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IIA To Organize 5th Edition Of North India Solar Summit In Feb 2018

IIA To Organize 5th Edition Of North India Solar Summit In Feb 2018

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) body, Indian Industries Association (IIA) announced that it will be holding the fifth edition of North India Solar Summit from 23rd to 25th of February 2018.

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BHEL Bags Rs.7,300 Crore EPC Contract For 1,320 MW Supercritical Power Project In Tamil Nadu

BHEL Bags Rs.7,300 Crore EPC Contract For 1,320 MW Supercritical Power Project In Tamil Nadu

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said on Friday that it has won an order for setting up a 1,320 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu.

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PM To Dedicate 60 MW Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project In Mizoram To The Nation Tomorrow

PM To Dedicate 60 MW Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project In Mizoram To The Nation Tomorrow

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will formally dedicate the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP) to the Nation.

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PM To Dedicate Tuirial Hydro Power Project To The Nation On Saturday

PM To Dedicate Tuirial Hydro Power Project To The Nation On Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally dedicate the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP) to the nation on Saturday.

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‘Govt To Provide 2.18 Lakh Power Connections To Farmers’

‘Govt To Provide 2.18 Lakh Power Connections To Farmers’

Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Thursday said the government would facilitate solar energy to five lakh farmers in the next two years.

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Captive Power Producers Say Facing 'Severe Coal Shortage'

Captive Power Producers Say Facing 'Severe Coal Shortage'

Power industry body ICPPA, whose members include players from key sectors such as steel and aluminium, has urged the government to ensure coal availability, saying most captive power producers (CPPs) are facing severe shortage of the fuel which may lead to closure of plants.

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India Plans World’s Largest Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project

India Plans World’s Largest Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India plans to add yet another record-breaking project in its portfolio and it has chosen the district of Anantapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh where it plans the world’s largest solar-wind hybrid project.

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India Celebrates National Energy Conservation Day

India Celebrates National Energy Conservation Day

India observed its National Energy Conservation Day on December 14. President Kovind gave away awards to the organizations and individuals for noteworthy work in energy conservation at a function in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh.

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India's First Offshore Wind Projects Auction For 5GW In 2018

India's First Offshore Wind Projects Auction For 5GW In 2018

India will invite bids for the first time to set up offshore wind power projects in the country with the government planning to auction for 5 gigawatt (GW) of capacity, New and Renewable Energy Minister R.K Singh said on Thursday.

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Piped Gas Connection Remains A Pipe Dream In Gurugram

Piped Gas Connection Remains A Pipe Dream In Gurugram

Residents of several areas in sectors 21 and 14 are aggrieved they haven’t been provided with PNG connections yet, though the Haryana City Gas officials promised to provide the same by December 2016.

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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan To Launch ‘CNG Supply’ In Bhubaneswar

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan To Launch ‘CNG Supply’ In Bhubaneswar

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and CNG-run scooters in Bhubaneswar and lay the foundation stones for two new pipelines which are connected to the mainline.

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Focus On Energy Space Key For India's Growth, Says Bhatnagar Of PhillipCapital

Focus On Energy Space Key For India's Growth, Says Bhatnagar Of PhillipCapital

PhillipCapital Conference on energy sustainability is taking place in Mumbai today. To talk about the theme Vineet Bhatnagar, MD & CEO of the company spoke to CNBC-TV18 from the sidelines of the conference.

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The Uncertain Future Of Natural Gas

The Uncertain Future Of Natural Gas

Natural gas has long been promoted as a less-polluting alternative to coal and less-costly alternative to nuclear power.

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Kerosene Subsidy May Go By 2020

Kerosene Subsidy May Go By 2020

With the Centre’s flagship energy schemes Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and Saubhagya set to achieve their targets in the next two years, the subsidy on kerosene is likely to be phased out by 2020.

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Darjeeling Toy Train Back On Track After Six-Month Halt

Darjeeling Toy Train Back On Track After Six-Month Halt

The world famous toy train service in Darjeeling resumed its operations from Friday after it was suspended for six months.

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Railways To Install CCTV Cameras In 983 Stations Using Nirbhaya Fund

Railways To Install CCTV Cameras In 983 Stations Using Nirbhaya Fund

The railways has identified 983 railway stations for the installation of CCTV cameras using the Nirbhaya Fund, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

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Indian Railways Raises $500 Million Through Green Bond Issue

Indian Railways Raises $500 Million Through Green Bond Issue

Indian Railways has taken yet another initiative towards its goal to increase the use of renewable energy in its operations.

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Rly Set To Electrify 38,000 Km Route In Next Five Years

Rly Set To Electrify 38,000 Km Route In Next Five Years

Railways has prepared an action plan to electrify 38,000 km route in five years from 2017-18, the ministry informed the Rajya Sabha today.

