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Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Tests COVID-19 Positive

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tested positive for COVID-19 and he has been admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. As per reports, the Union Minister had been in isolation after some of his staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Informing about the same, Pradhan took to Twitter and said that he got tested for […]

Rourkela Steel Plant Offering Incentives To Local Industries To Boost Consumption Of The Metal

Bhubaneswar: The Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of the state-run SAIL, on Sunday said it has started offering price-based incentives to local industries to boost consumption of the metal. The micro, small and medium enterprises can get an incentive of Rs 100 per tonne on distribution charge and Rs 300 on supplies from the local […]

Come And Innovate In India: Dharmendra Pradhan Appeals To Overseas Indian students

New Delhi: As the government pushes for a self-reliant India — ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ — Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has appealed to the Indian students enrolled in global universities to come back and innovate in their own country. Speaking at an e-meet or a video conference with India students across the world, […]

Eminent Odia Writer & Sarala Award Winner Manoj Panda Dies At 65

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur and award-winning short fiction writer Manoj Kumar Panda is no more. He died of heart attack in Bolangir district at the age of 65. According to sources, Panda was admitted to a hospital after he complained of uneasiness where he passed away while undergoing treatment. He had three published collections of short […]

Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan Hits Back At Congress On Allegations Of 'Profiteering' With Fuel Price Hike

New Delhi: After Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi demanded a rollback of fuel price hike and Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Centre is “profiteering”, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit back at the Congress, saying the collected money was used for welfare measures instead of personal benefit as allegedly prevalent during the […]

When It Comes To Faith, PM Modi Leads From Front: Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the Supreme Court for the Rath Yatra verdict, calling it “an inseparable emotion for Odias”. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde noted that the court is willing to modify its June 18 order which put a stay […]

'Honour' To Fly Stranded Odias Back Home: Pilot Madhusmita Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: People across Odisha are now sending their wishes to state’s first woman flight commander, Capt. Madhusmita Patnaik, who operated a special chartered flight bringing stranded Odias from UAE to Bhubaneswar yesterday.   Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also congratulated Madhusmita Patnaik and her team for undertaking the mission during […]

Dharmendra Seeks Direct Flights For Repatriation Of Odias Stranded In Other Countries

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday sought intervention of Union External Affairs and Civil Aviation Ministry in introducing direct flights for repatriation of Odias stranded in various other countries during Covid pandemic. Commending the work undertaken by the government in bringing back Indians hit by Covid crisis during stay in foreign […]

Freedom Fighter Padma Shri Bhabani Charan Patnaik No More

Bhubaneswar: Eminent freedom fighter and Gandhian, Padma Shri Bhabani Charan Patnaik, passed away at the age of 98 here on Thursday. He was suffering from old-age related complications and was undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in city, his family sources said. Patnaik is survived by two sons and three daughters. The Odisha government announced […]

Odisha CM urges people to read books to beat COVID-19 lockdown blues

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged people to read books as it “helps broaden knowledge base and stimulate minds”. Taking to Twitter, Naveen Patnaik, on the occasion of World Book Day, said reading helps us understand different cultures. “Books help us broaden our knowledge, stimulate our mind, give wings to our imagination […]

Earth Day: PM Modi & other leaders express gratitude to Mother Earth
Earth Day 2020: PM Modi, CM Naveen Express Gratitude To Mother Earth Amid COVID-19

New Delhi: Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier and a more prosperous planet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday on the occasion of International Earth Day at a time when the entire world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to Twitter, PM wrote, “On International Day of Mother Earth, we […]

Intangible Cultural Heritage list
Odisha’s Manabasa Gurubara, Chhau & Ravana Chhaya included in Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Bhubaneswar: Manabasa Gurubara, a traditional ritual of Odisha and two age-old famous performing arts from the State – Chhau dance and Ravana Chhaya were among the 106 items listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India. The list was launched by Union Minister for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi on Saturday. Informing about […]

Yogi Adityanath's father dies, condolences pour in
UP CM Yogi Adityanath's father no more, condolences pour in

Lucknow/ New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father Anand Singh Bisht died on Monday morning, an official said. “Honourable CM’s father left for his heavenly abode at 10.44 am. Our deepest condolences,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said in a statement. Bisht was undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department of the All […]

