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20,000 EVs To Be Procured For Government Use By March 2019

20,000 EVs To Be Procured For Government Use By March 2019

State-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) plans to invest around Rs.2,400 crore to procure 20,000 electric vehicles for government use by March next year, a senior company official said.

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NTPC Achieves 53,000 Mw Of Commissioned Capacity

NTPC Achieves 53,000 Mw Of Commissioned Capacity

First unit of NTPC’s 660 MW super-critical Meja thermal power plant commissioned

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BHEL Wins Rs.4,400 Crore Order For 1x660 MW Supercritical Power Plant In Uttar Pradesh

BHEL Wins Rs.4,400 Crore Order For 1x660 MW Supercritical Power Plant In Uttar Pradesh

Domestic power equipment and engineering major, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a major order for setting up a 1x660 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh.

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Core Sector Output Expands At 5.3% In February

Core Sector Output Expands At 5.3% In February

Core sector industrial production in India grew at 5.3 per cent in February, helped by a robust performance of refinery products, fertiliser and cement segments.

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NHPCs Kishanganga Project Fully Commissioned

NHPCs Kishanganga Project Fully Commissioned

State-run NHPC today said its 330 MW Kishanganga hydropower project is fully commissioned with synchronising of third unit of 110 MW on March 30, 2018.

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Fuel Price Rise: Dharmendra Pradhan Rules Out Rethink On Free Market Pricing

Fuel Price Rise: Dharmendra Pradhan Rules Out Rethink On Free Market Pricing

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday ruled out a rethink on free market pricing in the backdrop of India’s diesel price reaching an all-time high and the petrol price registering its peak since 14 September 2013.

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Petrol Price At 4-year High: Public Blames Govt; Jaitley Ignored Warning?

Petrol Price At 4-year High: Public Blames Govt; Jaitley Ignored Warning?

The public in parts of India has blamed and urged the central government to come up with a plan to tackle the problem of ever-rising fuel prices as petrol prices on Monday hovered over four-year peak and diesel is at an all-time high.

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Oli’s Visit: India Needs To Recalibrate Its Approach To Nepal And Accept Realities

Oli’s Visit: India Needs To Recalibrate Its Approach To Nepal And Accept Realities

With Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli visiting India from April 6-8, it’s time for New Delhi to recalibrate ties with Kathmandu.

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Dharmendra Pradhan Flags Off ONGC Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition

Dharmendra Pradhan Flags Off ONGC Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the ONGC Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition here on Monday.

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Don't Criticise Us For Petrol Prices Hitting 4-year High, Oil Minister Pradhan Says

Don't Criticise Us For Petrol Prices Hitting 4-year High, Oil Minister Pradhan Says

Petrol prices have soared and reached Rs 73.86 while diesel rates have surged to Rs 64.69 in Delhi.

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Govt Rules Out Excise Duty Cut To Cushion Petrol Prices

Govt Rules Out Excise Duty Cut To Cushion Petrol Prices

The government today ruled out any immediate reduction in excise duty to cushion relentless rise in international oil prices that have sent retail diesel rates in India to record high and petrol to four-year high.

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Baker Hughes, GE sign contract with Iraq to process natural gas at two fields

Baker Hughes, GE sign contract with Iraq to process natural gas at two fields

Baker Hughes and General Electric signed a contract with Iraq's government on Monday to process natural gas extracted alongside crude oil at two fields in southern Iraq, the oil ministry said.

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China's Sinopec To More Than Double LNG Capacity, Boost Shale Gas Output

China's Sinopec To More Than Double LNG Capacity, Boost Shale Gas Output

China's Sinopec group, parent of Sinopec Corp, aims to more than double its receiving capacity of liquefied natural gas over the next six years and lift domestic shale gas production by two thirds by 2020.

