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A technician works on a transmission tower in Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

As Rs 412 billion piles up in electricity dues, India could implement prepaid system

Power producers, among the biggest holders of soured loans in India, have cited mounting dues from retailers as a key reason for their financial stress.

For the first time in 4 years, India’s top power producer NTPC wants coal imported

State-run NTPC wants to import 2.5 million MT coal as domestic supplier Coal India Ltd has failed to meet its rising demand.
NTPC Badarpur power plant

This village ‘lives with cancer, TB & death’ just so Delhi can have a fraction of its power

Molarband residents blame Badarpur power plant for dozens of cancer & TB cases. NTPC rejects the complaints, says emission levels are within safe limits.
CBI headquarters, Delhi

Coal import scam: CBI files case against officials of state-run units

FIR registered taking cognisance of DRI’s probe into ‘trade-based money laundering’ and ‘artificial inflation’ in coal imports.
Rush to commission project likely culprit in NTPC Unchahar tragedy

Rush to commission project likely culprit in NTPC Unchahar tragedy

A series of lapses triggered by the hurry to launch the 500 MW power unit is suspected to be behind the deaths of 42 people in the 1 November accident, ThePrint finds.

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Can Indian politics recover from the toxicity of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign?

From PM Narendra Modi saying former PM Rajiv Gandhi died as "corrupt number 1", to Mayawati dragging Modi’s wife into her speech, 2019 has seen it all.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?