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Shah applauded the healthcare sector for preparing the infrastructure to test and treat affected people in a short period of time at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a campus for the newly-raised battalion of Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF's) Rapid Action Force (RAF) at Karnataka’s Bhadravathi. (ANI/Twitter)

Made in India vaccines bringing battle against Covid-19 to an end: Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:57 PM IST
  • Shah highlighted that India has fought the battle against the pandemic effectively as it has a high recovery rate and less fatality rate compared to other nations.
Union home minister Amit Shah(File photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah(File photo)

Union Home Minister pays homage to Tagore at Bengal’s Vishva Bharati varsity

Shantiniketan | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:53 PM IST
He said that as the Vishva-Bharati nears its centenary year, Tagore’s teachings should spread across the world, helping Indian knowledge and culture achieve international acclaim through his works.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Capt Amarinder meets Amit Shah, appeals to Centre, farmers to find early solution

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Punjab CM urges Union home minister to listen to farmers with an open mind and protect the MSP besides continuing with the APMC-based mandi system.
Chhattigarh CM had written to Union home minister Amit Shah, requesting him for deployment of 7 CRPF battalions to Bastar region.(ANI photo)
Chhattigarh CM had written to Union home minister Amit Shah, requesting him for deployment of 7 CRPF battalions to Bastar region.(ANI photo)

Centre agrees to deploy 5 new CRPF battalions in Maoist-hit Bastar in a ‘bold’ move

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:43 PM IST
An official said that there was likely to be strong resistance from the Maoists against CRPF acquiring advanced locations.
Union home minister Amit Shah during West Bengal Jan Samvad rally on Tuesday.(ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah during West Bengal Jan Samvad rally on Tuesday.(ANI)

‘West Bengal remains the only state where political violence is propagated’: Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Shah remembered the many party workers who lost their lives amid the political battle in the state since 2014.
Since Delhi is a Union Territory and the police of all the eight UTs of India come under and the union home ministry, the Delhi Police report to the home minister through the lieutenant-governor and not the elected Delhi government.(PTI)
Since Delhi is a Union Territory and the police of all the eight UTs of India come under and the union home ministry, the Delhi Police report to the home minister through the lieutenant-governor and not the elected Delhi government.(PTI)

Amit Shah praises Delhi Police on twitter for their relief operation amid Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Amit Shah’s praise on the micro-blogging site came two hours after the Delhi Police tweeted that they have delivered five million food packets to poor and homeless in the city since the lockdown was announced on March 24.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah. In Odisha, where there is a 16.5% rise in molestation cases and 18% rise in cases of rape between 2018 and 2019, police have been lagging.(ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah. In Odisha, where there is a 16.5% rise in molestation cases and 18% rise in cases of rape between 2018 and 2019, police have been lagging.(ANI)

Home Minister Amit Shah to chair Eastern Zonal Council meeting in Bhubaneswar

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a meeting of Chief Ministers from the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand to discuss the speedy investigation into cases of sexual offences and rape against women, children and the prevention of cattle smuggling through the Indo-Bangladesh border.
The women told the police that they wanted to meet Shah(ANI/Twitter)
The women told the police that they wanted to meet Shah(ANI/Twitter)

Anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh gather for march to Amit Shah’s house

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 03:47 PM IST
The police have not given permission for the march and have deployed heavy security in riot gear around the protest site.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Amit Shah wants BJP workers to ensure that votes are cast by 10 am

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:39 PM IST
BJP sources said that Amit Shah has issued a directive to the polling booth in-charges that it is not just bravery to cast votes, but they also need to exercise their franchise so that the BJP bags the maximum votes.
BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday that he will make way for a new leader to head the saffron party when its organisational elections are over by the end of this year. (ANI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday that he will make way for a new leader to head the saffron party when its organisational elections are over by the end of this year. (ANI Photo)

New BJP president by December: Amit Shah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 07:17 AM IST
Amid claims by BJP’s ally Shiv Sena that the party will work to have its own chief minister in the poll-bound Maharashtra, Shah said the saffron alliance is fighting the assembly polls under Devendra Fadnavis and that he will again head the state government.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an election meeting in Mumbai on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an election meeting in Mumbai on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Amit Shah says Maharashtra polls a referendum on removal of Article 370

