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Sudarshan Varadhan

Heavy rains in India, Sri Lanka kill 41, authorities say

Nov 11 2021

CHENNAI/COLOMBO (Reuters) -Heavy rains across southern India and Sri Lanka have killed at least 41 people, authorities said on Thursday, with weather forecasters expecting the downpours to ease in the next few days as stricken communities pumped out the deluge.

Heavy rains expected to ease in India, Sri Lanka; 25 dead

Nov 11 2021

CHENNAI, Nov 11 Heavy rains that have killed at least 25 people in southern India and Sri Lanka are likely to ease in the next few days, weather officials said on Thursday.

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka, south India kill at least 25

Nov 10 2021

COLOMBO/CHENNAI Heavy rains on Sri Lanka's coast and in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu have killed at least 25 people, destroyed thousands of homes and snarled traffic, authorities said.

India's Oct power demand rises 4.1%, coal-fired output up 1.8%

Nov 01 2021

CHENNAI (Reuters) -India's electricity demand grew 4.1% in October from a year earlier, leading to a shortfall in supply of 1%, government data showed on Monday.

India's Oct power demand rises 4.1%, coal-fired output up 1.8%

Nov 01 2021

CHENNAI, Nov 1 India's electricity demand grew 4.1% in October, with supply falling short of demand by 1%, despite a rise of 1.8% in coal-fired generation and an increase of 28.4% in solar output, a Reuters analysis of government data showed.

COP26 aims to banish coal. Asia is building hundreds of power plants to burn it

Oct 31 2021

UDANGUDI, India/TOKYO On the coastline near India's southern tip, workers toil on a pier carrying a conveyor belt that cuts a mile into the Indian Ocean where the azure waters are deep enough for ships to berth and unload huge cargoes of coal.

In India, Tamil Nadu eyes coal power reboot despite local fears

Oct 31 2021

UPPUR, India (Reuters) -India's southern Tamil Nadu state is considering restarting a shelved 1.6 gigawatts (GW) coal-fired power project in Uppur, two state government officials said, as its debt-ridden utility seeks to expand its coal fleet to address rising power demand.

In India, Tamil Nadu eyes coal power reboot despite local fears

Oct 29 2021

UPPUR, India, Oct 29 India's southern Tamil Nadu state is considering restarting a shelved 1.6 gigawatts (GW) coal-fired power project in Uppur, two state government officials said, as its debt-ridden utility seeks to expand its coal fleet to address rising power demand.

INSIGHT-COP26 aims to banish coal. Asia is building hundreds of power plants to burn it

Oct 29 2021

UDANGUDI, India/TOKYO, Oct 29 On the coastline near India's southern tip, workers toil on a pier carrying a conveyor belt that cuts a mile into the Indian Ocean where the azure waters are deep enough for ships to berth and unload huge cargoes of coal.

Indian utilities' Sept coal imports at more than 7 year-low despite call to boost shipments

Oct 28 2021

CHENNAI Indian utilities' coal imports fell more than 73% in September to their lowest in more than seven years due to high prices, government data showed, despite a call by the federal government to boost shipments to arrest a crippling coal shortage.

World News

Australia sets out curbs for travellers from virus-hit southern Africa

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japan-tighten-border-controls-s-africa-others-new-virus-variant-jiji-2021-11-26 of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.