Author Archives: Biju Kumar

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21, injures dozens

A massive fire broke out at an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 71 more, just as the government wages a major crack-down on fuel theft. Scores of locals with jerry cans and buckets had been collecting gasoline that was gushing from a leaking pipeline when

UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Yemen rebels’ war

Fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals, UN experts said in a new report. The experts painted a grim picture of a “deeply fractured” country sliding

National Highway engineers told to comply with norms in issuing NOCs

CHENNAI: All Superintending Engineers (SEs) and Divisional Engineers (DEs) attached to the Construction and Maintenance Wing of National Highways have been directed to comply with the Indian Roads Congress-12-2009 (Guidelines for Access, Location and Layout of Roadside Fuel Stations or Service Stations) for issuing no objection certificate for roadside petroleum retail outlets by oil marketing