Dharmendra

  • Petrol price cut by 65 paisa; diesel rate to wait for PM Modi's return Yesterday

    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...
  • 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 longawaited 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 Partyled 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 CNNIBN, 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 Incharge 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...