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May 22, 2019, Wednesday

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UP: No FIR for ‘katia’ power connections, scheme for farmers with dues

UP: No FIR for ‘katia’ power connections, scheme for farmers with dues

The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has unleashed a slew of sops for power consumers — from deciding to not lodge FIRs in cases of power theft, popularly known as “katia” connections, to a one-time-settlement scheme

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EESL plan to finish first lot of e-cars delayed

EESL plan to finish first lot of e-cars delayed

India’s plan to complete the distribution of the first lot of 10,000 electric cars ordered for government use has been delayed for a second time to September 2019, as only 10% of the order has so far been delivered.

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Govt Plans to Increase Height of Solar Panels so Farming Can Continue Below

Govt Plans to Increase Height of Solar Panels so Farming Can Continue Below

The biggest victim of India’s solar revolution has been land – especially hundreds of acres in arid and semi-arid regions. When a large solar park is set up, a vast patch of land goes under the solar panels.

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All households seeking power connection electrified: UP minister

All households seeking power connection electrified: UP minister

The Uttar Pradesh government has connected every household that sought electricity connection with power lines, taking the total number of such households to 94 lakh, state Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma said Monday.

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Tamil Nadu wind power companies get jolt as tariff plummets

Tamil Nadu wind power companies get jolt as tariff plummets

Tamil Nadu wind power developers are an aggrieved lot with the tariff falling below all expectations. The latest tariff of 2.65 per unit is the lowest and wind companies have appealed against the tariff in Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

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3 more Metro stations in Chennai get solar power plant

3 more Metro stations in Chennai get solar power plant

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has successfully installed and commissioned a 380 kwp solar power plant on the two/ four wheeler parking shed roofs of three Metro stations namely Anna Nagar East, Pachiappas College, Nehru Park and the ground area inside CMRL depot.

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Can’t Steel The Deal: Lenders Reject Arcelor’s Bid To Buy Essar Firm At 93 Per Cent Discount; Fresh Bids Soon

Can’t Steel The Deal: Lenders Reject Arcelor’s Bid To Buy Essar Firm At 93 Per Cent Discount; Fresh Bids Soon

Lenders to EPC Constructions India Ltd have called for fresh bids after rejecting an offer from Arcelor Mittal because they found it to be below their expectations, Mint has reported. EPC Constructions India Ltd

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With 1 million homes still in the dark, Modi government misses power goal

With 1 million homes still in the dark, Modi government misses power goal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government missed a self-imposed target to electrify every home, delaying the success of a marquee $2.3 billion development goal that his party plans to showcase before national elections early this year.

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Iran-India banking mechanism ready for business

Iran-India banking mechanism ready for business

India and Iran are set to begin banking transactions in the coming days as New Delhi has agreed to grant tax exemption to banks trading with Tehran, according to Indian Ambassador to Iran Saurab Kumar.

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India cuts duty on crude, refined palm oil imported from ASEAN

India cuts duty on crude, refined palm oil imported from ASEAN

The government has cut import duties on crude and refined palm oil effective Tuesday to comply with preferential trade pacts with Southeast Asian nations. The import duty on crude palm oil, originating from Malaysia,

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Price of oil is going to drive our markets: Pashupati Advani

Price of oil is going to drive our markets: Pashupati Advani

We are one of the two countries in the world where the markets are open on January 1 s t. I think it is going to be a dull year till we get some kind of direction as to what is happening with the elections and I do not see that happening till about March.

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ATF price cut by 14.7%; costs less than petrol, diesel

ATF price cut by 14.7%; costs less than petrol, diesel

Jet fuel price Tuesday was cut by a record 14.7 per cent on the back of decline in international rates, making it cheaper than both petrol and diesel. The price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) — used to power airplanes

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Why ethanol is not a suitable fuel for automobiles

Why ethanol is not a suitable fuel for automobiles

The Indian government is accelerating its programme of blending ethanol with petrol for two reasons: Our petroleum import bill is continuously increasing (we import more than 85 per cent of all our requirements) and two,

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Wanna play on oil price fall? Look at this Indian firm with global play

Wanna play on oil price fall? Look at this Indian firm with global play

The rupee is trading around the 70 mark to the dollar and crude oil has crashed from its recent high of $80 per barrel to below $55 a barrel. I personally believe the rupee may continue to trade above 70 and it seems unlikely that oil will again rise very sharply.

