Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. Born to a Gujarati family in Vadnagar, Modi helped his father sell tea as a child and later ran his own stall.
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    Complicity of Pakistan in Pulwama attack strongly underlined during India, Saudi talks

    New Delhi, Feb 20: Emphasising on the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday strongly condemned the Pulwama terror attack. During the talks between the two leaders, the complicity of Pakistan in Pulwama attacks was also underlined, said the Ministry of External Affairs. Earlier today in a joint press address, PM Modi and the visiting Saudi Arabia Crown Prince agreed to put pressure on countries providing support terrorism in any form. "Saudi Crown Prince appreciated the consistent efforts made by Prime Minister Modi since May 2014, including his personal initiatives to have friendly relations

  • Business Standard India

    A U-turn by Shatrughan Sinha would not guarantee him a party

    The Bihar BJP on Wednesday thanked actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha for commending Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon launch of Patna Metro Rail project but made it clear that making a U-turn would not guarantee a party ticket for the disgruntled MP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Sinha, who has been severely critical of the leadership of Modi and party president Amit Shah for quite some time, had on Sunday come out with a tweet praising both the prime minister and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the backdrop of laying of foundation stone for Patna Metro at a function held in Barauni where projects worth more than Rs 30,000 crore were launched. We are grateful to Shatrughan Sinha

  • The Economic Times

    What Modi said in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack

    After the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF troopers dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been repeatedly attacking Pakistan and giving signals that the neighbour may have to pay a heavy price for it. After his hard-hitting statements, the security forces claimed on Tuesday leadership of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operating in the valley have been liquidated. February 14: On the day the attack, Modi said, "The attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the martyrs. May the

  • Cow vigilantes in India killed at least 44 people, report finds
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Cow vigilantes in India killed at least 44 people, report finds

    Cow protection groups in India have killed at least 44 people over the last three years and often received support from law enforcement and Hindu nationalist politicians, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The 104-page report unveiled this week examines Hindu nationalist vigilante attacks and said 36 of the dead were members of India's large Muslim minority. About 280 people have been injured in more than 100 attacks between May 2015 and December 2018, the report by the New York-based group said, without providing statistics for the previous comparable period. Members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which supports policies to protect

  • The Times of India

    It seems PM Modi is not in mood to give befitting reply to Pakistan: Hardik Patel

    SULTANPUR: Patidar leader Hardik Patel Wednesday said it seems Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not in a mood to give a befitting reply to Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on February 14 in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district. "I can say with confidence that PM Modi is not in a mood to give a befitting reply to Pakistan because there is a difference in his thinking, policy and ideologies," Patel said in a press conference here. "When intelligence agencies had alerted

  • Business Standard India

    CPI(M) accuses govt of betraying farmers

    CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of betraying farmers despite "signing letters of promises" and said their agitation across the country would continue. About 50,000 farmers from 23 districts are expected to participate in a long march that starts from Nashik on Wednesday. It will culminate in Mumbai on February 27. "Modi's and BJP state governments are busy with just Jumlas. They betrayed the Annadaata, despite giving signed letters and making promises. But our Kisans won't give up. The March to Mumbai resumes," Yechury wrote on Twitter. The farmers have been demanding farm loan waiver, minimum support price, irrigation facilities and pension.

  • Congress' minority appeasement fuels terrorism: Yogi Adityanath in Odisha

    Congress' minority appeasement fuels terrorism: Yogi Adityanath in Odisha

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday launched a sharp attack on the Congress during his Odisha visit, accusing the Congress of following policies that, he alleged, had fuelled terrorism. Yogi Adityanath's pitch was that the country could only remain safe under PM Narendra Modi's leadership. Addressing a meeting of BJP's booth-level workers in Bhawanipatna town of Kalahandi district, Adityanath said the Manmohan Singh government had said minorities have first claim over country's resources. “Terrorism is the result of this appeasement. Till the appeasement policy is there, this country cannot be saved. This is why PM Modi said we would work for all classes of people,” said

  • The Economic Times

    Regulatory cost weighs on India's CEOs as Modi fights graft

    Companies operating in India see regulatory compliance as the biggest cost overrun in the next two years, a sign that Prime Minster Narendra Modi's efforts to curb corruption may be clashing with his plans to improve ease of doing business in Asia's third-largest economy. Compliance and regulatory scrutiny ranked as the biggest challenge, up from fourth position two years ago, according to a survey conducted by law firm Baker McKenzie of India's 100 top executives of mid- to large-sized companies. The survey, released on Tuesday as part of the firm's Doing Business Globally India Week, was conducted during November and December last year. Modi aims to take India into the top 50 countries in terms

