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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

Republic Day 2020: Rajpath comes alive with march pasts, colourful tableaux

January 26, 2020 1:46 pm

Republic Day 2020: The ceremony commenced with PM Modi paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the newly-built National War Memorial for the first time instead of the Amar Jawan Jyoti beneath the India Gate arch.

After Trump, feeler by Nepal to mediate between India, Pak; says revive SAARC

January 26, 2020 11:27 am

This is the first time that Nepal has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan, as the SAARC summit — due to be held in Pakistan — has been postponed since 2016

Israel PM Netanyahu greets Modi for Republic Day

January 26, 2020 2:22 am

The PMO in a statement said that Netanyahu telephoned Modi to greet him for Republic Day and the two leaders “agreed to remain in touch, including in the context of the forthcoming initiatives and developments regarding the region”.

Cong wants people to read history of Nehru, Gandhi family, says Rupani

January 26, 2020 12:47 am

The CM said that by conducting surgical strike and cross-border air-strike in response to terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama, India has given Pakistan “Int ka jawab patthar se (strong retaliation)” and had thereby joined the league of countries like the US and Israel.

Celebrate the Constitution in these troubled times

January 26, 2020 10:19 am

The world has started to see India as a country in which aggressive nationalism and religious intolerance have become a serious threat to democracy. So much so that in Davos last week, Imran Khan got away with telling an important international news channel that India was in the grip of an ideology called ‘Hindu-vata’ that was inspired by the Nazis.

Republic Day 2020 Parade LIVE Updates: Colourful tableaux, daredevilry, military might on display

January 26, 2020 12:58 pm

India Republic Day 2020 Parade, Flag Hosting Live Streaming Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to martyrs by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the three service chiefs and Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat.

India, Brazil open 'new chapter' in ties, sign 15 pacts

January 25, 2020 5:22 pm

The Brazilian president is in India primarily to grace the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday as chief guest and explore ways to boost trade ties with India at a time when both the large economies are hit by slowdowns.

Nagpur: High Court relief to cop accused targeting Modi, BJP on Facebook

January 25, 2020 3:56 am

The bench comprising Justices Sunil Shukre and M J Jamadar Thursday said the accused, Suresh Ghusar, currently Police Station Officer at Manmad in Nashik, had committed no offence and hence FIR against him be quashed.

PM Modi: Taking mantra of unity, nation will move forward

January 25, 2020 3:35 am

Talking to the participants of the Republic Day Parade in Delhi, he said, “We do not favour uniformity, but unity. Unity in diversity. We try to keep alive the source of unity, make it stronger.

Kathmandu invites Modi and Imran to Sagarmatha dialogue

January 25, 2020 7:24 am

The theme for the first edition of the Sagarmatha Sambaad, scheduled from April 2-4, is ‘Climate Change, Mountains and the Future of Humanity’, Nepal Foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali told a group of visiting Indian reporters.

NARENDRA MODI PHOTOS

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.

Greta Thunberg, Boris Johnson, Carrie Lam, K Sivan: Global newsmakers of 2019

January 01, 2020 11:30 am

From Sanna Marin who took oath in December as Finland's Prime Minister to Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg being named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, 2019 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs

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

October 31, 2019 3:58 pm

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

October 14, 2019 7:31 am

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

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

October 11, 2019 7:49 pm

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

October 09, 2019 6:57 am

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

October 03, 2019 7:12 am

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

October 02, 2019 9:05 am

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.

NARENDRA MODI VIDEOS

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

January 25, 2019 7:25 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

January 25, 2019 6:10 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'

January 14, 2019 4:40 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

December 12, 2018 7:06 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

December 13, 2018 2:51 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

December 12, 2018 2:22 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

December 13, 2018 3:06 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

December 10, 2018 8:21 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

December 10, 2018 7:36 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

December 08, 2018 1:07 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.