Amit Malviya: News

Amit Malviya is a BJP politician and the national convener of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) IT cell. He gained prominence after forming a Facebook page titled, ‘Friends of BJP’ in 2009. An alumnus of Symbiosis International University, Malviya has worked in the banking sector across various positions. Before entering politics, Malviya has worked as an assistant manager at the ICICI bank, as a senior vice president at the HSBC bank, and as a vice president at the Bank of America. Known for his controversial tweets, in 2020, Twitter flagged one of Malviya’s tweets regarding the farmers' protest as ‘manipulated media.’ In 2020, he was appointed as the BJP co-in charge in West Bengal, ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections.

Congress demands Amit Malviya's removal over 'sexual exploitation' allegations

The Congress has demanded the "immediate removal" of Amit Malviya, the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Information and Technology Department in-charge, over allegations that he sexually exploited women.

08 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Nadda, Amit Malviya summoned over BJP's 'communally-charged' animation 

The Bengaluru Police has summoned JP Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Amit Malviya, the party's IT Cell chief, over an "objectionable post" made by the Karnataka unit of the BJP.

05 May 2024

DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar slaps party worker, sparks controversy

A video showing Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar, slapping a Congress Party worker during a political rally in Haveri has ignited controversy.

29 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

Telangana CM summoned in Amit Shah's 'doctored video' case

The Delhi Police summoned Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy and four others on May 1 in the case linked to the "doctored video" of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

29 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

FIR filed over Amit Shah's doctored video on SC/ST quotas

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in a complaint over a "doctored video" of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

24 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress distances itself from Sam Pitroda's remarks on wealth distribution 

The Congress has distanced itself from the comments made by Indian Overseas Congress Chairperson Sam Pitroda, who advocated for a "United States-like inheritance tax law" in India.

22 Apr 2024

Karnataka

Hiremath murder: BJP-Congress clash as father says Karnataka Police 'negligent'

The murder of a Congress councillor's daughter in Hubballi for allegedly rejecting a man's proposal has triggered a political row in Karnataka, ahead of general elections.

12 Apr 2024

Bihar

After NIA arrests Bengaluru blast suspects, BJP, TMC trade charges 

The arrest of two key suspects in the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case from Kolkata has sparked a political feud between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

06 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

'NIA officials attacked villagers, not other way round': Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of attacking women in Bhupatinagar hours after reports surfaced that an NIA team was reportedly attacked by locals during a raid.

BJP attacks Surjewala over remarks on Hema Malini; he responds 

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of manipulating a video clip after the saffron party shared a video of him making "vile, sexist" remarks against Hema Malini.

03 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal's arrest raises questions about AAP's Raghav Chadha's absence

The recent arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sparked a flurry of questions about the sudden absence of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP, Raghav Chadha.

BJP, TMC supporters clash in Bengal's Cooch Behar, several injured

A clash between supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the incumbent Trinamool Congress in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district resulted in several injuries, including those of police personnel, on Tuesday evening.

13 Jan 2024

West Bengal

3 sadhus stripped, attacked in Bengal; 12 arrested

As many as 12 people were arrested after three sadhus (holy men), on their way to the Gangasagar Mela, were stripped and thrashed brutally by a mob on Thursday in West Bengal.

09 Dec 2023

Congress Party

I-T Department's Rs. 290cr 'biggest cash-recovery' linked to Congress MP

At least Rs. 290 crore in cash has reportedly been recovered by the Income Tax Department from premises linked to the Congress's Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu in Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.

BJP draws link between Apple's hacking row to George Soros

The controversy surrounding Apple's warnings about state-sponsored attacks on the devices of opposition leaders and journalists does not appear to be dying down.

23 Oct 2023

Rahul Gandhi

After RaGa's 'insult' charge, Army clarifies emoluments to fallen Agniveer

The Indian Army has reportedly sought to clarify the confusion surrounding the financial aid provided to the family of Agniveer Gawate Akshay Laxman, who lost his life on duty in Siachen on Saturday.

22 Oct 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee 'abandoned' Mahua Moitra after cash-for-query row: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a dig at Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday after the party distanced itself from the alleged cash for query row involving TMC MP Mahua Moitra.

Sanatan row: Ayodhya seer announces bounty on Udhayanidhi, leader responds 

A Hindu seer from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, Paramhans Acharya, has reportedly announced a Rs. 10 crore bounty for Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's head over his alleged remarks against Sanatan Dharma.

03 Sep 2023

MK Stalin

Udhayanidhi Stalin compares 'Sanatana Dharma' to dengue, malaria; triggers row

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's son and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Udhayanidhi Stalin has sparked controversy after he allegedly claimed that Sanatana Dharma is against equality and social justice.

02 Sep 2023

Rajasthan

Massive row in Rajasthan after tribal woman stripped naked, paraded

In a shocking incident, a tribal woman was allegedly beaten, stripped naked, and paraded through her village in the Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan by her husband and in-laws on Thursday over an alleged love affair.

22 Jul 2023

West Bengal

Rerun of Manipur assault: 2 women paraded half-naked in Bengal 

In a shocking incident, two women were allegedly stripped half-naked and assaulted by a mob in West Bengal's Malda district recently.

29 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi arrives in violence-hit Manipur on 2-day visit

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in violence-hit Manipur on a two-day visit on Thursday, reported PTI.

