Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

Oil ministry seeks cut in oil subsidy as petrol prices in Mumbai cross Rs 80/l


India’s oil ministry is pushing for a cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel in the upcoming 2018/19 budget to cushion the impact of rising oil prices on its vast consumer base, two oil ministry officials told Reuters on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who faces elections in key states later this year, and a nationwide election in early ...

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Government of India, Government of UK and the World Bank sign $120 million Loan Agreement


The Government of India, the Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank Board signed in New Delhi, a $120 million Loan Agreement which will help increase access to improved water supply services in peri-urban areas in the State of Uttarakhand. The Agreement for the project was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, ...

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CBI probes Rs 487 crore coal import scam


The CBI has begun a probe into a Rs 487 crore scam related to over valuation of inferior quality of coal imported from Indonesia, which was passed on to NTPC and other power generation companies in collusion with officials. The action of the agency came on the basis of a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence investigation which had shown over invoicing ...

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State to generate electricity with garbage

State government is putting more effort on how to generate electricity with garbage. with this state would get final solution of perennial problem of garbage and energy too. As Dehradun along generate 350 tonnes of garbage per day. The first solid waste processing-composting and sanitary landfill disposal plant in the State was inaugurated at Shishambada by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh ...

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