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August 21, 2018, Tuesday

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CII pegs India's growth between 7.3-7.7 per cent riding on 'structural reforms'

CII pegs India's growth between 7.3-7.7 per cent riding on 'structural reforms'

CII on Monday said that it expects India's economy to grow at 7.3-7.7 per cent in 2018-19

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Sterlite protests: Panneerselvam vows to shut down Thoothukudi copper plant

Sterlite protests: Panneerselvam vows to shut down Thoothukudi copper plant

Residents and environmental activists say emissions from Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi are polluting the air and water, affecting people’s health
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So far so bad: Vedanta slid 25% this year, and then Thoothukudi hit

So far so bad: Vedanta slid 25% this year, and then Thoothukudi hit

A combination of bad news across its operating industries has made Vedanta one of the biggest losers this year among the 10-member S&P BSE India Metal Index

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Now, pay Rs 250 per month as solar panel fee for govt houses in Chandigarh

Now, pay Rs 250 per month as solar panel fee for govt houses in Chandigarh

The administration has decided to install at least two kilowatts solar power plant in each government house, so that it could be viable for residents to generate power.
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India's coal import declines 9 pr cent to 17.32 mn tonnes in April

India's coal import declines 9 pr cent to 17.32 mn tonnes in April

Import demand from thermal power plants remained low due to ample supply from domestic sources, mjunction CEO Vinaya Varma said while commenting on the coal import trend.
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Divergent AAR rulings put solar companies in a bind

Divergent AAR rulings put solar companies in a bind

Maharashtra AAR has favoured a GST rate of 18%. The Karnataka AAR has ruled to tax installation at the concessional rate of 5% applicable on equipment.
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Powergrid Corporation may get a big pie of transmission corridors

Powergrid Corporation may get a big pie of transmission corridors

​​Private transmission companies said discrimination between public and private companies is not in line with the intent of the Electricity Act to promote competition.
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Clean energy firm ACME grows portfolio, eyes acquisitions

Clean energy firm ACME grows portfolio, eyes acquisitions

The company had initially planned a 7.5 GW capacity addition by 2019 end, but has now trimmed the target. ACME’s plan to firm up its portfolio also comes in the run up to its IPO.
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SoftBank, IL&FS team up to power 20 Gigawatt solar power parks

SoftBank, IL&FS team up to power 20 Gigawatt solar power parks

SB Energy, the power and energy investment arm of SoftBank, and IL&FS’ wholly owned IL&FS Energy unit have agreed to jointly develop grid-connected solar projects across the country.
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IREDA, RVNL, IRCON among 3 dozen companies lined up Rs 35,000 cr public offers

IREDA, RVNL, IRCON among 3 dozen companies lined up Rs 35,000 cr public offers

The year 2017 saw 36 companies collectively raising a record over Rs 67,000 crore via IPOs.

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INTERVIEW: India is at the start of electric mobility S Curve - ABB CEO

India is at the start of electric mobility S Curve - ABB CEO

We have already invested in the first pilots. We have invested in sales people, training and local engineering, ABB's global CEO, Ulrich Spiesshofer, said.
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Patanjali seeing interest from electric vehicle, steel makers: Acharya Balkrishna

Patanjali seeing interest from electric vehicle, steel makers: Acharya Balkrishna

This follows Patanjali’s diversification plans into solar power equipment manufacturing by acquiring Advance Navigation and Solar Technologies
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PM Modi: 10 crore LPG connections given in 4 years against 13 crore in 6 decades

PM Modi: 10 crore LPG connections given in 4 years against 13 crore in 6 decades

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said 10 crore LPG connections including 4 crore free to poor women, were given in last four years,

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Ujjwala Yojna has led to social transformation: PM Modi

Ujjwala Yojna has led to social transformation: PM Modi

'Ujjwala Yojna', a flagship welfare scheme of his government aimed at increasing LPG cylinder coverage among poor families

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Fuel Price Hike: Online activists intensify drive for GST on petrol

Fuel Price Hike: Online activists intensify drive for GST on petrol

The online petition, now gaining ground, has also pointed out that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has come out in support of bringing diesel and petrol under the GST purview.
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Oil prices fall as top 3 producers look to boost supplies

Oil prices fall as top 3 producers look to boost supplies

Oil prices fall, extending a steep decline in the previous session, as the market eyes an increase in output from the world’s three top crude producers, Russia, US and Saudi Arabia
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Opec and allies are said to have already cleared oil surplus

Opec and allies are said to have already cleared oil surplus

The re-balance is sure to be the focus of a tense meeting between Opec and its partners in the production cuts when they meet in Vienna next month
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Iranian Foreign Minister in India to safeguard bilateral interests after US nuke deal pull out

Iranian Foreign Minister in India to safeguard bilateral interests after US nuke deal pull out

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold extensive talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Monday.

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Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to Alberto

Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to Alberto

Exxon Mobil Corp evacuated non-essential workers from the Lena production platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto, the company said on Sunday.
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Delhi Metro's Magenta Line to be inaugurated today: 5 reasons why it's special

Delhi Metro's Magenta Line to be inaugurated today: 5 reasons why it's special

Ending months of wait, the direct metro line connecting Gurugram to Noida will begin from Monday.

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Train services remain suspended in south Kashmir

Train services remain suspended in south Kashmir

Train services remained suspended for security reasons for the fourth day on Monday in south Kashmir following damage caused to track by the demonstrators

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Indian Railways to modify Coaches of 140 Rakes in a year

Indian Railways to modify Coaches of 140 Rakes in a year

In less than a year, the Indian Railways are set to modify coaches of 140 rakes running on 132 (66 pairs) routes across India.

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Indian Railways set to adopt a concerted Manpower Management strategy for Sustainable Growth of the state-run transporter

Indian Railways set to adopt a concerted Manpower Management strategy for Sustainable Growth of the state-run transporter

Indian Railways is set to adopt a concerted manpower management strategy for sustainable growth of the state-run transporter. 

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Continuous Scrutiny & Inspections pays-off: SCR achieve Zero Accident status at Level Crossings in last 3 years

Continuous Scrutiny & Inspections pays-off: SCR achieve Zero Accident status at Level Crossings in last 3 years

An intensified effort to ensure safety on the tracks has seen the South Central Railway achieving a unique distinction, that of being a zone where not a single collision or accident has been reported at level-crossings over the last three years.

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Protective Gear, Modern Tools for the Footsoldiers of the Indian Railways

Protective Gear, Modern Tools for the Footsoldiers of the Indian Railways

New sets of protective clothing, special footwear, modern light weight tools and adequate rest rooms are on the anvil for the footsoldiers of the Indian Railways

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Touts use Software to Outsmart Railway System

Touts use Software to Outsmart Railway System

Ever wondered why it’s still a herculean task to book confirmed tatkal tickets online while the ‘travels’ shop near Chennai Central or Egmore railway stations sell them, albeit at a 100% premium?

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