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Deadline For Linking Bank Accounts With Aadhaar To Be Extended To 31 March

Deadline For Linking Bank Accounts With Aadhaar To Be Extended To 31 March

The government on Wednesday extended the deadline for linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar to 31 March, in line with its submission to the Supreme Court.

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Narendra Modi Speech At FICCI AGM:: What PM Said; All You Need To Know

Narendra Modi Speech At FICCI AGM:: What PM Said; All You Need To Know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 13, addressed the inaugural session of the 90th Annual General Meeting of FICCI in New Delhi.

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Oil Crossing $65 Mark Is A Worrying Sign For Modi Government

Oil Crossing $65 Mark Is A Worrying Sign For Modi Government

Oil prices are closely aligned with the Narendra Modi government's fiscal fortunes. When PM Modi was sworn in late May 2014, the price of the Indian basket of crude oilBSE 0.52 % was around $108 per barrel.

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EESL Initiatives Save 3,700 KWh Energy

EESL Initiatives Save 3,700 KWh Energy

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) today said its initiatives have cumulatively led to energy savings of over 3,700 crore kWh and a reduction of 3 crore tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Hindustan Copper Reopens Jharkhand’s Kendadih Mine, Creates 1,000 New Jobs

Hindustan Copper Reopens Jharkhand’s Kendadih Mine, Creates 1,000 New Jobs

State-owned Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) on Wednesday announced it had reopened the Kendadih mine in Jharkhand—the first of two mothballed mines it is reviving—creating at least 1,000 new jobs.

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Solar Auctions, Tenders Drop In November: Mercom

Solar Auctions, Tenders Drop In November: Mercom

Solar tender and auction activity declined steeply in India during November, Mercom Capital Group said today.

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Thermal Power Plants’ Capacity Utilisation On The Rise After 7 Years Of Downtrend

Thermal Power Plants’ Capacity Utilisation On The Rise After 7 Years Of Downtrend

Thermal power plants are reporting higher capacity utilisation, reversing the trend that persisted for more than seven years as fewer new units came up and generation from other sources fell.

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ICICI Lombard Offers Solar Panel Warranty Insurance Policy

ICICI Lombard Offers Solar Panel Warranty Insurance Policy

ICICI Lombard General Insurance today announced it now covers solar park developers by insuring the park owners.

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GST Led To 12% Rise In Cost Of Solar Projects, Says AISIA

GST Led To 12% Rise In Cost Of Solar Projects, Says AISIA

The GST has led to 10-12 per cent rise in overall cost of solar projects, the All India Solar Industries Association has said, while petitioning the government against the rise in tax incidence on solar power equipment under the new regime.

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CPEC Power Projects: China Goes Harsh On Pak

CPEC Power Projects: China Goes Harsh On Pak

Pakistan is to immediately address the timely payment of electricity charges in power projects under $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The decision was taken in the recently held 7th joint cooperation committee (JCC) meeting, the Dawn reported.

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China Approves 15 Million Tonne Coal Mine In Inner Mongolia

China Approves 15 Million Tonne Coal Mine In Inner Mongolia

China has given the go-ahead for a 15-million-tonne open-pit coal mine to be built in Inner Mongolia, the country's top producing region, the latest in a string of approvals as Beijing seeks to ensure sufficient fuel supplies.

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Rs 34,495 Crore MSEDCL Dues Yet To Be Recovered: Bawankule

Rs 34,495 Crore MSEDCL Dues Yet To Be Recovered: Bawankule

Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule today admitted that Rs 34,495 crore dues of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) are yet to be recovered from nearly one and half crore consumers across the state.

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Madhu Koda Convicted In Coal Scam: Tracing The Rise And Fall Of Disgraced Former Jharkhand CM

Madhu Koda Convicted In Coal Scam: Tracing The Rise And Fall Of Disgraced Former Jharkhand CM

Madhu Koda, former Jharkhand Chief Minister, has been held guilty in a coal scam case by a special court. Along with Koda, ex-coal secretary H C Gupta has also been declared guilty of corruption and other charges in the case.

