Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Book on achievements of tribal Odia hockey players released

Bhubaneswar: ‘Hockey Hai Zindegi’ (Hockey Is Life), a book on the struggle of tribal hockey players of Odisha was released by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday. The book was released at a function orgainsed by the National Yuva Cooperative Society Limited. Written by noted sports journalist Satyendra Pal Singh, the book is about the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BSKY better than Ayushman Bharat: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State government over deteriorating standards of healthcare services in the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a jibe at the universal healthcare coverage scheme of the Centre. Patnaik stated aliments and accidents never occur only to those who are below poverty line (BPL) […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 July 2021
Jharsuguda airport to connect 6 cities under UDAN-III

Jharsuguda: Commercial flight services from Jharsuguda airport will begin under the UDAN-III scheme, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today while addressing a press conference in New Delhi. Pradhan informed that flight services will start from Jharsuguda to Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Raipur. While SpiceJet and Alliance Air will start flight services between […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
PM Modi to inaugurate new campus of IIT Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new campus of IIT Bhubaneswar and also lay the foundation stone for IISER in Berhampur during his scheduled Odisha visit on December 24, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today. Through a tweet, Pradhan informed that PM Modi will also inaugurate several other development projects during his Odisha […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Pradhan, Patro engage in war of words over LPG subsidy, chit fund scam

Berhampur: Taking a dig at Odisha Food Supplies Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged that Patro and his son were grilled by the CBI in connection with their involvement in chit fund scam. Pradhan’s statement came during a ‘Jan Paramarsh Yatra’ in Digapahandi area of Ganjam district. Further responding to the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Shelter Home Shame: Pradhan writes to Rajnath Singh, demands action against accused

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Centre’s intervention in the sexual harassment of girl inmates at Dream Center shelter home in Beltikiri village of Dhenkanal. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Pradhan made a request for exemplary action against the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Citing the request from State president […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan slams Odisha govt over land allocation for Paika rebellion memorial

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today lashed out at the Odisha government alleging apathy in allotment of land for a memorial dedicated to the Paika Rebellion and instead providing land for a beer factory. Pradhan’s comments came during the Harekrushna Mahatab Jayanti programme in Bhubaneswar, where he said “Despite Centre’s letters to Odisha to grant […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
1 crore cases in 2 months? Pradhan questions Odisha’s tall claims on BSKY

Bhubaneswar: Challenging Odisha government’s claim of treating over one crore cases under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in just 60 days of implementing the scheme, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today criticised the State government for being intolerant towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing is as the sole reason for non-implementation […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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. […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Dharmendra seeks Odisha govt's support for petroleum reserve project

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today wrote to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking cooperation and support of the State government in execution of the Rs 6,500 crore-strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) project at Chandikhole in Jajpur district. Pradhan in his letter requested the state government for single window clearance by Industrial Development Corporation of […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Petroleum Minister launches SATAT initiative in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today informed that nearly 5 ,000 plants for extracting biogas from agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste will be set up by 2023 across the country. The Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) will be promoted as an alternative and in a bid to develop interest among the stakeholders in […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Centre approves proposal for Bolangir bypass

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: The Central government on Tuesday approved the proposal for a bypass road in Bolangir with an estimated cost of Rs 190 crore for land acquisition purpose. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, in a letter to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, informed about the decision. Locals of Bolangir town had been demanding and even staged demonstration […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021