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Reliance Infra bags three packages of Mumbai Metro Line 4

Mumbai, April 13 : Reliance Infrastructure Limited EPC has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for three packages worth Rs ...
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Modi opens IEF16, calls for responsible oil, gas pricing

New Delhi, April 11 : Noting that India will be a key driver of global energy demand in the next quarter century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday ...
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BEML to open excellence centre for railways in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 5 : State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) will set up a centre of excellence for the Indian Railways here to test its equipment and coaches, ...
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India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

Bengaluru, April 1 : In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board ...
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Coal-power projects worldwide, including India, see steep drop

New Delhi, March 22 : In a step towards a cleaner environment, the number of coal-based fired power plants under development have seen a steep decline, especially in ...
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Railways opts for latest tech worth Rs 2,726 crore to enhance track safety

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Stepping up its efforts to prevent train derailments, Indian Railways is opting for the latest technology to reduce its dependence on manual inspections ...
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Assam investment summit close with Rs 100,000 cr investment proposals

The two-days Global Investors Summit here ended on Sunday with signing of more than 200 MoUs entailing an investment of more than Rs 100,000 crore, officials said. Assam ...
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Delhi gurdwaras to go green with solar energy

Gurdwaras in the city will be solar powered for their day-to-day functioning in a bid to conserve energy and take care of Delhi’s environment, President of the Delhi ...
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New industrial policy being “designed” to equip industry for the future: Prabhu

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said a new industrial policy is being framed after 25 years and it is “being designed” to equip Indian industry for the ...
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#Budget2018 will create jobs and help the economy at large- Sudhir Mathur

It is encouraging to see that the initiatives announced in the Union Budget 2018 acknowledge the current needs for the development of infrastructure, agriculture, finance, health, education and ...
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Jaitley proposes Rs 1.48 lakh cr capital expenditure for railways

The government has proposed Rs 1.48 lakh crore capital expenditure for the Indian Railways in 2018-19 to enhance carrying capacity of the national transporter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ...
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India’s December core industries’ output pace slows in December

The pace of India’s eight major industries’ output slowed in December to 4 per cent from an increase of 7.4 per cent in November 2017, official data showed ...
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Complete automation of Railways’ signalling system on the cards

Complete modernisation of Indian Railways’ entire signalling system, including automation, at a whopping cost of Rs 78,000 crore is likely to get the nod among other safety measures ...
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Will ONGC’s HPCL acquisition lead to long-awaited integrated supply chain?

ONGC will buy 51.1 per cent of the government’s equity in HPCL for Rs 36,915 crore ($581 billion) to stem the fiscal deficit and boost disinvestment — a ...
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Petrol prices at 3-year high; diesel at record high

New Delhi, Jan 24 : Petrol and diesel prices kept spiralling even on Wednesday, touching new highs in the national capital and other metros. Petrol was sold at ...
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Essar Oilfields bags Rs 32 crore contract from ONGC

New Delhi, Jan 24 : Essar Oilfields Services India Ltd (EOSIL) on Wednesday said it has been awarded a contract worth Rs 32 crore by ONGC to drill ...
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SBI Caps to evaluate monetisation of Railways’ transmission assets

New Delhi, Jan 24 : SBI Capital Markets will evaluate Indian Railways’ overhead equipment (OHE) network for electrical traction as the state-run transporter is exploring the monetisation of ...
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Railway heritage theme park on the anvil at Rewari

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Indian Railways is firming up a proposal to develop a railway heritage theme park, a first-of-its-kind in the country, at Rewari, in cooperation ...
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5 dead in Andhra car crash during New Year revelry

Vijayawada, Jan 1: New Year revelry claimed five lives in Andhra Pradesh as a car driven rashly by a youngster under the influence of alcohol crushed a group, ...
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Foggy Friday morning in Delhi, 18 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Dec 29: It was a cold and foggy morning here on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius, season’s average, the weather office ...
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Six coaches of Manduadih Express derails in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 29: Six coaches of the New Delhi-Varanasi Manduadih Express has derailed at the New Delhi Railway station. No injuries were reported. A Northern Railway official ...
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Misty morning in Delhi, 19 trains cancelled

