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.

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Fifth Column: Rafale was reckless campaign, Congress has to focus on chinks in Modi's armour

Nehru’s economic policies may have taken us down the wrong road but it says something for him that not even ‘rightist’ Mr Modi has been able to step away from the socialist road. What he has stepped away from is Nehru’s political legacy, which was his deep commitment to the fundamental principles of democracy.

At all-party meeting, Speaker Om Birla calls for smooth winter session

3-hr special joint session on Nov 26 to mark Constitution Day

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All is well, weddings not called off, trains are packed: Railways MoS on economy

Union Minister Suresh Angadi was speaking in Uttar Pradesh, where he was inspecting the Tundla-Khurja section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC).

'Everything is going as per plan': Putin on delivery of S-400 missiles to India

India announced its intention to acquire S-400 'Triumf' surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The contract worth USD 5.43 billion was signed during the visit of President Putin to India last year.

As Modi govt’s anti-Muslim agenda ramps up, Sheikh Hasina won't be able to contain anti-India voices

Modi government’s policies in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast will have repercussions in the neighbourhood. In Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina could find it hard to contain anti-India voices.

Express daily briefing: S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture; Review pending, scope widened in Sabarimala verdict; and more

From the Shiv Sena attending the first joint meeting with the Congress and the NCP to evolve a common minimum programme (CMP) to Supreme Court ruling on the Sabarimala case, here are top news on Friday morning.

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BRICS Summit: What it means for India in the global order

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia, his sixth since he assumed office in 2014, it will be the beginning of what New Delhi sees as the “second cycle” of BRICS.

Modi, Xi meet at BRICS, third informal summit in China next year: ‘New direction, new energy’

The two leaders agreed that the new ‘high-level mechanism on trade and economy’, decided at the Mahabalipuram summit, should meet at an early date. This was one of the key outcomes of the second informal summit last month.

Brazilian President accepts invitation as 2020 Republic Day chief guest

This is the third time a Brazilian President is chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations after Fernando Henrique Cardoso in 1996 and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2004.

BRICS leaders call for 'urgent' need to reform and strengthen United Nations

The BRICS leaders said they are committed to "helping overcome the significant challenges currently facing multilateralism, as well as upholding the central role of the UN in international affairs and respecting international law". 

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March of Unity: CISF, BSF take part in 'Ekta Diwas Parade'

Born on October 31, 1875, at Nadiad in Gujarat, Sardar Patel was India’s first Home Minister who is credited for the merger of over 560 states into the Union of India.

Modi-Xi summit concludes after one-on-one, delegation level talks

PM Modi and Xi Jinping discussed wide-ranging issues at the delegation-level talks in Mamallapuram on Saturday.

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'Welcome to India': Xi Jinping arrives in Chennai, meets PM Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Chennai Friday for a two-day informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, some 50 km away from the city.

Dussehra 2019: PM Modi attends Vijayadashami celebrations at Delhi's Dwarka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the Dussehra celebrations at DDA Ground in Dwarka, New Delhi. He encouraged women empowerment and celebrating ‘Nari shakti’ on the occasion of Diwali.

India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti: PM Modi, President Kovind pay tribute to the Mahatma

School, colleges and institutes across the country will organise special events today and through the week to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of The Mahatma.

IE100: The list of most powerful Indians in 2019

IE100 List: The BJP’s return to power with 303 seats not only refreshed and reinforced it, it has begun to reshape equations across institutions — in the government and outside it as well. The Indian Express power list 2019 tells that story.

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'Howdy Modi': India never had a better friend in White House, says Trump

This is the third time that Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in the US after similar events at Madison Square Garden in 2014 and San Jose in 2015.

Narendra Modi's 69th birthday: All the times his traditional attire created a buzz

While Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, who celebrates his 69th birthday today, often sports classy bandhgalas and kurta pyjamas, he has made it a part of his tours in the country and outside to sport regional attire, colourful tunics, vests and ceremonial turbans. Here's a look at some of the recent attire that created a buzz.

PM Modi's gifts to be auctioned online, proceeds to go to Namami Gange

The e-auction will be held on an online portal designed by the National Informatics Centre. The auction will be open to all and will be held from September 14 to October 3.

Vladimir Putin takes Narendra Modi, other leaders to judo tournament

A six-member Indian team is participating in the international judo championship named after Jigoro Kano, a Japanese educator and athlete who founded judo.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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