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July 23, 2018, Monday

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Coal shortage will be a problem in the near term: Power Minister

Coal shortage will be a problem in the near term: Power Minister

The problem of a coal supply mismatch is going to continue in the near term, according to Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and Renewable Energy, RK Singh.

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Coal India hopeful of achieving robust growth in Q2

Coal India hopeful of achieving robust growth in Q2

June has been a good month for Coal India. The state-owned firm posted a near 9 percent rise in its coal offtake while production rose a little over 13 percent to 44.88 million tonne (mt).

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Coal imports in Apr-May dip marginally to 36 mn tonnes

Coal imports in Apr-May dip marginally to 36 mn tonnes

Coal imports in the first two months of the ongoing fiscal registered a marginal decline of 2.6 per cent at 36.49 million tonnes (MT). The drop in coal imports comes at a time when some regions, including the national capital, are facing power shortage due to fast depleting coal stockpiles at power plants.

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Centre asks states to use allocated funds for electrification of all households by December

Centre asks states to use allocated funds for electrification of all households by December

Union Power Minister R K Singh today asked all states to use allocated funds under various schemes, including IPDS and DDUGJY, to achieve the electrification target for all households by year-end.

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Japan aims for 24% renewable energy but keeps nuclear central

Japan aims for 24% renewable energy but keeps nuclear central

Japan's government today pledged to modestly boost the amount of energy coming from renewable sources to around a quarter in a new plan that also keeps nuclear power central to the country's policy.

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Delhi: Hydrogen buses over electric? Explore, says SC

Delhi: Hydrogen buses over electric? Explore, says SC

As vehicular pollution continues to add to the capital's foul air despite several measures taken by the authorities, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Delhi government to explore the feasibility of introducing 'zero-emission' and cost-effective hydrogen-run public transport buses instead of procuring electric buses for the city.

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Thyssenkrupp deal to help Tata Steel strengthen India base: N Chandrasekaran

Thyssenkrupp deal to help Tata Steel strengthen India base: N Chandrasekaran

The signing of definitive agreements for the proposed joint venture between Tata Steel Europe and Thyssenkrupp will help the parent company in India focus on creating a strong Indian platform at a time when it plans to "double down" on its current capacity, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Monday.

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India tops global pollution deaths of 9 million a year: Study

India tops global pollution deaths of 9 million a year: Study

Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 - three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined - scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries to act.

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Need more irrigation, caution on West's carbon imperialism: CEA

Need more irrigation, caution on West's carbon imperialism: CEA

Much more of the country's agricultural land needs to come under irrigation to counter the effects of climate change on the economy, but India also needs to be wary of the "carbon imperialism" of the West, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has said.

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UP weavers to get solar charkhas, khadi benefits

UP weavers to get solar charkhas, khadi benefits

The state government plans to distribute 400 solar-powered charkhas to registered yarn spinners to improve their efficiency and double their income. UP will also become the first state to recognize cloth woven on solar charkhas as khadi.

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Railway Energy Management Co Ltd float Tender for 54 MW Wind Power Projects in Maharashtra

Railway Energy Management Co Ltd float Tender for 54 MW Wind Power Projects in Maharashtra

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) has tendered 54 MW of wind projects to be developed in the state Maharashtra. The bid-submission deadline is August 6, 2018.

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JSPL Records Domestic Steel Production of 1.23 Million Tonnes in Q1 FY2019

JSPL Records Domestic Steel Production of 1.23 Million Tonnes in Q1 FY2019

Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), India's leading steel and power major, has recorded Highest Ever First Quarter Domestic Steel Production during April - June 2018. The domestic crude steel production at JSPL's integrated steel plants at Angul and Raigarh during the quarter April

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"No Waivers For India": US On Reducing Oil Imports From Iran

"No Waivers For India": US On Reducing Oil Imports From Iran

The US is prepared to work with nations that are reducing their oil imports from Iran on a "case-by-case basis", but will not grant waivers to countries like India and Turkey as it could substantially reduce pressure on sanctions-hit Tehran, according to a senior Trump administration official.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like an Oil Shock

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like an Oil Shock

Nymex crude-oil futures fell a bit today, but have lately rallied to their highest levels in nearly four years, more than doubling from the bottom of a crash a couple of years ago.

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Prepared to work with nations that are reducing oil imports from Iran: US

Prepared to work with nations that are reducing oil imports from Iran: US

The US is prepared to work with nations that are reducing their oil imports from Iran on a "case-by-case basis", but will not grant waivers to countries like India and Turkey as it could substantially reduce pressure on sanctions-hit Tehran, according to a senior Trump administration official.

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ONGC Videsh may decide on investment plans in Iran after India-US meet

ONGC Videsh may decide on investment plans in Iran after India-US meet

ONGC Videsh is likely to decide on its investment plans in Iran after the upcoming ‘two-plus-two’ bilateral meeting between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States.

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Taiwan agrees preliminary LNG purchase deal with U.S. producer

Taiwan agrees preliminary LNG purchase deal with U.S. producer

Taiwan's CPC Corp on Monday announced a preliminary deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from U.S. producer Cheniere Energy for 25-years, according to a statement.

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UAE's ADNOC says has ability to raise oil output several hundred thousand bpd

UAE's ADNOC says has ability to raise oil output several hundred thousand bpd

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) said on Tuesday it has the ability to increase oil production by several hundred thousand barrels per day if that is required to alleviate any potential supply shortage in the global market.

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Petrol, diesel price on 3rd July 2018: Check out rates in metro cities

Petrol, diesel price on 3rd July 2018: Check out rates in metro cities

Petrol and diesel prices were both unchanged for the seventh consecutive day in three metro cities (Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai), applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 3rd July 2018.

