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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

PM appreciates Omar Abdullah's call for social distancing following his uncle's death

March 30, 2020 1:30 pm

The prime minister offered his condolences and said, "In this hour of grief, your call to avoid any large gathering is appreciable and will strengthen India's fight against COVID-19."

'Happy yoga practicing': Amid lockdown PM Modi shares his fitness routine

March 30, 2020 10:29 am

Stressing on the importance of yoga, the prime minister wrote, "I am neither a fitness expert nor a medical expert. Practising Yoga has been an integral part of my life for many years and I have found it beneficial."

Modi says forgive me for difficulties, but stresses India has to win this ‘war’

March 30, 2020 2:59 am

Speaking at his Mann ki Baat show, the PM said he had no choice but to take tough measures. “I had to take certain decisions which have put you in a lot of difficulty.

Essential protection

March 29, 2020 11:34 pm

There is urgent need to ensure that those keeping supply chains of essential items running are protected against COVID-19.

PM interacts with over 200 people daily to get first-hand updates on coronavirus

March 29, 2020 6:15 pm

Modi also reaches out to doctors, nurses, health workers and sanitation staff in various parts of the country over the phone "to encourage them and pay gratitude to their yeomen service to the nation and society", a statement issued by the PMO said.

Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi: Complete economic shutdown may disastrously amplify death toll

March 29, 2020 9:36 pm

Suspecting that the government will further extend the 21-day lockdown, Rahul Gandhi said it is time to immediately strengthen the social safety net and use every public resource to support the working poor and prevent them from migrating.

PM Modi on 'Mann ki Baat': Apologise for harsh steps, but they were needed

March 29, 2020 6:35 pm

“We should be more sensitive towards the poor. Our humanity lies in the fact that we should feed the poor first in this time of difficulty. India can do this. This is our culture," he said.

How to donate money to PM CARES fund

March 29, 2020 12:46 pm

Here is how citizens and organisations can donate to PM CARES Fund.

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, S Jaishankar call Mamata Banerjee; assure her of Centre’s assistance

March 29, 2020 6:31 am

The PM also appreciated the steps taken by the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, sources said. A source in the administration said Banerjee had also sought the Centre’s help to fight coronavirus in the state.

PM Modi announces relief fund to fight COVID-19, urges people to contribute

March 29, 2020 2:47 am

PM Modi appealed to the citizens, "Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they occur in the times ahead."

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

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.