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CoS approves rejig of gas policy; city gas to get top priority

CoS approves rejig of gas policy; city gas to get top priority

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:29

A Committee of Secretaries has approved a rejig of natural gas allocation policy, giving city gas distribution firms like Indraprastha Gas Ltd top priority for allocation of domestically produced fuel.

Akal Takht restrains HSGMC office bearers from functioning

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 15:54

In a fresh directive, Akal Takht, the supreme temporal body of Sikhs, on Sunday restrained from functioning the newly elected office bearers of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).

Panel suggests separate law to protect NE people from attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:26

A separate law with specific provisions to protect people from the northeast living in different parts of the country along with amendment of sections of IPC has been suggested by a committee set up after increased attacks on citizens from the region.

Akal Takht steps in, Sikh leaders call off congregation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 23:21

Congregations of Sikhs here and in Karnal against the formation of a separate Gurdwara Management Committee in Haryana were on Saturday called off after the Akal Takht`s intervention but Haryana Sikhs today went ahead with the election of office-bearers for the ad-hoc committee.

BCCI will take up Jadeja penalty issue with ICC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 22:03

BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against its decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge.

JS Jhinda elected Haryana SGPC chief

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 20:38

Despite opposition from Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Amritsar-based SGPC, the newly set-up ad hoc committee of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) Saturday elected state Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda as its first president.

Reliance Power submits information on Sasan expansion to EAC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 16:53

Reliance Power has submitted additional information on expansion of coal mining for its Sasan power project in Madhya Pradesh for obtaining environment clearance.

SGPC row: Sikh leaders call off congregations as Akal Takht steps in

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:56

Stepping into the row over creation of a separate Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the Akal Takht - the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion - on Saturday asked the warring factions to call off the planned Sikh congregations in Amritsar and Karnal tomorrow.

EAC defers green nod to expansion of Sasan's 2 coal projects

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:10

A high-level panel has deferred green nod to production capacity expansion of Sasan Power's two coal mining projects in Madhya Pradesh for want of details like revised mine closure plan.

Four journalists detained in Iran

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:14

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of them with US-Iranian nationality, a media report said Friday.

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American: CPJ

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:08

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.