President Kovind, PM Modi & other leaders greet on Odia New Year
President Kovind, PM Modi greet people of Odisha on Odia New Year

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders on Monday greeted people of Odisha on the occasion of Odia New Year and Maha Vishuba Pana Sankranti. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister wrote in both Odia and English languages. “Happy #OdiaNewYear and Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti. May the coming […]

World Health Day: Amid coronavirus cloud, PM Modi thank health staff
World Health Day: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, PM Modi and other leaders extend thanks to health staff

New Delhi: As India has entered the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown and its total active cases of Coronavirus reached 3,981, this year’s World Health Day, unlike other years, assumed huge significance for lawmakers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other’s good health and […]

PM Modi avoids Holi celebrations amid COVID-19, extends wishes

New Delhi: In the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chose not to participate in Holi events as precautionary measures suggested by experts. The Prime Minister, however, greeted people on the occasion as the nation celebrates Holi, the festival of colours. In a tweet in Hindi, the Prime Minister said: […]

Odisha Offers Japan An Exclusive Industrial Cluster & Township Near Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With Japan government expressing interest to invest in Odisha’s steel sector, the Centre and state government on Thursday offered an exclusive Japanese Industrial Cluster & Township near here. Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday discussed prospects of Japanese investment for the development of an integrated steel cluster […]

Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan Seeks Japanese Investment In Indian Steel Sector

New Delhi: Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday urged the Japanese investors to invest in the Indian steel sector and also asked them to get into partnerships for transfer of technology. Speaking at a programme here jointly organised by the Steel ministry, CII and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Pradhan said […]

PM Modi Declares Open Inaugural Khelo India University Games

Cuttack: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. As many as 3400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will vie for top honours across 17 disciplines, including rugby which is among the six-team events. The PM launched the multi-disciplinary […]

Set Up Hostel For Minority Girls In Bhubaneswar, Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Centre

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum, Natural Gas & Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written a letter to the Centre seeking establishment of a hostel for minority girls studying in senior classes in schools or in colleges in Bhubaneswar. In a letter addressed to Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Pradhan urged the latter to set […]

PM Modi Expresses Concern Over Delay In Khurda-Bolangir Railway Project

Bhubaneswar: The Khurda-Bolangir railway project might see some brisk progress as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of the project at the first ‘Pragati of 2020’ meeting held at New Delhi yesterday. Expressing concerns over the inordinate delay in the completion of the project, Modi sought cooperation from Odisha government and directed Forest and […]

DoT Orders No Coercive Action On Defaulting Airtel, Voda-Idea; Dharmendra Pradhan Says Non-Telcos Not Liable

New Delhi: On a day when the Supreme Court-mandated deadline for Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to pay Rs 88,624 crore in past dues ended, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday decided not to take coercive action against defaulters during pendency of their appeals in the apex court for relaxations in the order. While […]

Odisha Demanding Census, But Denying Reservation To OBC, SEBC: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has questioned the Odisha government’s move to pass a resolution seeking enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and Castes alongside the upcoming general census in 2021 while denying State-wide reservation for the said categories. In a letter to State Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, Pradhan termed the move to […]

Why Mandal Commission Report Still Not Implemented In Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday questioned Odisha government’s intent on their request to include Socio-Economic Caste enumeration in the General census 2021. He alleged that despite possessing data from Mandal Commission in 1990 and SECC in 2011, Odisha government haven’t implemented reservation for people who belong to (Socially and Economically Backward Classes) and […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Slams Bollywood Over Anti-CAA Protest

New Delhi: Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan has slammed Bollywood celebrities who have opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), dubbing them “ill-informed” on the matter. Pradhan tweeted on Saturday that these celebrities — when they fell short of facts — stooped to hurling personal abuses at Prime Minister Narender Modi and his family. […]

No Need To Panic About Oil Prices: Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan

Kolkata: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday that the there is no need to panic about oil prices owing to present tensions between Iran and the US. “The government has taken a position to wait and watch and there is no need to panic,” he said on the sidelines of […]

No Crisis, Preparing To Deal With All Kinds Of Situation: Pradhan On US-Iran Tensions

New Delhi: With global oil prices hitting three-month high on heightened US-Iran tension, India is preparing to deal with all kinds of situations, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday, asserting that there was “no crisis” for the world’s third-largest energy consumer. Crude oil prices rose to a three-month high of almost USD 72 a […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Seeks Faster Implementation Of CGD Networks In Maha

