Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Whining over EVM error a tradition of losers: Jay Panda

New Delhi: Exuding confidence that BJP will win maximum number of Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, party’s national vice president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda said Bharatiya Janata Party is growing in the State whereas the performance of other parties has come down massively. While leaders of the Opposition have already started blaming EVM following exit poll […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Tributes Pour In For Doyen Of Odisha’s Industrialisation Bansidhar Panda

Bhubaneswar:  Senior leaders of the State and thousands whose lives late Dr Bansidhar Panda had impacted, paid tributes to the industrialist and founder of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA), on his first death anniversary today. BJP leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram took to Twitter to offer tributes to the architect of modern […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
After Saffron Surprise, All Eyes On Odisha's Representation In Union Cabinet

Bhubaneswar: After winning eight Lok Sabha seats in 2019 polls against one in 2014 polls, arguably, there is an increased likelihood of more BJP MPs from the State getting included in Modi’s council of ministers. Eight party candidates-Jual Oram, Suresh Pujari, Pratap Sarangi, Aparajita Sarangi, Sangeeta Singh Deo, Basant Panda, Bisheswar Tudu and Nitesh Gangdeb- […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan: From ABVP activist to Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: Known for his organisational skills, Dharmendra Pradhan is all set to be a cabinet minister again during the second term of the Narendra Modi government. Pradhan, who held important portfolios like Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development in the previous NDA government, was the prominent face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Modi 2.0 vs Modi 1.0: Odisha loses one cabinet berth

Bhubaneswar: While the Modi 2.0 today makes its grand beginning with the big inductions of BJP President Amit Shah and former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar into the Modi Cabinet, for Odisha it heralds a loss of a Cabinet berth as former tribal minister Jual Oram has not been included in the Council of Ministers, despite […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Sarangi, Pradhan In NaMo 2.0: A Glance At Their Profiles

Bhubaneswar: Two political heavyweights from Odisha- Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi have been allotted berths in the second term of the Narendra Modi government. While Pradhan has been awarded a second stint in the Modi Cabinet for his superb governmental and party organisational performance, Sarangi’s induction to the Modi team has come as a […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Modi's 2.024 Poll Vision: Steel To Dharmendra, MSME To Pratap

Bhubaneswar: The portfolio allocations in the Modi 2.0 have witnessed a paradigm shift as some of the weighty ministries saw a change in guard. And the tectonic shift extends very much into the domain of the two sworn-in ministers from Odisha. While Dharmendra Pradhan retained the Petroleum Ministry, the Skill Development & Entrepreneurship ministry has […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet Telangana on Statehood Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the leaders who greeted the people of Telangana on its Statehood Day on Sunday. The state was formed from the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh on this day in 2014. “Greetings and good wishes to the people of […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Government forms two cabinet panels to check falling growth, employment

New Delhi: Hit hard by the 5-year low GDP growth and a 45-year high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent, the newly formed Modi government swung into action and on Wednesday, as it formed two new cabinet committees to check the declining trend in growth and employment and spur demand as well as consumption. A […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan asks MEA to help repatriate stranded Odia men

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar for the release of 10 Odia workers stranded in Dubai. The victims had released a video on social media seeking help from the Centre. “I came across an OTV news report dated 30.05.2019 regarding some Odia people who […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Centre to help Odisha be global hub of ancillary steel industry: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday that the Centre in cooperation with the state government will try to develop Odisha as a global hub of ancillary industry in the steel sector. Pradhan said the youth will benefit from the endeavour. India is the second largest steel producing nation in the world while […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Odisha to get maximum benefit from Union Budget: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday claimed that Odisha will get maximum benefit from the Union Budget 2019-20. Pradhan, who was here to launch BJP’s membership drive, said that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the budget in view of future benefits. “This budget is aimed at rural development and Odisha will be among […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Naveen Patnaik tasks 7 ministers, 18 MLAs with ensuring BJD's win in Patkura assembly poll

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik Monday tasked seven senior ministers and 18 MLAs with ensuring the party’s victory in the July 20 Patkura assembly election. The Odisha chief minister took the decision at a meeting of party leaders at his residence to defeat his friend-turned-foe Bijoy Mohapatra of the BJP, who will […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Pradhan seeks Jaishankar's help for repatriation of 18 Odia workers from Dubai

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday sought External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s help for early repatriation of 18 Odia workers stranded in Dubai without salary for last four months. “These stranded Odias from Ganjam district have released video seeking repatriation and payment of their legitimate dues,” the Petroleum and Steel Minister said in a […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar & Bhubaneswar-Junagarh-Bhubaneswar for the convenience of the people in Kalahandi. In a letter released to the media on Friday, Pradhan sought the personal intervention of Goyal into the demands of the people of Kalahandi […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021