Water vending machine of no use in Una

Water vending machine of no use in Una

The reverse osmosis (RO) water vending machine, installed by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at the Una railway station is lying closed for the last one and a half years, while the passengers are forced to buy packaged water at much higher prices from the market.

Illegal sale of LPG cylinders goes unchecked

Illegal sale of LPG cylinders goes unchecked

With barely any check by authorities concerned, the sale of illegal LPG cylinders continues unabated in the city. Showing a scant regard for norms and safety of the city residents, black marketeers can be easily spotted transferring gas from large cylinders

No easy way out for India

No easy way out for India

The saving grace about the gathering storms in the Persian Gulf is that President Trump’s foreign policy is driven by the intersection of US domestic politics and his own calculus in the November 2020 presidential election. Getting into a military conflict with Iran will be bad politics for him

NGT disposes of IOCL appeal against pollution board notice

NGT disposes of IOCL appeal against pollution board notice

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has disposed of an appeal of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) against a show-cause notice for the revocation of consent to operate served by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) under Section 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Farmers may be allowed to install solar panels soon

Farmers may be allowed to install solar panels soon

New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh said soon (15-20 days) a new scheme would be launched allowing farmers to set up 2 MW solar panels to produce power to be bought by the government. RK Singh, a former Union Home Secretary, said farmers could earn up to Rs 1 lakh per year per acre.

Centre for N-plants in Punjab

Centre for N-plants in Punjab

The Centre today said it was in the process of “exploring new sites in Punjab for setting up atomic power plants”. Replying to a supplementary by Anantnag MP Hasnain Masoodi on the shortage of power in Jammu and Kashmir during Question Hour

Rains elusive, power demand on the rise

Rains elusive, power demand on the rise

Following intense heat wave and ongoing paddy season, the power demand in Punjab reached its peak with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) meeting an exceeded demand of 12,775 Mega Watts (MW) this afternoon breaking last year’s record demand of 12,542 MW achieved on July 9.

Ambala, Thanesar to get CNG, PNG facilities

Ambala, Thanesar to get CNG, PNG facilities

Residents of Ambala City and Thanesar in Kurukshetra districts are set to get the double benefit of piped natural gas (PNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG). The work to lay the PNG pipeline has already begun in the two cities