BJP rallies its leaders to put stout defence of Agnipath scheme

Facing countrywide protests over the Agnipath scheme, the BJP on Friday rallied its leaders to put up a stout defence of the new recruitment initiative for the armed forces, with its senior leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh terming it as a “golden opportunity” for the youth to serve the country. The party leaders also … Read more

Inflation is affecting many countries, you need not feel guilty: Rajnath Singh to BJP workers

Stating that inflation has affected even rich countries like the United States, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said BJP workers should not have any “guilty conscious” about it. He was speaking before a gathering of party workers in Pune. “There is debate going on about the rising inflation….During COVID-19 pandemic, the entire economy was … Read more

After denying OROP, govt adopting ‘All Rank, No Pension’ policy: Congress

Over reports that ex-servicemen did not get their pension for April, the Congress on Wednesday urged the government to immediately release it, with party leader Rahul Gandhi saying insulting soldiers is an insult to the country. Citing the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) issue, Congress said this is not the first time that there has … Read more

Samajwadi Party thinks of forming government in Uttar Pradesh on basis of riots: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said while the BJP openly proclaims of forming government in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party thinks of doing it on the strength of communal riots. The Lucknow MP also lauded UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for “changing” the face of the state in the past five years through developmental … Read more

Defence minister Rajnath Singh tests positive for COVID-19

In a tweet, he said he has “mild symptoms” and is under home quarantine. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.In a tweet, he said he has “mild symptoms” and is under home quarantine. “I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. … Read more

CDS chopper crash: Rajnath briefed, changes in VVIP flying norms soon

Changes are likely to be made shortly in norms to be followed for VVIP flights, with the inquiry report into the deadly chopper crash that claimed the life of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and 13 others last month pointing to errors made by the air crew. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was given … Read more

India, France push blue economy & investment partnership

François Delattre, Secretary-General, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, is on an official visit to India from December 20-22. The visit comes on the heels of the Annual Defence Dialogue held on December 17 in New Delhi between Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister and Florence Parly, French Minister for Armed Forces. Foreign Secretary, Harsh … Read more

UP wants ‘baba’, not ‘bua’ or ‘babua’: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh does not want “bua or babua”, apparently referring to BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Pary chief Akhilesh Yadav. The state wants only “baba”, he added referring to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at a convention of BJP booth presidents here, just months ahead of the UP Assembly … Read more

J P Nadda to kick-start BJP campaign for 2022 Uttarakhand assembly polls

The BJP in Uttarakhand has packed November and December with organizational events, starting with party chief J P Nadda’s two-day visit to the state beginning Monday. While Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit the state to attend “Sainik Samman” programme on November 20, BJP’s national general secretary (Organization) BL Santosh may visit Dehradun … Read more

Veer Savarkar’s patriotism can’t be questioned: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday hit back at those doubting freedom fighter Veer Savarkar‘s commitment to India and its freedom struggle. He asked those who doubt him to have “some shame”. “Veer Savarkar’s patriotism and valour cannot be questioned,” he said. Shah’s comments came against the backdrop of a massive row … Read more