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August 16, 2018, Thursday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

HC Grants Interim Bail To Firm's Director In Coal Scam Case

HC Grants Interim Bail To Firm's Director In Coal Scam Case

The Delhi High Court today granted interim bail to a director of Gondwana Ispat Ltd, who was convicted and sentenced to four years in jail in a case relating to allocation of a coal block in Maharashtra.

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Insight: U.S. Coal Lobby Fights Black-lung Tax As Disease Rates Surge

Insight: U.S. Coal Lobby Fights Black-lung Tax As Disease Rates Surge

As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off hunting and fishing in the rolling hills.

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Country's First AUSC Power Plant To Come Up In NTPC's Chhattisgarh Station

Country's First AUSC Power Plant To Come Up In NTPC's Chhattisgarh Station

India’s first advanced ultra-supercritical thermal power plant would be set up in the Sipat station of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Chhattisgarh.

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EESL Keen To Take MNRE's Solar Study Lamps Distribution Scheme Nationwide

EESL Keen To Take MNRE's Solar Study Lamps Distribution Scheme Nationwide

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) which is implementing the seven million solar study lamp scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), is planning to take it as a business model for distribution of solar lamps throughout the country.

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Global Firms Line Up For Buying Power Finance Corp's Stressed Assets

Global Firms Line Up For Buying Power Finance Corp's Stressed Assets

Close to a dozen Indian and foreign financial institutions and funds have expressed an interest in buying the stressed thermal power assets of Power Finance Corp (PFC).

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Small Hydropower Units Making Big Impact On Western Ghats

Small Hydropower Units Making Big Impact On Western Ghats

The first ever scientific study in India of small hydropower projects (SHPs) in Western Ghats has revealed that despite being promoted as clean energy, they have significantly impacted ecology and caused alterations in the course of streams.

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Suresh Prabhu Slams US’s Tariffs On Aluminium, Steel At OECD Meet

Suresh Prabhu Slams US’s Tariffs On Aluminium, Steel At OECD Meet

Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday denounced the unilateral trade measures imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum, warning they will “stop the fragile global economic recovery in its tracks”.

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Whistleblower Levels Fresh Allegations Of Quid Pro Quo Deals Against ICICI's Chanda Kochhar

Whistleblower Levels Fresh Allegations Of Quid Pro Quo Deals Against ICICI's Chanda Kochhar

Levelling fresh allegations of quid pro quo deals by the ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, the independent activist and whistleblower Arvind Gupta has alleged that Ruia brothers of Essar group got undue favours from the bank for "round-tripping" investments into her spouse Deepak Kochhar's NuPower Group.

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CEC Kargil Discusses Setting Up Of Mega Solar Power Projects With MNRE Scientists

CEC Kargil Discusses Setting Up Of Mega Solar Power Projects With MNRE Scientists

Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, today held a meeting with a team of scientists from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) who were on a seven-day visit of Kargil and Leh districts in connection with the establishment of ultra mega solar power projects in the twin districts.

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Coal Loading In April-may Rises 17% At 102 MT

Coal Loading In April-may Rises 17% At 102 MT

The coal loading in the last two months registered an increase of 17.4 per cent to 101.66 million tonnes, the government said today.

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WCL Produces Record 6.9 MT Of Coal During April And May

WCL Produces Record 6.9 MT Of Coal During April And May

Western Coalfields (WCL), a Coal India subsidiary, has created a record in coal production at 6.9 million tonnes during the first two months of this fiscal.

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Power Demand In Delhi Soars To Record 6,651 Megawatt

Power Demand In Delhi Soars To Record 6,651 Megawatt

The power demand in the national capital soared to a record 6,651 MW in the afternoon with scorching heat sweeping across the city.

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Government Committed To Ensure Transformation Of India Up To The Last Mile: Dr Jitendra Singh

Government Committed To Ensure Transformation Of India Up To The Last Mile: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space

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To Keep Fuel Rate In Check, ONGC May Get Dividend Waiver For Price Freeze

To Keep Fuel Rate In Check, ONGC May Get Dividend Waiver For Price Freeze

As part of a long-term solution to keep petrol and diesel prices in check, the government is in talks with Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to freeze the price of the crude oil it supplies to oil-marketing companies.

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Another Price Cut For Petrol, Diesel, But LPG Gets Costlier

Another Price Cut For Petrol, Diesel, But LPG Gets Costlier

State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Friday reduced diesel and petrol prices by 5 paise and 6 paise per litre, respectively after their prices reached a record high on Tuesday.

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India’s Crude Oil Production Fell For 6 Years In A Row; Why It Happened And What’s Next

India’s Crude Oil Production Fell For 6 Years In A Row; Why It Happened And What’s Next

At a time when high international crude oil price is directly impacting India’s GDP, inflation and current account deficit, the crude oil production back home paints a gloomy picture.

