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Likely in 2014: Royalty break, tax holiday in mega oil push

Tuesday 31 December '13

The new year could usher in the biggest reform in India’s hunt for oil and gas on the high seas.
Jayanthi ministry okayed projects, then sat on them

Monday 30 December '13

MoEF: Among 280 files ex-minister has returned, 70 of projects she approved
PM appoints panel to fast track BHEL chief’s extension

Saturday 28 December '13

BHEL has been consolidating under Rao and his replacement executive director Prakash Chand does not have the requisite board experience.
ISRO to shift satellite launch boundary for oil exploration by Cairn India, Tata, ONGC

Thursday 26 December '13

Site in prohibited zone has best chance of petroleum system, says Cairn India.
Taxpayer picked up $75,000 tab for deal between another diplomat, his maid last year

Sunday 22 December '13

A similar complaint was filed against another Indian diplomat by his maid two years ago in New York.
‘Clean’ coal blocks to get mining approval with rider

Thursday 19 December '13

Permission would be revoked if a legal case is made or a CBI inquiry is launched against the licensee.
CAG looking into decision to allow RIL higher gas price

Tuesday 10 December '13

The ministry says it plans to encash the guarantee if it is proved that RIL deliberately suppressed gas output.
PlanComm panel supports CAG view on usage of surplus coal from Sasan

Saturday 7 December '13

Report is categorical that benefits of its policy should not be made available to merchant power plants.
Ahead of polls, limits to political funding by corporates removed

Tuesday 3 December '13

The legislative department of the law ministry had earlier opposed the move.
After nuclear deal, India takes a relook at strategy on Iran

Wednesday 27 November '13

India bought 13 million tonnes of crude oil in 2012-13 from Iran.
Subsidiaries, JVs of all PSU oil firms to come under CVC watch

Thursday 21 November '13

Oil ministry issues guidelines for setting up vigilance administration.
Countering China: Vietnam offers five blocks to India on nomination basis

Thursday 21 November '13

Hanoi has offered India five exploratory blocks to ensure New Delhi’s presence in countering China’s enormous economic influence.
India to Qatar: Cut LNG price for more airline seats

Wednesday 13 November '13

Qatar offered to reinvest $3 billion each year from its crude oil and LNG sales as FDI and as portfolio investment.
CoalMin resists CAG audit of supply linkage decisions

Saturday 9 November '13

CAG report had only suggested that coal blocks could have been allocated more efficiently.
Mega panel to ensure timely completion of coal mining

Friday 8 November '13

Panel, headed by Coal Secy, can recommend policy measures.
Oil minister to urge FM to cut excise duties on branded fuel

Wednesday 6 November '13

Move will cut consumption, reduce carbon emission: Oil ministry.
With taxpayer funds, UPA plans election plug

Thursday 31 October '13

Plan panel asks ministries to ensure Centre’s share of funding in welfare schemes is displayed prominently.
Parikh panel for capping subsidy bill for ONGC, OIL

Wednesday 30 October '13

This would give oil companies the freedom to revise price every time,
India’s mining foray in Afghanistan on hold

Tuesday 29 October '13

AFISCO risks losing mining lease if it fails to commence mining within six months of the licence being granted.


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