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WEF Davos 2018: Goyal eyes investments in Railways from VW, Siemens, others 21.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Goyal expected to speak on India's plans to transition to alternative energy sources, partnering on energy solutions, finding transport solutions
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Rakes shortage hits firms: Steel ministry talks with Railways to find a fix 21.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Railway rakes are those wagons that carry various raw materials like coal and iron ore to industrial plants
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Goyal to lay stress on alternative energy sources at Davos meet 21.1.2018 HBL: Industry & Economy
Will also discuss issues relating to transport and how a city space can be developed
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Energy conservation campaign at ONGC Assam 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Energy conservation campaign at ONGC Assam
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Meghalaya has miles to go 21.1.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, has turned 46. In all these years it has come a long way but the state is yet to achieve many things on several fronts. The Shillong Times spoke to people from all walks of life and sought their views on the state’s long journey and suggestions for its […]
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Coimbatore Smart Cities ranking baffles many 21.1.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
The ranking does not reflect the reality, for there is very little on the ground, say observers
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KSEB rolls out electric cars in Thiruvananthapuram 21.1.2018
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Beside the Mahindra e2o, even the Rolls-Royce Phantom will sound like the garishly painted freight truck that frequents the interstate highways. The two Mahindra e2o electric cars, parked in the eastern corner of the KSEB headquarters, Vydhythi Bhavan, at Pattom, are as silent as stealth. In the place of the fuel tank, they have a plug socket. There are two e2o cars each at KSEB"s Distribution Circle in Ernakulam, and Kozhikode Vydhythi Bhavan, too. All the six electric cars, bigger four-seater versions of Mahindra"s earlier Reva cars though as unassuming as a small car like Alto or Omni, have been purchased as part of KSEB Limited"s e-Mobility Project. The car costs Rs 10.7 lakh but since the Centre provides a subsidy of Rs 1.2 lakh, KSEBL will have to shell out only Rs 9.5 lakh a car. "Our mandate is to make electric cars talked about in public," said KSEB executive engineer Mr Shedilal C Gyara who is in charge of the e-Mobility project.  ...
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Hike surcharge, not power tariff: Discoms 21.1.2018 DNA: India
The four state-owned power distribution companies (discoms) have not demanded any increase in electricity tariff for the coming year, but have sought an increase of six paise in the Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustment (FPPPA) charge. The four discoms, DGVCL, PGVCL, MGVCL and UGVCL, filed their petitions for the true-up of financial year 2016-17 and determination of power tariff for 2018-19 with state's electricity regulator, Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) on January 15. The petitions were supposed to have been filed by November 30, but the process was delayed due to the assembly elections and the Model Code of Conduct. The discoms have not sought any increase in electricity tariff for the coming financial year. However, they have demanded that the FPPPA base price, which changes as per variations in fuel price, be increased from Rs 1.43 per unit to Rs 1.49. The discoms have also demanded abolition of monthly meter rent, and have proposed to the power regulator to merge it with ...
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AMC set to become 1st urban local body to issue green bonds 21.1.2018 DNA: India
After a year's wait for the central government nod to issue tax-free bonds, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is finally set to issue green bonds, reportedly the first Urban Local Body (ULB) to issue such bonds in the country. The civic body has been exploring new ways to raise money through the market, eyeing international investors as well. In his draft budget for the 2018-19 fiscal, civic chief Mukesh Kumar has proposed to issue green bonds worth Rs 200 crore. Green bonds are expected to bring a solution to the issue of Pirana garbage dump as AMC may utilise the money raised from selling the bonds to initiate bio-mining of the garbage hill. The money raised from green bonds is primarily utilised for projects in sanitation, cleanliness and waste recycling. "We will now carry out all the paper work required to issue green bonds and then send our proposal to the state government, followed by the Ministry of Urban Development and then to the Ministry of Finance," said Amish Shah, chief accountant of ...
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Railways to foot power bills to keep toilets stink-free 21.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
After officials found that contractors managing the toilets at rail stations on the Central Railway were switching off fans at the lavatories to save power thus leaving the loos stinking, the authorities have decided to foot the electricity bills.  The CR has sent a proposal to the higher-ups for approval. The Railways has given contracts for pay-and-use toilets for better management. During a recent surprise check, senior CR officials were shocked to find that the contractors had been turning off electricity supply to save money.  On the CR, there are 117 toilet blocks of which 37 of them have been given on contract basis where the pay-and-use system is in place. Here one has to pay Re 1 to use the urinals. There have been complaints that gullible users are at times made to pay much more to use the facilities.  The Western Railway, on the other hand, has 34 free urinals and 23 blocks where users are charged. WR officials say they use good quality disinfectants to keep the toilets clean and ...
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Flute recital organised 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Amritsar: Mount Litera Zee School in collaboration with Spic Macay organised a flute recital by siblings Suchismita Acharya and Debopriya Chatterji on Saturday. Shubh Maharaj, a renowned tabla player, accompanied them. The aim of the event was to provide holistic education to the children by making them conversant with traditional arts which are losing its status and essence with the coming of other forms of art. TNS SGPC meeting on Jan 23 Amritsar: The SGPC has convened a meeting of its officials and members from the Majha region here on January 23 to chalk out programmes to celebrate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev. Gobind Singh Longowal, SGPC president, will chair the meeting to be attended by Shiromani Committee members, managers of gurdwaras, administrative officials of local committees, parcharaks and Sikh religious societies. Meanwhile, SGPC secretary Manjit Singh Cheema Baath today felicitated Jasbir Singh for his efforts to spread Sikhism in Australia. He elaborated achievements of ...