New Delhi Dec 28: It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. At ...
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India’s first AC local train service in Mumbai from Monday

New Delhi, Dec 24: India’s first air-conditioned local train services will be launched on Monday when the service gets underway on the Borivali-Churchgate section of the Mumbai suburban ...
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114 rail accidents since April 2010 kill 226

Lucknow, Nov 29: A total of 114 train accidents in the Northern Railway network since April 2010 led to 226 deaths and injuries to 365 persons, an RTI ...
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L&T ready to pitch for second phase of Hyderabad Metro

Hyderabad, Nov 25 : With the first phase of Hyderabad Metro Rail ready for inauguration on November 28, construction major Larsen & Toubro on Saturday said that it ...
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Major train accident averted as Sampark Kranti hits vehicle near Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 20: A major train accident was averted when the driver of the Madurai-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express applied brakes in the nick of time on seeing ...
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Road boost to Indian economy

Once again Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that roads are very important for his government and the economy as well. The roads have played a key role ...
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Rs 5,825 crore infra boost to Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for four National Highways (NH) projects worth Rs 5,825 crore in the state on Saturday. Prime Minister Modi ...
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Gas rescued power plants hit by coal shortage: GAIL

New Delhi, Oct 4 : Natural gas – a clean fuel vastly underutilised in India – came to the rescue of power plants recently faced with shortage of ...
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Renewable power hits record in 2016: IEA

New Delhi, Oct 4 : Renewable power capacity grew a record amount globally last year with China continuing to be the main driver of growth, the IEA’s renewables ...
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Indian Railways needs ‘surgical strike’ of total reforms

Only ‘surgical strikes’ of reforms and transparency can save Indian Railways from further deterioration. The change of guard won’t do any good if fundamentals of Indian Railways are ...
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Kudankulam’s second 1,000 MW unit’s restart date extended again

Chennai, Sep 29 : The restarting of the second 1,000 MW nuclear power unit at Kudankulam has once again got delayed by one more month to November 3, ...
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India’s leap towards high-speed progress

As India will commemorate its diamond jubilee in 2022 to mark its 75 years of Independence, the NDA government has pulled up the socks to ensure that a ...
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Will not cross fiscal deficit target with power for all scheme: Government

New Delhi, Sep 26 : The Central government on Monday said that it will not exceed its fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 to fund the Sahaj Bijli Har ...
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Bullet boost to India’ rail infra development

It is true that India’s rail infrastructure is in shambles, but that does not mean that the Central government should not make efforts to take railway infrastructure to ...
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Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the inter-state Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat’s Narmada district on Sunday on his 67th birthday. The Prime Minister who ...
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New Metro Rail Policy released

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday released the new Metro Rail Policy that focuses on minimising the use of personal ...
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Modi, Abe lay foundation stone for high-speed rail project

Ahmedabad, Sep 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 ...
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Lucknow Metro develops snag on maiden commercial run

Lucknow, Sep 6 : The Lucknow Metro developed a snag on its maiden commercial run on Wednesday. Many passengers, who had taken the inaugural run of the train, ...
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ISRO suspects pyro elements failed to separate rocket’s heat shield

Chennai, Sep 6 : The Indian space agency is strongly suspecting the failure of pyro elements for the non-separation of the heat shield of its rocket Polar Satellite ...
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Himachal nod to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years

Shimla, Sep 3 : Himachal Pradesh, with a power generation potential of about 27,000 MW, has accorded approval to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years, the state government ...
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‘Indian rocket failure not be due to design fault’

Chennai, Sep 2 : The non-separation of the heat shield of the PSLV, which trapped within itself the navigation satellite and resulted in a failed mission on Thursday, ...
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Coal India expects Rs 527 cr additional revenue after revisions

Kolkata, Sep 1 : Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Friday said it is expecting to garner about Rs 527 crore of additional annual revenue with revisions in sizing, ...
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India ready to finance carbon-capture technology: Goyal

New Delhi, Sep 1 : India is fully prepared to finance carbon-capture technology but the developed world’s approach in this area leaves much to be desired, New and ...
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Javadekar directs Navodaya Vidyalayas to go solar

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday directed the government-run Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy and to ensure that future ...
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Countdown begins for Indian navigation satellite launch

