Articles about 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.

Ahead of elections, new ministers to embark on three-day yatra

31 Jul 2021

Ahead of elections, new ministers to embark on three-day yatra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up for its upcoming three-day-long Jan Ashirwad Yatra, which will see newly-inducted ministers being paraded across states to introduce them to the public.

27% OBC reservation, 10% EWS in medical courses: Modi

29 Jul 2021

27% OBC reservation, 10% EWS in medical courses: Modi

The central government on Thursday approved fresh reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for medical and dental courses.

Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral

29 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral

A video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing a road in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district has gone viral on social media platforms, and the spectacle drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi inserted Pegasus in phones; hit democracy's soul: Rahul Gandhi

28 Jul 2021

Modi inserted Pegasus in phones; hit democracy's soul: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday fired a fresh salvo at the Narendra Modi government over the Pegasus scandal.

'Anybody can lead, wouldn't impose opinion': Mamata on Opposition coalition

28 Jul 2021

'Anybody can lead, wouldn't impose opinion': Mamata on Opposition coalition

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that Opposition parties should unite against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in view of the 2024 Indian general elections.

18 laborers, sleeping on road, killed in accident in UP

28 Jul 2021

18 laborers, sleeping on road, killed in accident in UP

At least 18 people were killed and several others got injured in a devastating road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district last night.

After meeting Modi, Mamata asks for all-party meeting on Pegasus

27 Jul 2021

After meeting Modi, Mamata asks for all-party meeting on Pegasus

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

27 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

India will likely start administering coronavirus vaccines to children in a matter of weeks, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this morning, news agency ANI reported.

PM Modi asks MPs to expose Opposition over Parliament ruckus

27 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks MPs to expose Opposition over Parliament ruckus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the Congress and other Opposition parties for not allowing the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament to function.

Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

26 Jul 2021

Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered a formal investigation into the Pegasus snooping scandal in the state.

Doctor tweeted this picture moments before dying in Himachal landslide

26 Jul 2021

Doctor tweeted this picture moments before dying in Himachal landslide

Deepa Sharma, an Ayurveda doctor from Jaipur, had tweeted a lovely picture from her Himachal Pradesh trip on Sunday afternoon.

#MannkiBaat: Modi asks India to cheer for Tokyo Olympics athletes

25 Jul 2021

#MannkiBaat: Modi asks India to cheer for Tokyo Olympics athletes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 79th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Over 70 dead as rains continue to batter Maharashtra

24 Jul 2021

Over 70 dead as rains continue to batter Maharashtra

More than 73 people have died in the past two days as unprecedented rains continue to batter parts of Maharashtra.

Kerala's 'oldest learner' Bhageerathi Amma dies at 107

23 Jul 2021

Kerala's 'oldest learner' Bhageerathi Amma dies at 107

Kerala's oldest learner Bhageerathi Amma, who passed the literacy examination at the age of 105 two years ago and won the praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has died, family sources said.

Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said

22 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has finally hinted at the possibility of stepping down soon after his government completes two years in office on July 26.

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

22 Jul 2021

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has ruled out the possibility of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged Pegasus scandal.

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the central government over the Pegasus scandal, saying that such an attack couldn't have happened without the Centre's approval.

Former UP CM Kalyan Singh's health condition critical, says hospital

21 Jul 2021

Former UP CM Kalyan Singh's health condition critical, says hospital

Kalyan Singh, 89, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is in a critical condition and has been put on life support system.

Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin

21 Jul 2021

Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has sought an extension of four more weeks to frame guidelines for financial compensation to the kin of those who died of COVID-19.

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Opposition, saying it is "spreading lies" and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

20 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes after proceedings began today, as the Opposition continued to raise slogans and protest against the Pegasus scandal, that unfolded over the weekend.

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

19 Jul 2021

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart on Sunday criticized the controversial spyware Pegasus for its alleged role in breaching the privacy of individuals by hacking their mobile phones across the globe.

