Connectivity, institutional linkages and free movement of labour – these are all areas India has struggled with over the last decade.
In the recent HPCL and GSPC deals, ONGC was used by the Modi government as a convenient milch cow.
The acquisition would create India’s first integrated oil company.
The transaction will help the government cross its annual disinvestment target for the first time ever.
The decision to nominate BJP workers as non-official directors makes a mockery of the party’s 1998 manifesto and the government’s own guidelines issued in 2015.
Rather than allowing every protest to degrade into name-calling, where protestors are branded ignorant or anti-national, it may be worthwhile to engage with substantive issues raised by them.
Instead of taking concrete measures on energy, the government is dangling some tantalising proposals.
The deal between the Gujarat state government and ONGC did not get the required approval from minority shareholders.
Ayusmati S. Manaskanya, an oceanographer at the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, believes than an understanding of the Earth’s climate history can help make better statistical models to predict future climate.
The amount paid to the chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, is only a small part of the Rs 10,000 crore sought by him from the Centre to meet the committed liabilities that he inherited from the Gogoi government.
Ever since the 1980s, keeping “outsiders” out of the oil industry has been a deep sub-nationalist issue in Assam.