Kiren Rijiju: News

Kiren Rijiju is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh. Rijiju comes from India’s eastern-most state’s West Kameng district. He did his BA from Hansraj College in 1995 and LLB from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, in 1998. Rijiju was a BJP MP in the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009, representing the Arunachal West constituency. After suffering a controversial defeat against Indian National Congress’s (INC) Takam Sanjoy in the 2009 General Elections, Rijiju made a brief switch to the Congress. He later returned to the BJP and was re-elected from the Arunachal West in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and found a place in the Narendra Modi cabinet. He served as Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs from 2014 to 2019. In 2019 General Elections, Rijiju was elected the Lok Sabha MP for the third time and served as MoS for Youth Affairs & Sports and MoS for Minority Affairs from 2019 to 2021. In July 2021, Rijiju became the Minister for Law and Justice.

'Diatribe': Ex-Supreme Court justice Nariman slams Rijiju over collegium remarks 

Former Supreme Court judge Rohinton Fali Nariman Friday took a strong exception to Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju's opposition to the SC Collegium system for judicial appointments.

Kiren Rijiju questions SC Collegium's conduct for publicizing 'secret reports'

Union Law and Justice Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Kiren Rijiju, has questioned the Supreme Court Collegium's conduct over publishing sensitive and secret reports in the public domain recently.

'Grave concern': Rijiju on SC publishing IB, R&AW classified reports

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday objected to the Supreme Court making public confidential reports on judicial appointments.

16 Jan 2023

Law Ministry

SC Collegium should include government representatives: Kiren Rijiju to CJI

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has reportedly written a letter to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud suggesting that the Supreme Court Collegium, which appoints the judges, should include central government representatives.

Will confirm 44 judges' appointment soon: Centre to Supreme Court

The names of 44 judges will be confirmed for appointment to the higher judiciary within three days, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Friday.

Amid tussle with Centre, SC takes 16-day 'absolute' winter break

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Friday informed lawyers that there will be no Supreme Court benches available from Saturday till January 1 due to winter vacations.

30 Nov 2022

Central Government

It's Centre v/s SC collegium after govt returns 19 recommendations

The Central government has returned 19 of the 21 names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for the appointment of High Court justices, The Indian Express reported.

Fear of targeting makes judges reluctant to grant bail: CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud while speaking at an event on Saturday said that judges at the grassroots are reluctant to grant bail in heinous crimes.

19 Jun 2022

Aadhaar Card

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

28 Feb 2022


Ukraine-Russia crisis: India asks students to move to western border

India on Monday advised students stranded in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv to move to the western part of the country.

28 Feb 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Union Ministers to visit Ukraine's neighboring nations to evacuate Indians

Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju, and General (Retd) VK Singh will reportedly travel to the neighboring countries of Ukraine to help evacuate Indians from the country, sources told PTI.

18 Dec 2020


Yoga recognized as competitive sport by government

The government has recognized yoga as a competitive sport, setting the stage for the inclusion of the ancient art in tournaments held across India.

08 Sep 2020

Indian Army

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found on the Chinese side. Rijiju said the process to handover the youths is being worked out.

23 Aug 2020

Virat Kohli

What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, on Saturday, expressed disappointment as she was not conferred with the Arjuna Award.

18 Aug 2020

Virat Kohli

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award

Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is among 29 athletes who have been recommended for this year's Arjuna award by the National Sports Awards selection committee.

01 Jun 2020

Dutee Chand

India's 2020 Olympics tally will improve, says marathon champion Sunita

In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, India's undisputed marathon champion Sunita Godara feels the nation's medals tally will improve in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Sports should return to spread positivity: Shikhar Dhawan

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan believes the return of sports could ward off the negative elements once the coronavirus pandemic ends.

24 May 2020


Indian government to decide fate of IPL: Kiren Rijiju

India's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, on Sunday, clarified that any decision regarding the commencement of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be taken by the government.

07 May 2020


Khelo India archer suffers brain stroke, family needs financial aid

Young and upcoming compound archer Pragati Choudhary has suffered a brain stroke and her family is looking for financial aid for her treatment.

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League has been shrouded with speculations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

21 Mar 2020


Sunil Chhetri would like to play for this IPL team

The coronavirus pandemic has seen people engage in social distancing and at this time, sports personalities are doing different things to kill time.

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Thursday cleared the air about the upcoming IPL edition.

IPL 2020: Are franchises preparing for a call-off?

The franchises are leaving no stone unturned in bringing the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League to life. However, they are prepared for the eventuality of the league being called-off.

MS Dhoni leaves Chennai as practice sessions get mowed down

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni featured in the final practice session and left the city soon thereafter.

Curtailed IPL a possibility as team owners meet BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday discussed the option of conducting a curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with the eight franchise owners.

IPL should be played behind closed doors, says Gavaskar

Former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman opened up about the possibility of staging the upcoming IPL edition in front of empty stands, amid coronavirus outburst.

IPL 2020 will likely be scheduled behind closed doors

The upcoming edition of Indian Premier League will likely take place without spectators' presence in the wake of coronavirus crisis.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

10 Jan 2020


All you need to know about Khelo India Games

The third edition of the third Khelo India Youth Games is all set to begin in Guwahati today.

11 Dec 2019


CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

While the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is being debated in the Rajya Sabha today, Assam is burning with hundreds of people taking to streets to protest the proposed amendments.

05 Nov 2019

Delhi Police

#LawyersVsDelhiPolice: Cops protest outside HQ, demand justice, raise slogans

Scores of personnel of Delhi police took to streets on Tuesday to protest against a scuffle that broke between cops and lawyers at Tis Hazari court last week.

12 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

In a similar vein with the much-publicized Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen picking up trash at the Mamallapuram beach in Chennai on Saturday.

30 Sep 2019


Haryana polls: Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Yogeshwar Dutt get BJP ticket

On Monday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its first list of candidates for the Haryana Assembly elections to be held on October 21.

07 Sep 2019

West Bengal

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

On Friday, Goa Police arrested swimming coach Surajit Ganguly in New Delhi for raping a 15-year-old girl training under him.

12 Aug 2019


#PoliticalDangal: Ahead of Haryana elections, Babita Phogat, father join BJP

Ahead of crucial Haryana Assembly polls, wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

31 Jul 2019


Here's what Abhinav Bindra said about boycotting Commonwealth Games

Speculations are ripe that India are likely to boycott the 2022 edition of Commonwealth Games.

06 May 2019


Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

Akshay Kumar, who's currently facing the wrath for holding a Canadian citizenship and thus not able to vote in India, has found support in Anupam Kher and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.

11 Apr 2019


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.

11 Apr 2019

West Bengal

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

The first phase of highly-anticipated general elections began on Thursday. In the first phase, citizens of 91 Lok Sabha seats will cast their votes. The constituencies include two union territories as well.

12 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.