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October 16, 2018, Tuesday

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Before erecting new thermal units, look to buy stressed ones, Niti Aayog tells state hydel firms

Before erecting new thermal units, look to buy stressed ones, Niti Aayog tells state hydel firms

Niti Aayog has advised that two state-owned hydel firms, SJVN and THDC India, could first look to buy stressed thermal power assets before taking up construction of new coal-based power capacities.

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India spot power price increases 39% YoY in July

India spot power price increases 39% YoY in July

Both the price and demand for spot power increased in India in July this year compared to the same month of 2017, but were down from June due to the arrival of monsoon, India’s largest power exchange said.

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US urges Supreme Court to reverse order in Tata plant suit

US urges Supreme Court to reverse order in Tata plant suit

The Donald Trump administration has urged the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse a lower court order on the Tata Mundra Power Plant in Gujarat funded by a financial wing of the World Bank, arguing that the US-based International Finance Corporation (IFC) enjoys absolute immunity.

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No Chinese mining operations in Arunachal Pradesh: Government

No Chinese mining operations in Arunachal Pradesh: Government

The government today said China was not carrying out any mining operations in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the border state is an "integral" and "inalienable" part of India.

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SECI okays lowest solar auction bid, cancels rest

SECI okays lowest solar auction bid, cancels rest

Solar Energy Corporation of India, the nodal agency for implementing National Solar Mission, has cancelled all but the lowest priced projects allotted in its mega solar auction held on July 13, multiple people familiar with the development told ET.

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Government may tweak solar tender linked to manufacturing

Government may tweak solar tender linked to manufacturing

The government may scale down the manufacturing component in manufacturing-linked solar tender to around 3 gigawatts, fearing developers may quote high tariffs that will make it unviable for distribution companies to buy power from these projects, people aware of the development said.

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Coal clogs up Indian ports as railways, car shortage slows deliveries

Coal clogs up Indian ports as railways, car shortage slows deliveries

India’s harbors have become clogged up with coal as imports to power an expanding economy outpace railroad capacity to transfer the fuel to consumers.

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Forget cash or card, soon your thumb would be enough to pay at petrol pumps

Forget cash or card, soon your thumb would be enough to pay at petrol pumps

Soon, you won't have to carry any cash, card or mobile phone to pay for fuel at petrol pumps. Your thumb would be enough for payment at the petrol pump. According to a Dainik Jagran report, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCLNSE -0.09 %) has tied up with Oxigen Micro Agency and IDFC bank to roll out the facility at its fuel stations.

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India plans to set up LNG terminal in Myanmar

India plans to set up LNG terminal in Myanmar

India is planning to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Myanmar as it looks to expand energy diplomacy in its neighbourhood, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

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Government to appeal against arbitration ruling on Reliance-ONGC dispute

Government to appeal against arbitration ruling on Reliance-ONGC dispute

India will appeal against a ruling by an international tribunal in favour of Reliance IndustriesNSE 0.19 % Ltd and its international partners in a dispute over gas migration from fields operated by state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd.

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

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

Petrol and Diesel prices were raised in four metro cities applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 3rd August 2018. Petrol prices were hiked by 7 paise in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai respectively while in Kolkata petrol prices were hiked by 9 paise.

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Niti Aayog may test-drive plan to run petrol cars on 15% methanol

Niti Aayog may test-drive plan to run petrol cars on 15% methanol

Niti Aayog will soon pilot a cabinet note that seeks to make it mandatory for passenger vehicles to run on petrol blended with 15% methanol.

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OPINION: How DBT can improve subsidy payout and remove fake transactions

OPINION: How DBT can improve subsidy payout and remove fake transactions

Over the past year, at least 12 citizens in Jharkhand have reportedly succumbed to hunger caused by a denial of direct benefit transfer (DBT)-linked public distribution system (PDS) rations, social security pensions and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) payments.

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GST on petroleum products only after revenue stabilises: Sushil Modi

GST on petroleum products only after revenue stabilises: Sushil Modi

Bihar deputy chief minister and GST council’s member Sushil Modi on Thursday said the that council can think of bringing the petroleum products under the new tax regime only after the monthly revenue target of Rs 1 lakh crore is achieved.

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Delhi Metro launches electric vehicles to boost last mile connectivity for metro stations

Delhi Metro launches electric vehicles to boost last mile connectivity for metro stations

To boost the last mile connectivity in metro stations in Delhi, Dwarka, Gurgaon and Faridabad, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation along with SmartE, a startup that operates India’s largest electric vehicle fleet have expanded its operations in the capital.

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6 pc increase in digital booking of reserved train tickets: Min

6 pc increase in digital booking of reserved train tickets: Min

The share of railway tickets booked using digital modes of payment increased to 66 per cent of the total reserved tickets in 2017-18 from 60 per cent in 2016-17, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha today.

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Indian Railways Concession Rules For Students, Youths And Farmers Explained Here/

Indian Railways Concession Rules For Students, Youths And Farmers Explained Here/

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation) offers concessions on senior citizen tickets in online mode. For offline mode, Indian Railways offers concessions on ticket prices to 53 different categories.

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Delhi Metro acted against consultant for airport metro lapses: Govt

Delhi Metro acted against consultant for airport metro lapses: Govt

Delhi Metro authorities have taken action against the consultant and engineers involved in executing the Airport Express Metro Line for alleged lapses, including providing 'unfit' track fittings for the project, the government told Rajya Sabha today.

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Indian Railways to introduce 200 new rail lines; check here the state-wise list of the ongoing projects

Indian Railways to introduce 200 new rail lines; check here the state-wise list of the ongoing projects

New Indian Railways lines: Big boost for railway connectivity! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is working on around 200 new railway lines across the network. At present, the upcoming railway lines across the nation are in different stages of execution.

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IRCTC launches tour package to Mahatma Gandhi's birth place

IRCTC launches tour package to Mahatma Gandhi's birth place

The Indian Railways has launched a special tour package to Mahatma Gandhi's birth place, Porbandar in Gujarat, to showcase his life, days after it announced two Ramayana Circuit trains for visiting places associated with the Hindu epic.

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Happy journey! How Indian Railways is upgrading passenger travel experience across all types of trains

Happy journey! How Indian Railways is upgrading passenger travel experience across all types of trains

Train passengers have reason to be happy! Indian Railways train journeys are set to see much better days ahead as the national transporter looks to upgrade its coaches across all classes of travel

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Bengaluru e-way to get linked to Chennai

Bengaluru e-way to get linked to Chennai

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to connect the proposed Bangalore-Chennai Expressway (BCE) that ends at Sriperumbudur with the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway at Maduravoyal.

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