Rajnath Singh

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Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

08 Jul 2020

Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

The conversation between NSA Ajit Doval and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Sunday, which immediately yielded results in the Galwan Valley, was proposed by Beijing, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

07 Jul 2020

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

Before history-sheeter Vikas Dubey planned an attack in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, which took the lives of eight policemen last week, he committed a series of crimes.

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

27 Jun 2020

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

It's been almost two months that Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Eastern Ladakh. During this period, a violent clash ensued in Galwan Valley too.

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

22 Jun 2020

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

19 Jun 2020

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meeting today to discuss the clash in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

Indo-China clash: What happened at Galwan Valley? Here's a timeline

17 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: What happened at Galwan Valley? Here's a timeline

In the deadliest clash with the Chinese in decades, 20 Indian soldiers, including a Commanding Officer, were martyred in the Galwan Valley on Monday.

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

16 Jun 2020

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tri-service chiefs, and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat after three soldiers were martyred along the Line of Actual Control last night. The meeting lasted nearly 90 minutes.

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

06 Jun 2020

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.

Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

04 Jun 2020

Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantining at his home, reports said. The 1985-batch IAS officer is the first top bureaucrat to have contracted COVID-19.

LAC deadlock: India and China to hold Lieutenant General-level talks

03 Jun 2020

LAC deadlock: India and China to hold Lieutenant General-level talks

After several rounds of meetings between Chinese and Indian militaries didn't douse tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Lieutenant General-level officers will sit on the table on June 6 for conversation.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

21 May 2020

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

Nepal released a new political map claiming Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani, as its own, inviting a sharp rebuke from India on Wednesday.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.

COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

11 May 2020

COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across parts of India, people are doing everything possible to protect themselves from contracting the disease.

India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

10 May 2020

India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that an 80-km-long road connecting Dharchula in Uttarakhand to the Lipulekh pass is "completely within its territory."

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

The Ministry of Defence on Thursday unveiled a mobile laboratory that will serve as testing facilities for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Group of ministers could discuss lockdown exit plan today

21 Apr 2020

Group of ministers could discuss lockdown exit plan today

A group of ministers will be meeting this evening and could discuss the exit plan of lockdown, NDTV said on Tuesday citing sources.

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room

19 Apr 2020

Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a review meeting on the Ministry's control room that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

11 Feb 2020

Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

A retired Colonel of the Indian Army faces an inquiry after two soldiers filed a complaint against him for having sex in his office while serving.

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

11 Feb 2020

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

01 Feb 2020

5 big takeaways of Nirmala Sitharaman's budget you should know

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget at a time when the Indian economy is struggling, raising concerns among world bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

JP Nadda succeeds Amit Shah, elected as BJP President unopposed

20 Jan 2020

JP Nadda succeeds Amit Shah, elected as BJP President unopposed

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, formally took over the reins of the party today, succeeding Amit Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister.

Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates

17 Jan 2020

Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates

Days after the Aam Aadmi Party released its list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced its poll candidates.

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

14 Jan 2020

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

A logistics and security team from Washington is expected to arrive in New Delhi this week to figure out modalities of US President Donald Trump's probable visit to India.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

25 Dec 2019

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to India's former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his 95th birth anniversary.

'Rape in India' remark: BJP demands Rahul's apology, he refuses

13 Dec 2019

'Rape in India' remark: BJP demands Rahul's apology, he refuses

The Parliament witnessed a huge uproar on Friday with BJP's representatives tearing into Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about rapes.

Pragya Thakur demands FIR over Congress MLA's 'burn her' threat

08 Dec 2019

Pragya Thakur demands FIR over Congress MLA's 'burn her' threat

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur reached a police station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, late Saturday, demanding an FIR against a Congress MLA.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Lynch the rapists, says Jaya Bachchan, over Telangana rape-murder case

02 Dec 2019

Lynch the rapists, says Jaya Bachchan, over Telangana rape-murder case

Amid nationwide outcry over the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a young woman in Telangana, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Monday argued that those accused of rape must be brought out in public and lynched.

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

29 Nov 2019

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

28 Nov 2019

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

21 Nov 2019

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

11 Oct 2019

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

When Defense Minister Rajnath Singh went to France this week to officially receive the first Rafale jet, he perhaps didn't expect that he would be criticized by many back home for performing pooja on the high-tech jet.

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 Rafale jets in France on behalf of the Indian Air Force.

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

08 Oct 2019

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

India's hero, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, took to the skies on Tuesday, the 87th Air Force Day, as he led a formation of MiG-21 Bison over Hindon airbase.

Rajnath Singh reaches France, will receive first Rafale jet

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh reaches France, will receive first Rafale jet

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh landed in France, where he will receive the first Rafale jet on the behalf of Indian Air Force (IAF). India and France have inked a deal for 36 Rafale jets.