RAJNATH SINGH

  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...
  • Home Ministry offers 3 names to Kejriwal for picking new Chief Secretary of Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has initiated the process of appointing the next Chief Secretary of Delhi by sending a panel of three senior IAS officers to the city government after finding that the only name given by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was too junior to hold the top position. Official...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and raised issues relating to the law-and-order situation in the national capital. Sources said Kejriwal also discussed with Singh appointment of a new Chief Secretary for Delhi government as incumbent DM Spolia is set to retire on...
  • Government to introduce Land Acquisition Bill today; aims to placate Opposition, Anna Hazare 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by...
  • Activists meet Rajnath Singh, air concerns over land ordinance 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Members of an organisation taking part in Anna Hazare's anti-land ordinance stir on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and put forth their grievances to him with the latter assuring that their concerns would be sympathetically considered. Singh gave the activists of Ekta Parishad a patient hearing and told...
  • 5 arrested in Petroleum Ministry documents leak case sent to 3 days of police custody 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Five corporate employees accused of procuring Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas documents fraudulently have been sent to three days of police custody. The police informed the court that the documents pertain to national security and may slap the 'Official Secrets Act' on the accused. Intelligence agencies have been...
  • Govenment to fix time-frame for probe & trial of acid attack cases 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With an estimated 400 cases of acid attacks registered every month across the country, government will soon fix a time-frame for investigation and trial of such cases and ensure maximum punishment to the guilty. Addressing a seminar on 'Empowering Acid Survivors', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his Ministry...
  • 5 arrested in Petroleum Ministry documents leak case to be presented in court 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Five corporate employees accused of procuring Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas documents fraudulently will be presented in court on Saturday. Sources said that all 12 suspects arrested by Delhi Police, which busted the corporate espionage ring, have claimed that they passed the documents accessed to their seniors. A...
  • Home Minister asks Delhi Police to extend full support to AAP government February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked Delhi Police to extend full support to the Arvind Kejriwal government New Delhi even as he reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's view that the states should be given every assistance rising above party lines in keeping with the spirit of "cooperative...
  • Home Ministry likely to set up SIT for fresh probe into 1984 riot cases by next week February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team is likely to be set up by the government next week for a fresh investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 11, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 11, 2015

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  • News 360: Nitish Kumar wants floor test, knocks President's door February 11, 2015

    Amid political standoff in Bihar, former chief minister Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday evening met President Pranab Mukherjee to convey the support of 130 MLAs and urged him to advise the state Governor to take an immediate decision claiming that any delay will pollute the atmosphere in...
  • After Delhi sweep, Kejriwal meets President, Central Ministers February 11, 2015

    After the historic mandate in Delhi Assembly elections, Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party is getting ready for the bigger task od governing the national capital. While they met the central ministers and assured cooperation some of the contentious issues like full statehood for delhi did come up. ...
  • Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal meets Rajnath, demands full-fledged statehood for Delhi February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi's chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded full-fledged statehood for Delhi. Kejriwal was accompanied by AAP Patparganj MLA Manish Sisodia. After the meeting, Sisodia said, "We met Rajnath Singh and gave him an invite for Kejriwal's swearing-in...
  • Ahead of swearing-in ceremony, AAP chief Kejriwal meets senior leaders February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after an astounding victory, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal meets senior leaders on Wednesday ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. He met Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to get the Centre's assistance for Delhi's development and raised the issue of statehood for Delhi with him. In the afternoon,...
  • BJP leaders, Ministers attend wedding of Amit Shah's son February 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP leaders and ministers were in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to attend the wedding of party president Amit Shah's son Jay, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in. Those present at the wedding organised at the YMCA Club in Ahmedabad included ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, JP Nadda,...
  • Rajnath Singh congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, assures full help February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for the stunning victory in the Delhi Assembly elections and assured him all help for the development of the national capital. "Congratulated Shri @ArvindKejriwal on his electoral success over the phone. Centre has assured him...
  • Christians take to streets, Home Ministry promises security to churches February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As Christians took to streets of Delhi over recent attacks on churches, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday promised to step up security at their religious places amid his assertion that any discrimination on the basis of religion will not be tolerated. He said an impartial inquiry has been...
  • No discrimination on the basis of caste, religion: Rajnath Singh February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of subsequent "attacks" on churches in Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government would not tolerate any discrimination on the basis of caste and religion and directed the Delhi police to ensure security of churches and other places of worship. The Home Minister...
  • Government in J&K will be in place soon: Rajnath Singh January 28, 2015

    Allahabad: BJP, which is in talks with PDP for government-formation in Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesdat said a "democratic government" will be in place in the state soon as broad contours for having an alliance was being finalised. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, without disclosing the details about the parleys,...
  • India wants border issue resolution with China with 'honesty' January 28, 2015

    Kanpur: Asserting that it has no territorial ambitions, India on Wednesday said it wants to resolve all issues with China with "honesty" and asked it to come forward to end the "perceptional differences" over the border. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also sounded unperturbed by the increasing cooperation and friendship between China...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception for US President Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day hosted 'At Home' reception for US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Monday evening at the decked-up Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The couple, who just hours before attended the Republic Day parade, were the centre of attention...
  • Ramdev declines Padma award, writes to Home Minister Rajnath Singh January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev has declined any Padma award for him reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he referred to media reports that the Government was considering his name for Padma Vibushan, the second...
  • Not everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist, says Rajnath Singh January 24, 2015

    Haridwar: Voices against terrorism do rise from time to time in Pakistan but successive governments in that country have failed to curb the scourge, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. "I don't think everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist. Voices against terrorism do rise from time to...
  • Security arrangements in place for Obama's visit: Rajnath Singh January 21, 2015

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that all security measures were in place ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India on 25th of January. ...
  • BJP parliament board to decide on Delhi CM candidate: Rajnath Singh January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP has not taken any decision on its chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said amid speculation that former IPS officer Kiran Bedi would be projected for the top post. Bedi, who joined the party on Thursday, had also given broad hints that she...
  • Government plans to appoint 6-7 Governors in coming weeks: Rajnath Singh January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is planning to appoint new Governors in at least six states in the next 15-20 days, with Bihar, Punjab and Assam likely among these. "We are planning to appoint 6-7 new Governors in the next 15-20 days," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. There are vacancies in Governors' posts...
  • Pakistan not mending its ways, says Rajnath Singh January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Intelligence reports suggesting Pakistan-based terrorists planning strikes in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the neighbouring country for "not mending its ways" despite being given a befitting reply many times. "Pakistan is not mending its ways. Despite getting a befitting reply many times, it is...
  • Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath Singh to states January 16, 2015

    Patna: Describing the Naxal problem as the gravest challenge facing India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states which are grappling with the menace to appoint as district magistrates and superintendents of police such officers who have the "zeal" to fight the rebels. Addressing the Eastern Zonal Council (EZC)...