Articles about Ajit Singh
Chaudhary Ajit Singh was a senior Indian politician and the founding leader of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) from Uttar Pradesh. Singh did his B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and initially worked as a computer scientist in the United States. He is the son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, whom he replaced in the Rajya Sabha in 1986 when the latter's health deteriorated. Singh was a member of the Lok Sabha between 1989 and 2014, losing only once in between in the 1998 General Elections. Singh founded his last political party, the RLD, in 1996. He served as a Union Minister in various governments across political and ideological divides. Singh was the Minister of Commerce and Industry in the VP Singh government from 1989-1990; Minister for Food Processing Industries in the PV Narasimha Rao government during 1995-96; Minister of Agriculture in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-I government from 2001-2003; and Minister of Civil Aviation in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-II government during the 2011-14 period. Singh succumbed to COVID-19 in May 2021 at the age of 82.
06 May 2021India
Chaudhary Ajit Singh, a seasoned politician and former Union Minister in several governments, passed away this morning at the age of 82.
14 Mar 2020India
At a time when people have been advised to take concrete steps to minimize the coronavirus impact, the wife of a Google employee, who tested positive, fled from Bengaluru and took a train to Agra from Delhi earlier this month, putting thousands of people at risk.
21 Sep 2019Sports
BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh on Saturday issued a warning to the hosting associations regarding Team India's security in the ongoing series against South Africa.
17 Sep 2019Sports
The BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has lodged a complaint at the Ashok Nagar Police Station in Bengaluru after two alleged bookies approached a cricketer for the women's national team to fix matches.
16 Sep 2019Sports
The Tamil Nadu Premier League, a franchise-based T20 league of the state of Tamil Nadu, is under the scanner of the BCCI.
25 Aug 2019Politics
One of the tallest leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday, was cremated with complete state honors at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh Ghat a short while ago.
04 Jun 2019Politics
Before Lok Sabha elections, former rivals SP and BSP forged an unlikely alliance for 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh.
24 May 2019Politics
India created history on Thursday after giving an astounding mandate to BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
20 May 2019India
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.
19 Apr 2019Politics
Confirming that politics is an art of impossibilities, BSP chief Mayawati and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage in Mainpuri on Friday. Mulayam's son and party president Akhilesh Yadav also accompanied the former arch-rivals.
19 Apr 2019Politics
A possibility of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sharing stage with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati would have raised eyebrows years ago, but 2019 elections are all about unlikely alliances and arithmetic.
11 Apr 2019Politics
The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.
07 Apr 2019Politics
More than 20 years after Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party kept Bharatiya Janata Party out of Uttar Pradesh (in 1993), the foes-turned-friends will address a joint rally in Deoband on Sunday.
05 Jan 2019Politics
Akhilesh Yadav, the chief of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati, the matriarch of Bahujan Samaj Party, met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss seat-sharing for the Lok Sabha elections slated to take place in summer this year.
19 Jul 2018Sports
Some UP cricketers have accused Mohammad Akram Saifi, IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla's aide, of demanding prostitutes and bribes for adding them to the state team.
10 Apr 2018India
Two Army jawans were killed when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and shelled mortars at the forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
27 Mar 2018Politics
On Monday, Mayawati sprang a surprise by announcing that BSP won't support SP in the upcoming bypolls for Kairana parliamentary and Noorpur assembly seats.
18 May 2017Politics
In their fight against illegal squatters in government bungalows, the union cabinet has passed amendments to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971.
25 Sep 2016India
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released an investigation report validating the exodus claims made by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hukum Singh in Jun'16.