RAJNATH SINGH

  • Assembly election results: Saffron surge in Maharashtra 21 hours 27 minutes ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party has become the first party since 1990 to win more than 100 seats. Their one arch rival, NCP, has offered outside support. BJP leader Rajiv pratap Rudy said, "Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh will be in Mumbai to discuss future course of action." ...
  • BJP has not decided on Maharashtra, Haryana CMs: Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP has not taken any decision yet on chief ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "So far we have not taken any decision on chief ministers of Maharashtra or Haryana," he said after a meeting of the BJP...
  • Winter session of Parliament likely from November 24 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Winter session of Parliament is likely to start from November 24 and is expected to be a month-long affair. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled on Monday. The meeting will decide the schedule and would send the recommendation...
  • First finger then head missing from Hazare's statue in Gurgaon 2 days ago

    Gurgaon: Social activist Anna Hazare's life-size statue installed in the posh Civil Lines area here was beheaded in the early hours Saturday, an activist said. Last year, Hazare had written to the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh, seeking his help in the installation of his statue here. Hazare had...
  • No one can warn India: Rajnath Singh to China 4 days ago

    Manesar (Haryana): With China reacting sharply to government's plans to construct a border road in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sent a strong message, asserting that no one can warn India. "Today, no one can give warning to India. We are a very powerful country," he told reporters on...
  • Westernised education concept dealt a blow to Indian culture, says Rajnath Singh 4 days ago

    Jodhpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held westernised education concept brought by Britishers responsible for dealing a severe blow to the values and culture of the country and said present system was not fulfilling the main objective of education. Singh, while addressing a gathering at the Chopsani Schools centenary celebrations in...
  • Rajnath Singh reviews law and order situation in Delhi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of attacks on cops by criminals, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed law and order situation in the national capital and directed the Delhi Police to check illegal gun running in the city. At a high-level meeting, attended by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Commissioner...
  • Politics on ceasefire issue has lowered troops morale: Rajnath Singh October 11, 2014

    Dadri/Bhiwani: Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the Congress and other parties for "playing politics" on the issue of ceasefire violations, saying it has lowered the morale of the forces and asked people to shun them. Addressing poll rallies in Dadri and Bhiwani in poll-bound Haryana, Singh said...
  • Cyclone Hudhud approaches Odisha, Andhra; relief teams make final preparations October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud is fast approaching the Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coast. It is likely to make landfall at Visakhapatnam on Sunday afternoon. Odisha government has asked the Center to send satellite phones for rescue and relief work. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also spoken to the chief ministers...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP, Shiv Sena would not have split if Balasaheb was alive, says Rajnath Singh October 9, 2014

    Mandrup: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance would not have broken had Bal Thackeray been alive. "We have great respect for Bala Saheb Thackeray. If he were alive, the alliance between Sena-BJP would not have broken," he said. Addressing a poll rally for the...
  • Financial powers of paramilitary chiefs enhanced October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The financial powers of all para-military chiefs has been increased under various heads including procurement of arms and ammunition which has seen a four-fold increase from existing Rs five core to Rs 20 crore. The decision was taken by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who decided to delegate...
  • West Bengal: Centre treading cautiously on NIA probe into Burdwan blast October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst demand for having an NIA probe into the October 2 blast at a house in Burdwan in West Bengal, government is treading cautiously and weighing political ramifications of the move before making a suo moto decision to hand over the case to a central probe agency. Senior...
  • End ceasefire violations, else will give befitting reply, says Rajnath Singh to Pakistan October 7, 2014

    Latur: In a stern warning to Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked it to put an end to firing and ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu & Kashmir saying if such breach continues, the army and every youth of this country will give a befitting reply. Addressing...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires again in Poonch October 7, 2014

    Jammu: After overnight firing along the Line of Control, fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops has been reported on Tuesday afternoon in Poonch sector of Jammu region. Reacting to the repeated violations by Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We want to secure our borders. Pakistan had started action on the...
  • India, Pakistan sweet sharing tradition on Eid a casualty to ceasefire violations October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As the stand-off between India and Pakistan intensifies in Jammu and Kashmir, the countries have called off sweet sharing tradition along the Attari border on Eid. This cancellation comes after heavy shelling and firing from across the border has left five villagers dead and 29 injured in Jammu...
  • Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations, says Rajnath Singh October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday asked Pakistan to stop ceasefire violations after heavy shelling and firing from across the border thta left five villagers dead and 29 injured in Jammu and Kashmir. "Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations now and understand the reality that times have changed in India," Home Minister Rajnath...
  • Delhi: Ensure cleanliness of all police stations, says Rajnath Singh October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday instructed Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to ensure that all police stations and other complexes are cleaned within a week, saying that he may undertake surprise visits. "Home Minister today (Saturday) instructed the Delhi CP (BS) Bassi to ensure that all police stations and...
  • 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...
  • Assembly polls: Political bigwigs including PM, Sonia, Rajnath on campaign trail today October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana and Maharashtra on Saturday. Modi will hold a rally in Haryana's Karnal in the morning and then head to Maharashtra where he will hold public meetings in...
  • Had Rajnath been BJP chief, alliance would have remained: Uddhav Thackeray October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a veiled attacked on BJP chief Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that he had told Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP President till the Maharashtra assembly elections and had he been at the helm of affairs the alliance would not have broken. Thackeray also...
  • Centre offers help to Tamil Nadu following tension in state September 29, 2014

    Speaking on the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu following the arrest of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Home secretary has spoken to chief secretary and DGP of Tamil Nadu. Center has offered all help." ...
  • Kerala: Murder accused RSS activist presents turban to Rajnath Singh, sparks row September 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has erupted over an RSS activist and accused in a murder case placing a turban on the head of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit here last week. The incident, which has also raised security issues, happened when Singh visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Saturday...
  • No decision yet on Anant Geete's continuation in Cabinet: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: No decision has been taken on whether or not Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete will continue in the Union Cabinet after his party Shiv Sena snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "The party has to take a...
  • Will go by laid-down rules on Lokpal appointment: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House. "We will work...
  • Union Cabinet recommends President's Rule in Maharashtra after CM Chavan quits September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A special meeting of the Union Cabinet to discuss the political situation of Maharashtra on Saturday recommended President Rule for Maharashtra. The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, just a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post following...
  • Maharashtra Governor recommends President's rule in state, Cabinet likely to give consent September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post, a special meeting of the Union Cabinet has been convened on Saturday evening to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra. According to sources, Maharashtra Governor CV Rao has recommended President's rule in the state. "The Union Cabinet...
  • India will effectively tackle terrorism: Rajnath Singh September 27, 2014

    Kollam: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday expressed confidence about effectively tackling problems of terrorism and insurgency faced by the country. "The country is facing problems of terrorism, insurgency and separatism but I am fully confident that we will be able to resolve these problems and save the nation," he...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • Rajnath Singh asks Kerala government to end political killings September 26, 2014

    Kannur (Kerala): Kerala government must end political violence in the state, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said even as he indicated that the growth of BJP could be the reason behind the killings of Sangh Parivar activists in the state. "State government should take strong action. State government must try...
  • Rajnath Singh made incharge of government, Cabinet, in absence of PM Narendra Modi September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be in charge of the government when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is away on his US visit, the Cabinet Secretariat confirmed on Friday. The Secretariat notified that in the absence of the Prime Minister, Singh will be in charge of the government and the...