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 on two-day visit to Gujarat: Here's his schedule

30 Oct 2020

PM Modi on two-day visit to Gujarat: Here's his schedule

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his two-day trip to Gujarat, where he is scheduled to inaugurate a host of projects.

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

29 Oct 2020

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.

India can still become a $5 trillion economy: PM Modi

29 Oct 2020

India can still become a $5 trillion economy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is optimistic that India can still achieve the target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024, despite being badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"

28 Oct 2020

Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"

The high-stakes Bihar polls began today as voters of 71 out of the total 243 seats chose their pick, amid restrictions levied due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Guidelines for 'reopening' from lockdown extended till November 30

27 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Guidelines for 'reopening' from lockdown extended till November 30

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the guidelines for reopening from the coronavirus lockdown until November 30.

Veteran actor Naresh Kanodia passed away; PM Modi mourns loss

27 Oct 2020

Veteran actor Naresh Kanodia passed away; PM Modi mourns loss

Naresh Kanodia, a veteran actor of Gujarati cinema, passed away on Tuesday.

Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe

27 Oct 2020

Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe

Turning the big battle for Bihar personal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took potshots at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for having nine children, in a quest for a son.

After 'ganja' comment, Kangana hits back at Uddhav Thackeray

26 Oct 2020

After 'ganja' comment, Kangana hits back at Uddhav Thackeray

During his Dussehra speech on Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in a veiled attack on actor Kangana Ranaut, said that she has not only slandered Mumbai, its police but also Maharashtra's sons.

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

26 Oct 2020

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

Four years ago, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 152 passengers. The accident, one of the worst to hit Indian Railways, was suggested to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy, even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

26 Oct 2020

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.

#MannKiBaat: Modi calls for patience while celebrating festivals amid COVID-19

25 Oct 2020

#MannKiBaat: Modi calls for patience while celebrating festivals amid COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 70th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Biden slams Trump for his 'filthy' India remark during debate

25 Oct 2020

Biden slams Trump for his 'filthy' India remark during debate

United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Republican rival, Donald Trump, for his remarks on India.

Imported items, including liquor, to be banned in Army canteens

24 Oct 2020

Imported items, including liquor, to be banned in Army canteens

The government is set to ban imported items, including liquor, in the defense canteens as it has ordered its 4,000 military shops to stop purchasing all "direct imported" goods, reported Reuters.

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

The Indian government has reportedly set aside Rs. 50,000 crore to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the entire country.

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

22 Oct 2020

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released manifesto for poll-bound Bihar. Among the big promises were free coronavirus vaccine for all and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs to seekers.

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

21 Oct 2020

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

20 Oct 2020

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

The Indian National Congress on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister to come up with concrete solutions for the COVID-19 crisis instead of giving "plain speeches."

Lockdown has gone, but coronavirus has not: Modi addresses nation

20 Oct 2020

Lockdown has gone, but coronavirus has not: Modi addresses nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation. Modi warned people against laxity ahead of the festive season, when experts have maintained that the number of fresh infections may rise once again.

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

20 Oct 2020

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

PM Modi will address the nation at 6 pm today

20 Oct 2020

PM Modi will address the nation at 6 pm today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 6 pm today, he said in a tweet on Tuesday, urging countrymen to join in.

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

19 Oct 2020

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., the son of US President Donald Trump, thinks Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be soft toward China and effectively, not good for India.

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

19 Oct 2020

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.

On 25th anniversary, 'DDLJ' is hitting theaters in Spain

18 Oct 2020

On 25th anniversary, 'DDLJ' is hitting theaters in Spain

As theaters reopen around the world, what could be a better way to get back to cinemas than relishing the epic love story of Raj and Simran in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge?

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

18 Oct 2020

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that India is prepared for any eventuality with China.

Coronavirus: Active cases drop below 8 lakh after 1.5 months

17 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Active cases drop below 8 lakh after 1.5 months

For the first time in 1.5 months, the number of active coronavirus infections has fallen under eight lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic producer threatened online, files complaint

16 Oct 2020

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic producer threatened online, files complaint

Amit B Wadhwani, a co-producer of the biopic PM Narendra Modi has filed a police complaint after receiving threats on social media, according to reports.

Major Hindi films are re-releasing, as cinemas open doors again

16 Oct 2020

Major Hindi films are re-releasing, as cinemas open doors again

Cinema lovers, rejoice!

30 rain-related deaths in Telangana; showers lash Mumbai, Pune

15 Oct 2020

30 rain-related deaths in Telangana; showers lash Mumbai, Pune

After ripping apart Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the deep depression moved toward Maharashtra, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a red alert for the entire North Konkan region, that includes Mumbai and Thane, for Thursday.

Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

14 Oct 2020

Kangana Ranaut booked over controversial tweet against farmers' agitation

An FIR has been filed against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her controversial opinion on the farmers' agitation, which was sparked after the Centre introduced three farm Bills.

Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row

14 Oct 2020

Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row

Shiv Sena, taunted by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for turning "secular," is seeking his removal and might approach President Ram Nath Kovind, News18 reported on Wednesday.

'Shocked' by Maharashtra Governor's letter to CM, Pawar approaches Modi

13 Oct 2020

'Shocked' by Maharashtra Governor's letter to CM, Pawar approaches Modi

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing shock over a recent letter written by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Cow dung chip, providing "protection from radiation," unveiled by government

13 Oct 2020

Cow dung chip, providing "protection from radiation," unveiled by government

In a bizarre turn of events, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria unveiled a chip made of cow dung on Monday announcing that it reduces harmful radiations from mobiles.

'83' to release this Christmas, 'Sooryavanshi' pushed to 2021

12 Oct 2020

'83' to release this Christmas, 'Sooryavanshi' pushed to 2021

Ranveer Singh-starrer sports-drama 83 is all set to hit the theaters around Christmas this year, while Akshay Kumar's much-awaited Sooryavanshi will be pushed to early next year.

Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

12 Oct 2020

Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

Congress has lost one of its most fiery spokespersons as actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar joined the rival BJP on Monday.

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

11 Oct 2020

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

At least seven MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura have camped in Delhi and are demanding the removal of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Attempts to destabilize Andhra Pradesh government: CM Reddy to CJI

11 Oct 2020

Attempts to destabilize Andhra Pradesh government: CM Reddy to CJI

In a rare letter to the Chief Justice of India, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has accused Justice NV Ramana of the Supreme Court of conspiring against his state government.

'PM Narendra Modi' to re-release in theaters on October 15

10 Oct 2020

'PM Narendra Modi' to re-release in theaters on October 15

Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the current Prime Minister of India, is set to become one of the first Bollywood films to hit theaters as movie halls reopen across the country.

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

08 Oct 2020

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday criticized the Indian administration over its poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy.

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

08 Oct 2020

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.