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Senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party and Defence Minister of India, Singh started his political career in 1975, as the district president of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh for the Bhartiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP. He was the district coordinator for the JP movement and was imprisoned for 18 months during the Emergency. A long time associate of the Rashrtiya Swyamsevak Sangh, Rajnath Singh became the BJP’s youth wing president in 1984, Uttar Pradesh. He soon rose to ranks and became the state education minister in 1991. In 1994, he was elected to be a Rajya Sabha MP which was soon followed by him becoming the UP state president for the BJP. After serving as a cabinet minister in the 1997 Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, in 2000 Singh was inducted as the chief minister of UP. He again served in the cabinet, as the Minister of Agriculture from 2003-04. In 2005, after party veteran LK Advani resigned following NDA’s loss in the 2005 Lok Sabha elections, Singh was elected as BJP’s National President -- a position he held again in 2013, after his successor Nitin Gadkari was forced to resign amid corruption charges. In 2014, he was elected as a Lok Sabha member from Lucknow, and has been serving as the Minister of Home Affairs since.


Balakot airstrikes changed perception about India: Rajnath

February 29, 2020 3:45 am

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies, Singh said, “Balakot reflected our approach against employment of terrorism as a low-cost option against India."

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of new Army office complex

February 22, 2020 2:39 am

On Thursday, Army Chief General M M Naravane had said that the new Thal Sena Bhawan “will bring all Army headquarters offices under one roof thereby improving the working efficiency, while reducing the carbon footprint and logistics requirements”.

Delhi confidential: Office Space

February 22, 2020 1:47 am

Some bureaucrats feel that a section of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) secretariat might move to the new building, but others believe it was just a slip of tongue on the Defence Minister’s part.

Explained: What Supreme Court said on women in Army

February 18, 2020 10:22 am

What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s order granting permanent commission to women on a par with men? What are the issues in the case, and how did it reach the top court?

Command role for women Army officers: Rajnath welcomes SC order, says committed to Stree Shakti

February 18, 2020 2:12 am

In a series of tweets, Singh said the “historic decision to allow women in field operations” was made when Nirmala Sitharaman, as Defence Minister, had “announced that women will be inducted into the Military Police”, which started last year.

Pulwama attack anniversary: PM says 'will not forget martyrdom', Rahul asks 'who benefited most'

February 14, 2020 12:30 pm

Pulwama attack: "Tributes to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom," PM Modi said.

DefExpo: India, African nations sign declaration for enhanced collaboration

February 07, 2020 4:07 am

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterparts from 12 African countries were present at the conclave, along with representatives of 38 other African countries.

Delhi Assembly polls 2020: Rajnath allays CAA fears, invokes Anna Hazare

January 29, 2020 2:34 am

Addressing an election rally in Kondli, he said no one’s citizenship rights will be taken away under the CAA. Singh added that not a single person will be able to raise questions over the identity of Indian Muslims.

Pakistan must take demonstrable steps against terror groups: Rajnath Singh

January 28, 2020 12:52 pm

Rajnath Singh said, "India is engaged in conversations with its neighbours except one country in order to develop a joint approach for regional peace and security."

Rajnath Singh: What’s the problem if NRC brought in?

January 28, 2020 7:09 am

Addressing a rally in Mangaluru, Singh said: “On NRC, I want to ask you: should every country not know how many citizens live and foreigners live on its soil? I want to ask, doesn’t a country have the right to know how many people are its citizens?”


Defence Minister commissions second Kalvari class submarine INS Khanderi

September 30, 2019 6:37 am

A crucial feature of the new submarine is that unlike previous requirement of 60 crew, its maximum requirement is 36 crew. It saves oxygen availability and increases its capacity to stay underwater for long periods.

Rajnath Singh - first defence minister to fly in Tejas fighter jet

September 19, 2019 4:02 pm

"The minister will be briefed by IAF officers before taking a sortie on Thursday,” a Defence Ministry official had said.

Rajnath Singh visits Siachen after taking charge as Defence Minister

June 05, 2019 7:46 am

Rajnath Singh was briefed about the security situation in the region along the borders with Pakistan, and the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah holds road show before filing nomination for Gandhinagar seat

March 30, 2019 12:14 pm

With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.

From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: Delhi gets its own Wonders of the World Park

February 22, 2019 1:13 pm

From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: The seven replicas have been made using different kinds of waste such as the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets, nut-bolts, bicycle and bike parts.

Ramnath Goenka Awards: Celebrating excellence in the field of journalism

January 07, 2019 7:43 am

The Express Group instituted the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2005 as part of the centenary year celebrations of its founder, Ramnath Goenka. The awards aim to recognise courage and commitment and showcase the outstanding contributions of journalists from across the country.

Lucknow Metro makes maiden run, phase 1 has 8-km corridor: See pics

September 05, 2017 2:52 pm

The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line from Transport Nagar to Charbagh was inaugurated on Tuesday in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Mamata to swear-in, Obama to visit Hiroshima - Top headlines of the day

May 27, 2016 8:59 am

Here are top headlines of the day

Budget session: Opposition turns up the heat on Government

February 24, 2016 10:28 pm

With the row over the JNU sedition case and the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula setting the stage for a stormy start to the Budget session.

Protests against Afzal Guru event at Jawaharlal Nehru University

February 13, 2016 10:46 am

Residents of Munirka village protest outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the organising of a meet to “mourn” the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, in New Delhi.


Mass conversions are a matter of concern for all: Rajnath Singh

January 16, 2019 5:25 pm

At a function organised by a Christian body, on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that mass conversions are a matter of concern and needs to be checked.

Ramnath Goenka Awards: 5 key takeaways from Rajnath Singh's speech

January 08, 2019 12:08 pm

The 13th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was held recently in New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivered the Keynote Address at the event. Here are 5 takeaways from his speech.

Rajnath Singh: How can Naxals be called Gandhians with Guns?

January 08, 2019 12:08 pm

At the Ramnath Goenka Awards 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh questioned the how Naxalites were being called Gandhians with guns. He asked if our security forces had no human rights.

RNG Awards 2019: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Delivering The Keynote Address

January 08, 2019 12:06 pm

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivers the keynote address at The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards after presenting awards to 29 winners in 18 categories across print, broadcast and purely-digital for outstanding work done in 2017.

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

August 21, 2018 2:24 pm

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers

The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

August 20, 2018 12:58 pm

As Kerala battles its worst floods in a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state, with help from the centre and armed forces, is constantly trying to overcome the situation. See more:

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

August 03, 2018 3:36 am

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

Centre announces ceasefire in J&K with militants during Ramzan, CM Mehbooba Mufti thanks Rajnath, Modi and other stakeholders

May 17, 2018 5:01 pm

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a ceasefire with militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.