Dharmendra

  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister 3 days ago

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those...
  • Cabinet to soon decide on 10 pc ethanol blending: Dharmendra Pradhan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet will soon take a decision on mandatory blending of 10 per cent ethanol with petroleum, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. "The government has kept the interests of farmers in mind. It has started the process and the Cabinet will soon take a...
  • Tackling subsidy burden with innovative ways tops Oil Ministry's agenda July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the previous UPA regime of leaving the coffers dry, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that he wanted to tackle subsidy burden on the department in innovative ways. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Pradhan on Sunday said that the roll out of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is one...
  • Government rules out any immediate hike in prices of LPG, kerosene July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ruling out any immediate hike in prices of LPG and kerosene, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the new government will continue with the policy of subsidising commonly used cooking fuels. "There will no increase in LPG and kerosene prices for now. We will continue with the extant...
  • No hike of LPG, kerosene prices: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday that there is no proposal to increase rates of subsidised LPG, kerosene and diesel. "There is no such proposal with the government," Pradhan said with reference to a report that his ministry is considering a note to the cabinet for raising kerosene...
  • Iraq crisis responsible for fuel price hike: Dharmendra Pradhan July 1, 2014

    Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan blamed the Iraq crisis for the hike in fuel prices, saying that the government has been forced to raise the prices of fuels because they are indeterminately linked to market forces. ...
  • Six constables suspended for allegedly extorting money June 29, 2014

    In a crackdown against corruption in police force, six constables were on Sunday suspended after they were allegedly found extorting money during a surprise check by the Senior Superintendent of Police. SSP Dharmendra Singh this morning suspended six police constables for being found involved in illegal activities, said a senior police...
  • Union Cabinet defers decision on gas pricing by three months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a hike in gas and kerosene prices, the Union Cabinet met on Wednesday and decided to defer the decision on gas pricing by three months. "Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has deferred the decision on gas pricing by three months," said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at...
  • Dharmendra Pradhan slams Odisha Government over Chariot climbing issue June 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government should have gracefully accepted the advice of Puri Shankaracharya banning climbing of the chariots by devotees during Lord Jagannath's rath yatra instead of confronting on the matter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said. "Instead of taking a confrontation course towards Jagadguru Sankaracharaya on issue of devotees...
  • Government focus on stable, equitable regimes for natural resources June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As investors await framing of policy by the new BJP government, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that the focus must be on stable and equitable fiscal and regulatory regimes for both investors and owners of natural resources. New investments have almost dried up in the oil and...
  • No price hike for domestic LPG cylinders: Dharmendra Pradhan June 13, 2014

    The price of domestic LPG cylinders will not be increased and the number of subsidised refills given to consumers would continue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. "LPG will be provided to the consumers at the same rate at which it is being made available now. No additional burden will be...
  • Indian film industry's iconic personalities get together to launch Dilip Kumar's autobiography June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stage glittered as Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, along with veteran actress Saira Banu and author Udaya Tara Nayar, launched thespian Dilip Kumar's long-awaited autobiography "The Substance and The Shadow" in his presence here Monday evening. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to...
  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan justifies diesel price hike June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government which is under fire for raising diesel prices just days after coming to power defended its decision saying the fare for bulk consumption has come down. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan justified his department's move saying that its priority was...
  • Modi will work to help the country grow: Veteran actor Dharmendra June 14, 2014

    Veteran actor Dharmendra voices his support for Narendra Modi. ...
  • This is a political gimmick of JDU: BJP May 18, 2014

    Bihar BJP In-charge Dharmendra Pradhan said that this is a political gimmick of JDU as they failed to give the mandate to people due to lack of their confidence. Due to cover up their internal problem, they are creating an in house drama. They are going to take the help...
  • Repolling ordered at 11 polling stations May 12, 2014

    Re-polling at 11 polling booths in Uttar Pradesh will be held May 13, an official said on Monday. The re-poll was ordered on the basis of reports filed by observers. The re-poll will take place at polling stations in Muzaffarnagar, Badaun and Firozabad parliamentary constituencies after charges of booth capturing and rigging...
  • Smriti Irani accuses Rahul Gandhi of neglecting his constituency April 22, 2014

    BJP nominee from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani on Monday accused Rahul Gandhi of "neglecting" his constituency and said despite his talks about education, its condition was poor in the area. "Rahul Gandhi Ji talk of higher system of education but in Amethi its condition is very poor. Computer education...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 62 pc voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh April 17, 2014

    Lucknow: A turn out of 62.62 per cent of voters was recorded on Thursday in the 11 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh figuring in the second phase, which will decide the fate of 150 candidates. According to Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha, the polling, which was peaceful and held under...
  • CCTV video shows BJD leader stabbing Cong leader's brother, nephew April 13, 2014

    Koraput: In yet another incident of poll related violence, a video reportedly shows BJD leader Dharmendra Adhikari stabbing a Congress candidate's brother and nephew in hotel in Koraput in Odisha. The victims are in serious condition and have been admitted to a hospital. The victims are relatives of Jeypore MLA Tara...
  • This constituency has not seen a 'local' Parliamentarian in the last three decades April 11, 2014

    This constituency has not seen a 'local' Parliamentarian in the last three decades as 'outsiders', fielded by major political parties, are getting elected since 1984. The last time this constituency elected a local was in 1980 - Asrar Ahmad of Congress. In 1984, Allahabad resident and a friend of former Prime...
  • Smriti Irani confident of winning the Amethi battle April 2, 2014

    Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani, who has been named the BJP candidate against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi Lok Sabha seat, on Tuesday expressed confidence that she will win the "challenge". "The party has trusted on my merit and capacity to field me as a candidate from Amethi for the next parliamentary polls and...
  • Sunny Deol willing to campaign for 'good' candidate; won't enter politics ever: Sunny Deol March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol today said he did not harbour any political ambitions and hence would not join that field but will campaign for "good" candidates as and when needed. "I will not enter politics I don't have any such ambition. I am very much happy being an...
  • Hema Malini, Dharmendra to attend Muscat film festival March 12, 2014

    Dubai: Film stars Hema Malini, Dharmendra and are likely to attend the 2014 edition of the Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF), which will be held from March 23 to 29. The eighth edition of the MIFF is being organized by the Oman Film Society under the auspices of the Ministry...
  • LS polls: Voters can check their names at 'matdaan chaupal' on March 9 March 8, 2014

    The Ghaziabad district administration on Saturday appealed to voters to check their names in the voter list at a "matdaan chaupal" (polling forum) to be held on Sunday, March 9. Addressing a press conference, District Magistrate SVS  Ranga Rao said all the block level officers (BLOs) have been asked to be...