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Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

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 […]

Speed Up Rourkela Smart City Project, Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Odisha CM, Union MoS

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday shot off a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri urging their personal intervention in expediting the Rourkela Smart City (RSL) project in Odisha. “Rourkela’s progress in the Smart City Project is a matter of great concern, Pradhan wrote, adding, it is […]

Oil Prices To Ease If Global Tensions Do Not Rise: Pradhan

New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said here that oil prices would ease if the ongoing global tensions do not increase. He also said that crude oil prices have already eased by a few dollars per barrel in the past few days. Crude oil prices surged as high as 20 per cent on […]

Conclave on making India global steel manufacturing hub

New Delhi: The Modi government seems determined to boost the country’s crude steel production capacity to 300 MT by 2030-31 in a bid to make India a global steel manufacturing hub. At present, China is the world’s largest steel producer with a production capacity of 928.3 MT of crude steel (2018), while India, with 106.5 […]

Direct flight to Dubai from Bhubaneswar sought

Bhubaneswar: Following the operations of direct flight to Bangkok from Bhubaneswar, the demand for a direct flight to other international destination like Dubai has been increasing steadily. Taking cognizance of the matter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh for his personal intervention towards the launch of a direct flight […]

Smart Learning: Odisha Students Now Get 184 Digital Classrooms

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated 184 digital classrooms at nine Kendriya Vidyalayas in Odisha on Saturday. The nine central schools where the smart classrooms wee inaugurated include six in Bhubaneswar, two in Khurda Road and one in Cuttack. The 184 classrooms were converted to smart classrooms at a cost of Rs […]

Odisha shines as a bright spot in Ujjwala Yojana scoring 8 crore today!

Bhubaneswar: With the country achieving the 8-crore LPG target mark nearly 8-months ahead of the schedule on Saturday under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), it is heartening to note Odisha figured among the top – 6 states that played a stellar role in making Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious programme realise this remarkable feat. And […]

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Odisha BJP begins process for organisational election

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started the process of holding organisational elections in Odisha unit with a day-long workshop of party leaders on Thursday. Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Pratap Sarangi, BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda and several senior leaders including MPs and MLAs attended the workshop. The party’s state functionaries, district presidents, Zilla […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Railway Min Approves Two Independent Train Services Between BBS-JNRD & BBS-JDB

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a boon for train passengers, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has okayed a proposal for running two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh-Bhubaneswar. Train no. 18437/18438 Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Express between Bhubaneswar & Junagarh Road and Train no. 18447/18448 Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express between Bhubaneswar and Jagdalpur, will soon run as separate […]

Noted Journalist Ranjit Guru Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Noted journalist and columnist Ranjit Guru passed away at a private hospital here following a brief illness, family sources said on Sunday. He was 61 and is survived by wife and a daughter. Guru, who was admitted to a private hospital here a few days ago, breathed his last in the early hours at […]

Pradhan makes aerial survey of Odisha flood hit areas

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of areas ravaged by heavy rain and flash flood in west Odisha and promised all possible assistance from the Centre. Pradhan, accompanied by BJP MPs Sangita Singh Deo and Basant Panda, made aerial survey of some of the severely affected districts – Bolangir, Kalahandi, […]

Pradhan urges Paswan not to merge CWC Bhubaneswar with Patna region

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged his cabinet colleague Ram Vilas Paswan not to proceed with the proposed merger of Bhubaneswar Central Warehouse Corporation (CWC) with Patna region. Pradhan wrote a letter to Paswan the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and sought his personal intervention and […]

Implement OBC quota in jobs, education: Pradhan to Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota in government jobs and educational institutions. In a letter, Pradhan requested the Chief Minister to implement reservation provisions for OBCs and Social and Economically Backward Classes (SEBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions in […]

