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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 more than five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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GHMC polls: People want change, says BJP MP as party leads in early trends [Video]

GHMC polls: People want change, says BJP MP as party leads in early trends

As early trends showed BJP leading in recently-concluded Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, party MP D Arvind said that it is clear that people want change. "The transformation..

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'Not conducting Parliament's winter session isn't right for democracy': Nawab Malik [Video]

'Not conducting Parliament's winter session isn't right for democracy': Nawab Malik

Speaking to media in Mumbai on December 03, Minority Affairs Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) senior leader, Nawab Malik spoke on winter session of Parliament and farmers..

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Agriculture Minister hopes for 'positive outcome' as he meets farm leaders [Video]

Agriculture Minister hopes for 'positive outcome' as he meets farm leaders

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hoped that the crucial meeting with the farm leaders on December 03 will lead to "positive outcome". Tomar left from his residence to meet the farmer..

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Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh refuses to attend any meeting until PM holds discussion [Video]

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh refuses to attend any meeting until PM holds discussion

As farmers protest against the three new agricultural reforms entered Day 08, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee's joint secretary for Punjab, SS Subhran, said they will boycott the meeting until Prime..

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Cyclone Burevi close to Tamil Nadu coast, red alert for 4 Kerala districts [Video]

Cyclone Burevi close to Tamil Nadu coast, red alert for 4 Kerala districts

Cyclonic storm Burevi nears Tamil Nadu coast and is likely to make landfall in Kerala by December 4. IMD said that Burevi is expected to move west-northwestwards and emerge into Gulf of Mannar. It is..

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China, Pakistan behind farmer protests: Haryana minister's claim amid talks [Video]

China, Pakistan behind farmer protests: Haryana minister's claim amid talks

Haryana agriculture minister made a big claim while calling farmer protests illegitimate. Jai Parkash Dalal said that China and Pakistan are behind the ongoing protests. Dalal said some foreign powers..

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Bar Council condemns 3 farm laws, will write to PM Modi to repeal them: HS Phoolka [Video]

Bar Council condemns 3 farm laws, will write to PM Modi to repeal them: HS Phoolka

Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 02, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court (SC), HS Phoolka spoke on farmers' protest. Phoolka said, "Bar Council condemned the three farm laws and will..

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Farmers’ protest: Rahul slams Centre, traffic snarls in border areas l Updates [Video]

Farmers’ protest: Rahul slams Centre, traffic snarls in border areas l Updates

Farmers’ protest against the centre’s farm bills have now entered the 7th day. The protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border led to the closure of a key route connecting the national capital with..

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Covid vaccine: 'Never said all Indians to be vaccinated,' says Union govt [Video]

Covid vaccine: 'Never said all Indians to be vaccinated,' says Union govt

The Union government claimed that it never spoke of vaccinating the entire Indian population. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan made the comment while addressing a press briefing on the Covid-19..

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Watch: BSF celebrates its 56th Raising Day; PM Modi, HM Shah extend wishes [Video]

Watch: BSF celebrates its 56th Raising Day; PM Modi, HM Shah extend wishes

Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 56th Raising Day on Tuesday, December 1. Organised at Delhi's Chhawla Camp, event was attended by BSF DG Rakesh Asthana. Asthana paid tributes to BSF..

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MP CM Shivraj Chouhan meets PM Modi, discusses COVID-19 situation and particulars of vaccination [Video]

MP CM Shivraj Chouhan meets PM Modi, discusses COVID-19 situation and particulars of vaccination

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on December 1 met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. After the meeting he said, "I spoke to the PM about COVID-19 situation and particulars of..

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Watch: PM Modi watches sound and light show at Sarnath Archaeological site [Video]

Watch: PM Modi watches sound and light show at Sarnath Archaeological site

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Sarnath Archaeological Site in Varanasi on Monday evening. The prime minister was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. PM Modi watched..

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Dev Deepawali: 'Statues of our deities are part of India's priceless legacy', says PM Modi [Video]

Dev Deepawali: 'Statues of our deities are part of India's priceless legacy', says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 'Dev Deepawali Mahotsav' in UP's Varanasi on November 30. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended 'Dev Deepawali Mahotsav' along with PM Modi..

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India awaits Modi's response to China after 20 killed in clubs and stones border clash

India impatiently awaited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response on Wednesday to the death of at least 20 soldiers in a border clash with Chinese troops as the country's media vented its fury and..
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India, Australia PMs to hold online summit, seal military logistics pact

India and Australia are set to seal a military logistics pact at an online summit between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison on Thursday that will lay the ground for greater military..
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PM sets virtual summit with India's Modi

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and India's Narendra Modi won't be able to meet in person due to the coronavirus restrictions so they are meeting online.
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As Morrison meets Modi, Australian exporters hope to increase trade with India

The Australian and Indian prime ministers will meet on Thursday in a virtual summit to strengthen trade and security relations between the two countries. And Australian exporters are hoping for greater..
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India's Modi gets Trump invite to attend G7 summit: ministry

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi got an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven summit, India's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
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Scott Morrison arranges online summit with India's Narendra Modi

