Narendra Modi

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.

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Congress-created toolkit calls new COVID-19 variant 'Modi strain,' alleges BJP

18 May 2021

Congress-created toolkit calls new COVID-19 variant 'Modi strain,' alleges BJP

Hitting out at the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday shared what it claimed is a toolkit allegedly created by the opposition party to defame PM Narendra Modi.

Making constant efforts to increase vaccine supply in India: Modi

18 May 2021

Making constant efforts to increase vaccine supply in India: Modi

As many Indian states face an acute vaccine shortage amid the devastating second COVID-19 wave, PM Narendra Modi Tuesday assured the Centre is making continuous efforts to increase the vaccine supply in India on a large scale.

Cyclone Tauktae: Several dead; PM speaks to Goa, Gujarat CMs

17 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Several dead; PM speaks to Goa, Gujarat CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Goa, and the Lieutenant Governor of Daman and Diu to discuss preparations as the monstrous Cyclone Tauktae continues to wreak havoc in these regions.

Delhi Police arrests 15 over posters critical of PM Modi

15 May 2021

Delhi Police arrests 15 over posters critical of PM Modi

The Delhi Police has arrested 15 people and registered 17 First Information Reports (FIRs) over posters critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Press Trust of India reported today.

Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore to farmers' accounts under PM-KISAN

14 May 2021

Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore to farmers' accounts under PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eighth installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing on Friday.

PM missing along with vaccines, oxygen, medicines: Rahul Gandhi

13 May 2021

PM missing along with vaccines, oxygen, medicines: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, alleging that he is missing along with vaccines, oxygen, and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what remains is the Central Vista project and the PM's photos.

Gujarat riots: SC to hear Jafri's plea on April 13

16 Mar 2021

Gujarat riots: SC to hear Jafri's plea on April 13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed for hearing on April 13 the plea of Zakia Jafri, wife of slain MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team's (SIT's) clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots, saying it would not entertain any request of adjournment on the next date.

Modi government's actions 'inexcusable': Lancet criticizes India's handling of COVID-19

09 May 2021

Modi government's actions 'inexcusable': Lancet criticizes India's handling of COVID-19

The Indian government must pursue a two-pronged strategy to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rationalization and speedy implementation of a "botched vaccination campaign," the medical journal The Lancet said Saturday.

PM dials 4 Chief Ministers to discuss the COVID-19 situation

08 May 2021

PM dials 4 Chief Ministers to discuss the COVID-19 situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke with four Chief Ministers on separate phone calls to discuss the coronavirus situation in their states, reports say.

Rahul Gandhi writes to Modi; lists suggestions on COVID-19

07 May 2021

Rahul Gandhi writes to Modi; lists suggestions on COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote a second letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the "uncontrollable spread" of COVID-19 in India and requested the Centre to consider four "urgent" suggestions.

PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

04 May 2021

PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson will hold a virtual summit today.

Coronavirus: As infections break records, scientists say government ignored warnings

02 May 2021

Coronavirus: As infections break records, scientists say government ignored warnings

Indian officials had been warned about a more contagious variant of the coronavirus in March, scientific advisers reportedly said.

Final-year medical students may be called for COVID-19 duty: Report

02 May 2021

Final-year medical students may be called for COVID-19 duty: Report

Final-year medical students may reportedly be called in to treat COVID-19 patients as India faces a dreadful second wave of infections.

Facebook hides anti-Modi hashtag 'by mistake': Details here

29 Apr 2021

Facebook hides anti-Modi hashtag 'by mistake': Details here

Facebook claims to have had a case of accidental censorship on its hands. The social media platform was accused of censorship when Twitter users began sharing screenshots that showed how Facebook hid posts calling for the resignation of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

29 Apr 2021

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

People spent a sleepless night as a series of aftershocks continued to shake Assam, following the strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake causing extensive damage.

Narendra Modi's aunt dies during COVID-19 treatment

27 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi's aunt dies during COVID-19 treatment

Narmadaben Modi, the aunt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died of COVID-19 while undergoing treatment for the viral disease in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She was 80 years old.

Coronavirus: Biden talks with Modi; vital supplies arrive from UK

27 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Biden talks with Modi; vital supplies arrive from UK

As a catastrophic wave of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in India, valuable partners of the country have pledged support.

Anupam Kher gets trolled for 'Aayega to Modi Hi' tweet

26 Apr 2021

Anupam Kher gets trolled for 'Aayega to Modi Hi' tweet

The Narendra Modi-led government is being slammed for administrative failure in dealing with the second wave of the pandemic.

Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work

26 Apr 2021

Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work

All medical personnel of the armed forces who have retired or have taken pre-mature retirement in the last two years are being recalled to work in COVID-19 facilities within proximity of their present place of residence, the government said on Monday.