  • The Times of India

    PM Narendra Modi's Amethi visit cancelled

    AMETHI: The proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress bastion of Amethi on February 27 has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday. On Tuesday, a BJP leader said the Prime Minister was likely to visit the ordnance factory in Munshiganj and later address a public meeting on February 27. However, according to District Magistrate RM Mishra, the proposed visit has now been cancelled. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Amethi which was proposed on February 27 has been cancelled," the DM said.


    Kejriwal asks PM Modi to grant full statehood to Delhi

    New Delhi, Feb 20: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi, an issue that the ruling AAP is expected to raise in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in an emphatic manner. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday said it will hold a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the BJP had done them "injustice" on the issue. Reacting to the PM's greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day on Twitter, Kejriwal tweeted, "Sir. Delhi is also waiting for its statehood day. U had promised to the people of Delhi that you wud grant full statehood to Delhi. Kindly do it sir. People of Delhi have faced injustice

  • The Times of India

    Rahul, Priyanka no match to Modi's leadership: Sena

    MUMBAI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's "development book" has improved much since 2014 and he has his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's support, but they cannot be compared with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, the Shiv Sena said on Wednesday. The remarks by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party came two days after it sealed a pre-poll alliance with the BJP after years of bickering and criticism of its policies and leaders. Responding to opposition criticism of the seat-sharing pact, the Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said questions on tie-up are less in the minds of people but much more among political opponents as these "insects" will be crushed due to the alliance. Referring to Modi's stewardship, it said, "Rahul Gandhi's book of development has improved much since 2014 and he has Priyanka's help.

  • Modi won't get a sweeping win, will need a lot of allies to return to power: Mark Mobius
    The Economic Times

    Modi won't get a sweeping win, will need a lot of allies to return to power: Mark Mobius

    Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius says Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be able to return to power alone after the next general election, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will need a lot of alliance support to stay in power. In an exclusive interview with, Mobius said BJP will most likely miss out on the huge majority that it had won in the previous election. “I think BJP will have to form a coalition to come to power. It may not have the majority that it had in the past,” Mobius, Founding Partner of Mobius Capital Partners, said. He says the market has already discounted such an election outcome. “That's the reason we are seeing the current round of weakness,” he said.

  • The Economic Times

    PM Narendra Modi, 4 key ministers to speak at ET GBS 2019

    New Delhi: Every word of his government, whether on policy or Pakistan, is being closely watched around the world as he seeks re-election and works to fashion an appropriate response to terror. So, everything he and his key ministers say is highly consequential. And we will hear them this week at the Yes Bank Economic Times Global Business Summit (GBS), powered by Facebook, being held over February 22 and 23. The government will be represented by the event's star speaker, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and by four of his key cabinet ministers — Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal — who will each deliver a special address. This is the PM's fourth appearance in India's

  • Weak Bond Auctions Flash Warning on India Record Debt Sales

    Weak Bond Auctions Flash Warning on India Record Debt Sales

    The deteriorating fiscal outlook, heavy supply of government bonds and a slowdown in the pace of bond buybacks are expected to lead to a higher risk premium at the long-end of the curve, HSBC Holdings Plc’s said in a note. The bank is “mildly bearish” on local sovereign bonds, and forecasts the 10-year yield to rise to 7.5 percent by end-June. The yield on the most-traded 2028 sovereign bond has climbed 17 basis points since the year started, raising borrowing costs for the government.


    PM in Varanasi: Social harmony not possible till there is caste discrimination, says Modi

    Varanasi (UP), Feb 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invoked poet-saint Guru Ravidas on his birth anniversary, urging people to end caste discrimination and identify those who promote it in their "self interest". Modi addressed two meetings and launched development projects worth Rs 3,000 crore during the visit to Varanasi, the second in a month to his Lok Sabha constituency ahead of the parliamentary elections. He hit out indirectly at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for “mocking” the high-speed Vande Bharat train from Varanasi to Delhi after it developed a snag, saying they had insulted the engineers involved in the project. Laying the