Gas

  • Show Modi's letter on gas price hike or apologise: BJP to Kejriwal 03-04-2014 11:10 PM

    BJP on Thursday challenged AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to furnish the letter he claims that Modi had signed in favour of a gas price hike or apologise for lying. Chief spokesperson of Delhi BJP Sanjay Kaul today said Kejriwal's reported statements at a rally in Delhi suggesting that he was...
  • SC recalls order in Reliance Industries KG Basin gas production case 02-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday recalled its order appointing former Australian judge James Jacob Spigelman as a presiding arbitrator in disputes between Reliance Industries and the centre over the shortfall in gas production in the KG basin. The apex court bench of Justice SS Nijjar recalled its order...
  • Jairam Ramesh hits out at EC, says it is behaving like parallel regime 27-03-2014 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: "The Election Commission can't sit in judgment on sensitive issues like gas price hike, or government will come to a screeching halt. It can't go about functioning like a parallel government," said Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, participating in the latest Google Hangout organised by Network 18 and Google....
  • Centre defers gas price hike till after elections 25-03-2014 12:26 PM

    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...
  • Gas price hike: EC takes note of AAP plea, seeks details from Centre 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: With the Model Code of Conduct in force, the Election Commission on Monday sought details from the Centre regarding gas price hikes. The EC asked whether the Petroleum Ministry wanted permission to fix prices or would notify terms and conditions for it. The EC notice comes after the...
  • EC takes note of Arvind Kejriwal's complaint of Reliance influencing gas price hike 21-03-2014 08:28 PM

    Election Commission has taken note of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's complaint that on a proposal by Reliance Industries, petroleum ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1 and said it would examine the matter. "The Commission will look into it and the urgency shown in going ahead with...
  • Tamil Nadu: 7 workers die after inhaling poisonous gas in Erode 18-03-2014 03:30 PM

    Chennai: In a tragic incident, seven workers at a dyeing plant died of asphyxiation after inhaling poisonous gas in Erode, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The tragedy occurred as the workers attended to a sewage tank pump. More details are awaited. ...
  • World's first solar-powered toilet set for India launch 14-03-2014 12:41 PM

    A revolutionary waterless toilet powered by the Sun, developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people lacking safe and sustainable sanitation around the world, will be unveiled in India this month. Designed and built using a USD 777,000 grant from the Bill ~~amp;amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, the self-contained, waterless...
  • Row over KG Basin gas: Andhra HC issues notice to Centre, state 10-03-2014 02:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Accepting a PIL against the allotment of the Krishna-Godavari basin gas to states other than Andhra Pradesh, the state High Court on Monday sent notices to the Centre, the Andhra government and Reliance for their responses. The YSR Congress has been demanding that the basin gas should only go...
  • After Sindhuratna, gas leak on Navy destroyer in Mumbai kills one 07-03-2014 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. The officer of the rank of commander reportedly inhaled a large amount of the toxic gas and...
  • SC likely to review Centre's decision allowing Reliance to hike gas prices 04-03-2014 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to review Centre's decision to allow Reliance Industries to charge new gas price from April. The Apex court will be hearing the petitions filed against the government decision to allow Reliance Industries to hike natural gas prices. The litigants, former Cabinet Secretary TSR...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Court summons US chemical giant Dow Chemicals 28-02-2014 11:41 PM

    Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Pankaj Maheshwari today issued a notice to Dow Chemicals to appear before the court on July 4 and present its stand with regard to the Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 1984. Bhopal Group for Information and Action, an NGO working with the gas-affected people,...
  • Veerappa Moily writes to PM, justifies RIL's high gas rates 24-02-2014 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: Oil Minister Veerappa Moily has justified the high gas rates that Reliance Industries Limited is charging the government for CNG. Moily wrote to the Prime Minister saying that gas fields will not be available if the prices are lowered. Moily's response came hours after the Aam Aadmi Party...
  • LPG dealers threaten indefinite strike from Tuesday 24-02-2014 03:05 PM

