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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.

RAJNATH SINGH NEWS

HAL agrees to wage revision, signs MoU with trade unions

December 11, 2019 3:06 pm

HAL workers across India went on strike from October 14 to 22 earlier this year, demanding 15 per cent fitment benefit and 35 per cent perks with effect from January 1, 2017, similar to what was offered to their executives.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Modi to Mamata — who said what

December 10, 2019 5:04 pm

While the BJP leaders and most belonging to the parties in the NDA alliance extended support, the opposition party leaders criticised the stand of BJP-led central government to "discriminate the right of citizenship on the basis of religion".

Pakistan has made terrorism its state policy: Rajnath

December 08, 2019 1:27 am

The minister said that the whole world is aware that the 9/11 attack mastermind and the head of al Qaeda was found in Pakistan. The world, he said, is also aware that Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists, who were perpetrators of the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai, are still in Pakistan.

Perception difference over LAC leads to incursions: Rajnath Singh

December 05, 2019 1:22 am

The Defence Minister said that sometimes a situation of confrontation occurs between armies of two countries but it is never allowed to escalate.

Perceptional differences over India-China border: Rajnath Singh

December 04, 2019 1:49 pm

Singh said forces of the two countries are mature enough and settle their disputes amicably.

Man lies down in front of Rajnath Singh's convoy demanding change of name in Aadhaar card

December 03, 2019 4:55 pm

The man, identified as Vishambhar Das Gupta, a resident of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, has been detained and taken to the Parliament Street Police Station.

Only defeat in store for Pakistan for its proxy war, says Rajnath Singh at NDA parade

December 01, 2019 9:15 am

Rajnath Singh also said that the surgical strike and the Balakot attack have shown that India can now act across the border for national security.

Pak path of proxy war through terror will only see defeat, says Rajnath

December 01, 2019 2:03 am

Rajnath Singh was speaking at the Passing Out Parade of the 137th course of the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla in Pune. A total of 284 cadets graduated from the Academy.

Pakistan has chosen proxy war through terrorism, will be defeated: Rajnath Singh

November 30, 2019 10:15 am

Rajnath Singh said that India has always had peaceful and friendly ties with other countries. "India never had any extra-territorial ambitions but if provoked, the country will not spare anyone," he said.

BJP condemns thought of calling Godse patriot: Rajnath Singh

November 29, 2019 12:54 am

“Let alone calling Nathuram Godse a patriot, our party condemns even having such a thought. As far as Mahatma Gandhi is concerned, he is our ideal," Singh said after party MP Pragya Thakur called him a patriot at the floor of the House

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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.

RAJNATH SINGH VIDEOS

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: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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.