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Shortage of coal sparks power crisis in north 31.8.2014 deccanherald.com
Power crisis is expected in coming weeks especially in the northern and western regions of the country with electricity generation capacity drastically coming down due to shortage of coal as well as non-operation of power plants. At present around 13,122.5 mw of coal-based power generation capacity is shut for the past one week. The country's western and northern regions are at more risk as 7,200 mw and 2,300 mw of generation capacity, respectively, is shut due to shortage of coal. Apart from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab, states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, which have been in comfortable zone in power production are also facing power outages. The prices of electricity in the spot market have also gone up to record high of around Rs 6 per unit over the last week with clear indication about increasing demand of power due to reduced generation. Spot prices on Indian Energy Exchanges (IEX), country's largest energy trading platform, have gone up to over Rs 7 during peak hours with power ...
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Modi's Century Giving his Per Cent 31.8.2014 The New Indian Express - The Sunday Standard - http://newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/
Nda’s record so far has had more hits than misses from economy to foreign policy
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Plea for TS Bar Council 31.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Day by Day, Modi on the Centurion Trail 31.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Fire Up an Appetite for a Smoked Selection 31.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
Congress deserves credit for economic revival: Chidambaram 31.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Former finance minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday the Congress party is legitimately entitled to take credit for the revival of the economy in the April-June 2014 quarter as the UPA government was in charge until May ...
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Arun Jaitley wants RBI to cut interest rates 31.8.2014 Asian Age: India
Finance minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference at the National Media Centre in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday clearly indicated that his ministry wants the RBI to cut interest rates to give a helping hand to the economy, which is showing signs of revival. Mr Jaitley expressed confidence that the insurance bill will be passed in the next session of Parliament as he sees a “positive attitude in some of the principal Opposition parties” and there will be no need to call a joint sitting of Parliament. He also admitted that the coal judgment could have an adverse impact on the economy but hoped that the Supreme Court would not allow uncertainty to linger for long. Presenting a report card on the first 100 days of the Modi government, Mr Jaitley said the economy is turning around, investor confidence is improving, most sectors are indicating positive news, the manufacturing curve has turned and inflation is moderating. Asked when he saw the RBI cutting ...
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Govt to push for revoking Para 12(A)(b) of Sixth Schedule 31.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Friday said the state government is committed to pressurize the Centre on the need to invoke Para 12 (A) (b) of the Sixth Schedule, through a Presidential notification to ensure that central laws related to mining is repealed from the state.
“We will continue to urge the Government of India to invoke Para 12 (A) (b) of the Sixth Schedule through a Presidential notification as it is the only way out,” Dr Sangma said.
According to him, many of the central laws are in conflict with the state’s customary rights.
The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting of all the stakeholders who have been affected by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which has banned unscientific rat hole coal mining in Meghalaya.

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Samoa: Business execs build partnerships with small islands at UN forum 31.8.2014 Sify News
New York, Aug 30 (IBNS) Small island developing States offer opportunities for genuine and sustainable business partnerships, said executives and officials participating in a United Nations co-hosted private sector forum in Samoa.
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Essar sells Kenya biz for $120 m 31.8.2014 Top Headlines
90% of yuMobile employees will be absorbed by Safaricom and Airtel.
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Coal block allocation to Hindalco was in national interest CBI 31.8.2014 Hindustan Times: India
The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI has said in its closure report that the allocation of a coal mine to aluminium maker Hindalco was taken in the interest of the country and in view of its federal legal ...
Quarrying near Chamalapura stirs up a hornet’s nest 31.8.2014 Hindu: News
Chamalapura, which was the site of a proposed coal-fired thermal power plant and spanned a people’s movement against it seven years ago, is back in news again. For, the picturesque Malleshw...
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Madras Atomic Power Station units renew operational licence till December 2015 31.8.2014 ET: Power
NPCIL's two power reactors at Kalpakkam have renewed their operational licence with the sectoral regulator till Dec 2015, a senior official said Saturday.
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Iran Criticises US Over New Sanctions 31.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Iran criticises US over new sanctions 30.8.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US over new sanctions, terming them "not compatible" with the spirit of current negotiations, BBC reported Saturday.
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Of human plight 30.8.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Amirtharaj Stephen says that photojournalists should respect the dignity and privacy of people whose plight they are capturing on camera. GIRIDHAR KHASNIS talks to the young lensman. As the members of the Jury for 2013 TFA (Toto Funds the Arts) awards sifted through hundreds of images submitted by dozens of enthusiastic applicants, one set of black and white photographs clearly stood out. The pictures were powerful, poignant and hard-hitting. An intensely sustained effort, they explored a complex human interest story in the best tradition of photojournalism. The story related to the people's movement against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu. Moments of anger, anguish and utter helplessness of the affected men and women were captured with rare sensitivity. The judges of TFA awards unanimously chose the photographer of these images for the highest honour. Amirtharaj Stephen (born 1984 in Tuticorin), it was later learnt, hailed from Kavalkinaru village in Tamil Nadu, not far from ...
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RIL plans projects worth $13 bn, including refinery 30.8.2014 Deccan Herald - Business
Reliance Industries Ltd plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude refinery at its Jamnagar complex, documents seen by Reuters show. The refinery would process cheap, heavy crudes that are increasingly available to Asia as the shale boom has cut US demand for the grades. Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, operates the worlds biggest refining complex in Gujarat, where its two adjacent plants can process about 1.4 million bpd of oil. The company last year sought the approval of the environment ministry to invest Rs 77,300 crore ($12.8 billion) to build a new refinery and some polymer units, and to switch the fuel for a 450 megawatt power plant from gas to coal, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by Reuters. The federal environment ministry wrote back in May this year asking Reliance to meet certain conditions in order to secure a green light for the projects, the documents show.Reliance did not respond to an email seeking ...
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Assocham concerned over coal block cancellation 30.8.2014 Deccan Herald - Business
Stating that cancellation of coal blocks will shake investors confidence, industry body Assocham has suggested a two-pronged strategy as a remedial measure on the issue. The strategy entails that companies which have set up manufacturing plants after allocation of coal blocks may be allowed to continue in accordance with the mining lease entered into with the state governments. Alternatively, where the mining operations have actually started, the same may be allowed to continue and in those cases where approvals/licenses have been granted or either the mining plan is yet to be approved or the mining lease is yet to be entered, a committee may be constituted to examine on a case-to-case basis and the committee shall recommend whether or not the allocation is to be sustained or cancelled. "An extreme step, such as en-masse cancellation of allocations shall adversely impact the legitimate interest of investors who participated in good faith in processes laid out over an extended period by the governments of ...
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'Doctor Who': Samuel Anderson begins his journey with the Doctor 30.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
Disinvestments to start in 2-3 months, target to be exceeded 30.8.2014 Oneindia.in: News
New Delhi, Aug 30: Finance Ministry today said it will start with the disinvestment process in the next 2-3 month and would breach the budgeted target of Rs 58,425 crore. "The numbers for divestment which are given in the Budget, we
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