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Rajnath Singh calls Hunar Haat an opportunity of 'vocal for local' amid Covid-19(Twitter/NCM_GoI)

Rajnath Singh calls Hunar Haat an opportunity of 'vocal for local' amid Covid-19

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Stating that Hunar Haat is doing branding of the traditional legacy of artisans, craftsmen and playing an important role in Aatmnirbhar Bharat, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that it has turned the coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity for 'vocal for local'
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the inauguration of the 26th edition of 'Hunar Haat' at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. (PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the inauguration of the 26th edition of 'Hunar Haat' at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. (PTI)

Centre focused on promoting rural industries: Rajnath Singh

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:01 PM IST
The artisans and craftsmen have a very important role in contributing to the country's economy and GDP, Defence Minister Singh said.
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CM Rawat had met Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) officials at his official residence in Dehradun on Sunday evening.(PTI)
CM Rawat had met Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) officials at his official residence in Dehradun on Sunday evening.(PTI)

News updates from HT: U'khand CM orders probe into Wasim Jaffer's resignation

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that India expected China to "work with us in full sincerity to resolve remaining issues" since "the Chinese side is also fully aware of our resolve" to protect New Delhi's interests(PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that India expected China to "work with us in full sincerity to resolve remaining issues" since "the Chinese side is also fully aware of our resolve" to protect New Delhi's interests(PTI)

In India-China border disengagement plan, Galwan model is the template

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • India-China border row: The disengagement exercise on both banks of Pangong Tso was the outcome of multiple rounds of back-channel negotiations
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Union defence minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha(RSTV/screengrab)
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha(RSTV/screengrab)

‘Disengagement plan at Pangong Tso finalised’, says Rajnath Singh on China row

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Rajnath Singh's remarks come a day after the Chinese defence ministry said that both sides have begun disengaging on the southern and northern banks of Pangong Tso
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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal R K Bhaduria with the chiefs of air staff from different countries pose for a photograph after the Chief of Air Staff Conclave during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal R K Bhaduria with the chiefs of air staff from different countries pose for a photograph after the Chief of Air Staff Conclave during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. (PTI)

India can act as net security provider in Indian Ocean Region: Defence minister

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:57 PM IST
He also said that the recent conflicts had shown the potency of emerging technologies and India is heavily focused on building these capabilities.
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HAL chief R Madhavan said the first Mk-1A aircraft will be delivered to the air force in three years.(PTI)
HAL chief R Madhavan said the first Mk-1A aircraft will be delivered to the air force in three years.(PTI)

Government to sign 48,000 crore Tejas deal with HAL

By Rahul Singh, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:18 AM IST
India’s Cabinet Committee on Security, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 13 approved the proposal to buy the advanced Tejas jets, the biggest indigenous defence purchase so far, to bolster IAF’s combat potential.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during Veterans day event, at the Indian Air Force headquarters training command in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during Veterans day event, at the Indian Air Force headquarters training command in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Army has boosted country's morale during border standoff with China: Rajnath

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Singh said this while addressing a gathering here during the 'bhoomipujan' and foundation stone laying ceremony of a new Command Hospital.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the country's doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other frontline workers who fought against the virus are now going to get a protective shield. (ANI File Photo )
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the country's doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other frontline workers who fought against the virus are now going to get a protective shield. (ANI File Photo )

Rajnath Singh lauds scientists, PM Modi for Covid-19 vaccination drive

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:29 PM IST
"In the next phase, the vaccination campaign will reach 300 million people. It will certainly be a huge achievement," Rajnath Singh said.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaking in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaking in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Armed Forces Veterans Day: Rajnath's 'superpower' remark is a message to China

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Talking about the 48,000 crore defence deal cleared by the Centre on Wednesday, Rajnath Singh said the decision will help generate more than 50,000 job opportunities in the country.
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The deal will be signed in the coming days with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).(PTI File Photo)
The deal will be signed in the coming days with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).(PTI File Photo)

