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PM Modi, Japanese PM Abe Lay Foundation Stone For India's First Bullet Train Project In Ahmedabad

PM Modi, Japanese PM Abe Lay Foundation Stone For India's First Bullet Train Project In Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad-Mumbai on Thursday.

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India’s First Bullet Train Project Linking Ahmedabad With Mumbai

India’s First Bullet Train Project Linking Ahmedabad With Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation of India’s first high speed rail project, linking country’s commercial capital Mumbai to Ahmedabad, the main city in Modi’s home state Gujarat.

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India's Bullet Train Might Create 20,000 Employment Opportunities: SBI

India's Bullet Train Might Create 20,000 Employment Opportunities: SBI

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project that was launched in Ahmedabad on Thursday by prime minster Narendra Modi and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, has the potential of creating 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities, according to a report by State Bank of India’s research tea

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Bullet Trains Transformed Japan. Can They Do The Same For Narendra Modi's New India?

Bullet Trains Transformed Japan. Can They Do The Same For Narendra Modi's New India?

Robust economy and high speed bullet trains of Japan are inseparable. Japan's economic progress coincided with the success of bullet trains in the country.

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China Hard-sells Its High-speed Trains

China Hard-Sells Its High-Speed Trains

On the first day of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's tour of India, during which he will inaugurate the host country's first Bullet Train, China began canvassing for the sale of its high-speed trains to India.

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Closed Hydropower Plant Of NHPC In Darjeeling Is Back To Life

Closed Hydropower Plant Of NHPC In Darjeeling Is Back To Life

After remaining silent for around two months, mainly due to ongoing political unrest, national hydropower giant NHPC’s 160MW TLDP stage IV in Darjeeling hills of northern West Bengal has come back to life again today.

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Hike In Coal Output Saved Rs 25,900 Cr Forex: CIL MD

Hike In Coal Output Saved Rs 25,900 Cr Forex: CIL MD

Hike in coal production in the last three years has helped mining major Coal India Ltd save Rs 25,900 crore in foreign exchange, interim Chairman and Managing Director Gopal Singh said today.

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Govt Taking Steps To Check Spot Power Rates: A K Bhalla

Govt Taking Steps To Check Spot Power Rates: A K Bhalla

The government is taking steps to check spot prices of power that zoomed to over Rs 9 per unit yesterday following shortage of supply from hydro-power, wind and nuclear plants, a top government official said today.

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Vikram Solar Commissions 80 MW Solar Project In Gujarat

Vikram Solar Commissions 80 MW Solar Project In Gujarat

Vikram Solar, the country’s leading module manufacturer and solar EPC player commissioned a 2X40 MW (80 MW) Solar PV Power Plant for Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. (abbreviated GIPCL),

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Ujaas Energy COO Manish Agrawal Put In His Papers

Ujaas Energy COO Manish Agrawal Put In His Papers

Ujaas Energy today said its Chief Operating Officer Manish Agrawal has resigned from the company.

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Japan Commission Supports Nuclear Power Despite Fukushima

Japan Commission Supports Nuclear Power Despite Fukushima

Japan's nuclear-policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission issued a report today calling for nuclear energy to remain a key component of the country's energy mix despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society.

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Coal India Emphasises On Quick, Swift Exploitation Of Domestic Reserves

Coal India Emphasises On Quick, Swift Exploitation Of Domestic Reserves

State-run miner Coal India Ltd is emphasising on "quick" and "swift" exploitation of the domestic fossil fuel reserves in order to meet future demand and reduce imports, an official said here on Thursday.

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Tapping Renewable Energy In A Big Way

Tapping Renewable Energy In A Big Way

Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd., the Hyderabad-based renewal energy firm, is setting up decentralised solar energy plants with generation capacity of 400 MW across Telangana in 16 different places with the total investment of Rs. 3,000 crore.

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Coal India Plans To Diversify, Enter New Mining Areas, Says Official

Coal India Plans To Diversify, Enter New Mining Areas, Says Official

Coal India is planning to diversify into new mining areas although it believes the fossil fuel to remain as the primary source of power generation for at least the next two decades, a company official has said.

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Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Cuts Power Bills By Half

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Cuts Power Bills By Half

The Thiruvananthapuram city corporation has managed to reduce power expenses of the main office by half, after installation of solar plant with 140KW capacity .

