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Bhangar: 2 dead, many wounded as villagers protest West Bengal power project

Bhangar: 2 dead, many wounded as villagers protest West Bengal power project

Acquisition of land for a power project had instigated murmurs of protests in Bhangar area in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district for the past several days.Two people were killed and many wounded in clashes that broke out during protests against a power grid project in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on 17-01-2017, bringing back memories of the tumultuous days of anti-land acquisition agitations in Singur and Nandigram.

Both victims in Bhangar died of bullet injuries, but villagers said police did not fire at them and alleged the involvement of supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress, which blamed people "against development" for the violence.

 

Railways on a 'Mission 41K' to save energy worth Rs. 41,000 cr

Railways on a 'Mission 41K' to save energy worth Rs. 41,000 cr

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled 'Mission 41K' to save Rs. 41,000 crore on the Indian Railways' expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years.

This target will be achieved by taking a slew of measures which include moving 90 per cent of traffic to electric traction over diesel...

Sterlite Power commissions Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project

Sterlite Power commissions Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project

Sterlite Power has commissioned its fifth project, the Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project, which will supply 1,200 mw of electricity to Ranchi in Jharkhand and Purulia in West Bengal, the company said in a statement.

Centre's new power plan: Heavy electricity users will now pay lower tariffs

Centre's new power plan: Heavy electricity users will now pay lower tariffs

Major reforms of power tariffs are on the horizon as an official committee has recommended lower tariffs for heavy users to encourage electricity consumption as the country moves from a deficit to surplus situation. In India, power consumers have always been paying higher bills for higher consumptio...

ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore Raigarh-Pugalur 800KV UHVDC line ; teams up with Power Grid

ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore  Raigarh-Pugalur 800KV UHVDC line ; teams up with Power Grid

Power and automation technology firm ABB said on 10-01-2017 it has teamed up with Power Grid Corporation of India for a transmission link project worth over Rs 4,350 crore to bring reliable electricity to over 80 million people.

The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) UltraHigh-Voltage Direct Current (...

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission out with new supply code draft

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission out with new supply code draft

After the then LG, Najeeb Jung, scrapped the penalty clause for unscheduled outages as it didn't have his consent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has come out with a new draft on supply code regulations. DERC has sought suggestions from the public, to be sent in latest by February 20.

Th...

Tamil Nadu - Govt. depts. owe TANGEDCO over ₹700 crore

Tamil Nadu - Govt. depts. owe TANGEDCO over ₹700 crore

When demonetisation was announced on November 8 last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some of the beneficiaries turned out to be the Corporations and municipalities in the State with property owners rushing to repay huge amounts of property tax arrears with the demonetised currency.

However, one...

Finally, Tamil Nadu plugs into UDAY debt revamp

Finally, Tamil Nadu plugs into UDAY debt revamp

Tamil Nadu on 09-01-2017 formally joined the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY), ending speculation on whether the State would abide by the Centre's package for reviving State-run electricity distribution utilities.

With this, it expects to lower the debt of Tangedco, the State-run power generation ...

India May Not Meet Renewable Energy Targets After All

India May Not Meet Renewable Energy Targets After All

In the village of Dhubiya, about 25 km south-east of Aligarh, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, lives Rajwati, a 35-year-old single mother of three, who goes by only one name. A year ago, Rajwati used kerosene in lamps, the fumes from which suffocated her, and left black marks on her cl...

Tamil Nadu joins UDAY; TANGEDCO to save around Rs 11,000 crore

Tamil Nadu joins UDAY; TANGEDCO to save around Rs 11,000 crore

After serious opposition in the past, Tamil Nadu has decided to join the Centre's Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme, which is meant to revive the debt stressed discoms in the county. Tamil Nadu will be the 21st state to join the scheme, which would help the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distri...

World's largest LED street light replacement project launched in South Delhi

World's largest LED street light replacement project launched in South Delhi

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal  launched the "world's largest" LED street light replacement project completed by SDMC in south Delhi wherein two lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with energy efficient LEDs.

The minister also launched the second phase of the project for instal...

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