Rajnath Singh

  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post 11 hours 56 minutes ago

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • Rajnath meets protesting UPSC civil services aspirants, exam may be postponed 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi The Narendra Modi government seems to have bowed down to the pressure built up by the protesting Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants as Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Monday said that the Centre will do as much as it can do to resolve the issue. Singh told...
  • Congress demands probe into bugging reports 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged bugging at the residence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house refused to die down with Congress on Monday demanding a probe and government virtually rejecting it. Gadkari, who holds the portfolio of Highways and Transport, himself calibrated his statement on Monday completely denying there...
  • Will resolve UPSC exam row in a week: Rajnath Singh 17 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the UPSC civil services exam issue will be resolved within a week. "UPSC issue will be resolved within a week," he told reporters in New Delhi. Rajnath Singh apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday of the measures being taken to address the...
  • Saharanpur situation fully under control, says Rajnath Singh 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it. "Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters here. Singh's comments came a day after he briefed Prime Minister...
  • Saharanpur tense as communal clashes claim 3 lives, blame game continues Yesterday

    Saharanpur: Even as Saharanpur continues to simmer over Saturday's violent clashes between two communities over a land dispute, the blame game has already begun. Sources in the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit claim that despite their inputs, the state government waited to act till the situation went out of hand. According...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs Narendra Modi on UPSC row Yesterday

    New Delhi: In order to resolve the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi and briefed him about latest development in the matter. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Prime Minister's Cabinet and UPSC...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on Saharanpur clashes, 26 arrested so far Yesterday

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh where clashes erupted between two communities over a land dispute. Twenty six have been arrested in the violent clashes that has claimed three lives and left over 20 injured....
  • 20 people arrested in Saharanpur violence Yesterday

    The situation remains tensed after 3 people were killed and 23 were injured in violent clashes between 2 groups in Saharanpur on Saturday. 20 people have been arrested. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Uttar Pradesh government of support. "The state government must ensure to maintain law and order",said...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • Centre extends help to UP CM to ensure communal harmony in Saharanpur 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Saharanpur: The Centre has stepped in to control the situation after violence in Saharanpur killed two people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the district. The Home Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also...
  • Delhi BJP chief meets Lieutenant Governor 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports that his party may attempt to form the government in the national capital, BJP's Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay on Friday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at Raj Niwas. The meeting comes a day after Jung met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for about 20 minutes and...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Government proposes to modify text book content to check crime rate: Rajnath 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to check crime rate, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said one of the proposals is to modify the contents of text books to inject human values into children. "There is also a need to create awareness and to bring perceptional change among people so as...
  • Sena MPs force Muslim to break fast: BJP leaders refuse to comment 5 days ago

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. The news created an uproar in Lok Sabha. But,...
  • Haryana objects to assembly of SGPC supporters in state 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Haryana government on Wednesday objected to the reported convergence of Amritsar-based SGPC supporters in the state gurdwaras alleging that they were planning to forcibly retain possession of the shrines following the row over separate Haryana SGPC. According to Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, Amritsar-based SGPC supporters had converged...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit July 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She had...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Government accuses Congress of 'disinformation' campaign on file issue July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing Congress of initiating a "disinformation" campaign on file destruction issue, the government today asserted that the files related to Mahatma Gandhi's assasination were "safe and secure". Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the people of the country are "intelligent enough to see (and) understand their (Congress)...
  • Efforts on to develop all official languages: Government July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: All efforts will be made to encourage national language and the government directs various departments from time to time to enhance use of Hindi, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there is no reason for the government not to encourage the use...
  • Don't doubt our intention on shredded files: Rajnath Singh July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The members should not doubt the government's intention in destroying files in the home ministry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday after questions were raised about the files shredded by his ministry. "Don't doubt the intention of government in destroying files. We will not do anything that will...
  • Centre finalises Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders as governors: sources July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources said on Sunday. Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker Kesri Nath Tripathi, senior BJP leader from Delhi...
  • Modi is BJP parliamentary party leader in both Houses July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha. According to the newly-constituted BJP Parliamentary...
  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • Rajnath Singh hails Budget, calls it most realistic July 10, 2014

    Home Minister Rajanth Singh hailed the Union Budget and called it most realistic. He said, "This Budget is poor friendly, women friendly, disabled friendly and farmer friendly. After looking at this Budget you can get a fair idea as to how the Narendra Modi-led NDA government wants to develop India....
  • Modi's aide Amit Shah appointed new BJP President July 9, 2014

    BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge and close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah is the new President of the party. Shah was rewarded for the party's massive victory in Uttar Pradesh and his appointment is a move that reflects the absolute stamp of Modi over party and the government. ...
  • No hint from Centre to quit Kerala Governor post: Sheila Dikshit July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday denied receiving any hint from the Centre to quit and said she was not aware of any move to transfer her out of Thiruvananthapuram Rajbhavan. "No", she said when asked whether she was sounded by anyone in the Central government to put in...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security. Greenpeace has...
  • BJP activists celebrate Shah's elevation July 9, 2014

    BJP activists broke into celebrations on Wednesday after Amit Shah, who led the party to victory in the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh, was named the party's new national president. As soon as the announcement was made by outgoing BJP president and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, crackers...