Articles about Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, three-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, and Lt Governor of the Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory. Sinha did BTech and MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, earlier called Institute of Technology, BHU. He was an ABVP student leader and the President of Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. Sinha was a member of the BJP National Council from 1989 to 1996. He successfully contested the 1996 Lok Sabha elections from Ghazipur constituency in Uttar Pradesh and became MP for the first time. In 1999, he was re-elected and served a full term till 2004. Sinha was elected to the Lok Sabha for a third term in 2014 when BJP swept the country in the General Elections held that year. He served as Minister of State (MoS) for Railways from 2014 to 2019 and MoS (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Communications from 2016 to 2019. He lost from Ghazipur in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Sinha was appointed as the Lt. Governor of the Jammu & Kashmir UT in August 2020.

Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K probe panel's report in 7 days

02 Jan 2022

Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K probe panel's report in 7 days

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-General Manoj Sinha has formed a three-member panel to investigate Saturday's stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi temple.

12 dead, several injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

01 Jan 2022

12 dead, several injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

A stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing twelve people and injuring over a dozen others.

J&K orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter

18 Nov 2021

J&K orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the controversial Hyderpora encounter.

Amit Shah begins 3-day J&K visit amid tight security

23 Oct 2021

Amit Shah begins 3-day J&K visit amid tight security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Srinagar to begin a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Civilian killings: PDP demands J&K L-G's resignation; says 'situation alarming'

08 Oct 2021

Civilian killings: PDP demands J&K L-G's resignation; says 'situation alarming'

Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday demanded the resignation of J&K's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over the recent killings of civilians by terrorists.

Bike rally aimed at promoting tourism flagged off in Jammu

27 Sep 2021

Bike rally aimed at promoting tourism flagged off in Jammu

Sixty motorcyclists started from the scenic Jammu Tawi Golf Course (JTGC) to Basohli in Kathua district as part of a rally aimed at promoting tourism in the Jammu division, officials said.

J&K administration dismisses 4 employees, 2 cops over 'terror links'

22 Sep 2021

J&K administration dismisses 4 employees, 2 cops over 'terror links'

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday dismissed six government employees over their alleged links to terror groups.

Apni Party leader shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

20 Aug 2021

Apni Party leader shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

Terrorists on Thursday shot dead an Apni Party leader in Kulgam, the third fatal attack on mainstream politicians in Jammu and Kashmir in two weeks, even as police said they have no record of Ghulam Hassan Lone's political affiliation.

Terrorist Burhan Wani's father hoists national flag in J&K's Pulwama

15 Aug 2021

Terrorist Burhan Wani's father hoists national flag in J&K's Pulwama

Muzaffar Wani, the father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, today unfurled the Indian national flag at a government school in Tral, Pulwama, as India celebrates its 75th Independence Day.

After new policy, J&K finalizes investments worth Rs. 23,000 crore

07 Aug 2021

After new policy, J&K finalizes investments worth Rs. 23,000 crore

Jammu and Kashmir has finalized investment projects worth Rs. 23,000 crore, four months after a new industrial policy was notified, and more investments are on the way.

Aamir on launch of J&K's Film Policy: Moment of happiness

06 Aug 2021

Aamir on launch of J&K's Film Policy: Moment of happiness

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has said the Jammu & Kashmir's Film Policy 2021, launched by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, will facilitate the shooting of movies in the Valley known for its beautiful locales.

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

01 Jun 2021

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

A six-year-old girl's video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining of a huge burden of homework through online education triggered a policy change in Jammu and Kashmir to lighten the pressure on school kids.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to build temple in J&K

01 Apr 2021

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to build temple in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday approved a proposal to allot nearly 25 hectares of land on lease basis for a period of 40 years to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to build a temple and its allied infrastructures in the union territory.

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

30 Oct 2020

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

Hours after three members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam by militants, party President JP Nadda on Friday said their sacrifices won't go in vain.

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

19 Sep 2020

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Saturday unveiled a Rs. 1,350 crore economic package for the Union Territory.

Suresh Raina to set up cricket academy in J&K

19 Sep 2020

Suresh Raina to set up cricket academy in J&K

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina would set up a cricket academy in Jammu and Kashmir to train aspiring cricketers.

