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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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After parliamentary win, India's BJP set to sweep state elections: poll

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep two state polls next week, the first since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide win in a parliamentary election in May, a leading..
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Amid lockdown, India's Modi assures Kashmir situation will normalize in four months

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it would take four months for Jammu and Kashmir to return to normal after his government stripped the state of its special status in August and..
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Videos for Narendra Modi

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi helps clear beach of rubbish [Video]India Prime Minister Narendra Modi helps clear beach of rubbish

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked up a bag of rubbish at a beach in southern India where he was conducting informal talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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India pays tribute to Gandhi on 150th birth anniversary [Video]India pays tribute to Gandhi on 150th birth anniversary

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to iconic freedom movement leader, Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi on his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday.

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Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir, India's Modi silent [Video]Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir, India's Modi silent

At UNGA, Imran Khan accuses India of 'cruelty' in Kashmir while his Indian counterpart doesn't mention ongoing lockdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:27Published

Despite Protest, Bill Gates Gives Modi Award [Video]Despite Protest, Bill Gates Gives Modi Award

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates on Tuesday. He was give the 2019 Goalkeepers award for his bullish program to end open defecation across India. The "Swachh..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Gates Foundation honours Modi for clean India mission [Video]Gates Foundation honours Modi for clean India mission

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday (September 24) honored Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the 'Global Goalkeeper Award' for his efforts to "improve access to sanitation in..

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Trump says he sees U.S.-India trade deal soon [Video]Trump says he sees U.S.-India trade deal soon

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he expected to have a trade deal of some kind between the United States and India soon. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump unexpectedly drops by U.N. climate summit [Video]Trump unexpectedly drops by U.N. climate summit

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday stopped by the United Nations climate change summit, which he was not expected to attend, before hosting a religious freedom event at the UN. When asked why he..

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Trump drops by U.N. climate summit [Video]Trump drops by U.N. climate summit

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday stopped by the United Nations climate change summit, which he was not expected to attend, before hosting a religious freedom event at the UN. When asked why he..

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Trump Shares Stage With World Leaders In Texas, Ohio [Video]Trump Shares Stage With World Leaders In Texas, Ohio

President Donald Trump joined a pair of foreign leaders for events in Texas and Ohio on Sunday. According to CNN, he appeared in Houston and Ohio before heading to New York for a week at the UN General..

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Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Criticized Over Award Given To India's Prime Minister [Video]Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Criticized Over Award Given To India's Prime Minister

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came under fire for awarding India’s Prime Minister. According to CNN, the foundation gave him an award for his work to improve sanitation in the country...

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India's spacecraft Vikram fails moon landing [Video]India's spacecraft Vikram fails moon landing

With 1.3 billion people watching, 'Vikram' fails to make soft landing on moon's South Pole but Modi praises programme.

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India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon [Video]India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon

India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious..

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India's economy suffers car crash [Video]India's economy suffers car crash

Automakers, component manufacturers and car dealers in India have laid off an estimated 350,000 workers since the start of the year, in response to plunging sales. As David Pollard reports, the..

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China, locked in trade war with U.S., agrees to tackle India's trade deficit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed at a summit on Saturday to set up a high-level group to tackle India's galloping trade deficit with the world's..
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India, China agree to tackle trade deficit at Modi-Xi summit

India and China will set up a mechanism to tackle India’s galloping trade deficit with the world's second-biggest economy, a top Indian diplomat said on Saturday, following summit talks between Prime..
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China's Xi and India's Modi discuss proposals to improve ties hit by Kashmir

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday he had a free and frank discussion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and would pursue proposals the two leaders discussed to improve bilateral ties.
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China's Xi says he will pursue proposals on bilateral ties discussed with India's Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday he had a free and frank discussion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and would pursue proposals the two leaders discussed to improve bilateral ties.
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India's Modi picks up trash from seaside town while hosting China's Xi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.
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China's Xi lands in India amid scattered Tibetan protests

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in southern India on Friday for talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to halt a slide in ties over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir amid..
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As India's Modi and China's Xi head into summit, Tibetans are detained

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to agree new security measures along their unsettled border during a summit on Friday, officials said, in an effort to..
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India's Modi and China's Xi eye new border security steps in summit talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to agree new security measures along their unsettled border during a summit on Friday, officials said, in an effort to..
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India's Modi to host China's Xi at summit with ties strained by Kashmir

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Chinese President Xi Jinping for an informal summit later this week, the Indian foreign ministry said, with the talks coming at a time when ties have been..
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India's Modi to host summit with China's Xi on October 11-12

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Chinese President Xi Jinping for an informal summit later this week, the Indian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, at a time when ties have become..
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India celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the "father of the nation" Mahatma Gandhi on the 150th anniversary of his birth at his memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Pakistan warns of Kashmir bloodbath, India silent

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has denounced terrorism but avoided any mention of India's crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced..
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Modi supporters, protesters rally outside UN

There were some tense moments between those who supported and those who opposed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the United Nations in New York on Friday as police had to separate some of..
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Trump urges India's Modi to improve ties with Pakistan amid Kashmir dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump urged India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to improve ties with Pakistan and "fulfill his promise to better the lives of the Kashmiri people," the White House..
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Trump pushes unity with India at "Howdy, Modi!" event in Texas

"India has never invested in the United States like it is doing today," Trump said, adding that "we're doing the same thing in India"
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Trump hosts Indian prime minister at "Howdy Modi!" rally in Texas

Tens of thousands of Indian-Americans packed into a Houston stadium for the "Howdy, Modi!" event Sunday. Joining Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was President Trump, who touted the U.S. and India's..
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'Howdy, Modi!': Thousands, plus Trump, rally in Texas for India's leader

Tens of thousands of Indian-Americans packed into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support..
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The Trump-Modi bromance: What sparked it and what do each of them stand to gain?

