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PM sets target for higher oil production, less import by 2022: Petroleum Minister

PM sets target for higher oil production, less import by 2022: Petroleum Minister

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target that by 2022, India's dependence on oil import must come down at least by 10 per cent, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said during Question Hour that by 2040, India will consume the amount of oil equivalent to the amount of oil consumed by Europe. But he hastened to add that the government is taking all necessary steps to ensure "self sufficiency" in oil and hyrdo carbon production "Our Prime Minister has given a target that within next five years, when this country will achieve 75 years of our Independence, we have to reduce this dependence by 10 per cent. Knowing that challenge, we are preparing ourselves," he said. The government is augmenting the production; through efficient energy management depending on renewable and alternative energy and through conservation, the Minister said. The crude oil imports at present is accounted at about 82 per cent of the total domestic consumption. Last financial year, the same was at 80.9 per cent. The government today also disclosed that over the last three financial years, the amount of imported crude has been on the rise. In 2013-14, it stood at 77.6 per cent and rose to 78.5 per cent in 2014-15. The Government is planning to create energy self-sufficiency, he said adding even through diplomatic measures the issue is being attended to. "Through our good bilateral relations with a changing geo polity; with the emergence of India’s market capacity and the decisive Government under the leadership of Prime Minister; we are achieving that target also. This country will be assured with energy security for a longer period," he said. Most of crude oil production in the country is from fields in states like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and offshore areas, he said. To repeated queries from AIADMK members including from R Vanaroja, the minister assured that no oil exploration work in Tamil Nadu would either pose environmental hazards or would harm the local farmers. "In fact, we have convened a meeting here tomorrow on Tamil Nadu issue and I am inviting all of you to come. There is no contradiction between farmers' interest and development," he said. The Minister said the concerns are misplaced and that the oil and gas exploration and production at all domestic small fields will be as per established practices only. The statement is related to controversies arising out of the two recently awarded contract areas: Karaikal in Puducherry and Neduvasal in Tamil Nadu. In the past few weeks, concerns have been raised over the impact of proposed activities in these areas on agriculture and soil conditions. UNI DEVN SHK 2005

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PM salutes Deendayal Upadhyaya on birth anniv

PM salutes Deendayal Upadhyaya on birth anniv

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today saluted Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary.

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25 Sep 2017 | 12:07 PM
ED attaches Karti Chidambaram’s assets worth over Rs 1 crore

ED attaches Karti Chidambaram’s assets worth over Rs 1 crore

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) The Enforcement Directorate today attached assets worth Rs 1,16 crore of former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal,The ED has frozen bank accounts including fixed deposits worth Rs 90 lakh of Karti Chidambaram.

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25 Sep 2017 | 5:13 PM
Lathicharge on BHU students: Cong demands sacking of VC

Lathicharge on BHU students: Cong demands sacking of VC

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Strongly condemning the police lathicharge against students of the Banaras Hindu university who were protesting against eve teasing incidents in the university, the congress today urged President Ram Nath Kovind to dismiss the Vice Chancellor and institute a probe by a sitting High court judge.

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25 Sep 2017 | 5:14 PM
BJP meet lauds note ban, PM's diplomatic skills on China

BJP meet lauds note ban, PM's diplomatic skills on China

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) The BJP National Executive today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his leadership for leading India into a new era of diplomatic endeavours both in terms of enhancing nation's image overseas and also in helping improve relations in the neighbourhood.

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25 Sep 2017 | 3:42 PM
No need of anticipatory bail to Kavya : HC

No need of anticipatory bail to Kavya : HC

Kochi, Sep 25 (UNI) Kerala High Court has ruled that there was no need for an anticipatory bail to Kavya Madhavan, wife of Dileep, who is in remand in connection with the alleged conspiracy against Malayalam actress abduction and assault case, as the prosecution had given an undertaking that she will not be arrested.

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25 Sep 2017 | 5:14 PM
Amit Shah's comments against Rahul reflect his frustration:Cong

Amit Shah's comments against Rahul reflect his frustration:Cong

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Slamming the comments made by BJP President Amit Shah against party vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress today said the comments reflected his frustration over the failure of the NDA Government on all fronts.

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25 Sep 2017 | 2:44 PM
Amarinder calls for collective efforts to bring Punjab back on path of development

Amarinder calls for collective efforts to bring Punjab back on path of development

Chandigarh, Sept 25 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday called for collective efforts by all sections of the society to bring Punjab back on the path of development.

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25 Sep 2017 | 4:29 PM
BJP meet lauds PM's diplomatic skills in dealing with Pak, China

BJP meet lauds PM's diplomatic skills in dealing with Pak, China

25 Sep 2017 | 5:26 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Within days India made blistering attack on Pakistan at UN for its role in aiding and abetting terrorism, the BJP National Executive today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his astute diplomatic skills in exposing western neighbour and also help improve relations in the neighbourhood and enhance country's standing overseas.

Palestinian unity government to meet in Gaza next week -statement

25 Sep 2017 | 5:18 PM

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Sept 25 (Reuters) The Palestinian government will meet in Gaza next week to begin taking administrative control of the enclave from Hamas, a statement said, part of efforts to end protracted rivalry between the Islamist group and President Mahmoud Abbas.

Badal promised to waive off loans but did nothing in 10 yrs: Jakhar

Badal promised to waive off loans but did nothing in 10 yrs: Jakhar

25 Sep 2017 | 5:17 PM

Gurdaspur, Sept 25 (UNI) Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur candidate Sunil Jakhar today unleashed a scathing attack on the Badals on the farm loan waiver issue, charging Parkash Singh Badal with cheating the people of Punjab by backtracking on his promise to waive off the loans if the Akalis formed the government.

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

25 Sep 2017 | 5:23 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit President Mayank Pareek today said that the company had posted 22 per cent growth as compared to automotive industry growth of 9 per cent during the last financial year 2016-17.

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

25 Sep 2017 | 4:17 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was honoured with the ‘Icon of the Indian Cinema’ award while cinematographer Praveen Bhatt was honoured with ‘Special contributions to the Cinematic Art’ at the eighth edition of the Jagran film festival.

Ntl Workshop on 'Health System Strengthening' at Jipmer from Sep 26

25 Sep 2017 | 2:29 PM

Puducherry, Sep 25 (UNI) The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jipmer in collaboration with the School of Public Health, PGIMER-Chandigarh will organize the four-day“ First National Workshop on Health System Strengthening” from September 26.

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

25 Sep 2017 | 5:23 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit President Mayank Pareek today said that the company had posted 22 per cent growth as compared to automotive industry growth of 9 per cent during the last financial year 2016-17.

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