Illegal coal mining despite ban: CAG report

Illegal coal mining despite ban: CAG report

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has contended that there was illegal coal mining in Meghalaya between April 2014 and December 2015 despite a ban on rathole mining by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

GAIL split first step to trading hub

GAIL split first step to trading hub

The government plans to set up a natural gas trading hub after unbundling GAIL India into two separate entities — a marketing and a pipeline company. The oil ministry is expected to move a cabinet note to split the state-owned firm soon as its marketing and pipeline businesses should be at arms-length and not provide any advantage.

Indian Oil Corporation in fuel switch drill

Indian Oil Corporation in fuel switch drill

Indian Oil plans to set up a diesel exhaust fluid plant in Bengal at an investment of around Rs 150 crore to support the introduction of Bharat Stage-VI compliant fuel from April 1, 2020. The investment is part of the company’s expansion plans in the state across businesses.

Iran says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ as crisis mounts

Iran says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ as crisis mounts

Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed escalating US sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he insisted that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions in the Mideast.

Cloud over Bengal pipeline project

Cloud over Bengal pipeline project

The development of a gas pipeline in Bengal — from Kanai Chatta near Digha to Shrirampur in Nadia — could be hit because of lack of clarity on the supply of the fuel from H-Energy Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of real estate firm Hiranandani Group.

End-Oct target for Bihar rooftop solar plan

End-Oct target for Bihar rooftop solar plan

The installation of solar power plants under the grid connected rooftop scheme will start from government buildings in Bihar. The selection of agency for this work has been done and the installation work is expected to start by the end of the current month.

Bhushan Power race on

Bhushan Power race on

Bids for Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd (BPSL) may top Rs 21,000 crore as JSW Steel, Tata Steel and Liberty House of the UK are all set to make an aggressive pitch to acquire the company under the bankruptcy process.

Piped gas spreads to East

Piped gas spreads to East

Eastern India is likely to garner a substantial part of the Rs 70,000-crore investments expected to be made by the winners of the ninth round of city gas distribution bidding. The government is partially funding the construction of the pipeline to boost gas consumption in the region.

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