Chennai, Aug 30 : The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India’s eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1H began at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sriharikota rocket port, around ...
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Hindon Air Force base to be used for RCS-Udan scheme

New Delhi, Aug 30 : The government on Wednesday said the Hindon Air Force base in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad may be used to connect regional destinations to the ...
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India can’t afford delay in infrastructure modernisation: Modi

Udaipur, Aug 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India could no longer afford to delay modernisation of infrastructure if it was to scale new heights, and ...
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Rajnath, Yogi to flag off Lucknow Metro on September 5

Lucknow, Aug 29 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will flag off the Lucknow Metro’s inaugural run on September 5, an official ...
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India, Germany ink working agreement on green energy corridors

New Delhi, Aug 28, The India-Germany cooperation in renewable energy development took another step forward on Monday with the signing of an implementation agreement worth Rs 52.5 crore ...
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TRAI floats consultation paper on spectrum auction

New Delhi, Aug 28, The Indian telecom regulator has floated a consultation paper on spectrum auction of various bands on Monday where it sought the stakeholders opinion on ...
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New Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process by MNRE

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects. ...
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If PM entrusted Suresh Prabhu to treat ailing Railways, he must be retained

SURESH PRABHU IS EXECUTING SOME OF THE TOUGHEST REFORMS IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN RAILWAYS AND HIS EXIT WILL ONLY DERAIL THE ENTIRE PROCESS. It is not easy ...
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Two new India-Nepal power transmission lines launched

New Delhi, Aug 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday jointly inaugurated two new power transmission lines between India and ...
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Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named the Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in ...
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Engine, five coaches of Kaifiyat Express derail in UP

Lucknow, Aug 23 : The engine and five coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiyya district of Uttar Pradesh, injuring more than 50 passengers, police said on Wednesday. ...
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IGI airport to get new integrated terminal

New Delhi, Aug 22 : National capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport will get a new integrated terminal like T3, under the facility’s expansion plans. The expansion plan ...
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Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 : With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day ...
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Searches on at New Delhi station after bomb call

New Delhi, Aug 21 : The New Delhi Railway station authorities along with railway police are carrying out searches in all trains arriving and departing the station following ...
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Odisha utility scripts major fall in power losses in rural areas

Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 : A private electricity distribution company (discom) is scripting a remarkable story of cutting its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses in rural Odisha, which ...
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Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, Aug 20 : A day after 24 people were killed in train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has ...
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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 : Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, ...
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UP power shortage adds to humidity woes

Lucknow, Aug 19 : Uttar Pradesh is facing an acute shortage of power as the demand for electricity has peaked due to humid conditions, an official said on ...
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Massive Investment Boost to Indian Residential Sector in 2017

In Indian real estate today, the untrained eye may see a dichotomy in the massive investments pouring into the Indian residential sector and the actual on-ground demand for ...
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Government approves new Metro Rail policy

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to keep up with “high level of expectations and states’ aspirations”, Union ...
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Coal India to incur Rs 8,500 cr capital expenditure in 2017-18

Kolkata, Aug 16 : Coal India Ltd (CIL), which produces 84 per cent of the country’s total output of the mineral, has planned to invest Rs 8,500 crore ...
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Modi refers to 42-year-old project to attack previous governments

New Delhi, Aug 15 : In a veiled attack against the previous governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to a rail project which got delayed by ...
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Independent India – A Real Estate Perspective

In the 71 years since India gained independence, the country’s real estate market has changed tremendously. While it has not always been consumer-favouring throughout this period, it is ...
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Associate with us for technology exposure: ONGC chief

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 5 : ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K. Sarraf on Saturday invited students to associate with India’s largest oil and gas producer for ...
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Pakistan, India conclude water talks in Washington

Washington, Aug 2 : Pakistan and India have concluded the much-delayed water talks in the US, raising hopes that they will avoid further tensions over an issue with ...
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ONGC waiting for 12 years for Tripura gas exploration nod

Agartala, Aug 1 : State-owned ONGC has, for the last 12 years, not been able to proceed with its gas exploration work in a vital reserve in Tripura ...
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12 National Highways to double up as emergency landing airstrips

