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Gas allocation not possible for power projects, says minister


August 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Allocation of more gas to any power project, including of Gujarat, may currently not be possible in view of declining domestic gas production, Minister of ... Read more...

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Reddy to discuss Andhra Pradesh power supply with PM


August 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Worried about the grim power situation in Andhra Pradesh following a cut in the gas supply by the centre's Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), Chief ... Read more...

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Power crisis will ease, Andhra CM assures industry


July 19th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday assured the industry that current electricity crisis would ease soon as steps are being taken to narrow ... Read more...

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Chinese space module gets first-ever residents (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Three Chinese -- including the country's first woman astronaut -- Monday became the "first tenants" of the Tiangong-1 space module after China's first manned spacecraft Shenzhou-9 ... Read more...

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India signs gas supply pact with Turkmenistan


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Awaza (Turkmenistan), May 23 (IANS) India Wednesday signed a gas sales and purchase agreement (GSPA) with Turkmenistan for the $7.6-billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project."For us, the signing of the ... Read more...

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Gail, Tidco to set up a JV power plant in Tamil Nadu


May 11th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Gas Authority of India Ltd (Gail) and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (Tidco) would jointly promote a special purpose vehicle to set up ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

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Rohtang tunnel engineers ready for geological adventure


February 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) Indian and European engineers overseeing the progress of an ambitious project to dig a tunnel below the 3,978-metre Rohtang Pass in the Himalayas ... Read more...

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Reliance Power’s Samalkot plant ready for commissioning


February 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Samalkot (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) Reliance Power, promoted by Anil Ambani, Tuesday said its 2,400 MW gas-based Samalkot power plant in Andhra Pradesh would start generating electricity by the ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks foul Beijing’s air


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's New Year fireworks not just left thousands of tonnes of scrap in capital Beijing but also pushed the city's air pollution to hazardous level. The ... Read more...

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Will seek lower import duties on dredgers, says Vasan


November 18th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian shipping ministry will take up with appropriate authorities the issue of reducing customs duty on import of dredgers while it awaits details on standards ... Read more...

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Ultrasonic nozzle boosts water’s cleansing power


November 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps boosts water's ability to clean.Tim Leighton, professor at University of Southampton, and Peter Birkin's device works with cold water, minimal ... Read more...

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Potato-shaped asteroid could be a stillborn planet


October 30th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) A potato-shaped asteroid observed by a European space probe last year may be the remnant of an ancient stillborn planet, say scientists."This is the first object ... Read more...

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Less polluting Diwali this year


October 27th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Pollution levels this Diwali were lower than last year, thanks to people's participation in the anti-firecracker campaign, Delhi Environment Secretary Keshav Chandra said Thursday."In general, ... Read more...

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NMDC to open new iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh


July 29th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 28 (IANS) NMDC Ltd, India's largest iron ore producer and exporter in the public sector, said Thursday it plans to open a new iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh.``As ... Read more...

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Delhi prepared to combat floods this year (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With the onset of the monsoon, the Delhi government is determined to control floods in the capital this year, Minister for Revenue, Irrigation and Flood ... Read more...

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Airlines cancel flights as volcanic cloud moves to Britain


May 24th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Airlines have started cancelling dozens of flights as volcanic clouds from Iceland were moving towards Britain, a media report said Tuesday.The weather office has forecast that ... Read more...

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Northeast power ministers call for gas price cut


May 7th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) The power-starved northeastern states have urged the central government to reduce the prices of natural gas being used in various power projects of the region, ... Read more...

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China to develop uninhabited islands for tourism


April 11th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Six uninhabited islands in the South China Sea would now be developed as tourist sites, officials said.The six islands are located near the southern island province ... Read more...

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Orissa’s energy plans to trigger water crisis: NGO


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) As the world celebrated World Water Day Tuesday, a water watchdog said Orissa seriously needs to rethink its energy plans.The Orissa government has drafted an action ... Read more...

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PM calls for appropriate utilisation of technology in oil exploration, refinery


February 19th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sibsagar (Assam), Feb 19 (ANI): Emphasising that the UPA Government has an enduring commitment to the development of Assam and the North East, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday ... Read more...

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A sneeze can contaminate surroundings for hours


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A single sneeze infests a room with deadly bugs and the contamination can last for hours. Microscopic droplets sneezed or coughed out float around the air in large ... Read more...

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Documentary film based on Mullaperiyar Dam released in Kochi


January 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Jan 4 (ANI): A documentary film- "DAMs - The lethal water bombs," based on the Mullaperiyar Dam, which is posing a grave threat to thousands of lives, was released here on ... Read more...

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Mercury makes eco-bulbs ‘a health hazard for babies and pregnant’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The European Union is phasing out the traditional 'incandescent bulbs' used for more than 120 years and is forcing people to switch to low-energy alternatives to meet its ... Read more...

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Power project commissioned in Tripura


September 21st, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday commissioned a 21 MW gas-based power project in Tripura, which is expected to ease the electricity shortage in three northeastern states ... Read more...

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India signs deal for Turkmen gas through Afghanistan, Pakistan


September 20th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India, along with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, Monday signed the gas sales purchase agreement (GSPA) for the trans-national pipeline project, which will transport gas from Turkmenistan to ... Read more...

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Northeast asks centre to reduce gas prices


August 29th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) The northeastern states have urged the central government to reduce the prices of natural gas being used in various thermal power projects of the region, a Tripura ... Read more...

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Northeast power ministers to meet PM on power deficit


August 12th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Power ministers from the eight northeastern states Thursday decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the huge electricity deficit in the region. "We (power ministers) will go ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu signs three MOUs worth Rs.13,000 crore


August 4th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government Wednesday signed three agreements with as many companies involving an investment of around Rs.13,000 crore. The government signed the memoranda of understanding for setting up ... Read more...

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Smoking in open areas ups breathing problems in non-smokers: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 4 (ANI): Smoking in alfresco areas puts non-smokers at risk of developing respiratory problems, Perth researchers have found.Curtin University Professor of Health Policy Mike Daube said that even in ... Read more...

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Piped cooking gas costlier in Delhi


July 1st, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Natural gas retailer Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) Thursday hiked the price of piped cooking gas by 93 paise in the capital. The step has been taken in the ... Read more...

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Chinese island shrinks due to illegal sand collection


June 26th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Villagers on a small island in China's Guangdong province are worried about the threat to their lives and economic activity with the island having shrunk by nearly half ... Read more...

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Taj city is greener, cleaner but larger battle remain (Letter from Agra)


June 9th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, June 9 (IANS) Seventeen years after India's Supreme Court called for reducing pollution around the Taj Mahal, this tourist city certainly boasts of cleaner public transport and improved greenery. ... Read more...

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GAIL to lay Dabhol-Bangalore gas pipeline by March 2012


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 3, (IANS) State-run Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) will lay its 1,400-km gas pipeline from Dabhol in Maharashtra to Bangalore in Karnataka by March 2012, a senior company official ... Read more...

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GSPC to undertake city gas distribution project


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 2 (IANS) With a view to promote the use of clean, green and efficient fuel for small and medium households, commercial establishments and automobiles, the Gujarat government has asked Gujarat ... Read more...

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