Narendra Modi: News

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current and the 15th Prime Minister of India and has been in office since May 2014. Born in a Gujarati family, Modi used to be a tea vendor before he became a full time worker for the RSS. Before becoming the PM of India, Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.

31 Jan 2023

Droupadi Murmu

What President Droupadi Murmu said during her first Parliament address

In her first address to the Parliament as the President on Tuesday, as the Budget Session began, Droupadi Murmu lauded numerous decisions taken by the central government, including the abrogation of Article 370 and abolishment of triple talaq.

30 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Congress's Jairam Ramesh reacts to S Jaishankar's 'China 1962' remark

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh responded to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's recent remarks on the incursions in Ladakh from China.

30 Jan 2023

Odisha

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das's last rites today

The last rites of Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das, who died after being fatally shot by a police officer on Sunday, will take place at his native place of Jharsuguda on Monday.

Modi documentary: SC to hear petitions challenging ban next week

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petitions challenging the Centre's decision to ban the controversial BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, which delves into the 2002 Gujarat riots on February 6.

29 Jan 2023

Delhi

Amid BBC row, Modi warns against 'attempts to create divisions'

Amid the ongoing tow over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the latter warned against "attempts to divide" India on Saturday and asserted that such efforts would not succeed.

28 Jan 2023

BBC

BBC Modi documentary screenings: High-tension in top universities; many held

Tensions surrounding the controversial BBC documentary about PM Narendra Modi remain high across the country, with students at several universities attempting to screen it despite a ban.

28 Jan 2023

Rajasthan

Rajasthan: PM Modi to attend Lord Devnarayan's birth anniversary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district on Saturday to attend the 1,111th birth anniversary celebrations of the local deity Lord Devnarayan, who is worshiped by the Gujjar community across the nation.

27 Jan 2023

BBC

BBC Modi documentary: Delhi Police stops screening at DU, AUD

Toeing the government's line concerning the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Delhi Police stopped the documentary's screening at Delhi University (DU) and Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) on Friday.

27 Jan 2023

Ladakh

Sonam Wangchuk begins hunger strike to 'save Ladakh'

Ladakh-based social reformist Sonam Wangchuk, whose life story inspired the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, started his five-day-long climate fast to "save Ladakh" on Thursday on the terrace of the Himalayan Institute of Alternative Ladakh (HIAL) in Phyang.

27 Jan 2023

BBC

BBC documentary on PM Modi screened at Kolkata's Jadavpur University

The left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) screened the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's Jadavpur University campus on Thursday evening, reportedly without any interference from the police or university administration.

26 Jan 2023

Republic Day

Republic Day: Navy's IL-38SD aircraft makes first and last flypast

Indian Navy's Ilyushin IL-38SD (sea dragon) aircraft, which completed more than 40 glorious years of service to India, flew over the Kartavya Path for the first and last time during Thursday's Republic Day celebrations.

26 Jan 2023

Republic Day

Republic Day: PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs

The Republic Day Parade ceremony commenced today at around 10 am as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the National War Memorial at India Gate in Delhi and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath.

26 Jan 2023

BBC

Support free press: US after India bans BBC Modi documentary

Calling India's move to ban the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi a matter of press freedom, the US State Department on Wednesday emphasized the significance of democratic principles like freedom of expression.

26 Jan 2023

Republic Day

India marks 74th Republic Day, first parade on Kartavya Path

For the first time, India will mark its 74th Republic Day today with a grand parade on Kartavya Path, the revamped colonial-era ceremonial boulevard previously called the Rajpath.

Students detained as BBC documentary screening announced in Jamia Millia

After students belonging to the left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) announced the screening of the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, the police detained over a dozen students allegedly for creating a ruckus outside the campus.

25 Jan 2023

Egypt

PM Modi, El-Sisi discuss trade, defense ties amid global concerns 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday amid the changing global dynamics following the Russia-Ukraine war and COVID-19 pandemic, ANI reported.

25 Jan 2023

Gujarat

2002 Gujarat riots: 22 accused of killing 17 Muslims acquitted

A Gujarat court acquitted 22 persons accused of killing 17 Muslims during the riots in 2002 due to a "lack of evidence," PTI reported.

