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December 14, 2018, Friday

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Goa govt to launch tender for solar-powered ferry service soon

Goa govt to launch tender for solar-powered ferry service soon

The river navigation department (RND) is gearing up to add new ferries to its fleet. While three new ferries will ply on the existing routes, the government is also seeking bids to launch the state’s first solar-powered ferry service.

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India's surging coal imports driven by captive power users

India's surging coal imports driven by captive power users

India’s coal imports appear headed for another strong month in August, raising the question as to why the usually cost-sensitive market hasn’t scaled back purchases given a surge in prices to the highest in nearly seven years.

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Foreign locomotive majors run into input tax issues, seek refund

Foreign locomotive majors run into input tax issues, seek refund

Global locomotive manufacturers such as GE, Alstom and Bombardier, which have invested billions of dollars under the Make in India programme of the railways, have lobbied the finance ministry over challenges they are facing under the goods and services tax (GST) regime.

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CEA working on optimizing power system cost for 2030

CEA working on optimizing power system cost for 2030

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has undertaken a study to ascertain the cheapest power mix in 2030, its Chairman Pankaj Batra said.

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SECI Issues Solar Tender for 250 MW of Projects to be Developed in Maharashtra

SECI Issues Solar Tender for 250 MW of Projects to be Developed in Maharashtra

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the setting up of 250 MW (50 MWx5) of grid connected solar PV power projects in Dondaicha Solar Park (Phase – I), located in Dondaicha of Dhule district

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The dawn of EV charging in India

The dawn of EV charging in India

No infrastructure. Low demand. Apathetic government. In the middle of this wilderness, a handful of companies are investing in building electric-vehicle charging stations in India. We bring you a ground report.

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Solar-powered by Pavagada, Karnataka tops green energy list

Solar-powered by Pavagada, Karnataka tops green energy list

There is a change in fortunes — for the better — for the people of Pavagada taluk, Tumakuru district, about 180km from India’s IT-BT-start-up capital of Bengaluru.

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Coal India gains 3% as govt aims to raise Rs 10,000-12,000 cr via stake sale

Coal India gains 3% as govt aims to raise Rs 10,000-12,000 cr via stake sale

Coal India share price climbed 3 percent intraday Monday after reports indicated that the government is planning to sell some minority stake in the company.

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Government bets on power sector to meet divestment target

Government bets on power sector to meet divestment target

With a strategic sale of public sector companies such as Air India (AI), Hindustan Copper and Mecon off the table until next summer’s general elections, the government is eyeing state-run players in the power sector to replicate the ONGC-HPCL model to buy out its stake and also contribute to the “disinvestment” kitty.

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Crude oil dips on concerns of slowing economic growth

Crude oil dips on concerns of slowing economic growth

Oil prices dipped on Monday as concerns over slowing economic growth weighed on markets. International Brent crude oil futures were at $71.78 per barrel at 0019 GMT, down 5 cents from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 4 cents, at $65.87 per barrel.

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ONGC not to sell stake in IOC, GAIL in near future; repays close to third of Rs 24,881 cr loan to buy HPCL

ONGC not to sell stake in IOC, GAIL in near future; repays close to third of Rs 24,881 cr loan to buy HPCL

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) will not sell its stake in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and GAIL (India) Ltd in the near future as it has used internal resources to repay close to a third of the Rs 24,881 crore loan it had taken to buy Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Vedanta to invest $2.3 billion in 'near term' on oil and gas

Vedanta to invest $2.3 billion in 'near term' on oil and gas

Vedanta Limited has said it will be investing USD 2.3 billion towards capital expenditure on its oil and gas activities in the "near term" to increase the reserve base by around 375 million barrels.

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Petrol, diesel price on 20th August 2018: Check out rates in metro cities

Petrol, diesel price on 20th August 2018: Check out rates in metro cities

Petrol and Diesel prices were hiked in four metro cities, applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 20th August 2018. On Monday, petrol prices were hiked by 9 paise in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and 10 paise in Chennai. While diesel prices were hiked by 12 paise in Delhi and Kolkata and 13 paise in Mumbai and Chennai.

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How an Iraqi election compounded India's Iranian oil problem

How an Iraqi election compounded India's Iranian oil problem

The Trump administration's sanctions on Iran will come into effect in November, and, as a consequence, India is preparing to cut down its oil imports from Iran. However, there's another reason why New Delhi cannot cut its ties with Iran -- Iraqi oil.

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Mumbai AC local train a hit! Now, car users switch to air-conditioned service to beat traffic

Mumbai AC local train a hit! Now, car users switch to air-conditioned service to beat traffic

As per the data obtained from the Indian Railways, nearly 25,000 regular passengers on Western Railway’s Mumbai suburban section, who earlier held season passes for travelling in the first class compartments, have recently switched to travelling by the AC local, according to an IE report.

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Kerala floods: Indian Railways services partially restored; check the list of trains still cancelled today

Kerala floods: Indian Railways services partially restored; check the list of trains still cancelled today

Train services in Kerala: Big relief for Indian Railways passengers in Kerala! For the past few days, several train services of Indian Railways were impacted due to floods, continuous heavy rainfall and landslips in the southern state of Kerala.

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Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Metro deadline extended to September

Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Metro deadline extended to September

The Delhi Metro has once again extended the deadline for Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Metro for use, to September now. This part of the Pink Line was scheduled to be opened in August as per a previous plan. It is, however, likely to become operational for commercial use by mid-September only.

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Train Services Restored in Flood-hit Ernakulam District

Train Services Restored in Flood-hit Ernakulam District

Railways restored passenger and express train services in the flood-hit Ernakulam district after "early completion of work in the division". The rise in water level in Periyar had a major impact on the flood situation with waters marooning many houses and commercial establishments in Aluva, Paravur and Perumbavoor.

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Trains will not be operational soon: Railways

Trains will not be operational soon: Railways

Mangaluru-Bengaluru train services cancelled due to damage to railway tracks in the ghat section may take several days to restore, according to officials of Southern Western Railway.

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Encroachments: NHAI told to give report in 6 weeks

Encroachments: NHAI told to give report in 6 weeks

On the issue of encroachments along national highways, the Himachal Pradesh high court has directed the competent authorities, both National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the state government, to remove encroachments over highways and submit compliance report within six weeks.

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