S Jaipal Reddy

  • LS polls: Congress shifts Jaipal Reddy from Chelvella to Mahbubnagar April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: All the three Union Ministers from Telangana, including S Jaipal Reddy, were renominated for Lok Sabha polls as Congress on Saturday announced 16 candidates out of a total of 17 from the region which is set to become a separate state. The party also released a list of...
  • Hyderabad would not become Union Territory: Jaipal Reddy November 9, 2013

    Union Minister for Science and Technology S Jaipal Reddy, on Saturday, asserted that Hyderabad would not become a Union Territory following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh while Congress leaders from Telangana too said that there would not be any compromise on the city. "Some forces in Seemaandhra are desperately trying to...
  • Sonia asks Telangana leaders to exercise restraint July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday asked Telangana leaders to maintain "restraint, brotherhood and cordial relations" with people of Andhra and Rayalseema regions as the process started for creation of a separate state. A delegation comprising Union Ministers S Jaipal Reddy, Balram Naik, MPs Ponnam Prabhakar, S Rajaiah,...
  • India will have a normal monsoon this year: MET April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: India expects total monsoon rainfall to be average in 2013, a minister said on Friday, strengthening prospects for one of the world's biggest grains producers to avoid widespread drought for a fourth straight year. India's first official forecast confirms a call by global experts last week, and points...
  • Was the Oil Ministry armtwisted by RIL? November 3, 2012

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily has said that it's a matter between the Ministry and RIL, and law would take its course. ...
  • KG Basin row: CAG slams Oil Ministry, says RIL's terms unconstitutional November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pulled up the Union Oil Ministry for agreeing to the conditions of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for the audit of KGD6 basin. According to sources, the auditing body told the Ministry that it should have been consulted before assuring the company. The...
  • News 360: Jaipal Reddy says PM took him into confidence October 29, 2012

    Jaipal Reddy denies reports that he was upset over being moved out of the Petroleum Ministry under corporate pressure. ...
  • Govt wasn't under pressure to shift Reddy: Digvijaya October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday ruled out any "pressure" on the shifting of Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy from Petroleum to Science and Technology Ministry. "The Cabinet reshuffle is the prerogative of the Prime Minister. There is no question of any pressure. Jaipal Reddy is a...
  • PM took me into confidence about the changes: Jaipal Reddy October 29, 2012

