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March 25, 2019, Monday

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NTPC Ltd pays Rs 2,952-crore interim dividend for current financial year

NTPC Ltd pays Rs 2,952-crore interim dividend for current financial year

NTPC Ltd, the country's largest electricity generator, Friday said it has paid an interim dividend of Rs 2,951.88 crore for the financial year ending March 31, 2019. The dividend is 35.8 per cent of the paid-up equity share capital of the company, NPTC said in a statement.

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Roll back power tariff hike: Maharashtra consumers

Roll back power tariff hike: Maharashtra consumers

Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and other power consumer organizations have demanded that state government pay a subsidy to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL)

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Rs 1,500 crore additional liability due to nine-hour free power

Rs 1,500 crore additional liability due to nine-hour free power

The extension of free power to the farm sector by two hours a day will put an additional burden of Rs 1,500 crore a year on the state exchequer. Recently, the state government extended free power supply to farmers from the existing seven hours to nine hours a day.

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Govt issues details of projects aimed at 'stopping' flow of India's share of water to Pakistan

Govt issues details of projects aimed at 'stopping' flow of India's share of water to Pakistan

A day after Union minister Nitin Gadkari said India had decided to "stop" the flow of its share of river water to Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty, the Water Resources Ministry on Friday issued details of various projects being worked upon to enforce it.

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Gujarat to set up 100 MW solar PV project atop Narmada canal

Gujarat to set up 100 MW solar PV project atop Narmada canal

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam (SSNNL), which was formed for the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam, as well as to develop canal network infrastructure across Gujarat, has sought the approval of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for its canal-top solar project.

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MNRE Gets ₹1.75 Billion for Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development

MNRE Gets ₹1.75 Billion for Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development

The President of India has given his approval for the continuation of renewable energy research and technology development (RETD) program for implementation during 2017-18 and 2019-20 at the cost of ₹1.75 billion (~$24.70 million).

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Maharashtra power utility gets additional 1,000 MW cheap solar power

Maharashtra power utility gets additional 1,000 MW cheap solar power

After tying up for 1,000MW solar power at the rate of Rs 2.71 and Rs 2.72 per unit in 2018, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) will now sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for another 1,000MW cheap solar power.

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PM to lay foundation stone of India's longest LPG pipeline on sunday

PM to lay foundation stone of India's longest LPG pipeline on sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday lay the foundation stone of the country's longest LPG pipeline that will cater to cooking fuel needs of a fourth of the country's population, said Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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Upward trend in fuel prices continue for second day on Friday

Upward trend in fuel prices continue for second day on Friday

Fuel prices rose for the second consecutive day on Friday. Petrol became dearer by 14-15 paise a litre while diesel prices were raised by 15-16 paise per litre across major cities of the country.

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Asia's surging fuel exports depress refining industry profits

Asia's surging fuel exports depress refining industry profits

Asia's biggest oil consumers are flooding the region with fuel as refining output is exceeding consumption amid a slowdown in demand growth, pressuring industry profits.

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New petrol pumps to create lakhs of jobs: Oil minister Pradhan

New petrol pumps to create lakhs of jobs: Oil minister Pradhan

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said his ministry has provided 13 crore LPG connections in less than 5 years, which is equivalent to the number of connections in the first 60 years since Independence.

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Renewed US sanctions on Iran oil revive fortunes of an Indian bank

Renewed US sanctions on Iran oil revive fortunes of an Indian bank

Renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports are giving a boost to the profits of one of India’s smaller state-owned banks, which has been struggling under the weight of a mountain of bad loans.

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Contract for India’s first such project likely to be of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Contract for India’s first such project likely to be of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is preparing to float

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Delhi to Jewar International Airport travel to be easy! Delhi-Jewar Airport Metro line to be ready by 2025

Delhi to Jewar International Airport travel to be easy! Delhi-Jewar Airport Metro line to be ready by 2025

Delhi-Jewar Airport Metro Line: Big connectivity boost for Jewar in Uttar Pradesh! The Jewar International Airport will get metro connectivity by 2025 as the upcoming Delhi-Jewar metro project is on fast track.

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Great news! Travel time on Rajdhani Express trains to reduce by an hour – thanks to new Indian Railways step

Great news! Travel time on Rajdhani Express trains to reduce by an hour – thanks to new Indian Railways step

Indian Railways eyes faster Rajdhani Express train services! Soon, time taken by Rajdhani Express trains to complete a journey will be reduced with a new ‘Make in India’ technology.

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Free Wifi to Vertical lift rail bridge: Check out 5 things Railways is doing in Tamil Nadu!

Free Wifi to Vertical lift rail bridge: Check out 5 things Railways is doing in Tamil Nadu!

Indian Railways is known as the national transporter because it is responsible for transporting over 80 crore passengers and over 3.5 crore tons of goods every year. Over the past couple of years, Railways has been working on developing its infrastructure and services.

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Indian Railways Bullet Train: You can win Rs 1,00,000 by just doing this for the fastest train in India

Indian Railways Bullet Train: You can win Rs 1,00,000 by just doing this for the fastest train in India

Indian Railways has a wonderful offer for you! The thing is, you need to get your creative juices flowing. So, are you creative enough to design a mascot or witty enough to think of a popular name?

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IRCTC Ram Sethu Express tour package: Explore Tamil Nadu heritage, covering 18 temples; journey details here

IRCTC Ram Sethu Express tour package: Explore Tamil Nadu heritage, covering 18 temples; journey details here

IRCTC ‘Ram Sethu Express’ tour package: In its pursuit to offer unique tour packages, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, is starting a special tour for devotees and pilgrims.

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Train passengers? IRCTC warns about these two unauthorized apps - this is what you should know

Train passengers? IRCTC warns about these two unauthorized apps - this is what you should know

The Indian Railways catering service provider IRCTC has come up with a new warning to its train passengers. IRCTC is now asking passengers to avoid ordering their food from two apps: Travel Khana and Rail Yatri.

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Data on mishaps suggest railways’ track record has actually improved

Data on mishaps suggest railways’ track record has actually improved

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) brings out an annual publication, Crime in India. In the past, this has also been used as source for figures on railway accidents. For example, in 2015, 26,066 people died because of railway accidents and 2,650 because of railway crossing accidents.

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