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June 19, 2018, Tuesday

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Reliance may set up 4 new subsidiaries

Reliance may set up 4 new subsidiaries

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is planning to create four new units for its various businesses, two people in the know said.

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Alstom signs $3 billion agreement with GE to exit energy joint ventures

Alstom signs $3 billion agreement with GE to exit energy joint ventures

French manufacturing group Alstom said on Thursday it had signed an agreement with General Electric to exit three joint ventures in return for a payment of 2.594 billion euros ($3.08 billion).

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President to launch Ampere Vehicles’ Lithium-ion charger today in Delhi

President to launch Ampere Vehicles’ Lithium-ion charger today in Delhi

Last year in May, Coimbatore-based electric vehicle company Ampere Vehicles shot into limelight when the President of India launched its lead-acid battery charger.

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Govt will not allow any new hydro power project on Ganga: Gadkari

Govt will not allow any new hydro power project on Ganga: Gadkari

The Centre has decided not to approve any new hydro-power project on the Ganga. The move will help the government in its river cleaning efforts as dams which are part of such projects obstruct the ecological flow (e-flow) hampering the river’s self-cleansing ability.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Nepal to restore neighbourly ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Nepal to restore neighbourly ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal Friday for a two-day visit aiming to reset strained relations between India and its small northern neighbour.

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DMRC fined Rs 10cr for 'illegal' power supply

DMRC fined Rs 10cr for 'illegal' power supply

The power department has slapped a penalty of Rs 10.12 crore on Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for unauthorised supply of power to 11 shops at Botanical Garden metro station at a tariff that is higher than the subsidised rate at which it is being procured.

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Maharashtra man gets Rs 8.64 lakh power bill shocker, ends life

Maharashtra man gets Rs 8.64 lakh power bill shocker, ends life

A 40-year-old vegetable vendor, who erroneously received a massive electricity bill of Rs 8.64 lakh for April, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling at his residence at Bharat Nagar here on Thursday morning.

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Hawaii volcano threatens power plant; mass evacuations possible

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant; mass evacuations possible

Hawaii authorities scrambled to move tens of thousands of gallons of highly flammable chemicals from the path of lava on Thursday, and the state's governor warned mass evacuations might be needed as the Kilauea volcano's eruption became more violent.

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COLUMN-Asia coal industry sees blue skies, ignores storm clouds: Russell

COLUMN-Asia coal industry sees blue skies, ignores storm clouds: Russell

Asia's coal miners, shippers and traders are seeing strong demand and rising prices for their fuel, and they expect this happy situation to persist for several years to come.

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If prices stay high, consumers will have to pay more: MK Surana, HPCL

If prices stay high, consumers will have to pay more: MK Surana, HPCL

How do you see sanctions against Iran impacting Indian refiners? It’s early days and the full import of the sanctions would be clearer only with time. We will have to look at the nature of the sanctions, its modalities and the way it’s implemented.

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Oil price rise gives EVs a big boost

Oil price rise gives EVs a big boost

The spike in oil prices following US move to impose sanctions on Iran has given new momentum to India’s ambitious e-vehicles programme that aims to reduce oil imports, cut emissions and boost energy security.

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Oil dips from recent highs on hopes of alternatives to Iran supply

Oil dips from recent highs on hopes of alternatives to Iran supply

Oil prices on Friday dipped away from multi-year highs reached the previous session on hopes that alternative supplies could replace a looming drop in Iranian exports when U.S. sanctions against Tehran are re-imposed.

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Iran oil sanctions could advance China's 'petro-yuan'

Iran oil sanctions could advance China's 'petro-yuan'

China is positioned to be a chief beneficiary of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal as it would give China leverage to demand oil imports be priced in yuan, several currency experts said on Thursday.

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French FM slams 'unacceptable' US sanctions on Iran

French FM slams 'unacceptable' US sanctions on Iran

France's foreign minister on Thursday condemned the United States for reimposing sanctions against foreign companies trading with Iran, labelling the move "unacceptable" in comments that expose the deepening rift between Washington and its European allies on the issue.

