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January 23, 2019, Wednesday

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Himachal CM bats for reliable power transmission for hills

Himachal CM bats for reliable power transmission for hills

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday favoured a separate strategy to develop cost-effective and reliable power transmission for the hilly areas to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

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India Expected To Achieve 100% Household Electrification By End Of This Year

India Expected To Achieve 100% Household Electrification By End Of This Year

A total of eight States have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya namely Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, J&K, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal.

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Tuticorin anti-Sterlite protests: CBI books Tamil Nadu police, Revenue department for firing at protesters

Tuticorin anti-Sterlite protests: CBI books Tamil Nadu police, Revenue department for firing at protesters

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered a case against Tamil Nadu police and revenue department for firing at anti-Sterlite protestors, who were demanding a ban on Sterlite Industries, in the wake of concerns of pollution in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin.

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Uttar Pradesh to Soon Begin Installation of Smart Meters in Partnership with EESL

Uttar Pradesh to Soon Begin Installation of Smart Meters in Partnership with EESL

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL) regarding the rollout of smart meters in the state.

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Govt plans NTPC OFS in December

Govt plans NTPC OFS in December

The government is planning to sell at least 3.25 per cent stake in power producer NTPC in December, which will help garner Rs 3,800 crore to the exchequer. The Cabinet had earlier approved disinvestment of 10 per cent stake in NTPC

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Delhi’s Residential Solar Program Offers Guaranteed Payment Security to Installers

Delhi’s Residential Solar Program Offers Guaranteed Payment Security to Installers

The Delhi government recently approved the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program to give the necessary and required impetus to solar power and its adoption in Delhi. This program will apply to domestic (residential) sector consumers in Delhi.

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Adani Enterprises to start work in Oz mine, shares surge nearly 8%

Adani Enterprises to start work in Oz mine, shares surge nearly 8%

Adani Enterprises shares surged as much as 7.67 per cent to Rs 169.95 on BSE in Thursday's session, their highest in over 6 weeks.

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Inox Wind to launch 3-MW turbine in India under new deal with AMSC

Inox Wind to launch 3-MW turbine in India under new deal with AMSC

Indian wind turbine maker Inox Wind Ltd (BOM:539083) will launch at home a 3-MW turbine especially suitable for low wind regimes as a result of an exclusive agreement with US energy-tech company AMSC (NASDAQ:AMSC).

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India under pressure to upgrade nuclear arsenal as major powers expedite modernisation plans in edgy world order

India under pressure to upgrade nuclear arsenal as major powers expedite modernisation plans in edgy world order

When the most powerful nation on earth feels that the threats it faces are increasing, it touches off dangerous eddies that can destablise global security. The United States has signalled that this is, indeed, the case.

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Adani presses ahead with controversial coal mine in Australia by self-financing

Adani presses ahead with controversial coal mine in Australia by self-financing

Indian energy giant Adani announced on Thursday that it will self-finance its controversial coal mine in Australia and major works on the "scaled back" project will start "imminently after eight years of court challenges from environmental activists and delayed approvals.

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200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Kerala under IPP Mode

200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Kerala under IPP Mode

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has approved the petition filed by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) seeking its nod for 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Kerala on Independent Power Producer (IPP) mode.

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Lenders may invite fresh bids for Jhabua power plant sale

Lenders may invite fresh bids for Jhabua power plant sale

Lenders to Jhabua Power Ltd may call fresh bids for the company after attempts to sell it to industrial gas manufacturer Goyal MG Gases Pvt. Ltd failed to make headway, three people aware of the development said.

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UAE downplays fuel shortage concern, says it has strongly stood with India to cover deficit

UAE downplays fuel shortage concern, says it has strongly stood with India to cover deficit

The UAE odownplayed India's concerns about rising fuel prices and possible oil shortage after the six-month US relief to stop import of Iranian oil by New Delhi ends, saying the emirate and Saudi Arabia have stood very strongly with India to cover the deficit in the past.

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Petrol price goes below Rs 74 mark in Delhi, diesel wipes off all hike

Petrol price goes below Rs 74 mark in Delhi, diesel wipes off all hike

Petrol price on Wednesday fell below Rs 74 per litre mark for the first time since April as the six-week-long price reduction spree wiped off all of the massive price hikes witnessed in petrol and diesel rates earlier this year.

