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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.


Covid-19: PM Modi takes stock of medical oxygen supply in country, calls for increase in production

April 16, 2021 10:00 pm

With Covid-19 cases hitting a new peak, the demand for medical oxygen has increased as it is a critical component in the treatment of Covid-affected patients.

States invokes last year's PMGKAY scheme: Give free ration to the poor, government urged

April 16, 2021 9:28 am

At least 3 states, several Oppn leaders write to ministry; govt said to have ‘liberal thinking’ on issue

PM Modi interacts with Governors on Covid

April 15, 2021 3:28 am

Modi emphasised the significance of increasing tracking, tracing and testing, and said that RTPCR testing needs to be increased from 60% to 70%.

PM negligent, callous in tackling COVID-19, must follow 'raj dharma': Congress

April 14, 2021 4:56 pm

India reported a maximum of around 1.85 lakh cases and 1,027 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday and now has the second highest number of infections after the United States.

Election Commission biased against Mamata Banerjee: Shiv Sena

April 14, 2021 11:54 am

The stature of a constitutional body like the Election Commission (EC) should not be demeaned for political benefits, an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report

April 14, 2021 10:31 am

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle.

Gujarat confidential: In action mode

April 14, 2021 3:17 am

NAMO is an acronym popularly used for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Paatil also inaugurated a covid isolation centre for Jain community members at Adajan area in Surat city on the day.

Gave vaccine to 80 countries, will continue: PM Modi

April 14, 2021 7:23 am

The Prime Minister’s remarks came after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar defended India’s decision to supply Covid vaccines to other countries and said there is a need to ensure equitable access to it across the world.

The outsider vs insider debate in Indian politics

April 13, 2021 7:13 pm

In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has projected its leader Mamata Banerjee as the daughter of Bengal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the contrary, is overriding such localism and emphasising the equality of all Indians, thereby projecting a pan-Indian nationalism.

TMC, Congress, Left depend on outsiders: Amit Shah hits back at Mamata

April 13, 2021 5:18 pm

Banerjee has been almost daily accusing the BJP leadership of being outsiders in West Bengal and bringing in goons from other states for the ongoing assembly elections in the state.


'Modi'fied masks on display at BJP's Bengal rally

April 13, 2021 10:56 am

Narendra Modi during BJP rally took shots at Mamata Banerjee for her provocative remarks and highlighted how BJP supporters have been attacked.

PM Modi virtually inaugurates 'Maitri bridge' between India, Bangladesh in Tripura

March 09, 2021 9:22 pm

The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) was assigned the project and the bridge came up at a cost of Rs 133 crores.

With Brigade Rally, PM Modi sets BJP tone for West Bengal Assembly polls

March 07, 2021 8:05 pm

PM Modi Sunday addressed a 'Brigade Cholo Rally' at Brigade Parade Ground, Kolkata, his first rally after poll notification for West Bengal was issued.

PM Modi visits Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, pays tributes to Guru Tegh Bahadur

December 20, 2020 11:04 am

"This morning, I prayed at the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, where the pious body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was cremated. I felt extremely blessed. I, like millions around the world, am deeply inspired by the kindnesses of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji," PM Modi tweeted after the visit.

Dev Deepawali event, prayers at Kashi temple: Here's how PM's Varanasi visit unfolded

November 30, 2020 10:26 pm

PM Modi reiterated his call of 'Vocal for Local', saying the manner in which people celebrated Diwali this time, using local products, was inspiring.

Diwali: PM Modi takes a tank ride, distributes sweets among soldiers during visit to Rajasthan's Longewala post

November 14, 2020 4:33 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been celebrating Diwali with soldiers since assuming office in 2014.

In hometown Gujarat, here is how PM Modi spent his day

October 31, 2020 2:15 pm

Sardar Patel's birth anniversary is being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) since 2014.

Manali to Spiti in 15 mins: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Atal Tunnel at Rohtang

October 03, 2020 1:34 pm

On a daily basis, the tunnel has the capacity to handle approximately 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks with a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.

Covid-19 to Ladakh standoff: What PM Modi said on India's Independence Day 2020

August 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Saturday, on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day. In his nearly 90 minute address, PM Modi spoke on the coronavirus pandemic, making India self-reliant and warned those against challenging India's sovereignty.

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.


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.