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Rising Harike water level leaves farm land nearby inundated 21.1.2018 The Tribune
The farmers having agricultural land alongside rivers in and around Harike are in a trouble these days as they say the closing of gates of headworks has lead to a rise in the water level, submerging their fields. This flood-like situation has damaged the wheat, fodder and other crops of Gharka, Mundapind, Dhun, Chamba Kalan and others villages in Mand. Kharif crop too was damaged in the rainy season in the area for which compensation hadn’t been given to the affected farmers. Farmers said that as per the policy of the government, the canal water was being released in the Beas river. Whenever the gates of the Harike headworks are closed, water starts getting accumulated in nearby villages and destroys crops. Member of Parliament Sunil Jakhar, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, along with MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki visited the area around two months back  and assured the farmers of compensation. Pargat Singh, a farmer of Chamba Kalan, said farmers had been waiting for compensation for months, but ...
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Khalsa College ropes in Delhi firm for solar energy 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 20 The Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) has entered into an agreement with a Delhi-based firm to generate 700-MW solar energy in a bid to become self-sufficient for its energy needs.  As per the agreement, the council will not invest a single penny either to install or generate renewable power as the company will bear the entire cost.  Council finance secretary Gunbir Singh said the firm would recover its investment by charging Rs 4 per unit of energy to be supplied to about 20 educational institutes being run by the KCGC.  He added that the agreement could be extended for the next 10 years. He said the council was currently paying about Rs 7 per unit to the PSPCL. Council’s honorary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina said the decision to switch over from the conventional source of power to renewable energy was made in consonance with the Union New and Renewable Energy Ministry’s mission to achieve renewable energy expansion programme of 175 GW till ...
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Install LED lights at the earliest, civic body told 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, Janaury 20 The Local Bodies Department has asked the civic body to install LED lights in the city at the earliest. The department has also asked the MC to submit a report in this regard. While meeting MC officials, Amardeep Singh Dhaliwal, chief engineer of the Local Bodies Department, passed the instructions. The project to install 25,000 LED street lights in the city has been hanging fire for more than a year. The Municipal Corporation (MC), Bathinda, has revised the project thrice in the past. Last year, the government wrote to the MC stating that it was mandatory to replace all street lights with LED lights in the city. In December 2016, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) had conducted a survey and submitted a report to the MC. The company had estimated that the civic body would have to spend Rs 5.18 crore to replace 25,684 street lights with LED lights. The EESL is an agency of the Union Ministry of Power and as per the proposed agreement, the company would have ...
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Haryana to enact law to hang those raping girls aged 12 and below 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, January 20 In light of the reported rape cases in Haryana in the past week, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said they would enact a law to hang those convicted of raping girls aged 12 and below. He said they would also approach the judiciary for setting up fast-track courts for dealing with rape cases to ensure speedy justice to the victims. “I am pained over the rape incidents. Though, the police are dealing with these cases, we have decided to bring in a legislation of hanging those raping girls aged 12 and below. We will also approach the judiciary for speedy judgment in such cases,” Khattar said. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) He was speaking on the Karnal Sugar Mill premises where he laid the foundation stone of the new Karnal cooperative sugar mill instead of the existing mill, which started working in 1976-77. It was a long-pending demand of the sugarcane farmers of the region. A sum of Rs 225 crore will be incurred on ...
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City gears up for R-Day 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 20 An Army ‘Mass Band Display’, along with several cultural items by the schoolchildren, will be a special attraction during the Republic Day function at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Friday.  This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agarwal after holding a review meeting with officials of various government departments regarding the Republic Day celebration at the stadium.  He said various creative items would be displayed by the Army Mass Band for 10-12 minutes. He said Republic Day would be celebrated with fervour and gaiety in the district. The Deputy Commissioner said various contingents of the Punjab Police and the NCC would participate in the march past during the function. Apart from cultural items, a PT show would also be presented. As many as 2,000 students would participate in the function. Final rehearsal would be held on January 24.  The Deputy Commissioner said the requisite arrangements would be made for traffic diversion, parking of ...
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Vividh Bharati and the winters 21.1.2018 Hindu: Open Page
The many facets of the interesting radio channel
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K T Rama Rao asks Smriti to help out Sircilla weavers 21.1.2018

Hyderabad: The state government has requested the Centre to establish a mega power loom cluster in Sircilla, as part of the Comprehensive Power Loom Cluster Development Scheme. 

In his letter to Union textimes minister Smriti Irani, handlooms minister K.T. Rama Rao said there were about 36,000 powerlooms in Sircilla.

“The looms are not being upgraded and the power consumption is increasing. Due to the lack of investment, workers have to rely on traders for raw materials. Besides, shortage of skilled workers and infrastructure is troubling Sircilla,” he wrote.

Mr Rao said that there had been a substantial improvement in the powerloom sector provided in Erode (Tamil Nadu) and Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) after the cluster was set-up. On similar lines, the cluster needs to be set up in Sircilla.

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State will be able to get more investments at Davos: Naidu 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Tight schedule awaits CM at the WEF conference
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NTPC organises rural sports 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
The NTPC-Ramagundam under its CSR programme in association with Sports Council has organised Rural Sports Meet 2017-18 on Saturday at M G stadium of the township. Inaugurating the sports event, TSRTC...
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