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Amit Shah hails IAF on 2nd anniversary of Balakot air strikes
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Amit Shah hails IAF on 2nd anniversary of Balakot air strikes

On the second anniversary of Balakot air strikes, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Indian Air Force (IAF) had again made clear the policies of New India against terrorism by responding to the Pulwama terror attack. "On this day in 2019, the Indian Air Force had again made clear the policies of New India against terrorism by responding to the Pulwama terror attack," the Home Minister tweeted. Shah also paid homage to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and said the country and its soldiers are safe under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I remember the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and salute to the courage of IAF for air strikes. The country and its soldiers are safe under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he tweeted (roughly translated from H...
Amit Shah slams Congress, says its presence seen only during polls
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Amit Shah slams Congress, says its presence seen only during polls

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday slammed the Congress party and said the presence of the party in Assam is only felt during elections. "Congress has a system, they are seen only when elections approach. In other times they roam around the lanes in Delhi, but when elections come they are seen in Assam," Shah said while addressing a rally in Nagaon district. The Home Minister during his trip also recalled that Congress had fired bullets on the youth of the state during Assam Movement and now they are contesting under different names to cut into Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) share of votes. "To make Congress win, agitators are contesting under different names to cut into BJP's votes. Their aim is to make Congress win. Everyone knows that they cannot form a government, but i...
Assam now known for development, education, tourism: Amit Shah
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Assam now known for development, education, tourism: Amit Shah

Highlighting the transformation of Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the state was earlier known for agitations, weapons, and violence, now it is known for development, industrial investment, education, and tourism. "Assam that was known for agitations, weapons, and violence is now known for development, industrial investment, education, and tourism," Shah said during a rally in Nagaon district. The Home Minister further stated that it is the first step in a new era of development started by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pitching for making Assam flood-free, infiltrator-free and violence-free, Shah said, "We have to make the entire northeast the biggest GDP co...
Amit Shah motivates youth to read about Netaji
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Amit Shah motivates youth to read about Netaji

A committee has been constituted under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which will bring a big change in the country, said Union Minister Amit Shah here on Friday. Home Minister today attended 'Shauryanjali Programme' which is a tribute to icons of Bengal at National Library here and motivated youth to read about the life of Netaji. "I want to say to the youth of the country that you should read about the life of Subhas Chandra Bose. His life journey will teach you a lot. A committee has been constituted under the Prime Minister to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji," Shah said at the event. "PM Modi's decision to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose will bring a big change in the country," h...
Amit Shah offers prayers at Bharat Sevashram Sangha during West Bengal visit
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Amit Shah offers prayers at Bharat Sevashram Sangha during West Bengal visit

Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is in West Bengal to flag off the fifth phase of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Poriborton Yatra, offered prayers at Bharat Sevashram Sangha at Rash Behari Avenue on Thursday. "The most revered Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, through his divine power and unique devotion, has combined religion and spirituality with man. Not only did he preach devotion, but he also taught us to stay away from the attitude of caste and creed. On his birth anniversary, I would like to pay my respects to him," the Home Minister tweeted in Bangla after the visit. Shah who reached West Bengal today will flag-off BJP's Poribortan Yatra and hold a roadshow from Kali Mandir to SBI, Kakdwip branch and South 24 Parganas. He is also scheduled to visit Aurobindo Bhawan in the evening...
Amit Shah said BJP has plans to form governments in Nepal, Sri Lanka: Tripura CM
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Amit Shah said BJP has plans to form governments in Nepal, Sri Lanka: Tripura CM

Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has plans to expand their party in neighbouring countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Tripura CM while addressing the party workers in Agartala recalled a meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was then BJP national president, during his visit to the state and said, "When the home minister was our party chief, while discussion we said that BJP had come to power in several states." "In response, the minister (then BJP chief) said that Nepal and Sri Lanka are still left. He said that we have to expand the party to Sri Lanka and Nepal. We have to win there too," Deb added. Biplab Kumar Deb was addressing the party workers at an event in the state capital of Tripura....
Amit Shah-led high level committee approves Rs 3,113 crore for 5 states as disaster relief
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Amit Shah-led high level committee approves Rs 3,113 crore for 5 states as disaster relief

A high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday approved around Rs 3,113 crore to five states that faced natural disasters and pest attacks in 2020. The states and union territory that will get the additional central assistance from the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh, a home ministry statement said. The committee, under the chairmanship of the home minister, has approved the additional central assistance to the five states and UT, which were affected by floods, cyclones (Nivar and Burevi) and pest attack during 2020. Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 280.78 crore and Bihar Rs 1,255.27 crore for floods during the South-West monsoon. Tamil Nadu will get Rs 63.14 crore for cyclone 'Niv...
BJP’s Poriborton Yatra not about changing CM but to build Sonar Bangla, says Amit Shah
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BJP’s Poriborton Yatra not about changing CM but to build Sonar Bangla, says Amit Shah