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Uttarakhand CM Rawat Discusses Hydro Projects With Nitin Gadkari

Uttarakhand CM Rawat Discusses Hydro Projects With Nitin Gadkari

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met Union minister Nitin Gadkari here and discussed several matters including hydro powerprojects on Alaknanda and Bagirathi rivers.

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Monnet Ispat First Stressed Firm To Get Bids, JSW Steel Submits Plan

Monnet Ispat First Stressed Firm To Get Bids, JSW Steel Submits Plan

Monnet Ispat & Energy has become the first stressed company to get resolution plans from prospective bidders. It is among the 12 large corporate loan defaulters referred by the Reserve Bank of India for insolvency proceedings.

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Neyveli Lignite To NLC India: A Dream Saga Of Energetic & Exponential Growth

NLCI, a Navratna enterprise under the Ministry of Coal, has made a transformation from a lignite mining and power generation company to an energy major.

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NGC Gears Up: Solar Energy of ‘Thar’ to Illuminate Gujarat & Punjab

NGC Gears Up: Solar Energy of ‘Thar’ to Illuminate Gujarat & Punjab

Solar energy of the sandy areas of Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions will illuminate many villages of Punjab and Gujarat.

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Private Power Companies Expect Supply Delay As CIL Consults Agency On Recent Bidding

Private Power Companies Expect Supply Delay As CIL Consults Agency On Recent Bidding

Coal India's board last week approved the winning bids of a bunch of power producers including Adani Power, GMR Energy and KSK Energy that quoted the highest discount in electricity tariffs to receive coal from the state-run miner.

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Kalpataru Power Transmission Gets 5 Orders Worth Rs 875 Cr

Kalpataru Power Transmission Gets 5 Orders Worth Rs 875 Cr

Kalpataru Power Transmission, which constructs power and related infrastructure, said it won new orders worth Rs 875 cr, taking the total order inflow this year to 5,900 cr.

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India In Talks With Indonesia For Refineries, LNG Plants

India In Talks With Indonesia For Refineries, LNG Plants

India is discussing setting up refineries and LNG plants in Indonesia , Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

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ONGC Set To See Higher Volumes After Years Of Stagnation: Jal Irani

ONGC Set To See Higher Volumes After Years Of Stagnation: Jal Irani

Edelweiss has come out with a report on Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). They believe the stock is at an inflection point and that robust growth is not priced into the stock price.

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Govt To Extend All Help To Clean Energy Researchers: Dharmendra Pradhan

Govt To Extend All Help To Clean Energy Researchers: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday stressed on the importance of energy in the development of the country, and assured the students of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) that the government was committed to extend all kinds of cooperation to the institutions and researchers.

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Austrian Gas Hub Back Online After Explosion

Austrian Gas Hub Back Online After Explosion

The major European gas pipeline hub in Austria that suffered a deadly explosion has resumed pumping gas abroad, its operator said today.

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Closely Monitoring Oil Prices, Says Dharmendra Pradhan As Brent Crude Touches Two-Year High

Closely Monitoring Oil Prices, Says Dharmendra Pradhan As Brent Crude Touches Two-Year High

On Tuesday, the price of Brent crude oil touched a new two-year high at $65.29 per barrel. Responding to the situation, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said that the ministry is closely monitoring oil prices.

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Supreme Court Allows Cement Industry To Use Petroleum Coke

Supreme Court Allows Cement Industry To Use Petroleum Coke

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the cement industry to use petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal which had temporarily been banned as pollution levels shot up in Delhi last month.

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World Bank To Cease Financing Upstream Oil And Gas After 2019

World Bank To Cease Financing Upstream Oil And Gas After 2019

The World Bank will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, apart from certain gas projects in the poorest countries in exceptional circumstances, it said, drawing praise from environmental groups.

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Vendors Can Now Track Status Of Bills Online: Railways

Vendors Can Now Track Status Of Bills Online: Railways

Vendors of Indian Railways can now track the status of their bills and get paid within 30 days of generating receipts through an online system introduced by the national transporter to enhance transparency in the processing and settlement of bills.