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GEECL to invest $2 billion in Raniganj block to tap into shale reserves

GEECL to invest $2 billion in Raniganj block to tap into shale reserves

London-listed Coal Bed Methane (CBM) producer Great Eastern Energy Corporation (GEECL) today announced it plans to invest $2 billion in its Raniganj (South) block to exploit shale reserves.

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Oil PSUs to allot 65,000 petrol pumps: Why govt should focus on finding alternative to expensive fossil fuel

Oil PSUs to allot 65,000 petrol pumps: Why govt should focus on finding alternative to expensive fossil fuel

Barely 72 hours after the Centre announced it was allotting a whopping 55,649 new petrol pumps in the country, the apex body of petrol-diesel retailers plans to challenge the decision in court. A senior office-bearer of All India Petrol

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Oil ticks upward ahead of G20 summit, but US supply rise curbs gains

Oil ticks upward ahead of G20 summit, but US supply rise curbs gains

Oil prices ticked higher on Thursday on optimism that trade talks at the G20 meeting could aid the global economy and improve the demand outlook, while an increase in US crude inventories to their highest in a year curbed gains.

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Petrol cheapest in 8 months, diesel in 3 months. Today’s fuel prices in top cities

Petrol cheapest in 8 months, diesel in 3 months. Today’s fuel prices in top cities

Following regular price cuts during the last 40 days, diesel is now at its cheapest in the last 3 months while petrol price is at an 8-month low level. Petrol price was today cut down by 33 paise and diesel by 36 paise.

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BPCL, HPCL, IOC up 1-3% as crude oil prices slip below $60; Macquarie keeps buy on OMCs

BPCL, HPCL, IOC up 1-3% as crude oil prices slip below $60; Macquarie keeps buy on OMCs

Shares of oil marketing companies including BPCL, HPCL and IOC are trading 1-3 percent higher on Thursday after Brent crude oil prices dropped in the global market. Currently, Brent crude prices are trading around USD 58.97 per barrel.

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Majors back gas in power switch as a ‘bridge fuel’

Majors back gas in power switch as a ‘bridge fuel’

Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second-largest energy source after oil by 2030, as more countries seek to curb the air pollution often caused by coal-fired power plants, as demand for electricity ramps up.

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Delhi-Mumbai expressway on fast track: Haryana land acquisition completed; soon travel in just 12 hours!

Delhi-Mumbai expressway on fast track: Haryana land acquisition completed; soon travel in just 12 hours!

The Delhi-Mumbai expressway project has now gained momentum as the acquisition of land in Haryana, altogether 80 km, has been completed. This means that the final construction work of the expressway is likely to start soon!

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Big success! Indian Railways replicates ‘Plan Bee’ in UP, Uttarakhand to save elephants

Big success! Indian Railways replicates ‘Plan Bee’ in UP, Uttarakhand to save elephants

Indian Railways looks to save elephants: As elephants being mowed down by trains has been a major issue for Indian Railways’ Moradabad division, the national transporter is replicating its “highly successful” ‘Plan Bee’ model from the Northeast.

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Train 18: trials to end by December-end

Train 18: trials to end by December-end

Train 18, India's self-propelled train from the production shops of Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, taking forward 'Make in India' initiative of the Narendra Modi government, is undergoing several rounds of trials till it finally hits

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Breaking Records For Bullet Train Project: India To Issue Its Highest Valued Tender For High-Speed Rail Corridor

Breaking Records For Bullet Train Project: India To Issue Its Highest Valued Tender For High-Speed Rail Corridor

India’s bullet train project, which is being developed with Japan’s assistance, is progressing on schedule and will soon issue a tender in relation to the construction of a 508-kilometre corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, as reported by Financial Express (FE).

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No ceiling on Mumbai-Pune Expressway toll amount collection: HC told

No ceiling on Mumbai-Pune Expressway toll amount collection: HC told

There is no upper limit or a ‘cap’ on the amount of toll that can be collected from motorists on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court Wednesday.

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