Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

JEE Mains 2021
Relief For JEE-Main Candidates! NTA To Provide Another Chance To Appear For Test, Says Edu Minister After Maha Disaster

In what could be a major relief for the disheartened candidates of JEE Mains, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday (July 24) announced to provide a second chance to the candidates unable to reach test centres in heavy rain and landslide affected areas of Maharashtra.

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  • Sunday, 25 July 2021
Ruling-BJD targets Amit Shah ahead of Odisha visit

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today targeted BJP’s national president Amit Shah ahead of his visit to Odisha tomorrow saying it will have no impact as people have already rejected the saffron party. Shah’s visit comes in the wake of the BJP’s defeat in the Bijepur bypoll where its candidate lost to BJD by over 40,000 votes. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Ruling-BJD protests hike in fuel prices

Bhubaneswar: BJD leaders and activists held a protest meeting against increase in fuel prices at Master Canteen square in Bhubaneswar today. Earlier in the day, the protestors had taken out a rally from Raj Mahal to Master Canteen square and burnt the effigy of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The agitators threatened […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Dharmendra inaugurates Sun Temple beautification project

Konark: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the development and beautification project of the world-famous Konark Sun Temple undertaken by the Indian Oil Foundation (IOF), a non-profit trust of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on the ocassion of Utkal Dibasa on Sunday. Odisha has completed 82 years of its formation on linguistic basis after a […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJP, Congress against special category status to Odisha: BJD

Bhubaneswar: While politics over special category state status to Odisha continues, BJD MP Kalikesh Singh Deo today reiterated that the party will intensify its demand to get the status for the State even though BJP and Congress are against it. Speaking to OTV, Singh Deo said, “We know BJP doesn’t want Odisha to get the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll, a fight with CM officials rather than BJD: Pradhan

Bargarh: With only a day remaining for by-election to Bijepur assembly seat, the BJP today charged CM’s private secretary VK Pandian and officials of CMO with involving in the poll affairs of BJD in Bijepur. At a press meet, senior BJP leader and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan alleged that Pandian has sent 100 government officials […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Mudslinging between BJD, BJP continues over Bargarh cash seizure

Bhubaneswar: War of words between BJP and BJD is continuing unabated over the seizure of Rs 40.50 lakh in Bargarh with senior leaders of both the parties accusing each other of trying to lure voters with money power ahead of the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly constituency. “I dare Bargarh SP to hand over the case […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Veteran actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty, who had resigned from Congress party recently, joined the BJP today in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, State vice-president Sameer Mohanty, spokesperson Pitambar Acharya and other senior leaders at party’s State headquarters in Bhubaneswar. She said the ideology and nature of work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Pradhan slams Odisha govt for rejecting Centre's offer to relax FAQ norms

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State Government on Wednesday for rejecting the Centre’s offer to relax Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism. Pradhan took to twitter and stated the decision of Odisha to reject the Centre’s proposal, for relaxation of FAQ norms for paddy […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Modi's ideology inspired me to enter politics: Ollywood actress Mahasweta

Bhubaneswar: My entry into politics is inspired by the ideology of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Ollywood actress Mahasweta Ray while joining the BJP at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar today. Speaking to media persons, Mahasweta said, “BJP is gradually following the steps of our Prime Minister and the transformation is being seen in Odisha. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
No harm in removing Pandian on moral grounds: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: A day after few BJP activists resorted to vandalism at the official residence of Chief Minister’s private secretary VK Pandian, former BJD Minister Damodar Rout said that there is no harm in removing the bureaucrat on moral grounds if there are allegations against him. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has set precedent of removing people […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Pradhan blames CM Naveen for Sambalpur custodial death

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday blamed Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patniak for the custodial death and the subsequent riot-like situation in Sambalpur. Speaking on the sidelines of the inaugural event of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur City in New Delhi, Pradhan said the state government is […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur City flagged off

Bhubaneswar: Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday flagged off the much awaited Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, which will run via Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda and Rourkela. The train which will run once a week every Saturday, was flagged off through video-conferencing from New Delhi. It will run as […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Kunduli Row: Dharmendra lambasts CM for ordering SIT probe, questions impartiality

Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered SIT probe into the gang rape and subsequent suicide of Kunduli victim, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged that this is yet another attempt of the CM to cover up his own inefficiency. Briefing mediapersons, Pradhan questioned the significance of a SIT probe at a time […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Centre relaxes paddy FAQ norms for 15 Odisha districts

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre today decided to relax Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism in 15 districts of Odisha which have been affected by unseasonal rain. In reply to a letter from Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021