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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.


‘India best trade negotiator, Modi a friend’, says Donald Trump at White House Diwali celebrations

December 16, 2020 5:42 pm

"Modi is my friend and now her (Ivanka) friend and has great respect for India and the Indian people that I can say," said the US President

The Goblin: How does it support the idea that a giant is hiding farther away?

February 18, 2021 11:57 am

Its orbit, according to the team who discovered it, supports the existence of Planet X, or Planet 9 — distant and elusive, presumed to be the ninth planet of the Solar System.

In wake of caste protests, PMO holds its first meeting on affirmative action in private sector

July 10, 2020 2:51 pm

The meeting comes in the wake of nationwide protests by several groups — Dalits, Jats, Marathas and upper-castes — over a range of issues: from quotas in jobs and promotions to alleged dilution of the law meant to protect Dalits.

UP election 2017: Two bridges promised by Mulayam 13 years ago still not completed. Why? asks PM Modi

July 10, 2020 2:52 pm

He said the ongoing election in the state has turned into an 'utsav' (festival) to free Uttar Pradesh from the misrule of the SP, Congress and the BSP.

Cashing his notebandi currency, UP's wish for badlav, Modi lifts himself above the fray

June 18, 2020 2:49 pm

UP elections 2017: Modi’s BJP is also capturing the yearning for “badlav” and “parivartan” (change) — in this, it is helped by its decision not to project a frayed or closer-to-home CM candidate.

Coconut juice or pineapple: PM Modi got Rahul Gandhi's quote wrong, here's what he actually said

June 18, 2020 2:55 pm

PM Modi was speaking at a rally in UP where he mocked Rahul Gandhi for saying one can extract coconut juice. However, that was not what Rahul Gandhi said.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: BJP clinched UP in five phases, remaining two will be bonus, claims PM Modi

June 18, 2020 2:55 pm

PM Modi also targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his "Make in Manipur" pitch.

PM Modi rally highlights: We are capable of winning majority on our own, says Modi in Mau

June 18, 2020 3:03 pm

Earlier on Sunday, a senior police official claimed there was a threat to PM Narendra Modi's life in the Mau rally

UP election 2017: Security tightened at PM Modi's Mau rally after information of threat to his life, claims top cop

June 18, 2020 3:07 pm

PM Modi, who has addressed 15 rallies for the party already, is likely to address more voters in regions that are considered weak for the party.


Promise Day 2017: A look at what PM Narendra Modi offered India in 2014

February 11, 2017 4:06 pm

We take a look at what Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised in the 2014 BJP manifesto three years back.

Top Frames: Holy month of Ramadan begins, last respects to Muhammad Ali

June 11, 2016 8:00 am

The holy month of Ramadan begins, people pay last respects to Muhammad Ali.

PM Modi gets Mexico's support for NSG membership bid; ends his five-nation tour

June 09, 2016 11:50 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Mexico on a one-day-visit, where he garnered support for India's bid to NSG from Mexico.

Humanity must speak in one voice against terrorism: Top 5 quotes from PM Modi's US Congress address

June 08, 2016 11:38 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his historical address at the joint session of the US Congress at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Wednesday

Modi in US, Day 2: Meetings with Obama, Ash Carter, grand welcome at USIBC gala

June 08, 2016 9:37 am

The Prime Minister said that a larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world

Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama: Taking bilateral ties to new heights

June 07, 2016 9:56 am

Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paid homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.

Modi in Qatar: PM woos business delegates, shares meal with Indian workers

June 05, 2016 3:39 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to oil rich Qatar to promote business ties between both nations.

India will not forget or turn away from Afghanistan: PM Modi at Salma Dam's inauguration

June 04, 2016 3:23 pm

PM Narendra Modi's visit takes Indo-Afghanistan relations a step further as he inaugurates the Salma Dam in Herat province.

#GoodGovernance trends on Twitter: What Modi government has to say about its work in two years

June 02, 2016 12:44 pm

Narendra Modi-led government completed two years of its five-year term on May 26, 2016


Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

June 18, 2020 2:28 pm

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

June 18, 2020 2:28 pm

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

PM Modi brings Sitaram Kesri into Chhattisgarh election battle, Congress retorts

June 18, 2020 2:29 pm

PM Narendra Modi says former Congress President Sitaram Kesri was sidelined and treated badly to make way for Sonia Gandhi. Congress says his statement is factually incorrect and asks him to introspect.

What is at stake for the BJP in Mizoram: News in Numbers

June 18, 2020 2:29 pm

As campaign heat picks up in Mizoram, a look at who is in the fray and what’s at stake for BJP, Congress and the Mizo National Front.

BJP vs Congress in Chhattisgarh: Classic election season political talk

June 18, 2020 2:29 pm

With Chhattisgarh in the middle of its two-phase election, let’s look at what BJP and Congress are saying. And, of course, there are promises too. No surprises there.

RSS to ABVP to BJP, Ananth Kumar stayed relevant from Vajpayee’s party to Modi’s cabinet

June 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

June 18, 2020 2:31 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

June 18, 2020 2:31 pm

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

The World's Tallest Statue - Statue of Unity is now open

June 18, 2020 2:31 pm

The Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. Here are some interesting facts about world's tallest statue located at the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river in Gujarat.