GAS

  • Oil Ministry suspends ONGC technical director Shashi Shankar February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry has suspended ONGC Director (Technical) Shashi Shankar over allegations of irregularities. The ministry on Tuesday wrote to Oil and Natural Gas Corp that a disciplinary proceeding against Shankar is being contemplated. "The competent authority in exercise of the powers conferred under ONGC Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rules,...
  • Inputs for Finance Minister's Budget speech among leaked Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry documents February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Investigators claim to have recovered inputs on the Finance Minister's Budget speech from the people arrested for leaking documents of the Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry. One of the secret documents recovered is about the input on National Gas Grid. Some of the recovered documents pertain to Coal and...
  • Japan now has more electric car charging points than petrol pumps February 18, 2015

    Tokyo: Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations. The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units - including those inside private homes - across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations. While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service...
  • December infrastructure output grows at three-month low of 2.4 per cent February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India's annual infrastructure output growth slowed to a three-month low of 2.4 per cent in December, mainly dragged down by a sharp slowdown in electricity, coal and cement production, government data showed on Monday. The output had expanded 6.7 per cent year-on-year in November. The infrastructure sector, which comprises coal,...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out in IGL pipe line, traffic affected on Ring road January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out on Friday morning at 9:30 am in an Indraprast Gas Limited pipeline supplying cooking gas located near Venkateshwara college in south Delhi area. At least three cars parked near the pipeline caught fire. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to stop the fire that...
  • Centre urges MPs, CMs to give up subsidised LPG cylinders to cut government's subsidy bill January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to cut the government's subsidy bill, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called on VIPs to give up their subsidy on LPG gas cylinders. Pradhan is expected to write to Members of Parliament across party lines. According to sources, he has already spoken to three chief...
  • China builds world's largest coal mine gas unit to make power January 2, 2015

    Beijing: China has built the world's largest facility to turn excess methane gas from coal mines into electricity, which could help the communist giant reduce its emissions. Lu'an Group which completed the facility at Shanxi Province in north China - said it would soon start operating the generator with a capacity...
  • Non-subsidised LPG rate cut by Rs 43.50 per cylinder January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was cut by Rs 43.50 per cylinder as international oil rates slumped to their lowest since May 2009. A 14.2-kg cylinder of non-subsidised LPG will now cost Rs 708.50, down from Rs 752 previously, in Delhi, oil companies announced. This is the fifth...
  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 December 15, 2014

    Lima: About 190 nations agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas...
  • 10 charred to death, 12 suffer injuries as gas tanker explodes on Delhi-Jaipur highway December 14, 2014

    Jaipur: In a tragic incident, 10 people were burnt alive and 12 others injured when a gas tanker caught fire and exploded on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Beelpur village, 35 kms from Jaipur, late on Saturday night. Jaipur Collector and District Magistrate Krishna Kunal, who was supervising the rescue operation, said...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: What former Bhopal SP Swaraj Puri saw at the Union Carbide plant December 9, 2014

    Bhopal: Swaraj Puri was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the deadly Methyl IsoCyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the middle of the night of December 2, 1984. Puri has faced criticism for safely escorting the then the Union Carbide Corporation chairman and CEO Warren Anderson to...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: How it happened December 8, 2014

    Bhopal: Thirty years after the catastrophic leak of lethal Methyl Isocyanate from the Carbide plant in Bhopal, T R Chouhan who was the Chemical Plant Operator and in charge of storage tank 610 till November 25, 1984, returns to its crumbling remains to tell us how India's worst industrial disaster...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: The man who tried to expose Union Carbide and the warnings that were ignored December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Rajkumar Keswani shot into fame in the aftermath of the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984. His passionate stories in 1982, warning of the disaster waiting to happen were ignored. Keswani was so convinced about the threat the pesticide plant of UCIL posed to Bhopal that he wrote...
  • Watch: Kal Penn on Bhopal gas tragedy December 5, 2014

    Kal Penn is known for his international roles but this time he will be seen in an Indian film that depicts the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The film titled- 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' released on Friday. ...
  • Watch: Photographer Raghu Rai recounts the horror of the Bhopal gas tragedy December 3, 2014

