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Coal India'S Supply To Power Plants Rises 9% To 290 Mt In April-November

Coal India'S Supply To Power Plants Rises 9% To 290 Mt In April-November

State-owned Coal India today said its coal supply to power plants increased by 9.2 per cent to 290.59 million tonnes (MTs) in the first eight months of the current fiscal, driven by high loading of rakes.

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Post Wage Hike, Govt Now Asks CIL To Ramp Up Production

Post Wage Hike, Govt Now Asks CIL To Ramp Up Production

The government has asked Coal India to focus on production enhancement, saying it cannot let the "profitability tumble" as the recent wage hike will have an estimated impact of nearly Rs 6,000 crore annually.

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Nimmo Bazgo Project Provides Power To 2 More Villages

Nimmo Bazgo Project Provides Power To 2 More Villages

Visualising the aim of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to electrify all the villages of India, the Nimmo Bazgo Power Station of NHPC in Ladakh region, illuminated Ummlung and Chulungtse villages under the social obligations of the Corporation under CSR.

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Low Solar Tariffs Impacting Sector’S Health: Industry

Low Solar Tariffs Impacting Sector’S Health: Industry

Rock-bottom solar power tariffs might spell good news for consumers and the environment alike, but for developers, it is now a matter of concern. Ironically, the problem is of their own making to a large extent. With aggressive bidding, solar power tariffs have been pulled down to Rs 2.42-2.65 per unit in the latest rounds, and this has made it difficult for companies to stay afloat. As a result, they have been sourcing inferior quality equipment like rooftop solar panels, inverters and mounting structures.

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Non-coal Mines Sales Eased, Owners May Now Sell 25 Pct Produce In Open Market

Non-coal Mines Sales Eased, Owners May Now Sell 25 Pct Produce In Open Market

Relaxing the end-use norms for non-coal mines, the government has allowed, through amendments to the auction rules, prospective owners of such mines to sell 25% of the produce in the open market from nil previously.

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Centre Plans To Allow Consumers To Switch Power Service Cos, Like Telecos

Centre Plans To Allow Consumers To Switch Power Service Cos, Like Telecos

Consumers will be able to change their power suppliers just like telecom services, after proposed amendment to the existing Electricity Act is approved, Union Minister RK Singh said.

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Coal Burying Goa: Pollution Watchdog Asks JSW Why It Had Distorted Facts, Issues Stern Warning

Coal Burying Goa: Pollution Watchdog Asks JSW Why It Had Distorted Facts, Issues Stern Warning

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has issued a show-cause notice to JSW Group’s South West Port Limited (SWPL), threatening to revoke its ‘consent to operate’ for exceeding the quantity of coal the company was allowed to handle at Goa’s Mormugao Port.

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BKU To Hold Statewide Agitation To Protest Power Tariff Hike In Up

BKU To Hold Statewide Agitation To Protest Power Tariff Hike In Up

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Saturday announced a statewide agitation against power tariff hike in UP, which they said would start from December 5 and go on till the hike is revoked.

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Telangana To Have 3,000 MW Of Additional Power In 2018

Telangana To Have 3,000 MW Of Additional Power In 2018

The Minister for Power, G Jagadish Reddy, said on Saturday that the State will make significant savings in the energy sector by augmenting its power generation and availing a concessional interest on its borrowings.

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Karnataka Ready To Import Coal To Prevent Load Shedding, Says Energy Minister D K Shivakumar

Karnataka Ready To Import Coal To Prevent Load Shedding, Says Energy Minister D K Shivakumar

Apprehensions of load shedding in the run-up to the Assembly election due to hiccups in the supply of coal has forced the Siddaramaiah government to look at the import option immediately to avoid load shedding next summer when the state is set to go to polls.

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AIPEF Writes To Union Power Minister On Power Reforms

AIPEF Writes To Union Power Minister On Power Reforms

The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) in a letter to R K Singh Union Power Minister has made several suggestions on the power sector reforms including financial crisis facing the power distribution companies, electricity (amendment) bill 2014, solar power and nuclear power.

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Rigorously Pursing Return Of Power Projects From NHPC: Jammu And Kashmir Govt

Rigorously Pursing Return Of Power Projects From NHPC: Jammu And Kashmir Govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday reiterated its demand over the return of the power projects from the power giant NHPC, stating that it is rigorously pursuing the matter with the Government of India.

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LED Streetlighting To Gain Pace

LED Streetlighting To Gain Pace

The State government is gearing up to expedite the Gram Panchayat LED street lighting programme across the State which enables substantial energy savings and also ensure financial benefit to the panchayats.

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CIL's Supply To Power Plants Rises 9 Per Cent To 290 MT In Apr-Nov

CIL's Supply To Power Plants Rises 9 Per Cent To 290 MT In Apr-Nov

State-owned CIL today said its coal supply to power plants increased by 9.2 per cent to 290.59 million tonnes (MTs) in the first eight months of the current fiscal, driven by high loading of rakes.

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Move Over Elon Musk! This Indian Couple Is Harvesting Solar Energy - Using An Umbrella

Move Over Elon Musk! This Indian Couple Is Harvesting Solar Energy - Using An Umbrella

India may have 99 problems, but scarcity of potable water and lack of electricity should not be one of them.With large pockets of the country receiving high levels of rainfall periodically, it is a travesty that most of it goes wasted.

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Petroleum Products To Be Incorporated In GST In Next 18 Months:Dharmendra

Petroleum Products To Be Incorporated In GST In Next 18 Months:Dharmendra

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has expressed hope that the petroleum products will also come under the ambit of Goods and Service Tax (GST) in the next one and half year.

