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Dharmendra Pradhan: ‘BJP will have no truck with BJD, we will contest alone. PM’s popularity really high in Odisha’

Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is trying to shift the blame of his failure to the Centre."

‘Treated as furniture’, Odisha BJP MLA, senior leader quit party

Requesting anonymity, a BJP leader said that the accusations in the letter seem to be directed to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.


Dharmendra Pradhan to be BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Odisha: Senior BJP leader

The announcement came amid rumours in the political circle that the BJP would project Sarangi as its chief ministerial candidate for the state assembly elections next year.

US sanctions on Iran: 'India has been able to get its way,' says oil minister; gives credit to PM Modi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the US would temporarily allow eight countries to continue buying Iranian oil even after enforcing its sanctions on Tehran.

Sentiment around US sanction on Iran hurting prices, enough oil available in other parts of the world: Govt

India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer, meets more than 80 per cent of its oil needs through imports. Iran is its third-largest supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia and meets about 10 per cent of the total needs.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan meets Jaitley as fuel prices touch new high

The two ministers are believed to have discussed options to mitigate the impact of rising international oil prices and rupee dipping to new lows.


Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM: Delay in clearances to discourage investors

The letter comes ahead of Patnaik’s New Delhi visit on Wednesday to attend a road show for inviting investors to the Make in Odisha conclave in November.

Dharmendra Pradhan hardsells Odisha to Surat investors, says need your help to develop

Dharmendra Pradhan also said that once the work at Paradip port is completed and industries are set up there, the east coast port will leave Kandla port of Gujarat behind.

External factors behind fuel price rise: Dharmendra Pradhan

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a conclave organised in Surat, Pradhan said the factors responsible for drop in production of crude oil have caused a spike in fuel prices in India. "I would like to mention two points, and both these subjects are external. OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum

Cabinet tweaks pre-NELP oil blocks, reduces ONGC burden

The proposal to share royalty and cess as per PI, which will be applicable on seven blocks - will help ONGC and Oil India as they were liable to pay 100 per cent of the two taxes, irrespective of their PIs in the pre-NELP blocks.

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

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

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.