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June 20, 2018, Wednesday

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Vedanta sticks with plan to expand Sterlite copper smelter despite deadly protests

Vedanta sticks with plan to expand Sterlite copper smelter despite deadly protests

London-listed Vedanta Resources hopes to restart its Sterlite copper smelter in Tamil Nadu and still wants to double its capacity despite protests demanding its closure that killed 13 people this week, a company executive told Reuters on Friday.

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Why India’s Electric Vehicle Plan Should Be Different from China

Why India’s Electric Vehicle Plan Should Be Different from China

The Indian auto industry has spoken in unison. The country’s ambitions to fully electrify vehicles by 2030 will come to nought, zilch, or in simple words nothing.

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It takes an island: How Diu became India’s first solar city by day

It takes an island: How Diu became India’s first solar city by day

Mahesh Solanki used to pay about Rs 1.8 lakh a month for power. Last year, it dropped by about Rs 15,000; last month by Rs 15,000 again.

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Pakistan Warns India Of Dangerous Situation Over Water Issues

Pakistan Warns India Of Dangerous Situation Over Water Issues

Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).

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Hint of coal shortage as Centre's supplies start favouring govt power units

Hint of coal shortage as Centre's supplies start favouring govt power units

Coal ministry allays fear, says aim is to increase coal off-take ...

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Under coal tolling GUVNL invites bids for 1,000MW

Under coal tolling GUVNL invites bids for 1,000MW

As electricity prices soar with demand growing, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has invited bids from independent power producers (IPPs) for 1,000MW of electricity on a short-term basis, for eleven months, from August 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
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Heat’s on. Power supply, maybe not

Heat’s on. Power supply, maybe not

The national capital could be headed for an electricity crisis at a time when the sizzling summer heat shows no sign of abating. Delhi government has warned about a power shortage in the city because the thermal power stations supplying electricity to Delhi are facing a problem in the supply of coal.

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France adds 400 MW of wind and solar capacity in first quarter

France adds 400 MW of wind and solar capacity in first quarter

France installed 246 megawatts (MW) of solar generation capacity in first three months of 2018, compared with 86 MW in the first quarter of 2017, the energy ministry reported on Friday.
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PowerGrid to restore damaged transmission line by early next month

PowerGrid to restore damaged transmission line by early next month

PowerGrid has restored 54 transmission lines within 24 to 30 hours that had been damaged in the severe windstorms that hit several parts of India this month.
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Videocon loan case: Sebi sends notice to ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar

Videocon loan case: Sebi sends notice to ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar

Market regulator appoints adjudicating officer to probe potential contravention of securities law in Videocon loan case ...

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SSE to build 350 mln pound UK gas power plant with Siemens turbines

SSE to build 350 mln pound UK gas power plant with Siemens turbines

Siemens characterises the HL technology as the next generation of gas turbines with a high level of efficiency. Work on the plant is due to begin imminently (spring 2018) but SSE did not say when completion is expected.
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Single-window for solar power projects sought

Single-window for solar power projects sought

Solar energy consultant Yogesh Naik, told GEDA officials and the electricity department that the Goa State Solar Policy 2017 itself states that all solar and renewable power projects would be initiated through GEDA
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Faulty readings give slum colony jolt

Faulty readings give slum colony jolt

“Rs 4,527 was what the bill showed. I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing,” said Bhavani. Her anguish is not misplaced. Bhavani lives in the Slum Clearance Board resettlement colony in Ezhil Nagar, Perumbakkam.
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Consumers seek single-window for solar power projects in Goa

Consumers seek single-window for solar power projects in Goa

Solar energy consultant Yogesh Naik, told GEDA officials and the electricity department that the Goa State Solar Policy 2017 itself states that all solar and renewable power projects would be initiated through GEDA.

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Economy may have grown by 7.1-7.5 per cent in March quarter

Economy may have grown by 7.1-7.5 per cent in March quarter

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) will be releasing growth estimates for Q4 and 2017-18 next week on May 31.

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India's ONGC to quadruple output from Bay of Bengal gas field that cost $1 bln

India's ONGC to quadruple output from Bay of Bengal gas field that cost $1 bln

India's state-owned exploration company Oil and Natural Gas Corp will by early 2019 quadruple the output from an offshore gas block in the Bay of Bengal that it spent a billion dollars on last year, according to a senior ONGC official.
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Petrol price rises for the 12th straight day; NITI Aayog says states should cut VAT on fuel

Petrol price rises for the 12th straight day; NITI Aayog says states should cut VAT on fuel

​NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar yesterday said that states have the capacity and must reduce the duty on petrol, while Centre should create fiscal space to deal with the impact of spurt in oil prices.
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Under pressure from Donald Trump, Saudis put brakes on oil’s rally

Under pressure from Donald Trump, Saudis put brakes on oil’s rally

Within six weeks, Saudi Arabia has gone from advocating higher prices to trying to stop the rally at $80 a barrel
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Oil prices slump 3% as Opec and Russia consider output boost

Oil prices slump 3% as Opec and Russia consider output boost

Brent crude futures fell $2.35, or 3%, to settle at $76.44 a barrel as Saudi Arabia and Russia discuss easing production cuts
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Rising crude oil price hits India's synthetic yarn industry

Rising crude oil price hits India's synthetic yarn industry

From April, most petrochemicals have seen a price rise of 4-18 per cent; so have polymers, the raw material for plastic goods.

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UP Cong MLC seeks bullock cart pass to beat petrol price hike

UP Cong MLC seeks bullock cart pass to beat petrol price hike

MLC Dipak Singh said earlier some legislators had tried to come to the Vidhan Sabha on a bullock cart, but they were not allowed.

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Petrol price hike: Cheaper fuel prices in Nepal spur smuggling

Petrol price hike: Cheaper fuel prices in Nepal spur smuggling

People of the bordering districts in Bihar also admit the manifold increase in smuggling of petroleum products from Nepal since prices started soaring last week.

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Unveiling of Eastern Peripheral Expressway: A lifeline for Delhi

Unveiling of Eastern Peripheral Expressway: A lifeline for Delhi

The Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) is finally complete and will be dedicated to the nation on Sunday, which is expected to bring much needed relief to the national capital Delhi.

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CBI searches Western Railway official’s residence

CBI searches Western Railway official’s residence

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at the residence of a senior official of the Western Railway in Rajkot.On May 22, the Central agency had registered an FIR against Ved Prakash Srivastava, a divisional engineer with the Western Railway, and his wife Vibha at Jabalpur for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

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How Indian Railways is beating late trains problem with this swap trick

How Indian Railways is beating late trains problem with this swap trick

Central Railway has started a procedure to swap rakes to maintain the punctuality of trains departing from their originating stations, a senior Railway official said today.

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Railways' toilet policy: Low cost sanitary napkins, condoms to be sold at stations

Railways' toilet policy: Low cost sanitary napkins, condoms to be sold at stations

Condoms and sanitary pads would now be sold at toilet facilities both inside and outside railway stations for not only the passengers but also the people living in its vicinity, a new toilet policy recently approved by the Railway Board said.

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