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Coal India coal import plans face opposition


September 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Coal India's plan to import coal following a government diktat has raised the hackles of workers' unions and former top officials of the state-run firm who ... Read more...

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Shorter airport metro services likely to resume (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi's Airport Metro, which was suspended July 8 due to structural faults, might resume services partially between two stations where no faults were detected, but ... Read more...

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Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s economic growth depends on power: Omar


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 4 (IANS) Economic growth and holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on the production of electricity, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday.During an inspection ... Read more...

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Akhilesh writes to PM on power project delays


August 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday shot off two letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his help in expediting BHEL's power projects in ... Read more...

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NDA allocated coal block arbitrarily, says Sibal


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said here Wednesday that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had arbitrarily allocated coal blocks during 1998-2003."There were no investigations ... Read more...

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CAG reports creating suspicion, distrust: Assocham


August 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report on coal block allocation in which it has indicated a Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) loss ... Read more...

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Raman Singh slams Congress on coal block allocations


August 27th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Raman Singh Monday denied his role in the allocation of coal blocks in Chhattisgarh and accused the prime minister of having read only a ... 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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Sonia urged to stop new n-plants, evolve energy policy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy has urged Congress chief and National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ask the government to stop new nuclear power ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks 500 MW to tide over power shortage


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Facing severe power shortage, the Andhra Pradesh government has urged the central government to allocate 500 MW from the central pool to tide over the crisis.Chief ... Read more...

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Reliance Power refutes auditor on excess coal benefit (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The permission to Reliance Power to use excess coal from three blocks allocated to Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project resulted in an undue benefit, says ... Read more...

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Undue benefit to Reliance Power on coal allocation


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The permission to Reliance Power to use excess coal from three blocks allocated to Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project resulted in an undue benefit to ... Read more...

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No electricity, no vote: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) In a piece of good news for the millions of power-starved in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday announced that he will not ask for votes ... Read more...

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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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Jaiprakash Power quarterly net profit rises 163 percent


July 21st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Jaiprakash Power Ventures (JPVL) Saturday posted a 163 percent increase in net profit at Rs.182.96 for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.69.56 during the ... 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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Expedite Chinese power projects: Pakistan president


July 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for expediting the projects of electricity generation being undertaken in cooperation with China's Three Gorges Corporation, which operates the world's ... Read more...

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Reliance Power synchronises unit at Butibori thermal plant


June 26th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Power Tuesday said it has synchronised the first 300 MW unit at its Butibori thermal power project near Nagpur. Electricity generated from the project will ... Read more...

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Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... 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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Jharkhand to get second 4,000 MW power plant


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has given his consent for setting up a 4,000 MW ultra mega thermal power plant in Deoghar district, the second in ... 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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Essar commissions 2nd unit of Salaya power project in Gujarat


June 15th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 15 (IANS) Essar Energy Friday said the second unit of the 2X600 MW Salaya-I power plant in Gujarat has begun commercial operations.The Mumbai-based firm had launched commercial operations ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu would soon become surplus in power: Jayalalithaa


June 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reiterated that the state would soon become surplus in power owing to various measures taken by her government."I am ... Read more...

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Karnataka exceeds investment target, hits Rs.9-trillion mark (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) It is raining trillions (crores) of rupees in Karnataka at its second Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2012) even though the advancing south-west monsoon is yet to ... Read more...

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Once bitten, Karnataka not shy to woo investors again


June 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Unfazed by the poor record of implementing the investment proposals that were flagged at the previous Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2010), the Karnataka government is ... Read more...

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Factors leading to slowdown have bottomed out: Mukherjee


May 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the Indian economy was set to recover as most of the factors leading to the sharp drop ... Read more...

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Akhil ends fast; vows to strengthen anti-dam movement (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi ended his 10-day-old fast Monday evening following an appeal from Anna Hazare.Extending his support to Gogoi, social ... Read more...

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Anti-dam movement: Hazare urges Akhil Gogoi to end fast


May 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Extending his support to Assam's farmer leader Akhil Gogoi, Anna Hazare Monday urged him to end his indefinite fast since May 19, and said his ... Read more...

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‘Hydel agreements in Kashmir need renegotiation’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Terming existing agreements on hydro-electric projects in Jammu and Kashmir as discriminatory, patron of the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Wednesday asked ... Read more...

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Lift aluminium import duties, government urged


May 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME) Thursday called for immediate lifting of import duties on electrical-grade aluminium for speeding up power ... Read more...

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Power crisis grips northeast India: Tripura minister


May 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 10 (IANS) India's northeast region has been hit by a severe power crisis for a week following collapse of vital power transmission towers, prolonged dry spells and falling ... Read more...

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89 power projects pending with environment ministry


April 30th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A total of 89 power projects seeking green clearance are pending with the ministry, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha Monday. Replying during ... Read more...

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Government decides in favour of R-Power’s coal transfer plan


April 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on ultra mega power projects (UMPP) Saturday agreed not to review an earlier decision of allowing Reliance Power ... Read more...

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