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August 16, 2018, Thursday

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Coal India Says Will Remain Market Leader Even After Entry Of Pvt Players

Coal India Says Will Remain Market Leader Even After Entry Of Pvt Players

State-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) today exuded confidence that it will remain the market leader even after the entry of private players into commercial mining of the dry fuel.

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Shri R K Singh Lays Foundation Stone Of The 60 Mw Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project In Uttarkashi

Shri R K Singh Lays Foundation Stone Of The 60 Mw Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project In Uttarkashi

Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, laid the foundation stone of the 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarkashi today.

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Adani Enterprises Sells Entire Stake In Subsidiary Firm

Adani Enterprises Sells Entire Stake In Subsidiary Firm

Adani Enterprises today said it has sold 100 per cent stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary Adani Energy Ltd (AEnL) for Rs 13.61 lakh.

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ICICI's Videocon Loan: Inside Deepak Kochhar's Nupower Renewables

ICICI's Videocon Loan: Inside Deepak Kochhar's Nupower Renewables

Deepak Kochhar, founder of wind energy company NuPower Renewables, has been in the eye of a storm over his company’s relationship with Videocon group, which received a loan in 2012 from ICICI Bank, headed by his wife Chanda Kochhar.

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Coal India To Shift Focus To Coal Supply From Next Year: Chairman

Coal India To Shift Focus To Coal Supply From Next Year: Chairman

State-run Coal India (CIL) will not let coal stocks pile up at its mines next year onwards as a strategy to compete with private players once the sector is opened up for commercial mining.

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Coal India Meeting With Customers Over New Pricing Policy: Chairman

Coal India Meeting With Customers Over New Pricing Policy: Chairman

Coal India has planned several meetings with its customers to address their concerns over the new pricing policy which is coming into force from the first week of April, its chairman Gopal Singh said.

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Private Power Companies Object To NTPC's Sale Of Power In Bangladesh

Private Power Companies Object To NTPC's Sale Of Power In Bangladesh

Private power generating companies have objected to the sale of power by NTPC to neighbouring Bangladesh. The companies have argued that domestic coal supply via long-term agreement cannot be used to supply power to other countries.

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Power To The People: Electricity Reaches Elephanta Island At Last, Sparks Hope

Power To The People: Electricity Reaches Elephanta Island At Last, Sparks Hope

Deepa Bhoir used to sit in darkness outside her island home and stare at Mumbai glowing in the distance. Now she stays up late watching soap operas — one of millions of Indians whose lives have been transformed by a drive to get power to every corner of the country.

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Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel Rules Out Future Of Coal Or Gas-based Power Plants

Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel Rules Out Future Of Coal Or Gas-based Power Plants

Energy Minister Saurabh Patel on Thursday ruled out the possibilities of gas-based power plants succeeding in Gujarat in the long run due to the pricing formula in the power sector. Patel said that the pricing of renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, was very low and gas-based power plants cannot match their falling prices.

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India's ONGC Ordered To Pay Rm19.8m To Sime Darby, Swiber Over Claim Dispute

India's ONGC Ordered To Pay Rm19.8m To Sime Darby, Swiber Over Claim Dispute

The Arbitral Tribunal has ordered India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) to pay US$5.13 million (RM19.8 million) to Sime Darby Bhd's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Sime Darby Engineering Sdn Bhd (SDE) and Swiber Offshore Construction Pte Ltd in relation to a dispute over a field development job in India.

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China Is No Threat For India On Energy Front: Dharmendra Pradhan

China Is No Threat For India On Energy Front: Dharmendra Pradhan

China is no threat to India in terms of securing its energy supplies even though the two compete on the world stage for energy sources, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.

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Brazil Raises $2.4 Billion In 15th Oil And Gas Round; Exxon Leads The Race

Brazil Raises $2.4 Billion In 15th Oil And Gas Round; Exxon Leads The Race

The Brazil government raised more than 8 billion Reais ($2.4 billion) in signature bonus under the country’s 15th round of bids for oil and gas blocks.

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Petrol Price In India Today Up 23-24P; Pay Over Rs 81 Per Litre In Mumbai, Check Other Cities

Petrol Price In India Today Up 23-24P; Pay Over Rs 81 Per Litre In Mumbai, Check Other Cities

Petrol price in India today: The Indian petrol prices continued to rise on Friday, as the product rose in the range of 23 paisa to 24 paisa per litre in various state capitals.

