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Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

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Not A Good Sign For Asia As Similipal Is Burning, Says Pratap Sarangi; Odisha Forest Minister Seeks Report

Baripada/Bhubaneswar: Nearly 10 days after a devastating wildfire broke out in the Similipal Tiger Reserve and the adjoining sanctuary and continue to devour large chunks of the park in quick succession, the Odisha government seems to have woken up to the unprecedented environmental and ecological disaster now. On Wednesday Odisha’s Forest and Environment Minister Bikram […]

PM-KISAN: Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Odisha CM To Ensure All Registered Farmers Get Benefits
PM-KISAN: Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Odisha CM To Ensure All Registered Farmers Get Benefits

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said many farmers in Odisha are unable to get financial assistance under the PM-KISAN scheme due to non-compliance of procedural requirements and sought the personal intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in this regard. “Percentage of farmers receiving the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) […]

Hike In Fuel Prices ‘Temporary’, Says Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Petrol and diesel prices have reached record highs, creating problems and making holes in the pockets of consumers across the country. The petrol price had recently crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark in Sriganganagar town of Rajasthan. Even in Odisha, the extra-premium petrol has also touched the century mark in Malkangiri district. […]

Pradhan Writes To Harsh Vardhan For CoE On Marine Biotechnology in ILS Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the intervention of Minister of Health, Earth Sciences, and Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan with regard to the establishment of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Marine Biotechnology at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) in Bhubaneswar. “Keeping in mind the need to balance Odisha’s delicate marine […]

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Take Timely Step Before Situation Gets Worse: Dharmendra To Odisha CM Over Kotia Border Row

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over holding of panchayat polls by Andhra Pradesh in disputed region of Kotia in Koraput and other bordering villages, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday urged the Odisha Chief Minister to take timely action. “Andhra Pradesh’s effort to involve Odisha people in its panchayat polls by crossing the geographical border in Koraput, […]

Petroleum Products' Prices Depend On Int'l Markets: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the prices of petroleum products in the country are governed by international market forces. The reply from Pradhan came during the Question Hour. Congress member KC Venugopal had objected to the Minister’s response, saying that he was not putting forth the […]

Srimandir Admin Terms 35000 Acre Of Lord Jagannath Land Sale Report False & Motivated
NMA Heritage Draft Bylaws: Centre Assures Not To Hinder Puri Jagannath Temple Development

Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has assured that the heritage bylaws proposed by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Puri Jagannath temple will not hinder the developments of the shrine, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan held discussion with the union culture minister after coming across the news about NMA coming […]

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Govt To Give Rs 1 Lakh Cr Additional Income To Farmers: Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi: The government will provide Rs 1 lakh crore additional income to farmers that will be generated by converting waste into energy, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told Rajya Sabha on Thursday. He said the heap of waste at Ghazipur will also be cleaned soon to create energy. “We have started […]

ASI Team Reviews Ekamra Kshetra Beautification Project

Bhubaneswar: The discovery of remains of a temple and other structures near the Suka-Sari temple complex, close to Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar has not only created a buzz but also caught the attention of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A team of ASI led by the Joint Director General (Archaeology) Sanjay Kumar Manjul on […]

Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan Seeks Scientific Excavation Of Ekamra Kshetra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday sought Centre’s intervention in carrying out a detailed scientific excavation of the heritage-rich Ekamra Kshetra in Bhubaneswar. The move comes in the backdrop of findings of invaluable remains of an ancient temple floor on the north-west corner of Suka Sari temple by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]

DPR Of Brownfield Expansion Project Of Nalco's CPP And Smelter At Angul Is Underway: Union Min Joshi

Bhubaneswar: Union Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi has said that preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the 0.5 Mtpa brownfield expansion project of Nalcos captive power plant (CPP) and smelter at Angul is underway. In a letter to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Joshi said there is no change in the brownfield […]

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Coastal Highway To Become Lifeline Of Odisha: Dharmendra

Kendrapara: The Gopalpur-Digha proposed coastal highway has the potential to become the lifeline of Odisha, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday. Pradhan was speaking at a programme organised at the Circuit House here in Kendrapara after visiting Bhitarakanika sanctuary which reopened today after nine days of hiatus for crocodile census. During the occasion, […]

Will Sambalpur See Dharmendra's Candidacy In 2024 Polls, Minister's Statement Sparks Speculations
Will Sambalpur See Dharmendra's Candidacy In 2024 Polls, Minister's Statement Sparks Speculations

Sambalpur: The political corridors in Odisha are abuzz with speculations whether senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will contest the next general election from Sambalpur parliamentary constituency. The speculations were triggered by the interpretation of a statement made by the union minister in Khinda area of Sambalpur district today. Pradhan addressed the people […]

