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News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 3 March, 2015

3 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Govt introduces bill on coal blocks auction: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-introduces-bill-on-coal-blocks-auction/articleshow/46438075.cms?
  2. Power tariff may rise by 10% after freight, cess hike in Budget: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/power-tariff-may-rise-by-10-after-freight-cess-hike-in-budget/articleshow/46437838.cms
  3. Tangedco seeks 2 coal mines from 43 on sale: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tangedco-seeks-2-coal-mines-from-43-on-sale/articleshow/46437738.cms#
  4. GMR Energy Ltd Manager Quizzed in Espionage Case: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/GMR-Energy-Ltd-Manager-Quizzed-in-Espionage-Case/2015/03/03/article2695429.ece
  5. State Natural Choice for Power Project: Pradhan: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/State-Natural-Choice-for-Power-Project-Pradhan/2015/03/03/article2695555.ece
  6. Budget move on power sector positive: expert: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/budget-move-on-power-sector-positive-expert/article6953825.ece
  7. ‘Budget ignored green concerns’: http://www.asianage.com/delhi/budget-ignored-green-concerns-018
  8. Progress in Bongaigaon thermal unit http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150303/jsp/northeast/story_6591.jsp#.VPVO1fmUd1E
  9. Budget 2015 refuels India’s power sector: http://www.asianage.com/business/budget-2015-refuels-india-s-power-sector-985
  10. Clean energy sector seeks more clarity: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/clean-energy-sector-seeks-more-clarity/article6952194.ece
  11. Coal block case: Court summons Delhi-based company’s officials: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/coal-block-case-court-summons-delhi-based-company-s-officials-115030200999_1.html
  12. Leakgate: GMR, Infraline Energy under lens: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/leakgate-gmr-infraline-energy-under-lens/article1-1322409.aspx
  13. ‘Ultra mega power project a UPA brainchild’: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Ultra-mega-power-project-a-UPA-brainchild/articleshow/46435674.cms?
  14. Singapore firm commissions first power project in India: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/singapore-firm-commissions-first-power-project-in-india-115030201402_1.html
  15. TPCIL starts commercial operations of Krishnapatnam power plant: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/tpcil-starts-commercial-operations-of-krishnapatnam-power-plant/articleshow/46431939.cms
  16. Coal auction: Eight blocks dropped from 2nd phase: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-drops-3-blocks-from-2nd-phase-of-auctions-115030201263_1.html#
  17. Residents voice concern over captive power plant project: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/residents-voice-concern-over-captive-power-plant-project/article6953411.ece

B.IFIs

  1. Perennially Busy Kamarajar Port to Get Help all the way From Europe?: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Perennially-Busy-Kamarajar-Port-to-Get-Help-all-the-way-From-Europe/2015/03/03/article2694727.ece
  2. Research and Development by KVIC: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=116237
  3. Meet to plan development of 6 towns around B’luru: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/462894/meet-plan-development-6-towns.html
  4. New varsity on Meghalaya radar: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150228/jsp/northeast/story_5964.jsp#.VPVDVvmUd1E
  5. Colonial regimes sustained through IFIs: RPF: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=32..270215.feb15
  6. Citizens will have to wait for 2 more yrs for better water: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/citizens-will-have-to-wait-for-2-more-yrs-for-better-water/articleshow/46387706.cms#
  7. Infra projects in cyclone-hit areas to be expedited: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/infra-projects-in-cyclonehit-areas-to-be-expedited/article6954275.ece
  8. A reformer’s vision of an unorthodox varsity: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150303/jsp/northeast/story_6581.jsp#.VPVIDfmUd1E
  9. World Bank boost to MSME sector; $500 million loan to MSME growth innovation project: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/world-bank-boost-to-msme-sector-500-million-loan-to-msme-growth-innovation-project/articleshow/46433321.cms#
  10. Angel Broking set for ₹250-cr IPO: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/stock-markets/angel-broking-set-for-250cr-ipo/article6952099.ece
  11. Power: Incentivising commercial performance: http://www.projectsmonitor.com/special-reports/power-sector-incentivising-commercial-performance/
  12. Yes Bank to raise $100 million from IFC for green bond, women-owned SMEs: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/yes-bank-to-raise-100-million-from-ifc-for-green-bond-women-owned-smes-business-standard-news-115030200114_1.html

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Delhi forest cover best among metros: http://www.asianage.com/delhi/delhi-forest-cover-best-among-metros-248
  2. Where vision meets veracity: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/where-vision-meets-veracity/article6952241.ece#
  3. Budget 2015: A public debt management agency may take up RBI’s powers on debt matters:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46437194.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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