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14th and current Prime Minister of India

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Narendra Modi: 14th and current Prime Minister of India
Narendra Damodardas Modi 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 of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Indian police don coronavirus-themed helmets [Video]

Indian police don coronavirus-themed helmets

Police in India's western Surat city are using coronavirus-themed helmets and shields to create awareness of the crisis and to appeal to people to stay indoors.

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With no food or money, India's slum dwellers struggle [Video]

With no food or money, India's slum dwellers struggle

Bharpai, a 54-year-old Indian grandmother, is desperate to keep her family safe from a raging coronavirus crisis amid an unprecedented lockdown. Bharpai says since the nationwide lockdown was..

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India's poor pushed to live in trees for isolation [Video]

India's poor pushed to live in trees for isolation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation's poor for "forgiveness" on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens. Lacking space in their homes, some..

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Migrant workers leave cities on trucks in locked down India [Video]

Migrant workers leave cities on trucks in locked down India

With no way to earn a living and all public transport halted, India's army of migrant workers has been left stranded and are now moving back to their native homes on trucks, buses or on foot.

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Coronavirus outbreak in India: New Delhi now a ghost town as Modi orders a 21-day lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak in India: New Delhi now a ghost town as Modi orders a 21-day lockdown

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India Puts 1.3 Billion People on Lockdown for 21 Days [Video]

India Puts 1.3 Billion People on Lockdown for 21 Days

The world's largest lockdown was announced by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night. The three-week lockdown was set to begin at midnight.

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Empty streets of India under lockdown [Video]

Empty streets of India under lockdown

India woke up on Wednesday to a sweeping lockdown of its 1.3 billion people, one of the world's most ambitious efforts to fight the coronavirus, but the order didn't stop crowds of people thronging to..

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Modi puts all of India under lockdown for 21 days [Video]

Modi puts all of India under lockdown for 21 days

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the government would impose a nationwide lockdown from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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Coronavirus pandemic: India's PM Modi imposes one-day curfew on Sunday to combat COVID-19 [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: India's PM Modi imposes one-day curfew on Sunday to combat COVID-19

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India Holi festival: Celebrations overshadowed by virus outbreak [Video]

India Holi festival: Celebrations overshadowed by virus outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said he would not celebrate Holi this year.

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A mob out for blood: India's protests pit Hindus against Muslims [Video]

A mob out for blood: India's protests pit Hindus against Muslims

Mohammad Zubair was on his way home from a local mosque in northeast New Delhi when he came across a large crowd. He turned towards an underpass to avoid the commotion; it proved to be a mistake...

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Modi slammed as death toll in New Delhi violence rises [Video]

Modi slammed as death toll in New Delhi violence rises

At least 25 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in violence across the India capital.

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India protests: PM Narendra Modi appeals for calm [Video]

India protests: PM Narendra Modi appeals for calm

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Death toll rises to 20 from riots in Indian capital [Video]

Death toll rises to 20 from riots in Indian capital

At least 20 people have been killed in the Indian capital during violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups over a new citizenship law, a hospital official told Reuters, even as an eerie calm..

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Trump clinches $3 billion military equipment sale on India visit [Video]

Trump clinches $3 billion military equipment sale on India visit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defense and commercial ties in an..

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7 killed, 150 injured: Indian riots overshadow Trump visit [Video]

7 killed, 150 injured: Indian riots overshadow Trump visit

At least seven people have been killed and around 150 injured in clashes, according to authorities, in riots sparked by a controversial Indian immigration law. The violence comes during U.S. President..

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Before Trump's Delhi visit, clashes over citizenship law intensify [Video]

Before Trump's Delhi visit, clashes over citizenship law intensify

A policeman was killed and dozens of people injured amid clashes in New Delhi on Monday as thousands demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law rioted for several hours before U.S. President..

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Trump and Modi: What brings together US and India Leaders? [Video]

Trump and Modi: What brings together US and India Leaders?

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'Guest is God': Trump arrives to crowds and dance in India [Video]

'Guest is God': Trump arrives to crowds and dance in India

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday to a raucous reception, at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have..

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'America loves India': Trump and Modi hail India-US ties [Video]

'America loves India': Trump and Modi hail India-US ties

US president invokes Bollywood and cricket stars in his address at fully-packed stadium in Modi's home state of Gujarat.

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Tendulkar pronunciation stumps Trump [Video]

Tendulkar pronunciation stumps Trump

US President namechecks batting legend and goes viral by calling him 'Su-chin'

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India's coronavirus lockdown hits poor, tests Modi's support

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India shuts down for 21 days as coronavirus spreads across south Asia

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Police in India's capital broke up the longest-running protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Prime Minister Modi tells Indians to save themselves from coronavirus as Delhi locks down

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India's Modi wants citizens to impose curfew on March 22 to prevent spread of coronavirus

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to citizens to observe a self-curfew on March 22 as part of a trial-run to test social isolation to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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India to halt international flights; Modi urges citizens to stay home as virus spreads

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to citizens to stay home and avoid panic buying, even as India outlined plans to halt all international flights and rushed to stem the spread of coronavirus cases..
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India's coronavirus cases at 107 as Modi plans regional response

India on Sunday reported that the number of coronavirus infections had risen to 107, an increase of 23 from the day before, with a western state home to the country's financial capital the worst hit.
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India's Modi appeals for calm as riot toll rises to 20

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Indian PM Modi calls for calm in Delhi after sectarian clashes

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of violent clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a citizenship law left at least 20 people killed.
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'Namaste Trump': Modi holds huge rally for president's visit

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U.S. President Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom in India during his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, a senior administration official said, a sensitive..
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Regional Indian party organizes rally to support new citizenship law

A regional party held a rally in India's financial capital Mumbai on Sunday to support a citizenship law introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year that has triggered nationwide protests.
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India's New Delhi heads to vote amid protests against citizenship law

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Global defense firms line up as India goes shopping to update aging fleet

U.S. and European defense firms backed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's military modernization drive at a defense exhibition on Friday, despite a lengthy procurement process running into years and..
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India's divisive protests could help Modi's party in election test

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party this week face their first electoral test since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago, with the divisive turmoil likely to win..
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India aims to double defense exports in five years amid resource crunch

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Modi's guarded stimulus unlikely to revive Indian growth

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Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

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India's ruling party picks new president as challenges mount

India's Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections.
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India's Supreme Court says Kashmir internet shutdown unconstitutional

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Tens of thousands march in southern India to protest citizenship law

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Bangladesh shuts down telecoms along India border citing security concerns

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Norwegian, 71, told to leave India after joining citizenship law protest

A Norwegian woman on holiday in India's southern state of Kerala has been told to leave the country after she joined a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law, authorities..
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Singapore police probe Indian for alleged Modi citizenship law protest

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