Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

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
Dharmendra describes Naveen as ‘role model’ for politicians

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was described as a ‘role model’ for active politicians of the country by political rival and Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Odisha Literary Festival orgainsed by The New Indian Express Group here, Pradhan said, “I learnt from Naveen babu how to […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJP gives 'Challo Bhubaneswar' call for Nov 25 rally ahead of panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Odisha unit today has given ‘Challo Bhubaneswar’ call for its grand rally to be held on November 25 where party’s national president Amit Shah is scheduled to sound the poll bugle ahead of panchayat elections by addressing the party activists and public gathering. The saffron party prepared a […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahtab’s remark a fresh indication in Odisha politics: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the senior BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab’s statement of a possible BJD-Congress alliance to fight BJP that created a buzz in Odisha political sphere, top BJP leader and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today termed the regional outfit’s move as ‘selfish and unethical’. “We would welcome the selfish and immoral alliance if […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Encephalitis claims two more lives in Malkangiri; toll 74

Malkangiri: The death toll in Japanese Encephalitis went up to 74 in Malkangiri district today with the death of two more children. While a baby girl Mamata Madhi of Buduriguda village under Korukonda block died at the district headquarters hospital, a baby boy Bhima Madhi of Gouriguda village under Kalimela block succumbed to his illness […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
One more dies of Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: One more child died of Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri today taking the total number of deaths in the district to 73 in the last 50 days. The deceased identified as Bhima Madhi (5) of Gouriguda village died while undergoing treatment at the Kalimela Community Health Centre (CHC). He was undergoing treatment at the hospital […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Hospital fire: CM should resign on moral grounds, says Dharmendra

New Delhi: In the wake of the major fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar in the night on October 17 resulting in the death of 25 patients so far, senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Odisha chief minister should resign on moral grounds. “In the major […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dharmendra launches national seismic programme

Balasore: The national seismic programme aimed at tracing hydro-carbon resources was launched in Mahanadi basin at Taranga village under Soro block in Balasore district today. The programme was inaugurated by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan in presence of Odisha’s Steel and Mines minister Prafulla Mallick. Inaugurating the event, the Union minister said […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dharmendra slams Odisha Govt on Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the State Government over the Mahanadi issue, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has misled the media on formation of an expert panel mooted by the Centre to look into the matter. He alleged that the Odisha Government had demanded formation of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dharmendra flays Health Minister’s remark on Dana Majhi

Bhubaneswar: Taking a potshot at Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak over his statement on Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s dead body on shoulder, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the Minister’s statement in the House has revealed the unruliness of the ruling system in the State. In a social media, Pradhan said, “What kind of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan backs Odisha govt on Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today backed the Odisha government’s stance on the Polavaram Project, saying that the project undertaken by Andhra Pradesh is against the interest of the State. “The Odisha BJP since the beginning has been protesting against the project. The Odisha BJP is still against the current central government on the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Teacher on call: Dharmendra slams govt again

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan took a swipe at the state government today on ‘teacher on call’ issue. In his message on a social media on the Teachers’ Day (Guru Divas) and Ganesh Puja today, Pradhan said at present a total of 1,07,752 newly aided teachers, Gana […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Revival of FCI, Talcher to begin by Nov

Union Fertilizers and Chemicals minister Ananth Kumar today said the process for revival of the fertilizer plant at Talcher would begin by November this year

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
'Teacher-on-call': BJD lambasts Pradhan for 'Ola, Uber' remark

A day after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan compared the Odisha government’s ‘Teacher-On-Call’ plan to app-based taxi services like 'Ola' and 'Uber', BJD leaders have accused Pradhan of humiliating the teachers of the State

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
How beneficial is Mahaprayana scheme to the poor?

Though the Odisha government had launched Mahaprayana scheme on August 25 to provide vehicles to poor family members to carry the dead bodies of their near and dear ones who die in hospitals to their homes free of cost a day after the heart wrenching incident in which a poor man of Melhghar village of Kalahandi district had carried the body of his wife from the district headquarters hospital, the guidelines of the scheme tell a different story

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021