Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra’s elevation puts Odisha BJP on cloud nine

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today got a reason to cheer as senior leader Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum, was allotted a cabinet berth in the third major cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The party activists in the regional headquarters celebrated Pradhan’s elevation to Cabinet rank with extra responsibility […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dharmendra’s Cabinet induction: BJD says will watch how Odisha benefits

Bhubaneswar: Only time will tell how far Odisha will be benefited from Dharmendra Pradhan’s promotion, remarked BJD leaders after the Union Minister was elevated to Cabinet rank on Sunday. “It remains to be seen if he will work towards Odisha’s development. We expect that he will work for the State and for benefit of Odia […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
7th Pay Commission: Implement it for block grant teachers, low paid employees, demands BJP

Bhubaneswar: Alleging disparity in implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government must announce the recommendations for the block grant teachers and other low paid employees in Odisha. The BJP alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the 7th Pay Commission for the lakhs of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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7th Pay Commission implementation not so soon for Odisha govt employees

Bhubaneswar: A day after the BJP criticised the Odisha government for not implementing recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for government employees, several media reports on the BJD government mulling to implement it by Dussehra, started doing rounds. However, all these reports have not been substantiated yet. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had, last week, questioned […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Paika Rebellion: Dharmendra urges Union Culture Minister for memorial

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday wrote to Union Minister of State, Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a team to identify a suitable place in the Barunei fort for establishment of a memorial to commemorate the Paika Rebellion. He had earlier asked the Centre to erect the proposed national monument […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra urges State govt to resolve teachers’ impasse

Bhubaneswar: With the State’s block-grant teachers’ stir entering the fifth day today, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today met the agitating teachers and discussed their issues at the dharna place near PMG square here. He urged the State government to intervene in the matter at the earliest to ensure a smooth academic system. “CM Naveen Patnaik […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Pradhan launches 11 mobile medical units in State

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to provide healthcare at doorstep in rural pockets especially inaccessible areas of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today flagged off 11 Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) which will travel in rural areas across the State providing free primary healthcare services. Each MMU will have a qualified doctor,nurse , laboratory […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Naveen’s best administrator award is publicity stunt: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the CM’s credibility as an administrator has been exposed by the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling on mines scam in the State. The Outlook India Speakout best administrator award is just a publicity stunt and like blowing one’s own trumpet. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Utkal Express derailment: Union & UP Govt doing best to help victims, says Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Even as a clear picture is still to emerge on the exact number of casualties from Odisha, Union and Uttar Pradesh Governments are doing best to help the victims of the Utkal Express derailment at Muzaffarnagar, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. BJP MLA from Kuchinda Rabi Nayak had rushed to the accident site and […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Sexual Harassment Row In IIT: Student approaches CM, BJP President

Bhubaneswar: The PhD student who had lodged a sexual harassment complaint against a senior professor of IIT Bhubaneswar knocked the doors of Naveen Nivas today seeking justice. She submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding action against the professor. Prior to it, the woman had visited the State BJP office and submitted […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
End of deadlock: Odisha to pump Rs 700 cr to IOCL on loan for 15 years

New Delhi: The ongoing dispute between Odisha Government and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) was resolved on a mutual agreement basis, informed Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Addressing a press conference at New Delhi on Saturday, Pradhan informed that consensus has been reached between both the parties with Odisha agreeing to provide […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Naveen & Dharmendra meet, hopeful to resolve IOCL impasse

New Delhi: The meeting between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to resolve the stand-off on revenue sharing between the State government and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at the Odisha Bhawan today ended with a positive note. Though no statement was made by either of the leaders on the outcome […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dama displeased over scheduled Naveen-Dharmendra meet

Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced his scheduled meeting with Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, his Cabinet minister Damodar Rout expressed resentment over the meeting to discuss issues related to Paradip Refinery. “He (Naveen) could have summoned him (Dharmendra) for discussion rather to meet him directly in Delhi. Naveen is the CM and […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Naveen to meet Dharmendra on Aug 18 to discuss Paradip refinery issues

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Odisha Bhawan in Delhi on August 18 to discuss issues related to IOCL, Paradip refinery as a part of his four-day official visit starting today. He will also address a gathering at Outlook’s ‘Speak Out Awards’ ceremony in the evening of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra urges CM to look into ‘108’ ambulance staff demands

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to consider the demands of ‘108’ ambulance service staff including payment of wages and redressal of grievances related to job harassment. In his letter, he stated that 108 ambulance employees basically want wages on […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021