25 Jan 2023

AK Antony

AK Antony's son quits Congress citing post on BBC documentary

After facing bitter criticism for opposing the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anil K Antony, son of former Union minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony, announced his resignation from the grand old party.

25 Jan 2023

BBC

JNU: Blackout, stone-pelting at students screening BBC documentary on Modi

A group of students screening the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday alleged they were met with an administration-sponsored blackout and then stone pelting.

24 Jan 2023

BBC

BBC Modi documentary: Congress, CPI(M) wing announce screenings in Kerala

A fresh controversy around the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, was triggered in Kerala after several political groups decided to screen the controversial documentary in the state.

Not familiar with BBC's Modi documentary, but shared values: US

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he was unaware of the controversial BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press briefing on Monday.

23 Jan 2023

Ladakh

Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk to launch hunger strike demanding constitutional safeguards

Ladakh-based engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk—whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots—urged PM Narendra Modi to ensure environmental protection from unchecked industrial and commercial expansion in Ladakh.

23 Jan 2023

Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to step down: Details here

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Monday announced that he would step down from the position soon.

23 Jan 2023

BBC

BBC Modi documentary: Opposition slams 'censorship'; shares alternative documentary links

Tearing into the central government, Opposition leaders have slammed it over the removal of the BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from YouTube and Twitter.

23 Jan 2023

Amit Shah

21 Andaman & Nicobar islands named after Param Vir Chakra-awardees

On the occasion of Parakram Diwas, commemorating Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, PM Narendra Modi on Monday named the 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees.

India blocks videos, tweets of BBC documentary on PM Modi 

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) directed to block of YouTube videos linked to the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, ANI reported quoting sources.

19 Jan 2023

BBC

BBC documentary on PM Modi propaganda, continues colonial mindset: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday slammed the BBC documentary series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it a propaganda piece furthering the colonial mindset which shouldn't be dignified with a response.

Don't make unnecessary remarks: Modi tells BJP amid 'Pathaan' controversy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers on Tuesday to refrain from passing unnecessary remarks on irrelevant topics like movies, reported news agency PTI.

BJP chief JP Nadda's tenure extended till 2024 LS polls

JP Nadda's tenure as the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been extended until June 2024.

16 Jan 2023

Varanasi

Ganga Vilas cruise stuck in Bihar on Day 3: Reports

The luxury river cruise ship—MV Ganga Vilas—inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week is stuck in Bihar's Chhapra, ANI reported.

Delhi: BJP National Executive meeting begins, PM Modi's roadshow today

A two-day meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) National Executive began at NDMC Convention Centre, Delhi, on Monday.

15 Jan 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express between Telangana and Andhra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off another new Vande Bharat Express connecting Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Telangana's Secunderabad on Sunday.

15 Jan 2023

Army Day

In a first, Army Day parade moves out of Delhi 

The Army Day parade, traditionally held in Delhi, has been moved to Bengaluru in Karnataka on Sunday.

14 Jan 2023

Rashtriya Janata Dal

RJD poster uses Ravana analogy for PM Modi; BJP reacts 

A fresh controversy erupted between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar after a poster—which compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to two mythological characters Ravana and Kansa—appeared outside the house of RJD leader Rabri Devi.

13 Jan 2023

Budget Session

Budget session of Parliament from January 31 to April 6

The Budget Session 2023 of Parliament will commence on January 31 and continue till April 6, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi informed on Friday.

13 Jan 2023

Varanasi

Modi flags off world's longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the world's longest river cruise, 'MV Ganga Vilas' from Varanasi.

09 Jan 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Railways denies stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) division of the Indian Railways on Monday denied allegations of stone pelting at the Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal a day before, India Today reported.

08 Jan 2023

Bihar

Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar stirs row over 'insensitive' population remarks 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday stirred a row and invited a sharp reaction from the Opposition with his remarks that the state's population in the state would not get under control as women are not educated and men are careless.

05 Jan 2023

Amit Shah

Eyeing 2024 polls, Amit Shah announces Ram Mandir opening date

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday that the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will open on January 1, 2024.

01 Jan 2023

Nitish Kumar

'What has new father of nation done?' Nitish questions Modi

Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and questioned what the "new father" of the "new India" had done so far for the country.

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