‘Big achievement’, says DRDO chief after Centre approves LCA Tejas deal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:05 PM IST
The LCA Tejas Mk-1A is a domestically designed, developed and manufactured state of the art modern 4+ generation fighter jet. It will serve as a potent platform to meet the IAF’s operational requirements, the Union defence ministry said.
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The deal for the 83 Mk-1A jets will take the total number of Tejas variants ordered to 123. (PTI FILE PHOTO)(PTI File Photo)
The deal for the 83 Mk-1A jets will take the total number of Tejas variants ordered to 123. (PTI FILE PHOTO)(PTI File Photo)

‘Game changer’: PM-led CCS clears 48,000 crore deal for 83 Tejas fighter jets

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • The 40 LCAs already ordered by the IAF are in the initial operational clearance (IOC) and the more advanced final operational clearance (FOC) configurations. The LCA Mk-1A will come with additional improvements over the FOC aircraft, making it the most advanced Tejas variant so far.
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Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik.(PTI)
Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik.(PTI)

PM was distressed, asked me to visit Shripad Naik at Goa hospital: Rajnath Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 04:42 PM IST
Shripad Naik was injured while his wife Vijaya and an aide died on Monday when their car met with the accident near Ankola in Uttar Kannada district
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (PTI)

Rajnath Singh to visit Goa today to inquire about health of Shripad Naik

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:30 AM IST
Shripad Naik suffered injuries in an accident that took place near a village in Ankola Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka on Monday. Naik along with his wife and personal assistant were on their way to Gokarna from Yellapur.
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Tomar discussed with Singh “all possible options” to find a “middle path” to resolve the crisis, sources said.(PTI File Photo)
Tomar discussed with Singh “all possible options” to find a “middle path” to resolve the crisis, sources said.(PTI File Photo)

Day ahead of talks with farmers, Narendra Singh Tomar meets Rajnath Singh to discuss strategy to end deadlock

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:06 AM IST
After five rounds of inconclusive talks, the government and 40 farmer unions reached some common ground during the sixth round of negotiations on December 30 to resolve protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning.
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Union ministers praised Modi’s leadership and his vision for a self-reliant India after two vaccines got DCGI approval on Sunday.(PTI)
Union ministers praised Modi’s leadership and his vision for a self-reliant India after two vaccines got DCGI approval on Sunday.(PTI)

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh praise Modi’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision as vaccines get green signal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:51 PM IST
India today takes a giant step towards decisively defeating the Covid-19 pandemic, Rajnath Singh tweeted.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)

No meaningful outcome of talks with China on border row: Rajnath Singh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that while the next round of talks on the military level can take place anytime, the status quo in Ladakh continues.
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Defence items already being exported include the advanced light helicopter, offshore patrol vessels, personal protective gear, surveillance systems and a variety of radars. (Photo @airnews_abad)
Defence items already being exported include the advanced light helicopter, offshore patrol vessels, personal protective gear, surveillance systems and a variety of radars. (Photo @airnews_abad)

Cabinet approves export of Akash missiles

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The export version of Akash will be different from the weapon system currently deployed by the Indian armed forces, the defence ministry statement said without specifying the differences in configuration.
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Singh said the government has been working to boost the income of farmers through the farm laws and the Prime Minister was concerned about the issue before the 2014 election campaign.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Singh said the government has been working to boost the income of farmers through the farm laws and the Prime Minister was concerned about the issue before the 2014 election campaign.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Farmers are ‘annadatas’, allegations should not be made against them: Rajnath Singh

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:37 PM IST
In an exclusive interview with ANI, the minister said that the farm laws have been made in the interest of farmers and the protesting farmers should see their implementation for two years. He said the government was “pained” by the protest by farmers.
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Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said there is a difference between “natural marriage” and forceful religious conversion for marriage.(ANI file photo)
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said there is a difference between “natural marriage” and forceful religious conversion for marriage.(ANI file photo)

Don’t approve of conversion for marriage, says Rajnath Singh; backs UP law

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:53 PM IST
“I want to ask why there should be a conversion. The practice of mass conversions should stop. As far as I know, in the Muslim religion, one cannot marry someone from another religion. I personally do not approve of conversion for marriage,” Rajnath Singh told ANI in an exclusive interview.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that he was hurt by derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the farmers’ protest(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that he was hurt by derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the farmers’ protest(PTI)

