January 17, 2018 6:32 am

The issue of non-uniform block timings has now come under the lens of a Parliamentary panel which has suggested airlines to make the duration uniform and relieve passengers from spending more time in air.

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January 17, 2018 6:33 am

According to data provided by the 12 state governments to the Centre, only Rs 2,260 crore of the DMF amount was spent till the end of 2017. As on October 30, 2017, Odisha collected the highest Rs 3,548-crore DMF funds

January 18, 2018 1:19 am

Amid falling revenues, the low rate of collections under the composition scheme in the first quarter of GST roll-out has led the government to discuss ways for checking tax evasion and improve compliance, including speeding up work for early introduction of the e-way bill system.

January 10, 2018 1:40 am

The total number of e-commerce sector complaints filed during the years 2016-17 and 2015-16 were 54,872 and 28, 331, respectively.

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January 3, 2018 12:03 pm

The telecom regulator has also fixed a daily penalty of up to Rs 1 lakh per service area for violations of new network connectivity norms.

January 3, 2018 1:30 am

Allowing discoms to exit power purchase agreements with over 15-year-old coal- & lignite-fuelled plants will facilitate them to meet renewable purchase obligation and relieve from onerous financial liability.

January 3, 2018 12:53 am

Over the last one year, smaller telcos lost 380 lakh subscribers on an aggregate basis, which has challenged their business continuity.

December 27, 2017 1:52 am

Trai is soon expected to issue suggestions that would enable cos wanting to conduct experiments for the 5G mobile telephony to do so domestically.

December 27, 2017 1:47 am

ICRA expects growth in domestic non-ferrous metal consumption to remain healthy going forward, on the back of benign outlook on demand from non-ferrous metal-consuming sectors.

December 27, 2017 1:43 am

Issues such as under-utilisation of existing capacity, disadvantage on domestic sales due to application of full customs duty and imposition of taxes including income tax for new SEZs were highlighted in a presentation by officials before the commerce minister.

December 20, 2017 1:50 am

Out of an estimated 6,00,000 villages in India, as on January 31, 2017, BSNL’s cellular mobile services were available in 4,34,220 villages, according to information provided by the Ministry of Communications to a question in the Lok Sabha.

December 20, 2017 8:32 am

Clean energy-sourced robust charging infra, tax subsidy, free parking, passage through toll booths and other incentives have helped the Scandinavian nation succeed in its electric vehicle push.

December 6, 2017 2:12 am

Trai chairman R S SHARMA suggested that they would help create checks and balances where exclusions from rules create possibility for violation of the broader net neutrality principle.

December 6, 2017 2:07 am

Partnership could be extended to materials sourcing, equipment and services.

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November 29, 2017 1:06 am

During the interaction between various stakeholders and the mines ministry panel, India’s low level of exploration compared to other countries surfaced as a major area which requires policy attention.

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November 22, 2017 1:30 am

To monitor wrongful use of remotely piloted aircraft, the regulator has options such as financial penalties, cancellation of permit and blacklisting of operators but experts say that education and training of drone operators are needed for effective enforcement of the rules.

November 22, 2017 1:19 am

The project is likely to go into tender stage by April next year and cost of the project is an approximate Rs 120 crore.

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November 15, 2017 1:50 am

The International Energy Agency says electricity tariffs for industrial segments in India are among the highest in the world, which, in turn, impacts competitiveness.

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November 15, 2017 1:35 am

Canadian companies have the potential of being involved with the expansion of the railway system. We are very interested in that, said Marc Garneau.

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November 15, 2017 7:04 am

Among suggestions before mines ministry, the steel ministry’s inputs on ensuring iron ore availability for steel firms and developing Special Mining Zones may help the latter achieve its iron ore targets.

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November 1, 2017 1:47 am

The official informed that the current available capacity at Indian airports is 282 million passengers per annum, whereas the demand forecast for 2020-21 is 396 million passengers per annum.

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November 1, 2017 12:56 am

The Niti Aayog has suggested steps to the mines ministry such as involving mining consultants during the auction process, defining an ‘ideal’ taxation system and avoiding putting conditions while granting green clearances, to make the new National Mineral Policy attractive.

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October 11, 2017 1:08 am

Under the 'Project Loon', the internet giant would use balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of internet services.

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October 11, 2017 6:11 am

With new norms set to kick in from December, power ministry hassaid that immediate phasing out of ‘not interested’ plants or those with ‘space constraint’ will lead to debt & equity erosion of over Rs 20,000 crore.

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October 4, 2017 6:36 am

Even as the yearly increase in ATF prices may be slower in India than the global average, on an absolute basis though, it is significantly more expensive for airlines here.

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October 4, 2017 6:38 am

In a presentation, the new power minister was informed about issues that are holding back progress in the hydropower sector.

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September 27, 2017 1:29 am

Due to joint test of coal samples and Coal Controller’s Organisation’s regular actions, the quantity of stones and boulders in coal supply has fallen over the past few years; however, NTPC expects CIL to take more steps to improve the quality further

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September 27, 2017 1:22 am

Trai chairman R S Sharma, in an interview with The Indian Express, pointed out that IUC should not be seen as a “profit vertical” by telecom companies, and consequently should not have any impact on the stressed sector.

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September 20, 2017 2:41 am

JSW advised to draw up a programme of cooperation between various exploration agencies for speeding up exploration; foreign companies specialised in exploration can also be identified and invited for this purpose.

September 20, 2017 2:19 am

Some wind power companies are resorting to employee retrenchment as part of their efforts for ‘costs optimisation’ as they take hit on revenues due to a shift from feed-in-tariff to auction model and piling-up of inventories.

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September 6, 2017 1:29 am

Gopal Singh, after taking over the additional charge of CMD of CIL, is looking to replicate the Kayakalp model of governance in the long run.

September 6, 2017 1:23 am

From lowering net worth cap for firms to permitting states to proceed with auction even if qualified bidders are less than three, Centre’s draft amendments to Mineral Auction Rules, 2015, hopes to attract a larger set of bidders

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August 30, 2017 3:38 am

The coal ministry, however, has told The Indian Express that only 5 private power plants — of the aforementioned 18 — are linked to the CCL and “coal dispatches to these plants” is in proportion “to the payments made by the plants to the coal company”.

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August 30, 2017 3:28 am

Madhya Pradesh has become the latest state stonewalling Centre’s bid to promote renewable energy by ranking available sources of generation based on the ascending order of prices, after Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which issued random backing down instructions.

August 2, 2017 2:03 am

According to an answer given by Union minister Harsh Vardhan to a question in the Lok Sabha last month, 1,877 proposals for environmental clearance were received by the Centre between January 2014 and December 2016, of which 1,168 were given the nod.

August 2, 2017 1:51 am

Widening of national highways, laying of GAIL pipeline and commissioning of transmission lines for Kudankulam units are the 3 major delayed projects in the state that have now got a fillip.