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Government working on auction model for commercial mining

The government is working on various auction models with regard to sale of coal blocks for commercial mining by private companies, a senior official said today.

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Not A Single Petrol Or Diesel Car Should Be Sold In The Country — Piyush Goyal

Not A Single Petrol Or Diesel Car Should Be Sold In The Country — Piyush Goyal

That's exactly what the Power Minister said, revealing India's long term goal. According to the minister, India is looking at having an all-electric car fleet by the year 2030.

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Govt explores buy and lease strategy to boost electric vehicle usage

Govt explores buy and lease strategy to boost electric vehicle usage

The government is exploring a strategy to task a company with buying electric vehicles (EVs) in bulk and then leasing them to companies such as taxi aggregators, in an attempt to bring down the cost of such vehicles

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Centre seeks guarantee for solar, wind plants connected to grid

Centre seeks guarantee for solar, wind plants connected to grid

Buoyed by the bidding success of Rewa Ultra Mega Solar, the Union government wants state governments to offer guarantees to grid connected wind and solar projects.

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As energy mix changes, can India be coal-free?

As energy mix changes, can India be coal-free?

April 21 was the first ever working day since the Industrial Revolution that Britain generated power without coal. The West Burton 1 power station, the only coal-fired plant up and running, went offline a day earlier

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India’s electric turnaround: Powerless to power-surplus

India’s electric turnaround: Powerless to power-surplus

When Piyush Goyal took over as the Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy in May 2014, he inherited perhaps the worst of the UPA regime’s handiwork.

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Coca-Cola's Ludhiana bottling plant commission 100 KW Solar power plant

Coca-Cola's Ludhiana bottling plant commission 100 KW Solar power plant

In a step towards environmental protection and sustainable manufacturing, Ludhiana Beverages Private Limited, an authorized franchise bottler of Coca-Cola today announced the commissioning of a 100 KW solar power plant.

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Hareon unit to take part in Azure solar project in India

Hareon unit to take part in Azure solar project in India

A unit of Hareon Power Singapore plans to invest roughly INR 7.19 billion (USD 112m/EUR 103m) at most in an Indian solar project developed by Azure Power Global Ltd.

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Coal India misses April sales target by 9 per cent

Coal India misses April sales target by 9 per cent

State-owned miner Coal India has not only missed its production target by 12% during the first month of the current fiscal, it has also witnessed a 4.8% fall over the previous corresponding period. On the sales front, the company managed a 6.1% growth although it missed targets for the month by some 9%.

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Power hurdle: Many villagers not keen on legal electricity connections

Power hurdle: Many villagers not keen on legal electricity connections

India’s power-for-all plan is facing an unexpected challenge. Legal electricity connection with bills isn’t attractive for many villagers in several states, because it is a drain on their meagre income.

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Actis to invest $500 million in green energy platform Solenergi

Actis to invest $500 million in green energy platform Solenergi

Private equity fund Actis LLP plans to invest around $500 million in its second green energy platform in India, Solenergi Power Pvt. Ltd, two people aware of the development said

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Nuclear power: Westinghouse to miss deadline to firm-up India deal

Nuclear power: Westinghouse to miss deadline to firm-up India deal

India has asked Japanese company Toshiba to offer ways to resolve the issue of sale of nuclear reactors following bankruptcy of its US-based Westinghouse Electric Company

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OIL AND GAS

India cuts oil import plans from Iran by a quarter over gas field row

India cuts oil import plans from Iran by a quarter over gas field row

India plans to order about a quarter less Iranian crude oil than it bought last year, people familiar with the matter said, as state refiners cut term purchase deals over a row between New Delhi and Tehran on development of a natural gas field.

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Sudan denies licence extension to ONGC Videsh; seeks higher taxes

Sudan denies licence extension to ONGC Videsh; seeks higher taxes

Sudan has denied India's ONGC Videsh Ltd an extension of licence to operate an oilfield as it sought higher royalties and taxes to make up for revenue lost due to drop in oil prices

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Expect gas production volumes to go up 23% going ahead: ONGC

Expect gas production volumes to go up 23% going ahead: ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been rallying. Motilal Oswal has upgraded the stock after a long time stating that cost efficiency, production growth and dividend yields are the key drivers for a rerating.

