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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PM Modi gets the first shot of coronavirus vaccine

01 Mar 2021

PM Modi gets the first shot of coronavirus vaccine

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine, just as the campaign to inoculate those above 60 and above 45 with illnesses started nationwide.

#MannkiBaat: Aatmanirbhar Bharat is national spirit, says Modi

28 Feb 2021

#MannkiBaat: Aatmanirbhar Bharat is national spirit, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 74th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Use less plastic, more eco-friendly material: PM to toy manufacturers

27 Feb 2021

Use less plastic, more eco-friendly material: PM to toy manufacturers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday exhorted toy manufacturers to use less plastic and more eco-friendly and recyclable material in a bid to increase the share of the domestic industry in the global market.

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

26 Feb 2021

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to supporting vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world, hoping that the other nations will follow his example.

Government has 'no business' doing business: Modi on PSU privatization

24 Feb 2021

Government has 'no business' doing business: Modi on PSU privatization

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the government has "no business" being in business as he pushed for privatization of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

Motera cricket ground, world's largest, renamed Narendra Modi Stadium

24 Feb 2021

Motera cricket ground, world's largest, renamed Narendra Modi Stadium

The newly-refurbished Motera Stadium has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium after the Prime Minister.

Petrol nears Rs. 91/liter mark in Delhi after latest hike

23 Feb 2021

Petrol nears Rs. 91/liter mark in Delhi after latest hike

Petrol price on Tuesday neared the Rs. 91 per liter mark in Delhi and diesel crossed Rs. 81 a liter as fuel prices were hiked again after a two-day pause.

Poll dates for states may be declared by March 7

22 Feb 2021

Poll dates for states may be declared by March 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hinted that the Election Commission of India (EC) may declare the Assembly election schedule for five poll-bound states and Union Territories in the first week of March.

PM Modi inaugurates BJP national office bearers' meeting

21 Feb 2021

PM Modi inaugurates BJP national office bearers' meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national office bearers at the NDMC Convention Centre in Delhi.

PM Modi chairs sixth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog

20 Feb 2021

PM Modi chairs sixth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of federal policy-making body NITI Aayog through video conferencing attended by the state Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories, and other authorities.

PM Modi's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' to be held online

18 Feb 2021

PM Modi's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' to be held online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's annual interaction with students Pariksha Pe Charcha will be held online this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NewsBytes Briefing: Narendra Modi draws inspiration from MrBeast, and more

15 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Narendra Modi draws inspiration from MrBeast, and more

It's official, even our supreme leader Narendra Modi is most likely a fan of YouTube philanthropist MrBeast.

ISRO's satellite will carry Modi's photo, Bhagavad Gita to space

15 Feb 2021

ISRO's satellite will carry Modi's photo, Bhagavad Gita to space

India's first manned mission might be scheduled sometime after 2023, but that isn't stopping the Indian Prime Minister from a space voyage.

Chennai: PM Modi hands over Arjun Battle Tank to Army

14 Feb 2021

Chennai: PM Modi hands over Arjun Battle Tank to Army

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over the indigenously-developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (Mark 1A) to Army Chief General MM Naravane in Chennai, where he has gone to launch various government programs.

Modi praises farmers in Tamil Nadu while launching infrastructure projects

14 Feb 2021

Modi praises farmers in Tamil Nadu while launching infrastructure projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded the farmers of Tamil Nadu for "record food grain production and good use of water resources."

Amid frosty ties, Trudeau dials PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

11 Feb 2021

Amid frosty ties, Trudeau dials PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Wednesday requesting a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, with the latter assuring that India would do its best to honor the appeal.

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

09 Feb 2021

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Congress party's Ghulam Nabi Azad, is set to retire on February 15.

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

09 Feb 2021

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to reveal that he has spoken to United States President Joe Biden. They discussed regional issues and expressed commitment toward "rule-based international order," the Indian leader said, adding that he also congratulated the 78-year-old.

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

08 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

Over a day since a sudden glacier burst caused the Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand to flood, 26 dead bodies have been recovered, authorities said.

Protesting farmer unions ask government to fix date for talks

08 Feb 2021

Protesting farmer unions ask government to fix date for talks

Farmer unions protesting against new agricultural reforms have asked the government to fix a date for the next round of talks to resolve the protests.

PM Modi favors farm reforms, slams Opposition for taking U-turn

08 Feb 2021

PM Modi favors farm reforms, slams Opposition for taking U-turn

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Monday about the agricultural reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack on the Opposition for taking a U-turn.

In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

07 Feb 2021

In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that a conspiracy has been hatched abroad to defame Indian tea.

Mamata to skip Modi's Haldia event after last month's 'humiliation'

07 Feb 2021

Mamata to skip Modi's Haldia event after last month's 'humiliation'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit West Bengal on Sunday to launch key infrastructure projects, however, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to attend the event.

Previous governments drafted Budget with eye on vote bank: Modi

04 Feb 2021

Previous governments drafted Budget with eye on vote bank: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday criticized previous governments for drafting the Union Budget with an eye on the vote bank.

PM Modi inaugurates Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations

04 Feb 2021

PM Modi inaugurates Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated via video conference the centenary celebrations of the historic Chauri Chaura incident, a landmark event in the country's fight for independence.

PM stresses on unity as farmers' protests get international attention

04 Feb 2021

PM stresses on unity as farmers' protests get international attention

Just as the farmers' protests drew global attention, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged citizens to remain united, while adding that several steps have been taken in the last six years to benefit the growers.

Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman says government committed to farmers' welfare

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman says government committed to farmers' welfare

While presenting her third Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is committed to the development of farmers, while also assuring that procurement of produce at the minimum support price (MSP) will continue steadily.

Nirmala Sitharaman to present 'Budget like never before' shortly

01 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman to present 'Budget like never before' shortly

At 11 am, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her third Union Budget. With the minister earlier declaring that this Budget "will be like never before," the expectations of a coronavirus-battered nation are already high.

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

31 Jan 2021

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 73rd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

More 'Made in India' vaccines to come: Modi at Davos

28 Jan 2021

More 'Made in India' vaccines to come: Modi at Davos

The world will see many more 'Made in India' vaccines soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, addressing the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit.

Webley & Scott to launch 'Made in India' revolvers

28 Jan 2021

Webley & Scott to launch 'Made in India' revolvers

The home-grown revolver of Webley & Scott, the renowned British firearms company, is being manufactured in Hardoi town of Uttar Pradesh under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative.

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

28 Jan 2021

Blamed for inciting Republic Day chaos, Deep Sidhu goes 'missing'

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu has gone missing, so to speak, since the chaos during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

25 Jan 2021

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

Upping his attack against the Centre over leaked WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, Congress's former President Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who provided information about Balakot airstrikes to the journalist.

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

23 Jan 2021

Kolkata: PM Modi attends event commemorating Bose's 125th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the Parakram Diwas celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

23 Jan 2021

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a massive rally in Sivasagar in Assam, wherein he gave over one lakh land allotment certificates.

PM Modi arrives in Assam, next stop is West Bengal

23 Jan 2021

PM Modi arrives in Assam, next stop is West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam a short while ago, after which he is slated to visit neighboring West Bengal.

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

22 Jan 2021

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government's 'Swachh Bharat' cleanliness mission helped in the fight against the coronavirus.

Popular Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passes away at age 80

22 Jan 2021

Popular Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passes away at age 80

Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away on Friday in Delhi. He was 80 years old.