Pune: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged the Maharashtra government to ensure faster implementation of City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks in the state. Pradhan was speaking after the ground-breaking ceremony of a City Gate Station at Jategaon near here. “Availability of natural gas in the region will encourage consumers […]

Congress Solely Responsible For CAA Violence In India: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday that the Congress was solely responsible for the country-wide violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Those were ‘sponsored’ protests which were being supported by the Congress, Pradhan alleged. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar on BJP’s Jan Jagran Abhiyan, Pradhan charged that Congress […]

Railway Tickets In Odia, Re-Branded Rajdhani Launched From Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petrolium Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday launched the much-awaited facility of unreserved railway tickets printed in Odia language and also flagged off newly modified Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express featuring Odisha’s art, heritage and culture from Bhubaneswar railway station. Expressing gratitude towards the Ministry of Railways, Pradhan said that the new facility of tickets […]

Dharmendra Pradhan, Sasmit Patra Roast Pak Army Spokesman For His 'Dubious Christmas Post'

Bhubaneswar: Christians are “butchered” in Pakistan, not in Odisha, snapped Biju Janata Dal MP Sasmit Patra on Wednesday at Pak Army spokesman Asif Ghafoor over his dubious “Merry Christmas” greeting to the community members in Odisha “under a Hindutva-obsessed environment”. On Christmas day, Ghafoor took to Twitter and wrote, “Very Merry Christmas to Christians in […]

Odisha Should Implement Ayushman Bharat: Union Min Harsh Vardhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today appealed CM Naveen to implement centre’s universal healthcare coverage scheme Ayushman Bharat in Odisha so that not a single person is deprived of quality healthcare. On the sidelines of a programme in AIIMS Bhubaneswar, where he unveiled a statue of former PM of […]

Greater Synergy Needed To Drive Innovation & Growth: Pradhan At CHEMCON 2019

Delhi: Union Minister for PNG and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan called for greater synergy between academia, industry and policymakers to drive innovation and achieve quantum growth while addressing CHEMCON 2019, the 72nd Annual session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers at IIT Delhi on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan focused on the importance of chemical […]

Pradhan Seeks Piyush Goyal's Intervention To Restart Angul Aluminum Park Project

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in mind the development of mineral sector in Odisha and boost the State’s economy, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the personal intervention of Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal to restart the project for up-gradation of infrastructure at Angul Aluminum Park in Odisha, with a renewed focus on ironing out bottlenecks […]

'India To Invest $100 Billion By 2024 In Oil, Gas Sector'

New Delhi: Even as the investment in world energy market is fast switching towards electric and renewables, India is set to further strengthen its carbon footprint with an investment of over $100 billion over the next five years till 2024. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, however, said that 60 per cent of this investment or $60 […]

BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district reaching the last lap. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who held several roadshows in the constituency seeking votes for party candidate Sanath Gartia, attacked Chief Minister […]

Birthday Wishes Pour In As CM Naveen Turns 74

Bhubaneswar: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Union Ministers to leaders cutting across party lines, wishes poured in for Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday as he turned 74. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Naveen on the special day. “Greetings to Odisha’s CM Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji on his birthday. […]

Avail Loans In The Blink Of An Eye: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: In just 30 seconds, Self Help Groups (SHGs) can avail loans up to Rs 50,000 while bank customers can get loans amounting to Rs 1 crore within 59 minutes, announced Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today at the launch of mega customer outreach initiative, ‘Grahak Mela Camp’ in Bhubaneswar by various nationalised banks. The initiative […]

Sonia Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik, JP Nadda To Campaign In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJD president Naveen Patnaik, BJP working president JP Nadda and Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan will campaign for their party candidates in the Bijepur Assembly by-election. The BJD, Congress and BJP submitted names of 40-star campaigners of their parties at the office of the […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Rises; Odisha CM Naveen Tumbles in 'Most Powerful' Rankings

Bhubaneswar: While four from Odisha not only made it to ‘The Indian Express’ power list 2019 but also registered an increase in ranks, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tumbled from 30th in 2018 to the 39th rank. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who continues to hold the powerful Petroleum and Natural Gas portfolio in Modi 2.0, has […]