New Delhi, July 30 : The Indian Air force (IAF) has cleared 12 National Highways (NHs) as emergency landing airstrips that will enable rescue operation teams to reach ...
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27 of 73 roads along Sino-Indian border complete, rest by 2022

New Delhi, July 28 : Twenty-seven of the 73 roads approved along the India-China border have been completed and the rest are expected to be finished by end ...
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Delay by Railways in electrification projects: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on the Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for ...
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Russia considering contract for 6 units with NPCIL

Chennai, July 20 : Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom is open to signing a contract with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for supply of six 1,200-MW ...
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Need to catch up with changing railway technology: Prabhu

New Delhi, July 20 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday described tracks as the backbone of Indian Railways and said it is necessary to catch up with ...
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Indo-Nepal connectivity didn’t receive adequate focus: Nepali envoy

Kolkata, July 15 : India and Nepal have failed to adequately cash in on their geographic similarity for years to build up better connectivity while cross-border infrastructure also ...
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Egypt to open new areas in Red Sea for oil, gas exploration

Cairo, July 14 : Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Mulla said on Thursday that new areas in the Red Sea will be open for bidding for exploration as part ...
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High-speed rail training centre on way

Ahmadabad, july 13 : Gandhinagar in Gujarat will host India’s first high-speed rail training centre. It will be built over railway land measuring 4,400 metres at an estimated ...
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Solapur-Bijapur section of NH-52 to be widened

New Delhi, July 12 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the four-laning of Solapur-Bijapur section of the new National Highway-52 in Maharastra and Karnataka. ...
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Cabinet approves road linking Manipur with Myanmar

New Delhi, July 12 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved upgradation of a 65-km-long National Highway in Manipur to boost the state’s connectivity with south and southeast ...
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Delhi schools planning to light up with solar power

New Delhi, July 12 : Government schools in Delhi may soon light up with solar power as the Aam Aadmi Party government is considering a proposal to set ...
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Russia offers third-gen reactors for post-Kudankulam N-project

Moscow, July 11 : Russia has offered India the latest “Generation 3-plus” nuclear reactor — the VVER-1200 — powered by advanced fuel, to be set up at a yet-to-be ...
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Jewar airport to reinvigorate Greater Noida housing sector: Industry

New Delhi, July 9 : With the decks being cleared for the construction of a second airport for the capital at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh, the residential segment in ...
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India,Bangladesh to construct bridge along Mizoram border

Aizawl, July 8 : India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river to facilitate trade and improve communication between the two neighbours, an official ...
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India’s outdated electricity grid needs major upgrade: Expert

New Delhi, July 7 : India’s power grid needs to be upgraded if the plan to sharply step up power from renewable energy is to be successful, an energy ...
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GSAT-17 launch to augment India’s communication satellites fleet

Chennai, June 28 : India on Thursday will augment its fleet of communication satellites with the launch of GSAT-17 through Ariane 5 rocket, said the European Space Agency Arianespace. ...
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BHEL bags order for 15 MW solar photovoltaic power plant

New Delhi, June 27 : State-run BHEL on Tuesday said that it has secured an order for setting up a 15 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant on ...
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2nd n-plant at Kudankulam to restart generation soon

Chennai, June 27 : The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation ...
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‘India’s thermal plants may become economically unviable’

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India’s ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a ...
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NCR’s second international airport to come up at Jewar

New Delhi, June 24 : The central government has given its “in-principle approval” for the construction of a green field airport at Jewar, located in Gautam Budh Nagar district, ...
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Indian Railways Still Waiting For Surgical Treatment

In the 21st Century, the India Railways has certainly added some fast running trains, but not fast-paced basic reforms, which may encourage people to opt for trains for ...
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Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

Dehradun, June 23 : The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday. ...
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Power tariffs will not rise with GST, says Goyal

New Delhi, June 22 : Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said ...
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New Varanasi-Vadodara express from Friday

Lucknow, June 22 : The Indian Railways is starting a new train from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi from Friday, an official said on Thursday. Mahamana Express ...
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Kochi IOC LPG terminal project won’t be dropped: Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 : The Indian Oil Corporation’s (IOC) LPG import terminal at Puthuvypeen in Kochi will not be dropped despite the strong protests against it in the area ...
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DTC to purchase 1,000 new buses

