PRADHAN

  • Land law passed under UPA 'conspiracy' against farmers: Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    Bhopal: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday alleged that the Land Acquisition Law passed in 2013 under the UPA regime was a "conspiracy" to deprive rural areas of development and render landless people jobless. "With an intention to serve their political interests, I can say the 2013 Land Acquisition Law passed...
  • 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,...
  • One more arrest in fake PMO website case January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the arrest of the mastermind of the fake website of Prime Minister's Office, one more person has been arrested in connection with the case, police said on Monday. The accused Snehangshu Jana (31), a resident of Howrah in West Bengal, was arrested on Sunday. "Jana...
  • Fake PMO website busted by Delhi Police, mastermind arrested January 18, 2015

    A fake website of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) named 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojna' has been busted by Delhi Crime Branch on Sunday. The website was offering loans to entrepreneurs after initial deposit of a few lakhs and was being run from Howrah with an active call centre with 17...
  • Fake PMO website busted by Delhi Police, mastermind Sudipta Chatterjee arrested January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A fake website of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) named 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojna' has been busted by Delhi Crime Branch on Sunday. The website was offering loans to entrepreneurs after initial deposit of a few lakhs and was being run from Howrah in West Bengal with an active...
  • 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...
  • ISL: FC Goa, Atletico de Kolkata battle to earn a shot at the title December 17, 2014

    Margao: After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters, who edged out Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday evening to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rajnath Singh adopts Beti village in Lucknow November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh has adopted Beti village in the district under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna. "The Union Home Minister has adopted Beti village in Sarojini Nagar (Assembly segment) under the model village scheme," Secretary of BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Virendra Tiwari said...
  • My children are not allowed to watch TV: Hiten Tejwani October 31, 2014

    Mumbai: TV actor Hiten Tejwani is joining the cast of "Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi", which stars his wife and actress Gauri Pradhan Tejwani. He is "excited" to work with his real life partner in the show. Hiten and Gauri were the leading pair in "Kutumb", which went on air in 2001,...
  • 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...
  • One can open Jan Dhan account by just submitting 2 photos: Finance Ministry September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry on Monday said people who do not have officially valid documents or Aadhaar numbers can open Jan Dhan bank accounts by submitting two copies of signed photographs at a bank branch. "RBI has issued guidelines dated August 26, 2014, where people who do not have officially valid...
  • 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...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Modi government has generated confidence among people, says BJP September 3, 2014

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh BJP on Wednesday said that the Narendra Modi government, which completed hundred days in power, has created a sense of confidence among the people in a short period. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created strong confidence among people. Quick decisions taken by the PM and his cabinet...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi to launch his ambitious plan Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana today August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious financial inclusion plan is all set to kick off on Thursday. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana will be launched nationally in the capital by the Prime Minister himself. The scheme intends to accomplish the objective of housing for all by providing basic...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • Modi to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on August 28; 1 crore bank accounts on day 1 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The government plans a mega launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28, which is likely to see opening of one crore bank accounts on the first day itself. As many as 76 mega functions are being organised at different...
  • Modi calls for peace, development; opposition terms it visionless speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 68th Independence Day addressed the nation for the first time as 15th Prime Minister of India. In his 65minute extempore speech in Hindi without any bulletproof shield, he maintained his charm and touched almost all aspects that his government has...