Amit Shah: News

Amit Shah is a senior leader and former National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Union Home Minister and the Minister for Cooperation of India. Born in Mumbai, Shah did BSc in Biochemistry from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and initially worked as a stockbroker and businessman. An RSS Swayamsevak since young years, he became an ABVP leader in college and then joined BJP in 1987. He successfully contested many local body polls and later entered the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1997. He has been a close associate of the former Gujarat CM and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, since 1982. Shah is known for his efficient strategizing and is credited with establishing BJP in Gujarat. He was responsible for BJP's Uttar Pradesh campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the party and its allies won 73 of 80 seats from the state. As a result, he was declared the BJP President and was instrumental in increasing the party's footprint several-fold in national politics. He led BJP to win 303 seats in the 2019 general elections, establishing himself as the most successful BJP chief ever.

Lok Sabha poll: Nadda chairs meeting with states' election in-charges

With the much-awaited Lok Sabha election just around the corner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a crucial meeting in Delhi on Saturday to discuss the upcoming general polls.

23 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmer groups observe 'Black Friday' today

The protesting farmers are observing a "Black Friday" today in response to the death of 22-year-old Shubhkaran Singh during the agitation in Haryana on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Defamation case: Rahul Gandhi taken into custody briefly, granted bail 

A local court in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday granted bail to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Mishra in 2018.

17 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Long over: Nitish on INDIA bloc, says was against name

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday claimed that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc was already over.

Armed forces recruitment exam in 13 regional languages, says MHA 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday announced that it will conduct the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) constable (general duty) examination in 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English.

11 Feb 2024

Trinamool Congress

Bengal: TMC suspends leader after protests against land grabbing, atrocities

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has suspended a zilla parishad member, Uttam Sardar, from the party for six years after complaints of atrocities by locals in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

10 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP will get 370 seats in Lok Sabha polls: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get 370 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections due to its role in the abrogation of Article 370.

Will implement CAA before Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented in the country before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

08 Feb 2024

Myanmar

India scraps Free Movement Regime with Myanmar 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Thursday that the government has scrapped the Free Movement Regime (FMR) between India and Myanmar to safeguard internal security.

30 Jan 2024

Pralhad Joshi

All Parliament suspensions revoked ahead of Budget Session

The suspension of 11 Rajya Sabha MPs was revoked by the House ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, which will begin on Wednesday.

29 Jan 2024

UAPA

Centre extends ban on SIMI under UAPA for 5 years 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday extended the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for another five years.

20 Jan 2024

Myanmar

India will fence Myanmar border, end free movement: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Saturday that the Centre will soon fence the India-Myanmar border, just as it has barricaded the border with Bangladesh, to restrict free movement into the country.

20 Jan 2024

Myanmar

Nearly 600 Myanmar soldiers enter India, Mizoram alerts Centre

As the conflict between Myanmar's military regime and rebel forces escalates, nearly 600 Myanmar Army soldiers have sought refuge in India.

10 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

No elections in J&K before Lok Sabha polls, says report

Elections in Jammu and Kashmir for panchayats, urban local bodies (ULB), and the legislative assembly are expected to be held after the Lok Sabha elections later this year, The Indian Express reported, citing sources.

07 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to sound poll bugle from Bihar on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch his Lok Sabha election campaign in Bihar's Champaran on Saturday (January 13). He is expected to lead a rally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Raman Maidan in Bettiah.

06 Jan 2024

Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind-led panel seeks public suggestions on 'One Nation, One Election'

A high-level committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, has sought suggestions from the public on the "One Nation, One Election" idea.

03 Jan 2024

Central Government

Chakka Jam: Agitating drivers call off protest after Centre's assurance

The nationwide truckers' stir has been called off after Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla assured them that their views would be considered before implementing a contentious law regarding hit-and-run.

02 Jan 2024

New Delhi

Lok Sabha elections: BJP forms committee to screen potential joiners 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has constituted a new committee to evaluate members who wish to join it ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

31 Dec 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Centre bans Kashmir-based Tehreek-e-Hurriyat—once headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday declared the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH)—an outfit of separatists in Jammu and Kashmir—an "unlawful association" under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

29 Dec 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Centre, Assam government, ULFA insurgents ink historic tripartite peace accord

The Centre and Assam Government have signed a historic peace deal with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

25 Dec 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP cabinet expansion: 28 new ministers, including 11 OBCs, inducted

As many as 28 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including bigwigs like Kailash Vijayvargiya and Prahlad Singh Patel, took oath on Monday as part of the cabinet expansion in Madhya Pradesh.

25 Dec 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Mass suspension of opposition MPs premeditated: Kharge to Dhankhar

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has said the mass suspension of the opposition MPs during the Parliament Winter Session seems "predetermined" and "premeditated" by the central government.

