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November 14, 2018, Wednesday

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3 War Heroes Install 40 Solar Panels Atop Mumbai Society, Help Save 98% On Electricity Bills

3 War Heroes Install 40 Solar Panels Atop Mumbai Society, Help Save 98% On Electricity Bills

They were part of air sorties during the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pakistan wars. Today, these war heroes are leading a campaign for clean energy.

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Jakson Group To Invest Rs 700 Crore To Set Up New Solar Plant

Jakson Group To Invest Rs 700 Crore To Set Up New Solar Plant

At a time when most domestic solar manufacturers are struggling with idle capacity in the face of cheap solar cells and modules being imported from China, Noida-based Jakson Group is setting up a greenfield solar plant in a seemingly contrarian decision.

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Reliance Industries To Foray Into Renewable Energy Business

Reliance Industries To Foray Into Renewable Energy Business

Apart from strengthening its position in the energy and material businesses, Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Group plans to take a leading position in renewables.

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UP Govt Launches Free Power Connection Scheme For BPL Families

UP Govt Launches Free Power Connection Scheme For BPL Families

Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Srikant Sharma today launched free power connection scheme for the BPL card holders in the state.

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Wind Power Auction Every Month, Says Energy Minister Piyush Goyal

Wind Power Auction Every Month, Says Energy Minister Piyush Goyal

With renewable power becoming more affordable, the government is set to auction wind power projects more frequently and is willing to abandon separate purchase obligation for different sources of clean energy for state utilities.

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Power Generators Risk Coal Supply Deals By Skipping Auctions

Power Generators Risk Coal Supply Deals By Skipping Auctions

Independent power generators that do not participate in the announced auction for coal supply or do not offer any discounts on existing tariffs will not get another chance to secure long term coal supply contracts from Coal India, the company has decided.

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JSW Energy To Focus On Profitability, Not Costly Acquisitions

JSW Energy To Focus On Profitability, Not Costly Acquisitions

JSW Energy Ltd has decided to focus on profitability rather than chase asset acquisition at unrealistic prices, said a top executive

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Canara Bank-led Consortium Seeks Buyer For 270 Mw Power Plant In Maharashtra

Canara Bank-led Consortium Seeks Buyer For 270 Mw Power Plant In Maharashtra

A Canara Bank-led consortium of lenders is scouting for a buyer for a 270 MW power plant in Maharashtra which came under corporate debt restructuring (CDR) plan.

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Major Bureaucratic Rejig: 35 Secretaries, Additional Secretaries In Govt Departments

Major Bureaucratic Rejig: 35 Secretaries, Additional Secretaries In Govt Departments

Thirty-five senior bureaucrats have been appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments as part of a major reshuffle.

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Coal Scam: Court Directs CBI To Respond To Prakash Javadekar's Plea

Coal Scam: Court Directs CBI To Respond To Prakash Javadekar's Plea

A special court has directed the CBI to respond by September 6 to the objections of Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir against its move to close a coal scam case.

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Delhi Electricity Regulator To Set Up Legal Advisory Cell For Power Consumers

Delhi Electricity Regulator To Set Up Legal Advisory Cell For Power Consumers

A public notice has been issued seeking suggestions and objections of people in this regard, said a DERC official.

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Device That Can Harvest Electricity From Human Motion

Device That Can Harvest Electricity From Human Motion

Clothes that double up as cell-phone charger could be a reality soon as researchers have found a way to generate electricity from human motion.

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China's Top Steel Province To Meet 2017 Coal Capacity Cuts By Sept - Paper

China's Top Steel Province To Meet 2017 Coal Capacity Cuts By Sept - Paper

China's Hebei province will likely meet its annual target for reducing coal capacity by the end of September, official newspaper Hebei Daily reported on Sunday, citing information from the provincial planning body.

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EIL's Rs 658.80-crore Share Buyback To Open On July 25

EIL's Rs 658.80-crore Share Buyback To Open On July 25

State-owned Engineers India's (EIL) Rs 658.80 crore share buyback will open on July 25 and close on August 7.

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Gurugram Foray Adds To Indraprastha Gas' Strong Prospects

Gurugram Foray Adds To Indraprastha Gas' Strong Prospects

The news of Indraprastha Gas (IGL) getting a go ahead from the Haryana government to operate its city gas distribution (CGD) network in Gurugram led to more gains on the bourses.

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RIL Paying 6% Premium To Buy Coal-bed Methane From Its Own Block: Company

RIL Paying 6% Premium To Buy Coal-bed Methane From Its Own Block: Company

Reliance Industries is paying 6 per cent more price to buy coal-bed methane gas from its own block in Madhya Pradesh in the second quarter of current fiscal, the company said in an investor presentation.

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31 Held As Syndicate That Stole Oil Worth Crores From Cairn India Oil Field Busted, Says Police

31 Held As Syndicate That Stole Oil Worth Crores From Cairn India Oil Field Busted, Says Police

The Rajasthan police have arrested 31 persons and claimed to have busted an inter-state syndicate that allegedly stole crude oil worth crores of rupees from Cairn India’s oilfield in Barmer over the past several years.

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Indian Gang Held For Stealing 50 Million Litres Of Crude Oil

Indian Gang Held For Stealing 50 Million Litres Of Crude Oil

Police in Rajasthan have cracked a criminal syndicate accused of smuggling more than 50 million litres of crude oil inside water tankers from India's largest onshore oilfield, an official said Sunday.

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India Launches First R&D Facility For High-end Fuels, Gas

India Launches First R&D Facility For High-end Fuels, Gas

India has launched its first petroleum Research & Development (R&D) facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions, according to an official here.