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No Initial Impact Of BS-VI Compliance Cost On Diesel, Petrol Prices

No Initial Impact Of BS-VI Compliance Cost On Diesel, Petrol Prices

While retail fuel outlets in Delhi have already started dispensing Bharat Stage (BS)-VI diesel and petrol despite April 1, 2018 being the official date for switch-over, there is an impending threat of a rise in prices.

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Air Travel May Cost More If Crude Oil Prices Rise

Air Travel May Cost More If Crude Oil Prices Rise

Air travellers may have to pay more for their travel as airlines grapple with higher ATF prices. With prices of crude oil firming up, an ATF price rise is inevitable.

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Headache For OPEC As India Considers Non-Member Suppliers For Cheap Crude

Headache For OPEC As India Considers Non-Member Suppliers For Cheap Crude

Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s petroleum and natural gas minister, told a press conference in New Delhi that the country hopes OPEC will offer a “reasonable and affordable price” on future contracts so that the gains can be passed on to domestic consumers.

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First LNG Shipment From US Reaches Maharashtra

First LNG Shipment From US Reaches Maharashtra

The first shipment of US liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cheniere Energy Inc., Louisiana reached GAIL (India) Ltd's Dabhol Terminal here on Maharashtra's Konkan coast on Friday, an official said.

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Rail Roko In Assam Hits Railway Traffic

Rail Roko In Assam Hits Railway Traffic

Train traffic was disrupted in Assam today due to a rail roko agitation by All Koch-Rajbongshi Students Union, in support of various demands.

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SCR Enters Into Contract With Kesoram Industries

SCR Enters Into Contract With Kesoram Industries

South Central Railway (SCR) and Kesoram Industries Limited have signed a Long Term Tariff Contract (LTTC) agreement here on Friday.

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Rail- Coal Synergy Enables Record Movement Of 344.5 Coal Rakes For Tiding Over Crisis For Coal Faced By Power And Other Industrial Consumers

Rail- Coal Synergy Enables Record Movement Of 344.5 Coal Rakes For Tiding Over Crisis For Coal Faced By Power And Other Industrial Consumers

Coal India Ltd has recorded the highest offtake of 2 MT in a single day on 28.3.2018, with Railways helping movement of highest number of 289.5 rakes from CIL's own sidings.

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Gadkari’s Highway Village Project Sees Good Response From Bidders, Driving Could Soon Be A Smoother Affair

Gadkari’s Highway Village Project Sees Good Response From Bidders, Driving Could Soon Be A Smoother Affair

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari’s ambitious ‘Highway Village’ project has seen a good response with bidders eyeing at least 21 out of 34 sites, reports Mint.

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Rajdhani Express Engine Develops Snag

Rajdhani Express Engine Develops Snag

The engine of the New Delhi-bound Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express developed a snag this morning when the driver slammed the brakes on noticing a stray bull on the track, a railway official said.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath Inaugurates India's Longest Elevated Road In Ghaziabad, Akhilesh Yadav Tweets Snide Remark

UP CM Yogi Adityanath Inaugurates India's Longest Elevated Road In Ghaziabad, Akhilesh Yadav Tweets Snide Remark

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday inaugurated the longest elevated road in the country in Ghaziabad.

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Railway Recruitment 2018: Group C, D Registration To End On March 31, Over 1 Lakh Jobs On Offer

Railway Recruitment 2018: Group C, D Registration To End On March 31, Over 1 Lakh Jobs On Offer

The registration process for Indian railway’s largest ever recruitment in recent years, for 89,000 Group C and D posts, will be finally to an end tomorrow, on March 31.

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Ahmedabad To Mumbai In 2 Hours, 70 Bullet Trips Every Day

Ahmedabad To Mumbai In 2 Hours, 70 Bullet Trips Every Day

The National High Speed Railway Corporation Limited has decided to initiate the procedure to acquire railway land between the old and new Sabarmati stations, for the bullet train station.

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Central Railway To Run More Services To Matheran From Today

Central Railway To Run More Services To Matheran From Today

Starting March 30, the Central Railway (CR) will ply additional toy train services on the 21-km-long Neral-Matheran and Aman Lodge-Matheran routes whose infrastructure on the hilly terrain has undergone strengthening. This is a step towards an attempt for making this 111-year-old toy train into a heritage rail for which the authorities have taken help from the world heritage Kalka-Shimla toy train rail.

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Central Railway In Mumbai Checks Train Tracks For Heat Damage, Fractures

Central Railway In Mumbai Checks Train Tracks For Heat Damage, Fractures

The central railway (CR) on Thursday afternoon imposed an urgent maintenance block between Vidyavihar and Ghatkopar stations for 30 minutes to check if the extreme heat in the city has damaged the tracks on the route.

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