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Rajnath Singh Rajnath Singh Height: 1.75 m DOB: July 10, 1951

Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party who currently serves as the Home Minister of India. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice, 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He began his career as a physics lecturer and used his long-term association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become involved with the Janata Party. DND Flyway which connects Delhi and Noida was inaugurated by him in 2001. Rajnath Singh was appointed as the Secretary of Bhartiya Jana Sangh for the Mirzapur unit in Uttar Pradesh in 1974. In May 2014, he was elected M.P from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. On 26th May, 2014, Singh became Union Minister for Home Affairs in the Government of India. For Lok Sabha Election 2019, Union Minister Rajnath Singh had filed his nomination from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, where he won with a margin of 3,45,023 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha.

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Group of Ministers meet on current economic situation today

Business | May 23, 2020, 04:17 PM IST

A meeting of a Group of Ministers will take place at the residence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at 5 p.m. on Saturday. This is the second such meeting of the ministers in six days. The last one was held on May 18.

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80-km long road connecting Lipulekh pass to Dharchula, Uttarakhand opens

India | May 08, 2020, 05:02 PM IST

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday inaugurated an 80-km strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass at a height of 17,000 feet along the border with China in Uttarakhand with Dharchula.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Service

India | May 07, 2020, 05:05 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today approved the proposal of Engineer-in-Chief of Military Engineering Services (MES) for optimisation of more than 9,300 posts in the basic and industrial workforce.

Deeply disturbing and painful: Rajnath Singh on killing of

Deeply disturbing and painful: Rajnath Singh on killing of 5 security personnel in Kashmir

India | May 03, 2020, 12:31 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described as "deeply disturbing and painful" the killing of five security personnel including two senior Army officers, a colonel and a major, in an anti-terror operation in the Handwara area of north Kashmir.

POK belongs to India: Rajnath Singh in Aap Ki Adalat

PoK belongs to India: Rajnath Singh in Aap Ki Adalat

India | Mar 14, 2020, 11:58 PM IST

"India is no longer a weak country as was perceived by many," said Rajnath Singh in Aap Ki Adalat, the iconic show anchored by Rajat Sharma, Editor-In-Chief and Chairman of India TV.

Jyotiraditya Scindia felt he was let down by Congress:

Jyotiraditya Scindia felt he was let down by Congress: Rajnath Singh in Aap Ki Adalat

India | Mar 14, 2020, 11:32 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Jyotiraditya Scindia approached BJP himself. Rajnath Singh was in the witness box of Aap Ki Adalat, the iconic show anchored by Rajat Sharma, Editor-In-Chief and Chairman of India TV.

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India will get delivery of Rafale jets by end of May, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tells India TV

India | Mar 14, 2020, 11:28 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was in the witness box of Aap Ki Adalat, the iconic show anchored by Rajat Sharma, Editor-In-Chief and Chairman of India TV.

No door in armed forces should be closed for women: Rajnath Singh

No door in armed forces should be closed for women: Rajnath Singh

India | Mar 08, 2020, 09:26 PM IST

Women's participation in armed forces has increased over the years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday and expressed the view that no door in the forces should remain closed for them.

Coronavirus outbreak has made global scenario more complex: Rajnath

Coronavirus outbreak has made global scenario more complex: Rajnath

India | Mar 07, 2020, 04:01 PM IST

The novel coronavirus outbreak has made the international scenario more complex, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, emphasising the country should be prepared to tackle challenges that might not allow adequate reaction time.

India's armed forces now do not hesitate to cross border to protect country: Rajnath Singh

India's armed forces now do not hesitate to cross border to protect country: Rajnath Singh

India | Feb 26, 2020, 10:19 AM IST

India's approach in dealing with terrorism has undergone a major change as its armed forces now do not hesitate to cross the border to protect the country against the menace, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on the first anniversary of the Balakot air strike.

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I pray for early release of Abdullahs and Mehbooba from detention: Rajnath Singh

India | Feb 22, 2020, 09:37 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that he is praying for the early release of three former chief ministers of Jammu & Kashmir from their detention and hoping that they will contribute to normalizing situation in Kashmir.

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Defence Expo 2020: UP CM Yogi Adityanath terms Uttar Pradesh 'Mahakumbh'

India | Feb 08, 2020, 11:57 PM IST

As the 5-day-long biennial event, Defence Expo 2020 held in Lucknow concluded on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the state as the 'Mahakumbh' with reference to defence equipment manufacturing companies' gathering.

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Defence Expo 2020: Understanding Lucknow Declaration, India's agreement with 50 African countries

Feb 08, 2020, 11:57 PM IST

Fifty African nations signed declaration with India at the conclave, organised during the biennial defence exhibition

11th edition of Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow

Defence Expo 2020: UP can provide better infrastructure, logistics for defence production, says CM

India | Feb 07, 2020, 02:26 PM IST

On the second day of 11th Defence Expo 2020, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a seminar organized by UPEIDA and FICCI at DefExpo-2020 on Thursday.

Cabinet nod to CDS 'historic' decision: Rajnath Singh

Cabinet nod to CDS 'historic' decision: Rajnath Singh

India | Dec 24, 2019, 06:33 PM IST

With this decision, Singh said the government has fulfilled the commitment given by Prime Minister Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort during his Independence Day speech this year.

Pak objects to its mention in Indo-US joint statement

Pakistan objects to its mention in Indo-US joint statement

World | Dec 21, 2019, 08:49 AM IST

Pakistan on Friday took strong exception to the references towards it in the Indo-US joint statement issued after the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue in Washington. The second India-US 2+2 dialogue between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were held in Washington on Wednesday.

Trump meets Rajnath Singh, Jaishankar in Oval Office,

Trump meets Rajnath Singh, Jaishankar at Oval Office

World | Dec 20, 2019, 07:41 AM IST

Reflecting his deep interest in strengthening India-US relationship, President Donald Trump on Wednesday met visiting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and held discussions on the progress of various issues that matter to both the countries.

Proposed closure of OTA, Gaya: Nitish shoots off angry missive to Rajnath Singh

Proposed closure of OTA, Gaya: Nitish shoots off angry missive to Rajnath Singh

India | Dec 18, 2019, 06:26 PM IST

The OTA, Gaya, which was set up in 2011, "not only provided employment opportunities in the region but also contributed towards economy and sense of security in the area", he added.

Indo-US 2+2 talks opportunity to deepen strong partnership

Indo-US 2+2 talks opportunity to deepen strong partnership between two largest democracies: Official

World | Dec 13, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here next week for the second round of the '2+2' dialogue on December 18 with their US counterparts Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

Defence Ministry aims to mobilise 50 lakh people for plogging

Defence Ministry aims to mobilise 50 lakh people for plogging

India | Dec 04, 2019, 09:39 PM IST

The aim is to raise awareness among the community, collect plastic waste and make the surroundings plastic free. The slogan coined for this event is "Plastic Se Raksha-Swachhata Hi Suraksha".

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