28 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

FIR against BJP's Amit Malviya over animated Rahul Gandhi video

The Karnataka Congress on Wednesday filed an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya for allegedly mocking Congress leader Rahul Gandhi via a reshared tweet.

27 Jun 2023

White House

White House condemns journalist's harassment for questioning PM Modi

The White House on Monday condemned the online harassment faced by Sabrina Siddiqui, the journalist who had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi a question at a press conference last week.

21 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal didn't read SC judgment, ordinance conforms to it: BJP 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya on Sunday claimed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal didn't read the Supreme Court verdict on the Centre versus Delhi government case.

22 Apr 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Cops drag rape victim's body, video goes viral

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after a purported video of the police allegedly dragging a rape victim's body surfaced on social media.

09 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Why Congress, BJP are fighting over new Rahul Gandhi photo

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell head Amit Malviya on Saturday tweeted a photo of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi—who was recently disqualified from the Lok Sabha—alleging he was at New Delhi's Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, blowing his "tapasvi image" into smithereens on Friday.

08 Apr 2023

Adani Group

Adani-Hindenburg controversy: BJP reacts to Pawar dismissing opposition's JPC demands

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Friday reacted to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar's dismissal of the opposition's demands for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Adani Group-Hindenburg controversy.

30 Mar 2023

Smriti Irani

BJP's Amit Malviya gets legal notice for defaming Congress leader

Amid Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya has received a legal notice for defaming Youth Congress chief BV Srinivas.

11 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Nehru surname' jibe: Priyanka Gandhi's son dragged into row

While the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on the Gandhi family's surname continues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dragged Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's son, Rehan, into it.

29 Dec 2022

Arijit Singh

#NewsBytesExclusive: Arijit Singh's Kolkata show not canceled; details inside

A political row picked up after reports of Arijit Singh's Kolkata show's cancelation spread on Thursday. Reports claimed that Singh's show, which was to take place at Eco Park early next year, was canceled.

MCD mayoral elections: BJP fields Rekha Gupta against AAP's Oberoi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named Rekha Gupta as its candidate for mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

16 Dec 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan's 'civil liberties' comment at KIFF 2022 divides Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and other guests inaugurated the 28th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Friday.

19 Oct 2022

Meta

#NewsBytesExplainer: Unraveling the messy Meta v/s 'The Wire' saga

Meta is embroiled in a bitter conflict with Indian news outlet The Wire. The publication's allegation that the parent of Facebook and Instagram removed an Instagram post at the behest of an Indian politician is where the controversy began.

29 Jul 2022

Telangana

4 Telangana municipal employees suspended for missing KTR's 'birthday'

Telangana government's municipal body reportedly suspended four government employees for not attending minister KT Rama Rao's 'birthday bash' on July 24.

03 May 2022

Rajasthan

Rahul Gandhi Nepal visit: Congress-BJP trade barbs over viral video

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's private trip to Nepal seems to have rubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the wrong way.

14 Nov 2020

West Bengal

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

06 Oct 2020

Digvijaya Singh

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has served notices to BJP's social media cell head Amit Malviya, actor Swara Bhasker, and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras gang-rape victim.

16 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

Sack Amit Malviya by Thursday: Subramanian Swamy tells BJP

Subramanian Swamy, Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member, gave an ultimatum to his own party as he sought the removal of social media head Amit Malviya by Thursday.

13 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

The 2019 elections will probably go down in history as the one in which civility hit a new low every day. And this time, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is to be blamed.

NaMo TV can't air political content without approval, rules EC

NaMo TV, a 24-hour channel which mysteriously appeared on DTH platforms last month, can't air political content without approval, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

06 Mar 2019

X

#BJPOfficialWebsite down for second day; not hacked, claims party

The Bharatiya Janata Party's official website remained under "maintenance" for the second day on Wednesday after it was allegedly hacked, according to reports.

11 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

#Uri: Vicky Kaushal's starry mid-air promotion video breaks the internet

2018 was a fantastic year for Vicky Kaushal. The actor was a part of three hit movies: Raazi, Sanju and Manmarziyaan and won hearts with his impressive performances.

16 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

It's all about Kumbh-Mela this season! Railways proposes 800 trains

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the Railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of UP's Prayagraj district.

18 Oct 2018

India

North Central Railway launches apps for passengers and employees

The North Central Railway (NCR) launched on Thursday two mobile apps, 'NCR RASTA' and 'Yatri RASTA', for its employees and passengers, respectively, for locating assets and stations.

27 Mar 2018

India

Malviya's tweet based on news channel report: BJP to EC

The BJP today told the Election Commission that its IT cell chief Amit Malviya's tweet on the Karnataka Assembly election dates before the poll panel's announcement was based on a news channel's report.

27 Mar 2018

Karnataka

BJP's IT Chief tweets Karnataka elections date before EC announcement

Even before the Election Commission announced the dates for the Karnataka Assembly polls, BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Tuesday tweeted it, prompting the panel to describe the leak as a "very serious issue" that merited a probe and "stringent action".

26 Mar 2018

Facebook

BJP: Congress shared users' data with Singapore-based firm

The Cambridge Analytica (CA) controversy continues to simmer.

26 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Rahul calls PM 'Big Boss' who spies, BJP rubbishes charge

Congress and BJP on Monday again locked horns on the prickly issue of data sharing with Rahul Gandhi dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians" and the ruling party accusing the opposition party of "theft".