Rajnath Singh: News

Rajnath Singh is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Defence Minister of India, and a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Singh did his MSc in Physics from the University of Gorakhpur and was initially a lecturer of Physics at KBPG College Mirzapur. He was associated with the RSS since his early teens and became a student activist of the ABVP. Singh emerged as a young leader of Jana Sangh and later of the BJP. He served as the Minister for Education in the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh from 1991 to 1992. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1994 and served as the Union Transport Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government during 1999-2000. Singh became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, serving in the office till 2002. In 2003, Singh returned to the central government, this time in the capacity of an Agriculture Minister. He served two terms as the President of the BJP from 2005 to 2009 and from 2013 to 2014. Singh was the Home Minister of India in the first Modi government and became the Defence Minister when NDA returned to power in 2019. He has been a Lok Sabha MP since 2009.

12 Jul 2024

Indian Army

Captain Singh's parents want 'NOK' rules' modification: What are they

A few days after their son, Captain Anshuman Singh, posthumously received India's Kirti Chakra—the second-highest peacetime gallantry award—his parents advocated for reforms in the Indian Army's "next of kin" (NOK) policy.

09 Jul 2024

Hizbul Mujahideen

How the Kathua attack on army convoy unfolded 

Five Indian Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, were killed and five others injured in a terrorist attack on their convoy in Jammu's Kathua district on Monday afternoon.

09 Jul 2024

Indian Army

'Won't go unavenged...': India's message after Kathua terrorist ambush

The killing of five soldiers in a terror attack in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, will not go unavenged, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane said on Tuesday while extending condolences to their families.

05 Jul 2024

Motilal Oswal

Indian defence stocks surge 13% following record defence production growth

Indian defence companies experienced a significant surge in their shares, with some seeing up to a 13% increase on July 5.

04 Jul 2024

Agnipath Scheme

Agniveer Kumar's family seeks scheme's reevaluation; 'hero' status for son 

The family of Agniveer Ajay Kumar, who lost his life in the line of duty, has demanded that he be accorded "hero" status by the Indian Army, NDTV reported.

03 Jul 2024

Lok Sabha

Resolution passed condemning opposition's disruptive behavior during PM Modi's speech 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response to the President's address was disrupted by protests and sloganeering from the opposition on Tuesday.

02 Jul 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to address NDA parliamentary meet, reply to President's address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday respond to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in the Lok Sabha.

01 Jul 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Opposition stages walkout from Lok Sabha over NEET controversy

The deadlock between the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Congress-led Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance in the Parliament persisted on Monday.

21 Jun 2024

Indian Navy

Indian Army personnel mark International Yoga Day on mountains, warships

The 10th International Day of Yoga witnessed distinctive celebrations across India, with the country's armed forces performing yoga in various locations, including mountains, glaciers, and warships.

Ahead of Parliament session, NDA ministers' meeting at Rajnath's home

A group of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ministers are scheduled to meet at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence on Tuesday.

4-time MLA Mohan Majhi is new Odisha CM

Mohan Majhi, a four-time Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Keonjhar, has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Odisha.

11 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi Cabinet 3.0: No change in Big 4; key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assigned portfolios to the Cabinet colleagues of his new National Democratic Alliance government, maintaining continuity in the big four ministries.

10 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Which minister got which portfolio in Modi's new Cabinet? 

The portfolios of 71 MPs who took oaths as ministers on Sunday have been announced.

10 Jun 2024

Jawaharlal Nehru

Modi 3.0: Full list of 72 ministers who took oath 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's Prime Minister for an unprecedented third term on Sunday.

09 Jun 2024

Central Government

6 former chief ministers sworn into PM Modi's new Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly formed cabinet includes six former chief ministers.

Narendra Modi's swearing-in: List of potential ministers in NDA Cabinet 

In the hours leading up to Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hosted a tea meeting at Modi's residence.

07 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Modi meets President Murmu, stakes claim to form new government

Narendra Modi met President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday evening and staked claim to form the new government.

04 Jun 2024

Smriti Irani

BJP's Smriti Irani trails Congress candidate KL Sharma in Amethi 

Union Minister Smriti Irani is currently trailing behind the Congress's Kishori Lal Sharma by 29,400 votes in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi.

19 May 2024

Allahabad

Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav forced to leave rally amidst chaos

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav were forced to leave a public rally in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday after a chaotic situation ensued.

14 May 2024

Bihar

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi dies at 72

Sushil Modi, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has passed away at the age of 72.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Will make Pakistan wear bangles...': PM attacks 'coward' opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the Congress-led opposition bloc—the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—calling its leaders "cowards" who were "scared of Pakistan's nuclear power."

10 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Congress distances itself from Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'respect Pakistan' remark

The Congress has distanced itself from the controversial comments made by senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar to "respect Pakistan" and "talk to them."