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

20 Aug 2020

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.

GC Murmu, J&K's former L-G, becomes Comptroller And Auditor General

07 Aug 2020

GC Murmu, J&K's former L-G, becomes Comptroller And Auditor General

Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned as Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General and will succeed incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi, who turns 65 tomorrow.

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

06 Aug 2020

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

Several DU colleges increase annual fee for UG courses

19 Jun 2019

Several DU colleges increase annual fee for UG courses

According to media reports, several colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) have revised their fee structure for the undergraduate courses.

DU Admissions: Uniform 1% cut-off relaxation for female students

11 Jun 2019

DU Admissions: Uniform 1% cut-off relaxation for female students

Delhi University (DU) will provide a uniform relaxation of 1% in the cut-off to all female students seeking admission from this academic year.

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

08 Jun 2019

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

23 Dec 2018

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

At least 60 were killed and 77 injured after a train mowed people reveling in Dussehra celebrations near Amritsar on Friday.

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

23 Sep 2018

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

BSNL has penned a deal with Japan's Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies in India.

Smart Cities: You'll soon get free Wi-Fi in Delhi

16 Aug 2018

Smart Cities: You'll soon get free Wi-Fi in Delhi

Parts of the national capital are slated to get free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband connections soon, following the launch of a slew of smart city projects by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Villages adopted by MPs to get free Wi-Fi: Minister

26 Jul 2018

Villages adopted by MPs to get free Wi-Fi: Minister

The government will provide free Wi-Fi to villages adopted by MPs under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Junior Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said yesterday.

BSNL launches India's first without-SIM internet telephony service

12 Jul 2018

BSNL launches India's first without-SIM internet telephony service

Returning to the fray, state-run telecom operator BSNL announced the launch of India's first general internet telephony service that will allow users to call any number in India without a SIM card.

BSNL launches 'Wings', India's first mobile-app allowing Internet telephony service

11 Jul 2018

BSNL launches 'Wings', India's first mobile-app allowing Internet telephony service

BSNL customers will now be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country.

Ericsson sets up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi

04 Jul 2018

Ericsson sets up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi

Giving Narendra Modi's 5G dream a big push, Swedish Telecommunications Company Ericsson has set up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi.

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

07 Jun 2018

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

No proposal to merge MTNL and BSNL: Telecom Minister

18 May 2018

No proposal to merge MTNL and BSNL: Telecom Minister

There is no proposal to merge telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a conference today.

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

17 Apr 2018

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

India will host its second Mobile Congress event between October 25-27 in New Delhi, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said at a curtain raiser event of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018.

India becomes world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer: ICA

04 Apr 2018

India becomes world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer: ICA

Only behind China, India has replaced Vietnam to become the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in 2017, Indian Cellular Association President Pankaj Mohindroo informed Union ministers Manoj Sinha and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

08 Mar 2018

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

According to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, over two-thirds of India's population is yet to come online, despite the fact that the country is the second largest consumer of the internet in the world.

Patanjali Ayurved's exclusive store inaugurated at Delhi IGI Airport

18 Jan 2018

Patanjali Ayurved's exclusive store inaugurated at Delhi IGI Airport

Only a day after partnering with eight e-commerce platforms, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has opened an "exclusive store" at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal-2.

BharatNet second phase launched: Jio pays highest fee

13 Nov 2017

BharatNet second phase launched: Jio pays highest fee

The government launched BharatNet's phase II to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by 2019-end.

Amit Shah flags off the Janaraksha Yatra protesting "red-jihadi" terror

03 Oct 2017

Amit Shah flags off the Janaraksha Yatra protesting "red-jihadi" terror

BJP chief Amit Shah has flagged off the Janaraksha Yatra to be led by the party's state president Kummanam Rajashekhharan at Payyannur.

Airtel, Idea say telecom sector is suffering, intervention necessary

28 Sep 2017

Airtel, Idea say telecom sector is suffering, intervention necessary

On Wednesday, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Communications, Manoj Sinha inaugurated the maiden India Mobile Congress (IMC) at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

27 Sep 2017

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

Telecom major Airtel has started deploying India's first state-of-the-art Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology.