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State needs more women police, CM tells Rajnath

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday and requested him to sanction one more Women Indian Reserved Battalion (IRB) for Himachal Pradesh for women empowerment and ensuring better safety for women in the state. Thakur said that state government is giving priority

Make Chandigarh original capital of Punjab: Amarinder Singh to Rajnath

Make Chandigarh original capital of Punjab: Amarinder Singh to Rajnath. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh urging him to resolve the pending territorial dispute between the states of Punjab and Haryana. The Chief Minister urged Rajnath Singh to restore Chandigarh to Punjab, being its “legitimate original

Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs’ biographies in syllabus

Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs’ biographies in syllabus. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said biographies of martyrs should be included in the syllabus so that the upcoming generation can draw inspiration from the stories of patriotism and sacrifice.The Home Minister said this while unveiling the statue of freedom fighter Thakur Ranmat Singh, in Kothi in

Army does’t have manuscripts, other items missing from Golden Temple: Centre

The Indian Army does not possess any manuscripts and other historical documents reportedly missing from the Golden Temple after Operation Bluestar in 1984, the defence ministry has said. It claims the manuscripts and other items were handed over to the state government and other agencies; but it mentions no dates.In reply to a plea by

Presidential Elections: Rajnath, Venkaiah Naidu to meet Sonia today over presidential polls

Presidential Elections: Rajnath, Venkaiah Naidu to meet Sonia today over presidential polls

Rajnath, Naidu to meet Sonia today over presidential polls. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury at 11am here today, to discuss matters related to next month’s presidential election. Both the Union Ministers have already spoken to Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP)

BJP will win UP polls with absolute majority: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today expressed confidence that the BJP would win the high-stakes Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls with an “absolute” majority, two days before counting of votes. Asked about his party’s prospects in the state, he told reporters, “We will get absolute majority”. He, however, did not answer questions about who will

Pak mischief among drug issue, Punjab: Rajnath

Pak doing mischief on drug issue in Punjab: Rajnath

Chandigarh: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today held Pakistan responsible for the drug menace in Punjab even as he lashed out at opposition parties for “defaming” the entire state on the issue. Anyone who tries to encourage drug trade in Punjab will not be spared and taught a lesson, he said. “If India has become

Pak mischief among drug issue, Punjab: Rajnath

Vested interests using drug menace to malign Punjab’s name: Rajnath

New Delhi: Some people with vested interest shave maligned the name of Punjab and its youth in the name of drugs even though this menace is not limited to only one state, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a ‘Kisan Rally’ at Fazilka in Punjab via a phone link, as he could

Govt trying to implement GST from April 1: Rajnath

New Delhi: Sounding bullish on the state ofeconomy, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the Centre was hopeful of crossing the hurdles in rolling out GST from April 1 next year. “We are trying to implement GST from April 1. There are some hurdles but I think we will find a solution. GDP may

Pak mischief among drug issue, Punjab: Rajnath

Pak conspiring to divide India on religious lines: Rajnath 

Kathua (J&K): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday accused Pakistan of “conspiring” to divide India on religious lines but said it will not succeed. “Pakistan is conspiring to divide India on religious lines but it will not succeed. We were divided in 1947 on religious basis. We have not been able to forget that… All

Jailbreak: Rajnath seeks report,directs tightening of security

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal about the Nabha jailbreak in which a hardcore Khalistani terrorist escaped along with five other prisoners and sought a detailed report from the state government. The Home Minister, who was in Hyderabad, also asked the Chief Minister to take urgent

Mother of missing JNU student meets Rajnath

New Delhi: The mother of missing student of JNU Najeeb Ahmed today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who assured her of his intervention to find out the youth who has been untraceable since October 15. Fatima Nafees and other family members urged the Home Minister to trace Najeeb, a student of School of Biotechnology in

Need to take states in confidence on cow slaughter: Rajnath

New Delhi: There was a need to take states into confidence on banning cow slaughter, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, maintaining that cow was protected even during Mughal rule. “Cow slaughter and beef was banned since the vedic times. Even during the Mughal rule, it was banned during the times of Bahadurshah Zafar, Akbar

JK Governor meets Rajnath, discusses reopening of schools

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N NVohra today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him the situation in the state especially the issue of reopening schools in the unrest-hit Valley. During the 30-minute meeting, Vohra briefed Singh on the prevailing situation in the sensitive state, whice has been witnessing unrest for more

Rajnath warns Pakistan, mend ways

Rajnath speaks to Odisha CM after forces killed 24 Maoists

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today took stock of the situation along the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border where 24 Maoists were gunned down by security forces in a fierce gun-battle. Singh, who is in Bahrain, called up Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who apprised him about the incident and the prevailing situation in the state.

Pak’s entire establishment fueling terrorism in India: Rajnath

Chandigarh: In a blistering attack on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said its entire establishment is engaged in fueling terrorism in India and warned that “those who rear snakes would be bitten”. India is against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, but does not hate” its people, the minister said and offered help to conduct anti-terrorism campaign

Rajnath to inaugurate 2-day ‘Regional Editors Conference’

Chandigarh: Union Ministers from some key ministries, including Home Affairs, would interact with regional editors from north and northeastern states during a two-day ‘Regional Editors Conference’ beginning here tomorrow. The Conference is being organized by Press Information Bureau for media persons from the regions to have a direct interaction with ministers and senior officials “for

Rajnath to visit Leh, Kargil on Oct 3-4

New Delhi: As part of the Centre’s outreach to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake a two-day visit to Ladakh region beginning tomorrow during which he will interact with a cross-section of people. Singh will hold meetings with delegations of political parties, civil society groups and individuals in Leh tomorrow and in

Army made India proud by launching surgical strikes: Rajnath

New Delhi: The valour displayed by Indian soldiers to the entire world by the manner in which they carried out ‘surgical strikes’ against terror launch pads across the Line of Control has made the country proud, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. “The country as well as the whole world is aware of this (surgical

All attempts to secure release of Indian soldier: Rajnath

New Delhi: All attempts are being made to secure the release of an Indian soldier, who inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. Singh said the government has taken note of the reports which stated that an Indian soldier is in Pakistan’s captivity. “All attempts are being made to secure his