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Govt asks states to slash VAT on jet fuel to 4%

Currently, VAT on jet fuel ranges from 4 to 30 percent.

Ticketing lapse: Air India suspends 2 officials

The airline initiated an internal probe after Venugopal, who was on board a Delhi-Kochi-Thiruvananthapuram flight on January 4, saw 23 vacant seats inside while a Kerala minister was denied a seat on grounds of "non-availability".

'Timeline should be prepared for shifting Air India Exp HQs'

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Sunday said a timeline should be prepared for the completion of the shifting of the Air India Express (AIE) headquarters from Mumbai to Kochi.

Power sector needs Rs 13.72 lakh cr for 12th Plan period

The country's power sector requires Rs 13.72 lakh crore in funding for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17), the government said Monday.

Steps to ensure timely completion of power projects: Govt

To ensure completion of power projects within the stipulated time, government has taken several "corrective measures" including periodic reviews and web-based monitoring system, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Power cos lost 8.7 bn units due to coal shortages: Govt

Power companies in India have reported generation loss of 8.7 billion units from April- February this fiscal due to coal shortages, Parliament was informed Monday.

Per capita power consumption lowest in India: Venugopal

Union Minister of State for Power K C Venugopal on Saturday said that the per capita consumption of power in the country was the lowest when compared to other countries.

Venugopal, the brand new Minister and another young face

K C Venugopal, a first time Lok
Sabha MP from Kerala, is the only brand new minister to join
the Manmohan ministry and another young face in the Union