    Was Jaipal Reddy downgraded because of him being tough on Reliance and his inability to manage oil marketing companies better. ...
  • Excited to be a part of new ministry: Jaipal Reddy October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Dismissing all speculations of veteran Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy being upset over the change in his portfolio, the new Union Minister for Science and Technology said that he was "excited to be a part of this ministry" and called it an important one. Addressing a press conference after...
  • Emphasis on quick decisions, investments: Moily October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Stepping into a ministry that had in recent times was seen as indecisive, the new Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday promised quick decisions and creating an environment conducive for investment to flow in. Moily, 72, who replaced S Jaipal Reddy, said his priority would be to...
  • Govt rules out rollback of decision to cap subsidised LPG October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday ruled out a rollback or modification of its decision to cap supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) at 6 cylinders per household in a year as it will cast a "shadow" on the whole reform process. "No, absolutely not. There is no change (in...
  • Govt rules out rollback of decision to cap subsidised LPG October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday ruled out a rollback or modification of its decision to cap supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) at 6 cylinders per household in a year as it will cast a "shadow" on the whole reform process. "No, absolutely not. There is no change (in...
  • Sibal wants subsidy on LPG to continue for midday meal October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has suggested to Petroleum Ministry to continue providing LPG cylinders at subsidised rate for the midday meal programme this fiscal amid concerns that the scheme could be hit by the cap on cooking gas. Noting that the cap on LPG for the midday meal...
  • Govt rules out further hike in diesel, LPG prices October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday ruled out any further increase in diesel and cooking fuel prices even though the current retail rates are lower than their cost of production. "I am not so courageous," Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy said when asked if the Government will consider raising prices...
  • Jaipal stands by decision on gas allocation August 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Even as Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy led a delegation to Delhi seeking reversal of additional allocation of gas to Maharashtras Ratnagiri Power Plant, which led to a cut in supply of 2 mmscmd (million metric standard cubic metre per day) gas to the state, Union Petroleum Minister...
  • Cabinet committee may look at hiking fuel prices August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: With a highpowered ministerial panel on fuel pricing being scrapped, a Cabinet committee may consider raising the prices of diesel, LPG and kerosene, Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy indicated on Wednesday but refused to say when the issue would be taken up. After Pranab Mukherjee quit as Finance Minister...
  • Oil companies deny Vayalar Ravi's profit claim June 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Three stateowned oil companies have issued a statement denying that they are making huge profits and stated that the petrol price hike was necessary. The statement came in response to a letter by Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi to Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy saying the claim made...
  • Oil companies making profits: Vayalar Ravi June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Saturday pushed for reduction in petrol prices and said that the oil marketing companies are making false claims that they are incurring losses. He suggested that bold steps should be taken to reduce the recent increase in petrol prices. In...
  • Petrol price hike: Partial rollback likely soon May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Two days after the government announced the steepest petrol price hike ever, it may go for a partial roll back. However, Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Thursday indicated that it may take a few days. Reddy cut short his Turkeministan visit and met Sonia Gandhi's political secretary...
  • Oil Minister explains logic behind petrol price hike May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: With the party and the government coming under attack over the steep hike in petrol price, Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy is understood to have met Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and discussed the issue. The meeting comes against the...
  • As rupee tanks, fuel price hike inevitable May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As the rupee continues its free fall, a hike in petrol, diesel and LPG prices is likely this week. The rupee fell to a record life low of 56 per dollar on Wednesday. The rupee on Wednesday ended at a record closing of 56 per dollar versus 55.39 per...
  • Petrol price hike possible: Jaipal Reddy May 22, 2012

    Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy has once again hinted at the possibility of petrol price hike. ...
  • Immediate need to hike fuel prices: Oil Minister May 22, 2012

    Amritsar: With rupee depreciation leading to jump in oil import bill, Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday said there is an immediate need to raise fuel prices, but refused to say when the hike will actually take place. "It (price increase) is very essential but (before hiking rates) we have...
  • Petrol pump dealers defer nationwide strike April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Petrol pump dealers have deferred a nationwide strike from Monday after Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy has agreed to consider their demands that include levying charges for providing facilities such as air pressure checking, drinking water and toilets, dealers Federation said. The Federation of All India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT),...
  • US mulling sanction on India for buying Iran oil March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The US is contemplating potential sanctions on 12 countries including India and China for buying crude oil from Iran. A decision is expected by the end of June. The State Department said that Washington is currently in talks with these countries on ways and means to avoid the...
  • India to continue Iran oil import without violating law March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India plans to continue import of crude oil from Iran without violating any international law, Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy said on Friday. "We have a systematic plan for receiving oil from Iran," he told reporters on sidelines of the Asia Gas Partnership Summit. ...
  • Reddy rules out deregulation of diesel prices February 14, 2012

    Gurgaon: Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday ruled out deregulation of diesel prices and said he had demanded that the government compensate stateowned oil firms for the losses they made on not raising prices of petrol. "Deregulation of diesel in entirety is very difficult proposition...
  • India drawn to Iran's favourable oil terms: Reddy January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India wants to take as much Iranian oil as it can because terms are "favourable", Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy said on Monday, after talks between the two sides last week on payment options for $12 billion of crude a year following fresh US sanctions. "It will be our...
  • Ajit Singh recommends 49 pc FDI in civil aviation January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation ministry has recommended 49 per cent FDI in the airline sector. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said a cabinet note allowing foreign airlines to invest in domestic carriers will be floated. "Government will float cabinet note allowing foreign airlines to invest 49 per cent," Ajit Singh...