Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India and assumed office in May 2014. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 when he moved to Delhi. He has been an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the past. Modi led the Bhartiya Janata Party to a massive victory for the first time in Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Modi was born in a lower income family of Vadnagar,

Gujarat and left his family at an early age to work with RSS and later he joined politics. 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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PM Narendra Modi biopic: Omung Kumar does location recce in Gujarat

Filmmaker Omung Kumar is gearing up for his next directorial titled PM Narendra Modi. The director recently visited PM Modi's home state Gujarat to scout locations for the shoot of his upcoming biopic.

BJP fully committed to fulfilling youngsters' aspirations: PM Modi

BJYM chief Poonam Mahajan launched a campaign of 17 different programmes aimed at connecting with young voters with the slogan 'Laksh hamara,  Modi dobara" (Our aim, Modi again).

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Anna Hazare ‘threatens’ fast, says PM taking country towards dictatorship

Anna Hazare alleged that the Narendra Modi government was ignoring the decision of constitutional bodies and trying to take the country towards dictatorship.

BJP announces dates for five public meetings; says PM Modi, Amit Shah likely to attend

The party is planning to hold the first meeting on January 20, a day after the Trinamool Congress’s Brigade Rally.

PM-led committee meets Jan 24 to select new Director of CBI

The decision to call a meeting of the committee on January 24 follows Kharge’s letter to the Prime Minister, urging the convening of a meeting at the earliest “so the public can draw its own conclusions in this matter”.

Anil Kapoor on meeting PM Narendra Modi: I stand humbled and inspired

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor took to Twitter to share his picture with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kapoor shared that he had an inspiring conversation with the PM.

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PM Modi-led selection panel likely to meet on Jan 24 to appoint new CBI chief

On Tuesday, Kharge wrote to the PM, calling the appointment of Rao as interim Director of the agency “illegal” and also asked for the immediate convening of the selection committee to appoint a new CBI chief without further delay.

Sabarimala: CPI(M) hits back at Modi's comments, says PM speaking like RSS 'pracharak'

On a visit to Kerala Tuesday, Modi tore into the CPI(M)-led LDF government over the Sabarimala issue, saying this will go down as "one of the most shameful behaviour" by any party and government in the country.

Philip Kotler hails PM Modi, says controversy surrounding award 'regrettable'

In an interview given to The Marketing Journal, he stated that the underlying concept of the award is to honour a major public leader who has given a new life to democracy and economic growth in a nation.

Govt manufacturing data, producing films, creating awards to hide its failures: Ahmed Patel

His remarks come a day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for receiving the Philip Kotler Presidential award.

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A look at Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-road link

The inauguration of Bogibeel bridge coincides with the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under whose government the work for the bridge had started in 2002

Nirav Modi, Priya Varrier, Indu Malhotra, Navjot Singh Sidhu: Newsmakers of 2018

From Urjit Patel's resignation to the demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 2018 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs

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PM Narendra Modi's political life -- in photos

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 68. Born on September 17, 1950 in Vadnagar (Gujarat), PM Modi has been widely credited with being at the helm of the largest non-Congress government at the Centre since Independence

How PM Modi's look and speech changed with every Independence Day since 2014

For the past five years, on the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has showcased different looks while addressing the nation from Red Fort. The content of his speeches has also changed dramatically over the years.

Nikki Haley visits Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

The US envoy Nikki Haley on Thursday morning visited Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Central Baptist Church in Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the fitness challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted his fitness video on Twitter which shows him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga exercises.

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Karnataka Election Results 2018: Congress offers support to JD(S) to form government

Even though most exit polls predicted a hung assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Karnataka with a simple majority, handing out a severe drubbing to the ruling Congress and relegating the Janata Dal (Secular) to the third spot.

Karnataka elections 2018: High-voltage poll campaigning ends, voting on May 12

The high-pitched election campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls concluded at 5 pm on May 10 as political parties held multiple rallies in their last attempt to woo voters.

MS Dhoni honoured with Padma Bhushan Award by President Ram Nath Kovind, see pics

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday.

'I have huge respect for India'; German President gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, accompanied by his wife Elke Budenbender, arrived Thursday on his first visit to India as German president. On Friday, he was accorded a ceremonial reception by his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind as well as PM Modi.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

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