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Minister asks foreign companies to set up manufacturing units

Bhubaneswar: Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Tuesday said foreign companies can immensely benefit by setting up manufacturing units in India as the country has set a target to produce 300 million tonne of steel by 2030-31. Singh said this while addressing a conclave on Capital Goods for Steel Sector here. The conclave was […]

Dama Rout calls Odisha CM Naveen a 'corrupt leader'

Bhubaneswar/Baripada: After spewing venom against the ruling-BJD, former minister and senior leader Damodar Rout on Sunday trained his guns at the party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by calling him a ‘corrupt leader’. While addressing a public meeting organised by Mayurbhanj Milita Kriyanusthan Committee in Baripada, Dama Rout said that CM Naveen does […]

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Indian companies to buy Iranian oil in November: Minister

New Delhi: State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have placed orders for importing crude oil from Iran next month when US sanctions on Tehran are due to take effect, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday. Reiterating India’s stand, Pradhan told reporters here on the sidelines of the 3rd India Energy Forum that the current surge […]

Food Security Scheme: CM Naveen's ‘vessel’ is broken, counters Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Presenting the difference between BJP-led Central Government’s Food Scheme and Odisha Government’s food security scheme, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today took a jibe at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stating that Naveen has got himself entangled in his own lies. Two days ago when BJD launched its Jana Sampark Padayatra in Bhubaneswar, Naveen had criticised […]

  • Friday, 04 Jun 2021
  • BJP
Fuel prices hit new highs, petrol almost Rs 91 per litre in Mumbai

New Delhi: Fuel prices in the country continued their upward movement on Saturday, with petrol costing nearly Rs 91 per litre in Mumbai. In the country’s financial capital, petrol was priced at Rs 90.75 per litre, up from Rs 90.57 on Friday, data on the Indian Oil Corp’s website showed. Petrol prices in the other […]

  • Thursday, 08 Jul 2021
  • Delhi
Skill development centers will be opened in all districts of Odisha: Pradhan

Bhawanipatna: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said skill development centers will be opened in all the districts of Odisha in phases to enhance skills, income and employment capability of youths in different trades. The Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister addressing a congregation at Dharmagarh said there will be regular employment Mela after the […]

Modi's whirlwind tour to Odisha ends; Fertiliser Plant & Jharsuguda Airport Inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: Amid tight security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Odisha to launch several projects including the inauguration of the much-awaited Jharsuguda Airport. He was welcomed by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Secretary AP Padhi, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, State Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera, Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Jena and other leaders after […]

BJD declined RS deputy chairman post offer: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: In a major revelation, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that an Odia and that too from the BJD was offered the post of deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, however the ruling party in the State declined the offer. “Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson post was offered to BJD, why they declined is better known […]

Pradhan hints at new political equation in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hinted at a ‘viable alternative’ to BJD and Congress by uniting other smaller parties ahead of the 2019 elections, speculations are now rife over the new political equation in Odisha. “BJP will unite all political parties against BJD and Congress and we will be successful,” Pradhan said […]

Pradhan urges Odisha CM to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel

Jharsuguda: Amidst outrage across the country over rising fuel prices, Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik to reduce VAT on petrol & diesel like other state governments. “The central government had already deducted excise duty on petrol and diesel a few months ago. Many states have started reducing the […]

State, Centre at loggerheads over proposed NTPC power station
State, Centre at loggerheads over proposed NTPC power station

Bhubaneswar: The proposal for setting up of an additional power station at NTPC in Talcher has now snowballed into a controversy between the State government and Centre. While the Centre wants the foundation laying ceremony for the proposed project to be held on September 22, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha, the […]

Pradhan writes to Naveen for ‘speedy approval’ of NTPC project

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressing displeasure over the delay in approval of the NTPC project in Odisha. The PSU has proposed to set up an additional state-of-the-art, latest environmental norms-compliant power station of 1320 MW at its existing location in Talcher. […]

BJD met ECI to submit info on case against Naveen: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took a jibe at BJD’s Puri MP Pinaki Misra over his statement that he met the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seek simultaneous polls in the State. Pradhan claimed that Misra met the ECI to provide information on the poll expenditure case pending against BJD president and Chief Minister […]

  • Friday, 30 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Union Min Pradhan blames UPA for rise in debt burden, fuel prices

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday blamed the Congress regime during Manmohan Singh’s prime ministership to have derailed India’s economy and also for the abnormal rise in fuel prices. He alleged India’s economy nosedived during the previous government leading to a huge debt burden. Pradhan also attributed the current rise in fuel prices […]

  • Thursday, 01 Jul 2021
  • BJP
Pradhan urges Odisha govt to set aside politics on job creation

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said Odisha’s development and creation of job opportunities for youth is not a political issue, but a collective responsibility. “I appeal to the state government to set politics aside and augment efforts being taken by the Central government in creating employment opportunities for the youth in Odisha,” […]

Elections 2019: BJD, BJP in race to win hearts of Prabasi Odias in Surat

Bhubaneswar: With general elections nearing, the BJD and the BJP seem to be trading blows in almost every other issue now. Now they are in a battle to win the trust of prabasi Odias staying in Surat. On September 2 & 3, local Odia Samaj is set to organise Odia festivals in Surat which will […]

SpiceJet operates India's first flight partially powered by bio-fuel

New Delhi/Dehradun: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday successfully operated India’s first test flight which was partially powered by bio-fuel. A concoction of bio-fuel mixed with aviation turbine fuel powered a SpiceJet’s Q400 flight which was operated on Monday. The flight was operated from Dehradun to Delhi. It was received by the key Cabinet Ministers […]

Pradhan plays 'Odia card' to counter allegations over RS deputy chairman election

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today played the ‘Odia card’ to counter the allegations of the Congress over the recent Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election following which political slugfest took the centre stage in Odisha politics. Following a slew of questions and allegations being made by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik […]

BJP's Mission 120 is now ‘Mission 420’: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: After Biju Janata Dal’s support to NDA-backed JD(U) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh helped the MP comfortably bag the Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson’s post, OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik slammed both the parties while claiming that the BJP has not just betrayed the people of Odisha, but also its own cadres. For Niranjan, the equi-distant policy […]

  • Friday, 04 Jun 2021
  • BJD
Taiwan Investors
Odisha govt assures help in Rs 43,000-crore Taiwanese projects

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday announced that it will provide all possible assistance to Taiwanese investors on their proposal to set up a petroleum downstream industry in Paradip. Official sources said that Taiwan’s state-owned CPC Corporation has proposed to invest USD 6.6 billion (Rs 43,000 crore) in a petrochemical project in Paradip using feedstock from […]