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 to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Unprecedented edge as India gets younger, says Sushma Swaraj

At the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj struck a chord with the audience when she said that embassies have been proactive on digital media, providing consular help and guidance.

View from city’s margins

Among urban poor, demonetisation has taken an untold toll. Government schemes are a mixed blessing

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Ahead of PM's J&K visit, trade chamber chief questions Modi's state initiatives

The one nation-one tax has not seen the light of the day in Jammu and Kashmir, he said, adding that if it is not so then what is this collection of Rs 800-900 crore in the name of State Toll Tax at Lakhanpur in Kathua district bordering Punjab.

Narendra Modi's 'Jab We Met' tweet to Kartik Aaryan's 'Backfie with PM' post is winning hearts

Responding to Aaryan's tweet, Modi tweeted, "Not losers but Rockstars! No selfie Jab We Met but there will always be another occasion." Many were left amused after reading Modi's response that tactfully placed movies directed by Ali -- Jab We Met and Rockstar -- in one tweet.

Mahagatbandhan easier at macro level than on ground; here’s why

Political observers are justifiably cynical, because once again the uniting common minimum programme is a menacing rival who they find as a threat to Indian democracy and constitution. 

President Kovind, PM Modi condole death of Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami

Karnataka, which is home to the maximum number of followers in the country, declared a three-day mourning in the state. Swami's body will be cremated on January, 22 at 4.30 pm, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy stated.

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Except for UP and Karnataka, 2019 polls arithmetic very similar to 2014: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley also took a dig at the recently-held opposition's rally organised by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.

Ram Madhav: After polls, BJP will form govt in J&K ‘with friends’

Ram Madhav said that even in the 2014 elections, the BJP had “gone alone”, and had later entered into an alliance with Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference.

Centre notifies 10% EWS quota for government jobs

While the state governments in BJP-ruled states have been approving the implementation of the EWS quota in their government jobs, the DMK has moved Madras HC, challenging the constitutional validity of the provision.

Opposition’s alliance is of corruption, negativity: PM Modi

“The difference between them and us is clear — at one side its money power, but we have people’s power... At one side are those who are trying to save their families or making them bigger. We are into making this country,” the Prime Minister said.

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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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