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Consortium to build Colombia’s largest dam


August 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to ... Read more...

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Electricity restored almost fully in all regions: Power Grid


August 1st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after the biggest blackout in the country, affecting half of India's population, the main distribution company Wednesday said nearly 100 percent of the ... Read more...

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IGNOU to start course on power distribution


July 15th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for a course in power distribution meant for professionals seeking to upgrade their ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises in May but recovery probability low (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, July 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by 2.4 percent in May as against 0.9 percent contraction in the previous month, led by rebound in manufacturing and electricity ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises by 2.4 percent in May (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by 2.4 percent in May as against 0.9 percent contraction in the previous month, led by rebound in manufacturing and electricity ... Read more...

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Industrial output grows at 0.1 percent in April


June 12th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in April as the slump in manufacturing and mining sectors continued, dampening hopes for an early ... Read more...

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Core industries growth falls to 2.2 percent in April


May 31st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries fell to 2.2 percent in April as compared to 4.2 percent registered during the corresponding month of previous year, due ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output dips 3.5 percent in March (Roundup)


May 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's industrial output shrank 3.5 percent in March from a year earlier, driven by poor performance of manufacturing and mining sectors, dampening hopes of ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output contracts by 3.5 percent in March


May 11th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's industrial output shrank by 3.5 percent in March due to poor show of manufacturing and mining sectors, dampening hope for any early revival of ... Read more...

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China, Colombia agree to boost oil cooperation


May 10th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Chinese President Hu Jintao presided over the signing here Wednesday of nine agreements to boost cooperation in a range ... Read more...

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Sensex closes in red, down 0.10 percent (Roundup)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Wednesday closed in the red, dropping marginally and snapping three days of gains, as lower-than-expected manufacturing data and ... Read more...

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Core industries’ growth slumps to 2 percent in March


April 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries, including electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, fell to 2 percent in March as compared to 6.8 percent in ... Read more...

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India enhancing domestic capacity for new gen power plants: Shinde


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 21 (IANS) India's Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Saturday said that the government is augmenting domestic capacity for building critical and ultra-super critical technologies based power plants ... Read more...

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Industrial output grows 4.1 percent; rate cut possible (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew at a lower-than-expected 4.1 percent in February owing to sluggish performance of the mining and manufacturing sector, fuelling calls of ... Read more...

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Core industries’ growth rises by 6.8 percent


March 29th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries, including electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, rose by 6.8 percent in February against 0.5 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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Core industries growth slumps to 0.5 percent in January


February 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil slumped to 0.5 percent in January as compared to 3.1 percent ... Read more...

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Coal shortage could hit hard power projects


October 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Uncertain coal supply from mines in the country and problems in importing fuel could lead to massive shortageS for Indian power plants and result in ... Read more...

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‘India’s n-power plants safe, poised for big expansion’


July 20th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), July 20 (IANS) All the nuclear power plants in India are safe as they have undergone stringent "stress-tests", a top official said, adding the country aimed high double-digit ... Read more...

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Robust March industrial output may not be maintained


May 12th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At 7.3 percent, India's industrial output in March grew the fastest in almost five months, helped by strong manufacturing growth but economists said the ... Read more...

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Industry concern over meagre factory output rise (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India's factory output continued to grow at below-expected level, expanding just 3.7 percent in January compared to 2.53 percent during the month before and 16.8 ... Read more...

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India’s factory output up 3.7 percent in January


March 11th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India's factory output continued to grow at below-expected level, expanding just 3.7 percent in January compared to 2.53 percent during the month before and ... Read more...

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Reforms will top government’s agenda, says President (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Drawing comfort from the high growth of the Indian economy despite the global meltdown, President Pratibha Patil Monday promised to hasten the reforms process with specific ... Read more...

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India’s power sector needs $300 billion investment: Shinde


October 5th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday said India required over $300 billion investment in electricity and invited foreign investors to participate in the sector."The scope for investment in ... Read more...

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Shinde calls for investment, technological cooperation from Canada in power sector


September 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has invited Canada to invest in the power sector of India, which is growing at a rapid pace with huge ... Read more...

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Patil accorded ceremonial welcome, meets her Lao counterpart in Vientiane


September 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept. 10 (ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Lao National Assembly and then had one-to-one meeting with her Lao counterpart Choummaly Sayasone this ... Read more...

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India signs $50m loan, offers $75m more to Zambia (Third Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Jan 6 (IANS) India Wednesday signed a deal for extending a $50 million line of credit to Zambia, with a proposal to extend another soft loan of $75 million - ... Read more...

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India offers $125 million lines of credit to Zambia (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Jan 6 (IANS) India Wednesday offered lines of credit totalling $125 million to Zambia, even as both countries agreed there was need to reinvigorate ties to reflect changed times. On the second ... Read more...

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India’s industrial production growth down 3 percent


September 12th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's industrial production registered a sluggish growth of 5.7 percent during April-July, compared to 9.7 percent in the corresponding period last fiscal.In July this year, industrial production ... Read more...

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‘India needs 161 GW additional power generation’


September 7th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's growth story may derail if urgent steps are not initiated to wipe out the electricity demand deficit of 13 percent and energy shortage of six percent, ... Read more...

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India’s industrial production growth improves in June


August 12th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's industrial production growth rate improved slightly to 5.4 percent this June from 3.8 percent in May, the government said here Tuesday. The growth rate, however, is ... Read more...

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Industrial production plummets as inflation soars (Lead)


July 11th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's industrial production slumped to 3.8 percent in May this fiscal, against a growth of 10.6 percent in the corresponding period last year, official figures released Friday ... Read more...

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Indian power companies courted to ‘light up’ Africa


March 20th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With the African economy on a rising curve, Indian companies have been invited to plug the shortfall in power generation and distribution in the continent. At the ... Read more...

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January infrastructure output plummets to 4.2 percent


March 19th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The core areas of India's infrastructure sector such as oil, power, cement and coal have witnessed a poor growth rate of 4.2 percent in January, against 8.3 ... Read more...

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