Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Naveen fighting elections issue-less: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday hit out at Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik stating that the CM is fighting an issue-less election as the BJD has no other agenda except citing Central-negligence. Speaking to the media, Pradhan said, “Even after 19 years of rule, Naveen babu and the BJD have […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJP promises rice, dal & salt at Re 1; BJD calls it 'biggest lie'

Cuttack: In a bid to woo voters, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced that BJP will provide food articles at Rs 1 if the party is voted to power in Odisha. “If the BJP comes to power in Odisha, it will provide 5 kg rice, 500 grams dal salt at Rs 1. Nearly, 3.26 crore […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Naveen's CM poser, Dharmendra's 'sop-opera': An attempt to press 'score' button!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha politics  witnessed a mutagenic turn of events on Saturday, when CM Naveen Patnaik for the first time in last 19-years made lack of CM candidate of an opposition party a big poll issue this elections. Why this is significant because, BJD so far has never given a damn on CM candidate of other […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD, BJP war of words hots up ahead of second phase polls

Berhampur: Ahead of simultaneous polls in Ganjam district on April 18, ruling-BJD and BJP today engaged in a war of words accusing each other of patronising criminals. Targeting BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held Patnaik responsible for the rise in criminal activities in the district. Confidantes of the chief […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan engages in verbal spat with cops; video goes viral  

Bhubaneswar: A video showing Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan engaging in a verbal spat with police officials at Burla in Sambalpur after landing at the MCL helipad yesterday has gone viral. According to sources, some police officials wanted to inspect the helicopter in which Pradhan had arrived. Subsequently, a heated argument broke out between the Union […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
'Parivartan' will ensure safety for women & children of Odisha: Jay Panda

Kendrapara: BJP national vice president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today came down heavily on the Odisha government alleging that in the last 19 years of BJD rule, the State’s development has taken a backseat and people have witnessed an unabated increase in crime. Addressing a huge public gathering at Karilopatana in Patkura Assembly constituency of Kendrapara, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
'Scared' Naveen terrorising poor people: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: In a sharp reaction to CM Naveen’s accusation that BJP government will stop all welfare schemes in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today lambasted CM Naveen and charged him of terrorising people out of the fear of loss. “Arguments, discussions and differences are common in a democracy but when top leaders start terrorising […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Modi visits Odisha only for votes: CM Naveen

Balasore: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the exit of Naveen Patnaik is certain, the BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister today hit back at the PM saying that Modi never stood with people of the State in difficult times. “PM Modi did not come to Odisha when the State suffered huge […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
BJD workers resorting to Goondaism is cowardice: BJP

Kendrapara: In another example of gross misuse of power, workers of the ruling-BJD today allegedly resorted to goondaism while opposing the Vijay Sankalp Samabesh of BJP at Kerilo Handibhanga ground in Mahanga area of Kendrapara today. As per reports, BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda along with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP’s Mahanga MLA […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Pradhan trains gun at Naveen; slams for unleashing 'terror' in Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar: With the campaigning for the fourth and final phase in Odisha coming to an end today evening, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has gone with all guns blazing at CM Naveen Patnaik. The ruling BJD has camped party’s senior leaders and workers from across the State in Kendrapara. The ruling party did so to […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
PM to visit cyclone-hit areas of Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Cyclone Fani ravaged districts in Odisha on Monday to take stock of the situation, officials said Sunday. The prime minister will arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in the city and undertake an aerial survey of the cyclone situation in the districts of Puri, Khurda, […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Dalai Lama, Patnaik, Pradhan donate for Odisha cyclone victims

Bhubaneswar: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan have come forward with donations for people affected by cyclone ‘Fani’, which caused widespread destruction in the state and claimed at least 35 lives. “As a mark of solidarity with the people of Odisha, I am donating Rs […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Cyclone Fani: Help pours in from all quarters for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following the declaration of Rs 1000 crore additional assistance to the cyclone Fani affected Odisha by the Centre on Monday, the State has now got helping hands from spiritual leaders, politicians, celebrities to cricketers. The ‘extremely severe cyclone’ Fani, which made landfall in Puri district of Odisha on May 3, caused unprecedented havoc in […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Renowned economist, Prof Baidyanath Mishra, passes away

Bhubaneswar: Renowned economist and educationist Professor Baidyanath Mishra breathed his last at his residence in Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar today. He was 99. Mishra was known as an educationist, researcher and economist, who contributed immensely for social development in Odisha. In 1949, Mishra had started his career as a lecturer from Ravenshaw University and later worked […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Oil India donates Rs 3.2cr towards free kerosene for Fani-hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Oil India Limited today handed over cheque of Rs 3.2 crore to Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) to bolster the State government’s efforts in rebuilding and restoration post cyclone Fani. The company’s General Manager Rajeev Singhal informed that the fund will help the people of the cyclone-affected area to get 10 lakh litre […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021