Pradhan

  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says 3-4 oil blocks offered by Vietnam viable 23 hours 40 minutes ago

    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 2-3 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 1 week ago

    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 CNN-IBN, 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 Congress-led 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 65-minute extempore speech in Hindi without any bullet-proof shield, he maintained his charm and touched almost all aspects that his government has...
  • Petrol to be cheaper by Rs 1.89-2.38 this Independence Day August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol prices will be slashed down by Rs 1.89-2.38 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...
  • Sonia had decided not to head the government in 1999 itself, says former home secretary August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former home secretary RD Pradhan has rejected former minister Natwar Singh's allegations on party President Sonia Gandhi's decision on not taking the Prime Minister's post. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Pradhan said that Sonia Gandhi had decided she won't head the government as early as 1999. He said that...
  • Assembly polls: BJP appoints Dharmendra Pradhan as in-charge 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...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government July 25, 2014

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • LTC bills scam: CBI examines BSP MP, ex-MP BJD June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its probe into alleged fake travel bills scam, CBI today examined Rajya Sabha MP Brajesh Pathak and former BJD MP Renubala Pradhan in connection with submitting of bills to claim reimbursement from the government coffers. CBI sources said Pathak was asked in details in connection with...
  • Gauri Pradhan makes a comeback on TV, hopes to work with hubby Hiten Tejwani soon June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: TV actress Gauri Pradhan, who is all set to make her small screen comeback with 'Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi', has expressed her desire to work with her actor husband Hiten Tejwani in the near future. Gauri and Hiten are arguably the most loved TV couple having starred together in...
  • 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...
  • LTC scam: Former MP Renubala Pradhan to meet CBI officials today June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Biju Janata Dal Rajya Sabha member Renubala Pradhan will meet the Central Bureau of Investigation officials on Monday regarding the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam. Pradhan has been named as an accused in the case filed by the CBI on Friday. The CBI had filed a case...
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be launched: Radha Mohan Singh June 14, 2014

    To boost agricultural yield, the Union Agriculture Ministry is going to launch 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana' in the country. "The motive of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana will be to take irrigation water to each and every agricultural field in the country. Farm productivity could not be increased until water...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Modi meets Advani, party leaders; top Cabinet posts under discussion May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Hectic parley and consultations are underway in the national capital with Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi meeting several top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take a final decision on the Cabinet formation. RSS general secretary Ram Lal and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley met party President Rajnath...