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Railways Forms Committee To Review Flexi-Fare System

Railways Forms Committee To Review Flexi-Fare System

After months of deliberations, the railway board has finally initiated the process of reviewing the flexi-fare system in premium trains by comparing the prices with that of other modes of transport in the same sectors.

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Coming Soon: Virtual Tour of National Rail Museum, CST Mumbai and Kalka-Shimla

Coming Soon: Virtual Tour of National Rail Museum, CST Mumbai and Kalka-Shimla

Indian Railways is one of the largest and oldest railway networks in the world. It has been in operation for 180 years, starting in 1837 with the Red Hill Railway that ran from Red Hills to Chintadripet bridge in Madras (now Chennai).

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Indian Railways To Launch "E-inspection App", An App To Maintain Online Records Of Inspections

Indian Railways To Launch "E-inspection App", An App To Maintain Online Records Of Inspections

All records of inspections conducted by the railways will now be maintained online through an app exclusively developed for the purpose

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This Indian Railway Station Has Achieved 100 Percent Energy Efficiency; The First To Do So

This Indian Railway Station Has Achieved 100 Percent Energy Efficiency; The First To Do So

The southern arm of the Indian Railways, the South Central Railway (SCR) earlier this month declared that the railway station at Kacheguda in Telangana has become the first energy-efficient ‘A1 Category’ railway station in the country.

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From Bharat Jodo via Railways Trains, Battery Storage To Power, Here Are Top Issues In Infrastructure Sector This Week

From Bharat Jodo via Railways Trains, Battery Storage To Power, Here Are Top Issues In Infrastructure Sector This Week

As predicted—action in Renewables now shifts to battery storage. Elon Musk built a 100 MW storage facility in Australia. Now Hyundai plans to build 150 MW storage park—again in Australia. Future bids are certain to come bundled with associated storage. Game changes fast!

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Crack Found in Japan Bullet Train, First 'Serious Incident'

Crack Found in Japan Bullet Train, First 'Serious Incident'

A crack has been found in a Japanese "bullet train" that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode of transport.

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Bhopal Metro May Give Bairagarh A Miss

Bhopal Metro May Give Bairagarh A Miss

Metro rail could be a distant dream for residents of Bairagarh and other localities near the international airport. The agency would also construct an 8-km flyover connecting Lal Ghati to Gandhi Nagar along with a grid separator at Lal Ghati intersection and much needed rail-over-bridge at Singharcholi.

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It’s Final. Take a Metro Ride to Dakshineswar By May 2019

It’s Final. Take a Metro Ride to Dakshineswar By May 2019

The Metro Railway station buildings at Baranagar and Dakshineswar will be completed by September 2018 and commercial services till Dakshineswar will commence by May 2019. On Tuesday, Metro Railway general manager Ajay Vijayvargiya inspected the 4.38km stretch between Noapara and Dakshineswar with engineers and senior Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd

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‘Kanpur Derailment Not Sabotage’

‘Kanpur Derailment Not Sabotage’

More than a year after the Indore-Patna Express derailment in Kanpur killed 148 people, investigations have established there was 'no conspiracy' behind the incident. 

 

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Railway's Drone Pitch

Railway's Drone Pitch

The railways has decided to use camera-fitted drones to enhance surveillance for security under the Malda division and Jamui under the Asansol division of Eastern Railway.

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Railway Ministry To Scrap Bids For 9,500 Wagons, Water Plants

Railway Ministry To Scrap Bids For 9,500 Wagons, Water Plants

The railway ministry will cancel bids called for procuring 9,500 wagons and for setting up eight Rail Neer plants as it has found a lack of transparency in the tendering process.

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Delhi Green Light For New Jamalpur Railway Tunnel

Delhi Green Light For New Jamalpur Railway Tunnel

The Union ministry of environment and forest has cleared the decks for work to begin on a second tunnel on the mountainous railway track at Kali Pahari that would help ensure smooth train traffic on the century-old Kiul-Sahebganj loop section.

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