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Dismantling Global Hindutva conference: From 'open declaration of hate' to 'urgent and important', how Twitter reacted
Those that support DGH claim it takes aim at Hindutva and not Hindus, while those against it call it a thinly-veiled disguise for a Hindu-phobic campaign
Truth has a way of finding its way out: Anupam Kher to Princeton University students amid 'Dismantling Global Hindutva' row
Kher said that the desperate attempts by the DGH event organisers could only be "laughed at” and urged people not to react to their provocations
Overhauled oil policy to apply from 4th bid round; move aims at wooing private, foreign investments: DGH
Under OALP, companies are allowed to put in an expression of interest (EoI) for prospecting of oil and gas in any area that is presently not under any production or exploration licence.
The fields on offer hold an estimated 1.4 billion barrels of oil and oil equivalent gas.
In a bid to make it easier for explorers to find and produce more oil and gas, the Government has allowed companies to go beyond their allocated block boundaries if a discovery were to extend outside their contracted area
The government had in 2012 approved a $1.529 billion plan to produce 10.36 million standard cubic meters per day of gas from four satellite fields of block KG-DWN-98/3 (KG—D6) by 2016-17.
RIL said the "quantification of liabilities (if any) of the parties arising out of the Partial Award have to be determined by the Arbitration Tribunal after the Parties have made their respective submissions on quantification."
Taking a diagonally opposite view to CAG, Parliament's Public Accounts Committee today said RIL is entitled to recover all cost incurred on unviable gas discoveries as government's technical arm DGH had in the first place allowed it to retain the entire KG-D6 block area.
Government has extended by three months the tenure of A P Shah Committee looking into the dispute over natural gas migrating from state-owned ONGC's idle blocks in KG basin to neighbouring fields of Reliance Industries.
Ending months of logjam over discoveries mired in contractual disputes, the Oil Ministry has used the recently granted freedom to clear development of oil and gas discoveries worth about Rs 150,000 crore.
RIL has slapped an arbitration notice challenging oil ministry's decision to take away 814 square kilometer of its eastern offshore KG-D6 area that contained five gas discoveries.
The three finds can be quickly put on production by RIL using existing infrastructure of currently producing gas fields as well as those being developed.<br />
The Oil Ministry feels that taking away the discoveries and rebidding the finds may lead to delay in development
Reliance Industries has slammed the DGH's move to snatch 86 percent of its KG-D6 block area, including eight gas discoveries worth $10 billion, as "arbitrary" and said the oil regulator was responsible for the delay in developing the finds.<br /><br />
The ministry's technical advisor, DGH, has already cited practical difficulties in implementing the finance ministry's suggestions.
The government had in June last year appointed Rajiv Nayan Choubey, a 1981 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, as DGH.
The DGH has stated that the company should contractually give up 6,601 sq km out of the total 7,645 sq km total area in the block.
The DGH has rejected Reliance Industries' proposal to do a single test to confirm three natural gas discoveries in the flagging KG-D6 block, saying separate tests are required as the three finds are distant and unconnected.
Reliance Industries is ratcheting up its demand for free pricing of gas. If the government blinks, it should give the same benefits to the public sector units under it.