    Cooking gas distributors across the country have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday to press for their multiple demands, which include withdrawal of the petroleum ministry's recent marketing discipline guidelines. The dealers are opposing the heavy financial penalties and distributorship termination clauses under the Marketing Discipline Guidelines...
  • AAP writes letter to Rahul over gas pricing issue 24-02-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over gas pricing issue. Kejriwal has said in his letter that no action has been taken over the rising gas prices. In the run up to the Lok...
  • Centre's nod on gas issue allowed future windfall to RIL, alleges ACB 14-02-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: The approval by Centre to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) allowing expenditure of 8.8 billion dollar to increase production of gas from KG basin paved the way for "future windfall" revenue of Rs 1.2 lakh crore($ 20 billion) to the Mukesh Ambani-led firm, the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) alleged in...
  • Kejriwal's FIR against me, others unconstitutional: Moily 14-02-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for filing an FIR against him, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Union Minister Murli Deora over complaint on gas pricing. Moily said, "Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's FIR against me and others is unconstitutional."...
  • AAP slams Modi, wants him to declare money spent on rallies 12-02-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday slammed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, asking him to come clean on the money spent on his rallies. "Every rally of Narendra Modi costs around Rs 50-55 crore. So much money is spent on hoardings, stage, travel and paying up...
  • Jaitley questions AAP's decision to file FIR against Moily 12-02-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Wednesday questioned the Aam Aadmi Party government's decision to file FIR against Union minister Veerappa Moily. Jaitley said, "To put the Central government under the police jurisdiction of the state government would be a constitutional monstrosity. It would be...
  • FIR filed on Kejriwal's gas pricing allegations, no individual named 12-02-2014 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Delhi government has registered an FIR on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's complaint on gas pricing. No individual has been named in the FIR even as Kejriwal's complaint mentions Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Minister Murli Deora and Verappa Moily. The FIR...
  • RIL threatens to sue AAP government over gas pricing allegations 12-02-2014 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Limited has threatened to take the Aam Aadmi Party government to court over its allegations on gas pricing. This came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered an FIR against RIL Chairperson Mukesh Ambani as well as Union Ministers Veerappa Moily and Murli Deora. "The complaint...
  • Is Kejriwal raising gas price issue to push his LS poll agenda? 11-02-2014 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday opened up a new front as he attacked the UPA government and Reliance Industries Limited, accusing them of conspiring to raise gas prices. Kejriwal also asked for an FIR against Reliance Industries Limited Chairperson Mukesh Ambani, Union ministers Veerappa Moily and...
  • Welcome Kejriwal's move to file criminal cases on gas pricing issue: Gurudas Dasgupta 11-02-2014 03:15 PM

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government's move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue. "I welcome Kejriwal's move to take up the case of KG Basin and the hike in gas prices allowed by the...
  • SP attacks Arvind Kejriwal for filing FIRs on gas pricing 11-02-2014 03:10 PM

    Samajwadi Party on Tuesday attacked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for registering FIRs against union ministers and industrialists, saying this was a "drama" staged by people like him to hide their inefficiency and attain "political martyrdom". "I have been saying that this is a drama staged by such inexperienced people...
  • Mumbai: 20 admitted to hospital after gas leak at cold storage unit 10-02-2014 09:43 AM

    Mumbai: There has been a gas leak at a cold storage unit in the Turbhe area of Navi Mumbai. Twenty people have been admitted to Navi Mumbai's Municipal Corporation hospital. Two of the 20 hospitalised people are in the ICU. More details are awaited. ...
  • Delhi: CNG prices cut by Rs 14.90/kg, piped cooking gas by Rs 5/unit 07-02-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: CNG price in the national capital was on Friday cut by a steep Rs 14.90 per kg and cooking gas piped into kitchens by Rs 5 per unit with effect from midnight tonight. Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, will cost Rs 35.20 per kg from Saturday as against...
  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals 06-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UCC) have released new evidence to show its "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal" where the 1984 gas disaster killed thousands. Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site claiming that its...