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Turkey's Erdogan and Russia's Putin say US wrong to quit Iran deal

Turkey's Erdogan and Russia's Putin say US wrong to quit Iran deal

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone call on Thursday that the United States had been wrong to withdraw from a big-power nuclear deal with Iran, a Turkish presidential source said.

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OPEC in no hurry to decide if extra oil needed to offset Iran -sources

OPEC in no hurry to decide if extra oil needed to offset Iran -sources

OPEC is in no hurry to decide whether to pump more oil to make up for an expected drop in exports from Iran after the imposition of new U.S. sanctions, four sources familiar with the issue said, saying any loss in supply would take time.

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Indian Railways to modernise 68 stations: All you need to know about the Rs 5,000 crore plan

Indian Railways to modernise 68 stations: All you need to know about the Rs 5,000 crore plan

The Indian Railways (IR) is on a mission to match the quality of quality of its stations and bring it at par with modernised airports. While it has already started work in some stations, it has come to light that the authorities have earmarked Rs 5,000 crore for the modernisation of at least 68 stations.

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Railways on alert as Gurjars threaten agitation from May 15

Railways on alert as Gurjars threaten agitation from May 15

Indian Railways has been put on alert in view of yet another annual Gurjar agitation set to begin from May 15. It has taken pre-emptive steps in view of Gurjar supremo Kirori Singh Bainsla’s announcement for a mahapanchyat on May 15 which is likely to be held near a track in Bharatpur district.

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Sound of Bees to keep Elephants off Rail Tracks creating a Buzz

Sound of Bees to keep Elephants off Rail Tracks creating a Buzz

The sound of honeybees downloaded from the internet to keep elephants away from railway tracks has created quite a buzz after the novel idea introduced by the Northeast Frontier Railway brought down the number of accidents.

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By 2020, Capitals of all Northeastern States to have Rail Connectivity

By 2020, Capitals of all Northeastern States to have Rail Connectivity

Indian Railway is likely to spend almost Rs 90,000 crore to improve connectivity in the northeast by 2020, including a 795-km railway line in Arunachal Pradesh that will provide accessibility right up to the China border, and connections between the capitals of all northeastern states.

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NFR submits studies to extend rail connectivity to Bhutan

NFR submits studies to extend rail connectivity to Bhutan

The Northeast Frontier Railway has submitted feasibility studies to the Ministry of External Affairs to extend rail connectivity to Bhutan, officials said today.

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Introduction of New Humsafar Weekly Express between Bhagat Ki Kothi – Tambaram (via Vijayawada)

Introduction of New Humsafar Weekly Express between Bhagat Ki Kothi – Tambaram (via Vijayawada)

Ministry of Railways approved introduction of new weekly Humsafar Express between Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur Division/North Western Railway) and Tambaram (Chennai Division/Southern Railway) stations.

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Punctuality of Train services on SCR shows an upswing

Punctuality of Train services on SCR shows an upswing

South Central Railway, one of the foremost Zones in terms of punctuality performance on Indian Railways, has seen an upswing on this front in the last four years.

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Policy on Redevelopment of Railway Stations soon

Policy on Redevelopment of Railway Stations soon

The directorate of local bodies (DLB) will soon prepare a policy for ‘redevelopment of railway stations’ in the state under which various land use changes and construction approval will be provided.

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Western Railway to attach Extra Coaches in three pairs of Trains on temporary basis

Western Railway to attach Extra Coaches in three pairs of Trains on temporary basis

For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the summer vacations rush, Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in the following pairs of train on temporary basis.

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MOSR to flag off new Antyodaya Express train between Darbhanga-Jalandhar city on 15.5.2018
South Western Railway bags Safety Shield Award for Train Operations in 2017-18

South Western Railway bags Safety Shield Award for Train Operations in 2017-18

During the year 2017-18, South Western Railway (SWR) has registered best figures and tremendous improvements in key areas of safety pertaining to train operations among all Zonal Railways.

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