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Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. He is widely cited in the media to be a strong contender for the chief minister’s post in the state, after the results of BJP winning 312 out of 403 assembly seats was declared. Sinha was given the independent Communications portfolio in addition to the railways portfolio after he is said to have impressed the prime minister with his work. He is a passout from BHU in Varanasi and he is amiable to party workers and colleagues. Sinha belongs to the upper-caste ‘Bhumihar’ community.


All Lok Sabha constituencies to have passport centres soon: Manoj Sinha

February 02, 2019 4:17 pm

The Minister of State for Telecommunications (Independent Charge), while unveiling a Kumbh Mela commemorative postage stamp here, said PM Narendra Modi wants that no Indian should travel more than 50 km for the issuance of a passport.

Jejuri railway station to get makeover for Rs 50 lakh, exterior to look like Khandoba temple

January 07, 2019 3:23 am

Jejuri, a small municipal town in Pune district, which houses the temple of Lord Khandoba, will be the first such station in Pune division, officials said.

Cabinet gives nod to new telecom policy, Rs 5,538-crore package for sugar sector

September 27, 2018 3:26 am

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said things have very rapidly evolved in the telecom sector and hence new policy has been made to address emerging technology areas like 5G, Internet of Things and machine to machine communication.

Cabinet gives nod to new telecom policy: National Digital Communications Policy 2018

September 26, 2018 4:30 pm

Some of the objectives of the NDCP 2018 include providing broadband access to all, creating 40 lakh new jobs, and increasing India's ranking in the global ICT Index to 50th spot.

Railways needs to increase earnings, reduce expenditure: Manoj Sinha

September 04, 2018 5:35 pm

The Minister of State for Railways also exhorted Indian Railways to utilize its resources and become the largest producer of solar energy.

Will take decisions to ensure success story of telecom continues: Manoj Sinha

June 12, 2018 5:38 pm

The Telecom Department has also issued the draft of a new telecom policy - National Digital Communications Policy - last month with the aim to attract USD 100 billion (about Rs 6.5 lakh crore) investments in the sector.

Government hopes to bring new telecom policy in next Parliament session

March 20, 2018 2:46 pm

In line with the Cabinet decision, Department of Telecom (DoT) on Monday amended licence norms of service providers to increase number of instalments for spectrum payments and radio waves frequency holding limit.

MPs raise concern over delay in North East telecom project

March 18, 2018 1:25 pm

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey had approached telecom minister last December expressing concern over 3-year delay in the project. He alleged that senior officers in Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) department are "deliberately delaying" the project.

Manoj Sinha blames UPA dispensation for PNB scam

March 04, 2018 7:10 pm

Referring to the BJP's recent win in three north-eastern states, the minister said, "In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had given a call of 'Congress-Mukt Bharat' (Congress-free India), and the politics of India is proceeding in that direction..."

Ayodhya railway station to get facelift at cost of Rs 80 crore

February 22, 2018 5:17 am

The Northern Railways will redevelop the station with modern facilities and model it around the proposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya.


Railway Budget prepared considering commuters' requirements: MoS Railways

February 25, 2016 4:10 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Indian Railways Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that this year's Railway Budget would transform the Indian Railways. He said that they have prepared the budget considering the common man and common commuters' requirements. Sinha said cleanliness was another aspect that is being looked into by the railways. He further said that the wi-fi facility that has been proposed about in the Rail Budget has already been stationed on 11 stations and the railways are aiming to install wifi in 100 railway stations. Lauding the efforts of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Sinha said that Indian Railways would make the necessary progress by 2020.

Railway Budget 2016 will transform railways: Manoj Sinha

February 25, 2016 6:47 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Before the announcement of Rail budget 2016-17, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Thursday said this Rail budget will act as a transforming budget for the Indian Railways. He added that this budget has been prepared keeping in view the needs of common man.