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December 17, 2018, Monday

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BEST to get smart meters to track power consumption

Best to get smart meters to track power consumption

Best is set to replace three lakh electricity meters of low-end residential consumers and one lakh high-end users in the island city with hi-tech smart meters.

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Delay in tariff increase, higher coal prices keep CESC muted in Q1

Delay in tariff increase, higher coal prices keep CESC muted in Q1

Delay in regulatory approvals to hike tariff and predominant higher coal prices in the spot auctions hurt CESC’s income as well as its profitability which remained muted in the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year.

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Rain hits power generation in Himachal Pradesh’s two main hydel stations

Rain hits power generation in Himachal Pradesh’s two main hydel stations

Heavy rain across the state in the last 24 hours disrupted power generation in two main hydel projects — 1,500 megawatt Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric station and 1,091 megawatt Karcham Wangtoo hydro plant in tribal Kinnaur district.

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Panel to discuss wind power transmission schemes today

Panel to discuss wind power transmission schemes today

The national committee on transmission is expected to take a call on Friday on the proposed Rs 393-crore schemes to improve electricity evacuation infrastructure in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

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India lost 2 lakh jobs due to dumping of Chinese solar panels: Parliament Panel

India lost 2 lakh jobs due to dumping of Chinese solar panels: Parliament Panel

Dumping of Chinese solar panels in India, once a major exporter of the product, is estimated to have cost 2 lakh jobs, a parliamentary panel said and asked the commerce department to properly implement its probing arm DGAD's suggestions on cheap imports from China.

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Many Tamil Nadu power projects in limbo

Many Tamil Nadu power projects in limbo

Several renewable and non-renewable projects in Tamil Nadu have either been delayed or are non-starters. Thermal projects like North Chennai, Uppur and Udangudi with a capacity generation of several thousand MW are nowhere near their scheduled date of commissioning. They were scheduled to be completed between 2019 and 2021.

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Lenders may finalise deals to sell stressed power assets within 10 days

Lenders may finalise deals to sell stressed power assets within 10 days

Banks are set to finalise deals for about a dozen stressed power projects with more than 13,000 mw capacity within the next 10 days even if they have to take steep haircut, people familiar with the development said.

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Coal India may limit supply to power plants with large stock

Coal India may limit supply to power plants with large stock

State-owned Coal India is exploring the possibility of restricting fuel supplies to power plants saddled with large stocks but operating at low capacity utilisation.

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Hyundai to drive in an electric SUV in India next year

Hyundai to drive in an electric SUV in India next year

South Korean auto major Hyundai plans to launch an electric SUV in India in the second half of next year, a top company executive said.

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India to hold top spot for economic growth but oil poses risk

India to hold top spot for economic growth but oil poses risk

India will remain the fastest-growing major economy this year supported by increased government spending ahead of next year's general election, but rising oil prices pose the biggest downside risk, a Reuters poll of economists showed.

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Adani Ports signs long-term regasification pact with GAIL for Dhamra LNG terminal

Adani Ports signs long-term regasification pact with GAIL for Dhamra LNG terminal

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s leading port infrastructure developer and part of the Adani Group, today said it had signed a long term agreement with GAIL (India) Ltd,

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Petrol, diesel price on 27th July 2018: Check out rates in metro cities

Petrol, diesel price on 27th July 2018: Check out rates in metro cities

Petrol prices were unchanged for the third day while diesel prices were reduced in four metro cities applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 27th July 2018.

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Indian Oil shuts 40,000-bpd crude unit at Haldia plant after small fire - company source

Indian Oil shuts 40,000-bpd crude unit at Haldia plant after small fire - company source

Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner, has shut a 40,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) crude unit at its 150,000-bpd Haldia refinery on the east coast after a minor fire, a company source said on Friday.

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Crude oil futures down on overseas cues

Crude oil futures down on overseas cues

Crude oil prices slipped by 0.38 per cent to Rs 4,782 per barrel in futures trading today as speculators cut down bets amid weak global cues.

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CNG: Government’s green money spinner

CNG: Government’s green money spinner

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he can't tax milk and Mercedes (cars) at the same slab. He probably meant that buyers of Mercedes will have to be taxed more as these cars are bought by the rich whereas milk is more plebian that needs to be made affordable with a lower tax.

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Indian Oil says no to unified tariffs for gas transmission

Indian Oil says no to unified tariffs for gas transmission

State-run refiner Indian Oil Corp has opposed natural gas firm GAIL’s pitch for a unified tariff for its pipelines, saying such a move would raise input cost for its three refineries by Rs 1,000 crore and only help operators of old liquefied natural gas terminals and pipelines.

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Indian Oil opposes GAIL's unified tariff pitch for gas transmission: Report

Indian Oil opposes GAIL's unified tariff pitch for gas transmission: Report

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has opposed natural gas firm GAIL's pitch for a unified tariff for its pipelines, according to a report by The Economic Times.

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Eastern Freeway to Metro! Mumbai’s rapid infrastructure strides amidst traffic woes

Eastern Freeway to Metro! Mumbai’s rapid infrastructure strides amidst traffic woes

The maximum city, as is obvious to the naked eye, is undergoing an overhaul at the moment. With the number of bridges being built, metro lines being put up and infrastructure being spruced up in general, one cannot help but wonder if, in times to come

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Shatabdi trains to get new coaches with automatic doors, modular toilets

Shatabdi trains to get new coaches with automatic doors, modular toilets

Come September, Indian Railways will roll out its first self-propelled, semi-high speed, engine-less train, code-named "Train 18" (named after the year in which it is being manufactured). Built under 'Make in India',

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IRCTC Scam: Delhi court reserves order on whether summon Lalu Prasad Yadav as an accused

IRCTC Scam: Delhi court reserves order on whether summon Lalu Prasad Yadav as an accused

A Delhi court today reserved for July 30 its order on whether to summon RJD supremo and former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav as accused in a case related to alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.

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Like in planes, Indian Railways staff to carry thrash bags for waste disposal after meals

Like in planes, Indian Railways staff to carry thrash bags for waste disposal after meals

Like flight attendants, railway catering staff will now carry trash bags to collect waste from passengers in all trains after meals, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has instructed officials.

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Relax stay on road expansion: National Highway Authority of India to HC

Relax stay on road expansion: National Highway Authority of India to HC

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Thursday moved two applications in the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court, praying for relaxing the stay on expanding width of NH-44 passing through Kanhan and also to fill up potholes on the existing road.

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Coming, yet another greenfield highway from Chennai to Chittoor

Coming, yet another greenfield highway from Chennai to Chittoor

Amidst all the hue and cry over the Chennai-Salem greenfield expressway project, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is proposing to lay another new six-lane greenfield highway from Thatchur near Chennai to Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.

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Yogi Govt Recommends CBI Probe in Yamuna Expressway Multi-crore Scam

Yogi Govt Recommends CBI Probe in Yamuna Expressway Multi-crore Scam

The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe in the purchase of land in Mathura for Yamuna Expressway project, said reports on Friday. The government has sent a reference to the Ministry of Personnel, Pension and Public Grievance for the same.

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Cube Highways in talks for India’s longest road tunnel

Cube Highways in talks for India’s longest road tunnel

Infrastructure company Cube Highways has begun talks with IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) to acquire the latter’s 9.2-km Chenani-Nashri road tunnel project in Jammu & Kashmir, two people aware of the development said.

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