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April 26, 2019, Friday

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Macquarie, NTPC among those eyeing IL&FS assets

Macquarie, NTPC among those eyeing IL&FS assets

Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets and NTPC Ltd., India’s largest power utility, are among companies interested in buying some of the renewable energy assets of beleaguered shadow financier Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd., people familiar with the matter said.

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NTPC Limited to invest Rs 10,300 cr in greenfield thermal and solar plants in UP

NTPC Limited to invest Rs 10,300 cr in greenfield thermal and solar plants in UP

Public sector energy generation major NTPC Limited has planned to invest almost Rs 10,300 crore in Greenfield power plants in Uttar Pradesh. These plants include a proposed 1,600 megawatt (Mw) (2x800) thermal power project at Shaktinagar

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Solar power sector: 2019 outlook

Solar power sector: 2019 outlook

The outlook for the solar power industry looks positive in 2019 on the back of improved capacity addition, favourable policy push and rising demand for non-fossil fuel based energy, industry CEOs and sector experts told ETEnergyworld.

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CESC expects 25% revenue growth from power distribution business

CESC expects 25% revenue growth from power distribution business

Kolkata-based RP Sanjiv Goenka group flagship, CESC, is hoping to register a near 25 per cent growth in revenue from power distribution business outside Kolkata after bagging distribution licence for Maharashtra’s Malegaon.

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India needs hourly electricity tariffs: IEEFA

India needs hourly electricity tariffs: IEEFA

With $100 billion of existing and proposed thermal power plants in financial distress and low cost but variable renewable energy capacity best able to meet targets, India has an opportune moment to transform its electricity sector

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Iran the most reliable energy provider for India: Foreign Minister Zarif

Iran the most reliable energy provider for India: Foreign Minister Zarif

Iran is the most reliable energy provider for India and will not allow any consideration to impede the relationship between the two countries, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.

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Nagaland imposes provisional ban on coal mining

Nagaland imposes provisional ban on coal mining

The Nagaland Cabinet on Monday decided to ban illegal coal mining in the state and also impose a provisional mining ban on all firms/companies which have been issued with mining licenses.

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Tuticorin Sterlite plant reopening: Supreme Court upholds NGT order

Tuticorin Sterlite plant reopening: Supreme Court upholds NGT order

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay a green court order to reopen Vedanta's copper smelting plant in Tuticorin. Several people were killed last year in police action against protests against the plant.

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Regulator hears complaints over electricity tariff on Tuesday

Regulator hears complaints over electricity tariff on Tuesday

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) will hold a public hearing session on Tuesday to determine power tariff for the next financial year.

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Prepare power tariff, supply policy to benefit 1.6 crore consumers: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu

Prepare power tariff, supply policy to benefit 1.6 crore consumers: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive policy on stable power tariff and stable power supply for providing a stable tariff from five to 10 years in the State benefiting more than 1.6

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FASTag to be available at petrol pumps, plans afoot to allow it for buying petrol: Gadkari

FASTag to be available at petrol pumps, plans afoot to allow it for buying petrol: Gadkari

To ensure faster roll-out of electronic toll collection across the country, FASTags would soon be available at petrol pumps and later, these might be used as cards for buying petrol and paying parking fees, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday.

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Iran hopes India will seek fresh waiver from U.S. sanctions - deputy foreign minister

Iran hopes India will seek fresh waiver from U.S. sanctions - deputy foreign minister

Iran hopes India will strive to get another waiver from U.S. sanctions as New Delhi plans to continue buying oil from Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for economic diplomacy Gholamreza Ansari said on Tuesday.

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Oil prices to trade in $60-70 by mid-2019: APICORP

Oil prices to trade in $60-70 by mid-2019: APICORP

Oil prices are likely to trade in the $60 to $70 per barrel range by mid-2019, the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) said in a report on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia-based APICORP specialises in funding petroleum projects.

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Domestic LPG coverage up to 97.6% in Tamil Nadu

Domestic LPG coverage up to 97.6% in Tamil Nadu

Domestic LPG penetration in Tamil Nadu has increased to 97.6 per cent from 80.8 per cent in April 2016, thanks to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) which provides domestic LPG connections to people from the economically

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Gail India seeks LNG cargo for January-February delivery

Gail India seeks LNG cargo for January-February delivery

Gail (India) is seeking a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery in late January to February, two industry sources said. The cargo is for delivery over January 20 to February 5 on a delivered ex-ship (DES) Dabhoj/Dahej basis, one of them said.

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Engine of Kalka-Shimla toy train catches fire; all 200 passengers safe - WATCH

Engine of Kalka-Shimla toy train catches fire; all 200 passengers safe - WATCH

Services on the Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway line were disrupted on Tuesday after engine of one of the toy trains caught fire. Reports said the engine of the toy train caught fire between Kumarhati and Dharampur. The fire was doused by the train driver.

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Free high-speed internet for passengers! How Indian Railways is setting up world’s largest public WiFi network

Free high-speed internet for passengers! How Indian Railways is setting up world’s largest public WiFi network

Who doesn’t want hassle-free and uninterrupted internet connection? In a first of its kind project, Indian Railways is providing free high-speed WiFi on its railway stations – a welcome move given the bid to expand reach of digital India.

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India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon; Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai: Nitin Gadkari

India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon; Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai: Nitin Gadkari

India is hopeful to fully operationalise the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Tuesday.

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Food on trains to be more hygienic! IRCTC to set up several base kitchens to supply food to Indian Railways

Food on trains to be more hygienic! IRCTC to set up several base kitchens to supply food to Indian Railways

Base kitchens of IRCTC: If you are one of those who worries about train food, you would be glad to know that the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)

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Indian Railways tourist train dedicated to Ambedkar to start journey on Feb 14

Indian Railways tourist train dedicated to Ambedkar to start journey on Feb 14

A special tourist train launched by the Railways covering prominent places associated with Lord Buddha and started in memory of chief Constitution maker B R Ambedkar will commence its journey from February 14 from Nagpur.

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