NATURAL

  • Pipeline - 'like love' - should be mutual: Putin 4 days ago

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin on Friday compared the construction of a controversial natural gas pipeline to love, saying Europe needs to show its affection for the Russian project. Speaking on a visit to EU aspirant Serbia about Brussels' reluctance to back the Russia-led South Stream gas pipeline, Putin said Moscow could not...
  • Facebook's new 'Safety Check' tool lets you notify friends, family that you are safe during natural disasters 4 days ago

    New York: Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones...
  • Natural ice cream eyes 100 outlets, opens first store in Delhi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ice cream brand Natural on Wednesday opened its first store in Delhi and said it will open 100 outlets in the next five years across the country. With the launch (of outlet in Delhi), the brand marks its foray into north India and brings its signature wholesome goodness to...
  • Natural ice cream to open its first store in Delhi on October 15 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai-based Natural ice cream brand is set to bring its signature wholesome goodness to the capital with the opening of its store in Greater Kailash II on October 15. The brand has been making ice creams using only fruits, dry fruits, chocolates, milk and sugar, with no preservatives or...
  • Ukraine warns of painful winter due to Russian gas cut September 13, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine warned that it will have to adopt deeply unpopular energy savings measures this winter should Russia fail to lift its suspension of natural gas sales to the Westleaning exSoviet neighbour. Russia in June halted gas exports to Ukraine after Kiev balked at paying higher prices that Moscow demanded...
  • Allocate domestic natural gas to make fertiliser: FAI September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Fertilisers Association of India (FAI) on Tuesday demanded allocation of domestic natural gas to make fertilisers without any distinction of products. "There is a need for allocation of domestic gas for production of fertilisers without any distinction of products, because there is no distinction between urea and complex fertilisers...
  • #YESIamThechange: Saving Leh August 18, 2014

    This story focuses on the environmental degradation that led to the flash floods in Leh. ...
  • Mumbai: Gas leak in Mahanagar Gas Limited's underground pipeline at Worli July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Gas leakage has been reported from Mahanagar Gas Limited's underground pipeline at Worli junction in Mumbai. People have been evacuated from the immediate vicinity of the spot as a precautionary measure. The leakage was reported when some drainage work was underway at the Worli junction. Fire brigade officials have...
  • All nuclear power plants safe: Government July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: All nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country are safe and can withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunamis, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. "Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, safety review of all Indian NPPs was conducted by task forces of NPCIL...
  • Bhutan is a natural choice for my first foreign visit: PM Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Bhutan was a "natural choice" as his first foreign destination because of the "unique and special relationship" and his trip would focus on making development cooperation "even more effective". In his predeparture statement, Modi said relations...
  • PM Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees including that on UIDAI Aadhaar June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four Standing Committees of Cabinet. The Committees were on Management of Natural Calamities, Prices, World Trade Organisation Matters and UIDAI Aadhaar. Aadhaar was one of the...
  • Iraqi Kurds slam Baghdad legal action over oil shipment May 25, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's Kurdish region slammed legal action filed by the central government against Turkey, saying on Sunday it was illegitimate and likely to fail, the latest in worsening ties between Baghdad and Kurdistan. The Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources statement came just days after Baghdad's Oil Ministry filed a request for...
  • Narendra Modi may push ahead with diesel price deregulation May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's landslide victory gives him the mandate to deregulate diesel prices as well as raise natural gas rates with a clear road map towards free pricing to cut subsidies and shrink the budget deficit. With the biggest election win in 30 years, the Modiled National Democratic Alliance is...
  • Centre defers gas price hike till after elections March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday deferred the hike in gas price till after elections following the Election Commission's directives on Monday. The Oil Ministry was set to double the price of natural gas from April 1. Taking note of an Aam Aadmi Party complaint that the move to hike...
  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands March 21, 2014

    A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Nicobar Islands on Friday, the US Geological Service reported. The quake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) about 68 miles (110 km) southeast of Mishap, Nicobar Islands, in the Indian Ocean, the agency said. An official at the provincial disaster management control...
  • CJ Show: Making organic colours for Holi March 17, 2014

