Manoj Sinha: News

Manoj Sinha is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, three-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, and Lt Governor of the Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory. Sinha did BTech and MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, earlier called Institute of Technology, BHU. He was an ABVP student leader and the President of Banaras Hindu University Students Union in 1982. Sinha was a member of the BJP National Council from 1989 to 1996. He successfully contested the 1996 Lok Sabha elections from Ghazipur constituency in Uttar Pradesh and became MP for the first time. In 1999, he was re-elected and served a full term till 2004. Sinha was elected to the Lok Sabha for a third term in 2014 when BJP swept the country in the General Elections held that year. He served as Minister of State (MoS) for Railways from 2014 to 2019 and MoS (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Communications from 2016 to 2019. He lost from Ghazipur in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Sinha was appointed as the Lt. Governor of the Jammu & Kashmir UT in August 2020.

26 Jun 2024

Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra 2024: CRPF strengthens security as offline registrations begin

The annual Amarnath Yatra has started offline registration three days ahead of the beginning of the pilgrimage.

21 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's 'yoga economy' message in 'land of sadhana' Srinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday marked the International Yoga Day in Srinagar, the "land of sadhana."

10 Jun 2024

Droupadi Murmu

J&K: NIA to probe terrorist attack on pilgrim bus 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe the attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district by terrorists, which killed nine people and injured 33 others.

16 Mar 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K government approves 10% quota for Paharis; increases OBC quota

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday approved a 10% job quota for newly added scheduled tribe (ST) communities—Paharis, ethnic tribes, Paddaris, Kolis, and Gadda Brahmins.

07 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Government leases out power to Rajasthan, prompting political outrage

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government is facing a serious backlash for leasing electricity from an under-construction power project to Rajasthan.

11 Nov 2023


J&K: Massive fire at Dal Lake; 3 tourists killed

A major fire erupted at the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday morning, killing three Bangladeshi tourists.

02 Jan 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir: 4 persons killed in Rajouri terror attack

Four persons were killed and nine others injured after suspected terrorists stormed into their houses and opened fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

04 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K DGP Prisons murdered with ketchup bottle, domestic help nabbed

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has nabbed the prime accused in the alleged murder of J&K Director General of Police (DGP), Prisons Department, Hemant Lohia—his domestic help, Yasir Ahmed.

20 Sep 2022


J&K: After 30 years, Kashmir gets first multiplex in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday inaugurated a multiplex in Srinagar, ending the Kashmir Valley's three-decade-long wait for a cinema screen.

15 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 5 dead in second bus accident in 24 hours

A horrifying bus accident in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir led to the death of five people on Thursday.

14 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

11 dead, 27 injured in bus accident in J&K's Poonch

In a horrifying incident, 11 people died and 27 were injured after a bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir.

26 Jul 2022

Indian Army

Kargil Vijay Diwas: India pays tribute to 1999 war heroes

Commemorating 23 years of the Kargil Vijay Diwas on Tuesday, the Indian Army paid rich tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan at Ladakh's Drass War Memorial.

03 Jun 2022

Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah to chair critical meeting on Kashmir

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to chair a security meeting on Friday regarding the evolving scenario in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

21 May 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K tunnel collapse: 10 bodies retrieved; negligence case registered

The death toll from the under-construction tunnel collapse in Jammu and Kashmir Ramban district rose to 10 on Saturday.

16 May 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

'Leave or face death': Terrorists threaten Kashmiri Pandits in Pulwama

Terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Islam has issued a threat letter to Kashmiri Pandits living in the Hawal Transit Accommodation in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district.

24 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

'Democracy has penetrated the grassroots in J&K,' says PM Modi

Democracy has reached the grassroots level in Jammu & Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday while marking the National Panchayati Raj Day in Jammu's Palli.

05 Apr 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Terrorists open fire at Kashmiri Pandit shopkeeper in J&K's Shopian

A Kashmiri Pandit shopkeeper was injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Monday evening after terrorists opened fire at him.

02 Jan 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K probe panel's report in 7 days

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-General Manoj Sinha has formed a three-member panel to investigate Saturday's stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi temple.

01 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

12 dead, several injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

A stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing twelve people and injuring over a dozen others.

23 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Amit Shah begins 3-day J&K visit amid tight security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Srinagar to begin a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

08 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Civilian killings: PDP demands J&K L-G's resignation; says 'situation alarming'

Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday demanded the resignation of J&K's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over the recent killings of civilians by terrorists.

27 Sep 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Bike rally aimed at promoting tourism flagged off in Jammu

Sixty motorcyclists started from the scenic Jammu Tawi Golf Course (JTGC) to Basohli in Kathua district as part of a rally aimed at promoting tourism in the Jammu division, officials said.

22 Sep 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K administration dismisses 4 employees, 2 cops over 'terror links'

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday dismissed six government employees over their alleged links to terror groups.

