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  • Dharmendra Pradhan says probe will reveal truth behind leak of documents from Oil Ministry February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Delhi Police busted a corporate espionage ring over leak of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas document, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said probe will reveal the truth. "Why did they break the lock in midnight they will have to tell? Proper investigation is taking place...
  • BJP leaders, Ministers attend wedding of Amit Shah's son February 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP leaders and ministers were in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to attend the wedding of party president Amit Shah's son Jay, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in. Those present at the wedding organised at the YMCA Club in Ahmedabad included ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, JP Nadda,...
  • Centre urges MPs, CMs to give up subsidised LPG cylinders to cut government's subsidy bill January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to cut the government's subsidy bill, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called on VIPs to give up their subsidy on LPG gas cylinders. Pradhan is expected to write to Members of Parliament across party lines. According to sources, he has already spoken to three chief...
  • Oil Minister rings up VIPs with request to give up subsidised LPG January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In a unique drive, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is making personal calls to one VIP everyday to request them to give up buying subsidised cooking gas (LPG). Keen to ensure that the subsidised fuel reaches only those needing it, Pradhan surrendered his subsidised LPG connection soon after becoming...
  • Centre launches sale of subsidised 5-kg LPG cylinders for BPL January 5, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday launched the sale of subsidised 5-kg LPG cylinders for BPL families and others. He also announced Centre's plan to introduce smaller cooking gas cylinders weighing even one and two kgs. "LPG being a cleaner fuel, helps in creating better and smoke less...
  • DBT for LPG world's largest direct benefit transfer scheme December 25, 2014

    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...