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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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  • India's security, territorial integrity non-negotiable, PM Modi must defend nation: Rahul Gandhi May 20, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    India's security, territorial integrity non-negotiable, PM Modi must defend nation: Rahul Gandhi

    China is constructing the second bridge in an area held by it around the strategically key Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and it could help the Chinese military to quickly mobilise its troops in the region, according to satellite imagery and people familiar with the development.

  • PM Modi to attend Tokyo Quad meet; to hold bilateral talks with US President Biden May 19, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    PM Modi to attend Tokyo Quad meet; to hold bilateral talks with US President Biden

    (Eds: Updating with additional inputs) New Delhi, May 19 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join US President Joe Biden and prime ministers of Austra..

  • Amid international disturbances, we need to build nation capable of establishing peace across globe: PM Modi May 19, 2022 11:57 AM IST

    Amid international disturbances, we need to build nation capable of establishing peace across globe: PM Modi

    PM Modi was virtually addressing a youth conclave organised in Gujarat by Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Kundaldham and Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Karelibaug, Vadodara.

  • Joe Biden to travel to Japan for Quad Summit, have bilateral meetings with PM Modi May 19, 2022 06:48 AM IST

    Joe Biden to travel to Japan for Quad Summit, have bilateral meetings with PM Modi

    Formed with Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, Quad was an initiative of the Trump Administration, which Biden has elevated to the leadership level. There have so far been three summits, two of them virtual.

  • Gujarat: 12 labourers killed in wall collapse at factory in Morbi district May 18, 2022 05:05 PM IST

    Gujarat: 12 labourers killed in wall collapse at factory in Morbi district

    (Eds: Adding reactions) Morbi (Guj), May 18 At least 12 labourers were killed when a wall collapsed at a salt packaging factory in Gujarat's Morbi di..

  • Analysis: Zombie unicorns - Indian startups go from feast to famine May 18, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    Analysis: Zombie unicorns - Indian startups go from feast to famine

    They aimed to ride a boom in India’s tech startups, which raised a record $35 billion in new funds in 2021, but the tide has since turned, as corporate governance concerns loom large for investors facing a new uncertainty in global markets.

  • Lot of stories to explore in India, says PM; invites global filmmakers May 17, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    Lot of stories to explore in India, says PM; invites global filmmakers

    New Delhi, May 17 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India has a lot of stories to be explored and asked international filmmakers to benef..

  • India aims to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade: PM Modi May 17, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    India aims to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade: PM Modi

    India currently has 3G and 4G telecom networks and companies are gearing up to launch 5G over the next few months.

  • PM Modi inaugurates India's first 5G testbed May 17, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates India's first 5G testbed

    Speaking at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), the Prime Minister said the 5G testbed is an important step for self-reliance in the direction of critical and modern technologies.

  • PM Modi meets UP ministers in Lucknow, stresses on good governance May 17, 2022 06:20 AM IST

    PM Modi meets UP ministers in Lucknow, stresses on good governance

    The meeting was held at the Chief Minister's residence. During the meeting, the prime minister instructed them to spend the maximum time in their areas, a senior leader present in the meeting said on the condition of anonymity.

  • PM Modi holds bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini May 16, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    PM Modi holds bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini

    Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba on a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, met Deuba after offering prayers at the sacred Maya Devi temple here.

  • Stalin writes to PM on cotton prices May 16, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Stalin writes to PM on cotton prices

    Chennai, May 16 Flagging the "serious disruptions" faced by the textile industry in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister M K Stalin has urged the Cent..

