Tag: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Denied permission to land chopper, Pradhan cancels visit to Gangabada

Gajapati: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan cancelled his scheduled visit to the Cyclone Titli-affected Gangabada panchayat under Rayagad block in the district today after being denied permission to land the helicopter in the panchayat, informed BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra and district president G. Venkatrabana. However, he paid a visit to Manikapatna and Khambagaon villages and […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Missing Ratna Bhandar key: Dharmendra targets Odisha CM again

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan once again targeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his silence over the missing Ratna Bhadar key of Puri Srimandir. Talking to newsmen, Pradhan stated that CM knows everything and his silence is a matter of concern as already Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has expressed concern over the sensitive issue. […]

  • 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
Odisha IAS association protests Dharmendra Pradhan's comments

Bhubaneswar: Odisha IAS Officers Association on Tuesday condemned the recent incident where Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan allegedly ‘targeted’ State IT Department secretary, Ashok Meena during an event in Bhubaneswar. A delegation of the IAS association today brought the matter to the notice of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and submitted a memorandum regarding the same. The […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
VAT war on petrol: Pradhan bats for lower tax, BJD & Cong take protest route

Bhubaneswar: Instead of blaming the Centre, the Odisha government should cut its 26% value added tax (VAT) on fuel to bring the rising petrol and diesel prices under control, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here today. Addressing media persons at a presser, Pradhan said, “Both the Centre and the State have roles in controlling fuel […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pradhan seeks MCI inspection to make Baripada Medical College functional soon

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday urged the Centre to take urgent measures to make Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College in Baripada of Odisha, functional at the earliest. In a letter to Union Health Minister JP Nadda, Pradhan urged him to direct the Medical Council of India (MCI) to visit the medical college for […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
President releases commemorative coin on Lord Jagannath

Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday released Rs 10 and Rs 1000 commemorative coins on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebar festival on the second day of his Odisha visit. The commemorative coins were released at a function of Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Puri. The Government of India had earlier announced for the release of coins of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Tribunal only way to resolve Mahanadi dispute: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Formation of a Tribunal is the only way out to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh government, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday. Speaking at the Odisha Round Table Conclave organised by Business Standard, Patnaik said that previous efforts of finding solution through talks have failed with the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Pradhan seeks Centre’s intervention to tackle pest menace

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday urged the Centre to send a fact-finding team to take stock of the massive crop damage caused by the pests and drought in several parts of Odisha. In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Pradhan has stated that crops in 1.8 lakh hectares of land […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pinaki praise for Dharmendra ‘anti-party’: Debasish Samantaray

Cuttack: BJD MP Pinaki Mishra’s praise for Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has kicked off a political stir between BJD and BJP. However, Mishra’s remarks have not has not gone well particularly within his own party members. Senior party leader and MLA Debashish Samantaray on Sunday took a jibe at Mishra for praising Pradhan and termed […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CBSE Class 12 results fiasco: CM writes to HRD Minister

Bhubaneswar: With the fate of hundreds of students in Odisha hanging in balance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought intervention of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in the alleged discrepancies in the publication of CBSE class 12 results. In a letter, Patnaik has urged Javadekar for urgent measures for resolving the issue concerning the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Produce trained doctors, not Munna Bhai MBBS: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government should focus on quality medical education for producing trained doctors, not ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his reaction to the ongoing political tug of war over Baripada Medical College. Both BJD and BJP are now vying with each other to take credit for the permission accorded to the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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India to wait and watch impact of oil producers' output cut

New Delhi: India on Tuesday announced a “wait-and-watch” position on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers’ decision last week to lower their production of crude oil by 1.2 million barrels per day for a six-month period. The output cut decision, which was spearheaded by Russia, will come into effect on […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Pradhan requests Odisha CM for land for Paika rebellion memorial

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to expedite the process of land allotment for a memorial to the Paika rebellion. In a letter released to the media on Monday, Pradhan said that the Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma had requested for about 50 acres to be made available […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Skill centre for filigree craftsmen inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated the Skill-cum-Common Facility Centre for Filigree Craftsman in Cuttack. He also launched the Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Skilling Project to impart formal certification and training to semi-skilled and unskilled workers engaged in the Jagdishpur — Haldia and Bokaro — Dhamra natural gas pipeline (JHBDPL) project being laid […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021