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Mohol writes to Rajnath Singh on Pune airport runway extension

The letter states that non-availability of direct international connectivity has been hampering the growth of the city with urgent need to extend present runway to facilitate movement of wide-bodied aircraft (Code D/E type)

According to Mohol, runway expansion was discussed at the review meeting at Pune airport on June 14. (HT HOTO)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 05:28 AM IST

Narendra Modi cabinet: Union ministers who retained their portfolio

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top four ministers have retained their respective home, defence, finance and external affairs portfolios.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs his first Union Cabinet meeting at the start of his third term, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 08:26 PM IST

Israel signs $3 billion deal with US for 25 F-35 fighter jets

The defence ministry said the deal would bring to 75 the number of F-35s in Israel's fleet.

Israel said Tuesday it signed a $3 billion deal to buy a third squadron of 25 advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets manufactured by Lockheed Martin, with the delivery to commence in 2028.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 04:16 AM IST
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Haryana: Rajnath slams INDIA bloc over corruption issues

While addressing a gathering at the Gharaunda grain market, Singh also accused the AAP and the Congress of betraying Anna Hazare and Mahatma Gandhi, respectively

Rajnath also batted for ‘one nation, one election’ and said that his BJP-led government has initiated steps in this field for the implementation. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2024 06:44 AM IST
By, Karnal

Rajnath Singh hits out at INDIA bloc on last day of Lucknow campaign

Rajnath Singh listed several welfare schemes run by the Modi government for the poor and needy, including the Ayushman Bharat Yojna..

Defence minister Rajnath Singh offers prayers at an ashram in Lucknow on the last day of the fifth phase campaign on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow

UCC across country in Modi’s 3rd term: Rajnath

Defence minister Rajnath Singh promises nationwide implementation of Uniform Civil Code after PM Modi's third term, criticizes opposition parties.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh. (HT file)
Updated on May 17, 2024 10:19 PM IST
By, Gorakhpur

Rajnath Singh talks Vision 2047, outlines India’s development journey

Rajnath Singh, who is seeking a third consecutive term from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency, was holding a meeting with several eminent people at the “Samvad” (dialogue) programme.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh at the Samvad event in Lucknow on Wednesday. (Mushtaq Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 09:38 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Rajnath helped realise Vajpayee’s dream for development of Lucknow: Yogi

India has become self-reliant in the defence sector and the state capital is a centre for manufacturing BrahMos missiles, says chief minister

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a public meeting in support of defence minister and BJP candidate from Lucknow seat, Rajnath Singh, for the Lok Sabha elections, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 05:12 AM IST

Confident of Ram Rajya in country, but it doesn’t mean theocratic state: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh emphasizes Ram Rajya as sense of responsibility, praises BJP's manifesto promises fulfillment, and highlights India's economic growth under PM Modi.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting of intellectuals at BBD Badminton Academy in Lucknow on May 14. (HT photo)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Putin removes Shoigu as defence minister, replaces him with Andrei Belousov

The shake-up gives Shoigu a job that is technically regarded as senior to his defence ministry role, ensuring continuity and saving Shoigu's face.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin(AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2024 05:23 AM IST
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Uttarakhand CM campaigns in Lko: Dhami backs Rajnath for continued progress of city

Dhami addressed a meeting on Saturday, organised by the Hill General Council at Pradhan Lawn in Terhi Pulia, Kalyanpur, in support of Rajnath Singh

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at a meeting in Lucknow on Saturday (HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2024 10:52 PM IST
By, Lucknow

BJP’s 400+ slogan a realistic one, INDIA bloc’s X-ray desire will lead to recession: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeks third win from Lucknow, confident in BJP's "400 paar" target for 2024. Criticizes Opposition's regressive ideas and emphasizes on Yogi factor in U.P.

Defence minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh says the lower turnout is not against the BJP. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 07, 2024 04:02 PM IST

Rajnath Singh reacts to Congress candidate joining BJP: 'Should we say ‘No’?'

Rajnath Singh defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Muslims that sparked outcry from the opposition parties.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Rohtak district, Friday, May 3, 2024.(PTI)
Updated on May 05, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Rajnath takes a dig at Rahul over seat shift

The Congress earlier announced that Rahul would contest from the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat and not Amethi, the constituency from where he lost to the BJP’s Smriti Irani in 2019 after representing it for three consecutive terms.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh with Haryana CM Nayab Saini and BJP’s Rohtak candidate Arvind Sharma in Rohtak on Friday. (MANOJ DHAKA/HT)
Updated on May 04, 2024 08:10 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Israel says forces carrying out 'offensive action' in south Lebanon

The strikes came after the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said it fired a fresh barrage of rockets across the border on Wednesday.

Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike on the village of Majdel Zoun near Lebanon�s southern border on April 21, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border tensions as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 04:11 AM IST
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Russian deputy defence minister detained on bribe allegations, officials say

The statute that the investigators cited for the detention of Timur Ivanov, is for accepting bribes "on a particularly large scale".

Timur Ivanov, deputy defense minister, in Moscow. (AP)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 12:09 PM IST
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Rajnath Singh meets Indian Army soldiers in Siachen: ‘It is the capital of…’

Rajnath Singh visits Siachen: The Siachen Glacier, situated about 20,000 feet within Karakoram mountain range, is the world's highest battlefield.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacted with the armed forces personnel while visiting Siachen, the world's highest battlefield.(ANI)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 01:21 PM IST

Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen today to interact with soldiers

Defence minister Rajnath Singh was supposed to travel to Siachen in March to celebrate Holi with the soldiers there but the visit was postponed due to bad weather

Defence minister Rajnath Singh. (ANI)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 09:00 AM IST

1 killed, 7 missing after 2 Japanese military choppers crash in Pacific ocean

The helicopters appear to have crashed late Saturday during nighttime training off the Izu Islands in the Pacific Ocean

One of the eight onboard was was rescued, the report said.(Rep image)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 07:20 AM IST
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India can hit targets within & across border: Rajnath

The terrorists attacked an army camp in the border town of Uri in September 2016, resulting in the killing of 19 soldiers

Union defence Minister Rajnath Singh during an rally ahead of Lok Sabha polls, in Udhampur on Monday. (Rajnath Singh X)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:12 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Kathua

‘No taint of corruption in him’: Rajnath Singh on Nitish Kumar's return to NDA

Nitish Kumar, in another of his switchovers, returned to the NDA earlier this year and took oath as the chief minister for the ninth time.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh
Published on Apr 12, 2024 10:37 AM IST
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Rajnath Singh recalls Emergency: 'Didn't get parole for my mother's last rites'

Defence minister Rajnath Singh slammed Congress over its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections promising “restoring of status quo ante” on borders with China.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh. (ANI file)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:30 PM IST

On Arunachal visit, Rajnath Singh takes a swipe at China for changing names

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the government under PM Narendra Modi has improved infrastructure in areas of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha polls, in Namsai on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 08:05 PM IST

India will kill terrorists inside and outside the country, asserts Rajnath Singh

Earlier on Friday, Rajnath Singh had said if terrorists try to disrupt peace or attempt to carry out terror activities in the country, India will give them a befitting reply and hunt them down even in Pakistan

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 07, 2024 05:48 PM IST

'Pakistan mein ghus kar marenge': Rajnath Singh on terrorism | 5 quotes

Rajnath Singh's statement comes a day after The Guardian claimed that Indian intelligence agencies killed several terrorists in Pakistan.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI file)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 10:11 AM IST

India will enter even Pak to kill terrorists: Rajnath

The minister was responding to a question on a controversial report published in the Guardian newspaper that claimed that the Indian government assassinated individuals in Pakistan

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said there was no question of sparing terrorists (ANI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BSP fields Muslim candidate against Rajnath, OBC to challenge Dimple

The BSP declared these names as it released its third list of 12 candidates for Lok Sabha election on Wednesday. With this, the BSP has named 36 Lok Sabha candidates in Uttar Pradesh so far.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Mathura Constituency, Suresh Singh on his way to file his nomination papers ahead of Lok Sabha elections (K.K.Arora/ ANI)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Sushil Modi battling cancer, says 'won't be part of Lok Sabha elections'

Sushil Modi served as deputy chief minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2013 and 2017 to 2020 under Nitish Kumar.

BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi says he has been battling cancer for the last six months.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 01:22 PM IST

Talks with China to continue for resolving border issues: Rajnath Singh

Military commanders of both countries concluded the 21st round of talks on February 19, during which they agreed to continue the military dialogue.

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh with Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan (middle) and Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande at the Manekshaw Auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 06:18 PM IST

Defence minister Rajnath's ‘befitting reply’ warning ‘if anyone attacks India’

Rajnath Singh hailed the Narendra Modi government for its policies to strengthen India's armed forces.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh(ANI)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 03:55 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta
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