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June 20, 2018, Wednesday

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'All meters to be smart prepaid in 3 years', says Power Minister; advises meter manufacturers to scale up production
Cash crunch keeps 5 lakh Coal India pensioners in lurch

Cash crunch keeps 5 lakh Coal India pensioners in lurch

Nearly five lakh retired employees of Coal India Limited (CIL) got a rude shock at the beginning of this month when they found that their pensions had not been remitted to their accounts, owing to what turned out to be a temporary shortage of funds.

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Four firms in race for $1 bn Essel Power transmission projects

Four firms in race for $1 bn Essel Power transmission projects

Tata Power, Sterlite Power, CLP India and Edelweiss Financial Services are in fray to acquire $1billion worth power transmission projects of Subhash Chandra-promoted Essel Infraprojects.

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Cabinet approval for 3 lakh solar street lights in NE states, Maoist-hit districts

Cabinet approval for 3 lakh solar street lights in NE states, Maoist-hit districts

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 637 crore central assistance for solar power plants, solar street lights and solar study lamps in the northeastern states and Left Wing Extremism (Maoist) affected districts.

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Global solar forecasts lowered as China cuts support policies

Global solar forecasts lowered as China cuts support policies

China's unexpected move to slash incentives for solar power has sent stocks into a free fall and prompted analysts to lower forecasts for global installations this year amid expectations that a glut of excess panels would send prices tumbling.

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MSEDCL to seek separate tariff for charging electric vehicles

MSEDCL to seek separate tariff for charging electric vehicles

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited will approach the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission for separate tariff rates for charging electric vehicles.

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Govt may launch scheme to provide cost-effective electricity next month

Govt may launch scheme to provide cost-effective electricity next month

The Rajasthan government is likely to initiate 'Kusum Yojna' to install solar water pumpsfrom next month, with an aim to raise income and provide cost-effective electricity to the farmers.

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U.S. subsidies may not save some coal, nuclear plants slated for closure

U.S. subsidies may not save some coal, nuclear plants slated for closure

Several major U.S. operators of nuclear reactors and coal plants said they had not changed plans to close plants in coming years, even after the White House said it would take emergency steps to subsidize struggling operators.

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Coal shortage crisis looms ahead of paddy transplantation in Punjab

Coal shortage crisis looms ahead of paddy transplantation in Punjab

With only two weeks to go for paddytransplantation, coalshortage has hit the private power generation companies (gencos) in Punjab, forcing shutdown of a 700 MW unit at the Rajpura thermal power plant.

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Reliance Power's plea seeking increase in coal production rejected

Reliance Power's plea seeking increase in coal production rejected

Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea by Reliance Powerseeking an increase in coalproduction limit. The Reliance Power contended that the plant faced shutdown due to a shortage of coal.

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Gujarat Gas raises CNG, PNG prices

Gujarat Gas raises CNG, PNG prices

Consumers of industrial piped natural gas (PNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) will have to cough up more as Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL) has hiked the retail price of CNG and industrial PNG. The state PSU, however, has kept PNG prices for residential and commercial users unchanged.

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Adani, Resurgent among 4 bidders for Avantha Power subsidiary

Adani, Resurgent among 4 bidders for Avantha Power subsidiary

At least four bidders have expressed initial interest in buying a controlling stake in Jhabua Power Ltd (JPL), a unit of Avantha Power and Infrastructure, two people aware of the development said.

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Won’t let fuel prices go out of common man’s reach: Pradhan

Won’t let fuel prices go out of common man’s reach: Pradhan

The government will not allow petrol and diesel prices to go beyond the reach of the common man and is "working out a holistic solution" to the issue of volatility in the global market, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said without outlining any cut-off level.

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Petrol price lowered further for the ninth straight day

Petrol price lowered further for the ninth straight day

Petrol price fell today for the ninth day in a row as Indian Oil, India's largest retailer, on Thursday reduced petrol prices by 9 paise, while diesel prices were cut by 7 paise in Delhi.

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Oil demand could keep growing until 2050 in conflict-ridden world: Equinor

Oil demand could keep growing until 2050 in conflict-ridden world: Equinor

Global oil demand could peak in the early 2020s if countries pull together to hit climate goals, or keep growing until 2050 in a conflict-ridden world, according to Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor.

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Pakistan anti-graft agency orders inquiry into ex-PMs over LNG terminal

Pakistan anti-graft agency orders inquiry into ex-PMs over LNG terminal

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency has approved an inquiry into former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his predecessor Nawaz Sharifover a liquefied natural gas(LNG) terminal project, the agency said.

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Dibrugarh becomes 400th free WiFi-enabled railway station as Google-Railtel completes high-speed Internet project

Dibrugarh becomes 400th free WiFi-enabled railway station as Google-Railtel completes high-speed Internet project

Google and Railtel Wednesday launched free WiFi services at Dibrugarh – the 400th Indian Railway station to benefit from the joint project – marking the completion of what began at a joint announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the Google headquarters Moutain View in Silicon Valley.

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SER to run Howrah-Tatanagar Jn. Steel Express with LHB Coaches

SER to run Howrah-Tatanagar Jn. Steel Express with LHB Coaches

With a view to provide more secure and comfortable journey to the travelling passengers, South Eastern Railway has planned to run 12813/12814 Howrah-Tatanagar Steel Express with modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches instead of existing conventional coaches.

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Chairman, Railway Board visits Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala

Chairman, Railway Board visits Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala

Shri. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, New Delhi visited Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala on 05.05.2018. It was his first visit to RCF as CRB and was given a warm reception on his arrival.

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Southern Railway introduces Uday Express Trains between Coimbatore–KSR Bengaluru–Coimbatore

Southern Railway introduces Uday Express Trains between Coimbatore–KSR Bengaluru–Coimbatore

Train No.22666 / 22665 Coimbatore – KSR Bengaluru – Coimbatore (Except Mondays) UDAY Express trains are to be introduced.

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GMR Infrastructure struggles to take wing in turbulent skies

GMR Infrastructure struggles to take wing in turbulent skies

GMR Infrastructure Ltd’s two main businesses of energy and airports are still not out of the woods. The company’s shares have fallen by 13% since its March quarter results were declared five days ago.

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Security up at Chandigarh Railway Station after Terror threat

Security up at Chandigarh Railway Station after Terror threat

The Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) beefed up security at and around the railway station following a threat from a Pakistani terrorist.

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All you need to know about IRCTC's ‘A Journey to Heartland' Tour Package

All you need to know about IRCTC's ‘A Journey to Heartland' Tour Package

Indian Railways' 4-days 'A Journey to Heartland' tour package is aimed at tourists who want to take a glimpse of Madhya Pradesh in short span of time.

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Indian Railways installs plastic bottle crushers at Vadodara station, gives Rs 5 as ca

Indian Railways installs plastic bottle crushers at Vadodara station, gives Rs 5 as ca

In an environment-friendly initiative, Indian Railways has installed bottle crushers at the Vadodara Railway Station to minimise plastic waste at its premises.

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