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Western academia should acknowledge virtues of Hinduism and call out those spreading Hinduphobia
India

Western academia should acknowledge virtues of Hinduism and call out those spreading Hinduphobia

The Hindu dharma represents the world’s most ancient continuously practised, indigenous spiritual and philosophical tradition

Dismantling Global Hindutva conference: From 'open declaration of hate' to 'urgent and important', how Twitter reacted
India

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
India

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
Business

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.

Govt to launch auction of 60 oil and gas field in second round of bidding on 9 August
Business

Govt to launch auction of 60 oil and gas field in second round of bidding on 9 August

The fields on offer hold an estimated 1.4 billion barrels of oil and oil equivalent gas.

Govt allows companies to explore for oil, gas beyond block boundaries
Business

Govt allows companies to explore for oil, gas beyond block boundaries

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

Reliance Industries, BP to invest $1.5 bn to develop satellite gas fields in KG-D6 block by 2022
Business

Reliance Industries, BP to invest $1.5 bn to develop satellite gas fields in KG-D6 block by 2022

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.

Panna-Mukta-Tapti: Govt asks RIL, Shell, ONGC to pay $3 bn; RIL says demand 'premature'
Business

Panna-Mukta-Tapti: Govt asks RIL, Shell, ONGC to pay $3 bn; RIL says demand 'premature'

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."

RIL entitled to recover cost on unviable gas discovery: PAC
Business

RIL entitled to recover cost on unviable gas discovery: PAC

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.

RIL, ONGC gas dispute: Govt extended the tenure of Shah panel by three months
India

RIL, ONGC gas dispute: Govt extended the tenure of Shah panel by three months

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.

Oil Ministry clears development of discoveries worth Rs 1.5 lakh cr
Business

Oil Ministry clears development of discoveries worth Rs 1.5 lakh cr

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 challenges oil ministry's decision to take away 5 gas finds
Business

RIL challenges oil ministry's decision to take away 5 gas finds

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.

Hydrocarbons regulator rejects ONGC's 3 KG gas discoveries
Corporate

Hydrocarbons regulator rejects ONGC's 3 KG 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 />

Oil Min seeks govt approval to let RIL retain KG-D6 gas discoveries worth Rs 8,728 cr
Corporate

Oil Min seeks govt approval to let RIL retain KG-D6 gas discoveries worth Rs 8,728 cr

The Oil Ministry feels that taking away the discoveries and rebidding the finds may lead to delay in development

RIL vs DGH: Co slams regulator for snatching gas discoveries arbitrarily
Business

RIL vs DGH: Co slams regulator for snatching gas discoveries arbitrarily

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 />

RIL gas price: Petroleum ministry  may go to cabinet
Business

RIL gas price: Petroleum ministry may go to cabinet

The ministry's technical advisor, DGH, has already cited practical difficulties in implementing the finance ministry's suggestions.

Two Oil India directors in fray among three for DGH top post
Business

Two Oil India directors in fray among three for DGH top post

The government had in June last year appointed Rajiv Nayan Choubey, a 1981 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, as DGH.

 Oil regulator wants RIL to give up 86% of KG-D6 area
Business

Oil regulator wants RIL to give up 86% of KG-D6 area

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.

Govt rejects RIL's proposal to do single test for 3 gas discoveries
Business

Govt rejects RIL's proposal to do single test for 3 gas discoveries

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 vs govt: Who'll blink first as Ambani ups ante on gas
Business

Reliance vs govt: Who'll blink first as Ambani ups ante on gas

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.