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Govt Expands Ambit Of Emission Standards For Five Industries To Fight Foul Air

Govt Expands Ambit Of Emission Standards For Five Industries To Fight Foul Air

Noting the increase in air pollution due to industrial units in many cities across the country

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Pradhan Urges Auto Industry To IntroduceBS VI Compliant Engines

Pradhan Urges Auto Industry To IntroduceBS VI Compliant Engines

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan today appealed to the automobile manufacturing industry to start producing BS VI fuel compliant engines as quickly as possible to avail the benefits of the cleaner fuel being supplied in the national capital from 1 April.

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Highway Construction Hits Record 10,000 Km In FY18

Highway Construction Hits Record 10,000 Km In FY18

Construction of national highways in India hit a record 10,000 km in the year ended March 31 after the government stepped up the pace of implementation and awarding contracts.

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Railways Gets Rs 4,700 Crore From NTPC As Coal Carriage Charge

Railways Gets Rs 4,700 Crore From NTPC As Coal Carriage Charge

NTPC has paid in advance Rs 4,700 crore to Railways for coal that the transporter will carry for the power major in financial year 2018-19.

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Governance: Three-fold Spike In Land Costs Over Five Years Puts Brakes On Highway Development

Governance: Three-fold Spike In Land Costs Over Five Years Puts Brakes On Highway Development

A 300 per cent surge in land acquisition costs over the last five years, up from Rs 0.8crore per hectare in FY13 to Rs 3.20 crore during the first nine months of FY18, has impacted new projects in the country’s highways sector — one of the few infrastructure success stories under the NDA government.

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Tata Steel Offers Upfront Payment Of Rs35,200 Crore To Bhushan Steel

Tata Steel Offers Upfront Payment Of Rs35,200 Crore To Bhushan Steel

The insolvency resolution professional for Bhushan Steel Ltd on Monday told the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) that Tata Steel Ltd has offered an upfront payment of Rs35,200 crore to lenders, along with a 12.27% stake in the debt-laden steel maker.

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India's Fastest Train Gatimaan Express Extended Upto Bundelkhand Region

India's Fastest Train Gatimaan Express Extended Upto Bundelkhand Region

India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express has been extended up to Bundelkhand region from April 1, 2018.

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Interesting Step By Indian Railways! IRCTC & NTPC To Provide Processed Sea Water For Drinking At Stations

Interesting Step By Indian Railways! IRCTC & NTPC To Provide Processed Sea Water For Drinking At Stations

Interesting news for Indian Railways passengers! Soon, drinking processed sea water at railway stations would be possible!

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E-way Bill Rolls Out From Today: All You Need To Know In 10 Points

E-way Bill Rolls Out From Today: All You Need To Know In 10 Points

e-Way Bill (Electronic Bill) is all set to roll-out from today for inter-state movement of goods and services for value more than Rs 50,000.

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Why Electrosteel Steels Is So Attractive To Vedanta

Why Electrosteel Steels Is So Attractive To Vedanta

Last week, the Vedanta group’s iron ore business was in the news. Firstly, its parent London-listed Vedanta Resources Ltd told investors to expect an impairment charge for its Indian iron ore operations.

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4 PSUs File IPO Papers With Sebi

4 PSUs File IPO Papers With Sebi

Four state-owned firms, including Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and Rail Vikas Nigam, have filed draft papers with markets regulator Sebi to float initial public offerings.

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Big Infrastructure Boost! Awarding Of Highway Projects Surges 70% To All-time High; Next Year To Be Even Better

Big Infrastructure Boost! Awarding Of Highway Projects Surges 70% To All-time High; Next Year To Be Even Better

Pace of highway projects execution to pick up! If the NHAI manages to source funds on time, and over and above the budgetary allocation

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India’s Infrastructure Output Grows 5.3% In February

India’s Infrastructure Output Grows 5.3% In February

Eight infrastructure sectors grew by 5.3% in February, mainly helped by a robust performance of refinery products, fertiliser and cement segments.

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CCL Achieves Highest Coal Dispatch, Rail Rake Loading In

CCL Achieves Highest Coal Dispatch, Rail Rake Loading In

Touching new heights of success, the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) achieved the highest coal dispatch and rail rake loading in the fiscal year (FY) 2017-18, according to a company release here today.

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