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September 20, 2018, Thursday

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Indian economy can clock double-digit growth before Q4 FY19, says FM Goyal

Indian economy can clock double-digit growth before Q4 FY19, says FM Goyal

Indian economy can clock double-digit growth before the current financial year 2018-19 comes to an end, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said today at an event in Delhi.

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ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar’s fate to be decided today at board meet: Report

ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar’s fate to be decided today at board meet: Report

The board of ICICI Bank Ltd is meeting on Monday to decide on the future of chief executive officer Chanda Kochhar, said people familiar with the matter.

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OPINION: Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India's perennial water woes

OPINION: Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India's perennial water woes

The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface

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Telangana Govt to go ahead with setting up of Bayyaram steel plant

Telangana Govt to go ahead with setting up of Bayyaram steel plant

Despite the Central Government remaining silent on the proposal to set up an integrated steel plant in Bayyaram, the Telangana Government has resolved to take up the issue more vigorously.

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Investors cold-shoulder Himachal Pradesh hydro power projects

Investors cold-shoulder Himachal Pradesh hydro power projects

Himachal Pradesh's plans to harness hydropower in a big way have received a jolt with investors reluctant to take up projects. The directorate of energy had invited global bids for 28 hydropower projects on a build own operate and transfer (BOOT) basis with June 19

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KSEB to buy power at 6.17 per unit from waste-to-energy plant

KSEB to buy power at 6.17 per unit from waste-to-energy plant

Ending a delay of over two years, Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has fixed Rs 6.17 as the tariff per unit for KSEB to purchase electricity from the proposed waste-to-energy plant at Brahmapuram.

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Gujarat Borosil to invest Rs 435 crore to double tempered solar glass capacity

Gujarat Borosil to invest Rs 435 crore to double tempered solar glass capacity

Solar glass manufacturer Gujarat Borosil plans to invest around Rs 435 crore to more than double its manufacturing capacity of tempered solar glass facility by fiscal 2020.

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Allegations of project delay incorrect: IS Jha, Chairman, PGCIL

Allegations of project delay incorrect: IS Jha, Chairman, PGCIL

Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) chairman IS Jha blamed private companies for power system transmission woes and rubbished allegations of monopolistic practices levelled against the state-run company by its competitors.

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Uttar Pradesh to shame non-performing power engineers

Uttar Pradesh to shame non-performing power engineers

After announcing dedicated police stations to register complaints related to power theft, the UP government is now toying with the idea of shaming non-performing power engineers by displaying their photographs in the offices of distribution companies and electricity substations.

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At Niti Aayog’s meet, PM Narendra Modi asks states to help push growth

At Niti Aayog’s meet, PM Narendra Modi asks states to help push growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to lift India’s economic growth rate to double digits after it recovered to a sevenquarter high of 7.7% in the March quarter, with the onus on states to do their bit to contribute to the effort while cautioning the country that the task will be challenging.

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Greenpeace India urges Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out National Clean Air Programme

Greenpeace India urges Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out National Clean Air Programme

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and the pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, a green body has urged the Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.

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OPINION: China's threat to U.S. crude, coal, LNG exports is a tactical masterstroke

OPINION: China's threat to U.S. crude, coal, LNG exports is a tactical masterstroke

China's threat to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal is possibly the only sign of clear thinking in the increasingly muddled escalating trade dispute with the administration of President Donald Trump.

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Coal India pension delay draws CAG wrath

Coal India pension delay draws CAG wrath

Coal India’s pension fund, which is facing a funds crunch that has delayed payments to about 5 lakh retirees in June, is in poor health because of gross mismanagement and blatant violation of investment norms, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India had pointed out in its last report on the matter.

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Pradhan to take up crude price issue at OPEC Vienna meet

Pradhan to take up crude price issue at OPEC Vienna meet

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will raise India's concerns about rising crude oil prices at the meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to be held in Vienna later this month, the Minister said on Monday.

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Arun Jaitley hints at no cut in excise on oil, asks citizens to pay taxes honestly

Arun Jaitley hints at no cut in excise on oil, asks citizens to pay taxes honestly

To reduce dependence on oil as a revenue source, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today urged citizens to pay their due share of taxes "honestly". He virtually ruled out any cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel saying it could prove to be counter-productive.

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China's tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business

China's tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business

China's threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two years, and which is now worth almost $1 billion per month.

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Nepal, China to sign deal for three oil storage depots

Nepal, China to sign deal for three oil storage depots

An agreement on building oil storage depots at three locations in Nepal with Chinese assistance is expected to be signed during Nepali Prime Minister KP Oli's visit to China next week, officials at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies said.

