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Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India and assumed office in May 2014. He was re-elected in the 17th Lok Sabha from Varanasi and led the Bhartiya Janata Party to a massive victory for a second term during 2019 Lok Sabha elections Before his role as the prime minister, he served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He has been an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the past. Since coming to power, Modi has single-handedly made BJP the most powerful party in the country with power in most of the state. On July 20, he survived a no-confidence motion brought against his government by the TDP with a thumping margin. Narendra Modi is one of the most followed names on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Modi's rise in the BJP has been phenomenal. Ensuring three consecutive election victories for the party in Gujarat, Modi launched himself on to the national stage. Despite stiff opposition from party patriarch LK Advani, Modi was declared the prime ministerial candidate for Lok Sabha elections in 2014. However, his elevation for the top post exposed internal difference in the party. Riding on his wave, the BJP decimated the Congress-led UPA in 2014.

NARENDRA MODI NEWS

To reward honest taxpayers, PM Modi plans new, ‘transparent’ scheme

August 12, 2020 11:16 am

The invitation for the launch of the new scheme was shared by P C Mody, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), on Tuesday with senior tax officers, sources told The Indian Express.

Mamata raises issue of financial dues to Bengal during Covid-19 meeting, urges PM Modi for guidelines on vaccine

August 11, 2020 8:44 pm

During the virtual meeting, the TMC supremo also raised the issue of which COVID-19 vaccine or serum should be used to treat the patients and urged the Centre to issue guidelines on it.

PM Modi inaugurates Chennai-Port Blair submarine optical fibre internet link

August 11, 2020 1:02 am

The project, funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), was started late in 2018, and aimed to connect seven island in the Andaman group, apart from the capital Port Blair, with high speed broadband.

PM Modi reviews flood situation with six CMs, stresses need for Covid precautions in rescue

August 11, 2020 2:22 am

CMs of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala and the Home Minister of Karnataka gave updates on the flood situation, rescue efforts and suggested “short-term and long-term measures” for mitigating the effects of floods, the statement said.

Uddhav urges PM to transfer Centre’s land for Mahul pumping station

August 11, 2020 2:20 am

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that a national-level committee headed by the PM should be set up to tackle natural disasters and for coordination among states.

PM Modi inaugurates 2,312-kilometre undersea optical fibre cable link between Andaman-Chennai

August 10, 2020 1:33 pm

"The bigger the project, the more number of challenges. Am glad that after all the delays, we have completed the work. It is our duty to provide telecom services to the hardworking people of one of the most important regions," Modi said.

Daily briefing: India tops in new Covid count but low in population share; Kerala landslide toll rises to 43

August 10, 2020 8:42 am

From the Centre's ban on import of 101 items to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 1-lakh-crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund to for modern storage facilities in village, read the top stories from print edition today.

ExplainSpeaking: Waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech

August 11, 2020 9:41 am

Given the way PM Modi used his enhanced political mandate to push the BJP’s political agenda, his Independence Day speech might contain signals on how he plans to use his political capital after the Covid-19 pandemic.

PM Modi: For new India, govt’s work must reach everyone

August 10, 2020 1:30 am

He said high-speed broadband internet connectivity — scheduled to be launched Monday — will help the residents to connect with other parts of the country.

Noteban, 'faulty' implementation of GST, lockdown 'destroyed' India's economic structure: Rahul Gandhi

August 09, 2020 7:43 pm

Rahul's attack on the government came as the Congress' youth wing launched a "Rozgar do" campaign with the objective to raise the voice of the youth against alleged unemployment prevailing in the country. 

NARENDRA MODI PHOTOS

Silence of Janata Curfew breaks with sounds of bells, shankhs and beating thalis

March 22, 2020 8:34 pm

On Sunday evening, people across India clapped, rang bells, and blew conch shells in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for thanking those at the forefront of the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus in India: PM Modi says no to Holi, sale of masks shoot up

March 05, 2020 3:06 pm

Of the total 28 COVID-19 cases in India, there are 16 Italian tourists and their driver, three in Kerala (who have recovered), one in Hyderabad, one in Delhi and six of his relatives in Agra.

After Motera event, Trumps visit Taj Mahal

February 24, 2020 7:59 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday arrived at the Ahmedabad International Airport ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the city, where the two leaders will take part in the 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium.

Namaste Trump: Agra, Ahmedabad gear up for US President's visit

February 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Fresh coats of paint, uniformly coloured shop hoardings and newly dug pavements await US President Donald Trump on his scheduled maiden visit to the Taj Mahal on February 24. In pic: Fountains being cleaned at Taj Mahal ahead of Trump’s visit.

PM Modi makes surprise visit at Hunar Haat for litti-chokha, kulhad chai

February 20, 2020 8:07 am

After chairing the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to “Hunar Haat” in Delhi’s Rajpath, where he interacted with artisans and relished “litti-chokha” and “kulhad” tea.

Ahead of Donald Trump's visit, Ahmedabad gets a makeover

February 13, 2020 5:48 pm

From Gujarat, the Trumps will travel to New Delhi, where the two sides will hold bilateral talks.

Mahatma Gandhi death anniversary: PM Modi, President Kovind pay homage to Father of the Nation at Rajghat

January 30, 2020 2:23 pm

PM Modi said the Father of the Nation would continue to inspire people to build a strong, capable and prosperous country.

Behind the scenes photos of the Republic Day parade rehearsals

January 23, 2020 7:39 am

During the Republic Day parade, the IAF will showcase its might and glory, with its tableau depicting scaled-down models of five systems recently added to its inventory—Rafale aircraft, Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), surface-to-air guided weapon Aakash missile and Astra missiles.

From Belur Math to Kolkata Port Trust, how PM Modi spent his second day in the city

January 12, 2020 5:28 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his second day in Kolkata, paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at the Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission.

Banners, placards, black flags: Day 1 of PM Modi in Kolkata

January 11, 2020 11:24 pm

Modi on his arrival was greeted at the NSC Bose International Airport by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, city Mayor and state Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and other senior BJP leaders.

NARENDRA MODI VIDEOS

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the chief guest of this year's Republic Day celebrations, recalls the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

Want to give Modi a hug when he abuses me: Rahul

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

"When PM Modi abuses me, I feel like giving him a hug," says Rahul Gandhi speaking at The Odisha Dialogue.

Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu: Calls the Opposition Parties 'Confused Lot'

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

While interacting with booth level workers in Tamil Nadu, PM Narendra Modi attacked the Opposition, calling them a confused lot as they make opportunist alliances with parties.

Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

For at least the last two elections, in Chhattisgarh it was a tight race between Congress and BJP. What changed this time around? Dipankar Ghose decodes the result.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.

What Rahul did right: It was not the promise of better governance

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is rightly being credited for the grand old party's victory in three crucial states in the Hindi heartland. But what did he do right? It was not the promise of better governance. Manoj CG explains what really worked.

BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Express Eye for Detail 16: What went wrong in Bulandshahr, Christian Michel’s role in AgustaWestland scam and more

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

This week we look at how UP got to a place where mob violence that spiralled out of control got a police officer killed, why the extradition of Christian Michel is a political hot potato & how a WhatsApp video ruined a woman’s life in Kerela.