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‘HEC laying stress on modernisation, diversification’

‘HEC laying stress on modernisation, diversification’

The Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) Limited, Ranchi, has been laying stress on diversification of the company’s business in recent times.

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Go organic to beat drought, says seed reviver

Go organic to beat drought, says seed reviver

Organic farmer Nel Jayaraman has some advice for farmers struggling to grow high-yielding varieties of paddy during drought: Go organic.

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Singareni Collieries Company Limited coal belt bandh total

Singareni Collieries Company Limited coal belt bandh total

Tension prevailed in the town following series of arrests by the police since Friday in the wake of the strike by the workers of the Singareni Collieries.

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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Research from Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance group (BNEF) shows that solar power is becoming cheap enough to push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast.

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400 KVA power house inaugurated, but with half its capacity

400 KVA power house inaugurated, but with half its capacity

A 400-KVA power house was inaugurated in Bijnor’s Swahedi village on Saturday, However, it was commissioned with only half its capacity as only one 200-MVA transformer was installed. The second transformer is expected to be delivered later this month, officials said.

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Indian Energy Exchange files for IPO; Multiples, Aditya Birla PE to partially exit

Indian Energy Exchange files for IPO; Multiples, Aditya Birla PE to partially exit

Private equity-backed Indian Energy Exchange Ltd (IEX), the country’s first exchange for trading of electricity and renewable energy certificates, on Friday filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering (IPO).

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India's Lanco Infratech confirms RBI order on insolvency process

India's Lanco Infratech confirms RBI order on insolvency process

Lanco Infratech Ltd confirmed on Saturday that India's central bank had directed the company's lead lender IDBI Bank to initiate a corporate insolvency resolution process under the country's bankruptcy laws.

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Raw material security, R&D thrust areas for steel industry: Steel Minister

Raw material security, R&D thrust areas for steel industry: Steel Minister

Chairing the second meeting of the recently constituted National Steel Consumers’ Council in Bhubaneswar yesterday, Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh stated that raw material security

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Government will not merge coal workers' provident fund with EPFO

Government will not merge coal workers' provident fund with EPFO

The Union coal secretary has clarified to the unions that there are no proposals of merging the coal workers provident fund with the Employees Provident Fund and hence the possibility of a merger does not arise.

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Rise in electricity demand to revive stressed power companies: Experts

Rise in electricity demand to revive stressed power companies: Experts

The government expects the demand for electricity to pick-up in the next couple of years, which experts believe is critical to revive the power sector saddled with stressed assets.

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Two factors that made Reliance Industries, BP go in for huge investment in KG Basin

Two factors that made Reliance Industries, BP go in for huge investment in KG Basin

Reliance Industries and BP Plc’s $6-billion investment announcement on Thursday was prompted by the rare opportunity to develop their gas fields at rock-bottom costs and sell the output at market rates, putting the spotlight back on the Krishna-Godavari Basin block that once seemed to be fading in the priorities of India’s richest man.

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India joins select nations, dynamic fuel pricing begins

India joins select nations, dynamic fuel pricing begins

The three state-owned oil marketing companies – Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation — started selling petrol and diesel in sync with global crude oil rates from Friday.

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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan denies any clash with Karnataka over free LPG supply scheme

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan denies any clash with Karnataka over free LPG supply scheme

Union minister of State for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, on Saturday welcomed the Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya scheme, to be launched soon by the Karnataka government and rubbished rumours of a conflict between the Centre and the State on the issue.

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IOC pipeline ruptured near Jamnagar, oil spreads on agricultural land

IOC pipeline ruptured near Jamnagar, oil spreads on agricultural land

THE SALAYA-MATHURA pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was ruptured and crude oil leaking out of it spread over around four hectare of agricultural land in Mota Thavariya village near Jamnagar city on Saturday.

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Pradhan assures people won't suffer due to daily revision of fuel prices

Pradhan assures people won't suffer due to daily revision of fuel prices

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said people won?t suffer due to daily revision of fuel prices.

