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Senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party and the incumbent Home 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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Indian citizenship won't be given without state govt's consent after Citizenship Bill passage: Home Ministry

Ministry spokesperson Ashok Prasad said every application for Indian citizenship will be enquired into by the deputy commissioner or district magistrate concerned.

BJP asks workers to counter Congress' propaganda about party being anti-Dalit

Rajnath Singh lauded the contribution of Dalit community to the country saying, "from Maharshi Valmiki's Ramayana and Maharshi Vyas's Mahabharat to Ambedkar's Constitution, Dalits have contributed immensely to the country."

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Mehbooba Mufti seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian grounds

"I share your concern for Shahid Ul Islam. Have spoken with HM requesting his early release on humanitarian grounds as the wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage," Mehbooba said in a tweet, in response to a plea for the separatist leader's release by a Twitter user.

Mass conversions a matter of concern, says Rajnath Singh

“If you are Hindu be Hindu, Muslim be Muslim, Christian be Christian. Why do you want to convert the whole world?” asked Singh.

Mass conversions need to be checked across India: Rajnath Singh

"Here (in India) I see majority demand that there should be an anti-conversion law. Then it is a matter of concern. It should not happen," Singh said.

Rajnath Singh to call meeting of Northeast CMs, discuss safeguards to protect regional identity

The meeting assumes significance as concerns have been expressed by various stakeholders over the Centre-nominated committee — of which five of nine members have dropped out — to assess the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and other matters related to the Northeastern states.

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Kashmir still a challenge due to Pakistan's destabilising activities: Rajnath Singh

"Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising activities by neighbouring Pakistan. However, the Army, the CRPF, the J&K police and intelligence bureau men are acting in better coordination," Rajnath Singh said.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Assam, Manipur CMs meet Rajnath, urge for protecting cultural identity

Earlier in the day, black flags were shown to the Assam CM in Majuli as protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued unabated in the state. The CM arrived at the river island by helicopter in the morning to participate in an official function.

Party national convention: BJP resolution says Modi govt ‘pro-farmer’, hails quota move

The resolution, which described the Modi government as “pro-farmer”, was moved by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and party’s Kisan Morcha head Virendra Singh Mast.

Citizenship amendment Bill: Committed to preserve North East's identity, claims Rajnath Singh in RS

The Bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan based on some conditions.

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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.

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.

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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.

Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu's sweet pics after receiving Padma Vibhushan

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was presented with the Padma Vibhushan award by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday (December 13) in Mumbai. Saira Banu shared some lovely moments with her husband as she showed him his award.

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Evil goes up in smoke as country celebrates Dussehra

Giant effigies of ten-headed demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran went up in flames marking the triumph of good over evil as fervour marked Dussehra festivities across the country on Thursday (October 22). Pranab Mukherjee, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries watched the evil going up in smoke.

Modi, Jaitley, Advani pay tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, L K Advani and others pay tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his birth anniversary.

Monsoon Session begins on a stormy note

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be fruitful.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

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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.

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