  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Nepal's Lumbini May 16, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    PM Modi lays foundation stone of India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Nepal's Lumbini

    The Centre will be constructed by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), New Delhi, on a plot allocated to IBC by the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT), under an agreement between IBC and LDT signed in March 2022, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

  • PM Modi arrives in Lumbini on Buddha Purnima; to hold talks with Nepal counterpart May 16, 2022 10:58 AM IST

    PM Modi arrives in Lumbini on Buddha Purnima; to hold talks with Nepal counterpart

    "Landed in Nepal. Happy to be among the wonderful people of Nepal on the special occasion of Buddha Purnima. Looking forward to the programmes in Lumbini," Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter. Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba, is paying a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

  • PM Modi’s message on Buddha Purnima: ‘Recall the principles of Lord Buddha’ May 16, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    PM Modi’s message on Buddha Purnima: ‘Recall the principles of Lord Buddha’

    On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to recall the teachings of Lord Buddha.

  • How PM Modi's visit to Nepal on auspicious Buddh Purnima may have Indian cause & effect too. Hint: Dalits May 16, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    How PM Modi's visit to Nepal on auspicious Buddh Purnima may have Indian cause & effect too. Hint: Dalits

    According to reports, the PM will land at the newly constructed Kushinagar airport from where he would visit a Buddha temple, situated around 4km away, and later leave for Nepal in a chopper. Kushinagar is a Buddhist pilgrimage spot.

  • My visit to Nepal intended to further deepen 'time-honoured' linkages: PM Modi May 16, 2022 07:14 AM IST

    My visit to Nepal intended to further deepen 'time-honoured' linkages: PM Modi

    In a statement, Modi said he was looking forward to meeting Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba after their "productive" discussions during the latter's visit to India last month.

  • It's more important for PM to speak on a film than on genocide of Kashmiri Pandits: Rahul Gandhi May 15, 2022 09:33 AM IST

    It's more important for PM to speak on a film than on genocide of Kashmiri Pandits: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Bhat, who had got the job of a clerk under the special employment package for migrants in 2010-11, was gunned down by terrorists inside the tehsil office in Chadoora town of central Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday.

  • Sonia Gandhi targets PM Modi at Congress' Chintan Shivir, says minorities being 'brutalised' May 13, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi targets PM Modi at Congress' Chintan Shivir, says minorities being 'brutalised'

    In her inaugural address at the party's 'Chintan Shivir' here, she urged delegates to deliberate with an open mind and send out a clear message of strong organisation and unity.

  • PM Modi seeks streamlining WHO's vaccine approval process; calls for flexible rules by WTO May 13, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    PM Modi seeks streamlining WHO's vaccine approval process; calls for flexible rules by WTO

    In his address at the second global Covid virtual summit, Modi, highlighting India’s role in combating the coronavirus pandemic, said New Delhi would extend its genomic sequencing network to the neighbouring countries.

  • PM Modi to unveil Madhya Pradesh's start-up policy today May 13, 2022 07:29 AM IST

    PM Modi to unveil Madhya Pradesh's start-up policy today

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would be present at the function, besides senior officials and start-up entrepreneurs.

  • Appeasement politics ends with 100% coverage of govt schemes: PM Modi May 12, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Appeasement politics ends with 100% coverage of govt schemes: PM Modi

    The event was organised by the Bharuch district administration to mark 100 per cent saturation of four key schemes of the state government meant for providing financial assistance to widows, the elderly and destitute citizens.

  • Nepal to inaugurate its largest convention centre during PM Modi's visit on May 16 May 12, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    Nepal to inaugurate its largest convention centre during PM Modi's visit on May 16

    Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to inaugurate the convention centre in Lumbini, a World Heritage site in the presence of his Indian counterpart, officials said. The convention-cum-meditation centre has been constructed under the national project of Lumbini Development Master Plan.

  • PM Modi pays tributes to scientists on Pokhran tests anniversary May 11, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    PM Modi pays tributes to scientists on Pokhran tests anniversary

    The day is observed to mark the successful nuclear tests in Pokhran.

  • PM Modi created two Indias, one for rich and another for poor: Rahul Gandhi May 10, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    PM Modi created two Indias, one for rich and another for poor: Rahul Gandhi

    Launching his party's campaign for this year's Gujarat Assembly elections at an adivasi satyagrah rally' in tribal Dahod district, Gandhi said he is confident that Congress will come to power in the state.

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