Rajnath Singh says Prime Minister is not just a person but an institution, lashes out at derogatory remarks

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:44 AM IST
“Baseless allegations are made. Should this be done? Derogatory remarks should not be made against a Prime Minister. Prime Minister is not just an individual but an institution. In my political life, I have never used abusive words against any former Prime Minister.” said Rajnath Singh.
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Union defence minister Rajnath Singh.(PTI file photo)
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh.(PTI file photo)

Terrorism was defeated, democracy won in local body polls in J-K: Rajnath Singh

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:27 AM IST
“There was a level playing field. Everyone was free. Nobody was under detention and were free to move about. But the results which came out of the local bodies and gram panchayat polls have made it clear that terrorism and separatism were defeated and democracy won in Jammu and Kashmir,” Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI.
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Rajnath Singh referred to the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) meeting on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) held virtually earlier this month and said the next round of military talks can take place anytime.(ANI file photo)
Rajnath Singh referred to the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) meeting on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) held virtually earlier this month and said the next round of military talks can take place anytime.(ANI file photo)

No meaningful outcome of talks with China on LAC standoff: Rajnath Singh

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:12 AM IST
In an exclusive interview with ANI, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said that if status quo continues, there cannot be a reduction in the deployment of troops.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (ANI)

Have capability to hit terror targets across LoC, Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:18 AM IST
“Ever since its existence, Pakistan has been indulging in notorious actions along the border,” the Union defence minister said in an exclusive interview with ANI.
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In an online address at the convocation of IIM Ranchi, Singh delved into India’s rich contribution in the field of scientific research in the classical age of Indian mathematics and astronomy.(ANI file photo)
In an online address at the convocation of IIM Ranchi, Singh delved into India’s rich contribution in the field of scientific research in the classical age of Indian mathematics and astronomy.(ANI file photo)

We want to make India a superpower, says defence minister Rajnath Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:00 PM IST
The defence minister said the youth of the country has the ability to face any challenge and can turn them into opportunities with the help of “invention, innovation and ideas”.
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MoS Kailash Chaudhary remains hopeful that talks will resolve standoff between farmers and the union government.(Twitter/@KailashBaytu)
MoS Kailash Chaudhary remains hopeful that talks will resolve standoff between farmers and the union government.(Twitter/@KailashBaytu)

‘Talks need to be conducted from farmers’ perspective’: MoS Kailash Chaudhary

By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Choudhary’s words were similar to how several ministers and lawmakers have reacted to the ongoing protests by farmers at Delhi’s borders, which have now entered its 32nd day.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)

Congress misleading farmers on new agriculture laws: Rajnath Singh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:07 AM IST
He was virtually addressing a function held by Himachal Pradesh government to mark the third anniversary of its rule in the state.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the 3-year completion of Himachal Pradesh government program via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the 3-year completion of Himachal Pradesh government program via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)

New farm laws aimed to continue reforms Vajpayee govt initiated, says defence minister Rajnath Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:37 PM IST
The defence minister was addressing a virtual event to celebrate the completion of three years of Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh.
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Rajnath Singh on Sunday talked about the ongoing farmers’ protest as he addressed the people of Himachal Pradesh via video-conferencing on the completion of three years of Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government. (ANI)
Rajnath Singh on Sunday talked about the ongoing farmers’ protest as he addressed the people of Himachal Pradesh via video-conferencing on the completion of three years of Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government. (ANI)

Took years to see positive results of 1991 economic reforms too, says Rajnath Singh, urges farmers to wait for 2 years

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:48 PM IST
“If we can’t wait for four-five years, we can wait for at least two years to witness positive results of the agriculture reforms carried out by the Narendra Modi government,” Rajnath Singh said.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh during an event at Najafgarh in New Delhi.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh during an event at Najafgarh in New Delhi.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

Let farm laws be implemented for a year; if not found beneficial, we will amend them: Rajnath Singh

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Talking about minimum support price, Singh said, “There has been misconception that minimum support price will end. Prime Minister has said & I’ll also give my word that MSP won’t end.”
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