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Shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off PNG: USGS

A shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off Papua new Guinea`s Bougainville Island on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued.

One dead, 77 hurt in riot at PNG immigration centre

One person was killed and 77 injured during a second night of rioting at an Australian immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea`s Manus Island, officials said on Monday.

Seven injured in three separate fire incidents

7 persons, including 2 children were injured in 3 separate incidents of fire where blasts took place in gas cylinder, a PNG pipeline and a fridge here this afternoon, police and Fire officials said.

Roll back hike in gas prices or face protest, says BJP

The state unit of the BJP on Friday said it will launch an agitation if the hike in the prices of compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped cooking gas was not rolled back.

Alleged witch burned alive in Papua New Guinea

The brutal slaying of 20-year-old mother of one Kepari Leniata has been condemned by Papua New Guinea`s Prime Minister, police and diplomatic observers.

Rescuers find bodies from PNG ferry disaster

Planes, ships have been mobilised to search for survivors from the MV Rabaul Queen, which sank in rough weather on Thursday.

Over 120 feared killed in PNG ship tragedy

More than 120 people are feared
dead after a ship with over 350 on board sank off Papua New
Guinea`s north coast.

Papua New Guinea ferry sinks; over 100 feared killed

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the
ferry, with about 350 people on board, went down 16 kilometres
off the coast of Finschhafen.

`Papua New Guinea mutineers hand in their guns`

The mutiny follows a prolonged power struggle between Michael Somare and Prime Minister Peter O`Neill.

Papua New Guinea mutiny leader charged

Yaura Sasa led a small group of soldiers in a mutiny in which the military`s top commander was briefly held under house arrest.

Big quake strikes PNG, no report of damage

The United States Geological Survey said the quake of magnitude 6.8 occurred 65 miles east of Lae.

Agartala to go green with CNG for vehicles

Deciding to "go green", the Tripura capital will now issue permits only to compressed natural gas (CNG) run vehicles to ply on its streets.

21 flee PNG cells through hole in wall: Reports

21 inmates have escaped a Papua New Guinea police lock-up by making a hole in a brick wall, in the latest mass break-out to hit the country, reports said today.

PNG facilities in over 200 cities by 2015: Jitin Prasada

Government Thursday said efforts would be made to provide Piped Natural Gas (PNG) facilities to over 200 cities by 2015.