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  • Citizenship applications of Sindhis being examined: Home Minister 6 days ago

    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...
  • Government promises more funds to states for prison reforms: Rajnath Singh November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday promised to provide more funds to all states for modernisation of prisons as condition of most of the jails in the country are "miserable". Addressing a seminar on prison reforms, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all recommendations on prison reforms made...
  • Rajnath Singh prays for India's rise as global leader in Jerusalem November 7, 2014

    Jerusalem: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem, including Judaism's holiest site, where he customarily placed a prayer note expressing his wish that India regain its leadership position in the comity of nations. A source, who went to pray at the site...
  • BJP might have got majority if Shiv Sena pact ended early: Rajnath Singh October 31, 2014

    Bhopal: In the wake of BJP preparing to form a minority government in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if their alliance with the Shiv Sena would have ended atleast a fortnight before the actual demise of the combine, then his party might have won clear...
  • I appeal to everyone to be present at Vijay Chowk on Friday: Rajnath Singh October 30, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to one and all to be present at Vijay Chowk on Friday early morning for "Run and Unity' programme and make it a huge success. ...
  • No possibility can be ruled out of terror strike during Diwali, says Rajnath Singh October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence alerts are issued," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function. Singh was replying to a question on...
  • Home Minister asks Delhi Police to ensure Swachh Bharat drive October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the "Swachh Bharat" initiative to promote cleanliness in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked Delhi Police to ensure neat and clean surroundings in its office premises. "The Home Minister has asked Delhi Police Commissioner to monitor cleanliness drive...
  • Rajnath Singh proposes SAARC centre for good governance September 19, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday proposed setting up a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) centre for good governance where officers from all member countries can come together to exchange their experiences. Participating in the sixth meeting of interior and home ministers of SAARC countries in...