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July 23, 2018, Monday

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

CIL To Power Plants: Don't Restrict Coal Intake During Monsoon

CIL To Power Plants: Don't Restrict Coal Intake During Monsoon

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Wednesday said it has urged power stations "not to restrict intake of coal during monsoon period when power generation demand drops", but to use this period as an opportunity to build stocks to cope with subsequent increase in power demand.

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MP Government Waives Rs 5,179 Crore Power Dues Of Poor

MP Government Waives Rs 5,179 Crore Power Dues Of Poor

Ahead of assembly polls scheduled to be held this year end, the state government waived power bills and dues amounting to Rs 5,179 crore and announced the implementation of fixed power tariff scheme in a bid to benefit 1.60 crore labourers and below poverty line (BPL) families.

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Serbian EPS Signs Deal To Finish Hydro Power Plant Overhaul

Serbian EPS Signs Deal To Finish Hydro Power Plant Overhaul

Serbian utility EPS has signed a deal with Russia's Silovije Masini to help it overhaul two turbines at its largest hydro-power plant aiming to boost output by 10 percent and extend the their lifespan by 40 years, it said on Wednesday.

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No Coal Shortage But Delhi Govt Should Focus On Improving Power Distribution, Says Goyal

No Coal Shortage But Delhi Govt Should Focus On Improving Power Distribution, Says Goyal

Ruling out any coal shortage at city-based thermal power plants, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said the AAP-led Delhi government should focus on strengthening distribution infrastructure to meet current electricity demand as well as of future.

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Action Would Be Taken Against Those Polluting Coal Belt: Rai

Action Would Be Taken Against Those Polluting Coal Belt: Rai

Jharkhand Minister Saryu Rai today said here that the government would take action against those polluting the coal belt of the state.

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Coal India Asks Thermal Plants Not To Limit Intake To Avert Future Crisis

Coal India Asks Thermal Plants Not To Limit Intake To Avert Future Crisis

State-owned Coal India today said it has asked power plants not to restrict intake of coal during monsoon when electricity demand drops usually.

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Power Theft Continues To Hit Indian Economy

Power Theft Continues To Hit Indian Economy

Power theft in India is a serious issue that the country has been trying to dealing with for years.

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Modi’s Foreign Policy Aims To Make India A Human Resources Power, Says Pune Author

Modi’s Foreign Policy Aims To Make India A Human Resources Power, Says Pune Author

There is a new goal for India which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added as an extra factor to India’s foreign policy

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R.K. Singh Asks States To Curb The Losses Incurred By DISCOMs

R.K. Singh Asks States To Curb The Losses Incurred By DISCOMs

Emphasizing on the need to electrify each and every household across the country, the Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has asked all the ministers and officials to work together as a team towards the goal.

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No Coal Shortage But Delhi Govt Should Focus On Improving Power Distribution, Says Goyal

No Coal Shortage But Delhi Govt Should Focus On Improving Power Distribution, Says Goyal

Ruling out any coal shortage at city-based thermal power plants, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said the AAP-led Delhi government should focus on strengthening distribution infrastructure to meet current electricity demand as well as of future.

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Chevron Starts Sale Of Several North Sea Oil And Gas Fields

Chevron Starts Sale Of Several North Sea Oil And Gas Fields

Chevron has kicked off the sale of a number of its oil and gas fields in the ageing North Sea as part of a review of the U.S. giant's European operations.

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'National Interest' To Decide India's Iran Oil Conundrum

'National Interest' To Decide India's Iran Oil Conundrum

Senior government officials on Wednesday refuted news reports that said India had brought down oil imports from Iran drastically, as US builds pressure on countries two months after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

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India Expecting US To Get In Touch With It Over Sanctions On Iran

India Expecting US To Get In Touch With It Over Sanctions On Iran

India is looking at the possibility of falling back on the rupee-rial arrangement for importing oil from Iran in the wake of US sanctions on buying oil from the Persian Gulf nation, official sources said today.

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India Should Continue Importing Iranian Crude Despite US Sanctions - Analysts

India Should Continue Importing Iranian Crude Despite US Sanctions - Analysts

Among Iran's largest oil buyers, China and Turkey have categorically refused to cut imports. However, India has been letting out mixed signals. Sputnik spoke to three of India’s top energy analysts and economists on New Delhi’s approach towards US sanctions on Iran.

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BPCL buys U.S. Mars crude oil for September

BPCL buys U.S. Mars crude oil for September

India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp has bought 2 million barrels of high-sulphur Mars crude oil from the United States for delivery in September, two industry sources said on Wednesday.

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No fuel tax cut, will stick to deficit target: Jaitley

No fuel tax cut, will stick to deficit target: Jaitley

The government does not intend to go easy on its fiscal deficit targets by easing taxes on fuel or by spending more during an election year. Union minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday

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Higher LNG prices better for GAIL outlook; other businesses appear strong

Higher LNG prices better for GAIL outlook; other businesses appear strong

Shares of Gas Authority of India or GAIL have recovered 12 per cent in the past few weeks, after falling almost 20 per cent from December highs, as concerns over its profitability are easing. Moreover, with its other business segments doing well and valuations now favourable, analysts see more gains for the stock.

