Dharmendra Pradhan

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Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

24 Apr 2020

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir performed the last rites of his deceased domestic help in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Government to use 'leftover cooking oil' to reduce energy imports

11 Aug 2019

Government to use 'leftover cooking oil' to reduce energy imports

In a bid to achieve PM Narendra Modi's goal of reducing India's dependence on energy imports and encourage the biofuel sector, the Center has come up with a new plan.

Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

23 Jun 2019

Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

Political connotations aside, the current Modi 2.0 government is quite tech savvy and know their social media game well.

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

06 Jun 2019

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally addressed the elephant in the room. On Wednesday, he formed two Cabinet committees to look into job creation and slow economic growth- two issues which his government is facing in its second term.

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

05 Jun 2019

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

From 2014 to 2019, things have changed for PM Narendra Modi, for better. This time, he got a bigger mandate and he inducted his right-hand man Amit Shah into the Cabinet.

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

29 May 2019

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

01 Apr 2019

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20bn investment agreements with Pakistan

18 Feb 2019

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20bn investment agreements with Pakistan

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed a clutch of investment deals with Pakistan worth $20bn.

Yogi Adityanath denied permission to land in West Bengal

03 Feb 2019

Yogi Adityanath denied permission to land in West Bengal

In the latest chapter of the BJP's tussle with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, the state government, on Sunday, denied permission for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's chopper to land.

Country's second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

27 Jan 2019

Country's second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's first tulip garden will come up over 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs. 50cr.

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

11 Dec 2018

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth-anniversary today.

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

06 Dec 2018

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha has decided to consult 22 political parties, including Congress and BJP, as part of its effort to build consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill, pending in Parliament.

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

03 Dec 2018

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

02 Dec 2018

Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested by Odisha police in October, was moved to Capital Hospital in state capital Bhubaneshwar, a report claimed.

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

17 Nov 2018

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76

13 Nov 2018

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76

Eminent Odia singer, Chitta Jena passed away at a hospital in Cuttack today, following brief illness.

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

03 Nov 2018

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

A man, who once hosted lunch for BJP President Amit Shah during his visit to Odisha's Ganjam district last year, has now joined the BJD.

Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution

28 Oct 2018

Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Sunday ordered an inquiry by the crime branch into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district.

PM Modi to brainstorm with global CEOs on oil scenario

14 Oct 2018

PM Modi to brainstorm with global CEOs on oil scenario

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow brainstorm with Chief Executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies on emerging energy scenario, with ripples from the US sanctions on Iran and volatile oil prices threatening growth.

#IranOilImport: US envoy on Iran to hold talks with India

12 Oct 2018

#IranOilImport: US envoy on Iran to hold talks with India

US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, will be visiting India this week for talks ahead of the November 4 deadline set by the Trump administration for countries to cut their import of Iranian oil.

Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders

30 Aug 2018

Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has approved a proposal to replace LPG cylinders, which were lost during the recent floods in Kerala, at a subsidized rate, a statement from the Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons's office said today.

Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?

23 Aug 2018

Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?

Union Minister Alphons KJ has joined the long list of leaders who were trolled on social media with the hashtag #KannanthanamSleepChallenge.

This taxi driver's daughter became world's youngest to scale Kanchenjunga

06 Aug 2018

This taxi driver's daughter became world's youngest to scale Kanchenjunga

This 22-year-old from Uttarakhand had the most overwhelming experience in her life two months back: she scaled the world's third highest mountain,Kanchenjunga.

Center, industry want petroleum products under GST: Oil Minister Pradhan

01 Aug 2018

Center, industry want petroleum products under GST: Oil Minister Pradhan

The Center and the petroleum industry favor inclusion of petroleum products in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but the GST Council will take a final call on it, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

07 Jul 2018

Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

A new railway station in Odisha's Bhubaneswar and a host of other infrastructure projects were inaugurated today ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra festival beginning July 14.

