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, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is a Hindu nationalist and member of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). 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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  • BJP & TMC tied in rakhi race
    The Telegraph

    BJP & TMC tied in rakhi race

    Tamluk: Competition for pride of place, on the wrist, has become fierce in East and West Midnapores with the BJP and Trinamul deciding to distribute rakhis with pictures of Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, respectively. Ahead of the Raksha Bandhan on August 26, rakhi manufacturers at places like Sabang and Pingla of West Midnapore and Moyna and Bhagabanpur in East Midnapore have been working overtime to make several lakh rakhis with pictures of Modi and Mamata. The rakhis will be sent out for sale and distribution to over 100 shops in the two districts. Shortly after Modi's Midnapore rally on July 16, the BJP leadership of the two districts decided to distribute rakhis with the Prime Minister's

  • Business Standard

    Economy transformed under Modi, Cong creating mirage of growth: BJP

    Hitting back at Congress over its claim of highest growth rate during UPA rule, the BJP today said India has transformed from "fragile five" economies to "fabulous few" investment destinations under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led dispensation, adding the previous government was trying to create a 'mirage' of growth. "Headline figures do not subvert the fact that Congress-led UPA rule was marked by reckless lending, macro-economic instability, high inflation, policy paralysis and highest corruption," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said. Patra was responding to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's assertion that Congress-led UPA-1 and UPA-2 governments delivered the highest decadal growth since

  • Modi congratulated Punia for his memorable win in Asian Games
    Business Standard India

    Modi congratulated Punia for his memorable win in Asian Games

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated wrestler Bajrang Punia for his "memorable" win today in the Asian Games, winning India her first gold medal. "Congratulations @BajrangPunia for the memorable victory in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling. This win is even more special because it is India's first Gold in the @asiangames2018. Best wishes for your future endeavours," Modi tweeted. Earlier, Modi had also extended his congratulations to Indian shooters, Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar, for winning the country her first medal in the Asian Games. They have secured third position in the rifle mixed team shooting event. "Our talented shooters give us our first medals at the @asiangames2018. Well done

  • Reuters

    More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps

    (Corrects figure in 13th paragraph of Aug 18 story to say 200,000 people, not two million.) By Jose Devasia and Sivaram Venkitasubramanian KOCHI, India (Reuters) - India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue.

  • Reuters

    More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps

    (Corrects figure in 13th paragraph of Aug 18 story to say 200,000 people, not two million.) By Jose Devasia and Sivaram Venkitasubramanian KOCHI, India (Reuters) - India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue.

  • More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps
    Reuters

    More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps

    If this goes out, I will have some charge left in my laptop and then it will be incommunicado." (For a graphic on 'Kerala underwater' click, https://tmsnrt.rs/2L0MiIw) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was taken by helicopter over inundated farmland and villages, promised more helicopters, boats and other equipment needed to expand the rescue operation in the still unfolding emergency. "More helicopters, boats and other equipment are being sought and Modi promised to provide all of these as fast as possible," Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told journalists.