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Solar generation in India grows 87% Y/Y in Q2 2017

Solar generation in India grows 87% Y/Y in Q2 2017

Solar power plants in India had a combined output of 5.5 billion kWh in the second quarter, marking an 87% year-on-year increase, data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows.

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Low Tariffs Hurt Wind Turbine Makers

Low Tariffs Hurt Wind Turbine Makers

Wind turbine makers are staring at a slowdown even as the government looks to boost renewable energy.

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Sun Rises For State's Renewable Sector

Sun Rises For State's Renewable Sector

Raising hopes of a future where sustainable energy would replace other sources of power, solar energy generation in the state has registered tremendous growth in the past couple of years.

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Niti Aayog Team Conducts Verification Of PM Package Projects In J&k

Niti Aayog Team Conducts Verification Of PM Package Projects In J&K

The government of India is monitoring the funds being spent by the state government under the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for J&K.

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Wind Companies Withdraw High Court Plea Against Tamil Nadu Auction

Wind Companies Withdraw High Court Plea Against Tamil Nadu Auction

Wind energy developers and equipment manufacturers who moved the Madras High Court to stop Tamil Nadu from holding its wind auction have had second thoughts and withdrawn their petition.

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Scheme To Push E-Vehicles Extended By Six Months

Scheme To Push E-Vehicles Extended By Six Months

In a move to promote the use of electric vehicles, the government has extended by six months the phase I of the FAME India Scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles), a programme that extends incentives to spur purchase and usage of electric vehicles.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 53.83 Per Bbl On 13.09.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 53.83 Per Bbl On 13.09.2017

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$ 53.83 per barrel (bbl) on 13.09.2017.

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Petrol, Diesel Price Hikes: Dharmendra Pradhan Takes To Twitter, Defends Fuel Cost Revision, Supports Centre’s Move, Backs It With Data

Petrol, Diesel Price Hikes: Dharmendra Pradhan Takes To Twitter, Defends Fuel Cost Revision, Supports Centre’s Move, Backs It With Data

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday took to Twitter and backed government’s daily revision of petrol and diesel prices move.

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Petrol, Diesel Prices: Yes, Arun Jaitley Has Kept Oil Taxes High, But He Did This To Stimulate GDP

Petrol, Diesel Prices: Yes, Arun Jaitley Has Kept Oil Taxes High, But He Did This To Stimulate GDP

That the Opposition should portray the government as a tax-grabbing one, preventing consumers from benefitting from the collapse in global crude oil prices – from $105 per barrel in FY14 to around $50 today – is par for the course.

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India's August Iran Oil Imports Drop To Lowest In 18 Months

India's August Iran Oil Imports Drop To Lowest In 18 Months

India imported 335,400 barrels per day (bpd) oil from Iran in August, the lowest level since February 2016, posting a fall of about 42 percent from a year ago, according to ship tracking data obtained from industry sources and data compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Research & Forecasts.

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Fitch Expects Fuel Demand To Remain Strong At 5%

Fitch Expects Fuel Demand To Remain Strong At 5%

The strong demand for oil products will continue and may stay above 5 per cent in the medium term, driven by demand for three key items - petrol, diesel and cooking gas, said a report.

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India Plans Larger Oil Auctions As Narendra Modi Pursues Import Cuts

India Plans Larger Oil Auctions As Narendra Modi Pursues Import Cuts

India will offer larger areas with higher oil and natural gas reserves in the next auction of discovered fields later this year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government seeks to curtail rising crude oil imports.

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BPCL Board Approves Amalgamation With Petronet CCK Ltd

BPCL Board Approves Amalgamation With Petronet CCK Ltd

Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL), India’s second largest fuel retailer, informed Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) its board has approved the draft scheme for amalgamation of Petronet CCK Limited (PCCKL), a wholly owned subsidiary for integrated operations and better control.

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GST On Petrol And Diesel

GST On Petrol And Diesel

The Goods and Services tax (GST) was introduced in India from July 1, 2017 which subsumed all indirect taxes levied by the central and state governments.

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No Plan To Interfere In Daily Price Change Of Petrol, Diesel, Says Dharmendra Pradhan.

No Plan To Interfere In Daily Price Change Of Petrol, Diesel, Says Dharmendra Pradhan.

Due to high pressure in order to check the hike i fuel prices from public, especially middle classs Dharmendra Pradhan, the petroleum minister on Wednesday conducted a high level meeting with the ministry officials.

