Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan goads BJD on Triple Talaq Bill

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today expressed hope that the ruling-BJD in Odisha will support the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Citing that the a few MPs of the BJD had opposed the bill in Lok Sabha, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the party which preaches development of women, should rise above the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP on course for winning 120 assembly seats in Odisha: Union Minister

Bargarh: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) today reiterated that the party is on course for winning 120 assembly seats in Odisha in the upcoming general elections in 2019. Speaking to media after the broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme in Bijepur assembly constituency, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the BJP is […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP tags Naveen's 'simple living , high thinking’ statement as farcical

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today took to streets citing BJD’s 17 years of rule in the state as a big failure and tagged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s ‘simple living and high thinking’ statement as farce. Coming down heavily on the BJD’s 20th foundation day celebrations in Puri, hundreds of activists of the saffron party held a […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP recalibrates its 'Mission 120' after Gujarat contest

Bhubaneswar: After Gujarat assembly election, the BJP seems to be reassessing its claims of winning 120 or more seats in Odisha since its calculations went awry in the ‘Modi’fied state. The saffron party which had set a target of 150 seats in Gujarat before the election, managed to grab only 99. The party said the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dharmendra eager to contest polls from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday expressed his keenness to contest the next general polls from Odisha, but left it to the party to decide whether he would contest Lok Sabha or Assembly election. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi to mark the 20th anniversary of OTV, Pradhan stated, “If […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BPCL partners with OUAT to produce biofuel from rice straw

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Sunday between Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) for production of biofuel from paddy based straw. The MoU was signed in presence of Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan. As per […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dharmendra lays foundation stone for 600km gas pipeline project in Sukinda

Bhubaneswar/Sukinda: Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today laid the foundation stones for new Dhamra-Angul and Bhubaneshwar–Cuttack–Paradip gas pipeline at Haripur, Sukinda in Jajpur district as part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. On this occasion, Pradhan said that this 600 km long natural gas pipeline project is a new year gift for […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bhubaneswar gets eastern India's first CNG stations

Bhubaneswar: The State Capital today became the first city of Odisha as well as eastern India to get compressed natural gas (CNG) station for use by two and three wheelers. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the station at a filling station in Chandrasekharpur and another at Patia. “By use of CNG instead of petrol and […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
NHAI assures to begin work on Brahmani Bridge soon

Bhubaneswar: Amid mudslinging between State and Centre over construction of the second bridge on Brahmani River near Rourkela, the NHAI authorities today held discussions with Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the Secretariat and assured to start the project soon after getting necessary approvals from State. “We have discussed all projects including some under Bharatmala scheme. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Union Minister Dharmendra dedicates two oil terminals to Nation

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday dedicated two oil terminals of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at Jharsuguda and Jatni in Odisha to the nation during a programme held in Malimunda of Jharsuguda district. Pradhan also dedicated the 1,073-km long Paradip-Raipur-Ranchi petroleum products pipeline to the nation. Speaking on the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Under fire for comments on Jayee Rajguru, Dama targets Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: A day  after claiming that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today defended himself questioning why Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan celebrated 200 years of the Paika Bidroha (Rebellion) in 2017, while Rajguru had fought the Britishers in 1804. “Paika Bidroha, the first freedom struggle, had taken place in 1817 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Paradip soon to be energy gateway: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated the Petrochemical Investors Conclave 2017 in Bhubaneswar with an aim to attract investors towards Petroleum and Plastic Industries. The conclave themed, ‘Purvodaya – The Dawn of New Investment Opportunities’, aimed at providing them a platform to interact with the business leaders. Speaking at the event, Pradhan stressed on […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pest menace in Odisha: Central team to visit affected areas on Nov 12

New Delhi: In order to assess the situation following pest attack on crops in Odisha, a central team comprising top agriculture experts will visit the affected areas in the State on November 12. The team headed by Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will visit worst-hit Bargarh district first followed by other […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Farmer deaths: Dharmendra slams Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan slammed the Odisha government today over farmer deaths and issues plaguing the farming community. The State government is corrupt and inefficient, alleged Pradhan. The government is a murderer, it is announcing packages after killing the farmers, he added. Targeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik indirectly, Pradhan said, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
6th edition of Odisha Literary Festival kicks off

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated the sixth edition of the two-day Odisha Literary Festival organised by The New Indian Express in Bhubaneswar in presence of senior journalists Prabhu Chawla, Shampa Dhar-Kamath and Srimoy Kar. Pradhan stated, “Platforms such as the Odisha Literary Festival should promote the glorious past of the Odia community. Due […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021