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Oil ministry slams petrol pump operators' move to close fuel outlets on Sundays

Oil ministry slams petrol pump operators' move to close fuel outlets on Sundays

The petroleum ministry has denounced the decision of a section of petrol pump operators, mostly in South India, to keep outlets shut on Sundays, saying such a move will inconvenience the general public.

BJP National Executive meet in Bhubaneswar Day 1: As it happened

With an eye on 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holding its two-day national executive meet in Odisha from Saturday, with all the party bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining the deliberations.

BJP's 'Look East Policy': Two-day national executive meet in Odisha to begin today; PM Narendra Modi to arrive at 3:30 pm

BJP's 'Look East Policy': Two-day national executive meet in Odisha to begin today; PM Narendra Modi to arrive at 3:30 pm

BJP's two-day national executive meeting will begin here on Saturday with all the party bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joining the deliberations.

After victory in Uttar Pradesh, BJP to focus on states crucial for its fortunes in 2019

After victory in Uttar Pradesh, BJP to focus on states crucial for its fortunes in 2019

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan called Odisha a "laboratory" of the pro-poor policies of the Modi government.

BJP to make Odisha as laboratory for welfare schemes: Dharmendra Pradhan

The BJP on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to make Odisha the laboratory of welfare schemes for the poor.

In Odisha, Amit Shah gets two lotus garlands, one tagged with 21, another 147

In Odisha, Amit Shah gets two lotus garlands, one tagged with 21, another 147

BJP president Amit Shah was accorded an enthusiastic welcome by his partymen here today and offered two lotus garlands - one with 21 flowers apparently representing the Lok Sabha seats in the state and another with 147 blooms marking the assembly seats.

BJP's growing popularity in Odisha rattles BJD?

BJP's growing popularity in Odisha rattles BJD?

It seems the growing popularity of BJP in Odisha is making ruling BJD truly nervous!

BJP to hold national executive meet in Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

BJP will hold its two-day national executive meeting in the Odisha capital from April 15.

RIL's KG-D6 gas output drops to 9% of target: Pradhan

RIL and its partners BP plc of UK and Canada's Niko Resources produced less than 16 percent of the 31,793.28 million standard cubic meters (mmscm) target from KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block in 2013-14.

India announces new licensing policy to boost oil output

India announces new licensing policy to boost oil output

India on Tuesday announced an open acreage licensing policy for oil and gas exploration, allowing bidders to carve out areas where they want to drill as the energy- hungry country looks at greater foreign investment to boost output.

BJD,Congress should apologise to people of Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the BJD and Congress to apologise to the people of Odisha for failing to usher in development rather than criticising the Prime Minister's remark on the state.

Centre agrees to pay Rs 6,320 cr as oil royalty to Assam

The Centre today agreed to pay Rs 6,320 crore to the Assam government as crude oil royalty as part of an out of the court settlement after eight years of protracted legal battle.

Manipur blockade: Centre to dispatch 100 trucks containing petroleum products today

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been making repeated efforts to find a way to have the NH-2 opened.

Consumers, petrol pump owners won't pay surcharge on card payments: Dharmendra Pradhan

Consumers, petrol pump owners won't pay surcharge on card payments: Dharmendra Pradhan

Neither the consumers, nor petrol pump owners will bear the burden of transaction surcharge on fuel purchases through debit or credit cards.

OPEC production cut: Higher oil prices a risk to India's growth trajectory, says Pradhan

OPEC production cut: Higher oil prices a risk to India's growth trajectory, says Pradhan

With oil cartel OPEC cutting production for the first time since 2008 leading to a surge in oil prices, India on Monday said higher rates will risk the country's growth trajectory and pitched for striking a balance between interests of producers and consumers.

RIL slaps arbitration notice on govt over $1.55 bn demand: Minister

RIL slaps arbitration notice on govt over $1.55 bn demand: Minister

Reliance Industries has slapped an arbitration notice on the government over a demand USD 1.55 billion demand made on it for "unfairly enriching" by producing natural gas belonging to ONGC, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

PM Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with ITBP troops: Centre

PM Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with ITBP troops: Centre

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali this year in Mana Gaon village of Chamoli sector in Uttarakhand with Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) and said that this efforts will boost the morale of the Army men. 

India aims to double LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes a year: Dharmendra Pradhan

India aims to double LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes a year: Dharmendra Pradhan

India plans to more than double its annual LNG import capacity to 50 million tonnes in the next few years, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

Govt will not change domestic gas price formula: Dharmendra Pradhan

Govt will not change domestic gas price formula: Dharmendra Pradhan

Government will not change a domestic gas price formula which was set up in 2014, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.

Pradhan pitches for cut in oil cess

Pradhan pitches for cut in oil cess

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has asked Finance Ministry to cut cess on domestically produced crude oil to 10-12 per cent from current 20 percent to provide relief to producers hit by slump in prices.