A few weeks after the Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari declared the coastal road connecting Odisha with West Bengal as a National Highway (NH), the Centre today approved the alignment of 550 km Digha-Gopalpur NH
Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of sleeping while Chhattisgarh obtained environmental clearance from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) for the Arpa-Bhaisajhar Barrage Project on May 8, 2015, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today advised the government to form a joint regulatory board with the Chhattisgarh government on sharing of […]
Bhubaneswar: The war of words between BJP and BJD over Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, which was launched in Sambalpur two days ago by Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the absence of local MLA Raseswari Panigrahi, is getting shriller by the day. BJP today reacted sharply to the statements made by the BJD legislators on the […]
Sambalpur: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said a target has been set to provide LPG connections to 30 lakh BPL women in the state in the next three years. Besides, 10 lakh people in the non-BPL category would also be provided LPG. “At present 33 out of 100 families in […]
Bhubaneswar/ Sundargarh: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan is among the senior leaders attending the proceedings of the second day of the BJP State executive meeting here, which began this morning.
Sundargarh: The BJP will prepare a blueprint for the panchayat elections slated for next year at a two-day executive body meeting of the party beginning here today.
New Delhi: Describing the Naveen Patnaik government as ‘inefficient’ and ‘bankrupt’, senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today questioned the figures on the success of his government trotted out by the Chief Minister yesterday. Pooh-poohing the state government’s claim of having constructed 10 lakh houses for the poor, Pradhan […]
Bhubaneswar: The Union Ministry of Commerce will set up a National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur with an investment of Rs 4,241 crore, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan here yesterday. Talking to newsmen, Pradhan said, “The first phase of the project, which will generate 1.5 lakh jobs, will be completed […]
He is already being talked about as the future Chief Minister of Odisha. As the NDA government completes two years in office, he has been rated among the five best performing ministers in the Narendra Modi government. But with an eye on the future, Dharmendra Pradhan has not restricted himself to the affairs of his ministry – at least not in Odisha. He has intervened in every major issue in the state – whether it is jaundice deaths in Burla or the repair of the Jagamohan in the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, frequently earning the wrath of the BJD government in the state. In this exclusive interview with Shubhankar Behera of odishatv.in, Pradhan talks about a range of issues: the results of the latest round of Assembly elections, the prospects for his party in the state in the near future, speculation about his Chief Ministerial ambition, the affairs of his ministry and much more
The BJP today came down heavily on the BJD government saying it has disappointed the people of Odisha during its 16-year rule
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has not rejected the proposal of its technical core committee on the repair and restoration work of Jagmohan of Shri Jagannath temple in Puri as reported in the media
BJP leader and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged the Centre to take up an industrial corridor project in Odisha
A day after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan questioned the Chief Minister’s silence on the raging controverrsy over Food Supplies minister Sanjay Das Burma alleged links with chit fund scamster Pradip Sethy, BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb on Thursday mounted scathing attack on Pradhan by asking him about his links with the Vyapam scam and the Dhalasamant brothers
Bhubaneswar: The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has planned to set up a super speciality hospital and two 100-bed hospitals in the state, said Union minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan here yetserday. The super speciality hospital, which will have around 500 beds, will be constructed at Bhubaneswar in a phased […]
Bhubaneswar: Clearing the ambiguity over the beneficiary list for implementation of Centre’s Ujjwala Scheme, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the list prepared by concerned State will be given utmost priority. “Though the Centre has lists of BPL families in all States, we will ask each and every State for an updated BPL […]