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March 21, 2019, Thursday

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Punjab opposes Centre’s amendments to existing power tariff Policy

Punjab opposes Centre’s amendments to existing power tariff Policy

Punjab has put up a strong opposition against the recent proposal by Union government to pass 2018 amendments to power tariff policy under which a single tariff regime is to be introduced across the nation.

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India-UAE ties grow stronger: Energy and trade cooperation high on MEA Swaraj Swaraj’s agenda to the Emirates next week

India-UAE ties grow stronger: Energy and trade cooperation high on MEA Swaraj Swaraj’s agenda to the Emirates next week

Accompanied by a high level official delegation, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would be visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next week for the the 12th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for economic and technical cooperation.

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LGP alleges high rate of electricity tariff in UP

LGP alleges high rate of electricity tariff in UP

The Lok Gathbandhan Party (LGP) has alleged that Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation(UPPCL), which has failed in supplying electricity properly in rural areas, has also been fleecing the consumers by charging high rate of electricity in the state.

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Modi meets Saudi crown prince, stresses on stable energy prices

Modi meets Saudi crown prince, stresses on stable energy prices

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammed bin Salman here and stressed the importance of having stable and predictable energy prices.

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Biochar could be the panacea for air pollution in Delhi and nearby areas

Biochar could be the panacea for air pollution in Delhi and nearby areas

The smoke from stubble burning in fields being cleared for the wheat crop arrived punctually in Delhi a few days before Diwali, as it has every year since the 1980s. Regular satellite surveillance by the Indian Agricultural Research

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'15 states have achieved 100% household electrification'

'15 states have achieved 100% household electrification'

At least 15 states have achieved the 100% household electrification target under the Saubhagya scheme, union minister of state for power and renewable energy R K Singh said on Thursday. The addition of 8 states, including Madhya

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Phasing out coal power would benefit Indian consumers, taxpayers: Study

Phasing out coal power would benefit Indian consumers, taxpayers: Study

Renewable source of energy can provide more power in much less cost than new coal-powered power plants in India, and it costs more to run 62 per cent of the country's coal capacity than to build new renewable power generation facilities, according to a new study.

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Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a plan for the implementation of 23 GW of ultra mega solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir.

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IL&FS crisis stokes fears in Ethiopia, 7 Indian employees held hostage over unpaid wages: Report

IL&FS crisis stokes fears in Ethiopia, 7 Indian employees held hostage over unpaid wages: Report

The Ministry of External Affairs is investigating reports of seven Indian employees of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) being detained by unpaid local staff in Ethiopia.

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ArcelorMittal seeks to buy EPC Constructions at 93% discount

ArcelorMittal seeks to buy EPC Constructions at 93% discount

ArcelorMittal emerged as the sole-bidder for Essar Group firm, EPC Constructions India Ltd, with a bid of ₹500 crore, against outstanding loans of ₹7,268 crore, said two bankers aware of the bid.

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Coal scam: Delhi court holds ex-secretary HC Gupta and others guilty of corruption

Coal scam: Delhi court holds ex-secretary HC Gupta and others guilty of corruption

A Delhi court Friday held ex-coal secretary H C Gupta guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a coal scam case relating to allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal.

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Indian Oil reduces subsidised LPG cylinder price by Rs 6.5, non-subsidised by Rs 133

Indian Oil reduces subsidised LPG cylinder price by Rs 6.5, non-subsidised by Rs 133

Domestic gas consumers in India have a good news. Indian Oil corporation has announced a cut in gas cylinder prices. Country's biggest oil company announced that the price of subsidised LPG cylnder in Delhi will decrease by Rs 6.52

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Indus Towers Partners With Indian Oil Corporation to Curb Diesel Pilferage in Jaunpur

Indus Towers Partners With Indian Oil Corporation to Curb Diesel Pilferage in Jaunpur

IOCL to supply diesel to Indus' Jaunpur telecom site under 'Fuel@Doorstep' initiative Diesel to be supplied through a PESO-approved fully automated mobile dispenser

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Asia's Iran oil imports plunge to five-year low in October

Asia's Iran oil imports plunge to five-year low in October

Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia hit a five-year low in October, as China, Japan and South Korea sharply cut purchases ahead of U.S. sanctions on Tehran that took effect in early November, government and ship-tracking data showed.

