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Dharmendra Pradhan


BPCL bid process: Three expressions of interest received, says Dharmendra Pradhan

December 03, 2020 11:08 am

Vedanta Resources had said it has submitted an EoI for the government’s 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL. Besides Vedanta, two private equity funds are reported to have also submitted bids for BPCL.

Flare-up on Odisha-Andhra border: Union Minister Pradhan urges Odisha CM to seek Centre's support

November 20, 2020 1:22 am

Pradhan, who hails from Odhisha, urged the Chief Minister in a letter to seek the Centre's support to resolve longstanding boundary disputes with other states as well and convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.

Dharmendra Pradhan: Consensus on including LNG under GST soon

November 07, 2020 1:30 am

According to a government release, Pradhan said the call from industry to include LNG under the indirect tax regime was a genuine demand and that a consensus was likely to develop on the issue soon.

Delhi Confidential: Setting An Example

October 05, 2020 1:43 am

Pradhan urged others who had recovered from Covid-19 to do their bit as well after donating plasma at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The minister called the experience “extremely satisfying”.

Pradhan invites cos to build 6.5 MT crude storage capacity across country

September 30, 2020 12:30 am

India’s existing strategic petroleum reserve facilities are located in Visakhapatnam (1.3 MT), Mangaluru (1.5 MT) and Padur (2.5 MT).

From Amit Shah to Nitin Gadkari, here is a list of Union ministers who contracted Covid-19

September 17, 2020 5:31 pm

Meanwhile, the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country has crossed 51 lakh, after detecting 90,123 fresh cases. The tally of 51,18,253 cases includes 10,09,976 patients who are undergoing treatment and 4,025,079 who have recovered.

Oil and natural gas PSUs to contribute to global solar fund

September 09, 2020 12:52 am

The five companies to contribute to the ISA corpus fund are ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL and GAIL (India) Ltd.

Delhi Confidential: Pradhan Tests Positive

August 05, 2020 2:10 am

Pradhan is the second cabinet minister to test positive; he and Home Minister Amit Shah are getting treatment at the same hospital.

India considers plan to store oil in US; inks MoU for cooperation on strategic petroleum reserves

July 18, 2020 1:00 am

The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to begin cooperation on operation and maintenance of strategic petroleum reserves, including exchange of information and best practices, a joint statement issued Friday said.

Dharmendra Pradhan: ‘Congress culture to loot treasure, Modi’s plan to spend it on poor’

June 30, 2020 2:01 am

“Your culture is to loot the treasure, Modiji's plan is to spend it on the poor, needy and middle class...,” Pradhan said.


Here is a list of Union ministers who contracted Covid-19

September 17, 2020 1:06 pm

Here's a list of all the Union Ministers who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.


Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Africa to be major energy source for India, says Petroleum Minister

January 22, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that with the global economic situation currently at a critical phase, it is imperative that India and Africa forge deeper collaboration, particularly in the field of energy. Indian refiners boosted imports of African crude oil in 2015 to the highest in at least five years and slightly cut their intake from America as refiners benefited from changing global oil flows caused by surplus supply. Pradhan said the Government has decided to diversify energy basket. Pradhan added that the new discoveries in Africa have seen oil reserves grow by over 100 percent and gas reserves grow by over 55 percent and this would improve Africa's position as an exporter of not only oil but also gas. India, the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer, raised its imports of African oil as the continent's mainly light, sweet crudes helped fill increasing demand for gasoline and diesel fuel.