6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here

11 Jun 2018

6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here

While enjoying their power for the past four years, some ministers of the Modi government have forgotten their responsibilities toward people. Their roles have been insignificant in transforming the appalling status quo, which India needs to disrupt desperately.

On rising fuel prices, Smriti Irani passes responsibility to states

03 Jun 2018

On rising fuel prices, Smriti Irani passes responsibility to states

Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani said states should bring fuel prices under GST framework to curtail exorbitant rates of petrol and diesel.

Comic Relief: Petrol, diesel prices cut only by 1 paisa

30 May 2018

Comic Relief: Petrol, diesel prices cut only by 1 paisa

The reduction in petrol and diesel prices was today revised by just 1 paisa/liter, with state-owned oil companies blaming clerical error for previously announcing a cut of up to 60 paise.

Petrol prices rise for 16th straight day

29 May 2018

Petrol prices rise for 16th straight day

Fuel prices are on an unobstructed ascent as petrol and diesel prices climbed again, for the 16th day in a row.

Amid rising fuel prices, Congress member wants bullock cart

26 May 2018

Amid rising fuel prices, Congress member wants bullock cart

Taking a funny dig at the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Congress MLC Deepak Singh has written to the principal secretary of the Vidhan Parishad seeking an entry pass for a bullock cart so that he could attend meetings, without spending a fortune on fuel.

Amid widespread criticism, government assures solution to rising fuel prices

22 May 2018

Amid widespread criticism, government assures solution to rising fuel prices

The Center is facing flak from all sides even as fuel prices, which have been rising continuously since the Karnataka elections, touched new highs.

After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

17 May 2018

After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath to become the next CM of Karnataka, after the Supreme Court refused the Congress and JD(S)' petition to stop the ceremony.

Abu Dhabi: First crude oil cargo shipped to India's ISPRL

15 May 2018

Abu Dhabi: First crude oil cargo shipped to India's ISPRL

The first consignment of 2 million barrels of crude oil from the UAE for India's strategic petroleum reserve at Mangalore is en route to India and will help it deal with supply-side disruptions, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

No plans to become PM, Modi will continue: Nitin Gadkari

14 May 2018

No plans to become PM, Modi will continue: Nitin Gadkari

In an interview to HT, Union Minister and former BJP President Nitin Gadkari has ruled out his becoming the PM if the party wins in 2019.

Petrol prices hiked 17 paise/liter, diesel 21 paise/liter after Karnataka-polls

14 May 2018

Petrol prices hiked 17 paise/liter, diesel 21 paise/liter after Karnataka-polls

After a 19-day pre-Karnataka poll hiatus, petrol price was today hiked by 17 paise/liter and diesel by 21 paise/liter as PSU oil firms began passing on the international rates spike to consumers.

After 124 deaths, heavy storm alert for 15 states, UTs

07 May 2018

After 124 deaths, heavy storm alert for 15 states, UTs

Days after heavy dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning killed more than 100 people in North India, the Met department has issued a similar warning for the next two days in 13 states and two union territories.

Including fuel-prices under GST will bring in rational tax-mechanism: Pradhan

06 Apr 2018

Including fuel-prices under GST will bring in rational tax-mechanism: Pradhan

Amid an uproar over higher fuel rates, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the inclusion of petroleum products under the ambit of the GST will bring the products under a rational tax mechanism.

Sale of non-ISI helmets to be banned soon

10 Mar 2018

Sale of non-ISI helmets to be banned soon

Non-ISI helmets for two-wheeler drivers are set to be banned by the end of the year.

BJP finalizes a few names for RS polls nominations

07 Mar 2018

BJP finalizes a few names for RS polls nominations

The upcoming RS biennial elections will be held on March 23. Fifty-eight MPs will retire.

UP Investors' Summit 2018: Yogi says UP shedding "BIMARU" tag

21 Feb 2018

UP Investors' Summit 2018: Yogi says UP shedding "BIMARU" tag

Lucknow is hosting the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit, which is the first such event to be held by CM Yogi Adityanath's government.