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Electricity, Energy & Power

Power Ministry Mandates Energy Accounting Among DISCOMs

Oct 11, 2021 Saptaparno Ghosh

It informed that distribution companies would now be required to undertake quarterly energy accounting through a certified energy manager within sixty days. It must provide detailed information on consumption and consumption patterns among different categories of consumers.

Power Cut In Chennai Today: Check Full List Of Areas Affected

Aug 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The power shutdown will take place between 9 am to 2 pm. The supply is expected to get normalise at 2 pm if the work gets completed.

Punjab Power Crisis: Revoke PPAs Of Former SAD-BJP Govt, Says Sidhu

Sidhu also unleashed a veiled attack on Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying there would be no need for him to go for power cuts or to regulate the office timings if the state acts 'in the right direction'.

Women, Energy And Empowerment

Apr 18, 2021 Jaideep Mukherji

On a macro level, universal access to reliable energy is key to improving the health and well-being of people around the world.

Maharashtra: 60-Year-Old Man Fined Rs 3 Crore For Power Theft

The textile firm owner was found guilty of power theft worth Rs 85,75,425.

25 March, 2021

Maharashtra: Man Tries To Set Himself On Fire After Power Cut Due To Pending Bills

Outlook Web Bureau

The man had not paid electricity bills for the last two years which amounted to dues of Rs 65,176.

01 January, 2021

Delhi's Peak Power Demand Soars Beyond 5000 MW Mark, Season's Highest


The national capital's power demand has increased by 43 percent since December 1 and by 60 percent since November 1

20 December, 2020

Power Consumption Grows 4.8 Per Cent In First Half Of December


After a gap of six months, power consumption recorded a year-on-year growth of 4.4 per cent in September and 11.6 per cent in October.

25 November, 2020

Man In Jharkhand Helps Village To Get Free Electricity Using River Water

Outlook Web Bureau

The village got power in 2018, but it was so erratic that villagers are now using the Topno method to light their homes and charge their mobiles.

03 November, 2020

Situation 'Critical', Punjab Stares At Long Power Cuts


Punjab projects a grim festival season as coal supplies run low.

16 May, 2020

Electricity Distribution In Union Territories To Be Privatised: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

A tariff policy that does not burden consumers with distribution companies' inefficiencies will be guaranteed, Sitharaman said while presenting the fourth tranche of economic stimulus package.


04 April, 2020

Switching Off Lights Simultaneously Could Lead To Grid Collapse: Maharahstra Energy Minister


Nitin Raut has appealed to the people to keep the necessary lights on at home while igniting lamps and candles on Sunday, as asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to avoid this situation.

04 January, 2020

Prohibit Power Defaulters' Kids From Taking Govt Exams: Haryana Education Minister Backs Power Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

The Power Minister has claimed his comment was made to encourage people to pay bills and the matter has not been discussed at cabinet level.

10 October, 2019

Free-Electricity Scheme By Delhi Govt Is An Example Of Smart Governance, Says Arvind Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

In August, the Aam Aadmi Party government had announced free-electricity of up to 200 units for domestic consumers and later extended the scheme to tenants residing in the national capital.

02 September, 2019

Eight Core Sectors Growth Slows Down To 2.1% In July Against 7.3% Last Year


The eight core sector industries - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity - had expanded by 7.3 per cent in July last year.

01 August, 2019

Consumers Using Up To 200 Units Of Electricity In Delhi Need Not Pay Bills: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also said that those consuming 201 to 400 units of electricity will continue to get 50 per cent power subsidy from the government

26 July, 2019

Day After Handing Over VRS, Subhash Chandra Garg Takes Charge As New Power Secretary

Outlook Web Bureau

The senior-most officer in the Ministry of Finance, Subhash Chandra Garg was shifted to the Power Ministry on Wednesday. Thereafter he announced that he had applied for voluntary retirement from service on Thursday.


14 July, 2019

Times Square Billboards Flicked Off, Subway Services Hit As NYC Plunges Into Darkness

Outlook Web Bureau

About 42,000 customers lost electricity in the early evening, according to the Con Edison utility, which did not give a reason for the cut.

Photo Gallery

Panic-stricken migrant labourers arrive from Kashmir, in Jammu. Four migrant labourers were shot dead in the valley by the terrorists in the past two days.

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BJP activists burn an effigy during a protest against the recent killings of Bihari labourer by terrorists in Kashmir, in Patna.

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Patients wait to undergo tests in a hospital, amid a spike in cases of vector-borne diseases, in Bikaner

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TMC MP Mahua Maitra campaigns with party candidate Braj Kishore Goswami for the upcoming Shantipur Assembly by-elections in Nadia.

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Samajwadi Party leaders wearing black arm bands protest at UP Assembly premises before a special session of UP Assembly.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu