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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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  • Amit Shah speaks to CMs of Odisha, Bengal; assures help to deal with situation after cyclone May 21, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Amit Shah speaks to CMs of Odisha, Bengal; assures help to deal with situation after cyclone

    "I have also spoken to CM Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik ji & CM West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee ji over situation arising due to the cyclone and assured all possible help from centre," he tweeted.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Class 10 and 12 board exams to be exempted from lockdown rules: Amit Shah May 20, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Class 10 and 12 board exams to be exempted from lockdown rules: Amit Shah

    But, no examination centre will be allowed to operate in containment zones keeping the safety of the students in mind.

  • CM's election: Shiv Sena slams state BJP but compliments PM Modi, Amit Shah May 16, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    CM's election: Shiv Sena slams state BJP but compliments PM Modi, Amit Shah

    The Sena-NCP-Congress government in the state was "Atmanirbhar" (self-reliant), said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' in its editorial.

  • PM Modi's atmanirbhar call: Police canteens to sell only local products from June 1 May 13, 2020 02:23 PM IST

    PM Modi's atmanirbhar call: Police canteens to sell only local products from June 1

    In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said the decision has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for opting local products and being self-reliant.

  • Amit Shah says Rs 20 lakh crore package to serve interests of poor, farmers, middle class May 13, 2020 07:36 AM IST

    Amit Shah says Rs 20 lakh crore package to serve interests of poor, farmers, middle class

    In a series of tweets in Hindi with the hashtag 'AatmanirbharBharat', Shah said the time has come for everyone to take a pledge to use more and more local products.

  • 'I am healthy, stop spreading rumours': Amit Shah dispels doubts about his health May 09, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    'I am healthy, stop spreading rumours': Amit Shah dispels doubts about his health

    Shah posted a statement in Hindi on Twitter saying that in past few days many people circulated rumours about his health on social media platforms and even some prayed for his death.

  • No proposal on record so far to run 'Shramik Special' trains to West Bengal: Railway officials May 09, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    No proposal on record so far to run 'Shramik Special' trains to West Bengal: Railway officials

    The Indian Railways reaction came minutes after the TMC said they have already planned to run eight trains to ferry migrants from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Telangana.

  • Prove allegations or apologise: TMC on Amit Shah's letter to Mamata Banerjee over migrants' trains May 09, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Prove allegations or apologise: TMC on Amit Shah's letter to Mamata Banerjee over migrants' trains

    Union Home Minister Shah, in a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said the West Bengal government is not allowing trains with migrant workers to reach the state that may further create hardship for the labourers.

  • Vizag gas leak 'disturbing', closely monitoring situation: Amit Shah May 07, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Vizag gas leak 'disturbing', closely monitoring situation: Amit Shah

    "The incident in Vizag is disturbing. Have spoken to the NDMA officials and concerned authorities. We are continuously and closely monitoring the situation," Shah tweeted.

  • PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for 2nd economic stimulus package May 02, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for 2nd economic stimulus package

    The prime minister held discussions with Shah and Sitharaman and would have follow up meetings with ministers of key economic ministries such as Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), sources said.

  • 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.

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