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June 23, 2018, Saturday

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Bengal Mulls Underground Mining Route For Coal Block

Bengal Mulls Underground Mining Route For Coal Block

The West Bengal government is exploring the option of underground mining for one of the largest coal blocks, Deocha Pachami, in the state as the conventional opencast would be a challenge, state Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on Friday.

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Use underground cables for mega power grid: Farmers

Use underground cables for mega power grid: Farmers

A group of farmers, who have come out against the Power Grid Corporation of India’s mega project of linking Pugalur in Karur district and Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh, have demanded that the transmission lines should be laid underground.

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Labour Ministry puts on hold quarterly jobs survey

Labour Ministry puts on hold quarterly jobs survey

Labour ministry’s quarterly employment survey (QES), which provides for the number of jobs created in eight sectors that account for over 80% of the country’s total organised workforce

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Power sector stable, says Moody's; ICRA sees mix results for UDAY

Power sector stable, says Moody's; ICRA sees mix results for UDAY

Moody's today projected a stable outlook for power sector while its Indian affiliate ICRA said that reforms for the distribution sector under UDAY schemehave seen mixed results.

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Heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels in air hit another high

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels in air hit another high

The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air peaked again this year at record levels, scientists reported Thursday.

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Western Coalfields responsible for coal shortage: Indian Railways divisions

Western Coalfields responsible for coal shortage: Indian Railways divisions

Central Railway (CR) and South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) have indirectly blamed Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) for coal shortage at Mahagenco power plants. WCL had told Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that railways was not providing the required number of rakes to it for coal transport.

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ACME Group bags 50 MW Solar power project in SECI auction

ACME Group bags 50 MW Solar power project in SECI auction

ACME Group today said it has won 50 MW solar power project at Gujrai solar park, Uttar Pradesh in an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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Probe reveals UREDA officials gave work for solar plant project to family, friends

Probe reveals UREDA officials gave work for solar plant project to family, friends

A high-level probe has revealed massive irregularities and financial misappropriation in a Rs 100 crore project for the allotment of rooftop solar plants by the Uttarakhand Renewable Development Agency (UREDA) .

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China's new solar policy may delay India's plan to make panels

China's new solar policy may delay India's plan to make panels

India may delay its first ever auction to build solar factories after a Chinese decision to withdraw some state support to power projects is seen leading to an equipment supply glut and price crash.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Row: Reduction In Duties Best Solution To Check Rates, Says Assocham

Petrol, Diesel Prices Row: Reduction In Duties Best Solution To Check Rates, Says Assocham

Reducing taxes is the best solution to check the spurt in fuel prices which would also tremendously help India on the exports front, industry body Assocham said today.

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Petrol prices fall for tenth straight day

Petrol prices fall for tenth straight day

Fuel prices fell for the tenth day today as Indian Oil reduced prices of petrol by 21 paise to Rs 77.42 and diesel by 15 paise to Rs 68.58 in Delhi. Petrol now costs Rs 85.24 and diesel Rs 73.02 a litre in Mumbai.

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India stresses on 'freedom of navigation' at East Asia Summit

India stresses on 'freedom of navigation' at East Asia Summit

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said East Asian countries should work together to deal with the insecurities associated with maritime terrorism and crimes including trafficking of humans and drugs.

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Pakistan, Russia finalise deal to study undersea gas pipeline project

Pakistan, Russia finalise deal to study undersea gas pipeline project

Pakistan and Russia have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for conducting a "feasibility study" of a planned undersea gas pipeline.

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New LNG contract framework to spur oil-like trading model

New LNG contract framework to spur oil-like trading model

A new umbrella contract meant to streamline trading of liquefied natural gas (LNG), bogged down in red tape and wrangling over terms, could boost liquidity, draw in new entrants and speed up the market's transition to an oil-like model.

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Oil prices rise on ongoing Venezuelan supply trouble

Oil prices rise on ongoing Venezuelan supply trouble

Oil prices rose on Friday, driven up as Venezuela struggles to meet its supply obligations and by ongoing voluntary output cuts led by producer cartel OPEC.

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Exxon seeks to sell out of Tanzanian gas field - sources

Exxon seeks to sell out of Tanzanian gas field - sources

Exxon Mobil is seeking buyers for its stake in a large undeveloped gas field off Tanzania, according to three banking and industry sources, as the company focuses on the development of an even bigger project in neighbouring Mozambique.

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After decades, Bengal sees dip in petrol, diesel demand

After decades, Bengal sees dip in petrol, diesel demand

Defying economic logic of inelastic demand of petroleum products, diesel, which has seen a sharp spike in price in the past one year, has witnessed a negative growth in demand in the state for two consecutive months, April and May.

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Fuel price hike: TN govt dismisses opposition demand to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel

Fuel price hike: TN govt dismisses opposition demand to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel

Refusing to buckle under pressure from the opposition to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, the state government on Wednesday said limited avenues were available to raise revenue after all other taxes were subsumed into goods and services tax .

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RIL plans to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore via NCDs in current fiscal

RIL plans to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore via NCDs in current fiscal

Reliance Industries (RIL) has sought shareholder approval to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore through a non-convertible debenture (NCD) issue in 2018-19, according to its annual report for FY18.

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Indian Railways

These six Express and Superfast trains by Indian Railways are all set for a new look

Great news for Karnataka! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is all set to upgrade and give some trains in Southern India a new look. Six express trains, as well as superfast trains in Karnataka, will soon get a makeover.

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As Monsoon looms, Railway authorities in Mumbai try to rope in Crowd Management Experts

As Monsoon looms, Railway authorities in Mumbai try to rope in Crowd Management Experts

As the memory of the Elphinstone-Parel stampede still haunts Mumbaikars, the railway authorities are planning to rope in crowd management experts who handle the enormous crowd at Nashik’s Kumbh Mela in order to prevent a stampede situation during the monsoon.

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Railways, NCPCR to extend Child Help desks to 174 more Railway Stations

Railways, NCPCR to extend Child Help desks to 174 more Railway Stations

The railway ministry will set up child help desks at 174 more stations for those needing assistance including lost, abandoned, trafficked and runaway children.

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North Central Railways initiates steps to improve Train Punctuality

North Central Railways initiates steps to improve Train Punctuality

With the aim of improving the punctuality of the mail and express trains running under North Central Railways (NCR), the authorities have decided to speed up of trains by reducing the stoppage time at stations, and diverting goods trains in order to decongest some of the most congested sections on the section.

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Tiruchi Division launches Mobile Vehicle to promote Safety

Tiruchi Division launches Mobile Vehicle to promote Safety

In order to create awareness among the general public on safety, the Trichy railway division has launched a mobile truck carrying propaganda message.

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Omax Autos to double manufacturing capacity of Railway equipment

Omax Autos to double manufacturing capacity of Railway equipment

Auto component maker Omax Autos today said its board has approved to double manufacturing capacity of products and equipment supplied to railways over the next 2-3 years.

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World’s Tallest Girder Railway Bridge is being built in Lumding Division of Northeast Frontier Railway

World’s Tallest Girder Railway Bridge is being built in Lumding Division of Northeast Frontier Railway

Building an Indian Railways network that reaches and connects the seven sister states of North-East has always been acknowledged as a daunting and challenging task. But, to be able to build the world’s tallest girder railway bridge in the Himalayan ranges, is truly a remarkable feat.

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