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March 21, 2019, Thursday

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Adani forays into solar panel retailing

Adani forays into solar panel retailing

Adani Group's solar arm, Adani Solar announced foraying into retail business of solar panels through channel partners. The company is currently engaged in renewable power generation using solar technology.

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Mahagenco to install two coal-fired power plants of 1,320 Mw capacity

Mahagenco to install two coal-fired power plants of 1,320 Mw capacity

Going against the Centre’s commitment of moving towards clean energy under the recently released National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), the state-owned power generation company Mahagenco is going ahead with new coal-fired thermal units.

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‘Incurring Daily Loss Of Rs 5 Crore Due To Thoothukudi Plant Shutdown’: Sterlite Copper Tells Madras HC

‘Incurring Daily Loss Of Rs 5 Crore Due To Thoothukudi Plant Shutdown’: Sterlite Copper Tells Madras HC

Mining company Vedanta Ltd told the Madras High Court that it is incurring a loss of Rs 5 crore per day due to forced closure of its Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi by the Tamil Nadu government, reports Reuters.

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Coal plants now have sufficient fuel stocks to generate electricity: Piyush Goyal

Coal plants now have sufficient fuel stocks to generate electricity: Piyush Goyal

Months of coal deficit seems to have finally come to an end with only four out of 125 plants running with critical stocks. “As a result of record performance, number of coal plants with critical stock is only 4 out of 125 (as on 20th February, 2019)

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Coal ministry primes power plants for summer demand

Coal ministry primes power plants for summer demand

Coal inventory at power stations rose to 16 days operation and the number of plants with precarious inventory dropped 82% to just five on February 27 from 29 on October 31 last year, a move that will make ample power available to meet rising summer demand.

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Rs 9,000 cr gas-grid project for NE, Bengal: Pradhan

Rs 9,000 cr gas-grid project for NE, Bengal: Pradhan

A Rs 9,000 crore gas-grid project has been approved to transport natural gas among northeastern states and West Bengal, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Saturday.

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Country’s first oil museum to come up in Guwahati

Country’s first oil museum to come up in Guwahati

Assam, the state where oil was discovered and produced for the first time in the country more that a century ago, will have the first Oil Museum in the country.

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Piped gas to cover 70% of India's population: Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Piped gas to cover 70% of India's population: Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan

More than 70% of India’s population will get access to piped natural gas services, up from 20% five years back, once the projects awarded in the 10th auction of licences for setting up CNG and PNG networks are completed, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

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Pradhan inaugurates & lays foundation of several oil & Gas projects in Tripura

Pradhan inaugurates & lays foundation of several oil & Gas projects in Tripura

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated and laid foundation of several oil and gas projects in Tripura and said the northeast state is ranked number one in production of natural gas in the country.

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Petrol prices in Delhi jump by 13 paise while in Gurugram drop by 23 paise

Petrol prices in Delhi jump by 13 paise while in Gurugram drop by 23 paise

Petrol, diesel prices on Saturday, March 2, 2019, were hikes again in all four metro cities -- New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai -- following the daily revision in the fuel prices.

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Oil falls 2% as demand worries overtake supply cuts

Oil falls 2% as demand worries overtake supply cuts

Oil prices settled down about 2 percent on March 1, ending around 3 percent lower on the week as concerns over global demand growth after weak US manufacturing data overshadowed OPEC-led supply cuts and sanctions on Venezuela and Iran.

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U.S. fine with global crude oil supply amid Iran sanctions -envoy

U.S. fine with global crude oil supply amid Iran sanctions -envoy

The Trump administration is comfortable that there is enough oil in the global market months into its program of unilaterally re-imposing sanctions on OPEC-member Iran, the State Department's energy envoy said on Friday.

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Highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore under way in Delhi to ease traffic congestions: Nitin Gadkari

Highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore under way in Delhi to ease traffic congestions: Nitin Gadkari

The Centre has undertaken highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to tackle traffic congestions in the national capital, which is battling against the problem of pollution, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday.

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Samjhauta Express services restored; Train to run from India on Sunday: Railways

Samjhauta Express services restored; Train to run from India on Sunday: Railways

The Samjhauta Express will leave for Pakistan from Delhi on Sunday after the two neighbours agreed to operationalise services at their ends, a senior railway official told PTI.

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Project Utkrisht: Indian Railways upgrades Darjeeling Mail with several modern features; see pics here

Project Utkrisht: Indian Railways upgrades Darjeeling Mail with several modern features; see pics here

Indian Railways upgrades another train under Project Utkrisht! Indian Railways’ Darjeeling Mail has been upgraded under Project Utkrisht. The improved rake of Darjeeling Mail, which operates under Eastern Railway

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Now Track Your IRCTC Food’s Journey Too: Indian Railways To Add Barcodes With CCTV Feed Of Preparation And Packaging

Now Track Your IRCTC Food’s Journey Too: Indian Railways To Add Barcodes With CCTV Feed Of Preparation And Packaging

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, while inaugurating the ‘Rail Drishti Dashboard’ to promote transparency and accountability, said that the Railway Ministry is planning to introduce bar codes on food packets, reports Financial Express.

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Iconic Rajdhani Express train to complete 50 years of journey tomorrow

Iconic Rajdhani Express train to complete 50 years of journey tomorrow

India's iconic Rajdhani Express is set to complete a golden journey of 50 years on Sunday, March 3, and the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (ICRTC) has planned to make the occasion a special one by treating passengers of the 1230

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Centre’s Nod For Metro In Agra, Kanpur: LMRC Reconstituted As Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation

Centre’s Nod For Metro In Agra, Kanpur: LMRC Reconstituted As Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation

The Central government has given its nod to Metro projects in Agra and Kanpur and has paved the way for construction of mass public transport systems in the two cities.

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Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari rolls out Nagpur's first CNG Bus

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari rolls out Nagpur's first CNG Bus

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday dedicated city's first diesel converted CNG bus to the citizens of Nagpur. On the occasion, mayor Nanda Jichkar announced similar conversion of her official diesel car into CNG.

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