Budget 2017: Fare hike has nothing to do with budget, says Railway Board chairman

In an exclusive pre-Budget interview with InfraCircle, Railway Board chairman A.K. Mittal talks about the national carrier’s plan of stepping up its non-fare revenue, reducing its energy bill and various other issues […]


Orient Green, IL&FS may merge wind energy biz to create largest listed renewable energy firm

Chennai-based Orient Green Power Co. Ltd (OGPL) is in advanced talks to merge its wind energy assets with IL&FS Wind Energy Ltd, it said on Thursday. The proposed move would make it the top public-listed renewable energy firm in India with 1.2 gigawatt (GW) of operating wind power capacity […]


Biomass energy since Independence: The growth of a green driver of economy

Most of the global energy today is produced from the combustion of organic matter, whether fossilised (coal, oil and petroleum gas) or, relatively recent, biomass (wood, agro residue, etc.), releasing carbon dioxide at an unprecedented rate and threatening the stability of the climate […]


FinMin raises concern over Rs.28,700-crore default by state-run fertiliser firms

The ministry of finance has raised concerns over default by state-run fertiliser firms on account of principal and interest payments amounting to Rs.28,768 crore, and called it a ‘constraint’ in extending budget to other departments […]


India to consider Apple request for investment incentives with ‘open mind’

India will consider Apple’s request for incentives to invest in the country with an “open mind”, Union information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Wednesday […]

Urban Development

Smart citizens make smart cities: GK Pillai

With India’s ambitious smart cities project in progress, the country is now one of the leading nations in demand for smart city technologies in the rapidly-expanding Asia- Pacific market, a report released by Smart Cities Council India on Wednesday said […]

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Demonetisation: I-T dept writes to RBI, says co-op banks’ cash records seriously tampered with

The income tax (I-T) department has written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) alleging malpractices by some cooperative banks after its probe found “serious” difference in their accounts, to the tune of crores of rupees, in the aftermath of the notes ban […]