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October 17, 2018, Wednesday

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New industrial policy may suggest listing of power distributing companies

New industrial policy may suggest listing of power distributing companies

To bring down high power cost of the industry, the new industrial policy is likely to suggest use of Aadhaar for providing subsidised electricity to farmers and poor households and listing of distribution companies to promote transparency in their operations, sources said.

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Solar developers ask government to rethink manufacturing-linked tenders

Solar developers ask government to rethink manufacturing-linked tenders

Solar project developers have requested the government to reconsider the proposed large scale, manufacturing-linked solar power tenders, saying it would compel them to foray into equipment manufacturing, which is a completely different business requiring different skillsets.

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Private power producers allege CIL selling more coal through e-auctions

Private power producers allege CIL selling more coal through e-auctions

Private power producers have alleged that Coal India is selling increased quantities of coal through e-auctions and have sought to stop e-auction sales till the company’s supply obligations to the power sector to generate low cost power are met.

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Two mega hydropower plants in Himachal shut

Two mega hydropower plants in Himachal shut

The country's two mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh were temporarily shut down on Wednesday, owing to a rise in the level of the silt content in the Satluj river, disrupting power supply to the northern states, including New Delhi.

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India's coal imports surge in July, despite advancing prices

India's coal imports surge in July, despite advancing prices

India's coal imports appear to have surged in July and may even come close to a monthly record as it grapples with domestic transport woes and rising demand for electricity.

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Thyssenkrupp bags USD 115 million contract for power projects in UP

Thyssenkrupp bags USD 115 million contract for power projects in UP

Thyssenkrupp today said it has bagged a contract worth around USD 115 million from Doosan Power Systems India (DPSI) to supply material handling plants for two thermal power projects in Uttar Pradesh.

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There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

The connectivity between the southern grid and the power grids of other regions are adequate to meet the power transmission requirements between Tamil Nadu and other states, according to the minister for power, R. K. Singh.

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India's HPCL cancels Iran oil shipment after insurer excludes coverage

India's HPCL cancels Iran oil shipment after insurer excludes coverage

India's Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) cancelled the purchase of an Iranian oil cargo earlier this month after its insurance company refused to provide coverage for the crude because of U.S. sanctions, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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India, Vietnam can boost cooperation in oil and gas sector: V K Singh

India, Vietnam can boost cooperation in oil and gas sector: V K Singh

There is scope for India and Vietnam to deepen cooperation in the oil and gas sector despite "all the troubles" the Southeast Asian country faces, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said today, in an oblique reference to Vietnam's disputes with China.

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Indian Oil opposes unified tariff proposal for natural gas pipelines

Indian Oil opposes unified tariff proposal for natural gas pipelines

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer and among the largest operators of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products pipelines, has opposed a proposal by the downstream oil and gas regulator Petroleum Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to have unified tariff for inter-connected cross country gas pipelines.

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All families to have gas connection in Haryana by October 2: official statement

All families to have gas connection in Haryana by October 2: official statement

Non-BPL families who do not have gas connections in but are entitled to gas subsidy, may get Haryana government's assistance in getting loans from banks to get the connections, an official release said today.

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Oil rises after Saudi Arabia suspends shipments through Red Sea lane following attack

Oil rises after Saudi Arabia suspends shipments through Red Sea lane following attack

Brent crude led oil prices higher, extending gains into a third day after Saudi Arabia suspended crude shipments through a strategic Red Sea shipping lane and as data showed U.S. inventories fell to a 3-1/2 year low.

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On Iran oil crisis, India needs a long-term strategy

On Iran oil crisis, India needs a long-term strategy

US President Donald Trump’s decision to renege on the US-Iran deal had created considerable disquiet in India, given its implications on our energy security. Iran is a major exporter of petroleum to India,

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India’s new biofuel policy to amplify clean energy use

India’s new biofuel policy to amplify clean energy use

In an effort to reduce its dependence on imported oil and gas, the Indian government in May approved a national biofuels policy that allows ethanol production from damaged farm produce and other starch-containing materials such as corn, cassava and sugarcane.

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NHAI contractor ‘quits’ Rs 1K-cr key infra project on Gurugram’s MG Road

NHAI contractor ‘quits’ Rs 1K-cr key infra project on Gurugram’s MG Road

A contractor hired to construct a network of flyovers and underpasses, including a 700 metre-long underpass at MG Road, has decided to “quit the project” due to the delay in handing over a piece of land, the NHAI has said.

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Railway passengers to get SMS alert 20 minutes before their destination arrives

Railway passengers to get SMS alert 20 minutes before their destination arrives

Indian Railways is starting a destination alert facility for its reserved passengers wherein they will get an SMS alert on their mobile phone 20 minutes before the actual arrival of the destination/station.

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Railways to complete installation of environment-friendly toilets in all coaches by 2019

Railways to complete installation of environment-friendly toilets in all coaches by 2019

Indian Railways is planning to complete the project of environment-friendly bio-toilets in railway coaches by 2019, Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain has said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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CAG finds major goof ups in Indian Railways' train timings, distances

CAG finds major goof ups in Indian Railways' train timings, distances

Even before becoming a reality by 2022, the Indian Railways is apparently already running bullet trains in Uttar Pradesh.

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Railways not comparable with Airlines; not losing passengers over high-fares: MOSR

Railways not comparable with Airlines; not losing passengers over high-fares: MOSR

Railways are not comparable with airlines, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told Lok Sabha today and also denied that the national transporter was losing passengers because of high fares.

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Bengal Govt to introduce single transport card for commuters

Bengal Govt to introduce single transport card for commuters

Come Puja, and there'll be no need of having different cards for different modes of transport as the West Bengal State Transport Department is going to introduce a combined smart card.

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Piyush Goyal to inaugurate track maintenance machines today

Piyush Goyal to inaugurate track maintenance machines today

Union Minister for Railway Piyush Goyal will on Thursday inaugurate track maintenance and renewal machines, made under 'Make in India' innitiative, here.

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Karnataka CM takes steps to expedite Railway projects in the State, Suburban Rail SPV within a month

Karnataka CM takes steps to expedite Railway projects in the State, Suburban Rail SPV within a month

The state government on Wednesday said a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for implementing the suburban railway project would be formed within a month.

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