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Three migrant labourers electrocuted in Ludhiana

Three migrant labourers electrocuted in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Jul 8 (PTI) Three migrant labourers, hailing from UP and Bihar, died of electrocution in the new Punjabi colony of Basti Jodhewal here today, Additional DCP Surinder Lamba said. Lamba said a high tension electric cable was passing close to the first floor of a house where the labourers were engaged in some repair

L&T Group's Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit due to coal shortage

L&T Group’s Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit due to coal shortage

New Delhi – L&T Group firm Nabha Power Ltd (NPL) on Thursday said it has been forced to shut a 700 MW unit of Rajpura thermal power station due to shortage of coal. NPL, which has been supplying power to Punjab from Rajpura plant since 2014, shut down unit-2 of 700 MW on June 3, 2018

‘Tender fixing’ game cheats Powercom worth rupees crores

‘Tender fixing’ game cheats Powercom worth rupees crores

‘Tender fixing’ game cheats Powercom worth rupees crores Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Tendering process in Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) has been running like match-fixing for the past four years, where the tender achieving company was same and the opponents were also sister concern of the former, whereas the PSPCL had also been accepting single tender,

Northern region in for major power crisis

Northern region may leads to major power crisis

Patiala – A critical coal stock position in a number of thermal plants in the region coupled with low water level in the reservoirs of hydro power stations may lead to a major power crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and their dependence on power purchases from outside may increase. According to highly placed sources in the

Power gets costlier by 2.17 pc for all consumers in Punjab

Power gets costlier by 2.17 pc for all consumers in Punjab

Patiala – Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) on Thursday announced an upward revision in power tariff for the financial year 2018-19 for all categories of consumers in the state by 2.17 per cent and has also increased fixed charges for all categories of consumers by Rs 10 per kilo watt (KW).According to highly placed sources

Govt blames GST, previous regime for 75,000 cr it owes to PSPCL for free power

Govt blames GST, previous regime for 75,000 cr it owes to PSPCL for free power

CHANDIGARH: The state government has passed on the buck for its failure to pay Rs 5,000 crore that it owes to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) as subsidy payment, on account of free power supplied to agriculture, to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). In an affidavit filed before the sector

PSPCL and PSTCL working together for paddy season

PSPCL and PSTCL working together for paddy season

LUDHIANA – To maintain the proper power supply among the farmers, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) are working jointly to eradicate all the suspected obstacles that would become hurdle during paddy season.Departments higher officials articulated that they are all set for paddy season and this time farmers would

PSEB engineers to organise protest against non-disbursal of salaries

PSEB engineers to organise protest against non-disbursal of salaries

The PSEB Engineers’ Association has decided to hold protest throughout the state on Monday against non-payment of salary for the month of January, 2018. Devinder Goyal, General Secretary of the Association, in a statement issued here on Sunday has said that the PSPCL management has failed to take proactive measures on the financial front particularly

CM orders Power Dept to bear Rs 748 cr industrial power subsidy

CM orders Power Dept to bear Rs 748 cr industrial power subsidy

Chandigarh – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued formal orders to the Department of Power to bear the RS 748 crore power subsidy for the industry for 2017– 18, with variable cost to be fixed at Rs 5 per unit. Following the orders, the Deputy Secretary, Power, has written to Punjab State Electricity Regulatory

PSPCL to revive old electricity complaint number, says chief

PSPCL to revive old electricity complaint number, says chief

PSPCL to revive old electricity complaint number, says chief Ludhiana – PSPCL has taken a decision to revive old complaint number to bring more efficiency in power complaint wing of it. This automated number will register online complaints of power consumers. A few years back, the complaint number 5055520 was closed due to some reasons.

Power employees protest against closure of thermal plants

Power employees protest against closure of thermal plants

Patiala –  Thousands of Power Employees working with the PSPCL and TRANSCOM on the call of Punjab Power Employees Ekta Manch on Friday organised massive protests at 165 subdivisions throughout the state to lodge their protest against the state government’s decision to shut down permanently Bathinda and Ropar Thermal Plants in the state.Punjab Power Employees

Bathinda, Ropar thermal plants to be shut down from January 1

Bathinda, Ropar thermal plants to be shut down from January 1

Bathinda, Ropar thermal plants to be shut down from January 1 Chandigarh – Ignoring the hundreds of crores of rupees spent in the recent past on their renovation, Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday finally announced the closure of the state-owned power generation units in Bathinda and Ropar with effect from January 1. The Cabinet, however, assured that

Punjab starts process for preparation of Budget for 2018-19

Punjab starts process for preparation of Budget for 2018-19 Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga, December 12): The Punjab Finance Ministry has formally kicked off preparations for the budget 2018-19 and issued the budget circular listing guidelines for fund requirements. Sources in the department told that all the heads of departments, all Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and others has

Govt committed to fulfilling one job per family promise: Rana

Govt committed to fulfilling one job per family promise: Rana Gurjit

Govt committed to fulfilling one job per family promise: Rana Gurjit Chandigarh – “In keeping with the promise made in the election manifesto of providing one job per family, the Congress Government has gone full throttle to ensure successful implementation of the same.” The Power and Irrigation Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurjit Singh disclosing this here on

SAD-BJP did not bind State to yearly tariff hike: Sukhbir

SAD-BJP did not bind State to yearly tariff hike: Sukhbir

CHANDIGARH: Former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday asked Pradesh Congress president Sunil Jakhar not to indulge in a reprehensible blame game exercise following the draconian increase in power tariffs by his government, saying if the SAD-BJP government had agreed to a 5 per cent power hike

AAP asks CM why ‘faulty’ PPA not scrapped

AAP asks CM why ‘faulty’ PPA not scrapped

AAP asks CM why ‘faulty’ PPA not scrapped. The main opposition party in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party, on Sunday asked the state government to scrap all power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed during the previous SAD-BJP dispensation, failing which they will launch a state-wide agitation against the Congress government. In a joint statement, the AAP alleged that

Punjab base power tariff still lowest in north except Himachal

Punjab base power tariff still lowest in north except Himachal

Punjab base power tariff still lowest in north except Himachal Chandigarh: Besides capping industrial power at Rs. 5/unit and offering agriculture power free of cost, Punjab continues to provide domestic power to consumers at the lowest base rate (minus taxes) in the northern region, barring Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday,

Power Tariff Hike to cast its shadow on coming MC Elections in Punjab

Power Tariff Hike to cast its shadow on coming MC Elections in Punjab

Power Tariff Hike to cast its shadow on coming MC Elections in Punjab Patiala(Jagdeep Chopra) – It seemed that just eight months old Captain Amarinder Singh Led State government has landed its self in deep waters after the announcement of the Power Tariff yesterday by PSERC as a strong resentment is prevailing among the general public

Pb CM assures of Industrial power at Rs.5/unit despite 2-part Tarriff

Pb CM assures of Industrial power at Rs.5/unit despite 2-part Tarriff

Pb CM assures of Industrial power at Rs.5/unit despite 2-part Tarriff announced by PSERC Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has assured that his government will provide power at Rs 5 per unit to industry, as approved by the state cabinet, notwithstanding the two-part tariff announced today by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission

Electricity tariff increase announced in Punjab

Electricity tariff increase announced in Punjab. The increase in the power tariff of Punjab has been announced. On Monday, the commission has announced 9.33 % increase. Power tariffs are set to go up in Punjab with the regulator PSERC today announcing a 9.33 per cent hike in electricity rates for 2017-18. Addressing reporters here, Sidhu said

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