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Amit Shah is the Home Minister of India and a prominent BJP leader, often considered PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man. During Modi government's first term in office, he was the President of BJP. Shah is often credited with making the BJP a formidable election machine. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar constituency during the 2019 General Elections. More

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  • Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to doctors; appreciates their work, assures security Apr 22, 2020 11:26 AM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to doctors; appreciates their work, assures security

    The home minister interacted with the doctors and the IMA through video-conferencing, a home ministry official said.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to Maharashtra CM on Palghar lynching Apr 20, 2020 01:57 PM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to Maharashtra CM on Palghar lynching

    During the telephonic conversation, Thackeray apprised the home minister about the incidents and the steps taken to nab those involved in the incident, they said.

  • Modi govt leaving no stone unturned to fight COVID-19: Amit Shah Apr 17, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    Modi govt leaving no stone unturned to fight COVID-19: Amit Shah

    Complimenting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the steps taken to boost the economy, Shah said such action will further reinforce Modi's vision.

  • Coronavirus lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Home ministry says MNREGA workers can operate on day-to-day tasks with strict implementation of social distancing and face masks Apr 15, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Home ministry says MNREGA workers can operate on day-to-day tasks with strict implementation of social distancing and face masks

    The government has also asked to prioritise the irrigation and water conservation works under MNREGA.

  • Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Have one-hour gap between shifts at work spaces, says MHA Apr 15, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Have one-hour gap between shifts at work spaces, says MHA

    MHA has also said that in these work spaces, persons aged above 65 years, those with co-morbidities and parents of children below the age of 5 years could be encouraged to work from home.

  • Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | IT companies can now work with 50 percent strength Apr 15, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | IT companies can now work with 50 percent strength

    Debjani Ghosh, NASSCOM, President, in her recent media interactions said that more than 90 percent employees in the IT industry are working from home.

  • Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Home ministry issues strict social distancing rules for offices Apr 15, 2020 10:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines | Home ministry issues strict social distancing rules for offices

    According to the SOP, the following measures shall be implemented by all offices, factories and other establishments

  • Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines| Self employed persons allowed to work from April 20 Apr 15, 2020 10:26 AM IST

    Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines| Self employed persons allowed to work from April 20

    This is amidst the nationwide lockdown being extended till May 3

  • Coronavirus Lockdown Guidelines | Govt permits some commercial establishments to operate from April 20 Apr 15, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    Coronavirus Lockdown Guidelines | Govt permits some commercial establishments to operate from April 20

    India is currently in a nationwide lockdown till May 3 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Amit Shah speaks to Maharashtra CM on gathering of migrant workers at Bandra Apr 14, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Amit Shah speaks to Maharashtra CM on gathering of migrant workers at Bandra

    Shah also offered his full support to the Maharashtra government in dealing with the situation, the official said.

  • Enough stock of essential commodities, no need to worry: Amit Shah Apr 14, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Enough stock of essential commodities, no need to worry: Amit Shah

    "As the home minister of the country, I assure the public again that there is enough stock of food, medicines and other commodities in the country. No one should worry about that.

  • Amit Shah directs BSF to enhance vigil along Pak, Bangladesh fronts; ensure no cross-border movement Apr 10, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Amit Shah directs BSF to enhance vigil along Pak, Bangladesh fronts; ensure no cross-border movement

    Punya Salila Srivastava said the home minister also directed the force that they should make the farmers in the border areas aware about the COVID-19 pandemic and its prevention.

  • Amit Shah compliments PM Modi for MPs' salary cut Apr 06, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Amit Shah compliments PM Modi for MPs' salary cut

    Shah said the Modi cabinet has also approved the temporary suspension of MPLAD fund for two years and the fund will go to the Consolidated Fund of India.

  • Centre to give Rs 11,092cr to states to deal with COVID-19 Apr 03, 2020 09:55 PM IST

    Centre to give Rs 11,092cr to states to deal with COVID-19

    The Home Ministry said the fund has been approved following assurance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chief ministers during his video conference on Thursday.

  • Govt approves additional Rs 5,751cr to 8 states as calamity relief Mar 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    Govt approves additional Rs 5,751cr to 8 states as calamity relief

    The eight states which will get the financial assistance are: Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Govt ensured nobody goes hungry in this crisis: BJP Mar 26, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Govt ensured nobody goes hungry in this crisis: BJP

    Party president J P Nadda said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a "huge relief" for the poor in this hour of crisis and asserted that it is the ruling party's resolve that nobody is left hungry.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Amit Shah asks Delhi Police chief to ensure security of doctors facing harassment Mar 24, 2020 07:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Amit Shah asks Delhi Police chief to ensure security of doctors facing harassment

    Shah's directive came hours after a representation was sent to him apprising him about the incidents of harassment of doctors by some landlords, claiming that coronavirus could be transmitted through the medicos.

  • Politics | What will it take for Congress and Rahul Gandhi to decide? Mar 12, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Politics | What will it take for Congress and Rahul Gandhi to decide?

    If Jyotiraditya Scindia felt suffocated enough in the party to switch over to the BJP, the Congress durbaris and the ‘old guard’ too need to share the blame. Rahul Gandhi also needs to share the blame.

  • Amit Shah should resign for 'failing' to control riots; sitting SC judge should probe violence: TMC MP Mar 12, 2020 08:16 AM IST

    Amit Shah should resign for 'failing' to control riots; sitting SC judge should probe violence: TMC MP

    Participating in a discussion on the violence in Delhi in Lok Sabha, Roy said the Delhi riots happened 72 years after Mahatma Gandhi was killed by a Hindu fanatic.

  • Politics | Jyotiraditya Scindia was left with no option in the Congress Mar 11, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    Politics | Jyotiraditya Scindia was left with no option in the Congress

    Shouldn’t have Sonia Gandhi intervened to prevent Jyotiraditya Scindia from quitting the party? Should not have Rahul Gandhi stepped in to settle the crisis brewing in Madhya Pradesh?

  • Jyotiraditya Scindia meets PM Modi, Amit Shah Mar 10, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Jyotiraditya Scindia meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

    Legislators loyal to Scindia, who has been upset with the Congress leadership with his marginalisation in the affairs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, are likely to quit the party to reduce the Kamal Nath-led government to a minority.

  • Govt reconstitutes National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction with Amit Shah as head Mar 06, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Govt reconstitutes National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction with Amit Shah as head

    The NPDRR is a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral decision making body on disaster management.

  • West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Home Minister Amit Shah Mar 06, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Home Minister Amit Shah

    The meeting was held at the initiative of the governor, who was appointed to the Constitutional post nearly eight months ago.

  • Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition Mar 06, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition

    The Centre, should it choose to end the crisis, can agree to the 2010 NPR form and put out a list of NRC documents. That in itself will go a long way towards ending the protests. It will still be seen to be firm on the CAA and can claim that as a victory.

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets Home Minister Amit Shah Mar 06, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets Home Minister Amit Shah

    During the 30-minute meeting, Adityanath and Shah are believed to have discussed the law and order situation in the country's largest state.

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