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Ready To Pay Political Price For Better India, Will Not Deter: PM Modi

Ready To Pay Political Price For Better India, Will Not Deter: PM Modi

Tearing into the UPA regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was ready to pay a "big political price" for bringing about systemic changes in the country and asserted no one would be able to stop his government from taking "irreversible" decisions.

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Anil Ambani Group To File Rs 5,000-Cr Defamation Suit Against Congress Leader Abhishek Singhvi

Anil Ambani Group To File Rs 5,000-Cr Defamation Suit Against Congress Leader Abhishek Singhvi

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance group today said it will file a Rs 5,000-crore defamation suit against Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi for making “false and defamatory statements”.

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India Has Standardised Itself For 7-8% Growth: Arun Jaitley

India Has Standardised Itself For 7-8% Growth: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said India has standardised itself for a 7-8 per cent growth rate on the back of improving macroeconomic fundamentals.

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From December 1, Book Railways Tickets Through BHIM UPI App

From December 1, Book Railways Tickets Through BHIM UPI App

PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India scheme has received yet another booster shot as the BHIM UPI app to book tickets on Indian Railways was rolled out today.

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Solar Energy

$3.1 Trillion Worth Of Climate Investment Opportunities Expected In India By 2030

India’s ambitious plans to meet its climate targets under the Paris Agreement represent about USD 3.1 trillion worth of investment opportunities by 2030 in sectors including renewable energy, green buildings, transport infrastructure, electric vehicles, and climate-smart agriculture, says a new report by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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Renewable Solar Plan

India Plans “Rent A Roof” Policy To Promote Rooftop Solar

To support its ambitious plan to generate 40 gigawatts of rooftop solar power by 2022, the Indian government is planning to launch a “rent a roof” policy, said Anand Kumar, secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

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R-Power Inks Agreement For Bangladesh Power Plant, LNG Terminal

R-Power Inks Agreement For Bangladesh Power Plant, LNG Terminal

Reliance Power (RPower) announced on Thursday said that it has signed the project agreements for executing the first phase of its gas-fired power plant and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal integrated project in Bangladesh.

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Apple Could Be Designing Its Own IPhone Power Chips By 2018

Apple Could Be Designing Its Own IPhone Power Chips By 2018

Apple is designing its own main power management chips for use in iPhones as early as in 2018, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday citing sources.

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Need To Cut Cost Of Battery In Electric Car: Amitabh Kant

Need To Cut Cost Of Battery In Electric Car: Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said there is a need to find a technological breakthrough to bring down the cost of battery used in electric cars.

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India's First Atomic Energy Venture Abroad Is Bangladesh's First N-Plant

India's First Atomic Energy Venture Abroad Is Bangladesh's First N-Plant

Bangladesh has become the newest entrant into the nuclear club with the construction of two atomic power plants.

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Yogi Adityanath Government Hikes Power Tariffs In Uttar Pradesh; Check Out New Rates

Yogi Adityanath Government Hikes Power Tariffs In Uttar Pradesh; Check Out New Rates

The Yogi Adityanath government has hiked power tariffs in Uttar Pradesh. UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has announced the new rates.

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CCI Rejects Complaint Against Maha State Power Generation Co

CCI Rejects Complaint Against Maha State Power Generation Co

Fair-trade regulator CCI today dismissed allegations of abuse of dominance against Maharashtra State Power Generation Company with regard to qualification criteria for the bidders provided by the state utility in its tender.

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MPT Coal Handling Facility Was Cleared By Congress Government: Manohar Parrikar

MPT Coal Handling Facility Was Cleared By Congress Government: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the coal handling project at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) was cleared by the previous Congress-led government at the Centre and that he would provide details about it in the next session of the state Assembly.

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IEA's View Out Of Touch, Thermal Coal Demand Won't Rise Beyond 10%: Report

IEA's View Out Of Touch, Thermal Coal Demand Won't Rise Beyond 10%: Report

India's thermal coal demand is poised to fall, belying hopes of exporters from Australia and US who eyed the country as a long-term growth market.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 61.60 Per Bbl On 29.11.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 61.60 Per Bbl On 29.11.2017

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$ 61.60 per barrel (bbl) on 29.11.2017.

