Rajnath Singh

  • Will try to get Civil Defence subject in school textbooks: Rajnath Singh 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young minds. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he would write to the Human Resource Development ministry to include the...
  • Rajnath asks IAS probationers to perform with integrity Yesterday

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked IAS probationers to perform with integrity and cultivate an attitude of zero tolerance to corruption. Addressing IAS probationers at the Lal Badhadur Shastri Administrative Academy here, Singh remembered India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who had advised IAS officers in 1947...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar 2 days ago

    Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc across north India. More than 30 people have been killed and thousands have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroy farmlands and crumble homes. Districts in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Assam have been the worst affected. In Uttar Pradesh, 10...
  • Nation ready to deal with any threat from borders says Rajnath Singh 2 days ago

    India on Sunday said it was prepared to deal with any threat from across the border but pitched for diplomatic efforts to curb incidents of incursion if any. "If there are incursions by a neighbouring country, diplomatic efforts must be made and will be made to stop these. But, we are...
  • Centre to extend full co-operation to UP in tackling floods: Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    With a "high flood situation" warning issued in Uttar Pradesh after water level in Rapti River rose above danger level, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the Centre would extend full cooperation to the state in tackling floods. "Not only in Uttar Pradesh, but wherever problem of flood is being...
  • Saharanpur riots: SP report blames BJP for inciting violence 3 days ago

    Saharanpur: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been facing criticism over its probe report on the recent Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which blamed failure of the local administration and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for inciting violence. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh admitted to AIIMS 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi late on Wednesday following lower back problem. Singh has been admitted in the hospital. He had attended Parliament earlier in the day. Lok Sabha was adjourned in the afternoon following his...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 6 days ago

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  • News 360: Congress corners government over spate in communal violence 6 days ago

    Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the Congress of...
  • Congress accuses over-centralisation of power in the government 1 week ago

    Reacting sharply to the changing development of the Prime Minister directly deciding the transfer and posting of senior officers and the altered status of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Congress leader Manish Tewari accused it of a gross over-centralisation of power and of being symbolic of a personality cult....
  • PM Modi directly deciding on postings of senior officers, say reports; is the Home Minister powerless? 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The transfers and postings of senior officers are being directly decided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh only signing the files once the PM has taken a decision, reports have suggested. Senior officers like Special Secretary Internal Security in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Secretary...
  • All efforts on to arrest Dawood: Rajnath Singh August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is making every effort to arrest fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "We are trying to arrest him (Dawood). Wherever he is, we will arrest him. Any criminal evading justice should be brought to...
  • Congress-free India: Amit Shah's target for BJP cadres August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ratified as BJP chief, Amit Shah on Saturday sought from party cadre fresh milestones by sweeping the Assembly elections in four states as the country was not yet "Congress-free" while Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the defeated opposition of playing vote-bank politics and dividing society. Addressing the day-long meeting...
  • Modi lauds Amit Shah, calls him man of the match in 2014 Lok Sabha polls August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Amit Shah for taking over as Bharatiya Janata Party's President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion, lauded Shah's efforts during the stupendous performance of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and called him the 'man of the match'. Speaking at the BJP's first national council meet...
  • Rajnath Singh hands over BJP chief baton to Amit Shah, says he is best suited August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday handed over the party's baton to Amit Shah in New Delhi. Praising Shah for his leadership, Singh said that the former was best suited for the position of the party's President. Singh said it was Shah's leadership...
  • Live: Rajnath Singh hands over BJP President post to Amit Shah August 9, 2014

    Outgoing BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that Amit Shah is suited for the position of the party chief due to his leadership in Uttar Pradesh that saw the party bagging 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state during the general election. ...
  • BJP National Council meet today, first after NDA took charge at the Centre August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Council is scheduled to meet on Saturday in Delhi to ratify Amit Shah as its party chief. This will be the first national council meeting after the BJP led NDA took charge at the Centre. The session, to be held at Jawaharlal...
  • Will take everyone into confidence: Rajnath on Parliament business August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Congress and some other parties continuing to oppose the proposed Insurance Bill, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the government will try its best to "take into confidence" everyone to get the legislation through in Parliament. "Our attempt will be to take everyone (all parties)...
  • Centre says UPSC CSAT made 'language neutral', Opposition sees red August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test would not be included in preparing the merit list but the opposition continued to raise objections, alleging discrimination against regional languages. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh...
  • Protesting aspirants reject Centre's plan, want UPSC CSAT scrapped August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Centre on Monday came up with the proposal that marks of English language skills in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test should not be included in merit in a bid to defuse the protest, a section of the agitating aspirants rejected the...
  • BJP ruling UP would be good, better if Varun governs the state: Maneka August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maneka Gandhi has pitched for her son Varun Gandhi, who represents Sultanpur in the Lok Sabha, to become the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. "If the Uttar Pradesh government was headed by the BJP, it would have been good, even better if...
  • Pune landslide toll mounts, 106 bodies recovered so far August 3, 2014

    Pune: The death toll in the Malin village landslide continued to mount steadily with the recovery of 106 bodies so far, as National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF)personnel continued rescue operations for the fifth day, negotiating inclement weather, rain and slushy terrain. The dead include 43 men, 48 women and 15 children,...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 103, hopes of survival fade August 3, 2014

    Pune: Five days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Amebgaon taluka, the death toll has risen to 103 on Sunday evening. Over 100 people are still feared to be trapped under debris but their chances of survival with each passing minute. So far,...
  • Bihar: NDRF deployed in areas where Kosi is crossing the danger mark, says Rajnath Singh August 3, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manhji has been on an aerial survey of the river Kosi area where Flood warnings have been sent out to people living near embarkments of the river on Saturday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Manjhi on Sunday. Manjhi apprised Rajnath...
  • Pune Landslide: Sludge removal slowing down rescue operations, says NDRF August 2, 2014

    Four days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in the Pune's Ambegaon area, relief operations have been able to rescue only 8 people so far with 100 others still feared to be trapped inside the rubble and mud. The death toll has risen to 82 and the NDRF...
  • India may allow resident visa to Taslima Nasreen, Rajnath assures help August 2, 2014

    New Delhi:It is likely that the Indian government might consider extending the resident visa of Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen. The development comes after the controversial writer met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday with her with a request to extend her stay in India for longer than two months. She...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre assures quick action, asks aspirants to maintain calm August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Saturday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test paper row. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ram Madhav and Jagat Prakash Nadda were also present at the meeting. "It will take some...
  • Writer Taslima Nasreen seeks extension of visa duration, meets Rajnath Singh August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen met Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier on Saturday to request the Home Minister to extend her stay in India for longer than 2 months. The 51-year-old writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home Ministry granted her the same type of visa...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Police removes NSUI members protesting outside Rajnath Singh's residence August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The police on Saturday removed members of the National Students' Union of India, who were protesting outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital against the change in the format of the Union Public Service Commission examination. They also shouted slogans against the alleged police action against...