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Oil Holds Gains, Buoyed By Hopes For Robust Demand

Oil Holds Gains, Buoyed By Hopes For Robust Demand

Oil prices eased on Thursday, but held on to most of their gains in the previous session when the market was buoyed by a forecast for firmer global oil demand by the International Energy Agency.

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BPCL Eyes Gail, Oil India For Merger

BPCL Eyes Gail, Oil India For Merger

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India’s second largest state-owned oil marketer is mulling a merger with GAIL (India), India’s largest gas distributor, and Oil India, the country’s second largest explorer, to create an integrated energy giant after the Centre approved the merger of rival Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) with ONGC.

 

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Why Canadian Oil And Gas Should Take A Shot At Meeting India’s Energy Demand

Why Canadian Oil And Gas Should Take A Shot At Meeting India’s Energy Demand

Canada must act sooner than later if it wants to capitalize on India’s growing energy demands before that economic potential is lost to other producers, suggests industry advocate Tim McMillan.

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PM Modi To Present Big Gift To Delhiites, Inaugurate Several Highways Soon: Nitin Gadkari

PM Modi To Present Big Gift To Delhiites, Inaugurate Several Highways Soon: Nitin Gadkari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a “big gift” to Delhiites by inaugurating several highways in the next six months, to free the city from traffic jams and pollution, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

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Railways To Run Special Train Between Sirsa-Nokha

Railways To Run Special Train Between Sirsa-Nokha

The North Western Railway will run a special train between Haryana’s Sirsa and Rajasthan’s Nokha on September 18 for the pilgrims visiting Guru Jambheshwar Maharaj Mukam Dham fair in the desert state, an official said.

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Before Bullet Train Leaves Ahmedabad For Mumbai, Here Are The Challenges For Railways

Before Bullet Train Leaves Ahmedabad For Mumbai, Here Are The Challenges For Railways

With rising concerns over safety of trains in backdrop, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today laid the foundation stone of the ambitious bullet train project at the Athletic Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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India's First Bullet Train Project: 350 Km/hr Top Speed, 7 Km Tunnel Under Sea, Rs 1.08 Lakh Crore Cost

India's First Bullet Train Project: 350 Km/hr Top Speed, 7 Km Tunnel Under Sea, Rs 1.08 Lakh Crore Cost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today laid the foundation stone for the much-hyped Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed bullet train project.

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Railway May Rope In NBCC To Develop More Stations; Shares Rise

Railway May Rope In NBCC To Develop More Stations; Shares Rise

Shares of NBCC (India) Ltd witnessed a sudden spike in late morning trade after reports that railway may rope in state-owned construction company to develop 40 more stations.

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HPE And PWC To Power Future Cities Together

HPE And PWC To Power Future Cities Together

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a new project with long-time strategic partner, PwC, to jointly create a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Kolkata, India, to advance development for future cities.

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Is The Indian Railways The Government’s New Start-Up Experiment?

Is The Indian Railways The Government’s New Start-Up Experiment?

For four months now – until two days after the Cabinet reshuffling under the NDA-led government – the Indian Railways had been in the headlines for nearly all the wrong reasons.

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India-Japan Ties Stronger Than Ever. Bullet Train Reflects The Depth

India-Japan Ties Stronger Than Ever. Bullet Train Reflects The Depth

On Thursday, in a ground-breaking ceremony held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone for the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project.

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India Keen On Reviving 5,000 Mw Pancheshwar Project For Nepal

India Keen On Reviving 5,000 Mw Pancheshwar Project For Nepal

India is willing to bear nearly 65 per cent cost of the 5,000-mw Pancheshwar multi-purpose project in Nepal that will make the latter powersurplus and control floods, an official said.

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Jammu Rajdhani’s Guard Coach Derails At New Delhi Railway Station

Jammu Rajdhani’s Guard Coach Derails At New Delhi Railway Station

The guard coach of the Jammu Rajdhani derailed on arrival on Thursday at the New Delhi Railway Station at 6:20 am. No casualties have been reported so far.

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Coming Soon: Mega Railway Project At Godhni

Coming Soon: Mega Railway Project At Godhni

In a big boost to development and employment in the region, Godhni, near Nagpur, under Central Railway will soon get a mega depot to maintain Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) coaches.

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