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It’s Trump sanctions, not Opec, that’s boosting oil

It’s Trump sanctions, not Opec, that’s boosting oil

As Opec oil ministers prepared to meet in Vienna later this week, President Trump fired another twitter-shot across their bows. But it is his decision to slap sanctions back on Iran that is the real driving force behind the rising price of oil.

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Crude Oil prices to trade sideways to higher: Angel Commodities

Crude Oil prices to trade sideways to higher: Angel Commodities

MCX CPO closed lower on Friday due to cut in tariff values of all the edible oils. The base import price of crude palm oil and RBD palmolein was cut by $1 4 each and $17 to $6 44 per tn and $6 73 per tn, respectively.

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Oil prices fall, Brent hovers around $73 on expectation OPEC will raise output

Oil prices fall, Brent hovers around $73 on expectation OPEC will raise output

Oil prices fell further on Monday, pulled down by an expectation that producer club OPEC and its allies will increase supplies. Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $73.05 per barrel at 0036 GMT, down 39 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last close.

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Expect another rate hike in August unless oil prices dip: Pratik Gupta, Deutsche Bank India

Expect another rate hike in August unless oil prices dip: Pratik Gupta, Deutsche Bank India

India is facing several local and global headwinds, with FPIs continuously selling shares. What are your thoughts on the market scenario?

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Today In Your City: Five Things To Know

Petrol, Diesel Prices Today In Your City: Five Things To Know

Petrol and diesel prices were kept unchanged on Monday, June 18. That marked the third straight day of steady prices for petrol and the first in case of diesel. Petrol and diesel prices have eased somewhat from record highs touched in some cities last month.

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KSRTC to get more CNG buses

KSRTC to get more CNG buses

After a trial run of more than two months, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is all set to procure more CNG buses. A tender for 10 fully-built CNG buses of BSIV emission norms has been floated by the KSRTC.

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ExxonMobil considers importing LNG to Australia

ExxonMobil considers importing LNG to Australia

ExxonMobil Corp, southeastern Australia's biggest gas supplier, is considering importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to help plug a looming gas shortage from 2021 and protect its market share.

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Railways to Provide Food And Water to Passengers if Train Gets Delayed During Meal Time: Piyush Goyal

Railways to Provide Food And Water to Passengers if Train Gets Delayed During Meal Time: Piyush Goyal

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday announced that food and water will be provided to passengers if the train gets delayed during meal time.

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Railways clocks 7.5 per cent rise in April-May freight earnings

Railways clocks 7.5 per cent rise in April-May freight earnings

Indian Railways has earned Rs 20,000 crore from freight loading in April and May. The national transporter posted a 7.5% year-on-year growth in freight loading and carried a record 200 million tonnes of freight in the first two months of the current financial year.

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Indefinite nationwide truck strike begins; 90 lakh trucks to be off roads in protest against soaring fuel prices

Indefinite nationwide truck strike begins; 90 lakh trucks to be off roads in protest against soaring fuel prices

Truck owners and operators launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday against increasing diesel prices and a sharp hike of third-party insurance premium.

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JSPL to Adani Logistics, private sector bigwigs join Railways wagon scheme

JSPL to Adani Logistics, private sector bigwigs join Railways wagon scheme

The opening up of private investment in general-purpose wagons (GPWS) by the railways has invoked interest from at least eight big companies. These are from cement, steel, iron ore and aluminium sectors.

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30 Baggage Trolleys at Pune Railway Station to take burden off Coolies

30 Baggage Trolleys at Pune Railway Station to take burden off Coolies

Pune division of Central Railways has introduced 30 baggage trolleys for passengers at Pune station. Officials said that for now the trolleys will be in possession of coolies.

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Haryana approves Delhi-Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behrod under Regional Rapid Transit System

Haryana approves Delhi-Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behrod under Regional Rapid Transit System

Traffic chaos, wasting time, frustrations, all to be over soon? Yes, if this railways network turns into reality. And no, it is not courtesy Indian Railways or its arm IRCTC.

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IRCTC Tourism offers 5-Day Tour to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Rs.21,120/-

IRCTC Tourism offers 5-Day Tour to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Rs.21,120/-

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) Tourism is offering a tour package of four nights and five days to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Kolkata. The tour will be via economy class of IndiGo airlines,

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Train service resumes in Kashmir

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Train service was resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for security reasons on Sunday in the Kashmir valley, where some miscreants pelted stones in Anantnag and Baramulla on June 16.

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