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Govt Approves Second Financial Restructuring Of Konkan Railway Corporation

Govt Approves Second Financial Restructuring Of Konkan Railway Corporation

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved the second financial restructuring proposal of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), a CPSE under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways (MoR).

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Indian Railways To Discuss If Rajdhani Express Train Can Make Round Trip Daily

Indian Railways To Discuss If Rajdhani Express Train Can Make Round Trip Daily

The railways will explore if it is possible for a Rajdhani Express train to make a round trip within 24 hours, with half-an-hour gaps for inspection at either end, to maximise utilisation of such rakes.

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Kacheguda Becomes India's 1st Energy Efficient Railway Station

Kacheguda Becomes India's 1st Energy Efficient Railway Station

Heritage site Kacheguda railway station in Hyderabad which was built in 1916, has now become the first railway station to be 100-percent energy efficient.

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EVR Periyar Salai Will Get Facelift: National Highways Authority Of India

EVR Periyar Salai Will Get Facelift: National Highways Authority Of India

The stretch between Poonamallee and Central station on EVR Periyar Salai (Poonamallee High Road) will get a face lift, as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has floated tenders.

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You Can Travel More Comfortably On Mumbai’s Central Line: CR Gets Nod To Run Two Bombardier Trains

You Can Travel More Comfortably On Mumbai’s Central Line: CR Gets Nod To Run Two Bombardier Trains

The two Bombardier-made local trains, procured under the second phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-II), are set to run on the Central Railway’s (CR) main line, and not the harbour line, soon.

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Railways Sends Tough Message To States To Check Work Delays; Land Acquisition High On Agenda

Railways Sends Tough Message To States To Check Work Delays; Land Acquisition High On Agenda

With an aim to check unwanted delays, from now on Railways Ministry will review further investment in new lines that have been stuck ‘for a long period’ due to delay in land acquisition.

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What Is India's Role In Chabahar Port?

What Is India's Role In Chabahar Port?

Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from as many as 17 countries.

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Bogged Down By Weather, Pooja Express Upsets Plans Of Many

Bogged Down By Weather, Pooja Express Upsets Plans Of Many

Pooja Express which takes about 5 hours to reach Delhi from Jaipur was on Thursday running 5 hours late. The train 12413 Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Pooja Express, departs from Jaipur junction at 16:15 hours so as to reach Delhi by 21:55 hours.

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Rail Traffic To And From Delhi Goes Haywire, Yet Again

Rail Traffic To And From Delhi Goes Haywire, Yet Again

Most of the trains running between Delhi and other destinations in Punjab were running behind schedule causing harassment to travellers.

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Bokaro Railway Station To Get Wi-Fi Facility

Bokaro Railway Station To Get Wi-Fi Facility

The Bokaro Steel City railway station would soon get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. This would make Bokaro the first railway station in Adra Division to have the facility, informed a railway official.

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Cold Wave Grips North India, Trains Cancelled, Delayed; Avalanche Warning Issued In J&K, Himachal Pradesh

Cold Wave Grips North India, Trains Cancelled, Delayed; Avalanche Warning Issued In J&K, Himachal Pradesh

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over most of north India on Friday with dense fog covering parts of the national capital.

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Special Train From Chengalpet To Coimbatore

Special Train From Chengalpet To Coimbatore

Southern Railway has announced a special train between Chengalpet and Coimbatore. The Chengalpet-Coimbatore special fare train (no. 06067) will start at 7.45pm and reach Coimbatore at 5.40am the next day.

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SCR Ahead Of Other Railway Zones: Report

SCR Ahead Of Other Railway Zones: Report

According to the half yearly performance analysis of the 2017-18 fiscal report, South Central Railway is ahead of the rest 15 zones in terms of 27 key performance parameters .

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Railway Board Chairman Removes Top Officer, Two Others Over Alleged Misconduct

Railway Board Chairman Removes Top Officer, Two Others Over Alleged Misconduct

Acting on complaints he received from within the bureaucracy, including an audio clip of a purported conversation between two officials, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani has removed a top officer.

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Railways Signal To States: Speed Up Land Deals For Projects, We Will Review Funding

Railways Signal To States: Speed Up Land Deals For Projects, We Will Review Funding

In a stern signal to state governments, the Railways Ministry has decided to “review” further investment in new lines that have been stuck “for a long period” due to delay in land acquisition.

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Need To Continue Momentum On Building Infra: Jaitley

Need To Continue Momentum On Building Infra: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday emphasised the need to continue the momentum on infrastructure creation and expedite investment in railways to propel the Indian economy.

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Making India’s Road Ahead Smoother: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Lays The Roadmap

Making India’s Road Ahead Smoother: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Lays The Roadmap

For any nation, four things are crucial – water, power, transport and communications. They provide impetus to industry and agriculture, which leads to employment generation and rise in growth rate.

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