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Kudankulam stir has foreign backing: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Against the backdrop of activists renewing their opposition to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde Monday said the ... Read more...

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‘Fertile land won’t be acquired for power plants’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government suffered a major blow on the industrialisation front as the state's high court at Bilaspur annulled the acquisition of farmland for four power ... Read more...

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Indian trade promotion office opens in Cambodia


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Sep 2 (IANS) The office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce was officially launched here Sunday to promote economic, trade and investment ties between India and Cambodia.The ... Read more...

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Coal India achieves 95 percent of targetted supply to power sector


August 27th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) has achieved 95 percent of its supply target to the power sector, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state for coal said ... Read more...

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Major steps to boost power generation soon


August 25th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The government is fortifying major initiatives undertaken earlier to improve the power situation in the light of the country's worst blackout last month.Minister of State ... Read more...

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UP to explore unconventional sources to meet power shortage


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday asked officials to explore non-conventional sources of energy to bridge the demand-supply gap in power.Saying that non-availability of power ... Read more...

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BHEL exploring non-power equipment business for profits


August 11th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, Aug 11 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) plans to focus on increasing its revenue from non-power segments like railways, defence and others, said a top ... Read more...

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Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

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China to shut hundreds of coal mines


July 31st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The Chinese government has decided to close hundreds of small mines over the year to ensure safety in the coal mine industry."We should use the opportunity ... Read more...

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Coal India approves 80 percent trigger point for supplies


July 31st, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The board of Coal India Ltd (CIL), the world's largest coal miner, Tuesday approved supplying coal to a minimum 80 percent of contracted fuel to power ... Read more...

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3 lakh passengers, 300 trains stranded in eight states (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Around 3 lakh passengers were Tuesday stranded in over 300 trains across eight states after the northern and eastern grids failed, crippling operations ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep can slow you down


July 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) If you sleep only for five to six hours, it is bound to affect your work negatively. Experts recommend eight hours of sleep for ideal health ... Read more...

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OPG Power to increase capacity to 740 MW by 2013


July 20th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Britain-based OPG Power Ventures Plc, operating power plants in India through subsidiaries, would raise the total generation capacity to around 742 MW by next year, said ... Read more...

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Haryana residents take to the streets over power woes


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) The residents of various towns in Haryana took to the streets Wednesday to protest against erratic and virtually no power supply in the past 24 hours.Protestors ... Read more...

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Doing my best to address power crisis: Akhilesh


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday said that his government was doing all it could to sort out the power crisis.Blaming the previous government for ... Read more...

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Wartsila India to add 500 MW power in O&M; division


June 27th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Energy and marine power solutions company Wartsila India Ltd. will shortly beef up its operations and maintenance (O&M;) portfolio by adding another 500 MW capacity, taking ... Read more...

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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks


June 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage. They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM moves to fix power crisis


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has moved to ensure adequate fuel supplies to power plants for uninterrupted production of electricity to overcome a crippling power ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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‘Pact with France soon for Jaitapur nuclear plants’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India hopes to seal by the end of the year a pact with France for multiple nuclear energy units at Jaitapur in ... Read more...

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UP gives grace period for power MoUs inked by Mayawati


June 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Faced with an unprecedented power crisis, the Uttar Pradesh government Thursday decided to give a grace period of 6-18 months to developers who had signed ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite to soon finalise power equipment suppliers


May 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Integrated lignite mining-cum-power generator Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) will order boilers and turbine generators for its proposed 2x500 MW power plant at ... Read more...

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Iran to supply power to Syria, Lebanon


May 27th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will supply electricity to Syria and Lebanon, an Iranian official said Sunday."We are planning to export power to Syria and Lebanon," Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad ... Read more...

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China eyes Myanmar power sector


May 25th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will encourage its firms to discuss cooperation with Myanmar on upgrading the country's power grid in order to help ease power shortage, the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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US, Japanese firms to build power plants in Myanmar


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity ... Read more...

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Britain interested in Kerala infrastructure projects


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) In a major boost for the 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect campaign, Britain Tuesday showed keen interest in infrastructure projects and promised to provide their details to ... Read more...

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New land bill will facilitate economic growth: Ramesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The new land acquisition bill would facilitate economic growth and not depress investor sentiment, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said and hoped that ... Read more...

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Myanmar to buy electricity from China


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from ... Read more...

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‘More private participation needed in power distribution’


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate ... 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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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Pinarayi Vijayan summoned in Lavalin graft case


April 10th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday summoned Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in a corruption ... Read more...

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BHEL starts supplying super critical boilers


April 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is expecting more orders for its super critical boilers and thereby save on its royalty outgo to technology ... Read more...

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Coal India ordered to sign fuel supply pact with power firms


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The government Tuesday ordered Coal India to sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs) with power producers committing at least 80 percent assured supply.A presidential directive issued ... Read more...

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High court permits usage of water cess levied on NHPC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in an "important order" Saturday, permitted the state government to utilise for welfare schemes the money collected from National Hydro-electric ... Read more...

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