20 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Apni Party leader shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

Terrorists on Thursday shot dead an Apni Party leader in Kulgam, the third fatal attack on mainstream politicians in Jammu and Kashmir in two weeks, even as police said they have no record of Ghulam Hassan Lone's political affiliation.

06 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Aamir on launch of J&K's Film Policy: Moment of happiness

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has said the Jammu & Kashmir's Film Policy 2021, launched by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, will facilitate the shooting of movies in the Valley known for its beautiful locales.

01 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

A six-year-old girl's video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining of a huge burden of homework through online education triggered a policy change in Jammu and Kashmir to lighten the pressure on school kids.

01 Apr 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to build temple in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday approved a proposal to allot nearly 25 hectares of land on lease basis for a period of 40 years to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to build a temple and its allied infrastructures in the union territory.

19 Sep 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Saturday unveiled a Rs. 1,350 crore economic package for the Union Territory.

19 Sep 2020


Suresh Raina to set up cricket academy in J&K

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina would set up a cricket academy in Jammu and Kashmir to train aspiring cricketers.

GC Murmu, J&K's former L-G, becomes Comptroller And Auditor General

Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned as Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General and will succeed incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi, who turns 65 tomorrow.

06 Aug 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

19 Jun 2019


Several DU colleges increase annual fee for UG courses

According to media reports, several colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) have revised their fee structure for the undergraduate courses.

11 Jun 2019

Delhi University

DU Admissions: Uniform 1% cut-off relaxation for female students

Delhi University (DU) will provide a uniform relaxation of 1% in the cut-off to all female students seeking admission from this academic year.

23 Dec 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

20 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

At least 60 were killed and 77 injured after a train mowed people reveling in Dussehra celebrations near Amritsar on Friday.

16 Aug 2018


Smart Cities: You'll soon get free Wi-Fi in Delhi

Parts of the national capital are slated to get free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband connections soon, following the launch of a slew of smart city projects by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

26 Jul 2018

Bharti Airtel

Villages adopted by MPs to get free Wi-Fi: Minister

The government will provide free Wi-Fi to villages adopted by MPs under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Junior Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said yesterday.

12 Jul 2018


BSNL launches India's first without-SIM internet telephony service

Returning to the fray, state-run telecom operator BSNL announced the launch of India's first general internet telephony service that will allow users to call any number in India without a SIM card.

11 Jul 2018


BSNL launches 'Wings', India's first mobile-app allowing Internet telephony service

BSNL customers will now be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country.

04 Jul 2018


Ericsson sets up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi

Giving Narendra Modi's 5G dream a big push, Swedish Telecommunications Company Ericsson has set up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi.

07 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

18 May 2018


No proposal to merge MTNL and BSNL: Telecom Minister

There is no proposal to merge telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a conference today.

17 Apr 2018


Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

India will host its second Mobile Congress event between October 25-27 in New Delhi, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said at a curtain raiser event of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018.

08 Mar 2018


Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

According to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, over two-thirds of India's population is yet to come online, despite the fact that the country is the second largest consumer of the internet in the world.

13 Nov 2017

Bharti Airtel

BharatNet second phase launched: Jio pays highest fee

The government launched BharatNet's phase II to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by 2019-end.

15 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

Indian Broadband War: BSNL launches 1Gbps broadband to counter rivals

With Airtel and ACT Fibernet providing ultra-fast fiber optic broadband services and Reliance Jio testing JioFiber, a FTTH (fiber to the home) broadband war has begun.

06 Jul 2017


New telecom policy is being made, ministry wants your opinion

The government is planning an overhaul of its telecom policy and it wants your inputs. The focus, this time around, is to make the policy more consumer centric than before.

25 Jun 2017


Are Google Maps really authentic?

Google Maps make navigation faster and easier, becoming a part of our daily activities.

23 Jun 2017

Bharti Airtel

Telecom sector will perish if tariff war continues, say firms

The writing is on the wall; the tariff war started by Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio, if left unchecked would leave behind only one or two non-state providers at the very end, according to Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal.

20 Jun 2017


Aadhaar linking for land records not required, it's a hoax

While the government is getting its Aadhaar scheme implemented, it appears that some frauds out there are spreading false rumors regarding it, fuelling concerns of citizens, who are scurrying to get Aadhaar linked to their accounts.

10 Jun 2017

Reliance Jio

BSNL will install 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to bridge digital divide

BSNL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to have 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural exchanges within the next six months.

BSNL ups the ante, will now offer satellite phone services

Union Minister Manoj Sinha had earlier said that, although, BSNL may have stood for 'Bhai Sahab Nahi Lagega' in the wake of Digital India, it is now 'Behtar Seva Ki Nai Lagan.'

18 Mar 2017

Uttar Pradesh

#SuperSaturday: BJP to announce UP CM amid speculations

Speculations have intensified that Union Minister Manoj Sinha is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah's choice to be Uttar Pradesh's next Chief Minister.