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June 20, 2018, Wednesday

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Coal India set to boost supplies by at least 15 million tonnes annually

Coal India set to boost supplies by at least 15 million tonnes annually

Coal India is set to increase supplies by at least 15 million tonnes annually in the next few weeks, with three new rail projects linked to high-capacity mines almost complete, company executives said.

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Centre allots additional 140 MW power to UT

Centre allots additional 140 MW power to UT

City residents can expect uninterrupted supply of power during summer as the ministry of power has enhanced the unallocated electricity quota, which will help reduce supply losses.

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Summer heats up power price for Gujarat

Summer heats up power price for Gujarat

Even as the demand for electricity across the state touched a new high of 16,214MW on Monday amid rising temperatures, the state government had to buy 40 million units (MU) from the open market at Rs 6.14 per unit, the highest so far. This punctured the government’s claim of being a power-surplus state.

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Mr. Pravin L. Agrawal, appointed as Director, BHEL

Mr. Pravin L. Agrawal, appointed as Director, BHEL

Mr. Pravin L. Agrawal, aged 49 years, has been appointed as Part-time Official Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

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Solar companies seek more time to cover government buildings

Solar companies seek more time to cover government buildings

Solar rooftop developers, who won bids in an ambitious project to cover government buildings across the country with solar plants, have pleaded for more time to complete the work. They have cited several reasons for doing so, among them claiming they were delayed by the indifference of the ministries concerned to their efforts.

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China stock regulator vows more environment focus, green finance

China stock regulator vows more environment focus, green finance

China's securities regulator said it will work to strengthen the environmental responsibilities of listed companies, promote green finance and focus more on environmental issues when reviewing initial public offerings or mergers.

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Draft forest policy does not protect tribal interests, says NCST

Draft forest policy does not protect tribal interests, says NCST

The central government’s draft National Forest Policy has come under fire from within. The tribal affairs ministry and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) have punched holes in the new policy, pointing out that it does not protect the interests of tribal people.

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Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C can save world's species

Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C can save world's species

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could save the vast majority of the world's plant and animal species from climate change, a study has found.

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Kerala motor vehicles department to e-certify vehicle pollution testing centres

Kerala motor vehicles department to e-certify vehicle pollution testing centres

The motor vehicles department is set to introduce online certification for vehicle pollution testing following pirated software being used by pollution testing centres leading to false data on the pollutants.

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Iran condemns US announcement on sanctions

Iran condemns US announcement on sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the "strongest sanctions in history" on his country.

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India to achieve 9 per cent growth rate by 2022: Niti Aayog VC

India to achieve 9 per cent growth rate by 2022: Niti Aayog VC

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar today exuded confidence that Indian economy will achieve 9 per cent growth rate on sustained basis by 2022 on the back of reforms like GST, demonetisation and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

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Pivot Power to build British battery network for electric cars

Pivot Power to build British battery network for electric cars

Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt (GW) network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain, it said on Monday.

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US Supreme Court to take up appeal by Indian villagers against Gujarat power plant

US Supreme Court to take up appeal by Indian villagers against Gujarat power plant

The US Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal by Indian villagers against a power plant in Gujarat, funded by US-based International Finance Corporation (IFC), which has allegedly resulted in environmental damages.

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Zhengzhou thermal coal futures fall by most since Oct as utilities curb buying

Zhengzhou thermal coal futures fall by most since Oct as utilities curb buying

China's most-active thermal coal futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange fell 1.87 percent on Monday, the biggest drop since Oct. 10

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Petrol price hikes: You may soon pay Rs 85 per ltr, check rate today

Petrol price hikes: You may soon pay Rs 85 per ltr, check rate today

We continue to witness a rising trend in fuel prices of India, and Tuesday was no different as the state-owned OMCs raised petrol prices between 29 paise to 32 paise per litre in various state capitals of India. Cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Chennai are seeing this product hitting over 5-year highs.

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Oil conspires with politics to drive rupee toward record low

Oil conspires with politics to drive rupee toward record low

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rupee face a similar predicament -- old foes have re-emerged to keep them in check.

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Oil minister Pradhan appeals Odisha govt to reduce tax on petrol, diesel

Oil minister Pradhan appeals Odisha govt to reduce tax on petrol, diesel

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that they have appealed to the Odisha government to reduce the tax on petrol and diesel for the benefit of people.

