Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Pradhan appeals Nadda to add Odia as medium in NEET

Bhubaneswar: Blaming Odisha government for not facilitating local students to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in their mother tongue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today appealed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to reconsider its decision. “In the larger interest of the students of the state I request you to reconsider […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Pradhan says Odisha to get more 500 notes from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Charging the Odisha government of creating confusion among the public over demonetisation scheme, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said more currency notes of Rs 500 will reach market here tomorrow. “I wonder how the state government is creating confusion among the people over the demonetisation issue. There are about 20,000 outlets of SBI […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Odisha BJP Clears Draft Proposal On 10 Subjects To Grill BJD Government

The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today approved the draft proposals on 10 important political and social issues in its executive body meeting held at the party State headquarters on Monday.

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Pradhan proposes 'sister cities' tag for Cuttack and Bali

Cuttack: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today proposed to declare Cuttack and Bali as “sister cities” in view of the rich historic links between Odisha and Indonesia. Pradhan made the suggestion while participating in the ongoing three-day Kalinga-Indonesia Dialogue here at Ravenshaw University, pointing out that Cuttack had played a central role […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Pradhan blames Odisha govt for Encephalitis deaths

Bengaluru: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Odisha government’s “failure” to take preventive measures to check Japanese Encephalitis had led to the deaths of 50 infants. “The local government (Naveen Patnaik government) failed to take preventive measures, and that is the main reason for this kind of alarming scenario in Malkangiri district of Odisha,” […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
LPG not just gas, its catalyst for social change: Pradhan

Terming LPG a catalyst for social change, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Centre is striving to make cooking gas accessible to the poorest of the poor in the country and make villages pollution-free

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Oram, Pradhan ask Patnaik govt to give account of performance

Balasore: Two Union ministers today asked the BJD dispensation in Odisha to give an account of its achievements during the 17-year-rule and accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of “running the government though officers” instead of people’s representatives. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram and Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
7 ministers assigned party coordination work in non-BJP states

With eyes set on strengthening the party base in non-BJP ruled states, BJP president Amit Shah has assigned the task of coordinating the party's work in some such states to seven Union Ministers

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
International maritime conference to begin from Mar 20

Strengthening maritime security and trade among Indian Ocean rim countries will be the focus of a 3-day international conference to be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on March 20

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Petroleum minister refutes Odisha claim of Centre's apathy

Refuting Odisha government's allegation of Central negligence, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said state would benefit immensely from some decisions and earn additional Rs 2 lakh crore over and above royalty due to coal block auction

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Conflict in Iraq not to affect oil supply: Dharmendra Pradhan

As violence escalates in Iraq, the government on Friday said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in the nation's second largest crude oil supplier

  • Friday, 25 June 2021
Dhanu Jatra: King Kansa directs Minister Pradhan to build a cancer hospital in Bargarh

Bargarh: The demon king Kansa, who is ruling the roost in Mathurapuri of Bargarh town where the world’s biggest open-air theatre Dhanu Jatra is underway, on Tuesday directed Union PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to build a cancer hospital in the area. Pradhan was invited by Kansa to attend the Mathura Raj Darbar on Tuesday. Expressing […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
State-Centre face-off over Ujjwala scheme in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday lambasted the Odisha government for carrying out false political campaign against the Ujjwala scheme and said that it shows the ruling party’s apprehension about the rising popularity of the welfare scheme among the poor in the State. The response came a day after […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021