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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Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

07 Dec 2020

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India cannot build the next century with old laws.

Farmers' protest: Government ready for written assurance on MSP

06 Dec 2020

Farmers' protest: Government ready for written assurance on MSP

The central government is ready to give written assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws, Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said on Sunday.

All you need to know about the new Parliament building

06 Dec 2020

All you need to know about the new Parliament building

The new Parliament building will be bigger than the existing complex, boasting bigger Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers, a grand Constitution Hall, paperless offices, etc.

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

05 Dec 2020

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the new Parliament building on December 10 (Thursday), Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

05 Dec 2020

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

Before the Centre is set to have another round of dialogue with farmers, to address their concerns linked to agricultural reforms, top ministers of the cabinet reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, multiple reports said.

Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

05 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

With encouraging news about the coronavirus vaccine trickling in, the World Health Organization said on Friday that it is expecting nearly half a billion doses will be available for distribution by the first quarter of 2021 under the global COVAX initiative.

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

05 Dec 2020

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

04 Dec 2020

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) emerged as the single-largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results, as it won 55 out of total 150 seats.

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

03 Dec 2020

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

Top ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government spent time yesterday preparing for the key meeting with farmers' representatives, which is scheduled for 12 noon today at Vigyan Bhawan.

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

02 Dec 2020

Farmers demand Parliament session to repeal laws; threaten intensified protest

Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws passed by the Centre on Wednesday demanded a special session of the Parliament to repeal the laws.

Sushant Singh Rajput tops Yahoo's most searched personalities' list

02 Dec 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput tops Yahoo's most searched personalities' list

Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has topped Yahoo's annual list of the most searched personalities of the year.

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as R-Day chief: Report

02 Dec 2020

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as R-Day chief: Report

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been invited to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations in January next year, a report said on Wednesday.

Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

01 Dec 2020

Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

On Tuesday, a three-member team of Union Ministers started talks with 35 representatives of farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws.

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

01 Dec 2020

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

India giving befitting reply to anti-national forces: Modi in Varanasi

30 Nov 2020

India giving befitting reply to anti-national forces: Modi in Varanasi

India is giving a befitting reply to anti-national forces within and outside of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.

Our intentions as holy as Ganga: PM amid farmers' protest

30 Nov 2020

Our intentions as holy as Ganga: PM amid farmers' protest

Miles away from where farmers have launched a massive agitation against the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attempted to reach out to them by saying that the new laws will empower them.

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

30 Nov 2020

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair an all-party meeting this Friday to review the COVID-19 situation in India, according to reports.

Statue of Unity attracts more tourists than Statue of Liberty

30 Nov 2020

Statue of Unity attracts more tourists than Statue of Liberty

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's grand Statue of Unity has been attracting more tourists than the Statue of Liberty in the United States, officials in the know said.

18,000km of railway line electrified in six years: Piyush Goyal

30 Nov 2020

18,000km of railway line electrified in six years: Piyush Goyal

As much as 18,065 kilometers of the railway line has been electrified under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government between 2014 and 2020, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal stated on Sunday.

Protesting farmers reject Amit Shah's offer on venue change

29 Nov 2020

Protesting farmers reject Amit Shah's offer on venue change

Farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws have rejected Union Home Minister Amit Shah's condition of changing the venue of their demonstration.

#MannkiBaat: Farm laws gave farmers new rights, opportunities, says Modi

29 Nov 2020

#MannkiBaat: Farm laws gave farmers new rights, opportunities, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 71st edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Applying for Covishield's emergency approval in 2 weeks: SII

28 Nov 2020

Applying for Covishield's emergency approval in 2 weeks: SII

The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, on Saturday said that the company will seek the emergency-use authorization of the coronavirus vaccine 'Covishield' soon.

Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development

28 Nov 2020

Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-city tour to review the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

PM to visit three cities to review coronavirus vaccine development

28 Nov 2020

PM to visit three cities to review coronavirus vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit three cities today to review the coronavirus vaccine development and manufacturing process, his office revealed.

GDP shrinks by 7.5% in Q2, India in technical recession

28 Nov 2020

GDP shrinks by 7.5% in Q2, India in technical recession

After a record 23.9% slump in the previous quarter, the Indian economy rebounded a little in the July-September quarter, as the gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 7.5%.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies of coronavirus-linked complications

25 Nov 2020

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies of coronavirus-linked complications

Ahmed Patel, a senior Congress leader and a Gandhi family loyalist, passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 71, his son Faisal Patel informed.

Coronavirus: PM Modi meets CMs, discusses vaccination drive

24 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: PM Modi meets CMs, discusses vaccination drive

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held two virtual meetings — one involving Chief Ministers of eight states, worst hit by coronavirus, and another with CMs of all states to talk about the vaccination strategy.

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

24 Nov 2020

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of eight states, where a large chunk of coronavirus cases are being reported from.

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

23 Nov 2020

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies

Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

23 Nov 2020

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

On Sunday, G20 leaders announced that India will host the prestigious summit in 2023, a year later than what was decided earlier.

YouTuber opposes Akshay Kumar's Rs. 500 crore defamation case

21 Nov 2020

YouTuber opposes Akshay Kumar's Rs. 500 crore defamation case

After being sued with a Rs. 500 crore defamation case by actor Akshay Kumar for making false claims in his videos, YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee has refused to pay the amount, claiming there was nothing defamatory in his content.

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

21 Nov 2020

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission over a recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed.

Can deliver coronavirus vaccine in a few months: Health Minister

19 Nov 2020

Can deliver coronavirus vaccine in a few months: Health Minister

India's Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said today that deliveries of coronavirus vaccine will happen within a few months, adding that the country's scientists are way ahead in terms of research.

Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

19 Nov 2020

Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered late PM Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary today. He also remembered freedom fighter Rani Lakshmibai on her 192nd birth anniversary.

Aamir Khan steps out to watch 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari'

18 Nov 2020

Aamir Khan steps out to watch 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari'

The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to virtually everything, with many countries imposing strict measures to contain the outbreak.

In first conversation after polls, Biden, Modi discuss Indo-US ties

18 Nov 2020

In first conversation after polls, Biden, Modi discuss Indo-US ties

Weeks after Joe Biden unseated incumbent President Donald Trump, cementing his path to the White House, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a word with him and discussed Indo-US ties.

Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' helped generate Rs. 30 crore: RTI

17 Nov 2020

Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' helped generate Rs. 30 crore: RTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio show has helped the state-owned radio broadcaster generate Rs. 30.28 crore, a Right to Information (RTI) query has found.

In first since mid-July, less than 30,000 coronavirus cases recorded

17 Nov 2020

In first since mid-July, less than 30,000 coronavirus cases recorded

India's steep decline with respect to new coronavirus cases is continuing, with Monday bringing some much-needed good news. For the first time since mid-July, the country logged less than 30,000 fresh COVID-19 infections.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra registers lowest single-day tally in over five months

17 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra registers lowest single-day tally in over five months

On Monday, Maharashtra reported 2,535 fresh coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day figure since early-June. The number of cases in the state now stands at 17,49,777 and fatalities at 46,034 after 60 more people lost their lives yesterday.