Eyeing 2024 polls, BJP enters 'mission mode'; Congress gets makeover

Riding on recent assembly election wins, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made some key decisions at its recent national office-bearers' meeting.

INDIA bloc's nationwide protest against opposition MP suspensions today

Following the suspension of nearly 150 opposition MPs from the Parliament, leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) have launched a protest against the same on Friday.

21 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

3 criminal bills passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha passed the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023; the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023; and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, on Thursday.

21 Dec 2023

Parliament

Former Karnataka cop's son detained in Parliament security breach case

An engineer from Karnataka, who is reportedly the son of a retired cop, was detained by Delhi Police officials from his Bagalkote residence on Wednesday night over alleged links to the security breach in Parliament.

20 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Bills to replace criminal laws passed in Lok Sabha

Three bills that seek to replace the existing criminal laws of the country were passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

20 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

2 more opposition MPs suspended as Parliament standoff continues

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday suspended two more MPs from the opposition parties for the remainder of the Winter Session of Parliament for "misconduct," PTI reported.

19 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha discusses criminal law bills amid opposition absence

Even as two-thirds of opposition members remain suspended from the Lok Sabha, the Centre on Tuesday took up three bills for discussion, which—if passed—will replace the existing criminal laws.

INDIA bloc proposes Congress chief Kharge as PM face: Report

Leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) have reportedly proposed Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge as their prime ministerial face for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

19 Dec 2023

Jagdeep Dhankhar

Suspended TMC MP mocks Dhankhar at protest, VP says 'shameful'

Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee allegedly mocked Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar during a protest by opposition parties outside the Parliament on Tuesday.

19 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

'Maintain decorum': Modi to BJP MPs responding to opposition criticism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s MPs to "maintain decorum" when addressing criticism from the opposition.

Amid MP suspensions, INDIA to hold 4th meeting in Delhi 

At a time when over 140 opposition MPs have been suspended from the Parliament, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is convening a crucial meeting in New Delhi.

19 Dec 2023

Parliament

In a first, over 140 opposition MPs suspended from Parliament

Forty-nine opposition MPs were reportedly suspended from the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, pushing the total Parliament Winter Session suspensions to 142.

18 Dec 2023

Parliament

After Parliament security breach, Centre seeks Joint Secretary (Security) nominations

The Centre has sought nominations for the Joint Secretary (Security) to the government, whose office is responsible for the Parliament security.

18 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

'Unprecedented': 79 opposition MPs suspended from Parliament today

A staggering 79 opposition MPs were on Monday suspended over staging protests and alleged "misconduct," per reports.

16 Dec 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi blames unemployment for Parliament security breach

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has blamed unemployment and inflation due to the Narendra Modi government's policies for the security breach in Parliament.

14 Dec 2023

Parliament

Parliament security breach: 4 accused sent to 7-day police custody

The Patiala House Court, on Thursday, sent the four people arrested for the Parliament security breach to seven days in police custody.

14 Dec 2023

Parliament

14 opposition MPs suspended for remainder of Winter Session 

One Rajya Sabha and 13 Lok Sabha MPs have been suspended from Parliament for "unruly conduct."

13 Dec 2023

Assembly Bypolls

As new CMs take oath, Congress reasons BJP's out-of-the-box choices

In a surprise announcement, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) revealed new chief ministers in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh.

13 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Mohan Yadav sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister

Mohan Yadav (58) on Wednesday took an oath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh at Lal Parade ground.

12 Dec 2023

Parliament

Amit Shah likely to reintroduce 3 criminal law bills today

The central government announced the withdrawal of the three bills—introduced in the Lok Sabha in August—aimed at replacing current criminal laws late on Monday.

11 Dec 2023

Omar Abdullah

'Disappointing': J&K politicians on SC's Article 370 verdict; BJP celebrates

Several political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have expressed "disappointment" over the Supreme Court verdict upholding the Article 370 abrogation by the Centre.

11 Dec 2023

Kashmiri Pandit

Parliament: Amit Shah tables 2 J&K bills in Rajya Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday tabled two bills for amending J&K reservation and reorganization laws in the Rajya Sabha.

11 Dec 2023

Parliament

Union Cabinet clears criminal law amendment bills: Report

The Union Cabinet on Monday cleared redrafted bills seeking to amend Indian criminal laws, allowing Union Home Minister Amit Shah to table them in the ongoing Parliament Winter Session, per NDTV.

06 Dec 2023

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes J&K Reservation, J&K Reorganisation (Amendment) bills

The Lok Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Parliament winter session: Amit Shah defends J&K bills

Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah, on Wednesday, defended the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2023.

10 BJP MPs elected to state assemblies resign from Parliament

In a significant development, 10 of the 12 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs who won assembly elections from their respective constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan resigned from Parliament on Wednesday, NDTV reported.

