Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: [ˈnəɾeːnd̪rə d̪aːmoːd̪əɾˈd̪aːs ˈmoːd̪iː] ( listen), born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician who is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since May 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).Read more

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Counter criticism with logical response: Kamal Haasan on 'Mersal'

Mumbai, Oct 21

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Vijays film "Mersal", which has come under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu over references to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Rahul takes dig at Modi, Irani retorts

New Delhi, Oct 20

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "silence" on the alleged spike in the turnover of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay, which was countered by party leader Smriti Irani who accused him of insulting the court.

Congress slams Modi for wearing 'Italian glasses' at Kedarnath

New Delhi, Oct 20

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "arrogant" over his remarks on redevelopment of the Kedarnath shrine after the flash floods of 2013, saying he has disrespected the people of Uttarakhand and also slammed him for wearing "Italian glasses" at the holy place.

Modi targets Congress over Kedarnath redevelopment, party asks him to shed Italian glasses

Kedarnath/New Delhi, Oct 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of Kedarnath shrine but the party hit back asking him to shed his "arrogance" and "Italian glasses".

'Nirmal Ganga' a reality for Varanasi soon: Government

New Delhi, Oct 20

With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a 'Nirmal Ganga' (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday.

Rahul accuses Modi of being silent on Jay Shah controversy

New Delhi, Oct 20

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "silence" on the alleged spike in the turnover of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay, saying he does not speak on the issue nor allows others to speak.

Congress hits back at Modi over his Kedarnath shrine remarks

New Delhi, Oct 20

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "arrogant" over his remarks on redevelopment of the Kedarnath shrine after the flash floods of 2013, saying he has disrespected the people of Uttarakhand.

CM Adityanath's Taj visit will help in damage control, say tourism players

Agra, Oct 20

Tourism industry leaders in Agra have welcomed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's decision to visit the Taj Mahal, which is seen as a damage control exercise after a series of controversial statements by politicians on the 17th century marble wonder.

India welcomes Tillerson's remarks on US-India ties

New Delhi, Oct 20

India on Friday welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks on US-India ties in which he said that Washington and New Delhi were committed to build an ambitious partnership.

Modi says Congress in 2013 rejected his proposal to redevelop Kedarnath

Kedarnath, Oct 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to the revered shrine of Kedarnath, on Friday attacked the Congress party for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the Uttarakhand shrine that was badly damaged in the massive flash floods.

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