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  • India for promoting flexible, open gas market globally Nov 02, 2017 07:10 PM IST

    India for promoting flexible, open gas market globally

    Minister for Petroleum and Natual Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said although Asia is the largest natural gas- consuming region and accounts for 70 percent of global Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) imports, the region lacks a transparent LNG pricing benchmark.

  • 'New shoes bite initially,' Pradhan on GST, demonetisation Oct 24, 2017 09:09 PM IST

    'New shoes bite initially,' Pradhan on GST, demonetisation

    Replying to a query over the reported adverse impact of the GST and demonetisation on jobs, the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said, "When you buy some new shoes they bite for the initial three days, but on the fourth day they fit perfectly."

  • Dharmendra Pradhan seeks Home Ministry nod to build hostel for trainees Oct 23, 2017 02:37 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan seeks Home Ministry nod to build hostel for trainees

    Observing that candidates who come to the national capital for training under the PMKVY have to face problems due to not having accommodation facility, Pradhan said the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship proposes to build a hostel for such youth in collaboration with the New Delhi Municipal Council.

  • India pitches for pricing flexibility in LNG contracts Oct 18, 2017 02:03 PM IST

    India pitches for pricing flexibility in LNG contracts

    Speaking at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference here, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the global LNG market is undergoing a major transformation driven by new supplies which has created a situation of oversupply.

  • India offers $300 bn investment chance in oil sector: Dharmendra Pradhan Oct 11, 2017 09:30 AM IST

    India offers $300 bn investment chance in oil sector: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "In the next 10 years, India is offering project scope of USD 300 billion (in hydrocarbon sector) looking into our future demand," Pradhan said in a media interaction at IndiaEnergyForum, organised by CERAWeek.

  • Oil ministry seeks 5% cut in value added tax from states on petrol, diesel Oct 04, 2017 04:17 PM IST

    Oil ministry seeks 5% cut in value added tax from states on petrol, diesel

    "By taking cognizance of the whole scenario, the prime minister has given direction to the finance ministry and the oil ministry to look into this aspect and rightly, I don't see this as an issue of loss or gain," Pradhan told reporters.

  • LPG connections in Uttar Pradesh rise to 2.88 crore, says Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 24, 2017 07:43 PM IST

    LPG connections in Uttar Pradesh rise to 2.88 crore, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    The minister was speaking at a function to distribute letters of intent to LPG distributors here today. He said that the Ujjwala Yojana, which was launched on May 1, 2016 from Ballia has changed scenario and has helped women members of a poor family the most.

  • Fuel prices will come down soon: Pradhan Sep 23, 2017 06:37 PM IST

    Fuel prices will come down soon: Pradhan

    When asked about the possibility of a reduction in taxes on petroleum products to curb the fuel prices, Pradhan said taxes can't be slashed as funds are necessary for infrastructure development and welfare schemes.

  • Centre will take necessary steps to ease fuel price situation: BJP Sep 22, 2017 04:49 PM IST

    Centre will take necessary steps to ease fuel price situation: BJP

    The statement made by the BJP comes in sharp contrast to the Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan ruling out intervention on daily fuel price revision.

  • KPCC urges Centre to bring petroleum products under GST regime Sep 21, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    KPCC urges Centre to bring petroleum products under GST regime

    By bringing petrol and diesel under GST regime, the prices of the petroleum products would reduce by nearly 50 per cent, he told reporters here.

  • Need tax uniformity on petroleum products, says Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 18, 2017 08:55 AM IST

    Need tax uniformity on petroleum products, says Dharmendra Pradhan

    "There are two kinds of taxes (on petroleum products). One is the central excise and the other one is state VAT. That is the reason we are expecting uniform tax mechanism from the industry point of view," Pradhan told PTI.

  • Should not miss industrial revolution this time: Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 15, 2017 03:15 PM IST

    Should not miss industrial revolution this time: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said that four key stakeholders - centre, states, NGOs and civil society - needs to work together in the area of skill development.