Defence, trade and education are topics on the agenda when Australia's prime minister hosts an online summit with India's leader this week.
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India's Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned the country on Sunday to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus as the country prepares a phased re-opening of activities even as daily cases rise..
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India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases, Modi says 'long battle' ahead

India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to ease raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra..
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No call between Trump and India's Modi on China border tension: official source

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump about the south Asian nation's military standoff with China, a government source said on Friday, after Trump..
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Cyclone Amphan leaves thousands homeless in eastern India, Modi offers help

Several thousand people have been left homeless after the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade hit India and Bangladesh this week, officials said, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited..
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Indian PM offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, peering down from his aircraft on Friday, saw the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before..
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India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its..
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India's Modi urges citizens to follow lockdown as coronavirus spreads

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indians to comply with a nationwide lockdown and social distancing measures on Sunday, a day after some of the world's toughest restrictions were eased slightly while..
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In Modi's India, virus fallout inflames divisions between Muslims and Hindus

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India extends world's biggest lockdown, ignites protest by migrant workers

India extended a lockdown on its 1.3 billion people until at least May 3 on Tuesday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said economic sacrifices were needed to save lives as the number of coronavirus..
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Indian PM extends lockdown to May 3 as coronavirus cases cross 10,000

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended a nationwide lockdown until May 3 as the number of coronavirus cases crossed 10,000 despite a three-week shutdown.
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State minister says India set to extend nationwide lockdown to tackle coronavirus

The chief minister of Delhi state said on Saturday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but the federal government..
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India decides to extend nationwide coronavirus lockdown - state chief minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the Delhi state's chief minister said on Saturday, without saying how long the..
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Bangladesh extends coronavirus lockdown, India's Modi mulls longer restrictions

In South Asia's latest moves to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has extended its nationwide lockdown by 11 days while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Saturday with..
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Donations pour in but India's 'PM CARES' coronavirus fund faces criticism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for creating a new coronavirus relief fund when about $500 million was lying unspent in an older fund, even as top businesses and celebrities..
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North Indians turn on to Modi's 'lights off' call, South Indians less swayed

Power demand around India shows how many nationwide heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to switch off their lights on Sunday and burn candles instead to "challenge the darkness" of the..
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PM Modi, lawmakers agree 30 percent salary cut as India deals with coronavirus

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top government figures will take a 30 percent salary cut this year, a government minister said on Monday, as the country tackles the coronavirus outbreak..
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Indians light lamps to heed Modi's call for coronavirus comradeship

Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to "challenge the..
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Indian power grid operators scramble to prepare for Modi's 'lights off' plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to citizens to switch off lights across India on Sunday to mark the coronavirus fight is generating a lot more work and some tough challenges for India's power..
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India's coronavirus lockdown hits poor, tests Modi's support

Ravi Prasad Gupta, a worker at a pipe plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat, for years proudly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his promise to usher in "good days" for millions of..
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India PM plans staggered exit from vast coronavirus lockdown

India will pull out of a three-week lockdown in phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as officials battle to contain the country's biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the..
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Modi seeks 'forgiveness' from India's poor over coronavirus lockdown

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 and criticism mounts about a lack of..
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Modi apologizes to India's poor as lockdown criticism mounts

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 and criticism mounts about a lack of..
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Aussies trapped in fully shutdown India

An Australian is stuck in India with no prospects of getting home after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a full lockdown and cancelled all flights.
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Indians scramble for supplies as three-week coronavirus lockdown begins

Indians crowded grocery stores and chemists on Wednesday in a struggle for essential items after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a total lockdown for three weeks to fight a coronavirus pandemic,..
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India shuts down for 21 days as coronavirus spreads across south Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown of the world's second most populous country on Tuesday, following China's example to halt the spread of coronavirus that has infected tens..
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Modi puts all of India under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the government would impose a nationwide lockdown from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Indian police clear out anti-government protest citing coronavirus

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

Streets were deserted in the Indian capital on Monday and office buildings shuttered as a lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus began and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to stay at..
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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

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence..
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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

Donald Trump was cheered by more than 100,000 Indians at the opening of the world's biggest cricket stadium on Monday, promising "an incredible trade deal" and "the most feared military equipment on..
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Trump plans to raise issue of religious freedom with Indian PM Modi: official

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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Going to India: Trump set to open world's biggest cricket stadium

U.S. President Donald Trump will inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium when he arrives in Ahmedabad, the home base of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday at the start of a two-day visit..
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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

Voters in New Delhi began voting on Saturday in a state election seen as a test of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity following months of deadly anti-government protests over a new..
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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

India wants to double defense exports over the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to cut its import bill amid a funding crunch that has forced..
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Modi's guarded stimulus unlikely to revive Indian growth

India's new federal budget is unlikely to drag Asia's third- biggest economy out of its worst slowdown in more than a decade as the government has proposed only moderate spending increases and small..
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Four months after 'Howdy, Modi!', some Indians abroad protest over citizenship law

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a thunderous reception when he addressed a crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in a stadium in the U.S. city of Houston last September.
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Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

Limited mobile data services and internet will be temporarily restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, ending nearly a six month communications lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew..
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