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30 July 2012 Last updated at 07:06 GMT
Power cut hits northern India causing major disruption
A massive power cut has caused disruption across northern India, including in the capital, Delhi.It hit a vast swathe of the country affecting more than 300 million people in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan states.
Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said 60% of the supply had been restored and the rest would be reinstated soon.
It is unclear why supply collapsed, but states using more power than they were authorised to could be one reason.