New Delhi, June 21 : Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that DTC will procure 1,000 new standard floor, non-AC buses and will also take care of ...
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SC asks Delhi Metro to pay Rs 60 crore interest to DAMEPL

New Delhi, June 19 : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with a Delhi High Court order directing Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to pay Rs 60 crore ...
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Eastern UP gets railways attention via Varanasi

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Three years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Varanasi as his parliamentary constituency, eastern Uttar Pradesh appears to have attracted a lot of ...
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S. Korea plans to build liquefied natural gas plants in Iran

Tehran, June 19 : South Korea will build small-scale liquefied natural gas (Mini-LNG) plants in Iran to meet energy needs in remote areas of the country, media reports said. ...
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Want Kerala to have Light Metro too: Sreedharan

Kochi, June 16 : After successfully overseeing completion of work on 13 km of Kerala’s first metro — Kochi Metro — “Metro man” E. Sreedharan on Friday said he ...
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Rajasthan invites Japanese firms in solar energy sector

Jaipur, June 15 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday invited Japanese companies to invest in solar energy sector in the state. In her meeting with a delegation ...
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UP, Rajasthan sign agreement for plying buses

Lucknow, June 13 : An agreement for plying state-owned buses was signed between Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan here on Tuesday at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s official residence. The agreement ...
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Beijing’s first driverless subway line starts test-run

Beijing, June 12 : Beijing’s first driverless subway line started test runs on Monday, preparing to start service by the end of this year. The Yanfang line will serve ...
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Will improve Railways infrastructure: Prabhu

Kolkata, June 10 : The government is focusing on improving the infrastructure of Indian Railways to make it more profitable, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Saturday. “Indian ...
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Centre proposes Water Transport Corporation

Chennai, June 9 : The central government has proposed forming a Water Transport Corporation in cooperation with the Tamil Nadu government and has committed Rs 200 crore, Union Minister ...
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IRCTC announces launch of Maharajas’ Southern Jewels

Bengaluru, June 9 : The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) on Friday announced the launch of Southern Jewels, a new tour circuit of Maharajas’ Express. “The ...
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Trump proposes plan to improve US’ infrastructure

Washington, June 8 : US President Donald Trump has presented a plan to improve the country’s infrastructure and once again make the US a nation of “builders”, giving authorities ...
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Chenani- Nashri Tunnel: An Infrastructure Marvel

Nestled amidst picturesque valley, snow capped mountains, lush-green meadows and tall trees, Jammu & Kashmir is an absolute visual treat. The road journey between Jammu and Srinagar leaves one spellbound. ...
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India’s Green Footprints Hog International Limelight

Neeraj Bajpai If anti-corruption drives, including demonetisation of high currency notes, are the centre piece of the Narendra Modi Government’s first three years of governance, a slew of ...
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Major boost to infrastructure: Giant strides

