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April 19, 2019, Friday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

Pressed by UDAY deadline, Kerala’s electricity board pitches for hiking tariffs by 10%

Pressed by UDAY deadline, Kerala’s electricity board pitches for hiking tariffs by 10%

After trimming its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses to 11.9%, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has pitched for hiking user tariffs by 10% to add at least Rs 1,100-crore revenue per year.

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NTPC’s ash-utilisation contest gets entries from Tata Power, DVC

NTPC’s ash-utilisation contest gets entries from Tata Power, DVC

State-run NTPC has received some surprise entries for its ash-utilisation contest with a top prize of Rs 5 lakh, with interests from Tata Power , Damodar Valley Corp and Berger Paints.

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Norms mandate local sourcing of gear for new power projects

Norms mandate local sourcing of gear for new power projects

Upcoming, coal-fired and hydropower stations and transmission lines will have to purchase equipment locally, as per new guidelines issued by the central government.

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Pay scales of 5,254 executives of hydro power PSUs regularised by govt

Pay scales of 5,254 executives of hydro power PSUs regularised by govt

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for regularisation of pay scales of 5,254 executives in four state-run hydro power companies -- NHPC, NEEPCO, THDC India and SJVNL.

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EESL appoints Venkatesh Dwivedi as director

EESL appoints Venkatesh Dwivedi as director

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the administrative control of the ministry of power has appointed Venkatesh Dwivedi as director (Projects) and S Gopal as director (Commercial).

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CMPDI to venture into non-coal sectors soon: CMD

CMPDI to venture into non-coal sectors soon: CMD

Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of CMPDI, Shekhar Saran, talks about year 2018 and the future plans of CMPDI with The Pioneer. As he sat enjoying the winter sun in the morning with his wife Meeta Saran

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Body of one out of 15 miners, trapped in Meghalaya mine for over a month, recovered

Body of one out of 15 miners, trapped in Meghalaya mine for over a month, recovered

Nearly a month after 15 miners got trapped inside the illegal rat-hole coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, Navy on Thursday managed to recover a body from the illegal coal mine

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Maharashtra to set up 3,200 MW solar projects in 2 years

Maharashtra to set up 3,200 MW solar projects in 2 years

Solar projects with 3,200 mw capacity will be set up in Maharashtra in the next two years, power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said Wednesday.

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Goa's solar policy to be notified in 15 days

Goa's solar policy to be notified in 15 days

The joint electricity regulatory commission (JERC) has instructed the Goa electricity department to provide required assistance to consumers interested in generating solar power in the state.

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NCLT reserves order over allowing former IL&FS directors access bank accounts

NCLT reserves order over allowing former IL&FS directors access bank accounts

Former directors of debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) have approached the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to seek clarity over allowing them to operate their bank accounts.

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Petrol, diesel prices hiked again. Here's the new rates

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again. Here's the new rates

Petrol and diesel prices continue to increase in different parts of the country on Thursday with one liter of petrol now selling at Rs. 70.47/litre (increase by Rs 0.14) in Delhi. The price of a liter of diesel in Delhi is now Rs 64.78/litre (increase by Rs. 0.19).

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PM Modi to inaugurate LNG terminal in Ennore

PM Modi to inaugurate LNG terminal in Ennore

The ambitious terminal for storage and re-gasification of imported LNG, built by the nation’s largest fuel retailer Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), at a cost of Rs 5,151 crore inside Kamaraj Port at Ennore here

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American oil to ease India’s oil dependency on Gulf countries? India-US oil supply contracts on cards but price a hurdle

American oil to ease India’s oil dependency on Gulf countries? India-US oil supply contracts on cards but price a hurdle

In order to ensure a steady inflow of crude oil given that supply from Iran has been capped, the country’s oil marketing companies are looking at long-term contracts with US suppliers, but non-availability of official selling price (OSP)

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India’s natural gas production increased marginally in November

India’s natural gas production increased marginally in November

India’s domestic natural gas production increased marginally by 0.62 per cent to 2,731.79 million standard cubic meter (MMSCM) in November 2018, as compared to the corresponding month a year ago.

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India’s crude oil production falls 3.47% in November

India’s crude oil production falls 3.47% in November

India’s domestic crude oil production fell 3.47 per cent in November to 2,780.60 Thousand Tonne (TMT), as compared to the corresponding month a year ago, primarily due to fall in production from fields operated by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

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CNG supply in Patna from next month

CNG supply in Patna from next month

The supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) is likely to begin in the city from the first week of February as soon as three stations at Naubatpur, Raja Bazar and Bypass Road become operational.

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Rajnath wants online FIR facility for railway passengers

Rajnath wants online FIR facility for railway passengers

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday urged the railways to explore the possibility of registering FIRs online to expedite the process of investigation.

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Train 18 man has 5 out-of-the-box ideas! Only AC coaches in Indian Railways, restricted platform entry & more!

Train 18 man has 5 out-of-the-box ideas! Only AC coaches in Indian Railways, restricted platform entry & more!

Train 18, Indian Railways’ fastest self-propelled engine-less train, was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai under the able leadership of Sudhanshu Mani.

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The Kumbh effect: Indian Railways to make announcements in six languages, more to be added soon

The Kumbh effect: Indian Railways to make announcements in six languages, more to be added soon

The railways has started public announcements for Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in six languages to benefit the non-Hindi speaking passengers which is likely to continue beyond March 4 when the mela ends, a senior railway official said Wednesday.

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MoS Railways dubs Railway Protection Force as 'toothless', demands more power for it

MoS Railways dubs Railway Protection Force as 'toothless', demands more power for it

Dubbing the RPF as a "toothless" organisation, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Wednesday strongly pitched for more powers for it even as his senior ministerial colleague Piyush Goyal

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Naveen Patnaik asks Nitin Gadkari to sanction road projects

Naveen Patnaik asks Nitin Gadkari to sanction road projects

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged Union minister Nitin Gadkari to sanction 30 road projects worth Rs 1262 crore under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme.

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IRCTC installs first-ever Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway station

IRCTC installs first-ever Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway station

Pizza lovers, and Indian railways passengers, both of which are high in numbers, have something to rejoice! The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is the catering wing of Indian railways,

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Indian Railways unsafe for everybody? TTE stabbed by ticketless passengers, critical

Indian Railways unsafe for everybody? TTE stabbed by ticketless passengers, critical

Two ticketless passengers allegedly stabbed a travelling ticket examiner (TTE) of Saptkranti Express when they were asked to show their tickets on Monday evening. The incident happened after the train had reached Captainganj

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