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Following the incident, Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill has declared state-of-emergency in the rugged South Highlands.
Urban areas in as many as 20 districts in the State are all set to get Piped Natural Gas (PNG), soon.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said supply of piped natural gas (PNG) project under ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ (PMUG) will be extended to 17 more district
The National newspaper today that at least seven people had died in the 7.5-magnitude quake on Monday, which struck 90 kilometres south of Porgera in Enga province.
Local media reported that aerial surveys of the worst-hit areas showed countless roads, bridges and infrastructure destroyed, along with private homes.
There was no official information on fatalities or injuries in the rugged region but one unconfirmed report of deaths.
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday made it clear that the government would not give statutory powers to upstream oil and gas regulator Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH).
PNG police arrested an Iranian journalist and refugee who had been acting as an unofficial spokesman for hundreds of men holed up in a closed Australian detention centre.
Australia has come under sharp criticism from the United Nations and human rights groups for its policy of holding asylum-seekers in offshore detention camps in the Pacific.
Some 600 men barricaded themselves in the camp despite water and electricity being cut off, citing fears of a hostile reception from locals near three new transition centres set up for them.
Chinese official media report claimed that India was planning to impose fresh anti-dumping duties this year on 93 products originating in China.
The High Court on Wednesday stayed the operation of the orders of the Hyderabad district collector allotting a portion of APNGO Bhavan near Gunfoundry in city to Bhagyanagar Telangana Non-Gazetted Off