Donald Trump will share the stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at "Howdy, Modi" rally in Houston. What do each of them stand to gain?
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After 'Howdy Modi,' Trump and India's PM could sign trade deal

The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New..
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Giant cake, news of Bollywood film mark Modi's birthday celebrations

Supporters of Narendra Modi cut a giant birthday cake for the Indian Prime Minister who turned 69 on Tuesday, saying he remained as popular as ever as a new Bollywood film on his life was announced.
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Petition urges Gates to not honor India PM Modi

Bill and Melinda Gates aren’t backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region (Sept. 19)
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Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley dies aged 66

Arun Jaitley, the former Indian finance minister and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s closest associates, died in hospital on Saturday, nearly two weeks after he was admitted following breathing..
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Indian PM raises Kashmir protests with British counterpart

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, about violent demonstrations over Kashmir outside the Indian embassy in London, the foreign ministry said.
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Besieged Kashmiri neighborhood in test of wills with India's Modi

For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their..
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Prime Minister Modi tells Trump hopeful India, U.S. will meet soon to discuss trade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told U.S. President Donald Trump that he is hopeful that representatives from the two countries will meet again soon to discuss trade issues, the government said in..
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Trump, India's Modi discussed economic ties, increased trade: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call on Monday, during which the two leaders "discussed how they will continue to strengthen United States-India..
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India's Modi trumpets Kashmir move, but local support is scarce

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeted his abolition of Kashmir's special status in an Independence Day speech on Thursday, but there was little sign that he had won over people in the region's..
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Modi urges Indians to visit 15 domestic tourism sites, but practicality doubted

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday came up with one idea to get India's stuttering economy humming again - get every Indian to visit 15 domestic tourist destinations over the next three years.
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India PM silent on crackdown, but defends "new approach" in Kashmir

Narendra Modi danced around his move to scrap Kashmir's semi-autonomy and cut its 8 million inhabitants off from the world in his Independence Day speech
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India's Modi trumpets Kashmir, Muslim marriage moves in Independence Day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold..
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Indian PM Modi announces chief of defense staff post to improve military integration

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday the establishment of the post of chief of defense staff for better coordination between the army, air force and navy along the lines of Western..
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Sonia Gandhi returns to lead India's beleaguered Congress after son Rahul quits

India's opposition Congress party selected past president Sonia Gandhi as its interim leader on Saturday, while it searches for a successor to her son Rahul Gandhi, who quit following a crushing..
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Indian ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley hospitalized with breathing difficulties

Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley, a close ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was admitted to hospital on Friday after complaining of breathing difficulties.
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India to hold state assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir soon: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday that elections would soon be held in the state for the local assembly, two days after government's decision to end..
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China, Pakistan slam India's move to change Kashmir's special status

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to change the status of Kashmir ran into fierce opposition from China and its ally Pakistan on Tuesday as the disputed territory lay under a telecoms blackout..
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Modi's 'bold' Kashmir move draws praise, criticism in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to revoke special status for the disputed Kashmir region is a bold gamble to end a three-decades old armed revolt and draw the territory closer to the rest of..
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India's Kashmir goes dark as phone lines, internet suspended in widening clampdown

Phone and internet services were suspended in Indian Kashmir on Monday and state leaders placed under house arrest, deepening fears that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government plans to weaken the..
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Modi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wilderness

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is teaming up with British TV adventurer Bear Grylls to venture into India's wilderness to raise awareness about protecting nature, the show's host said.
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Protests over worker deaths paralyze production at some Coal India mines

Members of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have mounted protests that have paralyzed production at one of India's biggest coalfields following a deadly accident last..
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Film-makers, historians urge Indian PM to stop mob attacks on minorities

A group of Bollywood film makers, historians and citizens have written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to stop mob attacks on minority Muslims and others at the bottom of society.
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Indian PM Modi's party wins confidence vote in key southern state

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to return to power in the southern state of Karnataka after narrowly defeating its arch-rival Congress in a confidence vote on..
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Modi's party set to regain power in key southern Indian state

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to return to power in the southern state of Karnataka, after it defeated its arch rival the Congress and its allies in a..
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Trump touches off storm in India with Kashmir mediation offer

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi never asked U.S. President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan their dispute over the Kashmir region, the government said on Tuesday, after Trump's comments..
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India says Modi never asked for Trump to mediate over Kashmir

India denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked U.S. President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, saying there could be no talks until Pakistan..
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Exclusive: Influential Hindu group says India should not issue foreign currency bonds

An influential Hindu nationalist group close to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has demanded his government review its plan to raise money by selling foreign currency bonds.
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India's Congress party in turmoil after Gandhi resignation

Rahul Gandhi has spurned appeals to reconsider his resignation as leader of India's Congress Party after losing a second general election to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an aide said on Tuesday, as..
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India sends out 250 civil servants to try to tackle water shortages

India is sending more than 250 civil servants to some of the driest areas of the vast country as part of efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to tackle water shortages.
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