Rajnath Singh

  • Centre offers help to Tamil Nadu following tension in state Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit Assam, Meghalaya early October 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam and Meghalaya early next month to take stock of rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit states. Singh has sent Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State (Independence charge) for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal to Assam on Thursday...
  • My relations with PM 'too sacred, emotional', says Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Brushing aside reports of differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that his relations with Modi was "too sacred, emotional and deep" and that he would ensure it is never spoilt even if he is "personally harmed". The Home Minister also made it...
  • 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...
  • Love jihad: Sri Ram Sene threatens to besiege Rajnath's house over controversial remark September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Hindu rightwing organisation Sri Ram Sene on Friday lashed out at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for pleading ignorance on the lovejihad issue and demanded that a special panel be set up to probe all such cases. Singh had on September 12 said, "Arey yeh hai kya? Hume nahi maloom...
  • SAARC members must cooperate to face common challenges:Rajnath September 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: SAARC countries are facing common challenges and they should cooperate with each other to address them, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said, underlining that India is committed to reviving the grouping as a major forum to promote active regional collaboration. "SAARC will be an appropriate platform for meeting the...
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates underwater training tank for National Security Guard September 17, 2014

    Gurgaon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday inaugurated the Diving Training Tank, developed to train commandos in underwater operations, at the NSG camp here, an official said. Rajnath Singh visited the National Security Guard (NSG) camp, Manesar for the first time after becoming Home Minister. After paying homage to the NSG martyrs...
  • SAARC Home Ministers' meet to discuss terrorism, piracy September 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation at a conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19 where terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda. Singh is expected to flag issues like crossborder...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • Demand for onerank onepension to be considered: Rajnath Singh September 11, 2014

    Bhuj: The demand for granting onerank onepension to paramilitary personnel would be considered, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. The Home Minister's assurance came during an interaction with jawans of Border Security Force during a visit to the frontier district of Kutch along the IndiaPakistan border. ...
  • J&K floods: About 385 tons of relief material dispatched to Srinagar, says Rajnath Singh September 11, 2014

    As a tragedy of epic proportions unfolded in the worstever floods to hit Kashmir in 109 years after heavy rains from September 2, the death toll was stated to be around 250. Authorities fear that the number of dead could be higher. ...
  • India will resume talks only if Pakistan responded properly: Home Minister September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India will resume talks with Pakistan only if it responds adequately. "If Pakistan responds properly, we will resume dialogue with them. A neighbour is a neighbour. We always want good relations with neighbours. Friends can be chosen but neighbours...
  • Centre to establish marine police training institute in Gujarat September 10, 2014

    Porbandar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday announced that the Centre would establish a marine police training institute in Gujarat, to train the police for safeguarding the state's 1,600 kmlong coastline. The state shares the border with Pakistan. "I obtained information on coastal security and I am satisfied that...
  • Home minister despatches 70 boats, 5 NDRF teams to J&K September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Seventy boats and five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir for the rescue and relief of floodaffected people. The decision was taken by Home Minister Rajnath Singh today after reviewing the flood situation in the state. Singh ordered that the...
  • Water level decreasing in Jammu but situation in Kashmir worsens: Omar September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is battling with massive floods that have claimed the lives of over 110 people so far. Assessing the current situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the water level in Jammu is decreasing. However, he also maintained that the situation in Kashmir has worsened adding that...
  • J&K: PM Narendra Modi to visit floodhit regions today as state battles worst floods in 60 years September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With massive floods claiming the lives of over 100 people in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the state on Sunday to personally review the situation and assess the damage caused. The decision to visit the state came following a review meeting which Modi...
  • Narendra Modi will visit floodhit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday: PMO September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit floodhit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to take stock of the situation, said the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday. The visit comes a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh returned from his visit to the state, which has witnessed its worst floods...
  • PM Modi reviews Aadhaar, may use it to improve delivery of schemes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaarbased direct benefit transfers of subsidised schemes. It will also help monitor attendance of government officials. The discussions, which were attended by Home Minister...
  • Depends on Lt Governor whom he invites to form Delhi government, says Rajnath Singh September 6, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Home Minister Rajnath Singh commented on BJP forming a government in Delhi. " It depends on Lieutenant Governor whom he invites to form the government. BJP is the largest party in Delhi," said Rajnath. ...
  • BJP will not indulge in horsetrading to form government in Delhi: Rajnath Singh September 6, 2014

    Jammu: With speculation of the Bharatiya Janata Party being invited to form government in Delhi being rife, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said a call will be taken once formal proposal is received from the Lieutenant Governor even as he dismissed any attempt to form government by poaching MLAs...
  • India open to alternative steps to curb incursions: Rajnath Singh September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India may resort to "alternative steps" if negotiations with neighbours on incursions do not yield fruitful results. Singh, who is on a day's tour to the state to assess flood situation, was asked about incursions by Chinese army in Leh area to which he...