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March 21, 2019, Thursday

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

Half the govt vehicles in Bengaluru to be electric by 2019 end: George

Half the govt vehicles in Bengaluru to be electric by 2019 end: George

About half the government-run vehicles in the city will be converted to electric by 2019 end, said state minister for large and medium scale industries KJ George here on Tuesday.

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Power struggle: Centre mulls pre-paid mechanism to tackle rising discom dues

Power struggle: Centre mulls pre-paid mechanism to tackle rising discom dues

As dues owed to power generators by the state-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) continue to rise, the government is deliberating to introduce a pre-paid mechanism to safeguard the interest of power producers.

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Power sector gets Rs 150 crore in Delhi budget, share of renewables up

Power sector gets Rs 150 crore in Delhi budget, share of renewables up

Delhi residents pay the lowest power bills among all metropolitan cities in India, finance minister Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech on Tuesday. “Delhi provides the cheapest electricity among the metropolitan cities of the country.

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Rooftop solar needs a helping hand

Rooftop solar needs a helping hand

India’s solar sector is growing at a hectic pace but the rooftop segment has been slow off the blocks. Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved

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NCLAT asks Monnet Power Resolution Professional to consider BHEL's claims

NCLAT asks Monnet Power Resolution Professional to consider BHEL's claims

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Tuesday asked the Resolution Professional (RP) of Monnet Power Company to consider the claims of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

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After household electrification, Centre to focus on power for agriculture

After household electrification, Centre to focus on power for agriculture

The Union government’s approval for solar-powered agriculture pumps last week is just a small part of its programme to provide power for agriculture.

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24×7 power for all next on govt agenda after 100% household electrification by 31 March

24×7 power for all next on govt agenda after 100% household electrification by 31 March

India will achieve 100 per cent household electrification by March 31 as envisaged in the Saubhagya scheme and the next goal is to achieve round the clock power supply to all households, Power Minister R K Singh said Tuesday.

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Electrification of villages going in in full swing : Minister Power

Electrification of villages going in in full swing : Minister Power

Power Minister, Th Biswajit replying to Dr Chaltonlien Amo stated that electrification of Tipaimukh areas have already started during the first week of February 2019 and is targeted to be completed by March 2019.

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Oil marketing cos permit dealers to operate more than one petrol pump

Oil marketing cos permit dealers to operate more than one petrol pump

State oil marketing companies (OMCs) have permitted dealers to operate more than one petrol pump, paving way for emergence of small chains of filling stations in the country.

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Years after oil spills, ship-owners yet to pay for scars they left on coastline

Years after oil spills, ship-owners yet to pay for scars they left on coastline

At Alibaug and nearby beaches such as Kihim, Kashid and Janjira, pebbles covered in a film of oil and sand mixed with oil granules are visible. Mangroves can be seen stripped of their original colour and texture.

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Northeast gas grid project likely to get Rs 5 crore from Centre

Northeast gas grid project likely to get Rs 5 crore from Centre

The 1,600-km Indradhanush Gas Grid connecting the north-eastern states will get Rs 5,000-crore funding from the Centre. The Cabinet is likely to clear the proposal soon, according to sources.

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ONGC to sell 9.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year from Mozambique project

ONGC to sell 9.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year from Mozambique project

ONGC and its joint venture partners have struck long-term agreements to sell 9.5 million tonnes a year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from their Mozambique Rovuma Offshore Area 1 project, and will take a final investment decision for the project in the first half of 2019,

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OPEC, allies to maintain oil output cuts despite Trump: source

OPEC, allies to maintain oil output cuts despite Trump: source

OPEC and its allies will stick with their agreement to cut oil supply, pushing for more adherence despite a demand by U.S. President Donald Trump that the producer group ease its efforts to boost crude prices, a Gulf OPEC source said on Tuesday.

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Oil edges up to $65 as OPEC seen rebuffing Trump pressure

Oil edges up to $65 as OPEC seen rebuffing Trump pressure

Oil edged up to $65 a barrel on Tuesday as OPEC was expected to stick to its production cuts despite pressure from US President Donald Trump, although the prospect of higher Libyan output capped gains.

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IWAI, Indian Oil ink pact on fuel needs of national waterways

IWAI, Indian Oil ink pact on fuel needs of national waterways

To address issues regarding fuel requirement of National Waterways, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) have inked a pact, the government said Tuesday.

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Petrochemical complexes to boost turnover of BPCL Kochi Refinery

Petrochemical complexes to boost turnover of BPCL Kochi Refinery

The BPCL Kochi Refineries is expecting around 16% increase in its turnover in another three years with the completion of its second petrochemical project.

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Vande Bharat set for design tweak to end cattle run over

Vande Bharat set for design tweak to end cattle run over

Both the research wing of Indian Railways and the manufacturer of Vande Bharat Express, will work on addressing the train's design aspects to deal with the problem of 'cattle run over' even as the government launches an appeal to people to stop throwing stones at the train.

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Ghaziabad civic body to seek 20% funding from UP govt for Metro Phase 3

Ghaziabad civic body to seek 20% funding from UP govt for Metro Phase 3

Ahead of a high-level meeting with state officials to finalise the funding pattern, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Tuesday said it will seek 20% fund from the Uttar Pradesh government towards the Phase 3 of the Metro projec

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Bengaluru suburban rail gets closer to reality as state govt now buckles under poll pressure

Bengaluru suburban rail gets closer to reality as state govt now buckles under poll pressure

The state cabinet on Monday cleared the decks for the suburban rail network in Bengaluru by approving the revised conditions for the joint venture of Karnataka government and the ministry of railways.

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Just like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, Indian Railways to give ‘Swarn’ makeover to Mail/Express trains too!

Just like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, Indian Railways to give ‘Swarn’ makeover to Mail/Express trains too!

Indian Railways’ Operation Swarn: Big boost for the Indian Railways trains! Just like the Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains were upgraded to gold standards under Operation Swarn, the coaches of Mail/Express trains

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IRCTC: rules for ticket cancellations and bookings for all classes

IRCTC: rules for ticket cancellations and bookings for all classes

Indian Railways is probably one of the busiest transportation systems in the world. The trains here carry more than 2 crore passengers on a daily basis. And every day the railways come with some new rules and regulations to make things easier for passengers.

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