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Deadline For Bullet Train Advanced By A Year: Piyush Goyal

Deadline For Bullet Train Advanced By A Year: Piyush Goyal

The NDA government is aiming to advance the date of rolling out the first bullet train from Ahmedabad to Mumbai by about a year to August 2022.

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Railways Bullet Train Will Be Affordable For All, Says Piyush Goyal; Officials Hint Fares To Be Similar To Rajdhani Express

Railways Bullet Train Will Be Affordable For All, Says Piyush Goyal; Officials Hint Fares To Be Similar To Rajdhani Express

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said the fare of the high-speed bullet train would be “affordable for all”.

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Nirmala Sitharaman & Piyush Goyal In CCPA As Government Reconstitutes Cabinet Committees

Nirmala Sitharaman & Piyush Goyal In CCPA As Government Reconstitutes Cabinet Committees

The government has included defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, railway minister Piyush Goyal in the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), reaffirming their elevation in the Union Cabinet.

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Aluminium Costlier Because Of Pollution Control In China

Aluminium Costlier Because Of Pollution Control In China

Global aluminium prices have risen sharply by over 10 per cent in the past month led by a growing deficit in supply due to control of polluting units in China the largest global producer of the metal.

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Ten Power Companies Participate On Day-1 Of Power Contract Auctions

Ten Power Companies Participate On Day-1 Of Power Contract Auctions

Ten power companies with a total generation capacity of around 9,000 mw have participated on Day-1 of Shakti - the auctions for offering long term contract to power companies.

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New Norms For Solar Power Projects Bidding Good For Sector: ICRA

New Norms For Solar Power Projects Bidding Good For Sector: ICRA

Ratings agency ICRA today said that new bidding guidelines for solar power projects are positive for the sector and address key concerns such as grid curtailment and termination payments.

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India Plans To Add 1,305 Mw Hydropower Capacity In Current Fiscal

India Plans To Add 1,305 Mw Hydropower Capacity In Current Fiscal

India is planning to add around 1,305 Megawatt (Mw) of additional hydropower generation capacity in the current financial year, over 20 per cent lower as compared to 1,659 Mw added last fiscal.

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Hero Motocorp-Backed Ather Energy To Raise Rs 200 Cr For E-Scooter Plans

Hero Motocorp-Backed Ather Energy To Raise Rs 200 Cr For E-Scooter Plans

Smart electric scooter start-up Ather Energy, backed by two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp, is looking at differentiating itself in the segment with digital support through doorstep delivery of scooters and personalised support with customers mapped to dedicated support personnel.

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India Details Compulsory New Solar Component Quality Standards

India Details Compulsory New Solar Component Quality Standards

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new order seeking to improve the quality of components in the solar sector, including batteries to be used for stationary energy storage.

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Momentum Building Up For A Global Coal Alliance, Says WCA Ceo Benjamin Sporton

Momentum Building Up For A Global Coal Alliance, Says WCA Ceo Benjamin Sporton

Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s call for a worldwide coal alliance promoting sustainable use of the cheapest source of power over renewable energy which comes with hidden costs is gaining global support.

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New Bidding Guidelines For Solar Power Projects A Positive For The Sector: ICRA

New Bidding Guidelines For Solar Power Projects A Positive For The Sector: ICRA

The government's recent notification of bidding guidelines for the award of solar power projects comes as a positive development for the sector, credit ratings agency ICRA has said.

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'India Is Uranium-Rich Country': Nuclear Chief Dr Sekhar Basu

'India Is Uranium-Rich Country': Nuclear Chief Dr Sekhar Basu

For a very long time one has only heard that India is country that is not blessed with indigenous uranium and that unless we import uranium there will be no energy independence.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 53.63 Per Bbl On 08.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 53.63 Per Bbl On 08.09.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 53.63 per barrel (bbl) on 08.09.2017.

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India To Buy 1 Mt Australian LNG More After New Price Maths

India To Buy 1 Mt Australian LNG More After New Price Maths

India will buy an additional one million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Australias Gorgon project after it got Exxon Mobil Corp to cut price agreed to eight years ago.

 

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If China Has Its Way The Days Of Your Petrol Car May Be Numbered

If China Has Its Way The Days Of Your Petrol Car May Be Numbered

Say goodbye to gasoline. The world's slow drift toward electric cars is about to enter full flood.

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China To Ban Sale Of Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars In A Major Push For Electric Vehicles

China To Ban Sale Of Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars In A Major Push For Electric Vehicles

The world’s biggest market for vehicles, China, is planning to ban the production and sale of cars that run on pollution-causing fossil fuel in a major push for production of electric vehicles, Mint has reported.

 

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Oil Edges Up As Saudis Discuss Extending Supply Cut

Oil Edges Up As Saudis Discuss Extending Supply Cut

Oil prices edged up on Monday after the Saudi oil minister discussed possibly extending a pact to cut global oil supplies beyond March 2018 with his Venezuelan and Kazakh counterparts.

