at a higher rate

In case of surplus power, states have been requested to intimate to the Government of India so that this power can be reallocated to other needy states, said the power ministry in a statement

India stares at energy crisis with coal stocks down to days
India

India stares at energy crisis with coal stocks down to days

The shortages have stoked fears of potential black-outs in parts of India, where 70 percent of power is generated from coal

US senator moves Bill to boost India-US cooperation in clean energy, climate change
World

US senator moves Bill to boost India-US cooperation in clean energy, climate change

This comes a day after the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry launched the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue in New Delhi

Why reliable electricity is key to revitalise pandemic-hit MSMEs and boost Indian economy
India

Why reliable electricity is key to revitalise pandemic-hit MSMEs and boost Indian economy

As the MSME sector accounts for around 30 percent of India’s GDP, the provision of clean and uninterrupted electricity will provide a huge fillip to micro-entrepreneurs in rural areas

China to wean itself off coal power while financing plants in developing countries
World

China to wean itself off coal power while financing plants in developing countries

Head of the climate change said, "Combating climate change is also about letting people in developing countries live good lives."

Bitcoin uses 10 times more electricity than Google: All you need to know
News & Analysis

Bitcoin uses 10 times more electricity than Google: All you need to know

With the price of bitcoin now running at more than $55,000, miners are running at full capacity.