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September 26, 2018, Wednesday

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Petrol Pump Dealers Call Off Friday's Strike

Petrol Pump Dealers Call Off Friday's Strike

Petrol pump dealers called off their planned nationwide strike on October 13 after state oil companies rejected their demands and warned them against closure.

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Calls For Speed, Safety & Innovation

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Calls For Speed, Safety & Innovation

Railways are a significant contributor to the 'Make in India' programme, with the focus on manufacturing indigenization.

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Pratyush Sinha, Former CVC, To Head The Expert Committee Of Railway Board For Delays In Tender Process For New Elphinstone Road Station Bridge

A committee consisting of 5 Senior Administrative Grade Officers (Joint Secretary level) under the Presidentship of Chief Safety Officer, W.Rly, was formed to inquire into the incidence of stampede on north end FOB of Elphinstone Road Station on Mumbai Central - Dadar suburban section on 29/9/17.

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Cabinet Clears Pact With Japan For Setting Up Flexible LNG Market

Cabinet Clears Pact With Japan For Setting Up Flexible LNG Market

The Union cabinet has approved signing of an agreement with Japan to enable swapping of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies from overseas so as to save on transportation costs, and to build a gas trading platform in the country.

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Indian Railways To Invest About Rs 2,000-Cr For Expansion

Indian Railways To Invest About Rs 2,000-Cr For Expansion

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said Indian Railways will be making an investment of around Rs 2,000 crore, in the next couple of years, for expansion of its various manufacturing units across the country.

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'Green Energy Tariffs Will Fall Further, Help Achieve Targets'

'Green Energy Tariffs Will Fall Further, Help Achieve Targets'

Renewable energy tariffs that have already tumbled to a record low will fall further and help India achieve its ambitious targets for generating green electricity, renewable energy secretary Anand Kumar said.

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Tech Mahindra And Power Ledger To Test Blockchain-Powered Microgrids In India

Tech Mahindra And Power Ledger To Test Blockchain-Powered Microgrids In India

Tech Mahindra, an Indian Multinational IT company, and Power Ledger, a new blockchain startup from Australia, are collaborating to test a new service in India, integrating the peer-to-peer Power Ledger platform with microgrids.

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MCG Inks Pact For LED Streetlights

MCG Inks Pact For LED Streetlights

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram to install LED streetlights under the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP).

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Solar Scam: Kerala Govt Orders Vigilance Probe Against Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy

Solar Scam: Kerala Govt Orders Vigilance Probe Against Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy

The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and others in the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case.

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Delta Powering Green Mobility To Showcase Its Energy Efficient Smart Solutions At IREE 2017

Delta Powering Green Mobility To Showcase Its Energy Efficient Smart Solutions At IREE 2017

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will exhibit, at IREE 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 11-13 Octoberits diversified portfolio of smart power solutions

 

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10,000 Electric Cars Highlight Steep Path To India's Ambitions

10,000 Electric Cars Highlight Steep Path To India's Ambitions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off India’s race to turn all new passenger car sales electric by 2030. The largest order has gone to a company that hasn’t commercially started producing the vehicles.

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EESL Conducting Feasibility Study On Lighting Project In The Southeast Asian Country

EESL Conducting Feasibility Study On Lighting Project In The Southeast Asian Country

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has initiated a feasibility study on the prospects of launching efficient domestic lighting programme in the Southeast Asian country.

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World’s First 2 Mm Tempered Solar Glass Facility Opens In Bharuch

World’s First 2 Mm Tempered Solar Glass Facility Opens In Bharuch

The world’s first fully tempered 2 mm solar glass production facility was inaugurated at Govali plant of Gujarat Borosil in Bharuch on Monday.

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GST Rates On Bunker Fuel Reduced To 5%; Tax Set For Offshore Oil, Gas Sales

GST Rates On Bunker Fuel Reduced To 5%; Tax Set For Offshore Oil, Gas Sales

On Friday, the GST Council had revised the rates on transport of natural gas through pipelines and offshore work, partially addressing concerns on cascading of taxes for the sector.

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Import Of Oil-drilling Rigs Kept Out Of GST Purview

Import Of Oil-Drilling Rigs Kept Out Of GST Purview

Import of oil-drilling rigs has been exempted from the goods and services tax (GST) levy to give a boost to domestic exploration and production, the government has said. The GST Council has also cut tax rate on bunker fuel to 5% from 12%.

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Cabinet Clears Pact With Japan For Setting Up Flexible LNG Mkt

Cabinet Clears Pact With Japan For Setting Up Flexible LNG Mkt

The Cabinet today gave clearance for signing of agreement with Japan for setting up of flexible and global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 54.79 Per Bbl On 10.10.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 54.79 Per Bbl On 10.10.2017

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$ 54.79 per barrel (bbl) on 10.10.2017.

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smart card

IGL Smart Card For CNG Customers Launched; Here’s How It Works

Giving a major push to Digitalisation, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday launched the IGL smart card- the first ever prepaid card for CNG customers at an event in New Delhi.

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uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Becomes Fourth State To Reduce Value Added Tax On Petrol And Diesel

Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant announced on Wednesday that the state government has decided to cut the cess and Value Added Tax on fuel by 2% each, ANI reported.