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GEECL to invest $2 bn to exploit shale gas reserves

GEECL to invest $2 bn to exploit shale gas reserves

Great Eastern Energy Corp (GEECL) will invest up to USD 2 billion over the next 10 years in its Raniganj (south) block in West Bengal to exploit shale gas reserves, its chief executive Prashant Modi said.

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Speedy CNG infrastructure development in India can enable huge savings on crude oil imports: Nomura Research

Speedy CNG infrastructure development in India can enable huge savings on crude oil imports: Nomura Research

Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a leading global management consulting enterprise, says betting big on CNG will help India sharply cut down its dependence on fossil fuels for transportation purposes.

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Petrol, diesel prices cut for 9th day. Check latest rates here

Petrol, diesel prices cut for 9th day. Check latest rates here

Petrol, diesel prices were cut for the ninth straight day on Friday following which it traded near its lowest level since July 2018 in Delhi. After today's price cut, petrol became cheaper by 37-40 paise in major cities of the country

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Pradhan seeks Naveen intervention

Pradhan seeks Naveen intervention

A year after signing of agreement between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation of Odisha (IDCO) for developing a plastic park at Paradip

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Indian Railways Shri Ramayana Yatra Special Tourist Train from Rajkot; Check booking, other details

Indian Railways Shri Ramayana Yatra Special Tourist Train from Rajkot; Check booking, other details

Indian Railways new initiative to exploit untapped territory through religious tourism has fructified with the launch of Shri Ramayana Express service, which was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi with 800 passengers.

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JSPL supplies 1.32 LT rails for eastern freight corridor's Khurja to Bhadan section

JSPL supplies 1.32 LT rails for eastern freight corridor's Khurja to Bhadan section

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Friday said the company has supplied 1.32 lakh tonnes of rails for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor's 194-km New Khurja to Bhadan of section, a top company official said.

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On Its First Anniversary, Hyderabad Metro Starts Trial Runs On Ameerpet-Hi Tech City Stretch

On Its First Anniversary, Hyderabad Metro Starts Trial Runs On Ameerpet-Hi Tech City Stretch

Giving a much-anticipated access to Hitech City, the Hyderabad Metro Rail, on its first anniversary, has started trial runs on the Ameerpet-Hitech City stretch of Metro Corridor – III on Thursday (29 November), reports Times of India.

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Indian Railways gets power of eDrishti, passengers can now complain in real time about bad food, delayed trains, more

Indian Railways gets power of eDrishti, passengers can now complain in real time about bad food, delayed trains, more

For Indian Railways passengers, one more facility has been added to provide them better travel experience and that too, being heard immediately in case they find that food served is not hygienic or coaches are not cleaned or even that train

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Soon, you may enjoy underwater high-speed rail travel between Mumbai & UAE

Soon, you may enjoy underwater high-speed rail travel between Mumbai & UAE

Like London to Paris undersea high-speed rail travel, Indians may also soon enjoy underwater 'floating rail' travel between UAE's Fujairah town and Mumbai.

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Credit war in Kashmir after Centre approves railway link

Credit war in Kashmir after Centre approves railway link

Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sajad Gani Lone’s Peoples Conference and governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration on Thursday claimed credit after the Centre approved the extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up to Kupwara.

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New Tejas coaches to be rolled out today

New Tejas coaches to be rolled out today

The first set of Tejas coaches manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) of the Indian Railways will be flagged off in Chennai on Friday. The 'swanky' coaches will be inaugurated by seniors railways officials at the ICF Furnishing Division, Chennai, later in the day.

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Wonderful news for waitlisted passengers! New rule by Indian Railways to increase chances of confirmed tickets

Wonderful news for waitlisted passengers! New rule by Indian Railways to increase chances of confirmed tickets

Come January, woes of waitlisted Indian Railways passengers will end! From next year onwards, even if a railway ticket is cancelled after the train has started from its origin destination, the information will be directly sent to the TTE.

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