Putin seeks to ease fears over Russian economic crisis
Dec 18, 2014 at 20:02 | Source:
President Vladimir Putin has sought to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise. Speaking at his end-of-year news conference, which lasted over three hours, he blamed outside factors for the...
The largest vessel the world has ever seen
Dec 17, 2014 at 22:37 | Source:
Climbing onto the largest vessel the world has ever seen brings you into a realm where everything is on a bewilderingly vast scale and ambition knows no bounds. Prelude is a staggering 488m long and the best way to grasp what this means is by compari...
White House has not yet decided on Russia sanctions bill
Dec 16, 2014 at 06:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama had not yet decided how to respond to a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia over its activities in Ukraine, although some lawmakers said they expected he woul...
Oil plunges 3 percent to new 5-year lows after bearish IEA outlook
Dec 14, 2014 at 23:15 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil markets fell 3 percent or more to plumb new five-year lows on Friday after the world's energy watchdog forecast even lower prices on weaker demand and larger supplies next year.Benchmark Brent oil settled at below $62 a...
$100 bn in 24 hours: Putin's India visit puts pressure on Obama
Dec 12, 2014 at 09:30 | Source:
The just-concluded 15th India-Russia annual summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proven to be an unprecedented success. Key sources told this writer that in money terms all the twenty pacts signed by th...
PM Modi holds talks with Putin to boost cooperation with Russia
Dec 11, 2014 at 13:31 | Source:
New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further boost cooperation between the two strategic partners in crucial sectors like defence, energy and trade at a time when Russian economy was ...
Putin under pressure to show he can cure Russia's economic ills
Dec 04, 2014 at 04:30 | Source:
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin is under pressure to show he has a prescription to cure Russia's rapidly growing economic ills in his annual state of the union address on Thursday.Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, sharp falls in ...
October core growth jumps to 6.3%
Dec 02, 2014 at 04:12 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, Dec. 1: The core infrastructure sector expanded 6.3 per cent in October, driven by coal and electricity. The figures indicate a pick-up in economic activity. The eight core industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery product...
PM dedicates plant which will supply power to Bangladesh
Dec 02, 2014 at 01:30 | Source:
Palatana (Tripura), Dec 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday dedicated to the nation the second unit (363 MW) of a 726 MW power plant that will supply power to Bangladesh and seven northeastern states.The state-owned ONGC, Infrastructure Leas...
Gas auction call with coal
Dec 01, 2014 at 04:12 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, Nov. 30: The oil ministry wants its coal counterpart to make provisions for the auction of both coal blocks and coal bed methane (CBM) trapped in them. The government will put on sale as many as 74 of the 204 blocks cancelled by the Supre...
Modi's first trip to North East as PM, will inaugurate train line
Nov 28, 2014 at 15:32 | Source:
Agartala/Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be spending four busy days on his maiden visit to the northeast where he will address the country's top police chiefs, dedicate a train line from Meghalaya to Assam, commission a power project in T...
Vehicles on Rohtang should be fuelled by CNG: Green panel
Nov 28, 2014 at 03:15 | Source:
Manali, Nov 27 (IANS) The ice mass on high Himalayan mountain pass Rohtang, overlooking this tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh, is reducing rapidly due to air pollution and in the next 20 to 25 years it may vanish altogether, the National Green Trib...
Profile: Opec, club of oil producing states
Nov 27, 2014 at 02:12 | Source:
Opec, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, was set up in 1960 as an attempt by oil-producing states to assert themselves in a market dominated by the major multinational oil companies. It has expanded from its five founding countrie...