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Vienna: Dharmendra Pradhan to represent India at OPEC meeting

Updated: May 20, 2017 18:30 IST      
Vienna: Dharmendra Pradhan to represent India at OPEC meeting

New Delhi [India], May 20 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be representing India at a meeting scheduled by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna on May 25.

The agenda of this meeting, to be attended by OPEC members and non-members, is a discussion on the contentious issue of extending the cuts in production, owing to surging output from the United States.

India imports 80 percent of its crude requirement, while 80 percent of the world's proven crude oil reserves is located in the OPEC member countries.

Being a key importer of crude oil, this meeting is said to be crucial for the government to deliberate upon various options available for oil and gas imports in the international space. (ANI)

PM Modi to engage with 200 CEOs over 'New India' ideology

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 17:40 IST     

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Abhishek Dayal takes over as Chief Information Officer in CBI

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 17:39 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): Abhishek Dayal took over as the Chief Information Officer in the Central Bureau of Information (CBI) on Monday.

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Malegaon blast case: Lt. Col. Purohit granted bail by SC

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 17:21 IST     

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Goa: 15 people injured after bus turns turtle

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:45 IST     

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India Day Parade held in New York

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:40 IST     

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AIADMK is 'united' again: EPS, OPS announce merger

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:36 IST     

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New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the progress of two key schemes related to the agriculture sector which are - Soil Health Cards and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 14:20 IST     

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Pune (Maharashtra), August 21 (ANI): Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is known for speaking his heart out in important matters, has again voiced out his opinion on those who try to rule people using religion as a shield.

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