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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.


In Hyderabad, PM takes potshots at KCR, says time to end dynasty politics

May 26, 2022 4:10 pm

PM Narendra Modi: “The BJP is waging one more battle and that is the battle for the people of Telangana, their self-respect and their identity. As I came out of the airport just now, I have sensed that there is a change in the air."

In Narmada, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel calls PM Modi ‘beacon’ for tribals

May 26, 2022 2:34 pm

Speaking at the inauguration of Vaans Kaushalya Vardhan Kendra in Dediapada of Narmada district, Patel emphasised the development works undertaken by the state government in tribal areas.

Chennai: Traffic diversions ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit, check which routes to avoid today

May 26, 2022 8:20 am

In a press release, the Chennai traffic police said that there will be traffic restrictions on major roads in Chennai, including EVR Road, Madras Medical College junction, Anna Salai, Sardar Patel Road and GST Road.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 1,152 houses constructed under 'Light House Project -- Chennai'

May 26, 2022 10:16 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stones of 11 projects worth more than Rs 31,400 crore at JLN Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Thursday.

Modi, Shah to attend conclave in Gandhinagar on May 28

May 26, 2022 4:31 am

PM Modi will be first travelling to Jasdan to attend a public event and will also visit a hospital. Thereafter he will address the conclave at Gandhinagar. On May 28, Shah will visit Dwarka and Jamnagar and thereafter reach Gandhinagar.

Telangana: Security tightened before PM Modi’s visit to Hyderabad institute

May 25, 2022 9:35 pm

In the run up to Modi’s visit, the Telangana police banned flying remote-controlled drones within a 5 km radius of the ISB in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, and also the Gachibowli stadium, from noon on May 25 to 6 pm on May 26.

Daily Briefing: Quad signs off on Indo-Pacific maritime pact; Delhi court reserves order in Qutub Minar dispute case

May 25, 2022 7:29 am

From reports on the fourth Quad summit to an interview with Gujarat leader Hardik Patel, here are the top reads in today’s edition.

Biden to Modi: Thank you for your commitment to make democracies deliver

May 25, 2022 7:44 am

“There’s so much that our countries can and will do together, and I am committed to making the US-India partnership among the closest we have on Earth,” Biden said as the bilateral began.

Quad signs off on Indo-Pacific: Split on Russia, unity on China

May 25, 2022 7:47 am

Significantly, while Washington and Tokyo were vocal in their criticism of Moscow — both US President Joe Biden and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida named Russia in their public statements — India and Australia did not do so in their opening statements at the summit.

Delhi Confidential: Manik Saha makes first visit to Delhi after becoming Tripura CM 

May 25, 2022 6:45 am

Manik Saha's visit comes at a time when uncertainty persists over whether the central leadership of the BJP will appoint a new state president, a post which he currently holds.


PM Modi visits Nepal; says India-Nepal ties unshakeable like Himalayas

May 16, 2022 11:08 pm

Modi paid a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

PM Modi, German Chancellor Scholz calls for peace in Ukraine

May 02, 2022 9:53 pm

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said through its attack on Ukraine, Russia has violated fundamental principles of international law.

After six-year gap, judges and chief ministers meet to iron out issues in judiciary

April 30, 2022 3:07 pm

After a gap of six years, a joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts was held today in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India N V Ramana.

'Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya': A peek into a museum dedicated to Indian PMs

April 14, 2022 9:18 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday inaugurated the 'Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya' (prime ministers' museum), which is a tribute to all the prime ministers India had since its Independence.

Ambedkar Jayanti: People across nation, party lines pay homage to Babasaheb

April 14, 2022 9:54 pm

Leaders like Narendra Modi, JP Nadda, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Nitish Kumar and many more celebrate the 131st birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb BR Ambedkar.

PM Narendra Modi kicks off BJP foundation day celebrations with address to party workers

April 06, 2022 12:09 pm

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kohima, BJP has been strengthening the resolve of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’, Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi said while addressing the party’s workers, MPs and MLAs on the occasion of its 42nd foundation day on Wednesday.

IE 100 2022: List of most powerful Indians

April 21, 2022 10:24 am

As the PM now for eight years, Modi remains disruptor-in-chief with a regularity that expands his presence and crimps his critics. Yogi Adityanath towers over the horizon, having entered the top five Sangh Parivar club. He ranks just after Mukesh Ambani.

With Assembly polls battle over, celebrations, stock-taking in political parties

March 13, 2022 9:05 pm

Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann, along with AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, held a victory roadshow in Amritsar on Sunday to mark their spectacular win in Punjab elections.

PM Modi inaugurates Pune metro rail project

March 06, 2022 2:52 pm

PM Modi also unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in Pune on Sunday


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remembers Gandhi & Mandela

June 22, 2020 6:04 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

June 22, 2020 6:04 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'

June 22, 2020 6:05 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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.