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January 19, 2019, Saturday

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India, Nepal agree to set up ‘energy bank’

India, Nepal agree to set up ‘energy bank’

India and Nepal have agreed to set up an energy banking mechanism to prevent spilling of electricity when production surpasses demand, according to The Kathmandu Post.

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Cabinet approves plan to list 6 state-owned firms

Cabinet approves plan to list 6 state-owned firms

India’s cabinet has approved a plan to list six government-owned companies and dilute stake in Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL) through a share sale, the government said on Friday.

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WB takes steps for steady power supply at ‘Gangasagar Mela’

WB takes steps for steady power supply at ‘Gangasagar Mela’

In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Gangasagar Mela, the state power department has taken up several measures to increase the capacity of the substation at Rudranagar, near here, in South 24 Parganas district.

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India, Bhutan Review Development of Hydroelectric Projects

India, Bhutan Review Development of Hydroelectric Projects

India and Bhutan on Friday reviewed the progress of hydroelectric projects in the Himalayan kingdom during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering here.

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Policy changes impacting cash flows in thermal power sector: India Ratings

Policy changes impacting cash flows in thermal power sector: India Ratings

Policy changes by the government over the past few years have impacted cash flow in major infrastructure sectors including power, aviation and roads, research and ratings agency India Ratings has said.

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Urgent solutions needed to mitigate the impact of climate change on health

Urgent solutions needed to mitigate the impact of climate change on health

As the sun comes down on another year, one can applaud the enhanced visibility for “health” within the national discourse in India at various fora –- academic, social and political.

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Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy

Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy

On December 14, the government announced measures aimed at boosting the production of electric vehicles. It announced a policy for the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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China only undertaking run-of the-river hydropower projects on Brahmaputra: Govt

China only undertaking run-of the-river hydropower projects on Brahmaputra: Govt

India has consistently conveyed its concerns over the Brahmaputra river to China and urged the country to ensure that interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activities in the upstream areas, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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Government to issue 44,000 tubewell connections in next 6 months

Government to issue 44,000 tubewell connections in next 6 months

The Haryana government has announced that demand notices will be issued by March 31, 2019, for around 44,000 tubewell connections pending since January 1, 2014, and the connections would be issued in next six months.

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India finalizes bids for setting up over 8,000 MW wind power projects: RK Singh

India finalizes bids for setting up over 8,000 MW wind power projects: RK Singh

India has finalized bids for setting up wind power projects of over 8,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), power minister R K Singh said.

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ONGC salvages cyclone-hit rig Olinda Star

ONGC salvages cyclone-hit rig Olinda Star

A team of international experts mobilised by Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has recused cyclone-hit semi-submersible rig, 'Olinda Star' off the east coast.

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Modi govt's flagship scheme Ujjwala to touch 60-million mark on Monday

Modi govt's flagship scheme Ujjwala to touch 60-million mark on Monday

At a time when the Union Cabinet has expanded the ambit of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to all 'poor people', the flagship scheme of the BJP government is set to complete 60 million-consumer mark on Monday.

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Crude oil futures up 1.04 per cent on firm domestic demand

Crude oil futures up 1.04 per cent on firm domestic demand

Crude oil futures rose by 1.04 per cent to Rs 3,216 per barrel Friday after participants widened their bets, tracking a firm trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for delivery in January was trading higher

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Asia's Iran crude imports hit more than five-year low in November as sanctions bite

Asia's Iran crude imports hit more than five-year low in November as sanctions bite

Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia hit their lowest in more than five years in November as U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports took effect last month, government and ship-tracking data showed.

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Traffic soared on low fares as airlines bled on high fuel prices (2018 in retrospect)

Traffic soared on low fares as airlines bled on high fuel prices (2018 in retrospect)

Even as strong headwinds -- soaring jet fuel prices and low yields -- induced financial turbulence, the country's civil aviation sector maintained robust traffic growth rate during 2018.

