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Tag: Union Petroleum Minister

Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan Seeks Japanese Investment In Indian Steel Sector

New Delhi: Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday urged the Japanese investors to invest in the Indian steel sector and also asked them to get into partnerships for transfer of technology. Speaking at a programme here jointly organised by the Steel ministry, CII and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Pradhan said […]

Implement OBC quota in jobs, education: Pradhan to Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota in government jobs and educational institutions. In a letter, Pradhan requested the Chief Minister to implement reservation provisions for OBCs and Social and Economically Backward Classes (SEBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions in […]

‘Mera Parivar Bhajapa Parivar’ campaign flagged off in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ‘Mera Parivar Bhajapa (BJP) Parivar’ campaign was formally launched in Odisha on Monday. Union Petroleum Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the campaign by hoisting the party’s flag at his house in Bhubaneswar in presence of other leaders and members of the party. The party flag will also be installed […]

Pradhan urges Odisha govt to set aside politics on job creation

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said Odisha’s development and creation of job opportunities for youth is not a political issue, but a collective responsibility. “I appeal to the state government to set politics aside and augment efforts being taken by the Central government in creating employment opportunities for the youth in Odisha,” […]

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 […]

Pradhan seeks expeditious construction of new airport in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan in a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu has requested to expedite and hasten the process of construction and development of a new airport in Bhubaneswar. Pradhan in his letter stated, “As the construction and development of the airport takes considerable time, this process needs to be […]

Pradhan writes to Patnaik for help on ethanol plant

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s assistance for setting up a Rs 750-crore ethanol plant in Bargarh district, as part of measures to promote eco-friendly alternative fuel. The plant is proposed to be set up by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) at Baulsingha in the district, he said. […]

Piped gas distribution scheme from Oct 20 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Piped gas distribution will be launched by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on October 20, said Ashutosh Karnatak Director (projects) of GAIL on Wednesday. In the first phase, piped gas will be provided to 255 families in Nalco Nagar in Bhubaneswar under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Yojana. Later the piped gas facility will […]

After Patnaik, Pradhan seeks Tata Memorial Centre in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Department of Atomic Energy to provide necessary budgetary allocation for setting up a hub of Tata Memorial Centre here to treat cancer patients. The request came few days after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged the Prime Minister to […]

Good people are welcome to party: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: A day after an English TV channel aired a speculative report on Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda joining BJP, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the party welcomes people into its fold who repose faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah. Replying to a media query […]

BJD allegation against Dharmendra
BJD brings poll code violation charges against Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today leveled charges against senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan for violation of model code of conduct which is in force for the ensuing Panchayat polls. A team led by BJD general secretary, Debashis Samantray today approached the State Election Commission (SEC) alleging that the Pradhan during a College […]

Pradhan Gas Agency
Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother moves HC after Vigilance registers case

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother, Soumendra Pradhan, whose gas agency at Handidhua in Talcher was raided by the Vigilance sleuths on Saturday, moved the Orissa High Court (HC) today seeking anticipatory bail after the anti-corruption wing registered a case against him in connection with irregularities and adulteration. Another raid on Soumendra’s agency in […]

JE outbreak: Union minister along with party men to tour Malkangiri tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district touching 105 today, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan accompanied by the BJP State president Basant Panda and party legislature party leader KV Singhdeo are scheduled to visit the vector-borne disease affected areas of the district on Monday to take stock of the […]

Revival of FCI, Talcher to begin by Nov

Union Fertilizers and Chemicals minister Ananth Kumar today said the process for revival of the fertilizer plant at Talcher would begin by November this year

Dharmendra Pradhan for fact-finding team to probe Odisha children deaths

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged three of his Union cabinet colleagues to send a fact-finding team to ascertain the factors that have led to the death of 19 children in a village in Jajpur district

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

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 […]

Central negligence: Pradhan says Odisha resorting to shadow-boxing

Mounting a scathing attack on Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday alleged that it is resorting to shadow-boxing with the Central government