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With election on his mind, PM Modi does a 'Meerut' in Raipur - National Herald

The day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi boasted that his government provided air links to places where roads did not exist, the flight from Vizag to Jagdalpur was cancelled for want of clearances, and it set tongues wagging. The air service between ...

PM Modi's idea of self employment inspired Assam's Abbas - Doordarshan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to rule the hearts of millions of people across the country. People not only love him as a leader and politician but also draw motivation from his ideas. Abbas from Assam is one such fan of PM Modi. PM's speech ...

MP Pratap Simha presents book on PM Modi's achievements to Dr. SL Bhyrappa and KBG - Star of Mysore

Mysuru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-year rule has seen the country develop very well and if the country has to keep the pace, then it is very important to elect him for the next three terms also, said Saraswati Samman awardee and Novelist Dr. S ...

Modinomics at Four - Foreign Affairs

Four years later, the Modi government has largely succeeded in addressing these problems. On average, inflation has come down to 4.3 percent and growth has climbed to 7.3 percent over the last four years. Bold steps such as the demonetization program ...

Modi govt should declassify all documents related to death of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, says his son - India TV

Asking the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to declassify all documents relating to the death of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, his son and Congress leader Anil Shastri on Friday said that it will help in clearing the once and for all ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate third AIIB annual meet on June 26 - Moneycontrol.com

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate third annual meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on June 26 in Mumbai, which will discuss ways to expand infrastructure investment in the region, among other things. The theme for this year's ...

PM Narendra Modi says India should double its global exports share to 3.4 pct - Zee Business

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for India to more than double its share in global exports from the current 1.6 per cent to 3.4 per cent . Speaking after laying the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the ...

'Withering federalism,' says Kejriwal after PM Modi 'denies' appointment to Kerala CM for the 4th time - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday responded to a news report saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused a meeting with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for the fourth time calling it "highhandedness" and "withering of ...

Seychelles president's India visit: Danny Faure to hold talks with Narendra Modi, review cooperation in defence and ... - Firstpost

New Delhi: Seychelles president Danny Faure will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and review the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of defence and security, during his six-day India visit starting ...

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees expect PM Narendra Modi may consider their demand - Zee Business

7th Pay Commission: Demanding pay hike beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, central government employees may still find a ray of hope because there is a possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may make an announcement related to ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch number of projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh tomorrow - Free Press Journal

This handout photograph released by India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) on June 10, 2018 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on during restricted session of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, in Qingdao in ...

Chinese President, Indian PM Modi to visit Rwanda - The New Times

He said that during the visit, the two countries will sign new agreements outlining further areas of cooperation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mozambique Filipe Nyusi are also expected to in the country in the coming days, according to the ...

Kashmir in governor's hands, BJP set to focus on 2019 strategy with Modi to lead the way - ThePrint

The Kashmir problem can never be resolved through abuse or the bullet. The only way out is through embracing the Kashmiri people,” Modi said. When the ceasefire was announced on 16 May, it is said that the PM personally pushed for it. National security ...

PM Modi to launch development projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh tomorrow - Hindustan Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday for a one-day visit, during which he will launch several development projects in the state, an official said on Friday. The Prime Minister will land at Bhopal's Raja Bhoj Airport at ...

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar likely to meet Narendra Modi next week to discuss Goa mining crisis - Scroll.in

Once all the legislators reach a consensus, the matter will be taken up with the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Parrikar is expected to meet Modi in New Delhi next week, The Hindu reported. Sawant said the state government wanted mining to ...

PM Modi to inaugurate the Third AIIB Annual Meeting 2018 - indiablooms

Apart from several high-ranking government officials gracing the occasion, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the third Annual Meeting of AIIB on June 26, 2018. Furthermore, Piyush Goyal, Finance Minister, and Subhash ...

Shiv Sena attacks Narendra Modi, says farmer suicides have doubled since 2014, not their income - Firstpost

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's farmers' outreach programme and said that only farmers' suicides, and not their income, have doubled. Modi had spoken on Wednesday, via video-conferencing, to farmers in 600 ...

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Rejected Appointment With Narendra Modi for The Fourth Time - LatestLY

New Delhi, June 22: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was denied an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi for the fourth time on Thursday. As per reports, the Chief Minister's office has informed that the PMO has refused to ...

PM Modi to visit MP tomorrow for various events - Business Standard

One Swachh Innovation, Swachh Best Practice, and Swachh Entrepreneur will also receive awards from him. Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura Project to the nation at Rajgarh. This project will facilitate irrigation of ...

PM Modi to launch number of projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Saturday - India TV

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching several developmental projects in Poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. The prime minister will dedicate the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district to the people of the state and also inaugurate ...

Narendra Damodardas Modi ">[ˈnəɾeːnd̪rə d̪aːmoːd̪əɾˈd̪aːs ˈmoːd̪iː], born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician who is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party , was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi.

નરેન્દ્ર મોદી
Narendra Modi
14th Prime Minister of India
Assumed office
26 May 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by Manmohan Singh
14th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
7 October 2001 – 22 May 2014
Governor
Preceded by Keshubhai Patel
Succeeded by Anandiben Patel
Member of the Indian Parliament for Varanasi
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Murli Manohar Joshi
Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for Maninagar
In office
1 January 2002 – 16 May 2014
Preceded by Kamlesh Patel
Succeeded by Suresh Patel
Personal details
Born Narendra Damodardas Modi
(1950-09-17) 17 September 1950 (age 66)
Vadnagar, Bombay State (presently Gujarat), India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Jashodaben Modi (m. 1968)
Residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi
Alma mater
Religion Hinduism
Signature
Website

Narendra Damodardas Modi ([ˈnəɾeːnd̪rə d̪aːmoːd̪əɾˈd̪aːs ˈmoːd̪iː], born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician who is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi.

Born to a Gujarati OBC family in Vadnagar, Modi helped his father sell tea as a child, and later ran his own stall. He was introduced to the right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at the age of eight, beginning a long association with the organisation. He left home after graduating from school, partly because of an arranged marriage which he rejected. Modi traveled around India for two years, and visited a number of religious centres. He returned to Gujarat and moved to Ahmedabad in 1969 or 1970. In 1971 he became a full-time worker for the RSS. During the state of emergency imposed across the country in 1975, Modi was forced to go into hiding. The RSS assigned him to the BJP in 1985, and he held several positions within the party hierarchy until 2001, rising to the rank of general secretary.

Modi was appointed chief minister of Gujarat in 2001, due to Keshubhai Patel's failing health and poor public image following the earthquake in Bhuj. Modi was elected to the legislative assembly soon after. His administration has been seen as complicit in the 2002 Gujarat riots, or otherwise criticized for its handling of it, although a court found no evidence to prosecute Modi. His policies as chief minister, credited with encouraging economic growth, have received praise, and several industrial projects were begun during his tenure. His administration has been criticised for failing to significantly improve health, poverty, and education indices in the state.

Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, the first time a single party had achieved this since 1984. Modi himself was elected to parliament from Varanasi. Since taking office, Modi's administration has encouraged foreign direct investment in the Indian economy, increased spending on infrastructure, and reduced spending on health and social welfare programs. Modi has encouraged efficiency in the bureaucracy, and centralized power through the abolition of the planning commission. Modi has begun a high-profile sanitation campaign, and loosened environmental and labor laws. A Hindu nationalist and member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Modi remains a controversial figure domestically and internationally.