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India Pulls Off Cheaper LNG Price From Australia

India Pulls Off Cheaper LNG Price From Australia

India has renegotiated the price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) it imports from Gorgon project in Australia that will result in savings of more than Rs 10000 crore, according to Petroleum Ministry sources here on Sunday.

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Modi-Abi To Witness Launch Of Work On Bullet Train

Modi-Abi To Witness Launch Of Work On Bullet Train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shizo Abe will witness the commencement of work on Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Train Project, popularly known as Bullet Train.

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Sanjeev Sinha Named Adviser For Rs 1.1 Lakh Crore Bullet Train Project

Sanjeev Sinha Named Adviser For Rs 1.1 Lakh Crore Bullet Train Project

Sanjeev Sinha, former Tata executive in Tokyo and the first IIT-ian from Barmer, Rajasthan, has been appointed as adviser for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail project by Japan Railways.

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IRB Infra Commissions Kaithal-Rsthan Border Highway Project

IRB Infra Commissions Kaithal-Rsthan Border Highway Project

Highways developer IRB Infrastructure today said it has commissioned its Kaithal- Rajasthan Border four laning highway project, being built at a cost of Rs 2,290 crore.

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Video: Indian Railways Has An Efficiency Problem, Piyush Goyal Explains Using The Linesman Example

Video: Indian Railways Has An Efficiency Problem, Piyush Goyal Explains Using The Linesman Example

Newly appointed Minister for Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal, speaking on “India’s Road Ahead” at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata spoke of various measures that can be undertaken to improve the latest addition to his portfolio, the railways.

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Engineering Marvel: India’s Highest Tunnel To See Light Of Day In October

Engineering Marvel: India’s Highest Tunnel To See Light Of Day In October

Running three years behind schedule, the strategic 8.8-km all-weather Rohtang Tunnel, the highest in the country, will open to emergency traffic in October.

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Sanjeev Sinha Named Adviser for Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project

Sanjeev Sinha Named Adviser for Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project

Sanjeev Sinha, former Tata executive working in Tokyo and first IIT-ian from Barmer, has been appointed as the advisor for India’s long-awaited project of Bullet Train.

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PayU Strikes Collaboration With IRCTC For Online Payments

PayU Strikes Collaboration With IRCTC For Online Payments

PayU, India’s leading payment gateway provider, has collaborated with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to give users a safe and secure option to pay for rail tickets booked on the IRCTC website.

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Ultimatum To Shift To Electric Vehicles

Ultimatum To Shift To Electric Vehicles

SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures) had its Annual Convention on 7thSeptember. The heads and senior management of almost all automobile manufacturers were present.

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Train Engine Derails At Chennai Railway Station

Train Engine Derails At Chennai Railway Station

A rail engine proceeding to the yard derailed at the Egmore railway station here on Monday but none was injured, Southern Railway officials said.

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Railways Will Soon Take You From Nagpur To Hyderabad In Only 3 Hours!

Railways Will Soon Take You From Nagpur To Hyderabad In Only 3 Hours!

The Railways has already worked out a blueprint for a semi-high speed corridor linking Nagpur and Hyderabad.

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Railway Track Inspection For Rajdhani Express From Agartala Begins

Railway Track Inspection For Rajdhani Express From Agartala Begins

Northeast Frontier Railway(NFR) officials have begun railway track inspection from Lumding to Agartala tofacilitate movement of Rajdhani Express from Tripura soon.

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Govt To Focus On Water Grid, Highways-Cum-Airstrips: Nitin Gadkari

Govt To Focus On Water Grid, Highways-Cum-Airstrips: Nitin Gadkari

Making e-autorickshaws a common sight in rural India, creating a water grid that is on par with power grid and constructing 17 highways-cum-airstrips are the government's priorities and it will start work on them this year, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

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AC Locals A Distant Dream As Permissions Still In Limbo

AC Locals A Distant Dream As Permissions Still In Limbo

While Mumbaikars await the much-touted air-conditioned local, the files pertaining to final permissions for the train have been languishing in Lucknow with the Research, Design and Safety Organisation (RDSO).

 

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India Smart Cities Awards Contest 2017: Narendra Modi Government To Offer Rs 50 Lakh Prize To Measure Impact Of Project

India Smart Cities Awards Contest 2017: Narendra Modi Government To Offer Rs 50 Lakh Prize To Measure Impact Of Project

The Centre will soon hold a contest with a prize money of Rs 50 lakh to measure the quality and impact of the ongoing smart city projects, a senior government official said.

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Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Other Cities Property Sales: Will You Be Buying During Diwali? Here Are Options Before Homebuyers

Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Other Cities Property Sales: Will You Be Buying During Diwali? Here Are Options Before Homebuyers

It’s going to be another dull Diwali for real estate players, the third in a row. Launches of new properties, which have been trending down for about a year now.

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