Power transformer blast ‘injures six’ in Indian state

Six people have reportedly been “seriously injured” when a power transformer exploded in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, angry farmers from Patwari village in Greater Noida, where the transformer was located, blocked traffic in protest while police lodged a complaint against distribution company Discom. Brijesh Kumar, Greater Noida Samajwadi Party, a […]

Heat wave causes power cuts and violent protests in India

A heat wave across most parts of north and western India has led to electricity cuts, water shortages and even violent protests against power firms. Reports claim angry residents in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh set fire to a fire station and held power company employees hostage for several hours. The power cuts left […]