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December 17, 2018, Monday

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Kalpakkam fast breeder reactor may achieve criticality in 2019

Kalpakkam fast breeder reactor may achieve criticality in 2019

The country's first indigenously developed 500-megawatt (mw) prototype fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu is expected to achieve criticality next year, a senior official said.

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India engages with US to ensure energy security amid Iran sanctions

India engages with US to ensure energy security amid Iran sanctions

India is engaged with the United States and other stakeholders to ensure its energy security and national interest, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday, as Washington is set to tighten sanctions on Iran’s oil and banking sector.

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Tata Power launches its Voice BOT Tina

Tata Power launches its Voice BOT Tina

Tata Power today launched its Voice BOT Tina, thus becoming the first utility in India to offer such a service to its customers.

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Delhi to save big on electricity bills? Over 2,000 solar rooftop connections expected by year-end, says BSES

Delhi to save big on electricity bills? Over 2,000 solar rooftop connections expected by year-end, says BSES

Taking to solar energy in a big way, the number of solar connections in Delhi is expected to cross 2,000 by year-end. A report by power distribution company BSES said that 1,077 rooftop solar connections with a sanctioned solar load of more than 40MW have been energised in Delhi to date.

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Primary aluminium producers are facing severe coal crisis: AAI

Primary aluminium producers are facing severe coal crisis: AAI

A sharp fall in availability of coal has left aluminium producers having captive plants with no option but to import the dry fuel, thereby sharply increasing the cost of production, an industry body has said. "Primary aluminium producers are facing severe coal crisis.

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India Grid Trust - Proposed Amalgamation Of Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited (SPGVL), The Sponsor And Project Manager Of Indigrid With Sterlite Power Transmission Limited ("SPTL").

India Grid Trust - Proposed Amalgamation Of Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited (SPGVL), The Sponsor And Project Manager Of Indigrid With Sterlite Power Transmission Limited ("SPTL").

Intimation with respect to proposed amalgamation of Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited (SPGVL), the sponsor and project manager of IndiGrid with Sterlite Power Transmission Limited ("SPTL").

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Coal India supplies 30% more coal to Tamil Nadu for meeting demand

Coal India supplies 30% more coal to Tamil Nadu for meeting demand

Coal India has decided to supply 16 goods train full of coal to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation every day as demand for power in the state has increased.

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Government may ask RBI to classify renewable energy projects under priority sector lending

Government may ask RBI to classify renewable energy projects under priority sector lending

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is expected to write to RBI, seeking to bring renewable energy projects under priority sector lending, senior officials said.

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SoftBank's plan to make solar parks with IL&FS Energy falls through: report

SoftBank's plan to make solar parks with IL&FS Energy falls through: report

Japanese banker SoftBank’s plan to build solar parks in a tie-up with IL&FS Energy has fallen through and no joint venture is in sight, reported Business Standard.

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Power sector NPA woes: Bankers to meet Thursday to discuss ways to resolve Rs 1.4 lakh crore debt

Power sector NPA woes: Bankers to meet Thursday to discuss ways to resolve Rs 1.4 lakh crore debt

Lenders to India’s power industry are scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss ways to resolve 1.4 trillion rupees ($19.2 billion) of stressed assets that’s hobbling the sector, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Chennai Petroleum cancels Iran oil imports

Chennai Petroleum cancels Iran oil imports

India's Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United States against Iran go into effect, three sources familiar with the issue said.

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India to settle payments for Iranian oil using rupees starting November

India to settle payments for Iranian oil using rupees starting November

India will settle payments for Iranian oil using rupees through local banks starting in November as US sanctions will make it difficult to settle trades through European banks, two industry sources said on Thursday.

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Ratnagiri refinery project: 4-member panel tasked with winning over opponents

Ratnagiri refinery project: 4-member panel tasked with winning over opponents

The promoters of Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd have tasked a four-member panel led by former IAS officer DM Sukhtankar to win over those opposing the world’s biggest oil refinery and petrochemical plant planned at Ratnagiri

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Maharashtra may hike liquor price so as to cut taxes on petrol, diesel: Official

Maharashtra may hike liquor price so as to cut taxes on petrol, diesel: Official

The Maharashtra government is considering increasing excise duty on Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL), so as to create some fiscal space for slashing the tax on petrol and diesel, an official said Wednesday.

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Indians turn AC off, switch to cycle as they try to cope with fuel prices

Indians turn AC off, switch to cycle as they try to cope with fuel prices

Many Indians are switching off air conditioners in cars and going to gas pumps across state borders in a bid to save money, as petrol prices across the country hover at record-high levels.

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India will resist American pressure on complying with Iranian sanctions: US Report

India will resist American pressure on complying with Iranian sanctions: US Report

India is likely to resist the American pressure on complying with the reimposed Iranian sanctions as it has been a traditional policy of New Delhi to enforce only UNSC-authorised sanctions, a Congressional report has told lawmakers.

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As petrol prices sky-rocket, Indians look for ways to ease the pain

As petrol prices sky-rocket, Indians look for ways to ease the pain

Many Indians are switching off air conditioners in cars and going to gas pumps across state borders in a bid to save money, as petrol prices across the country hover at record-high levels.

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PM Modi boards Delhi Metro to travel from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka

PM Modi boards Delhi Metro to travel from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka

Going to lay the foundation stone for an international trade centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday travelled in Delhi Metro`s Airport Express Line from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka and back.

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Northern Railway's Delhi division mulls installing CCTV cameras at manned level crossings

Northern Railway's Delhi division mulls installing CCTV cameras at manned level crossings

The Delhi division of Northern Railway is mulling installation of CCTV cameras at all its manned level crossings, sources said days after a gateman's hands were hacked by three motorcycle-borne men at a crossing.

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Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station to be major transit hub

Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station to be major transit hub

The Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station on the Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar Pink corridor of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 will be one of the Metro network’s major transit hubs as the station would provide direct connectivity with the Hazrat Nizamuddi

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Tea and coffee served in trains to cost Rs 10 after rate hike by Railways

Tea and coffee served in trains to cost Rs 10 after rate hike by Railways

Get ready to shell out more for tea and coffee while travelling by trains as the Indian Railways has revised the rate from Rs 7 to Rs 10. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) issued the order after reviewing the tariff and menu of meals on board.

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What brings 1000 farmers in court against Modi's pet bullet train project

What brings 1000 farmers in court against Modi's pet bullet train project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launched the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train in September 2017. Ground work for the project began in December 2017.

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