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Intelligence Bureau Gets Nosey Over RTI Request On ONGC Operations In The Cauvery Delta

Intelligence Bureau Gets Nosey Over RTI Request On ONGC Operations In The Cauvery Delta

In what could make whistle-blowers and RTI activists feel threatened, a woman RTI applicant is allegedly being followed by sleuths from Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Special Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department for seeking information on Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) operations in the Cauvery delta.

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DGH Selloff Push Set To Leave ONGC With Dud Fields

DGH Selloff Push Set To Leave ONGC With Dud Fields

A proposal being considered by the oil ministryto privatise 11 prime fields of state-run ONGC will strip the company of its family silver and saddle India's flagship explorer with mature blocks nearing the end of their productive lives. It will also result in new prospects that will need huge investments to develop.

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ONGC To Nominate Guide To Judge HCPL Purchase

ONGC To Nominate Guide To Judge HCPL Purchase

State-run and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is appointing a financial consultant to value its acquisition of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL).

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D K Sarraf Appointed As PNGRB Chairman

D K Sarraf Appointed As PNGRB Chairman

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's former Chairman, D K Sarraf, as the new Chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board.

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Don’t Let ONGC Go Air India Way: Executive

Don’t Let ONGC Go Air India Way: Executive

The government should privatise ONGC rather than give away its prime producing oil and gas fields to private companies “for a song and bleed the PSU to death”, say company executives.

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ONGC Ready To Adapt And Harness New Technology

ONGC Ready To Adapt And Harness New Technology

A two-day technology meet on ‘Adapt, align, accelerate’ to increase the production and meet the Prime Minister’s target of reducing 10 per cent of oil and gas imports was inaugurated here on Sunday.

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Shale Oil, Compliance In Focus As Opec Extends Deal

Shale Oil, Compliance In Focus As Opec Extends Deal

Attention will turn towards rising shale oil production in the US and compliance among oil producers as Opec and its allies extend their output cut agreement to the end of 2018, analysts said.

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Senior Citizens Help Railways To Save Rs 40 Crore By Giving Up Subsidy On Tickets

Senior Citizens Help Railways To Save Rs 40 Crore By Giving Up Subsidy On Tickets

In a bid to reduce burden over on the Indian Railways, around 8.60 lakh senior citizens have given up subsidy that was given to them. The 'Give it up' campaign was started in July this year in the wake of a huge loss of Rs 35,000 crore per year that railways had to suffer.

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Metro Links May Go The Extra Mile - Delhi Modular Model To Connect City To Fringes

Metro Links May Go The Extra Mile - Delhi Modular Model To Connect City To Fringes

Kona in the west, Baruipur in the south and Kalyani in the north. The city's expanding Metro network is aiming to go the Delhi way, embracing the outskirts that have become bustling neighbourhoods with thousands of commuters in search of quick, reliable transport.

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Special Train To Araku Evokes Good Response

Special Train To Araku Evokes Good Response

Given the high demand being witnessed for Araku tourism, the special passenger introduced for one week from November 28 to December 4 would be extended another week bringing cheers to the tourists.

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Rlys Revives Plan To Take Harbour Route Till Borivli

Rlys Revives Plan To Take Harbour Route Till Borivli

The space constraint in Mumbai, could force the railways to either build an elevated rail line or elevate the existing road outside Malad station on the west for ensuring that the Harbour line is extended all the way till Borivli.

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Repeated No-show Of Mayiladuthurai Express Irks Travellers

Repeated No-show Of Mayiladuthurai Express Irks Travellers

Rail users alleged that the railway authorities are planning to terminate Mayiladuthurai-Trichy express by pushing the train under the category of poor patronage, by terminating it often in the name of maintenance work along the Trichy-Thanjavur section.

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Engine Of Virbhumi Express Derails At Ujjain, No Injuries

Engine Of Virbhumi Express Derails At Ujjain, No Injuries

Train services were affected for about three hours after the locomotive of the Udaipur-Indore Virbhumi Express derailed near Ujjain Sunday, officials said.

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Attempt To Derail Trains In Lucknow Foiled

Attempt To Derail Trains In Lucknow Foiled

In what appeared like a plot to derail trains, close to 150 fastening clips were found missing from tracks in Mahanagar area of the city early on Sunday morning.

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Railway Push To Heritage Conservation: Steam Engines To Return To Mountains

Railway Push To Heritage Conservation: Steam Engines To Return To Mountains

GIVING A fillip to heritage conservation in railways, the national transporter is going to bring back steam engines of yore to haul trains in its mountain railway sections such as Kalka-Shimla, Darjeeling-Siliguri and Matheran.

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Land Acquisition For India's First Bullet Train Between Mumbai-ahemdabad Begins

Land Acquisition For India's First Bullet Train Between Mumbai-ahemdabad Begins

The Indian Railway has begun land acquisition for the country's first bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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NGO To Help NMC Frame Air Quality Action Plan Under Smart City Project

NGO To Help NMC Frame Air Quality Action Plan Under Smart City Project

To prevent New Delhi like situation in the city in future, an international NGO Clean Air Asia has planned to help the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in framing air quality action plan for the city under Smart City project.

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Yogi Adityanath Government Aims To Attract Rs 5 Lakh Crore Investment

Yogi Adityanath Government Aims To Attract Rs 5 Lakh Crore Investment

With an aim to attract over Rs 5 lakh crore investment and create 20 lakh jobs in Uttar Pradesh by 2022, Yogi Adityanath government will promote "brand UP" in a big way by holding roadshows in other states and investors summit in the state capital.

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