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  • Opposition, government clash in Lok Sabha over attacks on churches 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Recent attacks on religious places witnessed a verbal clash in Lok Sabha on Wednesday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking to blunt opposition onslaught by expressing readiness to table a detailed statement to show how many such incidents had taken place in which regime. ...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi police is planning a full-fledged roll-out for its app which registers FIRs online in motor vehicle theft cases, after its trial run went smoothly. Fifteen cases were lodged since the app's trial run which began on Thursday and Delhi police top brass are planning a grand event to...
  • Rajnath Singh evades queries on Sena's demand April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday refused to be drawn into the controversy over ally Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's demand for scrapping voting rights of Muslims. The Home Minister, who was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on 'Untouchability No More', was queried about the editorial in...
  • UPA's response to Pakistan aggression was 'height of humility': Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Terming the response of previous UPA regime to Pakistan's aggression as "height of humility", Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the way NDA government dealt with the cross border firing and infiltration has forced the neighbouring country to "shout for" UN intervention. "We want good ties with our neighbours...
  • UP needs to tighten law and order situation: Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Expressing concern over a spate of train loot incidents in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was a need to tighten law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to know about incidents of loots in Lucknow. I will talk to the UP government and...
  • Rajnath Singh gets stuck in lift, scales wall to come out April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday got stuck in a lift and later had to climb a stool to scale the wall, sending his security officials into a tizzy for some moments. The incident happened when Singh went to visit a Central Reserve Police Force complex in South Delhi...
  • Home Ministry freezes all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. According to Home Ministry, Greenpeace claims the misrepresentation is a typographical error. The NGO...
  • Citizenship applications of Sindhis being examined: Home Minister March 21, 2015

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the cases of those hailing from the Sindhi community, who were still waiting for citizenship, were being examined and a decision would be taken as per the law of land. While addressing a function on the occasion of Cheti Chand Jayanti,...
  • Centre to appoint official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to appoint a senior Home Ministry official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and concerned ministries for speedy implementation of the provisions in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The decision came following a meeting of a delegation of Andhra Pradesh BJP leaders with Union Home Minister...
  • IAS officer DK Ravi's death: We demand a CBI inquiry, says Sadananda Gowda March 18, 2015

    Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda of the BJP said that he would like to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday to demand a CBI inquiry into the death of 36-year-old IAS officer DK Ravikumar. "We want the Home Minister to hand over the case to CBI," said Gowda. ...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM meets Amit Shah over hardliner Masarat Alam's release March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over the party's alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the wake of controversial decisions taken by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav was...
  • No more separatist will be freed, J&K CM Mufti assures Rajnath Singh March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Three days after the Jammu and Kashmir government released hardliner Masarat Alam from jail, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that no more separatists will be released without consulting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to sources, Singh spoke with the J&K Chief Minister...
  • India has never imposed restrictions on women: Rajnath Singh March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Contending that India has never imposed restrictions on women, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said women like Maharani Lakshmibai should be brought out of the pages of history and made an inspiration for the new generation. Speaking at Delhi Police's 'Say No To Fear' event where nearly...
  • Restraint by court on broadcast of Nirbhaya case convict's interview till further orders March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The restraint put by a Delhi court on the broadcast of interview of December 16 gang-rape convict will continue till further orders. The court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to take action against those who publish or broadcast the contents of the documentary. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • India wants to maintain cordial ties with neighbours, says Rajnath Singh March 1, 2015

    Jaunpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said India wanted to maintain cordial relations with its neighbours, but if someone attempts to encroach upon its borders, a befitting reply would be given. "We want to maintain cordial relationship with our neighbours, but if anyone tries to encroach upon our borders,...
  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...
  • Home Ministry offers 3 names to Kejriwal for picking new Chief Secretary of Delhi February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has initiated the process of appointing the next Chief Secretary of Delhi by sending a panel of three senior IAS officers to the city government after finding that the only name given by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was too junior to hold the top position. Official...
  • Home Minister asks Delhi Police to extend full support to AAP government February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked Delhi Police to extend full support to the Arvind Kejriwal government New Delhi even as he reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's view that the states should be given every assistance rising above party lines in keeping with the spirit of "cooperative...
  • Jitendra Singh Tomar: A lawyer with Congress background gets crucial home, law departments in 'AAP' Ki Sarkar February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Jitendra Singh Tomar, a lawyer with Congress background, is Delhi's new home minister and also has the charge of law and justice ministry which saw a controversial stint of Somnath Bharti during previous AAP government. Tomar has been given charge of crucial Home department, which was earlier handled by...
  • Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal meets Rajnath, demands full-fledged statehood for Delhi February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi's chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded full-fledged statehood for Delhi. Kejriwal was accompanied by AAP Patparganj MLA Manish Sisodia. After the meeting, Sisodia said, "We met Rajnath Singh and gave him an invite for Kejriwal's swearing-in...
  • Rajasthan Home Minister tests positive for swine flu February 2, 2015

    Jaipur: After former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Monday tested positive for swine flu. Kataria tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Udaipur and is convalescing at his residence in that city, his personal secretary said. Kataria had gone to Udaipur a day back after...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • J&K: 7,000 people along border areas shifted to safer places as Pakistan indulges in heavy firing January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: With Pakistan resorting to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, over 7,000 people residing along the border in Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated to safer places. Besides, BSF Director General (DG) DK...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • No talks with NDFB (S), NIA will probe attack on Adivasis in Assam: Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 78 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with...
  • Naxalism is a national challenge, we will succeed in tackling the menace: Rajnath Singh December 2, 2014

    Raipur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid homage to the 14 CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Singh announced compensation of Rs 38 lakh for the relatives of 14 CRPF jawans killed and Rs 65,000 each to 15 injured. The Home Minister, who visited...
  • India ready to tackle ISI threat from Pakistan, assures Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Blaming "state actors" in Pakistan for making attempts to destabilise India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the neighbouring country has not abandoned its efforts to harm the country through "various tactics". The Home Minister, while addressing the country's top police brass, spoke on various issues including threats from...
  • Islamic State a cause of concern but won't let it gain a foothold in India: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst recent reports of growing influence of the Islamic State in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the banned terror outfit's impact in India is a cause of concern. However, he added that he had confidence in the security forces which are ready to face all kinds of...