Spill over of low kerosene off-take: Odisha surrenders 6000 KL of poor's fuel!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the ruling BJD had hit streets and created a huge uproar in 2017 over a cut in kerosene quota for the State by the Union Petroleum Ministry, the shocker two years down the line is Odisha failed to lift-off the allocated PDS Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) quota that led to lapse of […]

Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar & Bhubaneswar-Junagarh-Bhubaneswar for the convenience of the people in Kalahandi. In a letter released to the media on Friday, Pradhan sought the personal intervention of Goyal into the demands of the people of Kalahandi […]

Pradhan seeks Jaishankar's help for repatriation of 18 Odia workers from Dubai

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday sought External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s help for early repatriation of 18 Odia workers stranded in Dubai without salary for last four months. “These stranded Odias from Ganjam district have released video seeking repatriation and payment of their legitimate dues,” the Petroleum and Steel Minister said in a […]

Naveen Patnaik tasks 7 ministers, 18 MLAs with ensuring BJD's win in Patkura assembly poll

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik Monday tasked seven senior ministers and 18 MLAs with ensuring the party’s victory in the July 20 Patkura assembly election. The Odisha chief minister took the decision at a meeting of party leaders at his residence to defeat his friend-turned-foe Bijoy Mohapatra of the BJP, who will […]

Odisha to get maximum benefit from Union Budget: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday claimed that Odisha will get maximum benefit from the Union Budget 2019-20. Pradhan, who was here to launch BJP’s membership drive, said that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the budget in view of future benefits. “This budget is aimed at rural development and Odisha will be among […]

Centre to help Odisha be global hub of ancillary steel industry: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday that the Centre in cooperation with the state government will try to develop Odisha as a global hub of ancillary industry in the steel sector. Pradhan said the youth will benefit from the endeavour. India is the second largest steel producing nation in the world while […]

Dharmendra Pradhan asks MEA to help repatriate stranded Odia men

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar for the release of 10 Odia workers stranded in Dubai. The victims had released a video on social media seeking help from the Centre. “I came across an OTV news report dated 30.05.2019 regarding some Odia people who […]

Government forms two cabinet panels to check falling growth, employment

New Delhi: Hit hard by the 5-year low GDP growth and a 45-year high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent, the newly formed Modi government swung into action and on Wednesday, as it formed two new cabinet committees to check the declining trend in growth and employment and spur demand as well as consumption. A […]

Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet Telangana on Statehood Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the leaders who greeted the people of Telangana on its Statehood Day on Sunday. The state was formed from the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh on this day in 2014. “Greetings and good wishes to the people of […]

Modi's 2.024 Poll Vision: Steel To Dharmendra, MSME To Pratap

Bhubaneswar: The portfolio allocations in the Modi 2.0 have witnessed a paradigm shift as some of the weighty ministries saw a change in guard. And the tectonic shift extends very much into the domain of the two sworn-in ministers from Odisha. While Dharmendra Pradhan retained the Petroleum Ministry, the Skill Development & Entrepreneurship ministry has […]

Sarangi, Pradhan In NaMo 2.0: A Glance At Their Profiles

Bhubaneswar: Two political heavyweights from Odisha- Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi have been allotted berths in the second term of the Narendra Modi government. While Pradhan has been awarded a second stint in the Modi Cabinet for his superb governmental and party organisational performance, Sarangi’s induction to the Modi team has come as a […]

Modi 2.0 vs Modi 1.0: Odisha loses one cabinet berth

Bhubaneswar: While the Modi 2.0 today makes its grand beginning with the big inductions of BJP President Amit Shah and former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar into the Modi Cabinet, for Odisha it heralds a loss of a Cabinet berth as former tribal minister Jual Oram has not been included in the Council of Ministers, despite […]

Dharmendra Pradhan: From ABVP activist to Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: Known for his organisational skills, Dharmendra Pradhan is all set to be a cabinet minister again during the second term of the Narendra Modi government. Pradhan, who held important portfolios like Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development in the previous NDA government, was the prominent face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in […]