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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • News 360: AlQaeda launches India wing September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry issued an allIndia alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an AlQaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for a report on the...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets Home Minister, refutes reports of her resignation as Kerala Governor August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst row over the new government removing UPAappointed governors, Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital on Monday morning. Sheila is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee later in the evening. She, however, put to rest speculations about her stepping down as...
  • Home Minister asks BSF to effectively counter Pakistani firing August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday took stock of the situation along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and asked BSF to effectively retaliate to firing from Pakistan. Singh reviewed the situation along the IB with Director General of BSF DK Pathak and directed him to take...
  • Government plans to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide August 5, 2014

    New Delhi:The Home Ministry is in the process of effacing Section 309 of IPC, under which anyone attempting to commit suicide is punishable with a jail term of upto one year and fine, and discussions in this effect are on. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in Lok Sabha...
  • 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...
  • Nithari killings: Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejects mercy petition of Surendra Koli June 18, 2014

    Government on Wednesday recommended the rejection of five mercy petitions including that of Surendra Koli sent to the gallows for the infamous serial killing of children in Nithari in Noida and of two sisters sentenced to death for murdering several children. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh signed five files recommending to...
  • No plans of arming traffic constables yet, says Delhi Police Commissioner June 16, 2014

    After meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, "As of now, we don't intend to issue arms to the traffic police. The Home Minister offered condolences to the traffic officer was killed." On Sunday, a 26yearold traffic constable was run over by...
  • Delhi Police needs to coordinate with Centre to be more responsive: Rajnath Singh June 16, 2014

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said, "I agree that Delhi police requires close coordination with the Centre to modernise and be people friendly, so that they are more responsive." ...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit Delhi Police headquarters June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Delhi Police headquarters today, a police officer said. During the visit, the minister will meet senior Delhi Police officials and hold discussions about the capital's law and order situation, the police officer said. ...
  • Speaker's clean chit to Maharashtra Home Minister for rape comment June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil on Thursday said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings. Walse Patil said he...
  • Take Pandits into confidence: Rajnath to Home Min officials June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked his ministry to take Kashmiri migrants into confidence for their return to the Valley. Singh also asked the officials to take enhanced steps to check infiltration from across the border, during a meeting where Singh and Minister of State for Home...
  • Law and order situation in UP will be brought back on track, assures Home Minister June 7, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday assured that the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh would be brought back on track. Rajnath was visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Lucknow for the first time after general elections when he said, "The law and order which has derailed in...
  • Intelligence chief briefs Home Minister May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Chiefs of three intelligence agencies Research and Analysis Wing, Intelligence Bureau and National Technical Research Organisation on Friday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him about security situation in India and its neighbourhood. R&AW chief Alok Joshi, Director of IB Asif Ibrahim and NTRO chief...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh to assume office on Thursday May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to assume office in the North Block on Thursday after the Cabinet meeting. Sources said though Singh has already held meetings with Home Ministry officials, he will formally take charge of the ministry Thursday. Singh has already attended meetings of the Union Cabinet and...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde given warm farewell at Home Ministry May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was on Friday given a warm sendoff by Home Ministry officials at a special function in the national capital. Shinde, who cleared several pending files during the day, interacted with senior officials and thanked them for their cooperation and help during his tenure. The farewell...