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.

18 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for first phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the first phase of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections began at 7:00am on Friday.

18 Apr 2024

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Phase 1 polling: 8 Union ministers, 2 ex-CMs, in fray

The high-stakes Lok Sabha poll battle will officially kick off on Friday, marking the start of voting for 102 seats across 21 states and Union territories in the first phase.

05 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

'Awful': Kejriwal's photo next to Bhagat Singh, Ambedkar triggers backlash

The placement of jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's photograph alongside revered freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar has triggered controversy.

'Senseless attempts': India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh 

The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday voiced its strong disapproval over China's recent attempt to rename various locations in Arunachal Pradesh.

India's Samudrayaan mission to study ocean bed by 2025

India's Earth Sciences Minister, Kiren Rijiju, has shared exciting news about the country's Samudrayaan mission

08 Mar 2024


Army officer kidnapped in Manipur, fourth incident since clashes began

An army officer was abducted on Friday from his home in Manipur, marking the fourth such incident since ethnic violence erupted in the northeastern state in May last year.

07 Mar 2024


Only negotiations can resolve Manipur conflict: Kiren Rijiju 

Union Earth Sciences Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday stressed peaceful negotiations were the only way to resolve the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur.

SC pulls up Centre over delay in '70 collegium resolutions'

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday questioned the central government's delay in the appointment and transfer of 70 judges despite recommendations by high court collegiums, Live Law reported.

19 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Shifting out of Law Ministry not a punishment: Kiren Rijiju

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday reacted to his recent change in ministry during this week's cabinet shuffle.

18 May 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Arjun Ram Meghwal replaces Kiren Rijiju as law minister

In a cabinet shuffle, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal has been appointed as the Minister of Law and Justice, replacing Kiren Rijiju.

07 May 2023


Manipur violence: Over 50 dead; CM Biren chairs all-party meet

At least 54 individuals have reportedly died so far in the ongoing violence in Manipur that broke out during a protest march on Wednesday, while thousands have been displaced.

06 May 2023


Kiren Rijiju talks about Manipur violence as deaths cross 50

Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju stated on Saturday that the central government is taking all steps possible to reduce the ongoing violence in Manipur and bring the state back to normality.

Differences don't mean confrontation: Kiren Rijiju on alleged Centre-SC clash

Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the differences between the central government and judiciary were inevitable in a democracy and should not be misconstrued as confrontation, reported PTI.

19 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Sexual orientation has no impact on judges' abilities: CJI Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, speaking at India Today Conclave 2023 on Saturday, asserted a judge's sexual orientation had "nothing to do" with their ability.

Parliament must debate on same-sex marriage before SC decision: Rijiju

Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju stated on Saturday the issue of same-sex marriage must be debated in the Parliament to come up with a law as it represents all parts of the country.

No pending case in SC older than 50 years: Rijiju

Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju has said that no pending cases, civil or criminal, in the Supreme Court are more than 50 years old, reported Hindustan Times.

09 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Foreigners don't know 'Pappu,' RaGa provoking to divide India: Rijiju

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju once again slammed Congress' Rahul Gandhi for provoking people to divide India during his recent United Kingdom (UK) tour, during which he attacked the Narendra Modi-led government on a variety of issues.

05 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Attempts being made to indicate Indian democracy in crisis: Rijiju

Union Law and Justice Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiren Rijiju on Saturday claimed that calibrated attempts were being made to suggest to the world that the democracy and judicial system in India are currently in a state of crisis.

Supreme Court achieves full strength, 2 new judges take oath

The Supreme Court regained its full strength of 34 judges after nine months as Justices Rajesh Bindal and Aravind Kumar were sworn in on Monday.

12 Feb 2023

Central Government

4 high courts get Chief Justices amid Centre-SC Collegium tussle  

The Centre appointed Chief Justices (CJs) to the high courts of three states and two union territories, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Sunday.

Supreme Court gets 2 new judges, regains full strength

The central government cleared the appointments of Justices Aravind Kumar and Rajesh Bindal as Supreme Court (SC) judges on Friday, bringing the court to its full strength of 34 judges.

'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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

10 Jan 2020

Khelo India

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.

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

Lok Sabha

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.

08 Dec 2018


Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today asked the youths of Indian diaspora to be part of the country's growth story and become ambassadors to spread the message of development.

12 Nov 2018


2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit near Ampati has started production, after remaining idle for nearly two years.

21 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial, museum for khaki-donning forces

On the special occasion to mark the National Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated a refurbished National Police Memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

18 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM to unveil National Police Memorial, museum on Oct 21

PM Modi will inaugurate the refurbished National Police Memorial, including a newly-built museum of these forces in khaki, in Delhi on October 21.

26 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: Top 5 coaching centers in Delhi for IAS preparation

One of the most prestigious Government positions, civil servants enjoy power, respect, and bag decent pay-checks.

24 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

338 incidents of ceasefire violation during Ramzan in J&K: Govt

A total of 338 incidents of ceasefire violation and cross-border firings from Pakistan were reported in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan (May 17 to June 16), Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told Lok Sabha today.

21 Jul 2018


Kerala: Center approves Rs. 80cr aid to deal with floods

"The Center has sanctioned Rs. 80 crore to Kerala as initial assistance to deal with "unprecedented rains and floods," Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.

18 Jul 2018


1,006 deaths in India in May-June due to thunderstorms, floods

Over 1,000 people lost their lives in May and June due to natural calamities like thunderstorms and floods in India, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said today.

26 May 2018


Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Congress

The Congress said today that the government should rollback the increase in fuel prices instead of "showing fitness", apparently referring to Union Ministers and BJP leaders posting videos of their workouts on social media.

07 May 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Adnan Sami's staff allegedly called "Indian dogs" at Kuwait Airport

Whether it is Shah Rukh Khan, APJ Abdul Kalam, Sudha Murthy or Adnan Sami, racism against Indians apparently exists globally.

20 Mar 2018


330 Pakistani, 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals deported in 3 years: Govt

As many as 330 Pakistani and 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals, who were illegally staying in India, have been repatriated in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

11 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

Poster shows Rahul Gandhi as Krishna protecting 'Draupadi' Renuka Chowdhury

A Youth Congress leader in Allahabad has waded into the Congress-BJP war over PM Narendra Modi's comments on MP Renuka Chowdhury, but it's his poster that has drawn attention.

06 Oct 2017

Indian Air Force

Five killed as IAF chopper crashes during training in Arunachal

At least five are feared killed in an Air Force Mi-17 V5 chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh during a training sortie. Two survived.

04 Sep 2017


Kiren Rijiju talks Kashmir, Maoism, NE insurgency and more

The home ministry is currently battling crises in different regions - in the north, the Kashmir problem, in the northeast, insurgency, and in the centre, the Maoist movement.

28 Jun 2017


Delhi agencies lack action plan to tackle monsoon mess

Delhiites are dreading monsoons due to the traffic jams and water logging that are caused by rain.

22 Aug 2016

Indian Air Force

IAF'S Sukhoi-30 MKI lands at revamped Pasighat ALG

Arunachal Pradesh's Pasighat ALG was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, in the presence of prominent military dignitaries.

05 Aug 2016

Narendra Modi

Terrorists attack Kokrajhar; 14 killed

Terrorists attacked a busy market in the Kokrajhar district of Assam, killing 14 civilians and injuring several others.