Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Nobody is above law: Dharmendra Pradhan on raids on brother's LPG agency

Bhuabneswar: Days after Vigilance sleuths raided the gas agency of Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother Soumendra Pradhan at Handidhua in Talcher and registered a case against Soumendra in connection with irregularities and adulteration, the Union Petroleum minister on Tuesday said nobody is above law. The law will take its course if any irregularity is found. Asked to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother moves HC after Vigilance registers case

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother, Soumendra Pradhan, whose gas agency at Handidhua in Talcher was raided by the Vigilance sleuths on Saturday, moved the Orissa High Court (HC) today seeking anticipatory bail after the anti-corruption wing registered a case against him in connection with irregularities and adulteration. Another raid on Soumendra’s agency in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BJP-BJD mudslinging ahead of panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the February panchayat polls, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have indulged in mudslinging over the recent ‘expedited’ activities of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and State Crime Branch in the State. While the regional party hinted at Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s hand behind the Central […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Vig raid on gas agency of Dharmendra's brother creates political spat

Bhubaneswar: Political bickering today gained momentum after the vigilance conducted a raid at a gas agency owned by the brother of Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan at Handidhua in Talcher. BJP general Secretary Prithviraj Harichandan demanded the vigilance should not take a wrong step while coming under any pressure. Harichandan alleged, “As […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
City cops form special team to probe Rishi’s death

Bhubaneswar: A day after the kin demanded re-investigation into the death of Ashutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, the commissionerate police, which registered case as an unnatural death, has formed a special team to probe the mysterious death of the engineering student. The team will be headed by ACP (zone-3) Tapan Patnaik. All friends of the deceased’s, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Cyclones of Bay of Bengal weaker than hurricanes, but cause more damage: expert

Bhubaneswar: Funnel shaped and shallow, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years since 1891 of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation. “However, compared to hurricanes inthe west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and destruction. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Money constraint puts Kalpana's bid to scale Mount Vinson in doubt

By Dillip Pradhan Dhenkanal: She is a strong believer in destiny, but uncertainty looms large over her ambition to be the first Odia to scale all the highest peaks in all the continents of the world. Monetary constraints come in the way of her next two targets- Mount Vinson of Antarctica and Mount McKinley (also […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
After Jaitley, Rajnath praises Naveen, puts State BJP in a spot

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha BJP, which is all set to contest ensuing panchayat elections with the anti-BJD slogan, once again landed at a cross road after another party heavyweight praised chief minister Naveen Patnaik at a public rally in Uttar Pradesh. While Addressing a public gathering, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh recently appreciated the Odisha CM […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan to attend ‘Make In Odisha’ today on last day

Bhubaneswar: Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan are scheduled to attend the ‘Make In Odisha’ conclave as guests at the Janta Maidan here on the last day of the summit today. Besides, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Industries minister Debi Prasad Mishra, Odisha Skill Development Authority chief Subroto Bagchi […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Three ex-MLAs join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Three former MLAs and more than 50 leaders joined BJP at the party headquarters here today. Former Janata Dal MLA of Dharmasala (Jajpur) Guru Charan Tikayat, former BJD MLA of Gunupur (Nabarangpur) Ramamurty Mutika and former Janata Dal MLA of Bhatli (Bargarh) Kumarbar Behera formally joined the saffron party. Besides, BJD leader and Khurda […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Denying security to Pradhan a political conspiracy: KV Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that denial of security to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during his visit to Maoist-infested Malkangiri district on Monday was a ‘political conspiracy.’ Targeting chief minister Naveen Patnaik in a press meet, the saffron party also alleged that the minister was not provided security […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJP team visits Malkangiri to review JE situation; denied police security

Malkangiri: While the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district rose to 108 today, a five-member team of the BJP led by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reached the district this morning to review the situation. “In the preliminary state it seems that not only Japanese Encephalitis, but also Malaria Dengue, and malnutrition are […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
JE claims 3 more lives in Malkangiri; toll touches 108

Malkangiri: Vector-borne disease Japanese Encephalitis claimed three more lives in Malkangiri district today taking the total number of deaths in the district to 108. Three children undergoing treatment at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital (DHH) succumbed to the disease this morning. The deceased were identified as Ramesh Bisoi (3) of Kataguda village under Padia block […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
JE outbreak: Union minister along with party men to tour Malkangiri tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district touching 105 today, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan accompanied by the BJP State president Basant Panda and party legislature party leader KV Singhdeo are scheduled to visit the vector-borne disease affected areas of the district on Monday to take stock of the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Stern action against fuel pumps not accepting old notes: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to avoid inconvenience to citizens on account of demonetization of Rs 500, Rs 1000 bank notes in the country, Union Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has warned State-owned fuel pumps of stern action in case they refuse to accept old notes. While of Rs 500, and Rs 1,000 notes ceased from being […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021