Ahead of Assembly polls in West Bengal, Union Home Minster Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off the fourth Poriborton Yatra from Cooch Behar and said that this initiative is not about changing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but to build 'Sonar Bangla'. Addressing a public rally here in Cooch Behar, the Union Home Minister said, "We have started the 4th Poriborton Yatra today from Cooch Behar. TMC says that Bengal is running alright, why do we need Poriborton Yatra? This is not to change a minister or a minor change, this Yatra is to change the situation in Bengal." "This 'Poriborton Yatra' is to free the state from infiltration, unemployment, bomb blasts, and bring a change in the state of farmers in the state. This 'Poriborton Yatra' is a journey towards building Sonar Bangla," he adde...
Central, State agencies monitoring Uttarakhand glacier burst aftermath: Amit Shah
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Central, State agencies monitoring Uttarakhand glacier burst aftermath: Amit Shah

Respective agencies of the Centre and State are monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district where a glacier burst resulted in a massive avalanche and flashflood, Union Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. "All agencies of the Centre and State are monitoring the situation. A total of 450 jawans of ITBP, five teams of NDRF, eight teams of Indian Army, a Navy team and five helicopters of the Indian Air Force are engaged in search and rescue operation," he said. While speaking in the Rajya Sabha, the Home Minister further informed the first instalment of the State Disaster Risk Management Fund of Rs 468 crore, allocated to Uttarakhand for the Financial Year 2020-21, has been sanctioned to the state. "In the Financial Year 2020-21, Rs 1,041 crore has be...
Amit Shah to apprise RS about rescue operations in Uttarakhand
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Amit Shah to apprise RS about rescue operations in Uttarakhand

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday apprise the Rajya Sabha about the ongoing rescue operations in Uttarakhand in the wake of glacier burst. The Minister is scheduled to make a statement in Rajya Sabha at 11:30 am over the avalanche in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, government officials said. During 'Zero Hour' on the Uttarakhand glacier burst, Rajya Sabah Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that he will ask the Home Minister to apprise the House of the situation. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs is monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand and Shah on Sunday spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat over the Chamoli flood situation and assured all possible help to the state. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday conducted an ae...
Sanjay Raut responds to Amit Shah’s accusation, says ‘closed room’ benefited BJP as well
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Sanjay Raut responds to Amit Shah’s accusation, says ‘closed room’ benefited BJP as well

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday responded to Union Minister Amit Shah's attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray about promises made in a 'closed room', saying that the same closed room has benefited the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well. "In the same 'closed room' that Amit Shah is talking about, Balasaheb Ji gave his blessings to the BJP and many senior leaders for Hindutva... PM Modi and Amit Shah have benefitted. Everyone knows this," Raut told ANI. "Why should we (Shiv Sena) lie about anything? For power? Shiv Sena was not born for power," he said, adding that for them, it was a temple, not a 'closed room'. This comes a day after Amit Shah's address in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district, where he had said, "Some people...
Centre will extend all possible help to  Uttarakhand govt to tackle flood situation, says Amit Shah
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Centre will extend all possible help to Uttarakhand govt to tackle flood situation, says Amit Shah

Amid the flood situation in Chamoli, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday assured the people of Uttarakhand that the Central government will extend all possible help to the state government to deal with the natural disaster. Shah informed that Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai is currently in the Home Minister's disaster management control room and taking stock of the situation. "The central government will give every possible help to the state government to help deal with the flood situation," Shah told ANI. "I would like to assure the people of Uttrakhand that the Narendra Modi government will stand with them and will give every possible help. MoS Nityananda Rai ji is currently in the MHA disaster management control room managing the situation. I will reach the...
Union Budget farmer friendly, PM Modi devoted to their welfare: Amit Shah
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Union Budget farmer friendly, PM Modi devoted to their welfare: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hailed Union Budget 20-21 as agriculture sector friendly and lauded Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for his devotion towards the welfare of farmers. "PM has been working for the welfare of farmers from day one. Numerous efforts were made to double the farmers' income, taking this link forward...Ensuring Minimum Support Price at one and a half times the cost shows the commitment of the Modi government," Shah said in a tweet. He also talked about the allocation of fund in the budget for providing loans easily to the farmers. "The Modi government has set aside a fund of Rs 16.5 lakh crore in this year's budget to provide loans easily to farmers of the country. The micro-irrigation fund has also been doubled which will boost the agriculture sector. ...
Amit Shah to embark on 2-day visit to West Bengal
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Amit Shah to embark on 2-day visit to West Bengal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will embark on a two-day visit to West Bengal from January 30 to 31. The Home Minister has visited the poll-bound state several times in many months. Shah will start his state tour from Mayapur Chandrodaya Temple of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and later he will address the Matua community at a public rally at the Thakurbari ground in Parganas district, as per Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officials. Thakurnagar is considered as a stronghold of the Matua community. Earlier in November 2020, Shah had lunch with the community family at the North 24 Parganas area. This community is considered to be a big vote bank in West Bengal as it carries an impact of over two dozen assembly seats. The community originates from erstwhile East P...
Amit Shah to launch ‘Ayushman CAPF’ healthcare scheme today
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Amit Shah to launch ‘Ayushman CAPF’ healthcare scheme today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Saturday launch the "Ayushman CAPF" healthcare scheme for the central paramilitary force personnel in Guwahati, Assam. The scheme, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Health Authority (NHA), aims to provide cashless and paperless medical treatment at empanelled hospitals and will ensure access to health services across the country to central armed police forces (CAPF) personnel. A dedicated website has been prepared to facilitate jawans of CAPFs and their families. "A joint initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Health Authority, which will provide cashless healthcare services to the serving CAPF personnel from all seven forces, viz. Assam Rifles, BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, NSG and SSB, and their ...