Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

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 […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Odisha to get 3,700 medistores in 2016

A total of 3,700 chemist outlets will open in Odisha this year, minister of state Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Saturday

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
BJP promises to waive agriculture loans if voted in Odisha: Pradhan

Bhadrak: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Sunday that all agriculture loans would be waived in Odisha if the BJP comes to power in the state after 2019 Assembly polls. Pradhan was speaking at a function where former Congress MLA Madhababananda Mallick joined the saffron party with his supporters at Basudevpur in Bhadrak district. “The […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Odisha ideal location for setting up steel industries: CM

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha producing about half of the India’s iron ore, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state has become an ideal location for setting up steel industries. Patnaik said this while addressing the inaugural session of the Conclave on Capital Goods for Steel Sector: Manufacture in India here. “The state produces about […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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