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Oil Drilling

Oil Drilling Rigs Import Exempt From GST To Boost Local Output

Import of oil drilling rigs has been exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levy to give a boost to domestic exploration and production, the government said today.

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Trading Exchange

India Plans To Create Gas Trading Exchange

India plans to continue to increase gas consumption and can create a gas trading exchange to ensure gas sale directly from producers to consumers in the country, said Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.

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marketers

OMCs Call Dealers' Strike Call Bluff; Say They've Not A Single Unmet Demand; Fee Hiked Thrice Since Nov Last

Ahead of Friday's nationwide petrol bunkers strike, state-run oil marketers today said they are baffled by the move as almost all their demands have already been met but warned that being an Esma subject they may approach the states to scuttle the strike.

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Ashgabat, Kabul Mull TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

Ashgabat, Kabul Mull TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke on the phone, the Turkmen government said in a message Oct. 11.

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L&T Hydrocarbon Engg Bags Rs 1,150-Cr Mandate From ONGC

L&T Hydrocarbon Engg Bags Rs 1,150-Cr Mandate From ONGC

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has secured a Rs 1,150-crore contract from ONGC pertaining to a Daman Development project.

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Text Of Closing Remarks By The Minister Of Petroleum And Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan At India Energy Forum - CERAWEEK In New Delhi

Text Of Closing Remarks By The Minister Of Petroleum And Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan At India Energy Forum - CERAWEEK In New Delhi

The idea of bringing CERAWEEK to India conceptualized during my meeting with Dr Daniel Yergin at CERA WEEK event this year in Houston. It took a firm shape during our meeting at the World Petroleum Congress at Istanbul.

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India Offers $300 Bn Investment Chance In Oil Sector: Dharmendra Pradhan

India Offers $300 Bn Investment Chance In Oil Sector: Dharmendra Pradhan

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said India will offer investment opportunities worth USD 300 billion in the hydrocarbon sector over next 10 years so as to keep pace with the country's energy demand.

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Essar Ports Registers 19% Growth In Cargo Handling In H1 Fy17-18

Essar Ports Registers 19% Growth In Cargo Handling In H1 Fy17-18

Essar Ports handled 17.35 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of FY 2017-18, registering 19% growth when compared to the cargo handling in the corresponding period in FY 2016-17.

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Seven Major Ports Post 3.24% Growth During April-September

Seven Major Ports Post 3.24% Growth During April-September

Seven major ports of the country, including Paradip, Chennai, Cochin and New Mangalore, recorded a growth rate of 3.24 per cent during April-September 2017, an official statement said on Wednesday.

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South Central

South Central Railway Signs Pact With EESL

South Central Railway is on a drive to improve energy efficiency and has selected 22 A1 & A class stations in the zone to implement them.

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Metro Rail

Delhi Metro Fare Hike Controversy Reflects India’s Growing Urban Transport Challenge

The recent decision of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) to hike metro fares in the capital has ignited controversy, with the Delhi state assembly instituting a committee to examine the issue .

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Railways

Indian Railways And German Railways Sign Joint Declaration Of Intent

A Joint Declaration of Intent was signed between Ministry of Railways and Germany on 10th October,2017 in Rail Bhavan in the presence of Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board regarding carrying out of feasibility study on existing Chennai-Kazipet corridor of Indian Railways by German Railways for increasing the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph on 50.50 percent cost sharing basis.

 

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FOB Staircases Need To Be Widened: Rlys

FOB Staircases Need To Be Widened: Rlys

The foot over bridges and its staircases on the Mumbai suburban section are peculiar, the Indian Railways said.

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12-Hour Railway Blockade By Bodo Movement Group Paralyzes Train Services

12-Hour Railway Blockade By Bodo Movement Group Paralyzes Train Services

The 12-hour railway blockade from 5 am to 5 pm demanding the early creation of Bodoland state and ensuring political rights to the Bodos living outside the proposed Bodoland area by the ABSU

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Japanese Firms To Showcase High-Speed Rail Technology At India Fair

Japanese Firms To Showcase High-Speed Rail Technology At India Fair

Japanese firms will showcase their cutting-edge railway technologies and products during an international exhibition in India to cash in on the nation's first high-speed train project backed by Japanese financial assistance.

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Margao Railway Station To Get Another Platform

Margao Railway Station To Get Another Platform

The Margao railway station will soon get an additional platform. The fourth platform, being constructed at a cost of Rs 1.35 crore, is likely to be thrown open for the public within the next two months.

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Railways Takes Big Step Under Piyush Goyal To Shut Printing Presses

Railways Takes Big Step Under Piyush Goyal To Shut Printing Presses

The Indian Railways has decided to close down all the printing presses it owns and redeploy the staff employed in these units to other departments.

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RPF Seizes 14 Laptops, 4 Projectors From Train

RPF Seizes 14 Laptops, 4 Projectors From Train

A consignment containing 14 laptops and four projectors was seized by the Crime Intelligence Branch (CIB) of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Tuesday from Allahabad bound train. 

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Trains Towards Mumbai Are Running Late As Punjab Mail's Engine Fails At Kasara Station

Trains Towards Mumbai Are Running Late As Punjab Mail's Engine Fails At Kasara Station

Due to engine failure of Firozpur-Mumbai Punjab Mail near Kasara railway station, trains coming towards Mumbai are affected on the Central line.

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