  • Movement in domestic oil prices is as per movement in international oil prices: HPCL Sep 14, 2017 10:16 AM IST

    Movement in domestic oil prices is as per movement in international oil prices: HPCL

    Even as petrol and diesel prices move closer to their highest level in three years, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met the heads of oil marketing companies (OMCs) and assured them that there will be no intervention and the "market-driven" mechanism will continue to determine prices. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, MK Surana, CMD of HPCL spoke about the latest happenings in his company and sector.

  • India renegotiates LNG deal with Exxon: Oil minister Sep 10, 2017 09:45 AM IST

    India renegotiates LNG deal with Exxon: Oil minister

    India has been trying to leverage its position as one of the biggest energy consumers to strike better bargains for its companies. In 2015 it renegotiated the LNG pricing formula with Qatar's Rasgas to buy the gas at half the original price.

  • India starts exporting diesel to Myanmar Sep 05, 2017 10:32 AM IST

    India starts exporting diesel to Myanmar

    Modi, who is due to start a three-day visit to Myanmar on Tuesday, wants to expand ties with eastern neighbours to develop India’s landlocked northeastern states.

  • India to bid for Israel oil-and-gas exploration blocks: Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 04, 2017 10:06 PM IST

    India to bid for Israel oil-and-gas exploration blocks: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Many oil majors have been hesitant to enter the Israeli market, fearing a backlash from oil-rich Arab states hostile to the country.

  • News Live: RBI says it has no info on black money removed by note ban Sep 04, 2017 06:41 PM IST

    News Live: RBI says it has no info on black money removed by note ban

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  • Govt to expedite skilling of youth: Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 04, 2017 01:12 PM IST

    Govt to expedite skilling of youth: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Dharmendra Pradhan, who took over as the new Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said his priority would be to create an eco-system of jobs.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan says daily petrol, diesel price revision to continue Sep 04, 2017 12:43 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan says daily petrol, diesel price revision to continue

    Pradhan, who was yesterday elevated as Cabinet minister and given additional charge of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said the daily revision immediately passes on the benefit of any reduction in international oil prices to consumers and avoids sharp spikes by spreading them in small doses.

  • LPG price hiked by Rs 7 per cylinder, ATF by 4% Sep 01, 2017 04:05 PM IST

    LPG price hiked by Rs 7 per cylinder, ATF by 4%

    A subsidised 14.2-kg LPG cylinder now costs Rs 487.18 in Delhi as against Rs 479.77 previously, according to Indian Oil Corporation, the nation's largest fuel retailer.

  • Government rules out cutting taxes on petrol, diesel Aug 30, 2017 05:27 PM IST

    Government rules out cutting taxes on petrol, diesel

    State-owned oil companies in June dumped the 15-year old practice of revising rates on 1st and 16th of every month and instead adopted a dynamic daily price revision to instantly reflect changes in cost. Rates during the first fortnight dropped but have since July 3 been on the rise.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan seeks people's support in Centre's development schemes Aug 29, 2017 08:16 AM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan seeks people's support in Centre's development schemes

    Speaking at a seminar organised here by Intellectual Cell of Himachal BJP, the minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked upon an ambitious programme to provide basic facilities like water, toilets, healthcare, education, shelter, power, clean environment, roads and employment.

  • India set to unveil new biofuel policy in bid to cut oil, gas, coal imports: Minister Aug 10, 2017 02:46 PM IST

    India set to unveil new biofuel policy in bid to cut oil, gas, coal imports: Minister

    The government aims to develop a biofuel economy worth 1 trillion rupees ($15.6 billion) in the next two years, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a conference on renewable energy on Thursday.

  • Talks on for gas pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura: Dharmendra Pradhan Aug 07, 2017 02:29 PM IST

    Talks on for gas pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura: Dharmendra Pradhan

    "In exchange, we have given the proposal for a gas pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura. We are pursuing the matter diplomatically and I would also visit Bangladesh soon," Pradhan told reporters here.

  • LPG price hiked by Rs 2 per cylinder Aug 02, 2017 09:16 AM IST

    LPG price hiked by Rs 2 per cylinder

    Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had yesterday told Lok Sabha that the government has asked state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year.

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