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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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Talks with Pak only on PoK: Rajnath Singh in Haryana

‘Pakistan wants to break India... no reason for talks till it ends terrorism’.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi criticises Rajnath Singh's remarks on PoK talks

Addressing a public rally in Haryana earlier in the day, Singh asserted that there would be no talks with Pakistan unless it acts against terrorists and stops supporting terror activities.

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Top news today evening: Hooda rebels against Congress; 2G internet services suspended in J&K again, and more

From Bhupinder Singh Hooda announcing his chief ministerial candidature for Haryana Assembly polls to internet services in Jammu and Kashmir getting shut again after a day they were partially reinstated, here everything major that took place till today evening. 

If talks happen with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath Singh

Singh's remark comes days after he hinted that even though India remains committed to the doctrine of 'no first use' for nuclear weapons, it may not be etched in stone and that "what happens in future depends on the circumstances."

'Irresponsible and belligerent behaviour': Qureshi on Rajnath's remarks on nuclear weapons

"The substance and timing of Indian defence minister is highly unfortunate and shows India irresponsible and belligerent behaviour," Qureshi said.

A nuke flutter from careful Rajnath: No-first-use may not be cast in stone

“Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” Rajnath Singh said.

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Explained: India's doctrine of Nuclear No First Use

Among the major points in the doctrine was “a posture of No First Use”, which was described as follows: “Nuclear weapons will only be used in retaliation against a nuclear attack on Indian territory or on Indian forces anywhere”.

Rajnath on 'no first use' nuclear policy: 'What happens in future depends on circumstances'

Paying tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary in Pokhran, Singh said, "Till today, our nuclear policy has been 'No First Use', till date. What happens in future depends on the circumstances."

Rajnath Singh: Groundwork on permanent solution for J&K began in PM’s first term

He also said this move has not gone down well with “some” neighbouring countries, which are trying to disrupt peace in J&K.

Raja Mandala: Great game in Africa

Rajnath Singh’s visit to Mozambique offers an opportunity for Delhi to review the progress made in implementing the Indian Ocean strategy.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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