Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

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
Revival of Talcher Fertilizer plant on cards, PM to lay foundation

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly lay the foundation stone for the much awaited revival of defunct unit Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCI) at Talcher, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said after a review meeting in New Delhi. Apart from Talcher, four other sick fertilizer units- Ramagundam (Telangana), Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), and Sindri, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Nagada malnutrition deaths
BJP, BJD lock horns over infant deaths in Nagada

Bhubaneswar: Reacting to the affidavit made in the Orissa High Court in which the Jajpur district collector has denied deaths of infants at Nagada village due to malnutrition, Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has, on Monday, condemned the apathy of the Naveen government towards the incident. The ruling party’s apathy, negligence and irresponsibility towards the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BJP proposes renaming Janata Maidan as Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi ground

Bhubaneswar: A day before the BJP national executive meeting kick-starts in Bhubaneswar, the saffron party has proposed renaming the Janata Maidan, its venue for the two-day national executive meet, as the Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi ground in honour of the legendary saint-poet of Odisha. The proposal came from the Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BJD rally
BJD's bike rally to protest kerosene quota reduction

Bhubaneswar: Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD), the youth wing of ruling BJD, will be organizing a bike rally here on Monday protesting against the slashing of the state’s kerosene quota. BYJD will take out the bike rally from the state head office of the party and culminate at Raj Bhawan after passing through Capital Hospital […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Bhadrak unrest
Bhadrak unrest: Crime Branch begins probe

Bhadrak: After a considerable improvement in the overall situation of the curfew clamped Bhadrak, State Crime Branch has begun probe into the ‘abusive’ posts made on Hindu deities on Social Media that had erupted the unrest on Thursday. The investigative agency has been directed to file cases and take immediate action against all those involved […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan IAS association row
Storm in a tea cup! Do Babus need to be schooled in resilience?

By Kasturi Ray Our bureaucrats seemed disturbed, worried and a harried lot. They felt threatened after what Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said to one of the senior officers at the NIC event on Monday. So much so that in a show of strength they gathered at the Secretariat the next day to apprise the Chief Minister. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan
Centre-State in face-off over slashing of kerosene quota

Bhubaneswar: In an apparent face-off between Odisha government and Centre over slashing of kerosene quota, BJP has asked the State to check black marketing of the essential commodity before demanding for more while ruling BJD alleged the cooking gas under Ujjwala scheme is being distributed at party level only and not the eligible beneficiaries. The […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Utkal Express derailment
BJP to chalk out strategies for 2019 general elections in national executive meet

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the upcoming national executive meet of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), from April 15, would be held based on results of the recently concluded polls and strategies would be chalked out for the 2019 general elections. Speaking on the sideline of the Misrana Parva held at the party […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Harihar joins bjp
Comedian Harihar Mohapatra, Congress Angul president join BJP

Bhubaneswar: It was a ‘Sunday rejoice’ here for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as popular Ollywood comedian Harihar Mohapatra joined the national party at the Misrana Parva held at the party headquarters. “I like BJP; its works, principles, ideology and strive towards the growth of Odisha. Politics is such a platform where I can get a […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Pradeep Maharathy praises Dharmendra
Now Pradeep Maharathy praises Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: While laying the foundation stone of agricultural science centre here on Saturday, Odisha agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy praised petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and called him his ‘friend’. Maharathy also had some sweet gestures for Union minister for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Radha Mohan Singh. “We will support good works crossing party lines,” Maharathy said […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BS-IV grade fuel launched in Bhubaneswar by Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: India took a step forward for a clean environment by switching to BS-IV grade fuel that was launched formally by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dharmendra Pradhan from Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Pradhan launched the Bharat Stage (BS) IV grade fuels which coincided with formation day of separate Odisha province, also known as Utkal […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Political fight between BJD, BJP over Utkal Divas celebration

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the celebration of the Utkal Divas on Saturday, ruling BJD and the BJP are leaving no stone unturned to outperform each other in celebrating the day. For the first time, the ruling BJD would celebrate the day at district level. Ministers and Zilla Parishad members will attend the programmes at district level […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
R&D facility for Foot-and-mouth disease to be inaugurated at Arugul on Apr 1

Bhubaneswar: An International Centre for Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is scheduled to be inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Arugul in the outskirts of the Capital city on April 1. It was announced in a Press Meet organised by the Centre that Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy and […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
IE 100 most powerful Indians in 2017: 3 Odias in top 50

Bhubaneswar: Three persons from Odisha, Dipak Misra, Dharmendra Pradhan and P K Mishra have been ranked among the top 100 most powerful Indians by the Indian Express in a list that has been topped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second consecutive time. Dipak Misra, who is a judge of the Supreme Court of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021