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2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre. Soon after taking over as PM, Modi made the first political move by inviting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in ceremony. He bowed at the Parliament gate and played the drum in Japan, walked alongside US President Barack Obama at the White House. Here we chronicle Modi's first year in office.

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Washington: President Barack Obama escorts Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. (Source: PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addressing the nation on India's 68th Independence Day at The Red Fort. Incidentally, Modi is the first Prime Minister to have been born after Independence. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping look on as First Lady Peng Liyuan enjoys on a traditional swing on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad. (Source: PTI)

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a meeting at his new residence 3, Motilal Nehru Marg, in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) enjoys tea cakes during a tea ceremony at the Omotesenke tea hut, one of the main schools for Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo September 1, 2014. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. (Source: Reuters)

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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, left and Hugh Jackman speak at the 3rd Global Citizen Festival at Central Park, Sept. 27, 2014 in New York. (Source: AP)

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New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at Central Park in New York, USA. (Source: PTI)

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to people as he comes out after pray at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandhu Nepal. (Source: PTI)

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Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays with a child during his visit to the Golden Pavilion Temple in Japan. (Source: PTI)

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BJP PM Candidate Narendra Modi, Party President Rajnath Singh and Senior Leader LK Advani during the Party's election manifesto release in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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PM Narendra Modi signs an oath record during the swearing in ceremony of the newly formed BJP led government at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) tries to play a soprano recorder before school children at a music class during a visit at Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo September 1, 2014. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. (Source: Reuters)

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wields the broom during a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg Police Station after launch of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in New Delhi. The nationwide campaign aims to clean up India in five years. (Source: PTI)

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Dhulikhel: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Afghanistan's President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during the 18th SAARC Summit in Dhulikhel, Nepal. (Source: PTI)

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(L-R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma join their hands at a group photo session during the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza July 15, 2014. Leaders of these five countries held summit in Brazil that week where they were to sign a deal creating a $100 billion development bank and a currency reserve fund of the same amount. (Source: Reuters)

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Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. (Source: PTI)

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Kathmandu: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif walks past Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Source: PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleans Assi Ghat in Varanasi during Swachh Ganga Abhiyan campaign at Varanasi. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the 21 new ministers who were sworn in at Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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India's next prime minister and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, bends down on his knees on the steps of the Indian parliament building as a sign of respect as he arrives for the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi, India, May 20, 2014. The BJP on Tuesday started putting together a new government by formally choosing Modi to be the country's next prime minister following a resounding victory in national elections. (Source: AP)

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Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while beating a traditional Taiko drum during inauguration of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Tokyo. (Source: PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures as Nirmala Sitharaman (R), Minister of state for Commerce and Industry, Kalraj Mishra, Minister of Micro look on during the launch of 'Make in India' campaign by Modi in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of his office at the PMO after assuming office. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people outside his hotel upon his arrival in New York. (Source: PTI)

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh during Dussehra celebrations at Subhash Maidan in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

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Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Taimei Elementary school in Tokyo. (Source: PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in walkathon as part of the nationwide campaign, 'Swachh Bharat Mission' after its launch in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays a yellow rose on the name of an Indian who died, at the site of the 9/11 Memorial in the lower Manhattan borough of New York September 27, 2014. (Source: Reuters)

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Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif greet each other while Sri lankan President Rajapaksa and Mauritius PM Navin Ramgoolam are seen during the oath taking ceremony of the BJP led government in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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