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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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Sports Ministry

Not far when India play World Cup of their own: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Oct 29, 2017, 04:02 PM IST

Rathore, who was invited for the U-17 World Cup prize distribution ceremony, said all big sporting organisations like FIFA now have India on their radar.

BSF Half Marathon Event

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hints at renaming Sports Authority of India

Other Sports | Oct 22, 2017, 06:49 PM IST

The Sports minister also assured help to former sports icons of the country, who have been struggling for basic needs of life.

2018 Commonwealth Games

To win a medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games is my priority, says Mary Kom

Other Sports | Sep 19, 2017, 12:54 AM IST

The ace India pugilist said that the training sessions have been going really well and that the national coaches are helping her a lot to prepare for the coveted event.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, All India Institutes

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore insists raising awareness about eye donation via mass media

Lifestyle | Sep 06, 2017, 12:07 PM IST

Rathore shared experiences of his Army and sporting careers to stress on the importance of the human eye.

i was called mad when i first dreamed about olympics

I was called mad when I first dreamed about Olympics: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | May 08, 2015, 05:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking a walk down the memory lane, Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says people called him a "mad" when he first started dreaming about basking in glory at the world's biggest sporting

censor board chief pahlaj nihalani challenges bollywood

Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani challenges Bollywood filmmakers

Bollywood | Mar 19, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Mumbai:Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who is in the news after members of the film fraternity reportedly complained against his autocratic ways, says no film producer can doubt his integrity.Amid all

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Censor board members discuss modernisation with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Bollywood | Mar 18, 2015, 10:34 AM IST

Mumbai: Some members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Tuesday "unofficially" met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and discussed modernisation of the board.Unlike a similar meeting that

ramesh sippy aamir discuss censorship issues with rathore

Ramesh Sippy, Aamir discuss censorship issues with Rathore

Bollywood | Mar 18, 2015, 10:21 AM IST

New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities like Ramesh Sippy and Aamir Khan discussed film censorship and certification related issues when they met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.Rathore, who met the celebrities on

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AIR's FM service to cover whole country in few years: Minister

India | Mar 17, 2015, 05:01 PM IST

Mumbai: The FM service of All India Radio (AIR) will cover the whole country in the next few years, Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Col (retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said here today.

all books of national importance to be digitised government

All books of national importance to be digitised: Government

Politics | Mar 10, 2015, 06:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Government today said it plans to digitise all books of national interest, but currently has no plan to extend any financial help to states for this task."We are looking at digitisation of all

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Original preamble did not have 'secular', 'socialist': Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Politics | Jan 28, 2015, 06:08 PM IST

New Delhi: The original preamble of the Constitution did not have the words "socialist" and "secular", said Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Wednesday.The government has been criticised over a Republic

yes i m a bjp person and modi is my action hero new censor

Yes, I'm a BJP person and Modi is my 'action hero': New Censor Board chief

Politics | Jan 21, 2015, 01:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Even as the opposition parties criticized Modi-led government for inducting BJP sympathizers into CBFC, an unfazed Censor Board Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his action hero and

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Govt defends new appointments to Censor Board, says it's a 'mix of all'

Politics | Jan 20, 2015, 11:18 PM IST

New Delhi: Under attack for naming people with BJP connections to the Censor Board, the government today defended its appointments saying the idea was to have a “mix of all” in the composition of the

msg row govt denies interference in clearance of baba ram

MSG row: Govt denies interference in clearance of Baba Ram Rahim's film

Politics | Jan 16, 2015, 04:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Union government has denied charges of coercion and interference leveled against it in the clearance of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film "Messenger of God".Leela Samson, the outgoing

discrimination against ne people problem lies with both

Discrimination against NE people: Problem lies with both sides

Politics | Jan 15, 2015, 10:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Speaking on discrimination faced by the people from the North Eastern Region in other parts of the country, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said the problem lies with both sides and it's

from army and shooting ranges rathore now joins govt

From army and shooting ranges, Rathore now joins govt

Politics | Nov 09, 2014, 05:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Having excelled in shooting ranges, ace marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has now hit target in the political arena as well, getting a berth in the Narendra Modi government today as a Minister of