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Face-off between AAP leader, Minister over land acquisition

The land acquisition issue on Monday became a cause of a face-off between AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh.

I know more about farmers' interest than Hazare: Minister

Ahead of Anna Hazare's planned protest against the land acquisition ordinance, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Thursday said government's step is in no way against the interest of farmers and any such talk is just "propaganda".

Attitude change key to successful Clean India mission: Birender Singh

Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Monday called for an attitudinal change towards hygiene in India as well as an institutional revamp to ensure the Clean India Mission's success, as technological change alone was insufficient.

Hooda praises Centre's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday shared dais with his long-time adversary Union Minister Birender Singh and appreciated NDA government's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.

RD Minister says he could not be 'traced' for meeting with Prez on land ordinance

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.

Govt takes special steps for expanding Panchayati Raj Institutes

Government has taken a special initiative for expanding the outreach and enhancing the quality of training for Panchayati Raj Institutes, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Govt examining land act provisions to fix states' concerns: Minister

The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.

Not curtailing rural job scheme: Government

The government is not trying to curtail MNREGA and the number of blocks under the act have not been reduced, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh told parliament Thursday.

Opposition slams govt on 'move' to bring changes in MNREGA scheme

Targeting the government over its reported move to bring changes in MNREGA, Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday said that it seems to be trying to wind up the ambitious rural job guarantee scheme launched by the UPA.

90% household to get safe drinking water in 8 years: Govt

Ninety per cent homes in the country will get piped drinking water in next eight years, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

RS polls: Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations

Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations here Tuesday.

Prabhu, Birender file RS nominations from Haryana

 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday filed their nominations for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

Rajya Sabha polls: Birender Singh, Prabhu to file nominations today

Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by the BJP for bye-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, will file their nominations on Tuesday.

Suresh Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana

 Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

Birender Singh trains guns on Hooda, demands probe into CLU scam

Hours after taking charge as Union minister, former Congress leader Chaudhary Birender Singh on Tuesday trained his guns on his bete noir Bhupinder Singh Hooda demanding a probe into the cash-for-change of land use (CLU) scam that surfaced during his rule in Haryana.

PM Narendra Modi to chair first meeting of revamped union council of ministers today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the first meeting of the expanded union council of ministers on Monday evening.

Birender Singh's village rejoices as he takes oath of office

Dumerkha village in Haryana's Jind district broke into celebrations on Sunday with the induction of Jat leader Birender Singh as a minister in the Narendra Modi government.

PM Modi adds 21 new faces to Cabinet, takes his Council of Ministers strength up to 66
PM Modi adds 21 new faces to Cabinet, takes his Council of Ministers strength up to 66

In his first Cabinet expansion since taking oath in May this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 news faces on Sunday, wherein former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, senior BJP leader JP Nadda, former Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu and former Congressman Birender Singh took oath as ministers.

Haryana Jat leader Birender Singh finally gets his due

The proverbial slip between cup and lip had haunted Haryana Jat leader Birender Singh who first lost to Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the battle for Haryana Chief Minister's chair in 2004 and was then denied a Cabinet berth in Manmohan Singh government in 2010 at the last minute.

CM Hooda hits back, calls Birendra Singh 'frustrated'

A day after BJP leader Birender Singh launched an all out offensive against Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister hit back at the former Congress leader saying his remarks are a result of "frustration".