Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline to be completed by 2019

Kolkata, Aug 14 : The Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline (JHPL) will be completed by 2019, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. In the city for the West Bengal launch of a central scheme aimed at providing LPG connections to below poverty level households, Pradhan also said Piped Natural Gas (PNG) will be available […]

Spike in tourists in Himachal sets cash register ringing

Shimla, Aug 14 : Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist resorts Shimla, Manali, Narkanda, Kasauli, Kalpa and Dharamsala are chock-a-block with the tourists this long weekend, bringing cheer to tour operators and hoteliers as their cash registers are set ringing. Members of the hospitality industry said the tourist footfall was likely to cross the 75,000-mark across the […]

ONGC to invest Rs 823 cr for CBM gas development

Dehradun, Aug 14 : State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and its partners will invest Rs 823 crore to produce coal-bed methane (CBM) gas from Bokaro, Jharkhand, ONGC Chairman Dinesh K. Sarraf said on Sunday. “Investment decisions have been taken by ONGC Board for development of Bokaro CBM Block (BK-CBM-2001/1) at a total […]

‘Gold bond scheme placing high cost on government’

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, Aug 14 : The sovereign gold bond scheme may be merely diverting investments from one asset class to another and placing a high cost on the government without any real basis for curbing imports, says World Gold Council’s Managing Director for India Somasundaram P.R. “Sovereign bonds are a very urban […]

6,900 km gas pipelines to connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, India

Agartala, Aug 14 : The government has ambitious plan to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal, ONGC Executive director S.C. Soni said here. “As part of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-eastern region, 6,900 km pipelines would be laid connecting Sitwe (Myanmar), Chittagong (Bangladesh), most north-eastern states, […]