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Petrol, diesel prices drop on New Year. Check today’s rates in top cities

Petrol, diesel prices drop on New Year. Check today’s rates in top cities

Fuel prices continued to tumble on the first day of the new year 2019 with petrol price falling by 19 paise and diesel by 20 paise today. Petrol is now cheaper by about Re 1 than the price you paid for a year ago, on this day in 2018.

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MoU for country’s first CNG terminal to be signed at Vibrant summit

MoU for country’s first CNG terminal to be signed at Vibrant summit

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for building the country’s first CNG terminal in Gujarat will be among the 100 MoUs to be signed by the ports department during the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat summit 201

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Indian Oil begins doorstep delivery of fuel in Chennai

Indian Oil begins doorstep delivery of fuel in Chennai

Indian Oil Corporation, the leading oil marketing company (OMC) in the country, has started delivering fuel through mobile dispensers in Chennai. This makes it the first OMC to initiate such a delivery mechanism in South India.

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CMI to supply wires to Indian Railways, inks Rs 107 cr contract

CMI to supply wires to Indian Railways, inks Rs 107 cr contract

Cable manufacturer CMI Ltd Tuesday said it has bagged an Rs 107-crore contract from Indian Railways for the supply of cadmium catenary wire. "CMI has secured L1 (lowest bidder) position for supply of cadmium catenary

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Centre-Delhi government tussle on Metro Phase-IV over condition on loss sharing

Centre-Delhi government tussle on Metro Phase-IV over condition on loss sharing

A fresh tussle between the Centre and Delhi government appears to be brewing after the AAP dispensation imposed a condition of 50-50 percent operational loss sharing while giving approval to the Phase-IV of Delhi Metro.

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New Year infra boost! Trial on Rajasthan-Haryana section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor successful

New Year infra boost! Trial on Rajasthan-Haryana section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor successful

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor: A trial run by Indian Railways has successfully been conducted on the newly completed 306-km long section from Madar in Rajasthan to Kishangarh Balawas in Haryana of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

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Railway ministry wants action against officer for article against Piyush Goyal

Railway ministry wants action against officer for article against Piyush Goyal

The Railway ministry has decided to take disciplinary action against Union minister Jitendra Singh's OSD for casting aspersions against its minister Piyush Goyal and questioning the wisdom of senior government officials in an article, according to official documents.

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Advertisements on Indian Railways trains and toilets! New first-of-its-kind barter policy in works

Advertisements on Indian Railways trains and toilets! New first-of-its-kind barter policy in works

Indian Railways comes up with unique policy! Taking a cue from the age-old barter system, which involves an exchange of goods and services without using the money, Indian Railways has devised a first-of-its-kind policy to

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Improved connectivity in Northeast! Indian Railways to seek CCEA nod for doubling new Bongaigaon-Guwahati line

Improved connectivity in Northeast! Indian Railways to seek CCEA nod for doubling new Bongaigaon-Guwahati line

Indian Railways’ boost for northeast India! The doubling of Indian Railways’ line from New Bongaigaon-Guwahati via Rangiya in Assam is likely to get approved soon. Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that his ministry

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Water Metro may come under ‘FAME’

Water Metro may come under ‘FAME’

The state government would recommend the Centre to include the Water Metro project under FAME (faster adoption and manufacture of hybrid and electric vehicles) India scheme. Special purpose vehicle (SPV) would also be

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Western Railway to Launch Library in Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express Today

Western Railway is set to launch a library on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express on Tuesday. The library can be freely accessed by commuters. Passengers can choose a book for reading during their journey.

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India-Japan to develop a port in Bangladesh for alternative to the Siliguri route

India-Japan to develop a port in Bangladesh for alternative to the Siliguri route

Ties between India and Bangladesh will be further strengthened with the ruling Bangladesh Awami League's landslid victory in the general elections of the country.

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Palakkad division pushes for green tracks

Palakkad division pushes for green tracks

Even as the ministry of railways is pushing for vacuum bio-toilets in all coaches, Palakkad division of Southern Railway (SR) has retrofitted all 552 coaches owned by it with bio-toilets.

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