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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

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  • Looking forward to supporting PM Modi during India's G20 Presidency: US President Biden Dec 02, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    Looking forward to supporting PM Modi during India's G20 Presidency: US President Biden

    Prime Minister Modi on Thursday said India will work to further promote oneness, inspired by the theme of "One Earth, One Family, One Future" and listed terror, climate change, pandemic as the greatest challenges that can be best fought together.

  • Gujarat Elections 2022: PM Modi holds massive roadshow in Ahmedabad Dec 02, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Gujarat Elections 2022: PM Modi holds massive roadshow in Ahmedabad

    People flocked on both sides of the streets through which the Prime Minister’s convoy was passing.The crowd carrying his posters were chanting “Modi…Modi…” The Prime Minister was also seen greeting people and waving his hands.

  • G20 2023 Summit: All you need to know about the Group of Twenty Dec 01, 2022 07:08 PM IST

    G20 2023 Summit: All you need to know about the Group of Twenty

    The Group of Twenty is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, made up of 19 countries and the European Union, representing the world’s major developed and emerging economies.

  • Gujarat Elections 2022: PM Modi's home state votes in key local polls Dec 01, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    Gujarat Elections 2022: PM Modi's home state votes in key local polls

    BJP remains popular despite criticism of inflation and unemployment and is expected to emerge victorious. Most pre-election surveys and several political analysts have predicted that it will win a majority of the 182 seats in the state for a record seventh time in a row, defeating the main opposition Congress party and new entrant Aam Aadmi Party.

  • Competition among Congress leaders to abuse me: PM Modi Dec 01, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Competition among Congress leaders to abuse me: PM Modi

    Before Kharge, another Congress leader had said the party will show Modi his 'aukat' (place), the PM said, apparently referring to Madhusudan Mistry's remark.

  • Amid support for PM Modi, steady grumble about unemployment in Gujarat Dec 01, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    Amid support for PM Modi, steady grumble about unemployment in Gujarat

    Of them, the highest number of unemployed youths -- 26,921 -- were in Vadodara, followed by Ahmedabad (26,628), Anand (22,515), Rajkot (18,997) and Kheda (16,163) districts.

  • India's G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, decisive: PM Modi Dec 01, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    India's G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, decisive: PM Modi

    India's G20 priorities will be shaped in consultation with not just our G20 partners, but also our fellow-travellers in the global South, whose voice often goes unheard, Modi said.

  • Gujarat Assembly polls: PM Modi to hold more than 30-km-long roadshow in Ahmedabad Dec 01, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    Gujarat Assembly polls: PM Modi to hold more than 30-km-long roadshow in Ahmedabad

    Voting is underway on Thursday for the first phase of elections in 89 seats of Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions, while the polling in the remaining 93 seats including 16 of Ahmedabad city will take place on December 5.

  • Voting begins for 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly polls; 89 seats up for grabs, 788 candidates in fray Dec 01, 2022 08:12 AM IST

    Voting begins for 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly polls; 89 seats up for grabs, 788 candidates in fray

    The voting is being held across 14,382 polling stations, of which 3,311 are in the urban and 11,071 in rural areas, the office of the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.

  • PM Modi hails growth in milk production in last 8 years Nov 28, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    PM Modi hails growth in milk production in last 8 years

    Narendra Modi remarks came in response to a tweet by Union minister for fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying Parshottam Rupala, who said there had been a "monumental growth" in milk production in the last eight years.

  • Sanction mega powerloom cluster to Telangana as return gift for G20 logo, Minister asks  PM Modi Nov 28, 2022 09:35 AM IST

    Sanction mega powerloom cluster to Telangana as return gift for G20 logo, Minister asks PM Modi

    "Dear @narendramodi Ji, The best return gift to my weaver brothers & sisters in Siricilla will be to sanction a Mega Powerloom cluster in Union Budget, 2023 and making GST Zero on handloom products. Hope you will oblige," the Minister, who is also TRS Working President tweeted on Sunday night.

