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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Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

02 Jun 2020

Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

Less than two weeks after India's eastern coast was blown by Cyclone Amphan, the Western coast is prepping to deal with a fast-approaching storm that could amplify into a cyclone in the next 12 hours.

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

01 Jun 2020

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

Amid a push for Swadeshi (homegrown) goods, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday released a list of over 1,000 foreign goods that will not be sold by the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar (KPKB) from June 1.

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

30 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

As India nears the end of the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, the Centre is preparing guidelines for "Lockdown 5.0."

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

End of Lockdown 4.0 nears, Shah and Modi discuss strategy

29 May 2020

End of Lockdown 4.0 nears, Shah and Modi discuss strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and number 2 in his government, Home Minister Amit Shah, met on Friday to discuss the strategy on the country-wide lockdown, whose fourth phase is due to end on Sunday, May 31. The big announcement could be made tomorrow.

MHA withdraws "swadeshi products at CAPF canteens" order, then clarifies

21 May 2020

MHA withdraws "swadeshi products at CAPF canteens" order, then clarifies

On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore package to help India's economy, battered due to coronavirus pandemic.

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

13 May 2020

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

All canteens of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) across India will sell only indigenous goods from June 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

11 May 2020

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.

Gujarat: Four arrested for spreading rumors about Amit Shah's health

09 May 2020

Gujarat: Four arrested for spreading rumors about Amit Shah's health

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday issued a clarification on rumors circulating about his health.

Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee

09 May 2020

Bengal denying trains to migrants, it's injustice: Shah to Banerjee

Trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states sparked a battle between political adversaries Amit Shah and Trinamool's Mamata Banerjee with the former writing a letter today underlining that Banerjee's government was doing "injustice".

A 1,400-km drive for Rishi Kapoor's daughter Riddhima

30 Apr 2020

A 1,400-km drive for Rishi Kapoor's daughter Riddhima

Riddhima Kapoor, the daughter of late veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, has got a pass to travel to Mumbai from Delhi by road. She will travel roughly 1,400 kilometer by road and reach the Maharashtra capital after 18 hours approximately.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

21 Apr 2020

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

Palghar lynching: Police laxity exposed, cops suspended, CID probe ordered

21 Apr 2020

Palghar lynching: Police laxity exposed, cops suspended, CID probe ordered

Last week, a crowd of hundreds rained blows and sticks on three men, including two sadhus, in Palghar, Maharashtra, eventually killing them.

Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room

19 Apr 2020

Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a review meeting on the Ministry's control room that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Bandra chaos: 'Labor leader' arrested for spreading rumors; journalist booked

15 Apr 2020

Bandra chaos: 'Labor leader' arrested for spreading rumors; journalist booked

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3, horrifying images emerged from Bandra, Mumbai.

Lockdown extended: Amit Shah assures there's enough food and medicines

14 Apr 2020

Lockdown extended: Amit Shah assures there's enough food and medicines

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown for almost three more weeks today, Home Minister Amit Shah, the second-most important man in the BJP-led government, put out a series of tweets saying that the country has enough stock of food, medicines, and other essential commodities.

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

04 Apr 2020

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

Coronavirus: Amit Shah knew about Nizamuddin Markaz' hazard, didn't act

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Amit Shah knew about Nizamuddin Markaz' hazard, didn't act

Late last month, when the leadership of Nizamuddin Markaz turned a deaf ear to the pleas of Delhi Police to vacate the area despite the health risk it posed, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was sent to the spot at 2 am by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to get the job done, reports HT.

Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers

30 Mar 2020

Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers

With thousands of migrant workers attempting to flee Delhi after a nationwide lockdown was announced last week, L-G Anil Baijal shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he had all the powers to prevent this situation.

Help migrant workers, keep them put: Centre tells states, UTs

28 Mar 2020

Help migrant workers, keep them put: Centre tells states, UTs

With sorry reports of thousands of migrant workers walking towards their native places emerging from across India, the Centre sent an urgent advisory to all states and Union Territories asking them to ensure the laborers have food and shelter.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

17 Mar 2020

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

Congress living in denial: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

11 Mar 2020

Congress living in denial: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

Leaving his party of 18 years, former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday and soon launched a scathing attack on Congress.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

10 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

In a major setback to the Congress party, its government in Madhya Pradesh looks in peril after a string of resignations from party legislators.

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

10 Mar 2020

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, long viewed as a rival to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

05 Mar 2020

India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

In the wake of rising cases of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting Brussels for the India-EU summit, External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.

Coronavirus outbreak: India confirms 28 cases, including 16 Italians

04 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: India confirms 28 cases, including 16 Italians

India's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed 28 positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, called COVID-19.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

03 Mar 2020

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

Delhi riots dominate Parliament, leaders lose cool; both Houses adjourned

02 Mar 2020

Delhi riots dominate Parliament, leaders lose cool; both Houses adjourned

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after opposition raised the issue of the Delhi riots on Monday. The Budget session of the Parliament resumed today and will continue till April 3.

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

02 Mar 2020

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

The pleas challenging the government's decision to abrogate Article 370 won't be referred to a seven-judge bench, Supreme Court said on Monday.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

01 Mar 2020

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read

29 Feb 2020

Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read

Today is February 29, an extra day life has given us. And, how do I utilize that extra day? By giving unsolicited gyaan to people who would never listen to me.

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

If there was one person who could have controlled the Delhi riots, it was Narendra Modi. Systemic failure No. 1.

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

27 Feb 2020

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

Kejriwal says Delhi violence 'alarming'; calls for Army assistance

26 Feb 2020

Kejriwal says Delhi violence 'alarming'; calls for Army assistance

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought the assistance of the Indian Army to handle the tense situation in the Northeast region of the national capital.

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

25 Feb 2020

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

#DelhiRiots: Amit Shah chairs key meeting, Kejriwal and L-G present

25 Feb 2020

#DelhiRiots: Amit Shah chairs key meeting, Kejriwal and L-G present

As mindless violence has taken over Northeast Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah called for a second meeting on Tuesday to review the situation.