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Amitav Ranjan


I&B to drop paid news regulation in draft Bill
Fri, Dec 14, 2018

The Election Commission of India has certain rules on paid news in place, under which it disqualified Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra for three years in June 2017.

Govt fast-tracks process to search and select board-level PSU officers
Thu, Nov 22, 2018

All it needs to do now is to get clearance of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

Don’t amend law to let mining resume in Goa: LawMin
Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had requested the Centre to amend the MMDR Act to extend the tenure of mining leases to the year 2037 so that mining operations could resume in the state.

Will buy back govt shares or pay interim dividend, not both: ONGC to FinMin
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

ONGC is one of the three oil companies identified by the Ministry’s Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (Dipam) for government share buyback to meet the Ministry’s divestment target of Rs 80,000 crore.

Govt plan: Let ONGC focus on its big fields, give small ones to private firms
Tue, Nov 06, 2018

A six-member committee under Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was set up and given time until November 10 to come up with a firm plan after consulting all stakeholders.

Action against operators who shut oil pumps: Delhi Petrol Dealers Association
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

The DPDA has threatened to go on a 24-hour strike from the morning of October 22, to protest against the Delhi government’s refusal to cut VAT — which is higher than those in the neighbouring states, resulting in loss of sales in Delhi in favour of bordering states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

NGT saw red, government plans to ease green norms for realty
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

As per the proposed amendments, approved last week, new buildings or expansion projects less than 50,000 sq m would not require prior environment clearance and can be constructed “under the supervision of the state government” through urban local bodies or development authorities.

Centre extends NCLT member’s tenure
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

Section 413 of the Companies Act fixes the term of office of chairperson and members of all NCLTs at five years or 65 years, whichever is earlier. The act does not provide for any relief or exemption in the tenure beyond the superannuation age.

ONGC tells Virat Kohli, others to push brand
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Kohli is among the 179 ONGC elite sportspersons who have been asked to prominently display the ONGC logo — an important clause of the sports policy — on their clothing and talk about the oil PSU during their public appearances, whenever it is permissible.

Pointing to CBI shadow, Coal Ministry plays cautious on changing mining lease norms
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

On May 22 last year, a special CBI court sentenced three officials to two years in jail for allegedly allotting coal block to a private company on false net worth and level of preparedness.

Citing union pressure, Coal rolls back, puts on hold plan to let private firms mine for sale
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Coal India Ltd and its subsidiaries account for more than 80 per cent of domestic coal output and employed 2.50 lakh workers and 30,798 supervisors as of April 2018.

ONGC gas migration case: RIL arbitration award fit to be challenged, says Law Ministry
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Last July, a three-member arbitration tribunal by a majority vote had held that Reliance could contractually produce and sell any gas that might have migrated from adjoining fields of state-owned ONGC into its area.

In Rafale season, Centre rejects Russia’s request for Adanis as AK-rifle deal partner
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

In April, the two governments had agreed that the Russian firm, Kalashnikov Concern, will only partner government-owned Indian Ordnance Factories.

Journalist Upendra Rai’s assets seized, Government can book him under Secrets Act too
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Upendra Rai is being probed by the CBI and ED for allegedly extorting money from businessmen on the pretext of helping them settle cases of the Income Tax Department and other agencies.

Gandhi black belt to Republic-Day, Nobel talks to reality shows: Govt’s year-long Mahatma plan
Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Starting this October 2, events and activities will not only be held across the country, but Indian missions abroad too will participate actively in propagating the teachings and life of the Father of the Nation.

Oil Ministry to shut Biecco Lawrie; ‘no possibility’ of revival
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Currently, the government and its OIDB holds 99.46 per cent of company’s equity and balance is held by others including Balmer Lawrie and financial institutions.

Women in workforce dipping, govt plans to extend EPF subsidy
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Between 2004 and 2011, the year of the last Census, nearly 20 million women fell off the labour map, and there are no signs that this slide has stopped.

Lateral entry of officers: Search panel decides UPSC will choose
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

The ‘lateral entry’ route will also bypass the UPSC system under which 15 per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent for OBCs in the IAS.

Public anxiety over bank deposits, Govt to drop FRDI Bill
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

One reason cited for its withdrawal is that the misconception led to panic withdrawal of cash by depositors and eroded public trust.

CBI flip-flop again in IRCTC hotels scam case, official is named now
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Now, the CBI has named former Railways official Rakesh Saksena as the main accomplice in the chargesheet, after omitting his name from the FIR registered on July 7, 2017.

Why is today’s OPEC meeting important for India?
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Iran, the Saudis’ great adversary in the Middle East, is smarting under US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord, and wants to convey its hold on the cartel while mopping up as much oil revenue.

Fuel price reduction: We are already in the red, ONGC lets Minister know
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

ONGC chairman Shashi Shanker conveyed that the national explorer was “already in the red” after buying out Hindustan Petroleum Corp and bailing out Gujarat State Petroleum Corp in fiscal 2017-18.

To cut fuel rates, government works on ONGC plan
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Asked if the government could decide the cut tonight, an official said: " Maybe today, meeting is on."

Ukraine says kickbacks worth Rs 17.5 crore to Ministry of Defence officials, asks for help
Thu, May 31, 2018

“Despite the fact that the Ukraine alleges 17.5-cr kickbacks to MoD officials, asks India for help terms of the agreement had not been actually fulfilled, the parties signed statements of completion whereupon Spetstechnoexport transferred $2.6 million of budget funds to the account of Global Marketing opened in the UAE,” wrote the Chief Unit of Detectives of the NAB.

To reduce fuel price, government looks at ONGC to share the burden
Thu, May 24, 2018

Fuel price: An official said ONGC’s contribution could pare the required price increase in petrol and diesel by one-third with an additional marginal relief provided by reducing the dealers’ commission by 18 paise per litre on diesel and 23 paise per litre on petrol.