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  • DBT for LPG world's largest direct benefit transfer scheme Yesterday

    New Delhi: The ambitious scheme of giving cash subsidy on cooking gas directly to consumers has become the world's largest direct benefit transfer with 2.5 crore households getting about Rs 550 crore since November 15. The direct benefit transfer on LPG (DBTL), under which cash...
  • Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy; bank account sufficient: Government December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday made it clear that Aadhaar number was not mandatory for transfer of subsidy amount of LPG cylinder and the option of providing a bank account is also available under the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL). Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed Lok Sabha that under the...
  • Happy birthday Dharmendra: A legendary actor, family guy, true-blue Punjabi December 8, 2014

    Dharmendra Singh Deol, better known as Dharmendra is one of the most popular Bollywood actors. He has appeared in almost 250 films. On his 79th birthday, we bring you some of his personal moments from his family album. ...
  • Will talk to Shiv Sena with open mind: BJP November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Friday said it would talk to Shiv Sena with an "open mind" on the issue of the latter's participation in the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra. "We are going to meet Shiv Sena leaders with an open mind. We have been allies in the past and the Sena...
  • Badaun stampede: No lack of preparation from our side, says SP leader Dharmendra Yadav November 23, 2014

    Talking about the Badaun stampede SP leader Dharmendra Yadav said that it was a very unfortunate incident. "I am very sad to see what has happened. There was no lack of preparation from our side," said SP leader Yadav. ...
  • De-regulation of diesel prices in interest of common man, says Oil Minister October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Central government takes a big decision by de-regulating diesel prices, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says the call was taken after due deliberation, keeping in mind the interest of the common man. In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18, Pradhan said that the government has a back up plan...
  • Petrol prices cut by Re 1 per litre with effect from tonight October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Tuesday cut by Re 1 a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years will have to wait till completion of Assembly polls. State-owned oil firms, which cut petrol price by 54 paisa on October 1, reduced rates by another Re...
  • Diesel price likely to be cut by Rs 2.50 per litre after Assembly elections October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A Rs 2.50 per litre cut in diesel prices, the first in over four years, is likely after results of Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana are announced on Sunday. Petrol, which unlike diesel is a deregulated commodity, is likely to see a price reduction of about Re 1...
  • Petrol price cut by 65 paisa; diesel rate to wait for PM Modi's return September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Tuesday cut by 54 paisa a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates...
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says 34 oil blocks offered by Vietnam viable September 17, 2014

    Vietnam has offered India oil and gas blocks outside the territory claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. India is considering exploring in 23 blocks out of the 5 areas in South China Sea that Vietnam had offered on nomination basis in...
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • Government has no plans to rationalise LPG, kerosene subsidy: Dharmendra Pradhan September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Narendra Modi government has no plans of rationalising LPG and kerosene subsidy, but has hinted at linking the Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana to provide direct subsidies to consumers. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Pradhan said...
  • NDA slams Congressled UPA for 'sitting on' black money issue September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling NDA on Tuesday hit out at the previous UPA regime saying it had failed to set up an SIT on black money despite a Supreme Court direction for the same even as it asserted that it will bring out the truth in the matter after acting...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: Dharmendra talks about his journey in the film industry, forthcoming film August 27, 2014

    Dharmendra was awarded Filmfare award for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to Indian cinema in 1997. In a career spanning over 5 decades, Dharmendra has worked in about 300 films. His forthcoming Punjabi film 'Double Di Trouble' is set to release on August 29. ...
  • Petrol to be cheaper by Rs 1.892.38 this Independence Day August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol prices will be slashed down by Rs 1.892.38 from the midnight of August 14/15, said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday. This will be the second reduction in rates this month. The previous government had in June 2010 freed petrol prices and since then rates have moved...
  • Assembly polls: BJP appoints Dharmendra Pradhan as incharge of the state July 30, 2014

    Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been made BJP's incharge of elections in Jharkhand where assembly polls are due early next year. BJP President Amit Shah made the appointment and asked Pradhan to take charge of party's Jharkhand poll affairs with immediate effect. Shah also made party MP Bhupinder Yadav as been...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister July 20, 2014

    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...