Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday said that his government was doing all it could to sort out the power crisis.
Blaming the previous government for the power problem, he said that his government had taken some serious steps in the last three months to address the issue.
He said that in the previous government's tenure, sub-standard transformers were purchased. In the last three months, 700 transformers got burnt in Gorakhpur, 700 in Lucknow and 80 in Bahraich.
He warned that strict action would be taken against suppliers of such sub-standard transformers and also against officials who approved them.
The chief minister informed that the government was working towards establishing power plants to increase generation.
India and China held very "specific" discussions without "shying away from anything", External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here Tuesday.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has termed his India visit as "successful", saying he "felt at home" during talks with his counterpart Manmohan Singh.
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Sushil Kumar Shinde has visited America's top counter-terrorism center, to have the first-hand experience of its functioning.
A day before CAG Vinod Rai demits office, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Monday accused him of "fiction writing" on some figures of alleged corruption, saying that the country's top auditor had done the greatest disservice to the nation by tossing "mystical numbers".
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who was inducted into the BJP's Parliamentary board in March this year, will attend his first board meeting on Tuesday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern at global problems of discrimination and violence against religious groups, including Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs besides increasing use of blasphemy and apostasy laws.