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Amit Shah asked voters in Maharashtra to reject parties that opposed the Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, J&K governor Satya Pal Malik, Union home minister Amit Shah and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council in Chandigarh on Friday.(ANI)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, J&K governor Satya Pal Malik, Union home minister Amit Shah and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council in Chandigarh on Friday.(ANI)

Adopt positive approach to resolve water issue with Hry: Shah to Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 11:49 PM IST
NORTHERN ZONAL COUNCIL MEET: Union home minister refers to Punjab as elder brother; Khattar urges Shah to set up statutory body for regional infrastructure development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI Photo)

Nirmala Sitharaman extends greetings to PM Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Wishes for PM Narendra Modi from several BJP leaders and people from across the party started pouring since midnight itself as many called him an inspiration and praised his leadership.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah being felicitated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during the 4th Conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in Guwahati on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah being felicitated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during the 4th Conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in Guwahati on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Border disputes between states in focus after Amit Shah’s NE visit

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 04:40 PM IST
In his address a day earlier at the NEC plenary, the Union home minister mentioned that border dispute between the northeastern states is a “big issue” and stressed, the “time has come to rise above it”.
Apart from votes of 100 MLAs of the BJP, Jaishankar and Thakor also got votes of one NCP MLA, two Bharitiya Tribal Party (BTP) legislators and two rebels of the Congress -- Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala.(HT Photo)
Apart from votes of 100 MLAs of the BJP, Jaishankar and Thakor also got votes of one NCP MLA, two Bharitiya Tribal Party (BTP) legislators and two rebels of the Congress -- Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala.(HT Photo)

BJP wins RS bypoll amid cross-voting

Gandhinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 12:28 AM IST
The two seats fell vacant when Amit Shah, now the Union home minister, and Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani were elected to the Lok Sabha.
Jammu, India - June 29, 2019: Sadhus wait to get themselves registered for an annual pilgrimage on the first day of registration for Amarnath Yatra at Ram Mandir Base Camp, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 40-day pilgrimage yatra to the cave shrine at an altitude of 3,880 metre in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence from both the routes from July 1. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Jammu, India - June 29, 2019: Sadhus wait to get themselves registered for an annual pilgrimage on the first day of registration for Amarnath Yatra at Ram Mandir Base Camp, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 40-day pilgrimage yatra to the cave shrine at an altitude of 3,880 metre in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence from both the routes from July 1. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

First batch of Amarnath Yatris leave Jammu to begin pilgrimage

Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 03:28 PM IST
The cave shrine is located at 3,880 metres in South Kashmir Himalayas.
Singh is an experienced and old-school politician. In his previous avatar as Union home minister, he ensured the Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF) had all they needed in terms of welfare measures, infrastructure and equipment.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Singh is an experienced and old-school politician. In his previous avatar as Union home minister, he ensured the Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF) had all they needed in terms of welfare measures, infrastructure and equipment.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Defence minister Rajnath Singh may have to adopt balanced approach

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 08:17 AM IST
These two episodes reflect, partly, the opportunities and challenges that the defence ministry will face.
Amit hah is not visiting the Jammu or the Ladakh divisions of the state during tomorrow’s visit.(PTI)
Amit hah is not visiting the Jammu or the Ladakh divisions of the state during tomorrow’s visit.(PTI)

As home minister, Amit Shah prepares for first visit to J-K

Srinagar | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:08 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30, but will now will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26 according to sources.
Shah also underlined that candidate selection should be without bias or favour, the leaders said.(HT Photo)
Shah also underlined that candidate selection should be without bias or favour, the leaders said.(HT Photo)

Ahead of polls, Amit Shah meets party leaders of 3 states to discuss strategy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Haryana and Maharashtra will vote in October, and Jharkhand in November-December. The BJP is in power in all three states.
A senior government official did not want to comment on the home ministry directive, saying the state secretariat was closed on Sunday.(HT Photo)
A senior government official did not want to comment on the home ministry directive, saying the state secretariat was closed on Sunday.(HT Photo)

