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.

Ajit Singh, former Union Minister and RLD head, dies

06 May 2021

India
Ajit Singh, former Union Minister and RLD head, dies

Chaudhary Ajit Singh, a seasoned politician and former Union Minister in several governments, passed away this morning at the age of 82.

Bengaluru: Coronavirus infected techie's wife fled on train, tests positive

14 Mar 2020

India
Bengaluru: Coronavirus infected techie's wife fled on train, tests positive

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.

Team India's security compromised in Chandigarh, ACU chief issues warning

21 Sep 2019

Sports
Team India's security compromised in Chandigarh, ACU chief issues warning

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.

India woman cricketer approached by bookies for match-fixing: Details here

17 Sep 2019

Sports
India woman cricketer approached by bookies for match-fixing: Details here

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.

TNPL under BCCI's scanner for links between players and bookies

16 Sep 2019

Sports
TNPL under BCCI's scanner for links between players and bookies

The Tamil Nadu Premier League, a franchise-based T20 league of the state of Tamil Nadu, is under the scanner of the BCCI.

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

25 Aug 2019

Politics
BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

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.

Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

04 Jun 2019

Politics
Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

Before Lok Sabha elections, former rivals SP and BSP forged an unlikely alliance for 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh.

India chooses Modi 2.0: 6 lessons 2019 elections taught us

24 May 2019

Politics
India chooses Modi 2.0: 6 lessons 2019 elections taught us

India created history on Thursday after giving an astounding mandate to BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

20 May 2019

India
Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

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.

In rare-sight, Mayawati seeks votes for Mulayam, he thanks her

19 Apr 2019

Politics
In rare-sight, Mayawati seeks votes for Mulayam, he thanks her

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.

Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

19 Apr 2019

Politics
Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

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.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Politics
Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

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.

Why Akhilesh and Mayawati's first rally at Deoband is important

07 Apr 2019

Politics
Why Akhilesh and Mayawati's first rally at Deoband is important

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.

#RoadTo2019: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati meet in Delhi to discuss seat-sharing

05 Jan 2019

Politics
#RoadTo2019: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati meet in Delhi to discuss seat-sharing

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.

IPL chief's aide 'demanded prostitutes, bribes' for selection into cricket-team

19 Jul 2018

Sports
IPL chief's aide 'demanded prostitutes, bribes' for selection into cricket-team

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.

J&K: Two Army jawans killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC

10 Apr 2018

India
J&K: Two Army jawans killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC

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.

After flirting briefly, Mayawati won't back Akhilesh for UP bypolls

27 Mar 2018

Politics
After flirting briefly, Mayawati won't back Akhilesh for UP bypolls

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.

Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

18 May 2017

Politics
Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

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.

Kairana row: NHRC validates BJP MP's exodus claims

25 Sep 2016

India
Kairana row: NHRC validates BJP MP's exodus claims

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.