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L&T's AM Naik Recalls Thwarting Takeover Bids From Ambanis, Birla

L&T's AM Naik Recalls Thwarting Takeover Bids From Ambanis, Birla

A M Naik, the non-executive chairman of the country's largest construction and engineering firm L&T, has recalled in his biography how he thwarted hostile takeover bids from the Ambanis and Birlas in early 2000s when the company had almost slipped from his hands.

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Those Who Oppose Coal Should Stop Using Electricity, Says Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Those Who Oppose Coal Should Stop Using Electricity, Says Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said those who oppose coal should stop using electricity as there was no alternative to the “environmentally bad” fossil fuel at present.

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Good News! Just Pay Rs 200, Get Power Connection In Any Haryana Rural Area; CM ML Khattar Unveils New Scheme

Good News! Just Pay Rs 200, Get Power Connection In Any Haryana Rural Area; CM ML Khattar Unveils New Scheme

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a new scheme under which one can pay just Rs 200 upfront and get a domestic power connection in any rural area of the state.

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Odisha Gets Rs 3,548 Crore To Develop Mineral Bearing Areas

Odisha Gets Rs 3,548 Crore To Develop Mineral Bearing Areas

The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Trust Fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas in the state, a top official said today.

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Government Readies Institutional Framework To Push Electric Mobility

Government Readies Institutional Framework To Push Electric Mobility

The government plans to set up a committee for an institutional framework on large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in India as a viable clean energy mode -- particularly for shared mass transport -- to help bring down alarming levels of pollution in big cities.

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Reining In Polluting Power Plants: Delhi Air Not Getting Clean Anytime Soon

Reining In Polluting Power Plants: Delhi Air Not Getting Clean Anytime Soon

India wants more electricity and needs more power plants to get it, but the government is not enforcing the pollution standards it needs to on these plants.

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NHPC Keen On $2.5 Billion Nepal Hydropower Project After Chinese Deal Scrapped

NHPC Keen On $2.5 Billion Nepal Hydropower Project After Chinese Deal Scrapped

NHPC Ltd, Indian state power company, is interested in bidding for a $2.5 billion power project in Nepal, its chairman told Reuters, after Kathmandu cancelled a deal with China Gezhouba Group Corp .

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Coal Dispatches To Power Sector Rise 18pc In October

Coal Dispatches To Power Sector Rise 18pc In October

Coal dispatches from state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) to power sector improved by 18 per cent to 39.9 million tonnes in October, official data showed.

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India Not To Sell Cairn Energy Shares To Recover Tax

India Not To Sell Cairn Energy Shares To Recover Tax

The income tax department will not sell the attached shares of Cairn Energy to recover a Rs10,247 crore retrospective tax demand as it fears that replenishing them in case of an international arbitration going against it will be difficult, a senior official said.

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Coal Dispatches From CIL To Power Sector Rise 18% To 39.9 Mt In October

Coal Dispatches From CIL To Power Sector Rise 18% To 39.9 Mt In October

Coal dispatches from state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) to power sector improved by 18 per cent to 39.9 million tonnes (MT) in October, official data showed.

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Power Rate At IEX Touches A High Of Rs7.5 Per Unit Due To Coal Shortage, Say Experts

Power Rate At IEX Touches A High Of Rs7.5 Per Unit Due To Coal Shortage, Say Experts

Power prices at the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) touched a high of Rs7.5 per unit last week, suggesting that power generation is still haunted by coal shortage at thermal plants, experts said.

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Petroleum

Indianoil Launches First Charging Station For Electric Vehicles Among Oil Marketing Companies At Company-Owned Fuel Station In Nagpur

India’s downstream energy major Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil), in collaboration with Ola, has taken a big leap towards contributing to the vision of Green India by launching the country’s first electric charging station at one of its petrol/diesel stations here today.

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Will Oil Touch $100 A Barrel Again?

Will Oil Touch $100 A Barrel Again?

It took the better part of a year but the production cut effected by the 14-member cartel, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in January is beginning to show results.

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Petroleum Minister Pitches For Introducing New Energy Sources

Petroleum Minister Pitches For Introducing New Energy Sources

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has called for bringing new and alternate energy sources like gas hydrates in the energy supply chain.

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Indian Oil Corp Opens India's First Electric Charging Station In Nagpur

Indian Oil Corp Opens India's First Electric Charging Station In Nagpur

In a major step in spreading the use of green energy, India's first electric vehicle (EV) charging station was started here on Sunday by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), according to the state-run oil marketing company.

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Oil Prices, Opposition To Transcanada Surge In US After Keystone Oil Spill

Oil Prices, Opposition To Transcanada Surge In US After Keystone Oil Spill

A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push US crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

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Govt Mulls Flexible NH Toll Plan To Commuters’ Benefit

Govt Mulls Flexible NH Toll Plan To Commuters’ Benefit

The government is considering offering a "rolling contract" for road development that will see toll collection end ahead of the contracted period if the investment and profit has been recovered, in order to blunt criticism that surfaced over Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway and Delhi-Gurgaon projects.

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CIC Orders Railway Board To Provide Information To RTI Applicant

CIC Orders Railway Board To Provide Information To RTI Applicant

The CIC has ordered the Railway Board to provide information to an applicant who was denied data as the RTI request was deemed to have been made by a "corporate body".

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Uttar Pradesh: Trains Delayed Due To Fog, Passengers Stranded

Uttar Pradesh: Trains Delayed Due To Fog, Passengers Stranded

Several passengers were stranded on Sunday morning after trains were delayed due to fog. Trains such as Gorakhdam Express and Vaishali Superfast are running eight to 12 hours late.

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Is Your Railway Ticket On Waiting List? You Might Get Confirmed Berth Soon; Here Is Why

Is Your Railway Ticket On Waiting List? You Might Get Confirmed Berth Soon; Here Is Why

Do you have a wait listed ticket for your next trip during holidays? It’s time for you to stop worrying and relax as you might just be able to make it on a confirmed ticket.

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Alert Railway Gangman Averts Possible Disaster

Alert Railway Gangman Averts Possible Disaster

An alert railway trackman prevented a major mishap on Saturday morning after a part of a railway track just before Sadar Bazar railway station got uplifted.

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Indian Railway Equipment Merits Rational GST Rate: Tilak Raj Seth

Indian Railway Equipment Merits Rational GST Rate: Tilak Raj Seth

Siemens and Alstom recently announced the merger of their rail businesses.

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In Andhra Hills, Railways Repairs Bridge On 60-day War Footing

In Andhra Hills, Railways Repairs Bridge On 60-Day War Footing

On October 7, a boulder the size of house broke off a mountain in the Araku Valley region in Andhra Pradesh and fell on a 50-year-old railway bridge, destroying one of its piers for good and rendering the country’s highest broad-gauge freight line useless.

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Indian Railways Not To Seek More Funds From Budget: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways Not To Seek More Funds From Budget: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways is not looking at more funds in the upcoming Union Budget for 2018-19 as it is focussed on monetising assets within, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

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Railways Women's Safety

Train Services To Remain Suspended In Kashmir Today

Train services will remain suspended on Sunday in Kashmir Valley due to security reasons, the Railway PRO said.

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Railways Not To Seek More Funds From Union Budget, Says Piyush Goyal

Railways Not To Seek More Funds From Union Budget, Says Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that Indian Railways is not seeking more funds. In the upcoming Union Budget for 2018-19, Goyal said that it is focusing on monetising assets within.

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