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Big India plans for next-gen Finnish power company


September 13th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 13 (IANS) Finnish power generation company Fortum, which focusses on low emissions, resource-efficiency and energy security, sees energy-hungry India as a market with huge potential."India is important for ... Read more...

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Bolivia pursues hydro-power deal with China


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Himachal project clears legal hurdle


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) giving its clearance for awarding compensations, Himachal Pradesh will speed up the construction of a multi-billion-rupee dam project that ... Read more...

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Power cuts likely to continue in Odisha


July 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday said power cuts in the state are likely to continue for some more days as hydro power stations were generating less power.The ... Read more...

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Jaiprakash hydroelectric project gets UNFCCC registration


June 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Jaiprakash Power Venture Ltd. (JPVL) Thursday said its 1,000 MW hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh has been registered by the United Nations Framework Convention on ... Read more...

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Hydro-power key to India’s energy security: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) With coal supply remaining erratic and controversies dogging nuclear energy, hydro-power could hold the key to India's energy security and put an end to power cuts, ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks funds for apple post-harvesting facilities


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple-producing region, Tuesday urged the central government to allocate Rs.15 crore special assistance for strengthening post-harvesting facilities in the state.State ... Read more...

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Bihar’s hydel project gets Central Water Commission’s nod


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Power-starved Bihar's 126 MW capacity Dagmara hydro power project in Supaul district has got clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC), and the state government is ... Read more...

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CII offers to push Nepal’s economic development


April 6th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Leading business lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has offered all help for Nepal's economic development. The offer was conveyed by CII president B. Muthuraman, who ... Read more...

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Two labourers buried alive in Himachal


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) Two labourers were buried alive while working in a tunnel for a hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, the police said Tuesday."Two labourers, who were ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stresses on regional economic integration


February 17th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday stressed the need of regional economic integration for development of the South Asian region."Nepal is a strong advocate of economic ... Read more...

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Hydro project will ruin Himachal river catchment: Report


January 15th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) The Hul hydropower project near this town will ruin five km or one-fourth of the catchment of the Hul stream, a tributary of the ... Read more...

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Bhilwara Energy ties up Rs.663 crore for Nepal power plant


January 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Bhilwara Energy, flagship entity of LNJ Bhilwara, Wednesday said it had tied up Rs.663 crore in bank loans for its 120 MW hydro-electric project in ... Read more...

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Stiglitz against foreign investment


January 10th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz Tuesday said opening doors to foreign investment would have disastrous consequences and would lead to serious economic instability."Insufficiently regulated capital market and ... Read more...

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Assam to seek fresh opinion on Arunachal dam’s effects


January 5th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday assured more than two dozen-odd anti-dam organisations that it would seek fresh expert opinion within six months on whether the 2,000 MW ... Read more...

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Indefinite blockade in Assam over Arunachal dam


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 2 (IANS) Over two dozen organisations in Assam Monday launched an indefinite blockade of a national highway as part of their campaign to prevent ... Read more...

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PM’s New Year resolution: Combating five key challenges


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday listed "five key challenges" that his government wants to meet in 2012, economic reforms topping his agenda.The challenges, he ... Read more...

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Impose ban on KMSS: Arunachal government


December 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government Saturday urged New Delhi to impose a ban on the Krishak Mukti Samaj Samity (KMSS), a farmer's group in Assam spearheading the ... Read more...

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397 projects waiting green nod


November 29th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As many as 397 developmental projects seeking environmental clearance are pending with the environment ministry, parliament was told Tuesday.In a written reply to a question ... Read more...

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India assures Bangladesh on Tipaimukh project


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India Tuesday assured Bangladesh that the Tipaimukh hydro-electric project in Manipur will not have an "adverse" impact on it as there will be no ... Read more...

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Himachal exhibits artefacts at trade fair


November 17th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The centuries-old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of Himachal Pradesh are displayed at the on-going India International Trade Fair here, an official said Thursday.Live demonstration ... Read more...

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India to unveil power, infrastructure deals for Nepal


October 16th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India will roll out the red carpet for Nepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai when he arrives here Thursday - an important trip during which ... Read more...

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Massive power cuts in Karnataka, Bangalore spared


October 10th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 10 (IANS) Rural Karnataka will go without power for eight hours a day from Tuesday following a massive dip in power generation in the state, the government ... Read more...

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Karnataka power crisis worsens, to buy 300 MW from Punjab


September 30th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madikeri (Karnataka), Sep 30 (IANS) The separate Telangana agitation has worsened the power crisis in Karnataka and the state will start buying power from Punjab from Saturday, Energy Minister ... Read more...

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Arunachal goes ahead with hydro project, despite Assam protests


September 16th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gerukamukh (Arunachal Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) The 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh will be commissioned by 2014 despite strident protests in Assam over environmental concerns, ... Read more...

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State-run TSL making losses for 20 years


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy equipment-maker Triveni Structurals Ltd (TSL) has been consistently running in losses for the last two decades, the sole state-run firm to do so, the ... Read more...

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World Bank to finance Uttarakhand hydro-power project


August 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday entered into a loan agreement with World Bank for $648 million to build 444 mega-watt Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro electric project in ... Read more...

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World Bank signs $648 mn loan agreement with Tehri


August 10th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The World Bank has signed a $648 million loan agreement with state-run hydro power producer Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India to build the 444 megawatt ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Orissa against power plants


August 9th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Normal life was affected in two Orissa districts Tuesday with people blocking roads and carrying out marches to protest proposed power plants in the area.Vehicles went ... Read more...

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Orissa may seek listing of two PSUs


August 4th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Orissa may soon seek listing of two of its well performing public sector undertakings (PSUs) on the stock exchange, officials said Thursday.As many as 24 of ... Read more...

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CESC’s Haldia thermal power project by 2013-14


July 29th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The 600 MW thermal power project at West Bengal's Haldia, being developed by power utility CESC Limited - a RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company, is scheduled to ... Read more...

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Now trouble brews over NHPC projects in Orissa


July 23rd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) After protests against Posco steel, the state-run NHPC Ltd's plan to set up three hydropower plants in Orissa could face opposition, with social activists and a ... Read more...

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NHPC to set up three power plants in Orissa


July 21st, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) India's state-run NHPC Ltd Thursday signed a pact to set up three power plants in Orissa with a combined investment of Rs.2,600 crore.NHPC Chairman cum Managing ... Read more...

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Nalco seeks energy banking ties with GRIDCO


July 20th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The state-owned National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) has proposed the Orissa-run GRIDCO Ltd to have energy banking arrangement so that both can help each other to ... Read more...

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Hike duty on Chinese apple: Himachal Congress


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The Congress in Himachal Pradesh Sunday demanded a hike in import duty on apples to protect the domestic industry."The state is facing tough competition from China, ... Read more...

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