Articles about Kiren Rijiju
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 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
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
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
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
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.
25 May 2020
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.
23 Mar 2020
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.
19 Mar 2020
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.
16 Mar 2020
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.
15 Mar 2020
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.
14 Mar 2020
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.
13 Mar 2020
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.
12 Mar 2020
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.
18 Jan 2020
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
#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
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
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
#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
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.
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
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
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.
31 Aug 2018
IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official
The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.
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
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.
24 May 2018
Virat Kohli passes fitness challenge to PM Modi, he accepts
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in 'Hum Fit toh India fit' challenge.