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PM Modi's bid for a blackout could trip power grids — Here's what happened the last two times India had a massive power outage

This Sunday on April 5 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the country’s 1.3 billion peo…

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India's power grids gear up for 1.3 billion people switching of their lights on April 5

There have been concerns that the blackout may impact the electricity grid due sudden drop in peak …

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The new ‘normal’ in Kashmir has cost nearly half a million jobs — bundhs and internet blackout are breaking businesses

The Narendra Modi government in New Delhi has repeatedly insisted that the situation in Kashmir has…

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Avantha Group promoter denied interim bail on his arrest for alleged misuse of ₹515 crore loan

The Special Judge, Rouse Avenue Court Complex has dismissed the interim bail application of Thapar,…

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India's blackout and extreme crackdown in Kashmir could ignite a violent uprising

Associated Press An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a temporary checkpoint during …

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Chennai breathes a sigh of relief as incessant rains take a break

Even though several services, like ATMs, continue to remain shut, mobile phone services have partia…

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Kashmir's 5-month internet blackout is the longest ever imposed in a democracy - and it's stifling local workers

"The Kashmiris have always felt that they have a distinctive identity, especially the Muslims in th…

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India's top court has declared the record-breaking 159-day-long Kashmir internet blackout illegal

The court also ordered the Indian government to make public all orders on internet shutdowns, which…

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India officially eliminated Kashmir's flag and constitution as its internet blackout goes into 13th week

The announcement was coupled with a total communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir, with intern…

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Delhi’s power crisis might lead to a blackout

The thermal stations generally keep a 15 day stock of coal with themselves, however, the curre…

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The phone and internet blackout in Kashmir is so total that locals reportedly don't know India rewrote their constitution

Some have been able to bypass the internet ban: India's state-owned BSNL telcom provider sold satel…

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Advertising FCT grew by 9% in week 13 of COVID-19 disruption on the back of social advertisements: BARC-Neilsen

Toiletries (190X), Social organisations (66X), ice cream (11X) were the highest contributors.

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It’s been 5 days since Article 370 was scrapped but Kashmiris continue to live in the dark

For the last five days, Indians have been arguing, joking and debating the abrogation of Article 37…

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Smart Cities: Can we overcome these challenges?

Read on to know what are these basic challenges and how can we address these issues. Besides, he av…

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‘Whole world will be impressed by India’s ambitions’

However, the world’s third largest emitter demands that the burden should lie with the countries wi…

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Read on to know what makes a city, a smart city in India

“There are so many challenges that we have to overcome. Lack of basic amenities, disconnect between…

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10 Things in Tech: Airbnb's Montana smackdown, Microsoft whining, Salesforce worrying, and Reddit rage

In today's edition: Residents of Bozeman, Montana, propose a major Airbnb ban. Microsoft and Salesf…

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Three Indian photojournalists win Pulitzer price for covering Jammu and Kashmir after it lost its special status

Three photojournalists — Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand — who work at Associated Press …

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Plan in place to ensure no grid faces any problem: Sharma on lights-out

"On the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at 9.00 pm on April 5 for 9 minutes, we will sw…

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India's iconic 'Common Man' wears a facemask in Mumbai to raise awareness around Coronavirus

R.K. Laxman’s daily comic strips about the ‘Common Man’ has always represented the average Indian’s…