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  • BJP parliament board to decide on Delhi CM candidate: Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    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)...
  • Centre recommends Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Centre on Friday recommended Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the major parties failed to form government in in the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had received J&K Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday night on the government formation in the state. Jammu and Kashmir went to...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets BSF posts in Hiranagar, Kathua sector January 6, 2015

    Jammu: In yet another case of ongoing ceasefire violation by Pakistan along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani forces restored heavy firing at five Border Security Force posts in Jammu's Hiranagar sector and two BSF posts and civilians in Kathua sector. BSF Director General DK Pathak who is in Jammu...
  • J&K: Fresh firing along the border on Monday night, Pakistani forces target 45 Indian posts January 6, 2015

    Jammu: Ceasefire violations along the border continue with Pakistan resorting to fresh firing and shelling for two hours late on Monday night. Pakistani forces targeted 45 Indian posts in Samba, Hiranagar, Kathua, Ramgad and Arnia sectors. One BSF soldier was killed in Hiranagar on Monday. Border Security Force Director General DK...
  • J&K: 7,000 people along border areas shifted to safer places as Pakistan indulges in heavy firing January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: With Pakistan resorting to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, over 7,000 people residing along the border in Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated to safer places. Besides, BSF Director General (DG) DK...
  • Despite political uproar, Delhi still unsafe for women January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As Delhi is headed for polls again, the most important issue that can affect this electorate is of women security. After the Uber and Nirbhaya incident, the top demand of Delhiites is to make the the city safer for women. As crime against women are on the rise...
  • Arvind Panagariya appointed as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Economist Arvind Panagariya on Monday has been appointed as first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. Arvind Panagariya is a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief VK Saraswat were appointed as...
  • Pakistan Rangers targets BSF posts again; India retaliates, warns of dire consequences January 3, 2015

    Jammu: Bullets and mortar shells continue to fly across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. In yet another instance of ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers on Saturday fired at several posts along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu region. Border Security Force Director General DK Pathak, who briefed...
  • Calling a Northeastern 'Chinki', 'Chinese' may land you in jail January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Calling anyone 'Chinki', 'Chinese' or making any other derogatory remark relating to race, culture or physical appearance will land you in jail for up to five years, according to a proposal which the Home Ministry is considering. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said his ministry is considering the...
  • Bezbaruah committee recommendations will be implemented within 6 months: Rajnath Singh January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government has approved the recommendations made by the Bezbaruah committee which will be implemented in the next 6 months. He also said that a North East Special unit of police has been activated in Delhi to address problems of people from the...
  • 50-60 terrorists waiting to enter J&K from Pakistan, says BSF; border remains red hot January 1, 2015

    New Delhi:Terming the ceasefire violations by Pakistan as "utter frustration", Inspector General Border Security Force, Jammu frontier Rakesh Sharma said India will launch a strong protest over the firing along the International Border. One BSF soldier has been killed and another injured in the "unprovoked firing" by Pakistan Rangers. "Pakistan has...
  • Pakistan will come on track, if not today then tomorrow: Rajnath Singh on ceasefire violations January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as ceasefire violations continue along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed hope that issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved soon. "Our diplomats are talking with officials in Pakistan. Talks are on. I think...
  • Anti-conversion law only if there is consensus: Rajnath Singh December 31, 2014

    Varkala: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Centre would think of bringing an anti-conversion law if there was concensus among political parties on the matter. If all stood firmly in the religion they believe in and follow its culture, there was no need for any conversion, he...
  • Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi shifted to Mizoram, Meghalaya Governor KK Paul replaces him December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term. Besides, Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand for the remainder of his term. Paul will continue to hold the additional charge of...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Amit Shah's discharge vindicates BJP's stand, says Rajnath Singh December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the special CBI court discharging BJP President Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case has vindicated the party's stand. Using his personal twitter handle, Singh tweeted that he was "extremely pleased" to know that Shah was given...
  • Rajnath reviews security situation ahead of Obama visit December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the overall security environment in the country and its neighbourhood with the top brass, including Defence Minister, NSA and Army Chief. The inter-ministerial meeting took stock of the prevailing security situation in the country ahead...
  • Working on Bengaluru blast probe, may hand over case to NIA: Rajnath Singh December 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Condemning the Bengaluru blast that killed a woman and injured three others, Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the Centre is working in close coordination with Karnataka government. "Within 24 hours, the report will be complete and we will decide our future course of action," he said. While providing all assistance...
  • No intelligence failure in Bengaluru blast that killed one, claims Karnataka government December 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Denying any intelligence failure in the low intensity bomb blast in Bengaluru which killed a woman and injured three others, the Karnataka government has termed the attack as anti-national. "We need to be alert. We should not panic. It is an anti-national attack. We are taking all precautionary measures,"...
  • Rajnath Singh advocates online monitoring of sale of acid December 27, 2014

    Lucknow: Voicing concern over increasing incidents of acid attacks on women, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said an online monitoring of sale of acid would be done to check such incidents. "An online monitoring of sale of acid would be done to put an effective check over such incidents," Singh...
  • NIA to take up Assam attack cases December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The NIA has been directed by the Home Ministry to take up the cases relating to the recent killing of more than 70 Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants in two districts of Assam. The four cases registered by Assam Police in two districts -- Sonitpur and Kokrajhar -- will be...
  • Let's be patient, says Rajnath Singh on Dawood Ibrahim's arrest December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India has adopted a wait and watch policy on the arrest of India's most wanted terrorist and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Singh's comments came after western intelligence agency caught Ibrahim on tape while he was speaking to associates in Dubai regarding...
  • Government taking steps to create deterrents against acid attacks: Rajnath Singh December 27, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government is taking steps to create deterrents against acid attacks. He said he has instructed the Delhi Police to register and monitor the sale of acid online. The remarks came after a female doctor was attacked with acid in the national capital this week. ...
  • Three days after massacre in Assam, Army to go all out against Bodo militants December 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after the massacre in Assam, the Army will intensify its operations and will be moving extra forces to the state. The Bodo militant attack has claimed 78 lives in the state. Almost 60 companies are operating in the state and the Army is planning to start an all-out...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • Political outfits call for a state wide bandh in Assam December 26, 2014

    Political outfits have called for a state wide bandh in Assam. Home Minister Rajnath Singh who visited the conflict zone, ruled out any talks with the terrorist group NDFB and ordered an NIA probe. Victims are visibly angry lashing out at authorities in Sonitpur. ...