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Railways Cancelled Over 1,900 Trains Due To Coal Shortage: RTI

Railways Cancelled Over 1,900 Trains Due To Coal Shortage: RTI

Officials said due to a severe shortage of power, the Railways have been forced to prioritise the movement of coal rakes over passenger services.

06 June 2022
It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

Heatwave-driven mental health disorders and farmer suicides are steeply on the rise but authorities are yet to take concrete steps

05 June 2022

The Ides Of March: Heatwave Strikes

The warning signs are flashing for all to see. But no one is bothered. Not the people, nor the polity.

Fire In The Hill! What’s Burning In Himachal Pradesh?

Fire In The Hill! What’s Burning In Himachal Pradesh?

Forget escaping to Shimla or Manali in summers. The heatwave has hit Himachal Pradesh with extreme weather events and water scarcity

20 May 2022

Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

Farmers are waking up to the threat of extreme heatwaves across India. Are our policymakers listening?

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29 May 2022
Withering Heights: Battle For Survival In India’s Red Zone

Withering Heights: Battle For Survival In India’s Red Zone

While the heatwave in Vidarbha has claimed 25 lives this year—the highest in seven years—the poor and homeless continue to suffer its ill-effects


05 June 2022
Doom And Gloom: Climate Change Poses Growing Threats To India's Poor

Doom And Gloom: Climate Change Poses Growing Threats To India's Poor

The marginalised and poor communities are at a greater risk of deadly heatwaves, disastrous floods and devastating cyclones


29 May 2022
Can India Keep Its Net-zero Emissions Pledge?

Can India Keep Its Net-zero Emissions Pledge?

A brutal heatwave that has exacerbated India’s power crisis is threatening to short-circuit New Delhi’s COP26 commitments


29 May 2022
Red Zone Diary: Surviving Hell In Vidarbha

Red Zone Diary: Surviving Hell In Vidarbha

An Adivasi woman writes about life in Maharashtra’s hottest area


29 May 2022
Dante’s Peak: Heatwave Horror In Photos

Dante’s Peak: Heatwave Horror In Photos

Outlook photographers tell the brutal story of heatwave through the sufferings of people


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31 May 2022
How Power Cuts Are Sucking Life Out Of Indian Economy

How Power Cuts Are Sucking Life Out Of Indian Economy

An economy running at full throttle needs fuel to keep up the momentum and the power deficit has questioned India’s capability to maintain a sustained growth...


10 May 2022
India's Coal Output Surge 29% In April Amid Power Shortage

India's Coal Output Surge 29% In April Amid Power Shortage

This comes at a time when the country is witnessing a power crisis on account of various factors, including shortages of dry fuel.


10 May 2022
Coal Based Power Generation Surges 9% in April Amid Shortage

Coal Based Power Generation Surges 9% in April Amid Shortage

The thermal power generation in April also grew 2.25 per cent when compared to 1,00,276 MU in March.


06 May 2022
Power Ministry Asks All Imported Coal-Based Thermal Plants To Run On Full Capacity

Power Ministry Asks All Imported Coal-Based Thermal Plants To Run On Full Capacity

These plants will supply power in the first instance to the PPA (power purchase agreement) holders (discoms). Any surplus power left thereafter or any power...


04 May 2022
With Return Of Coal Shortage, What Happens To Modi’s 24x7 Power Promise?

With Return Of Coal Shortage, What Happens To Modi’s 24x7 Power Promise?

From restricted import, shift in climate narratives to failing DISCOMs, there are many a loophole in Modi’s power promise to India


02 May 2022
Home Minister Amit Shah Holds Meeting To Take Stock Of Power Situation Amid Outages

Home Minister Amit Shah Holds Meeting To Take Stock Of Power Situation Amid Outages

As per national grid operation Power System Operation Corporation data (POSOCO), power consumption in the country grew 13.6 per cent year-on-year to 132.98...


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02 May 2022
Action Plan Should Be Made To Meet Future Energy Demands: Adityanath

Action Plan Should Be Made To Meet Future Energy Demands: Adityanath

Batting for comprehensive reforms in the power sector, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that an action plan should be made keeping...


02 May 2022
Rahul slams Modi govt, accuses it of misgovernance

Rahul slams Modi govt, accuses it of misgovernance

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the Modi government, alleging that its "misgovernance" is a case study of how to ruin what was once one of...


30 April 2022
Goods Train Carrying Coal To Delhi Derails In UP Amid Reports of Coal Shortage

Goods Train Carrying Coal To Delhi Derails In UP Amid Reports of Coal Shortage

The derailment has come at a time when parts of the country are reporting power outages and states have flagged shortage of coal.


30 April 2022
Congress Workers Detained During Protest Against Power Crisis In Jammu

Congress Workers Detained During Protest Against Power Crisis In Jammu

The Congress workers gathered at Exhibition Ground for a protest demonstration to highlight the power crisis being faced by the public, especially in the Jammu...


30 April 2022
Who Would You Blame Now - Nehru, States Or People: Rahul's Dig At PM Modi Over Power Crisis

Who Would You Blame Now - Nehru, States Or People: Rahul's Dig At PM Modi Over Power Crisis

The central government's misgovernance and mismanagement has led to this "artificial" crisis in the scorching summer, alleged Congress.


30 April 2022
Soren Government's Approach Responsible In Power, Drinking Water Crisis In  Jharkhand

Soren Government's Approach Responsible In Power, Drinking Water Crisis In Jharkhand

The  aloofness of the government compounded the problem, Marandi, a former Jharkhand chief Minister, claimed.


29 April 2022
Lack Of Coordination Among Ministries Responsible For Coal Shortage, Says AIPEF

Lack Of Coordination Among Ministries Responsible For Coal Shortage, Says AIPEF

"The power outages across the country due to coal shortage are due to the lack of coordination amongst the Coal Ministry, Railway Ministry and Power Ministry....


23 April 2022
Surjewala Hits Out At Khattar Govt In Haryana For 'Power Crisis'

Surjewala Hits Out At Khattar Govt In Haryana For 'Power Crisis'

The senior Congress leader further accused the state government of buying short-term electricity at much higher rates, burdening the state exchequer.


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