10 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

'Respect Pakistan or they'll drop bomb...': Mani Shankar's warning

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar recent remarks, in which he advocated for a dialogue with Pakistan, have triggered yet another controversy amid the Lok Sabha elections.

CAA provisions may violate Indian Constitution: US Congressional report 

Some provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)—enacted in March—may contradict the Indian Constitution, a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), an independent research division of the United States's Congress has said.

17 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Seek resolution: US to India-Pakistan on 'ghus ke maara…' remark 

The United States, responding to recent statements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on counter-terrorism, has encouraged both India and Pakistan to seek resolution through dialogue.

15 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi spoke…': Rajnath says Russia-Ukraine war 'stopped for 4.5 hours'

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday claimed that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's phone call to Russian and Ukrainian presidents, the war was briefly paused to facilitate the evacuation of stranded Indian students in Ukraine.

14 Apr 2024

Bihar

'Eat fish, pig or elephant...why show?': Rajnath Singh to Tejashwi

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has criticized Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav over a video that shows Yadav consuming fish with Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani.

11 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Rishikesh: PM repeats 'ghus kar marenge…' statement on fighting terrorism 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a public gathering in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, where he reaffirmed his government's "strong stance" against terrorism.

06 Apr 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan reacts to Rajnath Singh's 'ghus kar marenge' warning 

Pakistan has responded to India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's warning that if terrorists attempt to disrupt peace in India and flee, it will enter Pakistan and kill them.

03 Apr 2024

Sushil Kumar Modi

BJP's Sushil Modi battling cancer, won't contest Lok Sabha polls

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi, has announced that he won't be able to campaign in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as he has been battling cancer for last six months.

12 Mar 2024

Tejas

Tejas crash: Everything to know about India's indigenous fighter jet

Indian Air Force(IAF)'s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas crashed near a student hostel in Jaisalmer on Tuesday, while on an operational training sortie.

12 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to witness 'Bharat Shakti' tri-services exercise in Rajasthan today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday witness the war exercise "Bharat Shakti" at the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan.

06 Mar 2024

Vikas Bahl

Film on Battle of Naushera: Rajnath Singh extends support

Acclaimed director Vikas Bahl has teamed up with Viraj Sawant of Good Co. and Abhishek Kumar and Nishikant Roy from Talisman Films to helm a movie based on the historic Battle of Naushera and the recapture of Jhangar during the India-Pakistan conflict of 1947-1948.

04 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

'Where's my son?': Missing Navy sailor's father seeks Modi's intervention

The parents of missing Indian Navy sailor Sahil Verma have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into their son's disappearance.

Lok Sabha elections: Controversial MPs missing from BJP's first list

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday, swapping out 33 sitting MPs for fresh faces.

01 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

LS polls: Modi chairs BJP meet to finalize 1st list 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s late-night meeting of the Central Election Commission (CEC) held to finalize the first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

18 Feb 2024

West Bengal

Sandeshkhali violence: TMC leader's court appearance today, security on alert

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Shibu Prasad Hazra, was arrested on Saturday in the Sandeshkhali violence case in West Bengal.

29 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

31 all-Indian tunes to reverberate at Beating Retreat ceremony today

Republic Day celebrations will culminate on Monday evening with the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, New Delhi, featuring 31 captivating Indian tunes played by military and paramilitary bands.

17 Jan 2024

India

More incidents of skirmishes between Indian, Chinese troops surface: Report

New details have emerged about previously undisclosed confrontations between Indian and Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Firstpost reported.

27 Dec 2023

Jammu

Rajnath Singh addresses Army amid J&K civilian death row

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

26 Dec 2023

Indian Navy

Indian Navy's indigenous warship INS Imphal commissioned: Capabilities, significance

The Indian Navy commissioned its new indigenously developed warship INS Imphal in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on Tuesday.

Eyeing 2024 polls, BJP enters 'mission mode'; Congress gets makeover

Riding on recent assembly election wins, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made some key decisions at its recent national office-bearers' meeting.

Meet Bhajanlal Sharma, BJP's surprise pick for Rajasthan CM post

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named Bhajanlal Sharma as the new chief minister of Rajasthan.

BJP chooses Bhajanlal Sharma as Rajasthan CM over Vasundhara Raje

In a surprise move, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named first-time MLA Bhajanlal Sharma as the new chief minister of Rajasthan after over a week of suspense.

12 Dec 2023

Rajasthan

Rajasthan to get new CM today; BJP schedules meeting

After registering a resounding victory in the assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan is gearing up for a crucial meeting in Jaipur on Tuesday.

04 Dec 2023

Indian Air Force

Telangana: 2 pilots killed in IAF trainer aircraft crash

Two pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly died on Monday after a trainer aircraft crashed in Toopran of Medak district in Telangana.

02 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Parliament Winter Session: Debate over cash-for-query row, Manipur likely

With the Parliament Winter Session starting on Monday, the Centre and the opposition are once again likely to clash over topics such as the cash-for-query row involving Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and the Manipur issue.