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Petrol, diesel prices now revised daily in 5 cities; Here’s how Chandigarh showcased change

Petrol, diesel prices now revised daily in 5 cities; Here’s how Chandigarh showcased change

Under a recently announced pilot project, the price of petrol and diesel is being revised on a daily basis in five cities. The process started on Monday – India’s state-run oil marketing companies have planned a gradual move to international standards

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Petrol, diesel prices begin changing everyday: This is how it impacts you

Petrol, diesel prices begin changing everyday: This is how it impacts you

Further decontrol over petrol and diesel prices in India has begun with oil companies like Indian Oil Corporation announcing a pilot project where prices of these two fuels will change on a daily basis based on their international prices

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UP petrol pumps to be re-examined

UP petrol pumps to be re-examined

Days after the Uttar Pradesh police detected that some fuel outlets were tampering with the fuel calibration system, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that all fuel stations in the Uttar Pradesh will be re-examined

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Petrol pump row: Stop looting customers or face punitive action, Srikant Sharma warns filling station owners

Petrol pump row: Stop looting customers or face punitive action, Srikant Sharma warns filling station owners

Uttar Pradesh minister Srikant Sharma on Tuesday commented on the rising situation of petrol theft in the state and issued a stern warning to petrol pump owners who indulged in the act of thievery, asking them to “stop looting customers or face punitive action”, according to to the PTI.

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Gulf refiners eye growth in demand both at home and abroad

Gulf refiners eye growth in demand both at home and abroad

Gulf refiners are expanding their capacity at home and in international markets such as China and India, racing to meet the shortfall in products expected by 2021.

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Indian Oil Corporation to set up Rs 600 crore plant for ethanol production

Indian Oil Corporation to set up Rs 600 crore plant for ethanol production

The Indian Oil Corporation will set up a Rs 600-crore plant for the production of second generation ethanol in Haryana.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Railways to invite bids for coaches: Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, CRRC, BHEL in race

Railways to invite bids for coaches: Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, CRRC, BHEL in race

The Railways will invite bids this month from top foreign and domestic vendors for a Rs 20,000 crore joint venture project to manufacture around 5,000 electric coaches that will have modern facilities and run faster than existing ones.

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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar re-inaugurates Rapid Metro’s commercial operation

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar re-inaugurates Rapid Metro’s commercial operation

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday re- inaugurated the commercial operation of the Rapid Metro Phase-2, which was inaugurated by IL&FS Rail Ltd. CEO Rajiv Banga on March 31.

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Maharajas’ Express , operated by Railways PSU, IRCTC, to begin its Two new tour circuits

Maharajas’ Express , operated by Railways PSU, IRCTC, to begin its Two new tour circuits

The Indian Railway PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has decided to start two new circuits of their flagship luxury train Maharajas’ Express, this year.

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India Could Get Its First Hyperloop in 2021 If The Government Acts Now

India Could Get Its First Hyperloop in 2021 If The Government Acts Now

New Delhi to Mumbai via Jaipur and Indore in just 80 minutes. Or, Bengaluru to Chennai in 21 minutes. These transportation speeds can change the way India moves its people and cargo. While we will wait for the half-a-century old 300 kmph bullet train to be a reality, the 1,300 kmph plus future in transportation is already knocking at our doors.

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India, Afghanistan likely to ink key motor vehicle pact by May to put pressure on Pak

India, Afghanistan likely to ink key motor vehicle pact by May to put pressure on Pak

India and Afghanistan are likely to sign a bilateral motor vehicle agreement in May to put pressure on Pakistan, which is blocking New Delhi’s regional connectivity plans

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Automatic doors, bio-toilets, better interiors: Railways to invite bids worth Rs 20,000 cr for manufacturing modern coaches

Automatic doors, bio-toilets, better interiors: Railways to invite bids worth Rs 20,000 cr for manufacturing modern coaches

The Railways will invite financial bids worth over Rs 20,000 crore for manufacturing around 5,000 AC and non-AC coaches that will be equipped with modern facilities and run faster than existing ones, at Kanchrapara rail factory this month

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Average 23km national highways being constructed every day: Gadkari

Average 23km national highways being constructed every day: Gadkari

Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday claimed that the NDA government was constructing 23km of national highways every day against an average of barely 2km during the UPA regime

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Shape up or ship out: Nitin Gadkari has a message for BRO, other road construction organisations

Shape up or ship out: Nitin Gadkari has a message for BRO, other road construction organisations

Government organisations engaged in road construction, including the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been warned their projects will be taken away from them if they are not completed on schedule, a senior minister has said.

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Gadkari lays foundation stone of four-lane Pinjore bypass, announces more projects

Gadkari lays foundation stone of four-lane Pinjore bypass, announces more projects

Union minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday laid the foundation stone of four-lane Pinjore Bypass Surajpur-Sukhomajri project from National Highway-22 to NH-21A linking Himachal’s industrial town of Baddi.

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Use drones to monitor infrastructure projects: PM Narendra Modi

Use drones to monitor infrastructure projects: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked officials to use modern technology , including geo-tagging and use of UAVs and drones for rigorous monitoring of infrastructure projects.

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Indian Railways passenger segment loss at 80% in some categories; only AC 3-tier gives positive returns

Indian Railways passenger segment loss at 80% in some categories; only AC 3-tier gives positive returns

For the unreserved ordinary sleeper class on the Indian Railways network, the national carrier’s loss is as high as 80% of the cost incurred

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