Amit Shah

Amitbhai Anilchandra "Amit" Shah born on 22 October 1964, is a well-known Indian politician and is the current president of Bhartiya Janta Party, the ruling party of India. He is a close companion of PM Narendra Modi and is often seen with him during rallies and speeches, who he first met through RSS in 1982.

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As coronavirus cases rise again, few states impose restrictions

23 Feb 2021

As coronavirus cases rise again, few states impose restrictions

Considering how coronavirus cases are rising again, Rajasthan and Maharashtra on Monday imposed new restrictions at a number of places. At least three other states, including Karnataka, enforced rules to screen visitors coming from "high-risk" Maharashtra.

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

19 Feb 2021

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

A special court for MPs and MLAs in West Bengal on Friday issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee.

Age, gender, profession irrelevant: Amit Shah on Disha Ravi's arrest

19 Feb 2021

Age, gender, profession irrelevant: Amit Shah on Disha Ravi's arrest

Commenting on the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi in the "toolkit" case, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that factors such as age, gender, and profession are not relevant while assessing the culpability in a crime.

Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

18 Feb 2021

Shah promises to put Gangasagar on international tourist map

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he has full faith that the BJP will form a government in West Bengal after the upcoming assembly polls and when it does, the Gangasagar Mela will be made part of the international tourist circuit.

BJP governments in Lanka, Nepal: Tripura CM reveals Shah's 'plans'

15 Feb 2021

BJP governments in Lanka, Nepal: Tripura CM reveals Shah's 'plans'

If Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is to be believed, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is not only concerning himself with expanding Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) across the country but also has plans to form governments in neighboring nations, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Shah-led committee approves Rs. 3,113 crore for five states

13 Feb 2021

Shah-led committee approves Rs. 3,113 crore for five states

A high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday approved around Rs. 3,113 crore to five states that faced natural disasters and pest attacks in 2020.

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

13 Feb 2021

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said statehood will be granted back to Jammu & Kashmir at an appropriate time, during a discussion on the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in Lok Sabha.

Comedian Munawar Faruqui denied bail by Madhya Pradesh HC

28 Jan 2021

Comedian Munawar Faruqui denied bail by Madhya Pradesh HC

The Madhya Pradesh High Court today rejected the bail applications filed by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui and one of his associates Nalin Yadav.

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

28 Jan 2021

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu has gone missing, so to speak, since the chaos during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

26 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, headed by Amit Shah, seen as the number two in the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, suspended internet services till 11:59 pm today at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi, and their adjoining areas in New Delhi.

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

World surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah

21 Jan 2021

World surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Amit Shah

The Indian economy is undergoing a "V-shaped recovery" and the world is watching the same in surprise, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

06 Jan 2021

MP court denies bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

An Additional District and Sessions court in Madhya Pradesh has denied bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui and another accused who were booked for passing "indecent" remarks against Hindu deities.

No video of Munawar Faruqui insulting Hindu deities, says police

04 Jan 2021

No video of Munawar Faruqui insulting Hindu deities, says police

The Indore Police on Sunday said they had no video evidence to prove the allegations that comedian Munawar Faruqui insulted Hindu deities during a recent performance at a cafe in the city.

Comedian Munawar Faruqui booked for allegedly insulting Hindu Gods

02 Jan 2021

Comedian Munawar Faruqui booked for allegedly insulting Hindu Gods

The Madhya Pradesh Police has booked Mumbai-based comedian Munawar Faruqui and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by making derogatory comments about Hindu deities in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, reports said on Saturday.

Comedian Raju Srivastava receives death threat call

31 Dec 2020

Comedian Raju Srivastava receives death threat call

Comedian and chief of Uttar Pradesh Film Vikas Parishad, Raju Srivastava, has received a death threat call.

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

28 Dec 2020

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

27 Dec 2020

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a flood of development to Northeast India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in Imphal, Manipur.

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

25 Dec 2020

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

23 Dec 2020

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

Four cabinet ministers skipped the meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, triggering speculations that more resignations could hit Trinamool Congress.

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

19 Dec 2020

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

Bharatiya Janata Party's top leader and the country's Home Minister, Amit Shah, arrived in West Bengal on Saturday, after 1 am. He will stay in the state for two days to take stock of the situation ahead of the high-voltage elections, slated to be held next year.

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

18 Dec 2020

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

Trinamool Congress MLA Shilbhadra Dutta tendered his resignation from the party on Friday morning in what has been the third such exit for the ruling party in West Bengal.

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

13 Dec 2020

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

On Sunday, the Delhi Police detained leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including Raghav Chadha and Atishi.

Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

12 Dec 2020

Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met with senior government, police, and security officials, and discussed measures to pre-empt any chances of violence on Delhi's borders in connection with the ongoing farmers' protest, according to reports.

BJP goons attacked Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house: AAP

10 Dec 2020

BJP goons attacked Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house: AAP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's home was allegedly attacked by a mob of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters on Thursday.

Farmers reject government's proposal listing amendments to contentious laws

09 Dec 2020

Farmers reject government's proposal listing amendments to contentious laws

Farmers protesting against three new agricultural laws they fear would corporatize farming have rejected a government proposal to amend the laws.

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

09 Dec 2020

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

After a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah didn't yield the desired results, the Centre will now send a new proposal to farmers, who have been protesting against three agricultural laws.

Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

08 Dec 2020

Government not repealing laws, say farmers after meeting Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met a group of farmer leaders in Delhi amid intense protests by the agricultural community over the government's new farm laws.

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

08 Dec 2020

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

07 Dec 2020

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

05 Dec 2020

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring to topple the state government.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive

05 Dec 2020

Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive

Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

05 Dec 2020

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

Before the Centre is set to have another round of dialogue with farmers, to address their concerns linked to agricultural reforms, top ministers of the cabinet reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, multiple reports said.

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

05 Dec 2020

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

04 Dec 2020

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) emerged as the single-largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results, as it won 55 out of total 150 seats.

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

04 Dec 2020

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

03 Dec 2020

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

Top ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government spent time yesterday preparing for the key meeting with farmers' representatives, which is scheduled for 12 noon today at Vigyan Bhawan.

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

01 Dec 2020

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.