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Like US, India moves to daily fuel pricing

Like US, India moves to daily fuel pricing

Believe it or not, there's a little bit of America in your fuel, even though we hardly import any oil from there. On Friday, India moved to a system of revising motor fuel prices daily in tune with global rates, something that the US has been doing for years.

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BPCL terminates Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump licence

BPCL terminates Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump licence

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) on Saturday terminated the license of Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump after he failed to furnish a satisfactory explanation to the notice issued over the allocation of the property in the state.

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BPCL's decision under law, no politics involved: Pradhan on Tej Pratap

BPCL's decision under law, no politics involved: Pradhan on Tej Pratap

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that the decision to cancel the licence of Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump was under the law and that no politics was involved

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Indian refiners commit to 1.2mn b/d downstream project

Indian refiners commit to 1.2mn b/d downstream project

Indian state-controlled refiners have formally committed to building a huge refinery and petrochemical complex on the country’s west coast, despite continuing doubts over how the project fits into the government’s long-term energy strategy.

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Worries as Nigeria is absent from Int’l list of liquified gas suppliers

Worries as Nigeria is absent from Int’l list of liquified gas suppliers

Stakeholders in the liquified gas sector have remained worried that Nigeria was not mentioned among countries with good market prospect for their liquified natural gas (LNG) cargo for July and August 2017.

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Pranab launches Namma Metro Phase I

Pranab launches Namma Metro Phase I

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated 'Namma Metro' Phase I on the Green Line between Mantri Squre and Yelachenahalli at Vidhana Soudha here today.

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Kochi, Bengaluru begin Metro ride

Kochi, Bengaluru begin Metro ride

The first phase of Metro network for Kochi and a new line for Bengaluru was inaugurated on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kerala's commercial capital and President Pranab Mukherjee in India's tech hub, respectively.

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Wheels of time – a first-hand account of the Kochi Metro

Wheels of time – a first-hand account of the Kochi Metro

It has been more than ten years since I first set my eyes on Kochi. A young exchange student with Pune University, I recall quickly noting the effortless social interactions between people on the streets

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From solar panels to vertical garden: Kochi Metro's five 'firsts' that make it unique

From solar panels to vertical garden: Kochi Metro's five 'firsts' that make it unique

The Kochi Metro is all set to be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM will also take a rise on the Mass Urban Rapid Transport System (MRTS) along with other dignitaries including India's Metroman E Sreedharan

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Ready to take a ride on Kochi Metro? Dos and don'ts to keep in mind

Ready to take a ride on Kochi Metro? Dos and don'ts to keep in mind

It's a dream come true for Kochites as the Metro begins its inaugural journey on Saturday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi sets the ball rolling when he makes his journey on the Metro.

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Here’s how to order from KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s on Shatabdi, Rajdhani trains

Here’s how to order from KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s on Shatabdi, Rajdhani trains

Now that the mandatory railway meals are becoming optional, travellers will now have the option to pre-book fast food on the trains, directly from their mobile.

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Gujarat gets Centre’s nod to shut gates of Sardar Sarovar dam

Gujarat gets Centre’s nod to shut gates of Sardar Sarovar dam

Fifty six years after the foundation stone for the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada river was laid, the Gujarat government today got permission from the Centre to shut the gates of this controversy-hit structure, marking the “completion” of the project.

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Rail Bazaar at major stations on the horizon

Rail Bazaar at major stations on the horizon

Railway stations in the city may soon have a ‘Rail Bazaar’, which would help solve the issue of encroachment on footpaths and facilitate the ease of buying daily household needs for railway commuters.

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Partners in transforming India’s urban transportation

Partners in transforming India’s urban transportation

India is experiencing an unprecedented transition from rural to urban living. Its urban population increased from 222 million in 1990, to 410 million in 2014 and is forecast to increase to 814 million by 2050, according to a United Nations report.

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