JD(S) stage protest against hike in prices of essential commodities

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Mangaluru : The members of DK District unit of the JD(S) staged a protest in front of the Mini Vidhana Saudha to condemn the hike in prices of essential commodities including fuel and LPG. The protestors alleged that the Union as well as the state governments have failed to check the rising prices. The agitators […]

Leakage from LPG bullet tanker at Uppinangady

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Uppinangady : Panic gripped Uppinangady and nearby areas following leakage from a bullet tanker on Monday morning. As per the sources, the tanker belonging to Total Gaz was carrying LPG from Mangaluru to Bengaluru and the tanker developed leakage after the lid came off when the vehicle reached Uppinangady. Following the incident an announcement on […]

Mukhyamantri Anilabhagya Scheme to see 49618 beneficiaries get LPG connection in DK

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district will see 49,618 beneficiaries without LPG connections get one under the Mukhyamantri Anilabhagya Scheme, district minister B Ramanath Rai said here on Saturday. Chairing a review meet on implementation of the scheme in the district, Rai said the administration has identified 49618 households in all eight assembly constituency limits in the […]

MRPL organises Oil, Gas conservation month from Jan 16 to Feb 15

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Mangaluru: MRPL is observing Oil and Gas conservation month from January 16 to February 15, 2017 in association with PCRA. The inauguration of Samrakshan Kshamata Mahotsav (Saksham-2017) as a part of the Oil and Gas Conservation Month was held in MRPL on January 16. H Kumar, Managing Director inaugurated the program and said that “the […]

Data collection by pvt agencies for Aadhaar not a good idea: SC

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to expedite the hearing of Aadhaar cases challenging the constitutional validity of the scheme but observed that data collection by private agencies is not a good idea. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar made the remarks after senior advocate Shyam Divan sought urgent hearing of […]

LPG bullet tanker topples near Nelyadi; no leak reported

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
LPG bullet tanker

Puttur: An LPG bullet tanker belonging to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) toppled near Nelyadi on Tuesday morning; no leak has been reported. The Quick Response Team rushed to the spot and took charge of the situation. Police, fire personnel and ambulances also reached the spot. Power supply throughout the area was cut off to […]

MRPL cut down Diesel production about 50 per cent and Petrol 30 per cent

Friday, May 6th, 2016
mrpl M. Venkatesh

Mangaluru : The Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL) on Thursday began the process of shutting down its Phase III operations thereby curtailing production of diesel and petrol by about 50 per cent and 30 per cent respectively due to water to drying up of Netravathi river. If it does not rain in a day […]

Protest against tanker driver’s murder

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Mangaluru : Hundreds of drivers of ‘bullet tankers’ (bulk tankers transporting LPG by road) on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Hindustan Petroleum Corporations’ LPG filling unit near Surathkal, demanding immediate arrest of culprits who had beaten one of their colleagues to death in Andhra Pradesh. Led by Centre of Indian Trade Union and […]

Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.25

Saturday, November 1st, 2014
petrol price

New Delhi : Petrol price was today cut by Rs 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates. The reduction in rates of petrol and diesel, which was deregulated for the first time in more than a decade, will be effective […]

Petrol price cut by 75 paise a litre; diesel hike put off

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Petrol price cut

Mangalore : The price of petrol was today cut by 75 paise per litre, the first reduction in five months, while the already unpopular monthly hike in diesel rates was put off during the election season. The reduction, effective midnight tonight, excludes local sales tax or VAT and the actual cut will be higher, varying […]