Centre shirks responsibility, wants states, companies to import vaccines: Report

26 Apr 2021

Centre shirks responsibility, wants states, companies to import vaccines: Report

As vaccinations emerge as India's biggest hope against a disastrous second coronavirus wave, a Reuters report has claimed that the federal government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would not import foreign-made vaccines, but wants states and companies to do so.

#MannkiBaat: Don't believe rumors, misinformation on COVID, says Modi

25 Apr 2021

#MannkiBaat: Don't believe rumors, misinformation on COVID, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 76th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

5kg free ration under Garib Kalyan Yojana for 2 months

23 Apr 2021

5kg free ration under Garib Kalyan Yojana for 2 months

The central government on Friday announced that it will provide 5 kg free food grains to millions of poor people for the next two months.

PM Modi rebukes Kejriwal for breaking protocol during coronavirus meeting

23 Apr 2021

PM Modi rebukes Kejriwal for breaking protocol during coronavirus meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pulled up Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for breaking the protocol during an important meeting on the raging coronavirus crisis.

Whom should I talk to about oxygen: Kejriwal asks Modi

23 Apr 2021

Whom should I talk to about oxygen: Kejriwal asks Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he should contact in the central government about the massive oxygen shortage that has crippled the hospitals in the National Capital.

Modi cancels Bengal poll visit tomorrow; to chair COVID-19 meetings

22 Apr 2021

Modi cancels Bengal poll visit tomorrow; to chair COVID-19 meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the cancellation of his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday in light of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Coronavirus: Modi chairs key meeting on oxygen availability amid shortage

22 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Modi chairs key meeting on oxygen availability amid shortage

Amid reports of shortage in the oxygen supply across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation.

Coronavirus: We need to save India from lockdown, says Modi

20 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: We need to save India from lockdown, says Modi

As India witnesses a brutal second wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation.

Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi

19 Apr 2021

Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday replied to the letter that former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had written to his successor, PM Narendra Modi, on the raging coronavirus crisis.

PM Modi holds meeting as India battles second COVID-19 wave

19 Apr 2021

PM Modi holds meeting as India battles second COVID-19 wave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an important meeting today to review the coronavirus situation in the country, which is deteriorating with each passing day.

Kejriwal seeks Modi's help for hospital beds, oxygen in Delhi

18 Apr 2021

Kejriwal seeks Modi's help for hospital beds, oxygen in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help with the enhanced supply of oxygen and beds for COVID-19 patients in the national capital.

Resume talks with farmers: Haryana Deputy CM urges PM Modi

17 Apr 2021

Resume talks with farmers: Haryana Deputy CM urges PM Modi

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to resume talks with the farmers protesting the Centre's three farm laws.

As coronavirus batters India, Modi wants Kumbh to be symbolic

17 Apr 2021

As coronavirus batters India, Modi wants Kumbh to be symbolic

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out two tweets regarding the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, where coronavirus-linked guidelines have gone for a toss.

States, Opposition leaders urge Centre to start free foodgrain scheme

16 Apr 2021

States, Opposition leaders urge Centre to start free foodgrain scheme

Amid a raging second wave of coronavirus, at least three state governments and several Opposition leaders have urged the federal government to start a free foodgrain scheme, similar to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), which began last year when the pandemic first unsettled India.

Maharashtra institute gets nod to produce COVAXIN; Thackeray thanks Modi

16 Apr 2021

Maharashtra institute gets nod to produce COVAXIN; Thackeray thanks Modi

The Central government has allowed the Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute to manufacture COVAXIN, the coronavirus vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

CBSE Class XII Board exams postponed, Class X exams canceled

14 Apr 2021

CBSE Class XII Board exams postponed, Class X exams canceled

The board exams of Class X, due to be held between May 4 and June 14, have been canceled, while that of Class XII have been postponed, in view of the explosion of coronavirus cases that India is battling with, currently.

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit City

12 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit City

Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which is also the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be known as Sanskrit City, owing to the high number of schools on the subject there.

Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

11 Apr 2021

Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

A four-day-long Tika Utsav is being organized in India to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible against coronavirus.

BJP, TMC spar over Cooch Behar deaths; PM blames Banerjee

10 Apr 2021

BJP, TMC spar over Cooch Behar deaths; PM blames Banerjee

After the fourth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal was mired in violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress party.

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

10 Apr 2021

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

On Saturday, just as the fourth phase of Assembly elections started in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Amit Malviya shared clips of Prashant Kishor, the election strategist for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wherein he admitted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly popular.

Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

08 Apr 2021

Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting with Chief Ministers to review the COVID-19 situation in India.