Tag: Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra welcomes decision to set up Odia Language University

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Heritage Cabinet decided to establish an Odia Language University at Satyabadi in Puri, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today welcomed the decision, though describing the move ‘much-delayed.’ In a social media post, Pradhan said the State government has taken a decision after a very long period. “But still, the Government […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Finger-pointing ensues after IOCL seeks CBI probe into gangster Tito's petrol pumps

Bhubaneswar: After the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) recommended a CBI probe into allotment of petrol pumps to gangster Tito; a flutter seems to have set in with political parties engaging in war of words by pointing fingers at each other. While the ruling-BJD dragged Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan into the issue raising a […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dama Rout slams Dharmendra for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Tuesday criticised Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the’Chhera Panhara’ rituals performed during Rath Yatra with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and said that Pradhan’s remark is a reflection of his inflated ego. Chhera Panhara is a ritual where flowers are thrown on the floors of the three chariots and […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra slams Odisha for not utilising central funds for skill development

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government alleging that it is not being able to use crores of rupees being sanctioned by the Central government to impart skill development training to lakhs of youths in the State. Speaking on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying-ceremony of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra draws flak for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Demanding apology from Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the ‘Chhera Panhara’ ritual (sweeping of the three chariot floors of the holy Trinity with a golden broom by Puri King during Rath Yatra) with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena today said that such a comparison is an insult of Odia culture […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Typo in invitation card sparks war of words between BJD-BJP

Bhubaneswar: An invitation card on India Skills East 2018 regional competition tweeted by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday triggered a controversy after mistakes were pointed out in the Odia script of the invite. A few words in the card were misspelt inviting criticism from the twitterati. “In the invitation card tweeted by the Union […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Respond, don't trash my letters: Dharmendra to CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today shot off a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging non-cooperation of the State in matters relating to food processing and investment. Pradhan also sought a personal meeting with the CM at his office to discuss various investment opportunities for the State. Expressing his anguish on the CMO […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
NITI Aayog urges Odisha not to transfer district officials frequently

Bhubaneswar: After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council a miss drawing flak from various quarters, a new controversy has surfaced over frequent transfers of collectors and officials of the districts included in the ‘aspirational districts’ programme. As per reports, NITI Aayog has asked the State government not […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan trains gun on CM over Ratna Bhandar duplicate key

Puri: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has once again targeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for keeping mum over the Ratna Bhandar key controversy. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Pradhan stated that while the CM presents his view on every small incident, his silence over the missing Ratna Bhandar key for so long has raised […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJP on branding spree in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the general elections in 2019, the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is leaving no stone unturned to promote brand Modi in Odisha by highlighting the developmental work carried out by the Centre in the last 4 years. The party workers are trying their best to convince the voters that the state government has […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chhattisgarh has stopped Mahanadi water, admits Pradhan

Sambalpur: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today admitted that the Chhattisgarh government has stopped Mahanadi water for which Odisha is not getting sufficient water during the non-monsoon period. While addressing a press conference in Sambalpur on the occasion of the completion of four years of BJP government at the Centre, Pradhan said that the flow of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Third Floor under control of 'Kala Pahada’: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:  A day after the ruling-BJD termed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s claim on assistance provided by Centre to Odisha as ‘misleading’, the latter targeted the State Government stating that the Third Floor is under the control of Kala Pahada (Kala Pahada or Black Mountain is a historical character who invaded Odisha and tried to set […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJD turns heat on Dharmendra over Central assistance to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday lashed out at Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over his claim that Odisha received over Rs 2.86 lakh crore as Central assistance for ensuring rapid growth in the State. In a presser, BJD leaders alleged that Pradhan’s claim regarding construction of 5499 km national highways (NH) in […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Ruling-BJD slams BJP over 'U-turn' on Mahanadi water row

Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated Chhattisgarh is at fault in the Mahanadi water dispute, the ruling-BJD in Odisha today claimed that the saffron party has no clarity on the whole issue. The regional party alleged that leaders of the saffron party including the Union Minister and even the Prime Minister are […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pradhan urges Odisha CM to explore Gulf markets for benefit of farmers

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has sought cooperation in linking farmers, producers of marine products, and SMEs involved in food processing sector with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC ) market. Various product in Odisha such as non basmati aromatic rice from western Odisha, marine products from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021