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Opec Decides To Extend Oil Production Cut For Next Nine Months

Opec Decides To Extend Oil Production Cut For Next Nine Months

Opec agreed on Thursday to extend oil output cuts until the end of 2018 as it tries to finish clearing a global glut of crude while signalling it could exit the deal earlier if the market overheats.

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Women's Average Pay At Shell In UK A Fifth Less Than Men's

Women's Average Pay At Shell In UK A Fifth Less Than Men's

Female employees of Royal Dutch Shell in Britain earned on average 22 percent less than male colleagues, the oil and gas firm said on Thursday, a difference that is more than double the national average.

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Qatar Just Ran Out Of This Unlikely Natural Resource

Qatar is running out of sand needed for the construction of facilities for the 2022 World Cup due to the months-long Gulf blockade against Doha, according to new reports emerging from the region.

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Qatar's New LNG Giant To Start Operations Jan. 1 -industry Sources

Qatar's New LNG Giant To Start Operations Jan. 1 -industry Sources

Qatar Petroleum's merger of liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers Qatargas and RasGas will take effect on Jan. 1 when the combined entity will commence operations, industry sources said on Thursday, citing an internal company memo.

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It Is Time For The Indian Railways To Tear Up Old Tracks

It Is Time For The Indian Railways To Tear Up Old Tracks

The derailment of 13 coaches of the Patna-bound Vasco Da Gama Express near Manikpur railway station, Uttar Pradesh, on November 24 that killed three and injured at least 12 people reinforces one thesis: over a long time, the railway system in India has accumulated a massive infrastructural deficit that is behind most Indian Railways (IR) accidents

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Train Accidents Down By 40 Per Cent: Railway Board Chairman

Train Accidents Down By 40 Per Cent: Railway Board Chairman

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani today said train accidents had decreased by 40 per cent in the country and over 1.25 lakh people were being appointed to the railways' safety department.

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Indian Railways Begins Foreign Roadshows for Green Dollar Bonds

Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), the finance arm of the Indian Railways, is all set to start roadshows in Hong Kong, Singapore and London in order to obtain its first green dollar bonds.

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Railways Eye 2022 Launch For Hi-speed Network Interconnecting Four Metros

Railways Eye 2022 Launch For Hi-speed Network Interconnecting Four Metros

The Indian Railways' ambitious project of reducing travel time by interconnecting four major metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata - with a high-speed network of trains running at 160 kmph is looking at an August 2022 launch, sources said.

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Indian Train Passengers Can Track Their Trains In Real Time With The Help Of GPS

In a move to improve the railways’ slower manual system and provide exact train timings, a GPS-enabled device fitted in trains will let passengers track their train on a real-time basis.

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Indian Railways To Interconnect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata With High-speed Train Network

Indian Railways To Interconnect Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata With High-speed Train Network

In a rather ambitious project, the Indian Railways is going to interconnect the four major metros of the country. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai will be connected with each other by a network of high-speed trains that run at 160 kmph, as against the current 88-90 kmph.

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‘Special’ Mizoram Focus Of Centre’s Act East Policy: President

‘Special’ Mizoram Focus Of Centre’s Act East Policy: President

Hailing Mizoram as “special”, President Ram Nath Kovind today said it is the focus of the Centre’s Act East Policy that aims at providing access to new markets for the state.

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Cyclone Ockhi Live Updates: Storm To Hit Lakshadweep Islands On Dec 2

Cyclone Ockhi Live Updates: Storm To Hit Lakshadweep Islands On Dec 2

Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday issued a cyclone warning for south Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep islands.

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India Will Need To Upgrade Its Infra To Become A Developed Economy, Says Jaitley

India Will Need To Upgrade Its Infra To Become A Developed Economy, Says Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that India has standardized itself largely towards seven to eight percent of growth rate, thus becoming the fasting growing amongst the major economies in the world.

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Minister Of State For Railways Flags Off Hisar-Hardwar Train

Minister Of State For Railways Flags Off Hisar-Hardwar Train

On the occasion of Gita Jayanti here, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain and Chief Minister ML Khattar on Thursday flagged off a new train.

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Railway Lovers, Here’s A Look At The All-New Swarna Rajdhani Coaches!

Railway Lovers, Here’s A Look At The All-New Swarna Rajdhani Coaches!

Attention Railway lovers! The Indian Railways has uncovered the first look of Rajdhani’s much-awaited newly refurbished ‘Swarna’ coaches today. And it is your idea of a leisure train journey come true!

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