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High oil price: India staring at fuel subsidy burden up to Rs 53,000 crore

High oil price: India staring at fuel subsidy burden up to Rs 53,000 crore

With global crude oil prices hovering at record high levels, India is staring at a ballooning of fuel subsidies up to Rs 53,000 crore in the current financial year ending March 2019. State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Oil India (OIL) may have to bear a large part of the burden impacting their financials, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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Crude oil at $80 a barrel: How this will impact Modi govt's fiscal maths

Crude oil at $80 a barrel: How this will impact Modi govt's fiscal maths

Soon after global crude oil prices hit $80 a barrel, the government said it expected an increase of $25-50 billion in the import bill for 2018-19. That could lead to an oil import bill of $130-155 billion. India’s crude oil import bill for 2018-19 was estimated at $105 billion, according to the petroleum ministry's Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC).

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L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering bags orders for setting up two fertilizer plants

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering bags orders for setting up two fertilizer plants

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in consortium with TechnipFMC has bagged two orders from Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd for setting up two fertilizer plants.

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Noida to Gurugram in 50 mins, IGI's domestic terminal on metro map: 5 things to know about new Magenta Line route

Noida to Gurugram in 50 mins, IGI's domestic terminal on metro map: 5 things to know about new Magenta Line route

Do you have to travel everyday from Noida to Gurugram for work? Well, the new section of Delhi Metro's Magenta line will make your life easier now. The 25.6 kilometre long Janakpuri West's Kalkaji Mandir Metro corridor will cut short the distance between the two cities to just 50 minutes. Besides,

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Railways to upgrade 8,738 Stations by August 31

Railways to upgrade 8,738 Stations by August 31

The Indian Railways has said it will upgrade basic amenities at 8,738 stations by August 31. The efforts to upgrade the facilities could be a result of the stampede at Elphinstone Station in Mumbai. The incident, which happened in September last year, left 23 people dead.

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Railways sets ambitious 2019 Target for big rail projects

Railways sets ambitious 2019 Target for big rail projects

With general elections just a year away, the railways has set monthly targets for the completion of its major projects with an aim to finish work in time for the country to go to polls in 2019.

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Frequent suspension of trains cost Rs.5 Crores in 3 Years to Northern Railway’s Firozpur Divison

Frequent suspension of trains cost Rs.5 Crores in 3 Years to Northern Railway’s Firozpur Divison

Frequent suspension of train services in Kashmir has made railways suffer losses worth Rs 5.35 crore during last three years of its operations in the Valley, various officials said. Authorities often suspend the rail services on the 137-kilometer rail line between Banihal and Baramulla as a “precautionary measure” citing “law and order” as the reason.

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Indian Railways to soon have 700 Deen Dayalu Coaches with cool features

Indian Railways to soon have 700 Deen Dayalu Coaches with cool features

Deen Dayalu Coaches in Indian Railways: Unreserved passengers, or general class passengers as they are sometimes called, have a big reason to cheer! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has announced that as many as 700 unreserved Deen Dayalu coaches in total (since introduction in 2016) will be added to Indian Railways trains by year-end.

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Eye on more non-fare revenue, Railways invites ideas

Eye on more non-fare revenue, Railways invites ideas

Indian Railways has decided to go shopping for new ideas on how to earn more money. In a new policy, the Railways has decided to open its doors to any idea or concept from the public that promises more generation of non-fare revenue.

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Work to make Chandigarh railway station world class will begin soon: Panel head

Work to make Chandigarh railway station world class will begin soon: Panel head

Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, Gupta said the modernisation of Chandigarh railway station would be completed in a little over two years. “We are looking forward to making Chandigarh Railway Station a world-class station.

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Indian Railways’ VIKALP scheme is for wait-listed passegers All you need to know

Indian Railways’ VIKALP scheme is for wait-listed passengers: All you need to know

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced a scheme — aptly named VIKALP — for wait-listed passengers to provide confirmed berth in an alternate train. Passengers of all trains and classes can opt for maximum five trains under this scheme.

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Train services resume in Kashmir

Train services resume in Kashmir

Train services resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for a day as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike and “Eidgah Chalo” on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

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