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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.

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Defence Ministry gives nod to admission of girl students in Sainik schools

Rajnath Singh has directed concerned authorities to ensure availability, infrastructure and sufficient female staff in Sainik schools for smooth implementation of the directive

Army Commanders' Conference: Rajnath calls for jointness among forces as 'operational necessity'

Speaking on the final day of the biannual Army Commanders' Conference in Delhi, Singh said that the recently announced position of the Chief of Defence Staff will play an important role in synergising the efforts of the three services — Army, Navy and Air Force.

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India must be self-reliant in critical technologies: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said, “It is time that we reduce our dependence on imported systems and we develop such an indigenous innovation ecosystem that can make us completely self-reliant in critical technologies.”

Could have struck at Balakot from India if we had Rafale: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh reiterated that the fighter planes were meant only for self-defence and not for aggression.

Rajnath Singh defends ‘shastra puja’ on Rafale jet: ‘Inscribing Om in no way communal’

Endorsing Narendra Mehta, the sitting MLA and BJP candidate from Mira-Bhayandar, Singh said, “A man like him will forever be a sewak and not a shasak despite being in power.”

Art 370 would have ended last term but an incident happened: Rajnath

Sources said the incident was the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, when 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

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Rajnath Singh: 'Ready to send Army to Pakistan if...'

The Defence Minister also spoke about Pakistan being the brewing ground for terrorism and suggested that the country worked on eliminating terror and maintain brotherhood.

'Everything he did was right': Sitharaman defends Rafale 'Shastra Puja' by Rajnath

On October 8, the Defence Minister had performed a traditional "Shastra Puja" on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami in France.

Rafale engine manufacturer tells Rajnath: Don't terrorise us on tax

Rajnath is on a three-day visit to France, which will cover a tour of a facility owned by French multinational Safran - the company which produces the engines for the Rafale fighter jets.

'It's a deterrent, not a sign of aggression': Rajnath after Rafale sortie

While the formal handover ceremony took place today, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020.

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Defence Minister commissions second Kalvari class submarine INS Khanderi

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

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

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Rajnath Singh visits Siachen after taking charge as Defence Minister

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Budget session: Opposition turns up the heat on Government

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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

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

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

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all tourists stranded on Havelock Island are safe, and that the government has made all required arrangements to evacuate them. In a series of tweets, Singh said the government will launch rescue operations in Havelock as soon as the intensity of the cyclone reduces. He added the rescue team had […]

Pathankot Attack: Indian Express' Investigation

Forensic reports have failed to corroborate government claims that charred material recovered from the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot were the remains of two unidentified terrorists, an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed. The reports of the tests by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Chandigarh were exclusively obtained by this newspaper […]

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