There was a time when the world’s powerful countries and prominent investors used to bemoan about India’s ‘Hindu quality’ of infrastructure, lying in a state of extremely dilapidated condition. From power to roads to highways to ports, India was short of quality infrastructure, a major hurdle in getting quality foreing investments. It was not an unusual phenomenon as quality infrastrucuture is key to attracting conspicuous investments for any country. It becomes more important in a country of India’s magnitudue where the overall backwardness is so rampant and uniform. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, however, did a yeoman’s job in taking India’s infrastrucutural empowerment to a new height. From rail corridor to multi-laning of roads and linking of metros, Vajpayee led NDA government laid the foundation of a new and vibrant India, which now looks poised for scaling further heights in infra development, thanks to giant strides under the regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to overhaul the country’s infrastructure. It is true that three years is not a great time to bring palpable, physical visibility in major infra projects, but the Centre’s intention to expand India’s infra capacity underlines the fact that the current regime at the Centre is determined to make things different and better for coming generations. The government has to its claim a never before award of contracts for the construction of 34,018 km of highways during 2014-17. This is more than double of what was awarded during 2011-2014. Needless to say roads are pivotal to the country’s economic empowerment along  with power. Better road connectivity between India and other neighbouring countries including Myanmmar, Nepal and Bangladesh will certainly add another feather to India’s road infrastructure. As per India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Motor Vehicle Agreement a trial run of passenger vehicles on the IMT Trilateral Highway up to Naypitaw in Myanmar was carried out during 9-14 November, 2015 in which Indian vehicles  travelled to Myanmar on Imphal-Mandalay-Bagan-Naypitaw route and back and Myanmar vehicles joined the Indian vehicles on the return journey from Naypitaw to Imphal and returning to Myanmar. India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh (BBIN) have already inked a landmark Motor Vehicles pact for the regulation of passenger, personnel and cargo vehicular traffic among the four South Asian neighbors in Thimpu in June 2015. Several trial runs of Cargo and passenger vehicles have been conducted under this agreement in preparation of its implementation. On the front of augmenting infrastructure in difficult areas—Chenani-Nashri tunnel, an infrastructure marvel in Jammu & Kashmir, is one of the major achievements as this tunnel India’s longest road tunnel has been built in a record time. On the anvil are many such projects including Zozilla tunnel. The recenlty inaugurate India’s longest bridge over Brahmputra river in Assam comes as a big connectivity boost beween Arunachal Pradesh and the rest of the country via Assam. Plans are afoot to have futuristic-looking automated and driverless pods  ‘flying across’  to carry commuters around in big cities and metros. The dream has only just begun. A metrino pilot project is in the offing between Dhaulakuan and Gurugram to carry commuters in suspended pods to ease traffic woes. ...
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Railways to provide ‘book now pay later’ option

New Delhi, June 1 : Railways have decided to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains, an IRCTC official said on Thursday. According ...
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Kandla Port to generate 200 MW solar, wind energy

Mumbai, May 30 : The Ministry of Shipping is exploring the possibility of setting up 200 MW solar and wind energy projects on 1.5 lakh acres of land ...
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Railways are soft target for Maoists in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 30 : Railway property seems to have become a soft target for Maoists in Jharkhand. In the last one week, the Maoists have blasted railway tracks ...
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India ranked 26th in global electricity accessibility ranking

The availability and development of adequate infrastructure is essential for sustained growth and power is one of the most critical component of infrastructure, crucial for the economic growth ...
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Maoists blast rail tracks, torch vehicles in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 29 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas early on Monday blew up a railway track in Bokaro district and torched vehicles in Giridih during a 24-hour shutdown they have ...
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China completes first nuclear project

Beijing, May 26 : China has completed construction of the first nuclear power project equipped with a new generation of reactors using Chinese-developed Hualong-1 technology, officials said on Friday. ...
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OPEC agrees to extend oil output cuts till March

Vienna, May 26 : The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday agreed to extend until March 2018 an oil output cut agreement put in place for ...
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Delhi Metro’s ‘Heritage Line’ to start Sunday

New Delhi, May 26 : The ‘Heritage Line’ stretch of the Delhi Metro will be operational from May 28, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Friday. An ...
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Maoists torch Jharkhand railway station

Ranchi, May 26 : More than 50 Maoist guerrillas have torched a railway station in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district to protest changes made in two land acts in the state, ...
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Achieving Energy Security A La Ujjwala Way

India is marching ahead to achieve the goal of energy security. The current BJP government at the Centre has unveiled a raft of path breaking initiatives, including ‘Ujjwala ...
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24×7 affordable and environment friendly ‘Power For All’ by 2019

New Delhi: NewMinistry of Power has taken several measures to provide 24X7 affordable and environment friendly ‘Power for All’ by 2019.  This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister ...
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Metro train evacuated after smoke detected at Rajiv Chowk

New Delhi, May 24 : A metro train was evacuated after smoke was detected coming out of the airconditioning ducts of the rear coach at Rajiv Chowk metro station ...
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Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing at 7 ports

Kolkata, May 23 : The central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with Cochin Shipyard, a top official said ...
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Petrol, diesel become cheaper in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, May 23 : With the carbon cess being withdrawn, petrol and diesel have become cheaper in the hill state of Uttarakhand from Tuesday, officials said. Petrol prices have ...
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Wind power has seen steady growth in India: Official

New Delhi, May 23 : Obscured somewhat by developments in the solar space, wind energy in India has experienced steady development in the last 7-8 years as the government ...
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