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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Kashmir: BJP leader, his brother, and father killed by terrorists

09 Jul 2020

Kashmir: BJP leader, his brother, and father killed by terrorists

A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his brother, and father were shot dead by terrorists in Bandipora, North Kashmir, late on Wednesday evening.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

08 Jul 2020

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

06 Jul 2020

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

06 Jul 2020

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been questioning the government over tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and has repeatedly asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "come clean" on the situation has, surprisingly, not attended a single meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense since September.

China pulls back troops at Galwan Valley by 1 km

06 Jul 2020

China pulls back troops at Galwan Valley by 1 km

Weeks after the violent clash at Galwan Valley, China's People's Liberation Army has withdrawn its troops by over one kilometer, news agency ANI reported citing sources.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Was Modi's hospital visit to injured soldiers fake? Army clarifies

04 Jul 2020

Was Modi's hospital visit to injured soldiers fake? Army clarifies

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to soldiers injured in the June 15 Indo-China clash in Ladakh's Galwan Valley.

PM Modi addresses soldiers in Ladakh, salutes their bravery

03 Jul 2020

PM Modi addresses soldiers in Ladakh, salutes their bravery

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the soldiers in Nimu, Ladakh, where he paid a visit for the first time since last month's Galwan Valley clash.

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

03 Jul 2020

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

Sending a strong message that India stands with its soldiers defending its borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid a visit to Leh to review the situation.

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

02 Jul 2020

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

Endorsing what the government's supporters have been saying after 59 Chinese apps were banned this week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India conducted a "digital strike" with the surprise move.

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

01 Jul 2020

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have quit Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

Free food for poor till November-end, announces PM Modi

30 Jun 2020

Free food for poor till November-end, announces PM Modi

In his short address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended till November-end.

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

The easing of coronavirus-induced lockdown led to a worrying rise in cases prompting few states to toy with the idea of re-imposing some curbs.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

28 Jun 2020

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 66th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

24 Jun 2020

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

In a move meant to boost depositors' confidence, the Union government has decided to bring all cooperative banks under the supervision of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, after a Cabinet meeting.

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

24 Jun 2020

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

22 Jun 2020

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

21 Jun 2020

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

21 Jun 2020

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

20 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Modi launches Rs. 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers

20 Jun 2020

Modi launches Rs. 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scheme to create employment for migrant workers who returned home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

20 Jun 2020

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

The sacrifices of those who laid their lives in Galwan Valley won't go in vain, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said today at the combined graduation parade at Air Force Academy, near Hyderabad.

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

20 Jun 2020

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

Amid heightened tensions with India, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian gave a step-by-step account of what happened at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

19 Jun 2020

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meeting today to discuss the clash in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

Galwan martyrs had brutal marks, nation bids a tearful goodbye

19 Jun 2020

Galwan martyrs had brutal marks, nation bids a tearful goodbye

Attacked by the Chinese in a barbaric manner at Galwan Valley, 20 Indian soldiers laid their lives, defending our territories.

Amid criticism, Karan Johar unfollows most actors on Twitter

18 Jun 2020

Amid criticism, Karan Johar unfollows most actors on Twitter

Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death has raised some pertinent questions and brought the entire film fraternity under scrutiny.

Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

18 Jun 2020

Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday addressed a curtain-raiser press conference to provide details on the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

Army releases names of 20 martyrs; indebted India mourns!

17 Jun 2020

Army releases names of 20 martyrs; indebted India mourns!

On Wednesday, the Indian Army released the names of 20 soldiers who were killed in action on Monday at the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, after clashing with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Expansion of health infrastructure of utmost priority: Modi on COVID-19

17 Jun 2020

Expansion of health infrastructure of utmost priority: Modi on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of 15 states and union territories over the coronavirus crisis.

Self Musing: Sushant Rajput's team launches website in his memory

17 Jun 2020

Self Musing: Sushant Rajput's team launches website in his memory

It still seems like a hard pill to swallow that the ever-charming and talented Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us.

India-China clash: Capable of giving fitting reply, says Modi

17 Jun 2020

India-China clash: Capable of giving fitting reply, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reacted to the recent escalations along the India-China border saying that the sacrifices of our soldiers will not go to waste.

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

17 Jun 2020

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.

PM Modi speaks with Chief Ministers on coronavirus crisis

16 Jun 2020

PM Modi speaks with Chief Ministers on coronavirus crisis

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with chief ministers, lieutenant-governors, and administrators of 21 states and UTs, on the coronavirus crisis, the unlocking phase which India entered in June, and the steps ahead.

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

16 Jun 2020

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tri-service chiefs, and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat after three soldiers were martyred along the Line of Actual Control last night. The meeting lasted nearly 90 minutes.

Prices of petrol and diesel hiked for tenth straight day

16 Jun 2020

Prices of petrol and diesel hiked for tenth straight day

The prices of petrol and diesel were increased for the tenth consecutive day on Tuesday, taking fuel prices to the highest level in more than a year.