    Acclaimed photographer Raghu Rai recounts the horror 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy left over 10000 dead and crippled for generations to come. "The burial of an unknown child became an iconic image as a symbol of Bhopal Gas tragedy," said Raghu Rai. ...
  • Behind the scenes of 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' December 3, 2014

    Ravi Kumar directed Bhopal: 'A prayer for rain' talks about the biggest disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. It is after 30 years that a film tells us the truth of that fateful night of December 3, 1984. ...
  • Reliving the Bhopal gas tragedy: Disaster that could have been averted December 3, 2014

    The Bhopal tragedy was a disaster in the making as several warnings were ignored. The carbide plant at Bhopal was inferior in design to the one at Virginia and local administration had no information about the nature of the toxic gas that had leaked. ...
  • Bhopal: A city frozen in its toxic past December 2, 2014

    Bhopal: An avalanche of grievances writ on every face! The scars of the tragedy are visible in every nook and cranny of Old Bhopal. The deadly waste is still lying in the Union Carbide factory, contaminating not only the soil and water but also the minds of the people. Misguided...
  • 30 years of Bhopal gas tragedy: Gas Devi and Zahar Lal still question us, seek justice December 2, 2014

    The gory night of December 2-3, 1984 still haunt the memories of a poor inhabitant of Oriya Basti, a slum area unfortunate to have been very close to infamous Union Carbide plant in Bhopal. Although 30 years have passed but it seems as if it was just yesterday that the...
  • Thirty years on, Bhopal gas tragedy still continues to haunt victims December 2, 2014

    Bhopal: Not even born 30 years ago when the gas tragedy struck the city, yet the third generation of Bhopal is now bearing the brunt of toxic leak of Methyl Isocyanate from the carbide factory on the December 2, 1984. The doctor who conducted the autopsies said that he found...
  • My film on Bhopal gas tragedy is a cautionary tale: Ravi Kumar December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ravi Kumar initially set out to make a small, independent movie on Bhopal gas tragedy but the director said the canvas of 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' kept getting bigger as he realised the story behind the disaster needed to reach a wider audience. "As filmmakers we have a...
  • Modi government should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama: Amnesty International Secretary General November 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year. "It is time...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Gas leak at chemical plant in Raisen district, 39 people affected November 29, 2014

    Raisen: In a tragic incident, the leakage of chlorine gas at a chemical plant in Madhya Pradesh's Raisen district affected 39 people on Saturday evening. 29 people have been admitted to a hospital in Raisen district and three of them have been referred to Bhopal. The investigation is on to detect the...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy victims move higher US court against UCC November 26, 2014

    New York: Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have filed an appeal in a higher court here contesting a lower court's decision that Union Carbide Corporation cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. The appeal has been filed in the US Court of Appeals for the...
  • Centre agrees to hike compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims November 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The central government has agreed to increase the compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims, Amnesty International on Friday said and welcomed the move. The government also promised to revise the numbers of deaths and injuries, according to an Amnesty International statement. The government decision came following hunger strike by five...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years later, survivors cry for justice, seek more compensation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy are at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding justice and additional compensation. Survivors which include mostly women and children are sitting on protest since November 9 saying they will remain at Jantar Mantar till the Narendra Modi government gives them...
  • 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' is relevant in today's time: Tannishtha Chatterjee November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee says her upcoming film on Bhopal gas tragedy holds importance in today's times even though the incident happened 30 years ago as it reminds people to be more socially responsible. 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' is set amid the Bhopal gas disaster that occurred in...
  • Adani hikes CNG, PNG price in Ahmedabad, Vadodara November 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Corporate giant Adani announced that it has hiked Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) prices by Rs 4.28 to Rs 48.09 per kg and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) by Rs 2.60 per Standard Cubic Meter in Ahmedabad and Vadodara. The steep hike in price was done under new domestic gas pricing...
  • Steep hike in city gas price; CNG at Rs 43.45; PNG at Rs 26.58 November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: City gas distributor Mahanagar Gas Ltd on Friday hiked CNG prices by Rs 4.50 to 43.45/kg and domestic piped natural gas (PNG) by Rs 2.49 to Rs 26.58/SCM, in the megapolis following the 33 per cent hike effected by the Centre. Earlier this month, the Centre had finally increased domestic...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 31, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...