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Lucknow: Gas firms offer 5kg ‘Appu’ sans connection

Lucknow: Gas firms offer 5kg ‘Appu’ sans connection

Making life easier for small families, tenants, students etc, gas companies are launching free trade LPG, a 5 kg cylinder which can be purchased without a gas connection. A pilot project has been started in Lucknow and the cylinder

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Mohali and Chandigarh to get more gas distribution stations

Mohali and Chandigarh to get more gas distribution stations

Chandigarh, Mohali to get fully-developed City Gas Distribution (CGD) stations networks. This was declared during the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) road show for promoting 10th city gas distribution (CGD) bidding round in Chandigarh on Thursday.

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Petrol, diesel prices drop again. Check today’s rates

Petrol, diesel prices drop again. Check today’s rates

Oil marketing companies today slashed petrol and diesel prices amid a decline in global oil prices. Petrol prices today saw a cut of around 20 paise a litre in top cities while diesel prices witnessed a fall of around 15 paise.

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Asian LNG prices slip but deliveries for December at record high

Asian LNG prices slip but deliveries for December at record high

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) slipped this week amid thin trade, though monthly deliveries into Northeast Asia climbed to a record in December as colder-than-normal temperatures are expected this week.

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Indian Railways taking these 7 steps to improve train coaches; several Mail/Express trains upgraded

Indian Railways taking these 7 steps to improve train coaches; several Mail/Express trains upgraded

Indian Railways says it is leaving no stone unturned in improving the conditions of trains in order to render a smooth travel experience for its passengers. The Railway Ministry has taken several initiatives for the improvement of old coaches

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Get ready, Indian Railways to roll out new Rajdhani Express between Mumbai-Delhi

Get ready, Indian Railways to roll out new Rajdhani Express between Mumbai-Delhi

With new year looming, some really good news has been announced by the Indian Railways, especially for those living in Mumbai and Delhi! A new Rajdhani Express train is on its way to connect the country's financial hub with the capital.

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Great step! Indian Railways increases reservation quota of lower berths for women and senior citizens

Great step! Indian Railways increases reservation quota of lower berths for women and senior citizens

Reservation of train berths: Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has taken another considerate step for the comfort and convenience for its passengers. The combined reservation quota of lower berths in various general and Mail/Express

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Kashmir To Get “Blast-Proof” World’s Highest Railway Bridge Over River Chenab

Kashmir To Get “Blast-Proof” World’s Highest Railway Bridge Over River Chenab

When completed, the 359-meter high Chenab Bridge on river Chenab will be the World’s highest railway bridge in the world. The base support of the bridge was completed in 2017 and according to the tweet by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

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Amid fears of damage to railroad Saraighat Bridge railways assures its safety; repairs of road section to begin soon

Amid fears of damage to railroad Saraighat Bridge railways assures its safety; repairs of road section to begin soon

Within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Bogibeel Bridge over the Brahmaputra, the longest railroad bridge in India, fears have surfaced over the condition of the first such bridge over the river.

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Edelweiss to raise ₹4,500 crore more for infrastructure fund

Edelweiss to raise ₹4,500 crore more for infrastructure fund

Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Ltd has hit the fund-raising trail as it looks to raise ₹4,000-4,500 crore for its infrastructure fund Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus Fund, said a senior executive of the Edelweiss group.

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Namma Metro For Namma Party-Goers: Bengaluru Trains To Run Till 1.30 AM On New Year’s Eve

Namma Metro For Namma Party-Goers: Bengaluru Trains To Run Till 1.30 AM On New Year’s Eve

Coming as good news for all party enthusiasts in Bengaluru, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to operate Namma Metro till 1.30 AM on New Year’s Eve, the Deccan Herald has reported.

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Delhi Metro's Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 Corridor to Open on New Year's Eve

Delhi Metro's Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 Corridor to Open on New Year's Eve

The Delhi Metro has a New Year gift for its riders, as the 9.7-km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line is all set to be opened for public on December 31.

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