Articles about Rajnath Singh

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.

Presidential polls: TMC to propose Yashwant's name in Opposition meet?

21 Jun 2022

Politics
Presidential polls: TMC to propose Yashwant's name in Opposition meet?

Leaders of the Opposition parties will reportedly meet on Tuesday afternoon to finalize their joint nominee for the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind.

Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

18 Jun 2022

India
Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday accepted the proposal to reserve 10% of employment vacancies in the Defence Ministry for "Agniveers."

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

18 Jun 2022

India
MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday stated that a 10% reservation in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles will be earmarked for "Agniveers."

Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

18 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

Violent protests were witnessed across the country against the defense recruitment scheme, Agnipath, with a youth being shot and trains and vehicles torched even as assurances by the defence minister, home minister, and the Army chief failed to pacify protesters.

New CDS appointment soon, 'Agnipath' armed forces recruitment scheme unveiled

14 Jun 2022

India
New CDS appointment soon, 'Agnipath' armed forces recruitment scheme unveiled

The post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)—which has been lying vacant since the tragic death of General Bipin Rawat in December last year—will be soon filled.

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

23 Apr 2022

India
Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

US monitoring rise in India's 'human rights abuses': Antony Blinken

12 Apr 2022

World
US monitoring rise in India's 'human rights abuses': Antony Blinken

In an unusually direct criticism of India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States was monitoring "a rise in human rights abuses" in India by some officials on Monday.

Newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs take oath; CM announcement by evening

21 Mar 2022

Politics
Newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs take oath; CM announcement by evening

The newly-elected Uttarakhand MLAs took the oath of office on Monday at a ceremony held at the Uttarakhand Assembly in Dehradun.

Missile incident regrettable; Indian systems reliable, safe: Rajnath in Parliament

15 Mar 2022

India
Missile incident regrettable; Indian systems reliable, safe: Rajnath in Parliament

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday informed the Parliament that the government has taken "serious note" of the incident in which an unarmed supersonic missile was "inadvertently" launched on March 9 and landed in Pakistan.

Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

18 Jan 2022

Politics
Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

Amid a row over the exclusion of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal's tableaux from the Republic Day parade, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has written to Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (MK Stalin) and West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee).

COVID-19: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tests positive 'with mild symptoms'

10 Jan 2022

Politics
COVID-19: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tests positive 'with mild symptoms'

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Manufacturing BrahMos so no nation dares attack India: Rajnath Singh

26 Dec 2021

India
Manufacturing BrahMos so no nation dares attack India: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the Defence Research and Development Organization's (DRDO) BrahMos manufacturing center in Lucknow.

General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

10 Dec 2021

India
General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

The funeral of General Bipin Rawat and his wife was held at Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.

Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

09 Dec 2021

India
Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

Group Captain Varun Singh of the Indian Air Force is the only survivor of Wednesday's tragic chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

09 Dec 2021

India
Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

A search team of the Indian Air Force Thursday recovered the black box of the chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu the day before.

Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

09 Dec 2021

India
Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife are expected to reach Delhi on Thursday evening.

Rajnath Singh's subtle dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

21 Nov 2021

India
Rajnath Singh's subtle dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday took a veiled dig at China speaking at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

Colonel, his family among 7 dead in Manipur terrorist attack

13 Nov 2021

India
Colonel, his family among 7 dead in Manipur terrorist attack

A colonel, his family members, and four soldiers died in an ambush by terrorists in the Singhat sub-division of Manipur's Churachandpur district.

VR Chaudhari to become IAF's next Chief of Air Staff

21 Sep 2021

India
VR Chaudhari to become IAF's next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari is to be appointed as the next Chief of Air Staff, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

Taliban seeks good relations with India; assures no threat

30 Aug 2021

World
Taliban seeks good relations with India; assures no threat

The Taliban on Monday emphasized India's importance in the region and said that it would want good relations with India.

India rethinking strategy on Afghanistan; changing situation challenging: Rajnath Singh

29 Aug 2021

India
India rethinking strategy on Afghanistan; changing situation challenging: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the "changing equation" in Afghanistan is a "challenge" for India, and it has compelled the government to rethink its strategy.

Achieving advancement in technology can make India superpower: Rajnath Singh

27 Aug 2021

India
Achieving advancement in technology can make India superpower: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if India achieves advancement in the field of technology, it can become a superpower.

Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

09 Aug 2021

India
Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

The Defence Ministry is examining a proposal to select officers for top military posts like the Commanders-in-Chief (C-in-C) in the Army, Navy, and Air Force based on merit rather than seniority.

India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier will be commissioned next year

25 Jun 2021

India
India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier will be commissioned next year

India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned next year and its combat capability, reach and versatility will add formidable capabilities in the country's defense, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Kochi on Friday.

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

28 Apr 2021

India
DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up 500 medical oxygen plants within the next three months from the allocation made by the PM-CARES Fund, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

'Comprehensive and fruitful': Rajnath on talks with US Defense Secretary

20 Mar 2021

India
'Comprehensive and fruitful': Rajnath on talks with US Defense Secretary

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who held talks with the visiting US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Delhi on Saturday, said the talks "were very comprehensive and fruitful."

India, China agree to disengage along Pangong Lake: Rajnath Singh

11 Feb 2021

Politics
India, China agree to disengage along Pangong Lake: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed the Parliament that India and China will remove forward deployments along the Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh in a phased manner.

Forty-six security-personnel killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2020

08 Feb 2021

India
Forty-six security-personnel killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2020

Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations last year in which 46 security force personnel were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, referring to Pakistani hostilities along the LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Prepared to defeat misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh

03 Feb 2021

India
Prepared to defeat misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh

India is vigilant in the face of attempts to change the status quo at its border and prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, amid a continued military standoff with China.

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

13 Jan 2021

India
Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

Union Minister Shripad Naik, who was admitted to a Goa hospital after he met with an accident, is conscious and recovering, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, adding that there is no need to shift him to New Delhi for treatment.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

Politics
PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

India
Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

08 Dec 2020

India
Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

07 Dec 2020

Politics
Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

India
As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

05 Dec 2020

Politics
Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

Before the Centre is set to have another round of dialogue with farmers, to address their concerns linked to agricultural reforms, top ministers of the cabinet reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, multiple reports said.

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

01 Dec 2020

India
It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

30 Nov 2020

India
Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair an all-party meeting this Friday to review the COVID-19 situation in India, according to reports.

After farmers reject offer, Amit Shah attends late-night meet

30 Nov 2020

India
After farmers reject offer, Amit Shah attends late-night meet

Hours after protesting farmers spurned the Centre's proposal to hold talks and take their agitation to Burari ground in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a late-night meeting at the residence of BJP President JP Nadda, multiple reports said.

Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

15 Nov 2020

Politics
Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to return for a fourth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

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