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Rajnath Singh

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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13 days later, Bru walk out of repatriation pact: Terms not acceptable

13 days later, Bru walk out of repatriation pact: Terms not acceptable

In a letter announcing withdrawal from the agreement, MBDPF president A Sawibunga, one of the signatories to the agreement, said they were pulling out “due to strong agitation” by the Bru people against the MBDPF leaders.

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Probing attacks abroad, seizures: Govt wants more powers for NIA

The NIA was set up by the previous UPA government in 2009 in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The NIA Act empowers the agency to investigate offences under eight special laws, including the UAPA.

Will not allow our soil to be used for any terrorist activities against India: Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the Rohingya issue was also discussed and his counterpart conveyed India’s commitment to extend its assistance for safe, speedy and sustainable return of these people to Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

India inaugurates largest visa centre in Bangladesh

India inaugurates largest visa centre in Bangladesh

To mark the inauguration, Singh presented a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa to a Bangladeshi national.

India inaugurates largest visa centre in Bangladesh

The new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) spread in an 18,500 square feet commercial area at Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka will replace all the existing centres.

Rajnath Singh discusses ‘mutual concerns’ with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Rajnath Singh meets Sheikh Hasina, discusses terror, border agreement issues

After meeting Hasina at her official residence, Singh tweeted, “Had an extremely fruitful meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka today.

Email threat to PM: Maoists are fighting lost battle, end near, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath leaves on 3-day visit to Bangladesh; terror, Rohingya on agenda

The Home Minister will also meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discuss various bilateral issues. The Rohingya issue is also likely to figure in the meeting.

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Road for ‘new India’ will pass through ‘new Northeast’: Rajnath Singh

“If we want to change India into ‘new India’ by 2022, then the road for that will pass through ‘new Northeast’,” Rajnath Singh said, while pitching development as an antidote for insurgency.

Delhi Confidential: Big Wish

The minister, meanwhile, celebrated his birthday far away from Delhi’s power centre — in Shillong, where he was chairing a two-day plenary of the North-Eastern Council.

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India can’t be happy if Northeast is unhappy: Rajnath Singh

Speaking at the 67th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong, Singh said, “I know that India cannot be happy if our brothers and sisters of the Northeast are unhappy.”

Rajnath Singh to chair plenary meet of North Eastern Council

Rajnath Singh to chair plenary meet of North Eastern Council

At the meet, Rajnath Singh would discuss development projects with the chief ministers and governors of northeast states, in the presence of Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh, an official said.

Rajnath Singh: India focusing more on e-visa scheme

Rajnath Singh: India focusing more on e-visa scheme

The Home Ministry has decided to enhance the e-visa scheme by including e-conference and e-medical attendant visa as well, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Delhi Confidential: Caught Out By Hindi!

There were a couple of lighter moments in Union minister Rajnath Singh’s press briefing on the Union Cabinet’s “historic” decision on the minimum support price (MSP) increase.

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Rajnath Singh visits Jammu and Kashmir, reviews Valley security situation

Singh, along with NSA Doval and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, arrived in the Valley on Wednesday evening and drove to Raj Bhawan where he met Governor N N Vohra.

13 days later, Bru walk out of repatriation pact: Terms not acceptable

Rajnath Singh on trolls against Sushma Swaraj: It’s absolutely wrong

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also criticised the trolls and those indulging in “verbal abuse”.