Dharmendra Pradhan

Politician from Odisha, India

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Dharmendra Pradhan: Politician from Odisha, India
Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan is the Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel in the Government of India. On 31 May 2019, Shri Pradhan began his second consecutive tenure at the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas becoming the first such incumbent in the history of independent India. Shri Pradhan was promoted as a Cabinet Minister on 3 September 2017. As a Member of Parliament, Shri Pradhan currently represents Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha and was earlier a member of the 14th Lok Sabha.


400 petrol pumps, 1,200 LPG distributors opened in last 6 years in Bihar: Dharmendra Pradhan [Video]

400 petrol pumps, 1,200 LPG distributors opened in last 6 years in Bihar: Dharmendra Pradhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three petroleum projects in Bihar via video conferencing on September 13. Speaking on today's inauguration of Durgapur-Banka section of Paradip-Muzaffarpur..

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PM Modi dedicates 3 petroleum projects to Bihar [Video]

PM Modi dedicates 3 petroleum projects to Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated three petroleum projects to Bihar, through video conferencing on September 13. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were..

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Covid update: 2 more ministers infected; plane crash testing; USA schools [Video]

Covid update: 2 more ministers infected; plane crash testing; USA schools

From two more Union ministers testing positive, to hospital staff preventing a suicide bid by a patient - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. After Union Home minister Amit Shah and..

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Covid update: India vaccine progress; another minister infected; IMF on economy [Video]

Covid update: India vaccine progress; another minister infected; IMF on economy

From another minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet testing positive for infection, to the progress report of India's indigenously-developed vaccine candidates - here are the top news updates on the..

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Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan also involved in horse-trading, claims Ashok Gehlot

Urging PM Narendra Modi once again to restrain BJP from trying to topple an elected government, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal of..
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Dharmendra Pradhan slams Sonia Gandhi over her remarks on fuel price hike

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday slammed Congress chief Sonia Gandhi over her charge that the Centre was 'extorting money from people' and her demand seeking immediate rollback of fuel price..
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Yoga can play a vital role in building immunity: Union Minister Pradhan

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday stressed on the need for practising yoga, saying the ancient practice can play a vital role in bolstering physical and mental wellbeing and building..
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Dharmendra Pradhan thanks PM Modi for connecting 4 districts of Odisha to Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

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Dharmendra Pradhan urges Jaishankar, Puri for flights to bring back stranded Odias abroad

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India looks to store cheap oil in United States - oil minister

India is looking at storing some low priced U.S. oil in facilities there as its local storage is full, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told CNBC TV18 news channel.
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Dharmendra Pradhan urges S Jaishankar to bring Odias from abroad to Bhubaneswar directly

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Free Ujjawla refills till June, says Dharmendra Pradhan

The Comptroller and Auditor General's report in December 2019 pegged the annual average refill consumption at 3.66 among beneficiaries who had completed a year till March 2018.
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Private sector should lay stress on research in medical sciences: Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the private sector should also lay stress on research in medical sciences apart from providing healthcare facilities to people. Shah attended the..
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Ghana seeks India's help for its own Ujjwala

IndianOil and National Petroleum Authority of Ghana on Wednesday exchanged an MoU in the presence of oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Ghana high commissioner Michael Aaron here.
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Only those ready to say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' can stay in India: Dharmendra Pradhan makes a case for citizenship

"Should we just let this country be a Dharamshala?" asked Dharmendra Pradhan
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I see great partnership in energy sector between India, Russia: Dharmendra Pradhan

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BJP to form govts in Haryana, Maharashtra, says Dharmendra Pradhan

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West Asia tension & trade war may hit energy security, economy: Pradhan

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday warned that India's growing import dependence for oil and gas made it vulnerable to external developments. A series of adverse global events in recent..
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Energy Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to hold talks with Russian counterpart in Moscow, review energy sector cooperation

Energy Minister Pradhan will meet his counterpart Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and will review energy sector cooperation.
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BJP shifts gears, to launch all-India 'awareness' drive on J&K decisions

Unveiling the plan, Dharmendra Pradhan and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat told reporters that in the 1st phase, party workers across the country will hold interactions with people to explain that the radical..
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Dharmendra Pradhan bats for Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple as iconic tourist sites

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged the Centre to include Odisha's Jagannath Temple and Konark Sun Temple in the proposed list of 'iconic tourist sites'. Pradhan wrote a letter to culture and..
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Dharmendra Pradhan seeks Jaishankar's help for repatriation of 18 Odia workers from Dubai

"These stranded Odias from Ganjam district have released video seeking repatriation and payment of their legitimate dues," the Petroleum and Steel Minister said in a letter to Jaishankar.
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86% Ujjwala beneficiaries return to take second refill: Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Nearly 86 per cent beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), under which free LPG connection is provided, have returned to buy the second cylinder, petroleum minister Dharmendra..
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Government neither divesting nor privatising ONGC: Pradhan

State-run ONGC will neither be disinvested nor privatised but only oilfields discovered by it are being monetised through a transparent bidding process to ensure the country's energy security,..
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Five Indian sailors abducted in Nigeria released, Dharmendra Pradhan praises EAM S Jaishankar

Five India sailors -- Sudeep Chaudhary, Ankit Hooda, Chirag Yadav, Avinash Reddy, and Moogu Ravi, had been kidnapped from a vessel -- MT Apecus -- on April 19, this year.
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Dharmendra Pradhan, SAIL chairman donate Rs 3 crore cheque to Odisha CM's relief fund

Pradhan along with Chaudhary handed over Rs 3 crore cheque to Patnaik for Chief Minister's relief fund for cyclone Fani restoration
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Amit Shah chairs meeting of top ministers

Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday presided over a meeting of top ministers including finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and external affairs minister S Jaishankar. The meeting is understood to have..
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