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Landslides hit rail traffic on Kalka-Shimla track

Landslides Hit Rail Traffic on Kalka-Shimla track

Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track -a world heritage site- was disrupted on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh owing to landslides following rainfall, an official here said. Nobody was injured.

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IRCTC Promoting Hindi Via Its Ticket Booking Website: TN Rail Users Assn

IRCTC Promoting Hindi Via Its Ticket Booking Website: TN Rail Users Assn

An association of railway users has alleged that the new IRCTC website was imposing Hindi on non-Hindi speaking population of Tamil Nadu, accusing the catering and tourism arm of Indian Railways of promoting Hindi through its ticket booking portal.

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Experimental Stop For Antyodaya Bi-weekly Express Trains At Kasaragod Station

Experimental Stop For Antyodaya Bi-weekly Express Trains At Kasaragod Station

Palakkad division has provided following trains with temporary stoppage at Kasaragod railway station from July 6 to January 5, 2019 on an experimental basis.

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What You Must Know Before Cancelling A Train Ticket

What You Must Know Before Cancelling A Train Ticket

Many a times it happens that train tickets have to be cancelled due to change in travel plans.

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Shimla: Successful Trial Of Diesel-run Coach On Heritage Railway Extension

Shimla: Successful Trial Of Diesel-run Coach On Heritage Railway Extension

The Shimla railway station officials conducted a successful trial of Diesel run coach between the Heritage Museum and Shimla railway station.

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Railways To Focus On Safety, Upgrading Infrastructure, Says Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani

Railways To Focus On Safety, Upgrading Infrastructure, Says Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani

The work culture at Indian Railways has changed, and the state-run transporter’s focus has shifted to safety and infrastructure enhancement, said railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani.

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Indian Railways Is Planning A Major Overhaul: Here's What's In Store

Indian Railways Is Planning A Major Overhaul: Here's What's In Store

The Indian Railways has received a lot of flak not only from passengers but also from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) that lashed out at it for failing to meet the basic hygiene standards and highlighted critical safety flaws in the infrastructure.

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Cambodia Restores Railway Link To Thailand After 45 Years

Cambodia Restores Railway Link To Thailand After 45 Years

Cambodia today reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand, the first time the line has been operational in 45 years.

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Train Passengers Can Now See Live Food Preparation At IRCTC Base Kitchens

Train Passengers Can Now See Live Food Preparation At IRCTC Base Kitchens

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has developed a live streaming mechanism that will allow passengers to view how the food served to them in trains is prepared and packaged at various base kitchens of the national transporter.

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Train Derails

Ajmer-jammu Tawi Express Derails Near Jaipur; No Casualty

Three coaches of the Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Puja Express derailed on Jaipur-Phulera double track around 3.43 pm today.

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Indian Railways Trains Rescheduled, Cancelled On Heavy Rains, Andheri Bridge Collapse. Details Here

Indian Railways Trains Rescheduled, Cancelled On Heavy Rains, Andheri Bridge Collapse. Details Here

Indian Railway's western wing (Western Railway) on Tuesday cancelled or rescheduled several trains in Mumbai after Andheri bridge collapse that adversely hit the train services in the state capital.

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How Aging, Creaking, Crumbling Railways Is Getting A New Life

How Aging, Creaking, Crumbling Railways Is Getting A New Life

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to transform the railways is not confined to the bells and whistles such as fancy amenities in coaches.

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Indian Railways At Work! Relief For Those Passing Through Bengaluru

Indian Railways At Work! Relief For Those Passing Through Bengaluru

Indian Railways has been making big moves and that too at unheard of speeds. The latest work done ranks as a big achievement.

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Southern Railway To Run Tambaram- Tirunelveli Special Train

Southern Railway To Run Tambaram- Tirunelveli Special Train

The Southern Railway will run a special fare special train from Tambaram to Tirunelveli on July 6 to clear the extra rush of passengers.

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Strategically Important Tawang District To Get A Railway Line At An Altitude Of 10,000 Feet

Strategically Important Tawang District To Get A Railway Line At An Altitude Of 10,000 Feet

Bhalukpung-Tenga-Tawang line at a height of 10,000 feet has been planned by Indian Railways, Financial Express has reported. The new line will considerably reduce the travel time to Tawang because of this Railway line.

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Foot-over-bridge Connecting Elphinstone-Parel Stations Becomes Operational

Foot-over-bridge Connecting Elphinstone-Parel Stations Becomes Operational

Suburban train commuters at the Elphinstone Road-Parel stations here got a big relief as the Western Railway on Wednesday threw open a 73-metre-long foot-over bridge (FOB).

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