As Nepalese government started distributing subsidised firewood to the people of Kathmandu, China has offered to supply LPG to Nepal after gifting fuel to ease the crisis in the country, hit by acute fuel shortage due to a blockade at key border trade points with India.
Amid a blockade of trade points between India and Nepal by agitating Madhesi parties, China is mulling providing 1,000 metric tonnes of fuel to help the landlocked country tide over an acute shortage of petroleum products during the festival season.
In its efforts to raise more funds for tackling drought in the state, Maharashtra government has decided to levy a surcharge of Rs 2 on petrol and diesel while VAT on liquor, cigarettes and beverages have also been raised by 5 per cent.
A team of researchers has come up with a solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. A material called gallium phosphide enables the solar cell to produce clean fuel hydrogen gas from liquid water.
China on Saturday unveiled an "Internet Plus" action plan aimed at integrating the Internet with traditional industries to create a new engine to fuel growth, as the world's second largest economy shows signs of flagging.
Disruption of fuel supplies due to fighting between rebel groups in northern Syria is threatening the closure of hospitals and paralysing the work of ambulances and rescue services, an international medical charity said on Sunday.
Terming diesel as 'villain' of the air pollution, environmental experts said Thursday technology for better fuels was available and governments were keen to act to move ahead but only automobile industry seems to be 'stalling' it and they needs to be brought on board.