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View: Oil Is Slippery, But Not Quite Sloshed

View: Oil Is Slippery, But Not Quite Sloshed

Last fiscal, global crude oil prices rose 18% on average. Another 22% increase this fiscal is expected, taking the average price of the Indian basket to $70-72 a barrel.

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India BPCL Seeks Extra Iran Oil Amid Sanctions Threat

India BPCL Seeks Extra Iran Oil Amid Sanctions Threat

Indian state refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp has requested an extra one million barrels of oil from the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) for June, two industry sources said, amid a looming threat of stringent U.S. sanctions.

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Pope To Address Oil Majors In Vatican Climate Conference

Pope To Address Oil Majors In Vatican Climate Conference

The Vatican will host executives of the world's top oil companies for a conference next week on climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels, a Vatican source said on Friday.

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Now Order Local Or Regional Cuisine On The Go In Trains: IRCTC

Now Order Local Or Regional Cuisine On The Go In Trains: IRCTC

In a bid to boost the e-catering service and to increase the choice of local or regional cuisine for railway passengers, the IRCTC on Friday said that it has joined hands with delivery service partner TRAPIGO for the purpose.

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Railway Officials Call Proposal ‘disruptive Move’: Piyush Goyal Pitches Cadre-merger Idea, Officers Object

Railway Officials Call Proposal ‘disruptive Move’: Piyush Goyal Pitches Cadre-merger Idea, Officers Object

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has expressed his desire to open up all posts of the rank of Additional Secretary and upwards in Indian Railways to all eight railway services, virtually abolishing cadre posts and merging the services into one seniority list.

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Vijayawada Division Key To Punctuality Of Indian Rlys: SCR GM

Vijayawada Division Key To Punctuality Of Indian Rlys: SCR GM

The Vijayawada Railway Division, like the entire South Central Railway (SCR) zone, has seen an upswing in train punctuality despite ongoing infrastructure developmental works, said SCR general manager, Vinod Kumar Yadav, at a review meeting.

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Summer Rush: 7 Trains Get Additional Coaches

Summer Rush: 7 Trains Get Additional Coaches

The East Central Railway (ECR) has attached one extra coach each to seven pairs of mail and express trains originating from different stations under its jurisdiction to cope with the rush of passengers during summer.

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IRCTC Case Against Lalu Yadav: CBI Given Time To Get Sanction To Prosecute Official

IRCTC Case Against Lalu Yadav: CBI Given Time To Get Sanction To Prosecute Official

A Delhi court today granted time till July 27 to the CBI to get sanction from authorities concerned to prosecute an accused official in a graft case against former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav relating to allotment of IRCTC hotels.

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50 % Decline In Theft Cases Across Northern Railway In 2018

50 % Decline In Theft Cases Across Northern Railway In 2018

The number of theft cases across the Northern Railways has reduced to 105 in the year 2018 (up to April) as compared to 211 cases in the corresponding period in 2017, according to a statement from the Railways.

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Double-Decker Train

Coimbatore-bengaluru Double-decker Train From June 10

The double-decker Uday express from here to Bengaluru would be flagged off on June 10 by union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain, Salem divisional railway manager U Subbaro Rao said today.

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Indian Railways Launches Six New Trains On Jammu Route

Indian Railways Launches Six New Trains On Jammu Route

The Northern Division of Indian Railways has recently introduced six summer special train services to Jammu Tawi.

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New Delhi Railway Station Wins Silver Rating For Green Initiatives

New Delhi Railway Station Wins Silver Rating For Green Initiatives

The New Delhi railway station has been declared a “green station” after being awarded a “silver” rating by the Indian Green Building Council.

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Jibe At OBOR? PM Modi Says Need Bridges Of Trust, Not Just Infrastructure

Jibe At OBOR? PM Modi Says Need Bridges Of Trust, Not Just Infrastructure

PM Narendra Modi laid out the fundamentals of India’s role in the Indo-Pacific, saying on Friday that his government stood for a free, open and inclusive region with Asean at its centre.

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Maharashtra Govt Issues Guidelines Construction Of Bridges

Maharashtra Govt Issues Guidelines Construction Of Bridges

The Maharashtra government has come out with guidelines to avoid delay in construction of bridges due to lengthy land acquisition process.

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Om Metals Infraprojects Bags Contract Worth Rs 92 Cr

Om Metals Infraprojects Bags Contract Worth Rs 92 Cr

Om Metals Infraprojects, in joint venture with Patel Engineering, has bagged a contract worth about ₹92 crore (company’s share) on upstream power house pertaining to Phase 1 of the Kundah Pump Storage Hydro Electric project (1x125 MW) in Nilgiri District from TANGEDCO.

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