    CJ Madumipta Puri runs a workshop called 'Trash to cash' a unique opportunity for differently-abled people to make a living by producing organic colours from waste flowers picked up from temples and other places. ...
  • In mother's absence, father is child's natural guardian: Bombay HC March 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted custody of a minor boy to his father, who was accused of murdering his wife, after observing that in the absence of a mother, a child's natural guardian is the father. A division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari was hearing...
  • Scientists discover exotic new particle called 'dropleton' that behaves a bit like a liquid droplet February 27, 2014

    In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket. Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have discovered an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet, or dropleton. Writing in the journal Nature, they said it behaves...
  • Harish Rawat praises Vijay Bahuguna, vows to carry forward his good work February 1, 2014

    Shortly after being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat on saturday showered praises on his predecessor Vijay Bahuguna, saying he salutes him for doing an exemplary job during the midJune natural calamity that shook the whole nation. "I salute Bahuguna for doing a splendid job during the...
  • Watch: London museum offers chance to sleep with dinosaurs December 30, 2013

    London's Natural History museum is offering adults a chance to enjoy their very own night at the museum. Guests can enjoy a dinner, stand up comedy, horror movies and also a chance to sleep amidst dinosaurs. ...
  • Russia says Yasser Arafat died of natural causes: Reports December 26, 2013

    Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, the head of a Russian state forensics agency that tested samples taken from his body said on Thursday, according to the Interfax news agency. The Russian finding was in line with an assessment by French scientists who said earlier...
  • No reversal on gas price hikes; notification soon, says Veerappa Moily November 26, 2013

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday ruled out reversal of the decision to double natural gas prices from April 1 next year and said that the notification on this will be issued shortly. "Absolutely, there is no question of reversing the decision to hike natural gas prices, as proposed by...
  • PM stresses for improvement of disaster management capabilities October 28, 2013

    Citing the recent natural disasters in Uttarakhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday pressed for urgent steps to strengthen early warning systems and improve disaster management capabilities to save lives. Addressing the 5th meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority chaired by him, he said extreme weather...
  • Earthquake kills over 40, damages houses in southwest Pakistan September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Tremors were felt in parts of northern India this evening after an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale rocked Pakistan's Balochistan area. The tremors were felt around 5 PM in the national capital, border areas in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer and Barmer, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. There were no immediate...
  • Petrol price may come down by up to Rs 1.50/litre September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Petrol prices may be cut by as much as Rs 1-1.50 per litre next week on falling international oil rates and appreciating rupee but a one-time hike in diesel and possibly LPG rates is still on the cards. Oil Secretary Vivek Rae said the issue of a one-time hike...
  • Diesel price hike the only option to reduce oil pool deficit: ONGC September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) said that a hike in diesel price is the only option to reduce the oil pool deficit as the cost of production has increased significantly. ONGC also expressed its fear that the risk of subsidy burden in Fiscal Year 2014 is higher...
  • Civil society members move SC on price rise of natural gas August 14, 2013

    Civil society members including former Cabinet Secretary T S R Subramanian and exNaval chief Admiral L Ramdas on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision to raise the price of natural gas. Alleging "collusion between Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and the political establishment", the petitioners also sought an inquiry...
  • Reddy asks scientists to find reasons for Uttarakhand floods August 6, 2013

    The natural disaster which had struck Uttarakhand recently could repeat itself in whole of Himalayan range and it is imperative that scientists find out what really triggered the massive floods and landslides, Science and Technology Minister Jaipal Reddy said on Monday. "We have a silly habit of politicising issues. What...
  • 85% fall in tourist traffic in Uttarakhand due to floods: ASSOCHAM July 31, 2013

    The June flood disaster in Uttarakhand has badly hit the tourism, the largest employment providing sector in the hill state, causing a steep fall of 85 per cent in tourist traffic. While the 'char dhams' may take years to recover from the damages caused by the natural calamity, even places like...