Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates first Safal outlet in Capital

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday inaugurated two outlets of Mother Diary Safal fruit and vegetable at Rajdhani Service Station of Bharat Petroleum and COCO Raj Bhavan of Indian Oil here in Bhubaneswar. The capital city became the third in the country with Safal stores at petrol pumps, after successful running in Delhi […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Steel Handling Dhamra Port
Pradhan invites Naveen in 'Bhumi Pujan' programme of Dhamra LNG terminal

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today wrote a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting him to attend the ground breaking ceremony of a LNG Terminal at the Dhamra Port in Bhadrak district. The ‘Bhumi Pujan’ programme for the Rs 6,000 crores project is scheduled to be held on July 8. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
International Yoga Day celebrated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The world is celebrating the third International Yoga Day today and Odisha is no exception. A function on this occasion was inaugurated by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Janata Maidan here in the city. Hundreds of People from various strata of society attended the function. The theme of Yoga Day […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan thanks Odisha
Dharmendra Pradhan writes to CM on UNESCO, ONGC keenness to conserve Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today apprised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the joint initiatives United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) plan to take up to develop Chilika Lake as World Heritage site and preserve the ecosystem […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in Balasore, Berhampur, Bhawanipatana soon

Bhubaneswar: In a reply to Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s letter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today stated that Centre has decided to open Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam) and Bhawanipatana. Swaraj wrote to Pradhan apprising about opening of three new passport service centres in the second phase since he had requested […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Petrol, diesel prices daily revision evokes mixed response

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The daily revision of prices of petrol and diesel coming into effect from today in the state has drawn a lot of flak. While most people complained that this move will create confusion, many said it is a measure to cheat customers. However, a few people commended the step. The price will be […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJD injecting fear among people over Mahanadi issue: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday accused the Naveen Patnaik- led BJD government of injecting fear among people of the state over Mahanadi issue. “The BJD government wants to create an atmosphere of fear in the state over Mahanadi river water issue instead of sincerely trying to meet the water requirement of people,” Pradhan […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha CM’s whip on corruption mere whitewash: Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: Coming down hard on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s whip on corrupt commission payment practices (known as percentages or pc) for government works at block level, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan criticised his comments saying they are just a whitewash and goes on to prove that such illegal practices are existent within the government machinery […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJP’s Mishrana Parva in Kendrapara: Local party leaders boycott event

Kendrapara: Two former MLAs and several other leaders joined BJP today at a ‘Mishrana Parva’ organised in the district here in the presence of Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Former MLA of Aul Dolagobinda Nayak and former Kendrapara MLA Utkal Keshari Parida joined the saffron party today at the event that began with a massive […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Bijoy Mohapatra BJP Infighting
BJP infighting intensifies over IOCL recruitment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Days after writing to Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan about employment not being given to Odias in the IOCL refinery in Paradip, senior leader of BJP Bijoy Mohapatra once again raised the issue today criticising his own party for taking sides with the Central PSU in the port town. “IOCL does not belong to BJP. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Good people are welcome to party: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: A day after an English TV channel aired a speculative report on Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda joining BJP, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the party welcomes people into its fold who repose faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah. Replying to a media query […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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
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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