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Odisha BJP gears up for Modi's Bargarh visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tour to the district on February 21 to attend a farmers’ rally, BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed preparations after visiting the meeting venue

Paradip refinery to be ‘Vikash Deep’ of Odisha: Modi

Paradip: Prime minister Narendra Modi today said the Paradip oil refinery would be the Vikash Deep and Bhagya Deep of crores of Odia people. “Paradip refinery will act as the ‘Bhagya Deep’ and Vikash Deep of crores of people of the State. IOCL’s refinery will help to change the fortune of the people. More than […]

IOCL campaign: Dama attacks Pradhan, seeks CBI probe into spending

Bhubaneswar: War of words continue between BJP and BJD over the photo of Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on IOCL campaign vans, as senior BJD leader and Excise minister Damodar Rout on Thursday launched a fresh attack by asking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into spending on IOCL marketing blitz.

BJD sharpens attack on Dharmendra Pradhan

War of words ensued between BJD and BJP on Monday following a mounted attack by the ruling party spokesperson Pratap Deb on Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan over his photos with accused of Vyapam scam and Petroleum Ministry document leak case

BJP, BJD jostle to take credit for IOCL ref project

Ahead of dedication of IOCL refinery at Paradip to the nation on February 7, BJD and BJP are competing with each other to take credit for the project

IOCL’s ‘Jan Amantran’ vehicles spark off political war

Bhubaneswar: The campaign vans of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) named ‘Jan Amantran’ vehicles propagating various central programmes have sparked off a political war between BJP and BJD in the State. Two heavyweights of the regional ruling party – Tourism minister Ashok Panda and Cooperation minister Damodar Rout have raised objections over the pictures of […]

Pradhan invites public to IOCL refinery inauguration

Bhubaneswar: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday launched a public invitation programme to invite the people of Odisha to attend IOCL’s refinery dedication programme scheduled to be held in Paradip on February 07. Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the refinery constructed with an investment of Rs 35,000 crore. Launching the programme, Pradhan said, […]

Dharmendra's praise for Lulu raises eyebrows

Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan raised eyebrows in political circles by heaping effusive praise on senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhara Mohapatra saying the latter is an inspiration for the youth of the State at a function in Cuttack on Sunday

Order judicial probe into farmer suicides in Odisha: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday attacked the Odisha government on the state’s drought situation, demanding a judicial probe into suicides by distressed farmers. “Instead of making it a prestige issue, the state government should admit to the death of farmers and set up a judicial probe,” Pradhan told reporters here. The minister […]

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200 trains for Puri during Nabakalebar

Bhubaneswar: For the upcoming Nabakalebar ‘Rath Yatra’ around 200 special trains will connect Puri, informed Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today after meeting Union minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha. Moreover, passenger amenities will be upgraded at Puri, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Delang, Sakhigopal and Khurdha Road stations, he revealed. In August last year Chief minister […]

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

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

Subsidised cooking gas scheme launched

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched the sale of subsidised five-kg cooking gas cylinders under Free Trade LPG Scheme, benefiting Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and others. He also launched a new scheme providing concession of Rs.1,600 to BPL families on new gas connections in the country. The move is aimed to make […]

Oppn blames govt for jaundice outbreak

The opposition parties, BJP and Congress, today held the State government responsible for the outbreak of jaundice in Sambalpur which has claimed around 20 lives in last 20 days

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