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Tag: Petroleum Minister

India voices concerns on high crude prices to Saudi Arabia

New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has conveyed India’s concerns over rising crude oil prices and its effect on the domestic fuel rates in his meeting with Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Khalid Al-Falih, an official said. Speaking to Al-Falih here on Saturday, Pradhan talked of the need for uninterrupted supplies of crude oil and LPG […]

Ex-Cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Minister and cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident that killed one person during the on going political crisis in the country, police said. The political crisis in Sri Lanka took an ugly turn on Sunday when bodyguards of 54-year-old Ranatunga, a loyalist of Prime […]

Govt to create market for Odisha agri products in Gulf countries: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the agri and food processing clusters in Odisha would be linked to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. “While India imports about 40 million metric tonne petroleum products to meet the energy demand, it has planned to export agriculture products to the GCC countries to meet their […]

Cabinet approves auction of 60 small oil, gas fields

New Delhi: The government has approved inviting bids to develop 60 more discovered oil and gas fields under the second round of the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) auction this year, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Thursday. The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the auction to be held under the DSF second round in order to […]

Odisha facing constitutional crisis: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today stated that Odisha is facing a constitutional crisis and infighting within the ruling party has come out in the open. “The State government has deviated from the constitutional tradition and the ruling party is only passing time as they got a mandate in 2014. Definitely people will opt […]

Pradhan to visit Japan for LNG meet, ink cooperation on gas

New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will leave on Monday for a three-day visit to Japan where he will also sign an agreement with the island nation to cooperate in jointly developing a “liquid and flexible global LNG market” sharing technical knowhow in the area, an official said on Sunday. “The visit is important to […]

Link fuel prices to international market: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the “huge profits” being made by them to the public. The Delhi Minister Gopal Rai said in a memorandum to Pradhan that “the mandate of […]

Paika Rebellion: Dharmendra urges Union Culture Minister for memorial

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday wrote to Union Minister of State, Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a team to identify a suitable place in the Barunei fort for establishment of a memorial to commemorate the Paika Rebellion. He had earlier asked the Centre to erect the proposed national monument […]

Odisha will be Centre's lab for pro-poor policies: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:  Ahead of the BJP National Executive meeting, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said Odisha will be a laboratory for testing of the BJP-led central government’s pro-poor policies. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha to thank the people for their unprecedented support to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the panchayat polls. The […]

Pradeep Maharathy praises Dharmendra
Now Pradeep Maharathy praises Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: While laying the foundation stone of agricultural science centre here on Saturday, Odisha agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy praised petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and called him his ‘friend’. Maharathy also had some sweet gestures for Union minister for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Radha Mohan Singh. “We will support good works crossing party lines,” Maharathy said […]

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IOCL ready for new agreement on Paradip Refinery project: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing dispute over VAT dues between the Odisha government and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the oil company is ready to sign a new agreement in the current situation. “I have written to the Chief Minister of Odisha mentioning that the current government at Centre […]

Dharmendra Pradhan on IOCL vat dispute
Dharmendra for amicable solution to IOCL’s VAT dispute with Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday pinned hopes that the VAT dispute between the Odisha government and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) pertaining to latter’s refinery project in Paradip is settled amicably through mutual discussions. Urging the Odisha government to keep interests of the people of the State in mind, Pradhan said he […]

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PM's statement triggers protest in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly today witnessed a protest against Narendra Modi’s alleged “anti-Odisha” remark with Congress questioning Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on the issue and ruling BJD demanding an apology from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s remark on Odisha’s poverty at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh continued to rock the Assembly for the […]

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Dharmendra Pradhan defends Modi’s remarks on poverty in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After the ruling-BJD and Congress in Odisha, slammed PM Narendra Modi’s comments on poverty in Odisha, Union Petroleum minister defended the remarks citing Nagada malnourishment deaths, Dana Majhi episode and Japanese Encephalitis deaths as examples. Are not these issues are proof of the level of poverty in Odisha? The union minister asked while addressing […]

LPG not just gas, its catalyst for social change: Pradhan

Terming LPG a catalyst for social change, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Centre is striving to make cooking gas accessible to the poorest of the poor in the country and make villages pollution-free

Free LPG for 30 lakh BPL women in Odisha in three years: Dharmendra

Sambalpur: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said a target has been set to provide LPG connections to 30 lakh BPL women in the state in the next three years. Besides, 10 lakh people in the non-BPL category would also be provided LPG. “At present 33 out of 100 families in […]

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.