Pradhan

  • Assembly polls: BJP appoints Dharmendra Pradhan as in-charge of the state Yesterday

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • 'Kya Dilli Kya Lahore' review: Vijay Raaz's directorial debut isn't perfect, but watchable May 5, 2014

    Cast: Manu Rishi, Vijay Raaz, Rajendranath Zutshi, Vishwajeet Pradhan Director: Vijay Raaz The year 1947 holds great importance in the lives of the people on both side of the border. The consequences of India-Pakistan partition - be it in the form of assassinations, communal riots or atrocities against women - which...
  • Ashok Pradhan joins SP, alleges trade of Lok Sabha tickets in BJP April 8, 2014

    In a setback to BJP days ahead of April 10 elections in Gautam Budh Nagar, former Union minister and senior leader Ashok Pradhan on Tuesday joined Samajwadi Party, claiming that there was "trade" of Lok Sabha tickets in the saffron party. "In BJP there is "Kharid-farokth" (trade) of Loksabha tickets. Senior...
  • Former BJP leader Ashok Pradhan joins SP in Gautam Buddh Nagar April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ashok Pradhan, former BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, on Tuesday joined the Samajwadi Party. The move will be a jolt to the BJP because Pradhan is considered to have a significant vote bank in the area which goes to polls on April 10. BJP, however, had a...
  • Families of witch-hunt victims ostracised in Gumla February 3, 2014

    The witch-hunting menace, which has seen many innocent women being persecuted, tortured and even killed in Jharkhand, has also hit their family members who are ostracised by villagers. The practice of witchcraft prevails in several districts of Jharkhand, particularly Gumla, as casualties are reported from there every so often. Just last...
  • Priyanka Gandhi is my sister too, says Kumar Vishwas January 15, 2014

    While launching a fresh attack on Rahul Gandhi, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said the Congress Vice-President was not capable of taking up any responsibility in the country. "He (Rahul) is not capable enough to take up any responsibility in the country as whenever sensitive issues like Damini and Gudia...
  • 26/11 attacks: 'The Siege' making false claims, says Balachandran November 24, 2013

    A member of 26/11 Ram Pradhan Panel V Balachandran has accused the authors of the recently released book, 'The Siege' of making false claims. He said the book on the 26/11 attacks falsely attributes intelligence alerts to CIA sources. He said it was administrative decision to remove cops from Taj...
  • Fugly: Sana Saeed to do a special song in Akshay Kumar's film November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Sana Saeed is best remembered as the cute bubbly Anjali, daughter of Shah Rukh Khan in 1998 blockbuster 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'. She then featured as a glamorous diva in Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year'. While studying in college, Sana also did TV shows like 'Babul Ka Aangann...
  • Patna serial blasts accused from Jharkhand, claims police October 27, 2013

    Many of the accused involved in Sunday's serial bomb blasts in Patna are from Jharkhand, police said. "Many of the accused in the serial bomb blasts in Patna are from Jharkhand," Additional Director General of Police (Law ~~amp;amp; Order) SN Pradhan told to news agencies in Patna. Stating that they might have...
  • Shekhar Kapur's email hacked, blocked for 24 hours October 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Shekhar Kapur's email account has been hacked. The filmmaker, narrator of ongoing TV show 'Pradhan Mantri' about controversial stories from Indian politics, says he sees no foul play. "My email has been hacked, and so blocked for 24 hours according to Google. If you got an email from me that...
  • Concerned about Maoists' chemical weapons: Jharkhand Police September 20, 2013

    Jharkhand Police said on Friday it is concerned that Maoists are acquiring the capability to use chemical weapons. "An alert has been sounded in all districts. The police officer leading the operation against the Maoists has been directed to take precautions during operations," Additional Director of Police (Law and Order) SN...
  • Actor Om Puri arrested, released on bail in wife assault case August 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Noted actor Om Puri was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting his wife, and later released on a bail bond, police said. "The actor was arrested after he surrendered before the police and later granted bail on a bond of Rs 10,000 on Saturday," Senior Inspector Harishchandra Parmale of...
  • Shekhar Kapur: Will tell untold stories in 'Pradhan Mantri' July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is looking forward to his new role as the narrator of politics-based reality series 'Pradhan Mantri', which aims to bring to the audience the never seen before facets of Indian history. "We are trying to tell untold stories. History is an interpretation. In this show,...