Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Mahanadi row: Dharmendra writes to Uma Bharati for free flow of water

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday urged Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati to ensure free flow of Mahanadi water that acts as a lifeline for Odisha. In a letter, Pradhan has expressed concern over sharp drop in the water level and requested Bharati to advice ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh barrages a bane for Bargarh farmers, fishermento open […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Damodar Rout
Damodar Rout 'dares' Dharmendra Pradhan to compete with him in election

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today dared Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to take him on in the upcoming Odisha Assembly elections. The BJD veteran dared Pradhan while addressing a news conference during the party’s district level executive meet in Puri. After losing election by 25,000 votes, Pradhan fled to Bihar and was elected to Rajya […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJD, Congress leaders join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Several BJD and Congress leaders ditched their parties for the BJP today joining the saffron party in presence of Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha BJP president Basant Panda and other senior party leaders here at the state headquarters. Well known Sukinda BJD leader Pradeep Bal Samant alias Tutu Bal, who had unsuccessfully contested […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
'Dreams of educated unemployed Odia youths shattered'

Bhubaneswar: Amid claims by opposition parties about cracks in BJD, the differences within BJP are out in the open with veteran politician and BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra alleging that dreams of Odia youths have shattered as they have been cornered when it comes to employment at the IOCL Paradip refinery and other Central projects. In […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Baijayant attack:  Condemnation later, blame game begins

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: A day after the attack on Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda during a visit to Jatiparilo village under Mahanga to inaugurate an overhead water tank, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today ordered the party’s Cuttack observer to look into the case amid political mudslinging. The chief minister, who had maintained silence for long […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Centre forms panel for 200 years celebration of Paika Bidroha

Bhubaneswar: The Centre today announced formation of a committee to celebrate 200 years completion of the Paika Bidroha, known to be the first freedom struggle of India. As per the announcement of the Union Culture Department, the committee formed under the chairmanship of Home Minister will have Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Besides, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Turn youth into ambassadors of govt welfare schemes: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today stressed on adopting new strategies to reach out to the people of the State. He urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to work towards turning the youth into ambassadors of the government’s public welfare schemes while addressing hundreds of Youth Ambassador Monitors at the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rabi Narayan Nanda
BJD leader slams Pradhan for not recommending passport centre in Koraput

Jeypore: Former BJD MLA of Jeypore Rabi Narayan Nanda lambasted Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today for ignoring Koraput while urging External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to set up seven more Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in Odisha. Talking to media persons Nanda said, “Yesterday I came to know through […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan's brother granted anticipatory bail in vigilance case

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today granted conditional anticipatory bail to Soumendra, the elder brother of Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in the vigilance case over alleged black marketing and adulteration of cooking gas by the agency in Talcher owned by him. The court has asked Soumendra to cooperate with the probe team during course of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan urges Centre to set up 7 more passport offices in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to set up seven more Passport Sewa Kendras in Odisha. “Growing need is felt to open additional POPSKs/PSKs to expedite issue of passports. I take this opportunity to request you to kindly issue necessary instructions […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
LPG connections in Odisha
PMUY effect: LPG coverage increases from 20% to 43% in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) coverage in Odisha reportedly increased from 20% of the total households in 2014 to 43% in 2017. “LPG coverage has increased from 20% in June 2014 to 43% at present in terms of penetration when comparing active customers with calculated current […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Unscrupulous petrol dealers will be treated with heavy hand: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said strict action will be taken against unscrupulous petrol pump dealers duping customers using micro chips. Responding to the complaints of cheating in several petrol pumps across the country, the Minister said the respective state governments can stop the racket if they want. The unscrupulous dealers can be arrested […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Odisha Parba
Curtains come down on 'Odisha Parba' at India Gate

New Delhi: The concluding day of ‘Odisha Parba 2017′ saw a huge turnout of people at the mega event organised to showcase Odisha’s rich cultural heritage, tradition and cuisine. Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu graced the occasion as Chief Guest while Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal was the guest of honour in the valedictory […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen makes maiden trip to Thakurani fest

Berhampur: A day after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited the famous Thakurani Yatra of Ganjam, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today offered worship at the makeshift altar of goddess Budhi Thakurani at Desi Behera Sahi here. Patnaik was accompanied by ministers like Usha Devi, Bikram Arukh and MLA Surya Patro to the spot of biennial religious […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dharmendra’s visit to Thakurani Yatra sparks off political slugfest

Berhampur: A day before the maiden visit of Chief minister Naveen Patnaik to the famous Thakurani Yatra of Ganjam district, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s trip to the fete triggered a political slugfest  today on the 27th day of the biennial religious extravaganza. Though the Petroleum minister stated that he prayed for the State, it is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021