Get jabbed, become 'Baahubali': PM Modi

19 Jul 2021

Get jabbed, become 'Baahubali': PM Modi

The vaccine is given in the baahu (arm) and those who take it become Baahubali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday and asserted that over 40 crore people have become Baahubali (strong) in the fight against coronavirus.

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned after Opposition protests

19 Jul 2021

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned after Opposition protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. Both Houses of the Parliament were, however, adjourned as the session witnessed protests by the Opposition.

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

17 Jul 2021

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

In a worrying development, the Kerala government has decided to ease several curbs on July 19 and 20 for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated either on July 20 or 21.

Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi, raises concerns over Cooperation Ministry

17 Jul 2021

Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi, raises concerns over Cooperation Ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar today met at the former's residence in New Delhi.

PM has given target to stall third wave: Dr. Paul

17 Jul 2021

PM has given target to stall third wave: Dr. Paul

The next 100-125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul said while informing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a target to stall COVID-19 third wave and it's possible.

PM asks states to take steps to prevent third wave

16 Jul 2021

PM asks states to take steps to prevent third wave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged states where COVID-19 cases are rising to take proactive measures to prevent a third wave and stressed moving forward with the strategy of test, track, treat, and tika (vaccine).

PM Modi to inaugurate major development projects in Gujarat today

16 Jul 2021

PM Modi to inaugurate major development projects in Gujarat today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually inaugurate several railway and development projects in Gujarat today.

Varanasi: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 1,500cr-worth development projects today

15 Jul 2021

Varanasi: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 1,500cr-worth development projects today

PM Narendra Modi is on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to inaugurate numerous development projects related to tourism, health, education, and road and water transport worth over Rs. 1,500 crore.

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

14 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

The Indian government today raised concerns over an increase in the 'R' factor linked to the coronavirus' spread in several states and union territories.

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

13 Jul 2021

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

After reshuffling the Union Cabinet last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday rejigged Cabinet Committees, introducing several new faces.

PM Modi: Concerned to see huge crowds in hill stations

13 Jul 2021

PM Modi: Concerned to see huge crowds in hill stations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is a matter of concern that big crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without masks and social distancing.

68 killed in lightning strikes; PM Modi announces ex-gratia assistance

12 Jul 2021

68 killed in lightning strikes; PM Modi announces ex-gratia assistance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced ex-gratia assistance for the families of those who were killed in lightning strikes across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh during heavy rains on Sunday.

Vijayan requests PM to waive tax on imported life-saving drug

09 Jul 2021

Vijayan requests PM to waive tax on imported life-saving drug

In a letter to PM Narendra Modi on Friday, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged him to waive GST and Customs duty on a life-saving drug to be imported from the US for the treatment of an 18-month-old child suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare disease, in the state.

PM Modi chairs top-level meet on coronavirus, oxygen availability

09 Jul 2021

PM Modi chairs top-level meet on coronavirus, oxygen availability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the coronavirus situation and medical oxygen availability in India even as experts warn of a potential third wave of the pandemic.

PM Modi to interact with Tokyo-bound athletes on July 13

09 Jul 2021

PM Modi to interact with Tokyo-bound athletes on July 13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of India's Olympic preparations on Friday and also announced an interaction with the country's Tokyo-bound sportspersons on July 13, three days before the first batch departs for the Japanese capital.

No room for carelessness, complacency: PM Modi on COVID-19 situation

09 Jul 2021

No room for carelessness, complacency: PM Modi on COVID-19 situation

Expressing concern over the sight of crowded places with people not following COVID-19 norms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there should be no space for carelessness or complacency and that a single mistake would have a far-reaching impact and may weaken the fight against the pandemic.

Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

08 Jul 2021

Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

With PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday inducting four new faces from Karnataka into his Ministry, and Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanda Gowda resigning ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, the state's representation in the Union Council of Ministers now stands at six.

Meet Mansukh Mandaviya, who replaced Harsh Vardhan as Health Minister

08 Jul 2021

Meet Mansukh Mandaviya, who replaced Harsh Vardhan as Health Minister

On Wednesday, Mansukh Mandaviya, 49, was made the new Health Minister of India in a major rejig of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet.