Dharmendra Pradhan

Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joined BJP on Monday.

Feb 19, 2018, 14:39 PM IST
Odisha by-polls: Dharmendra Pradhan kicks off election campaign in Bijepur

Odisha by-polls: Dharmendra Pradhan kicks off election campaign in Bijepur

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday kicked off his campaign for the Bijepur by-elections in Odisha.

Feb 17, 2018, 09:43 AM IST
Pakistan is a 'chhutputiya' nation, this is not war: BJP MP Dharmendra Pradhan on terror attacks

Pakistan is a 'chhutputiya' nation, this is not war: BJP MP Dharmendra Pradhan on terror attacks

Pakistan has unleashed a series of terror attacks in the last few months

Feb 14, 2018, 08:20 AM IST
3 crore new free LPG connections will cost govt Rs 4,800 crore: Minister

3 crore new free LPG connections will cost govt Rs 4,800 crore: Minister

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in May 2016 with a target to give 5 crore LPG connections to poor women in three years.

Feb 08, 2018, 17:59 PM IST
1,500 km pipeline in Assam to supply gas to Northeast states: Dharmendra Pradhan

1,500 km pipeline in Assam to supply gas to Northeast states: Dharmendra Pradhan

Five major oil and natural gas PSUs will set up joint firm for the 1,500-km pipeline with an estimated cost of Rs 6,000 crore.

Feb 03, 2018, 19:15 PM IST
'Global role model': Who said what about PM Modi's speech at WEF in Davos

'Global role model': Who said what about PM Modi's speech at WEF in Davos

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday cautioned the world against growing protectionism and rise in tariff and non-tariff barriers that are impeding global trade.  

Jan 23, 2018, 17:50 PM IST
Oil Minister says govt trying to bring petrol, diesel under GST

Oil Minister says govt trying to bring petrol, diesel under GST

The Union Oil Minister said that petrol, diesel and kerosene should come under the ambit of GST and the government is hopeful that GST Council will agree to it shortly.

Jan 21, 2018, 21:44 PM IST
Congress hoodwinked people by just laying foundation stones for projects, says PM Modi in Barmer

Congress hoodwinked people by just laying foundation stones for projects, says PM Modi in Barmer

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that the opening of Barmer Refinery will open an ocean of new employment opportunities for the youth.

Jan 16, 2018, 15:53 PM IST
ONGC makes significant oil, gas discovery in Arabian Sea

ONGC makes significant oil, gas discovery in Arabian Sea

ONGC produced 25.5 million tonnes of oil in 2016-17, which will reach 28-29 million tonnes by 2019-20.

Jan 02, 2018, 10:06 AM IST
Dharmendra Pradhan ridicules Patnaik's statement on regional parties' coordination

Dharmendra Pradhan ridicules Patnaik's statement on regional parties' coordination

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday ridiculed Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's statement on coordination between regional parties.

Dec 26, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu anguished over absence of ministers

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu anguished over absence of ministers

Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday expressed displeasure at ministers not making it to the House in time for laying the papers listed against their names.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
Dharmendra Pradhan pitches for including gas in GST

Dharmendra Pradhan pitches for including gas in GST

Crude oil, petrol, diesel, aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel and natural gas are not included in GST.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST
Dharmendra Pradhan asks Oil PSUs to boost gas supplies to states

Dharmendra Pradhan asks Oil PSUs to boost gas supplies to states

India consumed 14 million tonnes (MT) of pet coke during April-October 2017, marginally lower than 14.9 MT used in same period of last fiscal. Of the fuel consumed, only 8 MT was produced locally and the rest was imported.

Nov 21, 2017, 21:01 PM IST
Delhi, NCR to get BS-VI grade fuel by 2018 to help in war against pollution

Delhi, NCR to get BS-VI grade fuel by 2018 to help in war against pollution

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said BS-VI grade fuel will be implemented in NCR in April of 2018. While IOC has reportedly said it is ready, the news may not go down too well with auto companies.

Nov 15, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

Entrepreneurship will be strength of Indian economy: Arun Jaitley

Recounting the benefits of entrepreneurship, he said once the youth moves out of the prohibitions and restrictive framework of job, he can create new ideas for himself.

Nov 09, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
Govt non-committal on cutting excise duty on petrol, diesel

Govt non-committal on cutting excise duty on petrol, diesel

After the cut, petrol price came down to Rs 68.38 per litre and diesel to Rs 56.89 in Delhi on October 4. Rates have since climbed to Rs 69.85 per litre for petrol and Rs 58.31 for diesel in the national capital.

Nov 09, 2017, 19:41 PM IST

India for promoting flexible, open gas market globally

Pradhan said although Asia is the largest natural gas- consuming region and accounts for 70 per cent of global LNG imports, the region lacks a transparent LNG pricing benchmark.

Nov 02, 2017, 20:12 PM IST

'Bharat 22' ETF likely to hit market on Nov 15

The state-owned companies or PSUs that will form part of the new ETF are ONGC, IOC, SBI, BPCL, Coal India and Nalco.

Oct 30, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
May God give him better sense: BJP Minister hits back at Rahul Gandhi for mocking Narendra Modi

May God give him better sense: BJP Minister hits back at Rahul Gandhi for mocking Narendra Modi

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Oct 24, 2017, 14:54 PM IST
HPCL starts selling lubricants in Myanmar

HPCL starts selling lubricants in Myanmar

HPCL is the first Indian oil company to have started marketing lubes in Myanmar and has chosen commercial hubs of Yangon and Mandalay.

Oct 13, 2017, 14:56 PM IST