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October 16, 2018, Tuesday

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Average spot power price jumped to Rs 4.69 per unit in September

Average spot power price jumped to Rs 4.69 per unit in September

Average spot power price surged 41 per cent in September to Rs 4.69 per unit as compared to Rs 3.34 per unit in August this year at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), mainly due to higher demand, coal shortage and lower wind as well as hydro power generation.

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First Load Of Fly Ash Successfully Reaches Pandu Port From NTPC Kahalgaon

First Load Of Fly Ash Successfully Reaches Pandu Port From NTPC Kahalgaon

The first load of Fly Ash reached Pandu Port in Assam on September 30, 2018, successfully transporting Fly Ash from NTPC Kahalgaon in Bihar. NTPC along with team of Inland Waterways Authority of India

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‘Ek’ In India: To Boost Green Ventures, Himachal Offers Entrepreneurs Land At Re 1 Per Square Metre

‘Ek’ In India: To Boost Green Ventures, Himachal Offers Entrepreneurs Land At Re 1 Per Square Metre

Himachal Pradesh, a hill state, has vast potential for generating renewable energy. The state government is looking for investors to tap into this vast potential so that it could be a win-win situation for both the state as well as the investors.

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Wind power too adds to warming

Wind power too adds to warming

Wind turbines, designed as an alternative to fossil fuels, still contribute to climate change due to the way they redistribute heat and moisture in the atmosphere, according to a study published on Thursday.

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Four metro stations in Chennai go solar, to cut costs by Rs 6 lakh

Four metro stations in Chennai go solar, to cut costs by Rs 6 lakh

From lights to air-conditioners and even trains, everything at four underground metro stations will now be operated on solar power. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has commissioned a 103kWp (kilowattpeak) capacity rooftop

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Oil prices mark weekly gain ahead of Iran sanctions

Oil prices mark weekly gain ahead of Iran sanctions

Crude futures steadied on Friday after climbing to four-year highs earlier this week, and both Brent and U.S. crude marked weekly gains ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 1 cent to settle 

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Amarinder Refuses To Sing Jaitley’s Tune; Says ‘No’ To Cut In Fuel Prices As It Will Hit State’s Revenues

Amarinder Refuses To Sing Jaitley’s Tune; Says ‘No’ To Cut In Fuel Prices As It Will Hit State’s Revenues

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday (October 4) announced the Centre’s decision to cut the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.5 and Re 1 respectively. He also informed the states to cut similar tariffs by reducing VAT on fuel.

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Fuel under GST to affect states' revenue: Chief Ministers

Fuel under GST to affect states' revenue: Chief Ministers

Opposing the idea of bringing fuel products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), three Chief Ministers from different political parties on Saturday said it would have a negative impact on their revenue collection.

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Jaitley accuses opposition of hypocrisy on oil prices

Jaitley accuses opposition of hypocrisy on oil prices

Attacking the opposition parties over their stance on the high oil prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his "reluctant allies" of only committing to tweets and media statements on the issue

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Fuel prices witness fresh hike

Fuel prices witness fresh hike

Two days after the Central government provided relief to citizens by announcing reduction of fuel prices all over the country, petrol and diesel prices have witnessed a fresh hike on Saturday.

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Petrol, diesel price cut: India's biggest private fuel retailer announces good news

Petrol, diesel price cut: India's biggest private fuel retailer announces good news

India's biggest private fuel retailer Nayara Energy, formerly known as Essar Oil, will join state-owned oil companies in subsidising petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre, its chief executive B Anand said Friday.

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India to keep buying Iranian oil despite US sanctions: Sources

India to keep buying Iranian oil despite US sanctions: Sources

India will buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, two industry sources said, indicating the world's third-biggest oil importer will continue purchasing crude from the Islamic republic despite US sanctions coming into force on Nov. 4.

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Train bio-toilets set to be stink-free, new pumps to clean tanks in 10 mins

Train bio-toilets set to be stink-free, new pumps to clean tanks in 10 mins

Soon, passengers on long-distance trains won’t have to worry about stinking bio-toilets, as railways has developed an extractor that can clean sewage tanks in 10 minutes. The machines are under field trials at WR’s Mumbai Central & Bandra terminus depots.

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To Cater To Dusshera Rush, Special Trains Between Bengaluru-Karwar Announced Ahead Of Festival

To Cater To Dusshera Rush, Special Trains Between Bengaluru-Karwar Announced Ahead Of Festival

Indian Railways has announced that it will be operating special trains between Bengaluru and the coastal city of Karwar in order to clear the inflow of extra passengers during the festive seasons for Dusshera.

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IRCTC hotel-for-land scam case: Delhi court grants Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav bail

IRCTC hotel-for-land scam case: Delhi court grants Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav bail

Delhi’s Patiala House Court Saturday granted interim bail to former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi, her son and former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and the other accused in the IRCTC land scam case.

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All unmanned level crossings to go by year-end: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

All unmanned level crossings to go by year-end: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asserted that the entire rail network will be unmanned level crossing-free by December. The railways would also complete the Dedicated Freight Corridor by the end of 2020 which would ease the rail traffic, he said.

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