08 Nov 2023

India

5th India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi on Friday

The fifth India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue is set to take place in New Delhi on Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced.

19 Aug 2023

Indian Army

Ladakh: 9 Army personnel killed as truck falls into gorge

At least nine Indian Army personnel, including an officer and eight soldiers, were reportedly killed in Ladakh on Saturday evening.

16 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Come and see: PMs museum vice chairman amid renaming row

A controversy is raging after the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in Delhi was renamed the Prime Ministers Museum and Library (PMML) on Monday.

27 Jul 2023

Pakistan News

'Belligerent rhetoric': Pakistan responds to Rajnath Singh's 'LoC crossing' remark

Pakistan on Thursday condemned Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that India is ready to cross the Line of Control (LoC) to maintain dignity and honor, reported PTI.

24 Jul 2023

Amit Shah

Ready to discuss Manipur issue: Amit Shah amid opposition protest

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the central government is ready for a discussion on Manipur violence and questioned why the opposition was not cooperating.

16 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Rafale-M, Scorpene submarine deals missing from updated India-France document 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's France visit saw the two countries reportedly signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for building three additional Scorpene (Kalvari) class submarines, which was earlier mentioned in the joint India-France document.

12 Jul 2023

Kangana Ranaut

BJP leader Mayank Madhur to sue Kangana Ranaut, 'Tejas' makers

Controversy's favorite child, Kangana Ranaut found herself embroiled in yet another storm when BJP leader Mayank Madhur decided to sue her and the producers of the film Tejas.

10 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

India to procure 26 Rafale-M fighters, attack submarines from France 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly set to sign a new defense deal with French President Emmanuel Macron during his France visit on Thursday.

02 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

France offers to co-produce fighter jet engines in India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, the European country has reportedly made an offer to India to co-produce an engine that will power twin-engine advanced multi-role combat aircraft (AMCA) and the twin-engine deck-based fighter (TEDBF) for Indian aircraft carriers.

India to acquire over 30 MQ-9B predator drones from US

India's acquisition of 31 High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) drones from the United States (US) will reportedly be a phased exercise and will initially involve technology absorption.

17 Jun 2023

Manipur

'Manipur needs urgent attention': Ex-Army chief on retired officer's tweet

Former Chief of Army Staff General (Retired) Ved Prakash Malik has sought "urgent attention" to the situation in Manipur, where ethnic violence broke out on May 3.

16 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi faces backlash after Nehru's name dropped from historic museum

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, saying, "Legacies don't get erased by renaming buildings."

25 May 2023

China

Pakistan and China pose 'double threat' to India's borders: Rajnath

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday alluded to China and Pakistan as a "double threat" brewing on India's borders, emphasizing that India must focus on advancement in defense technology to fight the dangers effectively.

06 May 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Rajnath Singh visits J&K's Rajouri amid ongoing encounter

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reached Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri, a day after five Indian Army soldiers were killed in the region, amid an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists there, reported NDTV.

04 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP municipal election: Phase 1 voting underway in 37 districts

Voting for the first phase of urban body elections in Uttar Pradesh began at 7:00am on Thursday.

28 Apr 2023

China

China, India share common interests: Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu batted for a long-term, strategic, and comprehensive perspective with India during a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers meeting on Thursday.

24 Apr 2023

Indian Army

India, China hold border talks ahead of SCO meeting

The Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China held the 18th round of Corps Commander talks on Sunday to resolve tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

23 Apr 2023

Delhi

Chinese, Russian defense ministers to participate in Delhi's SCO meet

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense ministers' meeting, reported The Times Of India.

12 Apr 2023

Punjab

Punjab: 4 killed in firing at Bathinda military station

As many as four people reportedly lost their lives in a firing inside the Bathinda military station in Punjab on Wednesday around 4:35am.

13 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi insulted India in London, should apologize: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has become the latest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to attack Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his recent comments on India during his United Kingdom (UK) tour, in which he allegedly slammed the Indian government over a number of issues.

28 Jan 2023

Indian Air Force

MP: IAF's Su-30, Mirage 2000 aircraft crash; 1 pilot dead

Two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday, ANI reported citing defense sources.

23 Jan 2023

Indian Navy

INS Vagir: 'Made in India' submarine commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Vagir—the fifth of the Kalvari-class submarines—was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday in presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar.

11 Jan 2023

Indian Army

Three soldiers die after falling into gorge in J&K's Kupwara

Two personnel of the Indian Army's Chinar Corps and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) died on Wednesday after they reportedly slipped into a deep gorge while they were patrolling in a forward zone near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

23 Dec 2022

Indian Army

Sikkim: 16 army personnel dead as truck falls into gorge

The Ministry of Defence informed that an Army truck met with an accident at Zema in north Sikkim on Friday claiming the lives of 16 Indian Army soldiers.