BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said this is total failure of the UPA government in the power sector, which is manifested in the total blackout of the two days and the grid failure.
04:43 PMHundreds of miners trapped in mines
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters that "hundreds" of miners had been trapped in mines operated by the government-owned Eastern Coalfields Ltd in Burdwan, about 180 kilometres (110 miles) northwest of Kolkata.
04:36 PMATMs are not working at many places due to power failure
Officials said power blinked in most towns and cities of the state and there was no likelihood of it being restored in the next six hours.
04:31 PMPic: Massive crowd at ITO bus stop in New Delhi
04:26 PMWatch: Half of India without power
04:23 PMBy 7pm, most of the places will get back power: Power Grid CMD
By 7pm, most of the places will get back power. But please spread the message that we know our business well, please trust us, says Power Grid CMD R N Nayak.
04:22 PMBlackout due to interconnection of grids: Power Grid CMD
04:13 PM17-20% power supply restored in north region: Power Grid CMD
04:13 PM50% supply restored in northeast region: Power Grid CMD
04:09 PMPic: Commuters crowd a busy road outside a Metro station
Commuters crowd a busy road outside a Metro station after Delhi Metro rail services were disrupted following power outage in New Delhi on Tuesday.
04:07 PMMamata announces holiday in Kolkata due to power crisis
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces holiday in Kolkata due to power crisis.
03:57 PMPower restored in NDMC area in Delhi
03:56 PMAbout 3 lakh railway passengers are stranded
About 3 lakh railway passengers are stranded on Tuesday due to power failure.
03:42 PMDelhi Metro resumes partial service on all lines
Blaming overdrawal of power by certain states for the current crisis, power minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said the government is working to bring back normalcy in about one hour.
300 trains came to a grinding halt at various places on Tuesday afternoon due to failure of both the northern and the eastern grids covering close to 10 states, with movement on the busy Delhi-Howrah route almost paralysed.
03:24 PMNormalcy to be restored in one hour: Power ministry
03:17 PMHopes to revive grid in 2 hours: Power Grid official
Power Grid hopes to gradually revive the grid in two hours, spokesman says.
A traffic jam following power outage in New Delhi on Tuesday.
03:03 PMWatch: Northern grid collapses again; Delhi Metro halted
TOI's Sanjay Dutta reports: Preliminary reports suggest the tripping was sparked by a snag in the eastern grid.
Power would be restored by about 3.45pm, power minister Sushilkumar Shindu indicated on Tuesday. Addressing reporters at around 2.15pm, he said it would take 90 minutes for normalcy to return to the 10 states affected by the failure of the northern and eastern grids.
02:52 PMRestart depends on grid behaviour: NTPC chairman
NTPC chairman Arup Roy Choudhury says all units in standby mode. Restart depends on grid behaviour, says Arup Roy.
02:29 PM4000 cops pressed into duty to handle traffic in Delhi
02:25 PMAIIMS, Safdarjung to source power from Bhutan
AIIMS, Safdarjung hospitals in Delhi have asked the government to source power from Bhutan.
02:23 PMPic: Stranded passengers wait for their trains
Stranded passengers wait for their trains
02:18 PMPower supply disrupted in 10 states
Power supply was disrupted in Delhi, UP, Haryana, Bengal, Assam and Punjab, among other states.
02:15 PMThe reasons for the grid failure were not immediately known
02:03 PMWe are looking into the matter: Shinde
We are looking into the matter: Power minister Sushilkumar Shinde on failure of Grids.
01:53 PMIn Delhi, supply from the northern grid came crashing down
TOI's Richi Verma reports: In Delhi, supply from the northern grid came crashing down from 4,190 MW to 140 MW in a matter of seconds when the grid disturbance was recorded.
01:52 PMN India plunged into worst power crisis in a decade yesterday
Entire north India had plunged into the worst power crisis in a decade yesterday throwing normal life out of gear for several hours in eight states due to collapse of the northern grid.
01:51 PMNorthern grid failed at around 1:30pm: Top officials
Top officials said the northern grid failed at around 1:30pm following which power supply snapped in all areas of the national capital.
01:48 PMEastern Grid has also failed, power ministry officials are saying
01:47 PMAbout 150 trains are standing still in 3 railway zones
About 150 trains are standing still in 3 railway zones of Northern Railways, North Western Railways and North Central Railways.
01:41 PMPower blackouts hit northern India for second consecutive day