Dharmendra Pradhan
Business  /  Published 23.09.19

India aims to turn net steel exporter

The Narendra Modi-government has set a target to become a net exporter of steel in the next two-three years, banking on a strategy to sell more of the product to the Gulf countries.“Currently we are...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 30.10.18

BJP’s Pradhan scoffs at Odisha health plan

There is no end to the tug of war between the BJD and the BJP over the implementation of two health welfare schemes — central government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and the state’s own Biju Swasthy...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneshwar

India  /  Published 23.05.20

Odisha pitch for foreign investors

The Odisha government on Saturday informed the Centre that it had developed industry-ready land bank of 505sqkm at different locations and has abundant availability of skilled manpower in the post-Cov...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Odisha  /  Published 02.11.18

Filigree gets Pradhan push

Union minister for petroleum, skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday that there was a need for growth of silver and gold tarkashi or filigree craft so that it gets a ...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

Business  /  Published 04.05.20

Petrol sales down 61%, diesel 56.5% in April

India's fuel consumption slumped by close to 70 per cent in April as all petroleum products except LPG saw massive demand erosion following the nationwide lockdown that has halted economic activity an...
By PTI in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 05.02.20

Rosneft targets BPCL with eye on fuel retail

Russian oil major Rosneft has expressed its interest to acquire state-owned BPCL as it is keen to enter the fuel retail market in India.Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his meeting with oil minister Dha...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.01.20

Steel cluster for East

A steel cluster development programme across the mineral-rich eastern region of India could fetch as much as $70 billion in fresh investments, a statement from the Narendra Modi-government claimed eve...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.01.19

At global meet, Jharkhand to showcase skill push

Over 20,000 people are expected to attend the state’s maiden Global Skill Summit-2019 at the mega sports complex at Hotwar on the outskirts of the capital, the daylong event promising to showcase th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

Business  /  Published 14.06.20

Covid-19 lockdown: Gas trading starts

India will on Monday get its very own natural gas trading platform that will help discover local market price for gas through transparent demand-supply matching. Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan will ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 23.04.19

Iran tension stokes inflation worries

The next government at the Centre will have to contend with high oil prices and its impact on inflation and the current account deficit, following the US withdrawing its waiver on Iranian oil for some...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi


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