  • Congress, like-minded parties view terrorism as shortcut to achieve success but mum on big terror attacks: PM Modi Nov 28, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    Congress, like-minded parties view terrorism as shortcut to achieve success but mum on big terror attacks: PM Modi

    In a veiled attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), he urged the people of Gujarat not to commit the sin of letting those, who gave election tickets to the anti-Narmada dam project forces in the past, set foot in the state.

  • PM Modi condoles demise of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale Nov 26, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    PM Modi condoles demise of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale

    Gokhale, 77, passed away earlier in the day at Pune's Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital due to multi-organ failure.

  • PM Modi congratulates ISRO, NSIL on successful PSLV C54 mission Nov 26, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates ISRO, NSIL on successful PSLV C54 mission

    The mission, which was PSLV's 56th flight, is said to be one of the longest ones undertaken by the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency.

  • New Malay PM Ibrahim faces conservative challenge, confidence motion Nov 26, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    New Malay PM Ibrahim faces conservative challenge, confidence motion

    Malaysia is a key trade partner and India will be closely watching this space. Indian PM Narendra Modi has wished Ibrahim and said he looked forward to strengthening their partnership.

  • India rectifying past mistakes, celebrating unsung heroes: PM Modi Nov 25, 2022 01:20 PM IST

    India rectifying past mistakes, celebrating unsung heroes: PM Modi

    Addressing the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Barphukan, Modi said the history of India was not just about slavery but also about its warriors.

  • PM Modi to address closing ceremony of 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Barphukan Nov 25, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    PM Modi to address closing ceremony of 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Barphukan

    It has been the constant endeavour of the prime minister to honour the unsung heroes in a befitting manner and in line with this, the country is celebrating 2022 as the 400th birth anniversary year of Barphukan, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

  • This election is about deciding Gujarat's fate for next 25 years: PM Modi Nov 24, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    This election is about deciding Gujarat's fate for next 25 years: PM Modi

    Addressing a poll rally in Palanpur town of Banaskantha district in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party candidates, Modi said though many developmental works have been carried out so far by the ruling BJP in Gujarat and the Centre, time has come to take a "giant leap".

  • Mopa airport in Goa to be commissioned soon: PM Modi Nov 24, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    Mopa airport in Goa to be commissioned soon: PM Modi

    Virtually addressing youth who were given appointments in Goa government departments during the Rojgaar Melava organised by the state government, Modi also appealed to the youth to work towards achieving the dream of a "new India" by 2047.

  • Six ministries submit logistics efficiency plans: DPIIT joint secretary Nov 23, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Six ministries submit logistics efficiency plans: DPIIT joint secretary

    The other seven ministries are identifying bottlenecks that affect logistics efficiency and will come out with their plans soon.

  • Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi Nov 23, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi

    Canvassing for BJP candidates at Mehsana in poll-bound Gujarat, Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party never endorsed the policy of "favouritism and discrimination" which is evident in youths reposing faith in the ruling party.

  • Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi in Gujarat Nov 23, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi in Gujarat

    Addressing a rally at Mehsana in north Gujarat, where the two-phase Assembly elections are scheduled to be held next month, Modi said the Congress destroyed not only Gujarat but the entire country.

  • I hope Gujarat witnesses record turnout in assembly polls: PM Modi Nov 23, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    I hope Gujarat witnesses record turnout in assembly polls: PM Modi

    Modi's remarks came after Jam Saheb Shatrushalya Singhji, scion of the Jamnagar royal family, cast his vote at his residence in the presence of the deputy collector and other election officials on Monday.

  • 'Rozgar Melas' in NDA-ruled states benefit of double engine governments: PM Modi Nov 22, 2022 12:03 PM IST

    'Rozgar Melas' in NDA-ruled states benefit of double engine governments: PM Modi

    "This is the double benefit of double engine governments. The campaign to hand over appointment letters to the youth shall continue in a sustained manner," Modi said addressing the second 'Rozgar Mela' (employment fair) organised by the central government.

  • PM Modi to give appointment letters to 71,000 recruits at 'Rozgar Mela' Nov 22, 2022 09:49 AM IST

    PM Modi to give appointment letters to 71,000 recruits at 'Rozgar Mela'

    Physical copies of appointment letters will be handed over at 45 locations across the country, except Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh where the Model Code of Conduct is in force.