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Did You Hear ...? Ron Howard rescues Han Solo, the Slants declare victory and more from the week in entertainment 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A big movie had a big crisis, a tenacious band had a big win, a late-night host asked for trouble, a reality show got rolling again and a Hollywood institution made plans to expand. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.

Han Solo movie has a slight director malfunction

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Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes 24.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.
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State of the State Conclave: Indian coal sector handicapped by a 'scam' worth Rs 25 lakh crore, says Piyush Goyal 24.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
If Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal is to be believed, Indian coal sector is handicapped by a "scam" worth Rs 25 lakh crore.
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Officers have been made scapegoat for political failure, says P C Parekh 24.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Partial reform can be more damaging than status quo, says says former coal secretary
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Easing power plants' fuel woes 24.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Recent decisions aimed at streamlining coal allocation to power sector address some near-term issues
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8 coal miners killed in Colombia from underground blast 24.6.2017 Washington Post: World
At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia.
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Atomic energy board clears construction of Kudankulam 3&4 units 24.6.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has granted clearance for the First Pour of Concrete (FPC) of the third and fourth units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP). The excavation of main plant area of KKNPP 3 and 4 is completed and is ready for construction activities. Those who protest against the project said that the clearance is illegal by AERB's own guidelines.The AERB meeting held on June 19 has granted clearance to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the FPC, said AERB in an announcement. In general terms, the clearance for FPC implies commencement of first pour of structural concrete and continuation of construction works of the safety related structures.KKNPP-3 and 4 are two units of VVER (Russian) pressurised water ractors to be constructed at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu. These reactors will be repeat design of KKNPP-1 and 2 with design improements based on commissioning and operational experience feedback from these two established units."The FPC ...
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Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast 24.6.2017 Zee News : World
Colombian coal production hit a record 90 million tons last year, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.  
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Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations 24.6.2017 Rediff: Columns
Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit.
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Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy 24.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach. The […]
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Solar energy accounts for the largest employment in the power generation sector of US 24.6.2017 New Kerala: World News
Solar energy accounts for the largest employment in the power generation sector of US
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Renewable energy can create over 30,0000 jobs in India 24.6.2017 New Kerala: India News
Renewable energy can create over 30,0000 jobs in India
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Modi's US visit: How PM can bolster Trump's Presidency, add to his wins 24.6.2017 News
With Modi likely to win re-election in 2019, the US should take advantage of his good standing
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Modi leaves on three-nation visit, to meet Trump 24.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left on a three-nation tour that will take him to the US for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. He will also visit Portugal and the Netherlands.
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State of state conclave: Rajasthan making progress across fields, says C R Chaudhary 24.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
C R Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, said that three new initiatives by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had transformed the socio-economic landscape of the state.
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Swan Energy to raise funds for Rs 5,600 cr project at Jafrabad LNG port 24.6.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Lenders' consortium will take a call on allowing SEL to raise funds by the end of July
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Adani Ports eyes 20% container cargo growth in FY18 24.6.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Growth to be driven by capacity addition at Mundra; 25% and 35% growth at Hazira and Kattupalli
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More than 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.

The landslide from a mountain engulfed a cluster of more than 40 homes and a hotel in the village of...

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ONGC joins rescue operations to save baby girl from bore well in Telangana 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - National
As the 14-month-old girl child "Chinnari" who accidentally fell into an unused bore well on Thursday evening in an open field in Chennvelli village of Vikarabad district further slipped into the abyss, the district administration has sought the help of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) to help rescue the child who was stuck in the bore well from past 40 hours. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team of experts who were on the job from the midnight of Thursday have finally given up their efforts as the child has slipped and fallen into the deep hole, said to be 200 feet deep. Their efforts to retrieve the child with a robotic arm, along with the submersible pump on which she fell and hurt herself, failed as only the pump with blood stains has come out. Parents of the child Yadagiri and Renuka who were on the vigil day and night have apparently lost hope with the climate played spoilsport. Rains and Gail winds have hampered the rescue operations for hours on Friday. However, excavators ...
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AERB gives clearance to Unit 3 & 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project 24.6.2017 Latest News
Unit 3 & 4 with a capacity of 1000 MW each are expected to bring an investment of Rs 39,747 crore
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