TMC-BJP tiff intensifies as MHA ‘advises’ to maintain law, order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Less than 24 hours after it asked for a report from the state, the home ministry said in its advisory that “unabated violence over the past weeks” appears to be a failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery.
Around 2,500 national council members will decide who will succeed Amit Shah.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Around 2,500 national council members will decide who will succeed Amit Shah.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

BJP organisational elections to be held next month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:52 AM IST
It is, however, unclear whether Amit Shah will retain or relinquish his national president role until the elections are completed in six months.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to take a decision this week on whether party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will be given berths in the Rajya Sabha.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File PHOTO)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to take a decision this week on whether party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will be given berths in the Rajya Sabha.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File PHOTO)

Decision soon on RS prospects of Sushma Swaraj, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:08 AM IST
After both Advani and Joshi decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there has been speculation whether the two senior leaders will be moved to the Upper House of Parliament.
The 55-year-old BJP leader assumed charge a day after he was assigned the crucial Home portfolio, succeeding Rajnath Singh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government returned for a second term.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
The 55-year-old BJP leader assumed charge a day after he was assigned the crucial Home portfolio, succeeding Rajnath Singh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government returned for a second term.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Amit Shah, a first-time minister in PM Modi’s cabinet, takes charge of Home ministry

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Amit Shah was received at the North Block office of the home ministry by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other senior officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of his cabinet stand for national anthem after taking oath during swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of his cabinet stand for national anthem after taking oath during swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

10 prominent faces in PM Narendra Modi’s new cabinet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:52 PM IST
Most of the heavyweights of the outgoing Union Cabinet are expected to be retained in Narendra Modi’s new government.
BJP senior party leader Rajnath Singh(PTI file photo)
BJP senior party leader Rajnath Singh(PTI file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘BJP will win more seats than in 2014’: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 01:35 PM IST
Senior party leader Rajnath expressed that the BJP will win more seats than 2014 and that a two-thirds majority for the NDA cannot be ruled out, asked the Congress to respond to “neech aadmi” remark.
In a poll season marred by ‘Ali vs Bajrang Bali’ controversy, Rajnath has blended his campaign with temple visits, sandwiched by visits to Muslim clerics and churches.(HT Photo)
In a poll season marred by ‘Ali vs Bajrang Bali’ controversy, Rajnath has blended his campaign with temple visits, sandwiched by visits to Muslim clerics and churches.(HT Photo)

Nothing wrong in praising army during polls: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:08 PM IST
Face-to-face with Rajnath Singh, union home minister
“Babasaheb was not solely concerned about welfare of the Dalits, but about the welfare of all communities,” he added. The union home minister said Ambedkar was acceptable to all communities.(HT Photo)
“Babasaheb was not solely concerned about welfare of the Dalits, but about the welfare of all communities,” he added. The union home minister said Ambedkar was acceptable to all communities.(HT Photo)

Memorial must come up on Ambedkar Mahasabha campus, says Rajnath

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Listing projects executed by the Modi government for the Dalit community, he said, “All places associated with Babasaheb across the country and abroad have been developed by the BJP government.”
Kejriwal had also said if Shah became the Union Home Minister, mob lynching would become commonplace.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Kejriwal had also said if Shah became the Union Home Minister, mob lynching would become commonplace.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Congress, AAP misinterpreted Amit Shah’s remarks: BJP to EC

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 10:00 PM IST
Kejriwal had also said if Shah became the Union Home Minister, mob lynching would become commonplace.
An electoral officer demonstrates the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the review meeting of poll preparedness of the state for the upcoming general elections, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Friday, January 18, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
An electoral officer demonstrates the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the review meeting of poll preparedness of the state for the upcoming general elections, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Friday, January 18, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP fields a swami against Cong’s Shinde from Solapur constituency in Maharashtra

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Ambedkar, who has good following among Dalits in the constituency, may give a tough competition to Shinde, who is planning a comeback.(FILE)
Ambedkar, who has good following among Dalits in the constituency, may give a tough competition to Shinde, who is planning a comeback.(FILE)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prakash Ambedkar to contest from Solapur, trouble for Sushil Kumar Shinde

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Ambedkar, who heads the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), was expected to contest from Akola. “I have decided to contest from Solapur,” he said.
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