Rajnath Singh

  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 8 hours 2 minutes 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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • PM Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah named BJP President July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah was on Wednesday named as the Bharatiya Janata Party President after the party's Parliamentary Board met to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant is now in-charge of the organisation. Amit Shah started his political career with the youth wing of...
  • Rail Budget remarkable, will put Railways back on track: BJP July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday hailed the first Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government as "revolutionary" and "remarkable" that will put the Railways back on track with priorities on safety, hygiene and speed. Describing the Rail Budget as "remarkable" in many ways, party President and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said...
  • Rajnath Singh seeks upgradation of rail service for Lucknow July 7, 2014

    Ahead of the rail budget, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Railway Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda about service upgradation of railways in Lucknow - his constituency, sources said here Monday. With footfalls at Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station increasing every day, Rajnath Singh now wants the Gomtinagar Railway Station to...
  • Rajnath terms condition of Indian economy as 'serious', says it will take time to bring it back on track July 5, 2014

    Terming the condition of Indian economy as "serious", Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said though the new government is working to bring the situation back on track, it will take some time to do so. "The economy has derailed and its in a bad shape and serious condition. The...
  • Rajnath Singh asks Delhi to have more vans to sell onions and potatoes July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to check the rise in prices of some essential commodities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the Delhi government to increase the strength of mobile vans to ensure availability of onions and potatoes at reasonable prices and also sell these food items through...
  • Home Minister orders crack down on hoarders in Delhi July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed massive crackdown against hoarding of essential commodities including onion and potatoes in Delhi and asked the administration to take steps to control price rise. The Home Minister's directive came following a high-level meeting attended by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, Chief Secretary...
  • Home ministry keen to take over security of Indian airports July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is keen that it should be the nodal agency to look after the crucial issue of security of airports in the country instead of the Civil Aviation Ministry. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday was given a presentation on the matter and he is believed to...
  • All information about black money will be made public: Centre June 30, 2014

    Lucknow: The Centre will put in public domain all information it gets about black money stashed in foreign banks, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "The government will put all the information it gets regarding black money in public domain when the time comes. We will take steps keeping...
  • List of Indians with unaccounted money in Swiss banks may be out soon June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step towards bringing back all the black money allegedly stashed away in Swiss banks as promised during the election campaigns, the new government at the Centre on Sunday wrote to the Switzerland government seeking bank details and names of Indians having unaccounted money. The latest request has...
  • Naxals a threat to nation, need to build up our intelligence: Rijiju June 27, 2014

    Speaking about the meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the bureaucrats from 10 Naxal-affected states, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State said that Maoists were a threat to the nation and the country needed to build up its intelligence to tackle them. ...
  • Rajnath Singh rules out replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan June 27, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway. "There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is any...
  • No talks with Naxals, will retaliate if they attack: Home Minister Rajnath Singh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states and has taken a tough stand against the Naxals after the meeting. Rajnath Singh said that the government won't talk with the Naxals, but a balanced approach will be adopted. He also said that the security...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday met top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states. Sources say the Home Ministry is likely to assure states of all support from the Centre to fight the Naxal challenge. Sources say the MHA is likely to ask all states to work together with para-miliary...
  • Rajnath Singh to meet top bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states today June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after revelations made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion on a botched up anti-Naxal operation, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states on Friday. Sources say the Home Ministry is likely to assure states of all support from...
  • Home Minister to review Maoist violence; to chalk out plans June 27, 2014

    Ten states, facing the onslaught of Maoists violence, will give presentations before Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday where plans will be chalked out how to tackle the problem. Chief Secretaries and DGPs of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and...
  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has resigned from his post, days after he informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he willing to step down. According to sources, Kumar had met Rajnath last week and offered to put down his papers. This comes amidst Narendra Modi government's decision to remove governors...