Puri King, Odisha Governor Kick Start Ram Temple Fund Collection Drive

Bhubaneswar: The fund collection drive (Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan) for the proposed Ram temple at Ayodhya kick started in Odisha on Friday with the participation of Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal, Puri King Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Taking to the occasion, Pradhan said, “I am fortunate to be a part of […]

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D Prakash Rao's Demise: Condolences Pour In, PM Modi Recalls Meeting With The Padma Shri Awardee

Bhubaneswar: Condolences began pouring in from various quarters after the sad demise of eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik among others reminiscing his dedication and tireless efforts for the uplift of the downtrodden children. In a tweet, the […]

Mahanga Double Murder: One Accused Surrenders Before JMFC Court
Mahanga Double Murder: 'I Am Being Framed' - Ex Block Chairman Cries Foul

Cuttack: Bhikari Swain – one of the accused arrested in connection with the Mahanga double murder case – has claimed that he has been falsely implicated by the family members of slain BJP leader Kulamani Baral. Swain was being taken for a medical examination on Tuesday when he alleged that Kulamani’s son Ramakant Baral and […]

Bindusagar Lake Rejuvenation Project Launched In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday launched the much-awaited Bindusagar cleaning initiative. Bindusagar, one of the natural heritage and holy lakes in temple city Bhubaneswar, is situated in the north of Lingaraj temple. The estimated cost for the revival and cleaning of the iconic lake is Rs 70 […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Flags Off Equipment For Indian Oil's MEG Plant At Paradip

Ahmedabad: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday flagged off from L&T’s Hazira plant in Surat district critical components bound for Indian Oil’s MEG (mono-ethylene glycol) plant coming up at the refinery-cum-petrochemical complex at Paradip. During his visit to Surat in Gujarat, the minister flagged off the equipment from the engineering and construction giant Larsen […]

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Naveen’s ‘Voiceless’ Jibe Will Help Me Work Hard: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Around a fortnight after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik slammed the leaders of the national parties in Odisha as voiceless, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reacted to the CM’s comments in a sarcastic manner and said that his remarks will give him the impetus to work hard for the interest of the State. While […]

Odisha Govt Lacks Political Will To Implement Quota For OBC, Economical Weaker Sections: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: There is lack of political will to implement the 27% reservation for OBCs and 10 % for the economical weaker sections in Odisha, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan’s statement came two days after he shot off a letter to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, urging him to provide reservation for OBCs […]

Indian Oil Launches Missed Call Service For Refill Booking
Indian Oil Launches Missed Call Service For Refill Booking

Bhubaneswar: Making the refill booking of LPG cylinders more easy and convenient, the Indian Oil on Friday introduced missed call service for the consumers. Now consumers can book LPG refill cylinders through missed call. Besides, several new customer-centric initiatives were launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at an event in Bhubaneswar […]

Odisha Govt Mulls 10% Quota For Students Of State-Run Schools, BJP Reminds OBC Quota!
Odisha Govt Mulls 10% Quota For Students Of State-Run Schools, BJP Reminds OBC Quota!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is mulling to provide a ten per cent reservation for students who have ten years of schooling (Class I-X) in the State-run government schools. However, the deserving candidate has to clear the JEE/NEET exams, revealed highly placed sources in the State Law Department. The State Government apparently looked confident in implementing the […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Demands CBI Probe Into Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder Case

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged murder of a five-year-old girl in Odisha’s Nayagarh district. Pradhan said the truth will come out if the state government hands over the case to the central agency. “On the basis of the demand by […]

Modi Committed To Farmers' Well-being, Opposition Trying To Mislead: Pradhan

Dhenkanal: The new Farm Laws envisage increase in the income of farmers and is meant to make them self reliant under Prime Minister Modi’s flagship programme ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Addressing a mega ‘Krushak Samabesh’ rally in Dhenkanal, the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas said the Prime […]

Why Farmers Being Deprived Of PM KISAN Benefits: Dharmendra Questions Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday criticized Odisha government for allegedly depriving the farmers of the State from benefits of the PM-KISAN scheme. While unveiling a statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Japa, Jagatsinghpur on the Bharat Ratna leader’s 96th birth anniversary, Pradhan remembered the former Prime Minister’s contributions to the nation’s progress. The […]

Odisha Uniquely Poised To Become Global Economic Hotspot: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is uniquely poised to become the global economic hotspot given the fact that the State possesses rich mineral deposits, demographic dividend and market, and has the best minds supplemented with technology, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. Addressing a webinar on ‘CA: The Catalyst—learning, unlearning […]

ONGC Commences Oil Production In Bengal Basin
ONGC Commences Oil Production In Bengal Basin

New Delhi: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has commenced oil production from the Asokenagar-1 well, Bengal Basin in West Bengal’s 24 Paragana districts. In a statement, the public sector energy major said that Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday dedicated the Bengal Basin, the eight producing basin of India […]