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Iran’s president warns over US push against buying Iran oil

Iran’s president warns over US push against buying Iran oil

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning that regional oil supply could be jeopardized if the United States manages to get its allies to stop buying Tehran’s oil.

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Plan B, Plan C and Plan D, India starts preparing for a life without Iranian oil

Plan B, Plan C and Plan D, India starts preparing for a life without Iranian oil

One of Iran’s biggest oil buyers said it has enough alternative sources of crude to replace any supplies cut off by U.S. sanctions on the Persian Gulf state -- even if shipments stop completely.

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Andheri bridge collapse LIVE updates: Piyush Goyal says all rail lines to be functional by tonight, injured to get Rs 1 lakh compensation

Andheri bridge collapse LIVE updates: Piyush Goyal says all rail lines to be functional by tonight, injured to get Rs 1 lakh compensation

Railway minister Piyush Goyal reached the site of the incident to review the situation. Afterwards, he told reporters that the government will give Rs 1 lakh compensation to all the injured. All costs of their treatment will also be borne by the government. He also expressed regret over the unfortunate incident and said that a thorough probe will be carried out by the commissioner of railway safety.

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Bridge Collapses At Mumbai's Andheri Station, 5 Injured

Bridge Collapses At Mumbai's Andheri Station, 5 Injured

A section of a bridge caved in at Andheri station in Mumbai this morning following incessant rain, leaving five people injured, with two said to be in critical condition. No casualties have been reported from the collapse

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Mumbai bridge collapse: Dabbawallahs suspend tiffin services

Mumbai bridge collapse: Dabbawallahs suspend tiffin services

The city's dabbawallahs suspended delivery of tiffins for the day in the wake of the bridge collapse at Andheri station on Tuesday. Each dabbawallah handles approximately 90 deliveries.

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Amid standoff over funds, Nitin Gadkari to visit Polavaram project site on July 11

Amid standoff over funds, Nitin Gadkari to visit Polavaram project site on July 11

In the backdrop of Andhra Pradesh government accusing the Centre of not releasing funds on time for Polavaram project, Union Minister of Road Transport and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari will visit the dam site on July 11.

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GPT Infraprojects JV wins Rs 245-cr contract for a rail line proj in Bangladesh

GPT Infraprojects JV wins Rs 245-cr contract for a rail line proj in Bangladesh

Infrastructure company GPT Infraprojects today said its joint venture has won a Rs 245.33-crore project for construction of a rail line related to a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. In the GPTSEL-CCCL JV, the company said its share is Rs 83.41 crore.

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Malaysia seeks sharp cuts in $20 bln China-backed rail line

Malaysia seeks sharp cuts in $20 bln China-backed rail line

Malaysia’s government has said a major China-backed rail link project can only be viable with a “drastic” price reduction by the Chinese contractor as the actual cost of the venture is 81 billion ringgit (USD 20 billion).

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Preliminary work starts on underground Metro

Preliminary work starts on underground Metro

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation has started soil investigation and piling work for the Agriculture college-Swargate underground stretch. Subsequently, vertical shafts will be sunk at both locations to enable the lowering of tunnel boring machines, which will dig the tunnel.

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Bengaluru: Metro authorities seek CISF cover for stations

Bengaluru: Metro authorities seek CISF cover for stations

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has sought Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover for Metro stations. Outgoing BMRCL managing director Mahendra Jain told TOI that a request was made to the Centre to also bear the cost of deployment of CISF personnel in all Metro Rail corporations across the country.

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Multidisciplinary Maintenance Activity in Mughalsarai-Gaya route Completed in Record 5hrs, Maintenance Time of 247hrs SAVED

Multidisciplinary Maintenance Activity in Mughalsarai-Gaya route Completed in Record 5hrs, Maintenance Time of 247hrs SAVED

Big Applaud To All The Gallant Team Members Of Mughal Sarai Division As A Mega Multi-disciplinary Maintenance Activity Was Tasked And Completed In No Loss Of Time!

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Central Railway forms Mobile Gang for Cleanliness Drive over Mumbai Suburban Section

Central Railway forms Mobile Gang for Cleanliness Drive over Mumbai Suburban Section

Central Railway has formed a fully departmental ‘Mobile Gang’ to take care of Stations and Track cleanliness. A first of its kind over Central Railway, this Mobile gang comprising 28 Safai Staff with one supervisor visits different stations taking care of the Station and Track cleanliness. Till now they have visited and cleaned 20 stations and tracks and more stations …

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NHSRCL to make compensation mechanism to farmers, land owners for its ambitious bullet train project, public

NHSRCL to make compensation mechanism to farmers, land owners for its ambitious bullet train project, public

Railways has for the first time decided to make compensation mechanism to farmers, land owners for its ambitious bullet train project, public for the first time.

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SAIL Steel supplied for 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new Broad Gauge Rail line project

SAIL Steel supplied for 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new Broad Gauge Rail line project

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied around 60,000 tonnes of steel material for the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project in Manipur. SAIL has supplied TMT rebars and structural along with HR Plates and Sheets, Plate Mill Plates for this project.

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ICF floats tender for 39 fully AC 12-car Trains for Mumbai’s Suburban Rail on CR/WR routes

ICF floats tender for 39 fully AC 12-car Trains for Mumbai’s Suburban Rail on CR/WR routes

Commute on the city’s local train network will likely be a lot comfortable in a few years, with the Central and Western railways set to get 234 air-conditioned coaches each. Currently, there is one AC rake in Mumbai’s fleet of local trains.

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Agartala-Deoghar Train to be Flagged Off on July 6

Agartala-Deoghar Train to be Flagged Off on July 6

Union minister for railways Piyush Goyal will flag off a new weekly train from Agartala to Deoghar in Jharkhand on July 6, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) chief public relations officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said on Friday.

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