Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

41 newly elected RS members including Dharmendra Pradhan take oath

New Delhi: Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan were among the 41 newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs who took oath today. Of the 58 members elected from 15 states in elections last month, 41 took oath of affirmation. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was re-elected to the Upper House […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Pradhan writes to Patnaik for help on ethanol plant

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s assistance for setting up a Rs 750-crore ethanol plant in Bargarh district, as part of measures to promote eco-friendly alternative fuel. The plant is proposed to be set up by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) at Baulsingha in the district, he said. […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Centre urged for Central status to Utkal University

Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of Samajwadi Party today urged the Centre to grant Central University status to Utkal University which completes 75th year of its establishment next month. “Utkal University is the 17th oldest university of the country which was established on 27th November, 1943 to fulfil the hope and aspiration of the people of Odisha,” […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
OPEC should go for 'responsible pricing': Indian oil minister

New Delhi: India on Sunday pressed oil cartel OPEC to adopt “responsible pricing” for oil and consider the world’s third-biggest oil consumer as its preferred sales destination. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met OPEC Secretary General Sanusi Mohammad Barkindo to discuss “the current scenario of oil and gas industry of the world and exchanged notes on […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Jet fuel price hiked by 6%; LPG costlier by Rs 1.50 a cylinder

New Delhi: Jet fuel or ATF price was today hiked by a steep 6 per cent on firming international rates, the third straight increase in rates since August. Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) will now cost Rs 53,045 per kilolitre (kl) in Delhi, Rs 3,025 per kl more than Rs 50,020 previously, according to a price […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Fuel prices will come down soon: Pradhan

Ahmedabad: Attributing the recent rise in fuel prices to a hurricane in the US, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the rates will come down in the next few days. “Fuel prices have gone up recently due to the hurricane in the US. As the prices reduce in the international market, they will come down […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Fuel prices may come down by Diwali: Dharmendra Pradhan

Amritsar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today that fuel prices may come down by Diwali, which is next month. The comments come amid criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently. “Fuel prices may come down by Diwali […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Petrol pumps withdraw strike call over daily price revision

New Delhi: Petrol pump owners today called off their proposed strike over daily revision of petrol and diesel prices from Friday after the government agreed to change the timing to 6 am everyday instead of midnight. Until now price revisions used to come into effect from midnight but considering the fact that dealers would have […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
SP Odisha unit demands probe into petrol pumps tampering with dispensing units

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Unit of Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded an inquiry into short-selling of petrol and diesel by allegedly tampering with the system in dispensing units by petrol pumps. “We on behalf of Samajwadi Party Odisha State Committee draw your kind attention and request you to take an exemplary step in to aforesaid matter,” […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Pradhan advocates linking of Mahanadi and Rushikulya rivers

Berhampur: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today advocated linking of Mahanadi and Rushikulya rivers saying it will enable the creation of irrigation potential in several Odisha districts. “The linking of the two rivers will enable creation of irrigation potential in Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal districts and mitigate the nagging problem of drinking water scarcity in Berhampur […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Pradhan ridicules Mamata-Naveen meeting

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan ridiculed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and termed it as a bid to develop “mutual cooperation” to deal with chit fund scam probe. The Petroleum minister, barely an hour after the meeting between the two chief ministers of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Shah gets two lotus garlands, one tagged with 21, another 147

Bhubaneswar: BJP president Amit Shah was accorded an enthusiastic welcome by his partymen here today and offered two lotus garlands – one with 21 flowers apparently representing the Lok Sabha seats in the state and another with 147 blooms marking the assembly seats. Shah arrived to attend the BJP national executive beginning tomorrow and was […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
BJP has adopted twin policies

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the party has adopted twin policy of meeting people’s aspirations and strengthening the organisation ahead of the 2019 general election. “We pursue twin policies of fulfilling aspirations of the people through the government and creating strong political base to support the government,” Pradhan […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Digitisation of payment system to help poor: Pradhan

Puri: Digitisation of payment system would go a long way in checking corruption and exploitation of the poor by moneylenders, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Sunday. With digitisation, the poor people would be able to get loan easily instead of approaching money-lenders, who often exploit them, Pradhan said while inaugurating the 2nd […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Mortal remains of Pyarimohan consigned to flames

Bhubaneswar: Mortal remains of former Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra were consigned to flames here today as his near and dear ones and admirers bid a tearful adieu to the departed leader. The last rites were performed at the Satya Nagar crematorium in the presence of a host of dignitaries as Mohapatra’s son Sambit lit […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021