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Commercial Coal Mining May Cut Import Bill By Rs 30,000 Cr

Commercial Coal Mining May Cut Import Bill By Rs 30,000 Cr

The decision to allow commercial coalmining will not just boost production but also help save Rs 30,000 crore of imports, through the substitution of imported non-coking coal with domestic production, says Crisil.

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Modi's Global Solar Ties Set To Brighten With Macron Push

Modi's Global Solar Ties Set To Brighten With Macron Push

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), jointly launched by India and France at the UN Climate Change Conference over two years ago, is set to turn to the sun to brighten its future with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron co-chairing its founding conference in the national capital on Sunday.

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Coal India Misses Production Target Again; Imports Likely To Increase

Coal India Misses Production Target Again; Imports Likely To Increase

The import of thermal coal is likely to increase in the coming months, as Coal India is set to miss its production target again – for an 11th straight month – causing a fuel shortage at the country’s thermal power plants.

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NLC India Issues Tenders For Andaman Storage Project, $394 Million In Finance For 709 MW Tamil Nadu PV Project

NLC India Issues Tenders For Andaman Storage Project, $394 Million In Finance For 709 MW Tamil Nadu PV Project

NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) has issued a fresh revised tender for its solar plus battery storage project, which was earlier scrapped in October 2017.

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India Inc Critical Of Trump Plan To Levy Import Duty On Steel And Aluminium

India Inc Critical Of Trump Plan To Levy Import Duty On Steel And Aluminium

US president Donald Trump’s plan to levy import duty on steel and aluminium imports in the US could not only trigger a global trade war but would also force corporate India to redraw its growth plans.

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Maharashtra Wind Power Auction Sees Firming Up Of Tariffs

Maharashtra Wind Power Auction Sees Firming Up Of Tariffs

An auction to award 500 MW of windpower contracts in Maharashtra on Tuesday saw tariffs firming up, breaking a streak of plummeting prices for electricity generated from the renewable energy source.

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BSES Wins Usd 1 Million Grant For Energy Conservation Programme

BSES Wins Usd 1 Million Grant For Energy Conservation Programme

Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES has won a USD 1 million grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to develop and deploy the countrys first Behavioural Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme in south and west Delhi.

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Can Hydropower Be Classified As Clean Energy?

Can Hydropower Be Classified As Clean Energy?

Hydropower is usually considered a clean energy source but a latest study has now held that hydropower in Mekong River Basin, the longest river in Southeast Asia, might not be climate friendly and has emissions equalling that from fossil fuel sources.

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New Policy Soon On Biofuels With Rs 1 Lakh Cr Potential: Pradhan

New Policy Soon On Biofuels With Rs 1 Lakh Cr Potential: Pradhan

In a major move on sustainable development, the government is to soon bring out a National Biofuels Policy for a sector poised to become an economy worth Rs 1 lakh crore, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.

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India's Deal On Import Of LNG From US To Be Milestone In Ties: Consul General Of India Anupam Ray

India's Deal On Import Of LNG From US To Be Milestone In Ties: Consul General Of India Anupam Ray

India's 20-year deal on import of natural gas from the US would be a "milestone" in bilateral ties and go a long way in strengthening and reinforcing trade relations between the two countries, Consul General of India Anupam Ray has said here.

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IEA’s Oil Forecast Puts US In The Driver’s Seat

IEA’s Oil Forecast Puts US In The Driver’s Seat

Take a look at the chart alongside. IEA predicts US shale production will continue to surge, resulting in total production from the country touching almost 17 million barrels a day (million b/d) in the next five years, making it the world’s largest producer.

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What World's Oil Giants Have To Say About Electric And Self-driving Cars

What World's Oil Giants Have To Say About Electric And Self-driving Cars

We’re only two days into by IHS Markit -- the week-long gathering in Houston of some of world’s biggest names in energy -- and fossil-fuel executives are already dumping on electric cars.

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Rlys Incurs Rs4000cr Loss In Three Years By Running Mumbai Locals

Rlys Incurs Rs4000cr Loss In Three Years By Running Mumbai Locals

Amidst a major push for expansion of the suburban Mumbai rail network in the Union Budget, the government today informed Parliament that the national transporter has incurred a loss of more than Rs 4,000 crore in the last three years in running the Mumbai locals.

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Three South Central Railway Stations To Have All-Women Staff From March 8

Three South Central Railway Stations To Have All-Women Staff From March 8

Three railway stations under the South Central Railway (SCR) zone will be fully-managed by women from tomorrow, which is celebrated as 'International Women's Day'.

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Railways Recruitment 2018: Apply For 885 Group C Vacancies

Railways Recruitment 2018: Apply For 885 Group C Vacancies

The Central Railways and the Metro Rail Corporation have invited applications for a total of 885 Group C vacancies. Interested candidates can visit the official website of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

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Government Working Towards Long-Term Impact Of Indian Railways: Minister Piyush Goyal

Government Working Towards Long-Term Impact Of Indian Railways: Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal while speaking at the Annual India Partners Meet, about the expansion of Railway networks across the country and hindrance in punctuality due to development said that he is taking tough calls keeping in mind the long-term impact in the Indian Railways.

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Railways Dumps Manual Recording, Introduces Data Loggers To Improve Punctuality Of Trains

Railways Dumps Manual Recording, Introduces Data Loggers To Improve Punctuality Of Trains

In a bid to eliminate the practice of manually recording punctuality performance at 41 major railway junctions across zones to ensure correct reporting of such data, Railway Board has instructed zonal railways to link the arrival.

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Soon, Jaipur To Delhi By Train In 90 Minutes

Soon, Jaipur To Delhi By Train In 90 Minutes

It all goes well, the distance between Jaipur and Delhi could be covered in 90 minutes in the future. Ministry of railways is planning to have a semi-high speed train on Jaipur-Delhi route which would run at a speed of up to 200 km/hour.

 

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Disabled Persons Push For More Accessible Railways

Disabled Persons Push For More Accessible Railways

Each time Meenu Maini (42) has to board a train, she requires help from at least three to four people to lift her wheelchair and somehow push it through the narrow doors of a coach.

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Railway Crossings: Two Years After Launch, First Bridge Under Setu Bharatam Yet To See Commissioning

Railway Crossings: Two Years After Launch, First Bridge Under Setu Bharatam Yet To See Commissioning

Two years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Setu Bharatam scheme for building 208 bridges at railway crossings on national highways to ensure safe and smooth flow of traffic.

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Indian Railways To Reduce Charges Of Luxury Trains By Half After Revenue Dip

Indian Railways To Reduce Charges Of Luxury Trains By Half After Revenue Dip

After a sharp decline in revenue from luxury train services, the Indian Railways decided to reduce tariff so that the services could become more affordable. The decision was taken at the Railway Board’s policy review meeting.

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Passengers Want Railways To Utilise WhatsApp Facility

Passengers Want Railways To Utilise WhatsApp Facility

Penetration of internet even in remote corners has given an edge for the railways to receive and respond to feedbacks on social media as quick as possible in the recent past.

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RInfra Wins Case Against DMRC In Delhi HC

RInfra Wins Case Against DMRC In Delhi HC

Reliance Infrastructure won a case against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

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