Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have humbly declined to accept the Padma award which was slated to be awarded on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. Instead, both of them recommended on Saturday that the prestigious Padma Vibushan, the second highest civilian award, should be given to some other 'great' person.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the next door pundit can give astronomical predictions and one need not depend on US observatories, emphasising on contributions of ancient Indian knowledge.
Describing the Naxal problem as the gravest challenge facing India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states which are grappling with the menace to appoint as district magistrates and superintendents of police such officers who have the "zeal" to fight the rebels.
Highlighting the shortage of police personnel in the country and problems faced by them, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday sought necessary action from the government on priority basis without which men in khakhi will find it hard to give their optimum.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday expressed happiness over the decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter and Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malviya.
BJP is leaving no stone unturned to garner support of every section of the society ahead of Assembly elections with it on Monday raising the problems faced by the Delhi Police personnel before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Stating that BJP is committed to the development of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked the people to vote for the party and oust the corruption-ridden government from the state.
Steps to solve the long standing problems of miners staying at Bhuli, Asia's largest labour colony, would be taken if BJP is voted to power in Jharkhand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday called up Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya shrine dispute, to enquire about his health and invited him to Delhi.
Militants want to create fear psychosis among people in Jammu and Kashmir as they are frustrated by the high voter turnout in the ongoing assembly elections, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said and hit out at Pakistan for abetting terror acts.
After a record turnout in the first phase, the high-voltage campaigning for the second leg of Assembly elections on December 2 in nine seats in Jammu and as many in Kashmir ended on Sunday, with several high-profile candidates including former separatist Sajad Lone and four state ministers trying their luck at the hustings.
Blaming "state actors" in Pakistan for making attempts to destabilise India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the neighbouring country has not abandoned its efforts to harm the country through "various tactics".