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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

DOB: January 29, 1970

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore AVSM is former Olympian. Rathore is a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Jaipur Rural seat. As of March 2019, he is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Government of India. He served in Indian Army and retired as Colonel. He won 25 international medals at various championships for Double Trap Shooting including a Silver medal at 2004 Summer Olympics in Men's Double Trap event. Rathore served as a commissioned officer in The Grenadiers regiment of the Indian Army before retiring in 2013 as a colonel. Following his retirement from the Army and shooting, he became the member of the parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014. In November 2014, was made the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. Rathore was appointed as a Cabinet minister with independent charge for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2017.

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Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma

Rajasthan govt to review newly formed districts under Congress' tenure

Jun 13, 2024, 11:26 AM IST

The BJP-led Rajasthan govt has set up a cabinet sub-committee to review 17 districts and three new divisions created during the previous Congress administration under Ashok Gehlot. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma announced the five-member sub-committee, including Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa as the convenor.

Rajendra Rathore Jaipur

Watch: Rajendra Rathore takes a veiled dig at Vasundhara Raje, says BJP won due to PM Modi

Dec 11, 2023, 02:55 PM IST

Rajasthan: The victories included former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje from Jhalrapatan, Diya Kumari from Vidhyadhnagar, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jhotwara, and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot from Sardarpura, among others.

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Jhotwara Election Result 2023: BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore wins, beating Congress' Abhishek Choudhary

Dec 03, 2023, 01:53 PM IST

Jhotwara, Rajasthan Assembly Elections Result 2023: Former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was up against Congress' Abhishek Choudhary from the Jhotwara constituency. Rathore registered victory comfortably.

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Chunav Manch: 'Vasundhara Raje Scindia is an asset for Rajasthan', says BJP's Satish Poonia

Nov 16, 2023, 03:16 PM IST

Chunav Manch: The Election Commission of India has announced that the polling for 200 seats in Rajasthan will be held on November 25 (Saturday) and the counting will be done on December 3 (Sunday).

BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses a press

PM Modi considering bringing fresh leadership in Rajasthan, says BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Oct 12, 2023, 08:12 PM IST

Assembly election on all 200 seats in Rajasthan will take place on November 25. Earlier, the polling was scheduled for November 23, however, various political parties urged the Election Commission to change the voting date due to large scale weddings which could impact voter turnout in the state.

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Kota suicide case: Rajasthan govt shouldn't ban coaching institutes, says BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sep 04, 2023, 01:19 PM IST

Kota suicide cases: Two students, preparing for competitive exams in Kota, allegedly died by suicide on Sunday (August 27), in a span of four hours. According to authorities, 22 students have ended their lives so far in 2023- the highest for any year. Last year, the figure was 15.

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Rajasthan: Woman dragged on SUV bonnet in Hanumangarh, BJP attacks Congress over lawlessness

Aug 17, 2023, 12:32 PM IST

Rajasthan: BJP has been trying to corner the Gehlot government over women safety issues for couple of months. In fact, Gehlot's Cabinet colleague also raised the issue in the assembly and later he was sacked.

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Had a determination that I will win a medal at Olympics: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Jun 03, 2020, 03:18 PM IST

Rathore said that he was determined to win a medal if he went to the Olympics as there was a lot of negativity around India at the Olympics due to the country's poor record.

Kiren Rijiju replaces Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as Sports Minister

Kiren Rijiju replaces Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as Sports Minister

Other Sports | May 31, 2019, 04:18 PM IST

Along with the Independent charge of the Sports and Youth Affairs, Rijiju was also named as the Minister of State for Minority Affairs.

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In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Balakot air strikes find place in school textbooks

India | May 18, 2019, 12:00 AM IST

At a time when many Congress leaders across the country have questioned the authenticity of Balakot air strikes, the Congress government in Rajasthan has accommodated the story of Indian Air Force fighter jets attacking terrorist camps across the LoC in its school textbooks.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

A trip to nostalgia: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launches '5MinuteAur' challenge

Other Sports | Jan 09, 2019, 02:26 PM IST

Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist in shooting, urged India's leading athletes and actors to share their childhood stories when they would ask their parents to let them play for that five extra minutes.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting

Govt has spent over Rs 5,200 cr in ads since 2014-15: Rathore in LS

India | Dec 13, 2018, 11:06 PM IST

This was stated by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in a written reply to a question.  


Chunav Manch | BJP will form govt in Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi has no vision: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Nov 28, 2018, 09:25 PM IST

In the last polls in 2013, the BJP had won a majority.

India will be among top medal winners at 2028 Olympics: Sports Minister Rathore

India will be among top medal winners at 2028 Olympics: Sports Minister Rathore

Other Sports | Nov 20, 2018, 03:19 PM IST

Rathore also said that 2018 has turned out to be the best year for India in terms of sporting achievements.

World Boxing Championships

OCA president to Rathore: Denying Kosovo boxer cast doubts on India's eligibility to host big events

Other Sports | Nov 15, 2018, 11:25 PM IST

The OCA president also cited how Spain despite not recognising Kosovo as a sovereign country, allowed its athletes to participate in a sporting event held in the country.

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Miffed wrestler Bajrang Punia meets Sports Minister after Khel Ratna snub

Other Sports | Sep 21, 2018, 03:58 PM IST

Bajrang Punia, who won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, has been snubbed for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award this year.

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Countdown for 2020 Olympics has started: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Sep 04, 2018, 11:37 PM IST

A visibly delighted Rathore congratulated Indian medal winners of the just-concluded Asian Games but said their real journey has just begun.

Asian Games 2018

Indian government felicitates Asiad medal winners with cash awards

Other Sports | Sep 04, 2018, 08:26 PM IST

While individual gold medal winners were given away Rs 40 lakh, the silver and bronze winners took home Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each.

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Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore serves snacks to Indian athletes in Asiad, wins hearts

Other Sports | Aug 28, 2018, 01:16 PM IST

Rathore's kind gesture has caught everyone's attention and the minister is receiving high praises on social media.

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Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 10 lakh for ailing Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Bhattal

Other Sports | Jul 31, 2018, 02:40 PM IST

Bhattal, a recipient of the prestigious Dhyan Chand Award, is currently battling against kidney and liver ailments.