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PMO lists inclusive growth achievements


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Prime Minister's office (PMO) has listed 10 major achievements that showcase inclusive growth in the last one decade.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official Twitter account ... Read more...

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NRI appeals for LPG connection in India


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Unable to procure a cooking gas connection for his home in Punjab has forced a British citizen of Indian origin to approach the Punjab Non-Resident Indians ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes deepwater oil find


August 27th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) Oil and gas have been found in a deepwater basin in the Atlantic, Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said.Tests confirmed the presence of petroleum ... Read more...

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No cap on number of LPG cylinders to affluent


August 17th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) There will be no cap on the number of subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders provided to the affluent in the country, the government has ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Petroleum ministry official to face trial


August 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A special court here Thursday paved the way for the trial of a suspended official of the petroleum and natural gas ministry and two ... Read more...

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Myanmar foreign trade hits $5 bn


August 9th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 9 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade hit $5.35 billion in the first four months (April-July) of the 2012-13 fiscal year.Of the total, export amounted to $2.61 billion, while import ... Read more...

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Essar sets high target of methane extraction in Bengal


August 8th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Integrated energy firm Essar Energy has set a target of extracting 1 trillion standard cubic metres per day of coal bed methane (CBM) gas from 600 ... Read more...

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Congress sets up screening panel for Himachal, Gujarat, Tripura


July 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday set up screening committees for poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Gujarat in an indication that it will declare its candidates early. Delhi ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s foreign trade hits nearly $5 bn


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 24 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade hit nearly $5 billion in the first three months (April-June) of the fiscal year 2012-13, a media report said Tuesday. Of the foreign ... Read more...

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Committee invites stakeholders’ views on oil and gas output sharing contracts


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A panel headed by the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council chairman C. Rangarajan Tuesday invited stakeholders' views on formulating future production sharing contracts (PSCs) in ... Read more...

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Loo turns human waste into biofuel, fertiliser


June 28th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) An aeroplane-style vacuum toilet can help turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers.The No-Mix Vacuum Toilet, which uses vacuum suction technology like aeroplane toilets, splits human ... Read more...

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Government launches web-portal to curb LPG black-marketing


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a bid to curb black-marketing of domestic cooking gas, the government Friday launched a web-portal that will empower nearly 14 crore users of liquified ... Read more...

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IGL stock rallies 29 percent on high court order


June 1st, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) scrip rallied 28.70 percent to Rs.249.35 after the Delhi High Court ruled in its favour Friday.The court quashed an order of ... Read more...

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Core industries growth falls to 2.2 percent in April


May 31st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries fell to 2.2 percent in April as compared to 4.2 percent registered during the corresponding month of previous year, due ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike a necessity but no decision yet: Jaipal Reddy


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 22 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Tuesday said no decision had been taken on increasing fuel prices in the country but added that it ... Read more...

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India to get gas from Turkmenistan


May 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India will now get natural gas from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan after the union cabinet Thursday approved its purchase through the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India ... Read more...

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India decides to cut Iran crude imports by 11 percent


May 15th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) In the face of US sanctions on Iran, India has decided to reduce crude oil imports from the gulf nation by 11.1 percent to 15.5 ... Read more...

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Oil marketing firms losing Rs.518 crore per day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies are losing Rs.518 crore per day on sale of diesel, kerosene and domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), government data showed Tuesday.Oil ... Read more...

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Core industries’ growth slumps to 2 percent in March


April 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries, including electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, fell to 2 percent in March as compared to 6.8 percent in ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan gas pipeline transit fee finalised: Minister


April 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India said Thursday it has almost finalised the transit fee with Afghanistan and Pakistan for import of gas from Turkmenistan through a pipeline that will ... Read more...

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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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‘No stay on regulator’s order to cut gas prices in Delhi’


April 11th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to stay a regulator's order to the Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) to reduce cut the price of CNG and ... Read more...

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Tripura gives 12 percent subsidy on power tariff


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With an eye on next year's assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Tuesday announced a 12 percent subsidy on a 17 percent power tariff hike ... Read more...

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Core industries’ growth rises by 6.8 percent


March 29th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries, including electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, rose by 6.8 percent in February against 0.5 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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No tanker shortage to ship Iranian crude: MRPL


March 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) State-run Mangalore Refinery Petroleum Ltd (MRPL) is not facing shortage of oil tankers to ship crude from Iran for refining at its facility in Mangalore, a ... Read more...

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Beijing strives to be coal-free


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Beijing will stop using coal-fired equipment in key areas of the city by 2013 to curb pollution, the authorities said Sunday.The city will cap its annual ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel approves investment policy on urea


February 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday approved a new investment policy to boost urea production.At present, India ... Read more...

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May consider reduction of diesel subsidy : Reddy


February 15th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 14 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy Tuesday said his ministry may consider at an appropriate time to reduce the subsidy it incurs on selling cheaply diesel and liquefied ... Read more...

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Thai company to explore oil in Myanmar


February 13th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (IANS) Thailand's state-owned PTT company will explore oil and gas in Myanmar's two onshore blocks, a media report said.PTT Exploration and Production Plc, Thailand's largest energy company, ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM to visit Qatar


February 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will visit Qatar, from where Pakistan hopes to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).Gilani leaves Monday for a three-day official visit.The ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes oil find


February 5th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) State-controlled energy giant Petrobras announced the discovery of an oil and natural gas accumulation in the Solimoes basin of Brazil's Amazon region.The find was ... Read more...

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US to explore oil in Gulf of Mexico


January 27th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to lease sites in the Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration.It is expected to generate one billion barrels of oil ... Read more...

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Five Pakistani paramilitary men killed


January 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Suspected gunmen from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi outfit attacked a checkpost in Pakistan's Balochistan province and gunned down five paramilitary troopers, officials said Thursday.The pre-dawn attack was launched ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to settle transit fee on Turkmenian gas (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan Wednesday moved closer to a final decision on the fee to be paid for transporting natural gas from Turkmenistan via a pipeline ... Read more...

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