Opposition Creating Confusion Over New Farm Laws: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: There are a lot of discrepancies in the demands put forward by farmers and the Opposition parties are trying to create confusion over the new farm laws for political gains, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday. Speaking exclusively to OTV, Pradhan said, “No farmer will lose their land and they will be benefited […]

Seismic Exploration Initiative Launched To Locate Oil & Gas Resource In Mahanadi Basin
Seismic Exploration Initiative Launched To Locate Oil & Gas Resource In Mahanadi Basin

Bhubaneswar: The State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Friday launched a seismic campaign to locate oil and gas field in the Mahanadi basin in Odisha to boost the country’s hydrocarbon resource base. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the seismic exploration campaign at Kakatpur in Puri District. OIL had won five blocks […]

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Seek Centre’s Support To Resolve Border Dispute With Neighbouring States, Pradhan Writes To Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to seek the support of the Central Government in mediating a resolution of the boundary disputes between Odisha and its neighbouring States. In a letter to Patnaik, the Union Minister has also requested him to convene an all-party meeting, with due participation and […]

Naveen Patnaik, Dharmendra Pradhan Wish Journalists On National Press Day

Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the National Press day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday greeted journalists, and urged everyone to take a pledge to make the fourth pillar of democracy free, fair and independent. Patnaik also said that a vigilant and free press was the key to an informed society and vibrant democracy. […]

Condolences Pour In Following Demise Of Soumitra Chatterjee

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other political leaders on Sunday condoled the death of iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee. Naveen Patnaik said that he will always be remembered for his stellar roles. “Immortalized in his on-screen portrayal of Feluda and timeless collaborations with the legendary Satyajit Ray, he leaves behind a great legacy.” […]

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Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan Bats For Reopening Of Temples In Odisha

Jagatsinghpur: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday called for the reopening of temples in Odisha. Pradhan made the statement over the contentious issue while campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the forthcoming by-elections in the Tirtol assembly constituency. Pradhan who spoke to OTV after paying a visit to the Maa Sarala temple […]

BJD Lacks Virtue: Dharmendra Pradhan On 'Defunct Transformer' Jibe At Late MLA

Balasore: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has lashed out at the ruling-BJD for calling late Balasore MLA Madan Mohan Dutta a ‘defunct transformer’. Condemning the remark by BJD leader Kuna Tripathy, Pradhan maintained that such irresponsible and insensible comment is one of the many shreds of evidence which points that ego has completely consumed the party. […]

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Toxic Ego Will Sink BJD's Ship: Dharmendra Pradhan At Balasore Bypoll Campaign

Balasore: The ongoing campaign for Balasore Sadar by-election gained significant momentum after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit the campaign trail today along with MoS Pratap Sarangi to address a public meeting in Rupsa area here. Addressing the rally, the BJP heavyweight criticised the dictatorial nature of the ruling-BJD while comparing it with Ravana and Duryodhana. […]

Odisha Govt’s Poll Promises Fake: Dharmendra Pradhan Targets BJD During Virtual Rally

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has lambasted Naveen-led BJD government while kicking off his campaign today for the upcoming by-polls in Tirtol assembly constituency. During a virtual rally from the party headquarters here, Pradhan alleged that the state government only makes promises prior to the elections but has failed to fulfill any of them. “So […]

Pradhan Writes To Goyal On Relocation Of Badakamar-Parjang RUB

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written to Cabinet colleague & Railway Minister Piyush Goyal seeking his intervention into the issue pertaining to relocation/modification of RUB (underpass) in Dhenkanal, Odisha. The RUB at 8/600 km of Badakamar -Pangatira Road in Parjang which is being constructed to divert the PWD road has been experiencing a water-logging […]

'Odisha Received Rs 885 Crore Under AMRUT Scheme In 5 Years'

Bhubaneswar: A total of Rs 885.58 crores was released by the Centre to Odisha under the AMRUT (Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation) scheme between 2015 and 2020, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday. Of the total 191 projects awarded under the scheme so far, 152 projects have been completed and the […]

Repeal Odisha Universities (Amendment) Bill, Dharmendra Pradhan Seeks Education Minister’s Intervention

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal’s intervention in repealing the Odisha Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which was recently passed in the Odisha Assembly. In a letter, Pradhan has requested Pokhriyal to intervene in the matter keeping in mind the welfare and interest of students, scholars and autonomy of higher […]

Bhubaneswar Blast: IOCL Announces Rs 8 Lakh Ex-gratia For Family Of Deceased

Bhubaneswar: A day after a massive explosion at a petrol pump in Bhubaneswar, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 8 lakh for the family of those killed in the mishap. As per reports, one person has died so far in the explosion while several others sustained multiple injuries in […]