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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Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

Bengal: Fourteen people killed in a road accident

20 Jan 2021

Bengal: Fourteen people killed in a road accident

Fourteen members, including four children, of a marriage party, died and ten others were injured due to a collision between a stone-laden truck and their three vehicles in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

19 Jan 2021

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

19 Jan 2021

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

Fifteen migrant laborers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat's Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them.

Work underway on over 1,000 kilometer metro network: PM Modi

18 Jan 2021

Work underway on over 1,000 kilometer metro network: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said work is in progress on over 1,000 km long metro rail network in 27 cities in India.

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

18 Jan 2021

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the COVID-19 caller tune.

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

17 Jan 2021

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall.

India's coronavirus vaccination drive: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria gets inoculated

16 Jan 2021

India's coronavirus vaccination drive: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria gets inoculated

Dr. Randeep Guleria, the Director of New Delhi's prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Saturday received a vaccine shot against the novel coronavirus on live television, soon after India kicked off its massive inoculating drive to end the raging pandemic.

Vaccination drive: PM gets emotional while remembering 'fallen corona warriors'

16 Jan 2021

Vaccination drive: PM gets emotional while remembering 'fallen corona warriors'

As he launched the world's largest vaccination drive on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi struggled to hold back his emotions remembering the corona warriors who laid their lives in the line of duty. The vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers is "our tribute to them," he added.

Sleeves up India! PM Modi launches coronavirus vaccination drive

16 Jan 2021

Sleeves up India! PM Modi launches coronavirus vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's coronavirus vaccination drive, paving the path for the immunization of three lakh healthcare workers at over 3,000 sites across the nation.

With vaccination drive today, India inching closer to ending pandemic

16 Jan 2021

With vaccination drive today, India inching closer to ending pandemic

Nearly two weeks after two vaccines were given the emergency use authorization, India will begin administering doses of coronavirus vaccine to its citizens, joining the list of countries where lakhs have been immunized.

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

15 Jan 2021

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated an amount of Rs. 5,00,100 in his personal capacity toward the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

15 Jan 2021

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

In a tragic piece of news, 10 women, who were going to Goa for a vacation, and their driver, were killed in a road accident on Friday in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Six people were injured and are recuperating at KIMS Hospital in Hubballi.

COVID-19 caller tune featuring Bachchan's voice is being replaced

15 Jan 2021

COVID-19 caller tune featuring Bachchan's voice is being replaced

Ahead of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, the voice lent by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan for the coronavirus public service announcement on phone calls has been replaced with a new one starting Thursday.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

15 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.

Before vaccination drive, Centre explains dos and don'ts to states

15 Jan 2021

Before vaccination drive, Centre explains dos and don'ts to states

Just as India is readying itself for the massive coronavirus vaccination drive, the federal government explained to the states what they should do and what not, to ensure the entire process is seamless.

PM Modi to launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive

14 Jan 2021

PM Modi to launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday, January 16, launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive virtually. He will also launch the Co-WIN app on that day.

Centre will sponsor vaccination of healthcare, frontline workers: PM Modi

11 Jan 2021

Centre will sponsor vaccination of healthcare, frontline workers: PM Modi

In his first interaction with chief ministers of all states after India approved two vaccines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the federal government will sponsor the vaccination of three crore healthcare and frontline workers.

Rs. 200 per vaccine dose: SII receives government's purchase order

11 Jan 2021

Rs. 200 per vaccine dose: SII receives government's purchase order

The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has received the purchase order for COVID-19 vaccines from the central government, officials said on Monday.

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

11 Jan 2021

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

PM Modi to meet CMs today, discuss coronavirus vaccine roll-out

11 Jan 2021

PM Modi to meet CMs today, discuss coronavirus vaccine roll-out

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a virtual meeting with chief ministers of all states and discuss the coronavirus vaccine roll-out, making this interaction crucial as India prepares to inoculate citizens from January 16.

Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin on January 16, says government

09 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin on January 16, says government

The coronavirus vaccination drive in India will be started on January 16, 2021, marking a significant turning point in the ongoing pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the country.

Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

08 Jan 2021

Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

Wednesday's attack on the United States Capitol drew global attention, as thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building, accusing the Democrats of stealing the election.

BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case

08 Jan 2021

BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case

Maneka Gandhi, the Lok Sabha member from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, showed her high-handedness when she threatened a businessman from Bengaluru with a false molestation case after animal rights activists accused him of allegedly hitting a stray dog.

Disgraceful, horrific, distressing: World leaders condemn chaos at US Capitol

07 Jan 2021

Disgraceful, horrific, distressing: World leaders condemn chaos at US Capitol

Leaders from across the world denounced the violence at the United States Capitol, saying that the mayhem was in sharp contrast to the democratic values of the nation.

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

06 Jan 2021

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has suggested canceling the Republic Day festivities saying getting crowds to cheer the parade, as usual, would be irresponsible, after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled his India visit due to the coronavirus situation in the UK.

UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

05 Jan 2021

UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled his visit to India for the Republic Day event, a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally

05 Jan 2021

SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally

The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have taken a joint pledge to ensure global access of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by them.

Centre's ambitious Central Vista Project gets Supreme Court nod

05 Jan 2021

Centre's ambitious Central Vista Project gets Supreme Court nod

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the green signal to the Central Vista Project, one of the most ambitious projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime, which seeks to refurbish government buildings in central Delhi and construct a new Parliament complex.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

03 Jan 2021

'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.

India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

02 Jan 2021

India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

India, which has been at the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Friday began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful organ of the world body.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

31 Dec 2020

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

The approval for a COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely just around the corner, with the Drugs Controller General of India, Dr. VG Somani, indicating the country might begin the New Year with a vaccine in hand.

Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for sustained caution against COVID-19, even as India looks forward to commencing its vaccination drive soon.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today

30 Dec 2020

Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today

The protesting farm unions will hold the sixth round of talks with the Centre on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing deadlock over the three contentious farm laws passed in the Parliament back in September.

PM Modi inaugurates India's first driverless train for Delhi Metro

28 Dec 2020

PM Modi inaugurates India's first driverless train for Delhi Metro

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off India's first driverless train that will be functional on the 37-km-long Magenta Line of the expansive Delhi Metro network. It will ply between Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden.

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

27 Dec 2020

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a flood of development to Northeast India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in Imphal, Manipur.

#MannkiBaat: Elated to see 'can do' attitude of youth, says Modi

27 Dec 2020

#MannkiBaat: Elated to see 'can do' attitude of youth, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 72nd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.