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Dharmendra Pradhan discusses areas of cooperation with Russia

During the visit he held a series of high-level bilateral engagements with Russian Government and private sector entities from energy and steel sectors.

Government neither divesting nor privatising ONGC: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Pradhan said, "There are two challenges with regard to natural resources. One is to keep an estimate on how much we have and the other one is to monetise it. Disinvestment or privatisation of ONGC is not happening."


Centre rescues ten Indian workers stranded in Dubai

Earlier this month, Dharmendra Pradhan had written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, requesting his personal intervention in the release and repatriation of the workers after watching their Facebook video. 

Odisha men ‘captive’ in Sharjah: Pradhan seeks S Jaishankar’s help

Pradhan wrote that the men belong to Nayagarh and Ganjam districts of Odisha. The letter added, “District Labour Officer of Nayagarh has also visited the house of some of the victims. However, there is no progress in the matter.”

Modi Cabinet portfolios: Sitharaman gets Finance, Piyush Goyal retains Railways

Cabinet Ministers of India 2019 Full List with Portfolios: Nitin Gadkari, on the other hand, retained the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Likewise, Dharmendra Pradhan will also remain the petroleum minister.

2014 election was one of hope — the 2019 polls are about trust: Dharmendra Pradhan

Two days after the BJP returned with an impressive performance in Odisha, winning 8 of 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state and 23 of 146 in Assembly polls, senior party leader Dharmendra Pradhan, who was the party’s Odisha in-charge, tells The Indian Express that politics in the state has become bipolar, with BJD and BJP being the main players and the Congress a fringe participant. Excerpts from an interview:


Robust plan in place for adequate supply of crude oil: Dharmendra Pradhan

With oil imports from Iran likely to come to a halt, the government expects volumes to go up from other countries.

Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan promises rice, dal and salt for Rupee 1, BJD calls it ‘act of desperation’

Pradhan said a “frightened” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is “misleading” voters that if his government falls, then subsidised rice at Re 1 will be stopped.

Dharmendra Pradhan: ‘PM Modi is the game changer of Odisha politics...We will be No. 1 party’

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been leading the BJP’s campaign in Odisha.

Tripura is highest natural gas producer in country, says Dharmendra Pradhan

During his visit, the union minister also laid the foundation stone for a CNG filling station at Udaipur in Gomati district, 50 Km from Agartala and piped natural gas connections in West Tripura.

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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.

Idea Exchange With Dharmendra Pradhan

Son of former BJP MP Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra Pradhan was inducted into the Modi Cabinet after delivering a victory for the BJP in Bihar in the 2014 general elections. Though he couldn’t manage the same feat in the Assembly elections, Pradhan has been a consistent performer as MoS, Petroleum and Natural Gas. Freeing up diesel […]


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.