Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

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
Thousands participate in Bhubaneswar Cyclothon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to create awareness about health, environment and conservation of oil and gas, the Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA) today organised the ‘Saksham Cyclothon’ in Bhubaneswar today. More than 10,000 cyclists from all walks of life participated in the Saksham Cyclothon. The Cyclothon featured three categories — Saksham Elite Race (Men-33 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD is trying to cover-up Kunduli incident by destroying evidence: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today criticised the Odisha government for allegedly trying to cover-up the Kunduli gang rape and subsequent suicide incident. Addressing a presser here on Sunday, Pradhan reiterated for a CBI probe into the incident as attempts are being made to distort facts and evidences in the case. The Union Minister further […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Kunduli incident to prove death knell for ruling-BJD: Pradhan

Cuttack: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday once again targeted Naveen Patnaik over the Kunduli gang rape & suicide case stating that the Odisha CM is no longer capable of ensuring safety and security for women in the state. Speaking at the party’s ‘Mishrana Parva’ at Mahanga, the union minister took a dig at Naveen […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: BJP moves EC alleging misuse of power by BJD

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Alleging misuse of State machinery in bypoll bound Bijepur Assembly constituency, a delegation of BJP comprising Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, MP Bhupinder Yadav, Odisha in-charge Arun Singh and national spokesperson Sambit Patra today met the Election Commission (EC) in New Delhi demanding a free and fair by-election. In a four-page memorandum submitted to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Mahanga Development Council head Sarada Pradhan to join BJP

Cuttack: Popular leader of Mahanga Assembly Constituency in Cuttack district, Sarada Pradhan will join BJP in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on February 2. With the joining, Mahanga Development Council headed by Pradhan will also dissolve within BJP. The State BJP at a press meet in Nischintkoili today informed about Pradhan’s joining. “Petroleum Minister […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dharmendra urges Paswan to relax paddy FAQ norms for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan to relax the Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for paddy in Odisha to prevent distress sale. Stating that the quantity and quality of paddy have been badly affected by the unexpected non-seasonal rain last year, Pradhan […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha CM is drunk with power: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, being drunk with power is totally blind to the agony of the people of Odisha and he will be cursed for that, said senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday while targeting the former over the Kunduli gang rape incident. Addressing the public during a broadcast event […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dama Rout refutes statement of Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Former Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today refuted the claims of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who on Saturday had stated that the senior BJD leader had to pay a price for being vocal about the corruption that spreads till the third floor of the State Secretariat. “Dama Babu had said in Rayagada that the trail […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CM's office, a temple of trust, not BJD's property: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Hitting out at the Odisha Chief Minister and his office (CMO), Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that the office is not any party’s property, but a temple of trust for 4.5 crore Odias. “Honourable Chief Minister had said that his office is being targeted when there are no other issues. It is not […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pradhan seeks inclusion of 8 Odisha districts in 'aspirational districts' list

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in a letter urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to reconsider Odisha’s decision to not include eight backward districts in the Centre’s ‘aspirational districts’ list. Pradhan wrote that unwarranted controversy should not be created over the inclusion of the eight districts – Rayagada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Dhenkanal, Bolangir, Koraput and Malkangiri […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha facing constitutional crisis: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today stated that Odisha is facing a constitutional crisis and infighting within the ruling party has come out in the open. “The State government has deviated from the constitutional tradition and the ruling party is only passing time as they got a mandate in 2014. Definitely people will opt […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Refining and Petrochemicals Technology Meet kicks off

Bhubaneswar: The 22nd Refining and Petrochemicals Technology Meet got underway here today with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurating the event. The three-day meet has been organised by the Centre for High Technology of the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in association with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL). Addressing the event, Minister Pradhan said, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dharmendra slams Odisha govt for skipping Niti Aayog meet

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government for not participating in the two-day meet convened by the Niti Aayog in New Delhi from January 4. Opposing the Centre’s move to appoint Odisha Cadre IAS officers as Prabhari (in-charge) officers in eight most backward districts of Odisha – Kalahandi, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021