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Reliance Industries Announces Bonus Share Issue At 1:1, Claims It Is India's Largest

Reliance Industries Announces Bonus Share Issue At 1:1, Claims It Is India's Largest

Oil-to-telecom behemoth Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1. This is the country’s largest bonus issue in India.

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Saudi Arabia's New Trick Is Turning Off The Us Oil Tap

Saudi Arabia's New Trick Is Turning Off The Us Oil Tap

At last, Saudi Arabia seems to be doing what it takes to reduce the world's most visible oil glut: the one in the US.

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ONGC Not To Make Open Offer Post HPCL Acquisition: Official

ONGC Not To Make Open Offer Post HPCL Acquisition: Official

ONGC will not be required to make an open offer to minority shareholders of HPCL after buying out government's 51.11 per cent stake as the deal won't trigger takeover norms as did the IOC-IBP merger in 2002, a senior government official said.

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Oil Producers Compliance With Output Cut Pact Is Good -kuwait Minister

Oil Producers Compliance With Output Cut Pact Is Good -kuwait Minister

The Kuwaiti oil minister said on Friday that compliance by oil producers with a global pact on reducing crude supplies was "good and offers hope", state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.

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Seat Chief Says Sees CNG Cars As Possible Diesel Alternative - Report

Seat Chief Says Sees CNG Cars As Possible Diesel Alternative - Report

Carmaker Seat sees compressed-natural-gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel to diesel, the chief executive of the Spanish Volkswagen division said on Saturday.

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RIL Pays 6 Pc More To Buy Own Gas

RIL Pays 6 Pc More To Buy Own Gas

Reliance Industries is paying 6 per cent more price to buy coal-bed methane gas from its own block in Madhya Pradesh in the second quarter of current fiscal, the company said in an investor presentation.

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Indraprastha Gas Kicks Off Pilot Project For Gas-run Gensets In NCR

Indraprastha Gas Kicks Off Pilot Project For Gas-run Gensets In NCR

Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), the sole retailer of CNG and piped natural gas in national capital region, today said it has started a pilot project to run diesel generators on gas in residential complexes with a view to cut pollution levels.

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Crude Oil Racket: 40 Million Litres Stolen From Cairn In Four Years, Probe Ordered

Crude Oil Racket: 40 Million Litres Stolen From Cairn In Four Years, Probe Ordered

Investigation into the theft of crude oil from Cairn Oil and Gas in Barmer has unearthed a racket of crores of rupees in which a gang of over 100 people, including company employees, was involved.

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Another Petrol Pump Raided For Rigged Fuel Dispenser Near Pune

Another Petrol Pump Raided For Rigged Fuel Dispenser Near Pune

A Thane Police team today sealed a petrol pump located on Pune-Ahmednagar Road in the city after it found that the fuel dispensing machine was tampered with using a microchip, an official said.

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Goods and Services Tax will accelerate growth, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Goods and Services Tax will accelerate growth, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will accelerate the growth and ease of doing business and help in nation building, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

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IDFC Infrastructure Lending Arm To Raise Rs 1,500 Cr In Bonds

IDFC Infrastructure Lending Arm To Raise Rs 1,500 Cr In Bonds

Ahead of a proposed merger with Shriram Group, IDFC’s infrastructure lending arm is planning to raise Rs 1,500 crore of bonds and Rs 400 crore of commercial papers.

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New Waterways To Connect India With Bangladesh: Mansukh Mandaviya

New Waterways To Connect India With Bangladesh: Mansukh Mandaviya

Bangladesh and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to connect the north-east and West Bengal with Bangladesh through new waterways, Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said.

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No New Port In 100km Vicinity Of Major Ports: Parliamentary Panel

No New Port In 100km Vicinity Of Major Ports: Parliamentary Panel

Concerned about new ports eating into the profitability and business of India's 12 major ports, a parliamentary panel has recommended that no new port be allowed in 100 km vicinity of top ports without a nod from board.

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IRCTC To Install 1,100 Water Vending Machines At Railway Stations

IRCTC To Install 1,100 Water Vending Machines At Railway Stations

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018 as part of its efforts to ensure clean drinking water at low cost in rail premises across the country.

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CAG Urges Railways To Improve Parcel Service

CAG Urges Railways To Improve Parcel Service

Highlighting the lapses in parcel services, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has urged the Railways to improve the quality of services being provided so as to minimise complaints from customers.

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Suresh Prabhu Announces Out-of-turn Promotions For Women Cricketers

Suresh Prabhu Announces Out-of-turn Promotions For Women Cricketers

The Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday announced out-of-turn promotions for the women cricketers of the Indian World Cup squad who are employed with the Railways.

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Drinking Water At Re 1, IRCTC To Install 100 Vending Machines In Stations

Drinking Water At Re 1, IRCTC To Install 100 Vending Machines In Stations

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018 as part of its efforts to ensure clean drinking water at low cost in rail premises across the country.

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After bad quality food, CAG raps railways over dirty linen, management issues

After bad quality food, CAG raps railways over dirty linen, management issues

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the railways over cleanliness and management of linen and suggested putting in place a mechanism to ensure strict compliance to the laid down norms.

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Sagarmala Project To Boost Gdp By 2 Per Cent: Ocean Group

Sagarmala Project To Boost Gdp By 2 Per Cent: Ocean Group

Logistics solutions provider Global Ocean Group today said the government's ambitious Sagarmala project will add 2 per cent to the country's GDP.

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Geological Survey Of India Plans To Procure Geo-tech Vessel With Drilling Facility

Geological Survey Of India Plans To Procure Geo-tech Vessel With Drilling Facility

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is planning to procure a geo-technical vessel which will have drilling facilities.

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