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April 20, 2019, Saturday

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76,000 premature deaths could've been prevented if India's coal power plants behaved themselves: Greenpeace

76,000 premature deaths could've been prevented if India's coal power plants behaved themselves: Greenpeace

New coal power plants in regions like Uttar Pradesh, in close proximity to 'heavily polluted' Delhi-NCR, are financially 'risky, unnecessary and pose a health risk to millions,' even as cheaper electricity is available from renewable energy, says Greenpeace India.

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National Energy Conservation Day on 14 December: Politicians urge citizens to conserve energy, preserve natural resources

National Energy Conservation Day on 14 December: Politicians urge citizens to conserve energy, preserve natural resources

National Energy Conservation Day is marked every year in India on 14 December, to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau

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India committed to ‘Reform, Perform & Transform’ Energy sector; launched series of policy reforms

India committed to ‘Reform, Perform & Transform’ Energy sector; launched series of policy reforms

Energy is a key driver of economic growth and the Government’s focus has been to bring about transformational changes in the energy landscape of India to fulfill the twin objectives of energy justice and climate justice.

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Fund Crunch Eclipses Modi’s Plan To Promote Solar Power Among Farmers

Fund Crunch Eclipses Modi’s Plan To Promote Solar Power Among Farmers

India’s plan to make farmers generate solar power and wean them away from using diesel-run water pumps hasn’t taken off. An ambitious project to generate 10,000 MW of solar power on farmlands  

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Can allow power supply to homes in IAF depot buffer zone, HC told

Can allow power supply to homes in IAF depot buffer zone, HC told

The central government has agreed to allow temporary power connections to Gurugram residents living in the restricted zone around the IAF depot. The Centre, however, has made it clear that the power connections can be allowed

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NTPC faces protest heat in Odisha's Kaniha plant

NTPC faces protest heat in Odisha's Kaniha plant

Maintenance work on the ash pond of NTPC-Kaniha has been hit due to the stir by Derenge villagers for the last two days.NTPC officials fear that if the agitation continues for a few more days, release of slurry into the ash pond may be

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UP agency to face music if power bill doesn’t reach consumer on time

UP agency to face music if power bill doesn’t reach consumer on time

UP Power Corporation will now penalize agencies if consumer doesn’t get the electricity bill on time. Corporation MD and chief secretary (Power) Alok Singh gave the directions at a high-level meeting on Wednesday.

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RIL plans to expand Jamnagar refinery capacity to 41 MT from 35.2 MT

RIL plans to expand Jamnagar refinery capacity to 41 MT from 35.2 MT

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) is looking at expanding the production capacity of it’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) refinery at Gujarat’s Jamnagar to 41 million tonne per annum (MTPA) from the present 35.2

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ONGC board to consider share buyback on Dec 20

ONGC board to consider share buyback on Dec 20

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Friday said its board will consider buyback of company shares at a meeting on December 20.

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Diesel prices fall to lowest this fiscal year

Diesel prices fall to lowest this fiscal year

Petrol prices were kept changed today while diesel prices were cut by 7-8 paise a litre in top cities. Petrol retailed at Rs 70.29 in Delhi, Rs 72.38 in Kolkata, Rs 75.91 in Mumbai and Rs 72.94 in Chennai.

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Oil Steadies Below $53, Little Changed a Week After OPEC+ Cuts

Oil Steadies Below $53, Little Changed a Week After OPEC+ Cuts

Oil traded below $53 a barrel in New York, little changed a week after OPEC and its allies announced substantial output cuts, as traders weighed an uncertain outlook for 2019.

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High LPG refill cost choking Ujjwala scheme: Odisha

High LPG refill cost choking Ujjwala scheme: Odisha

The Odisha government has blamed high cost of cooking gas behind the tepid response of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the state, a charge refuted by the Centre.

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Indian Oil offers maximum number of petrol pumps in UP, Maharashtra, TN, Karnataka

Indian Oil offers maximum number of petrol pumps in UP, Maharashtra, TN, Karnataka

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer, has offered to set up maximum number of petrol pumps through dealerships in Uttar Pradesh (3,865), Maharashtra (2,785), Tamil Nadu (2,558), Karnataka (2,433), and Gujarat (2,350), it said in a statement.

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Asian LNG prices snap three-week losing streak as winter kicks in

Asian LNG prices snap three-week losing streak as winter kicks in

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) snapped a three-week losing streak to end higher this week, with the onset of winter expected to boost demand for natural gas for heating.

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Indian Oil shares rise over 3% on share buyback

Indian Oil shares rise over 3% on share buyback

Shares of Indian Oil Corp. Ltd rose over 3% after India’s largest oil firm on Thursday said its board of directors approved the buyback of 29.76 crore equity shares of the company for Rs 4,435 crore. T

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Boosting business! Indian Railways gives 25% haulage discount to privately owned empty containers, flat wagons

Boosting business! Indian Railways gives 25% haulage discount to privately owned empty containers, flat wagons

For all small and medium businessmen and entrepreneurs, Indian Railways has great news! A major step has been taken by Indian Railways to provide a big relief to small and medium businessman particularly importers.

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Piyush Goyal, Vijay Rupani to dedicate India's first railway university to nation tomorrow

Piyush Goyal, Vijay Rupani to dedicate India's first railway university to nation tomorrow

Union minister Piyush Goyal along with the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will dedicate to the nation on December 15 India's first railway university and third such in the world after Russia and China, a senior official of the national transporter said Friday.

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NHAI to further extend deadline for TOT road auction bids

NHAI to further extend deadline for TOT road auction bids

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has yet again pushed back the deadline to privatize operations of its second bundle of roads under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model. The new deadline will be in January,

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Construction work on swanky Vadodara railway station to begin soon

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Construction work on swanky Vadodara railway station to begin soon

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: With Indian Railways looking to surmount land acquisition hurdles, work on India’s first bullet train project will begin soon.

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Soon, reach Sardar Patel 'Statue of Unity' in an Indian Railways' train; Details here

Soon, reach Sardar Patel 'Statue of Unity' in an Indian Railways' train; Details here

Very few people had heard the name of Kevadiya, a small town in Gujarat with a population of 6,788 people, before the Sardar Patel's 'Statue of Unity' made it famous. The town is located 3.5 km away from the world's tallest statue.

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