Narendra Modi is the 14th prime minister of India and represents Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi constituency in the Lok Sabha. Born and raised in Gujarat’s Vadnagar, he is a senior member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The 71-year-old political leader is also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a country-based right-wing Hindu nationalist paramilitary volunteer organisation. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi led the saffron party’s political campaign as its prime ministerial face. In the polls, he fought from the Varanasi seat for the first time and won with a huge margin. The party also won the polls with a majority in the lower house of Parliament and Modi was appointed as the Prime Minister of the country. With this, he became the first PM of the country, who was born after its independence in 1947. He was re-elected in the 2019 general elections after BJP retained power in the Centre for the second consecutive term. Earlier, Modi had served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. In his tenure, he has taken several historic decisions, including ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, abrogation of Article 370, demonetization, introduction of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and passage of several other significant bills. More
Sam Altman said he talked to PM Modi about what opportunities India presents for AI, and about regulation.
The home minister highlighted through tweets the Modi government's thrust on use of technology for the benefit of people with the hashtag #9YearsOfTechForGrowth.
"This is only the third state visit for the Biden administration. India is now one of our closest friends. The fact that the prime minister and the president have agreed to this, their coming together is a powerful signal from the top of each government that our future is together," Keshap told PTI in an interview.
Earlier, Altman said in a tweet, "Great conversation with @narendramodi discussing india's incredible tech ecosystem and how the country can benefit from ai. Really enjoyed all my meetings with people in the @PMOIndia."
Prime Minister Modi will embark on his first state visit to the US at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden this month.
It's a high stakes game for the two main aircraft-makers, as global demand for planes in the next decade will be led by India and the Middle East
In tweets, Shah said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has embraced a future where healthcare is no longer a privilege.
EAM Dr S Jaishankar briefs on 9 years of PM Modi-led Government
Prime Minister Modi is visiting the US from June 21-24 at the invitation of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The US president and the First Lady will host Modi at a state dinner on June 22. The visit also includes an address to the Joint Session of the Congress on June 22.
The two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were earlier summoned by a metropolitan court to appear before it on June 7. The case against the two has been filed by the Gujarat University (GU).
West Bengal is keenly poised with less than a year for Lok Sabha polls. Signs of anti-incumbency and Muslim anger have surfaced against Mamata Banerjee. The Left-Congress front, which is the third political pole, is alleging a “Didi-Modi setting” to ease the road for BJP in 2024 and Trinamool in 2026. BJP, surprisingly, is no longer its aggressive old self in countering Trinamool, which may end up hurting it
Modi will address a joint session of the US Congress on June 22 during his official state visit to the country.
Prime Minister Modi, when he comes here, should ask for that, said Venkatesh Shukla, general partner, Monta Vista Capital, and former TiE Global chairperson.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who is visiting USA, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a conversation on Artificial Intelligence, the issue of Pegasus spyware and similar technologies at Silicon Valley, California. Taking out his phone, Rahul on stage pretended to call PM Modi saying “Hello! Mr. Modi” and laughed alleging that his phone was being tapped. Now the External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, who was in South Africa for an official visit addressed the Indian diaspora in Cape Town, took a veiled jibe at Rahul and said that there are things bigger than politics and hinted that he will give a reply after coming back to India.
In his letter to Modi, Kharge hit out at the Railway minister for seeking a CBI probe, saying the law enforcement agency is meant to investigate crimes, not railway accidents.
In his video message at a World Environment Day event here, Modi said that for the protection of the world climate it is important that all countries think, rising above selfish interests.
Speaking on the occasion of the World Environment Day, he said if India has expanded its 4G and 5G telecom networks, it has also enhanced its forest cover on an equal footing.
Rahul Gandhi, who is on a visit to the US, was addressing the members of Indian diaspora in the Javits Centre here. They observed 60-second silence in respect of those who died in the Odisha train accident.
While the Coromandel Express was at a speed of 128km per hour, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express was running at 116kmph. The report has been submitted to the Railway Board, sources said. These trains generally run up to a maximum speed of 130 kmph
Prachanda visited India from May 31 to June 3, his first official trip abroad since assuming office in December 2022
Modi emphasised on the "whole of government" approach to mitigate this monumental tragedy, which has claimed over 280 lives so far.
"It is a serious incident, and instructions have been issued for probe from every angle. Those found guilty will be punished stringently," Prime Minister Modi told reporters, after meeting the injured victims at the hospital.
At least 238 people were killed and more than 900 injured in the train crash involving the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train in Odisha's Balasore district on Friday.
Rahul Gandhi, who is in the US for a three-city US tour, made the remarks in response to a series of questions during an interaction with the media at the National Press Club here.
Speaking to PTI on Wednesday, Chandrasekhar said the report reminds Indians how the Congress-led UPA had left "a shattered economy" in 2014. Nine years later, India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world with record FDI, he said.