06 Dec 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Parliament: Amit Shah likely to speak on J&K bills today

Home Minister Amit Shah will reportedly respond to the debate on the two key bills on Jammu and Kashmir in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

BJP may choose new faces as CMs in 3 states

After its recent impressive electoral victories, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently in the hectic process of selecting candidates for chief minister positions in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

05 Dec 2023

Article 370

Amit Shah to move bills amending J&K reservation, reorganization laws

On the second day of the Parliament's Winter Session on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reportedly move two bills related to Jammu and Kashmir.

05 Dec 2023

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra braces for Cyclone Michaung's landfall, 8 dead in Chennai

After causing eight deaths in Tamil Nadu's Chennai, Cyclone Michaung is set to hit Andhra Pradesh as a severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, bringing powerful winds of 90-100km/h and gusts up to 110km/h.

'Yogi of Rajasthan': Mahant Balaknath among BJP's top CM candidates

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s possible victory in the Rajasthan Assembly elections has led to speculation about potential chief minister candidates, with spiritual leader Mahant Balaknath's name emerging as a top contender.

03 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Abusing Sanatan Dharma: Venkatesh Prasad on Congress's possible election loss

Former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad took a veiled dig at the Congress Party and its allies following their poor performance in three states: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

27 Nov 2023

Gujarat

Lightning strikes kill 20 as 'unseasonal' rain pounds Gujarat

At least 20 people reportedly lost their lives in lightning strikes across Gujarat on Sunday as the state experienced the wrath of unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms over the weekend.

15 Nov 2023

Subrata Roy

SEBI holds Rs. 25,000 crore of Subrata Roy's Sahara Group

The demise of Sahara Group's founder-chairman, Subrata Roy (75), on Tuesday, has brought attention to the conglomerate's undistributed Rs. 25,000 crore held by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

10 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: JR Manjhi claims conspiracy to remove CM Nitish Kumar

Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Friday, claimed that there was a conspiracy being hatched to remove Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from his post.

CIC appointment: Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to President Murmu

Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has written a letter to President Droupadi Murmu expressing disappointment over the process of appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Heeralal Samariya.

04 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Didn't even spare Mahadev: Modi attacks Congress over betting scam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress Party of funding its Chhattisgarh assembly election campaign with illegal money earned through the Mahadev betting scam.

BJP releases manifesto for Chhattisgarh assembly election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday, unveiled its manifesto for the upcoming Chhattisgarh assembly elections.

29 Oct 2023

Kerala

Kerala: Woman killed in blast at Christian prayer meeting

A woman was killed and over 35 were reportedly injured in a blast at the convention center of a Christian group at Kalamassery in Kerala's Kochi on Sunday.

27 Oct 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Criticism of Akbar 'legitimate': Himanta Biswa after ECI's show-cause notice

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma responded on Friday to the Congress's complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI) about his recent remark targeting Chhattisgarh minister Mohammad Akbar.

09 Oct 2023

Manipur

Have Centre's full support: CM Biren Singh amid Manipur violence

Amid the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday expressed confidence that the central government trusts him to resolve the conflict.

07 Oct 2023

Naxals

Will free India from left-wing extremism in 2 years: Shah

Union Home Minister and top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah reportedly said that Left Wing Extremism (LWE) will be uprooted from India within the next two years.

07 Oct 2023

Sikkim

Sikkim flood: 27 dead, search continues for 143 missing persons

The death toll in the Sikkim flash floods, triggered by a cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, reportedly increased to 27, including seven army personnel.

26 Sep 2023

Manipur

Manipur: 2 missing Meitei students presumed killed after photos surface

Photos of two Meitei students, who went missing near Bishnupur on July 6, have surfaced on social media days after mobile internet was restored in Manipur.

24 Sep 2023

Janata Dal (Secular)

Karnataka: Setback for JD(S), Muslim leaders resign over BJP alliance

The Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) has faced a setback after two Muslim leaders left the party after it decided to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

20 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha

Women's Reservation Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Women's Reservation Bill, called the "Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam," was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, with 454 votes in favor and two against it. The number of women members in the Lok Sabha will now increase from 82 to 181.

19 Sep 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Law Minister Meghwal introduces Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday introduced the much-anticipated Women's Reservation Bill, titled the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, in the Lok Sabha.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting amid Parliament's special session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a key Union Cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss the agenda for the ongoing special Parliament session.

16 Sep 2023

Nitish Kumar

Amit Shah terms RJD-JDU coalition 'oil-water alliance,' slams INDIA bloc 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed on Saturday that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), would win all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the 2024 elections.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Andhra Pradesh: TDP says Chandrababu Naidu's arrest 'illegal,' approaches PM

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Saturday sought the interventions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to reverse the arrest of its chief, N Chandrababu Naidu, in an alleged corruption case.