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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 more than five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Watch: Highway blockade, tractor rally, dharna by farmers; PM Modi defends bills [Video]

Watch: Highway blockade, tractor rally, dharna by farmers; PM Modi defends bills

Mega protests by farmers were seen on the day the Parliament's Upper House cleared two of three contentious agriculture-related bills. The Rajya Sabha passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce..

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Farmers in Maharashta's Dhule welcome Centre's farm bills [Video]

Farmers in Maharashta's Dhule welcome Centre's farm bills

Farmers of Maharashtra's Dhule district welcomed the new agriculture reform bills. The bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha today amid oppositions' ruckus. One of the farmers said, "The Bills..

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12 opposition parties moved no-confidence motion against RS Dy Chairman: Ahmed Patel [Video]

12 opposition parties moved no-confidence motion against RS Dy Chairman: Ahmed Patel

Congress Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Ahmed Patel attacked BJP-led Modi government saying that farm bills passed in Rajya Sabha goes against democratic processes and amounts to killing democracy...

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EJ Espresso: Opposition unites against farm bills; PM’s meeting with CMs on Covid [Video]

EJ Espresso: Opposition unites against farm bills; PM’s meeting with CMs on Covid

Fireworks are expected in the Rajya Sabha on the three contentious agriculture reform bills and the Rajya Sabha takes them up today. The numbers are in BJP's favour in the upper house even as NDA..

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No district of West Bengal included in PMGKRA as state did not share data: Sitharaman [Video]

No district of West Bengal included in PMGKRA as state did not share data: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 19 said that West Bengal government did not share data of returning migrant labourers with the Centre and no district of the state could be..

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Watch: Balloon blast at PM Modi birthday fest in Chennai, BJP workers injured [Video]

Watch: Balloon blast at PM Modi birthday fest in Chennai, BJP workers injured

A mishap occurred during celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday in Chennai on September 17. Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party had collected helium balloons as part of the..

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Watch: PM Modi's programme at UN General Assembly amid Covid [Video]

Watch: PM Modi's programme at UN General Assembly amid Covid

India's Permanent Representative to United Nations TS Tirumurti spoke on the upcoming General Assembly session. Tirumurti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address will be the highlight of..

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Watch: Gas balloons explode during 'Seva Saptah' celebrations in Chennai [Video]

Watch: Gas balloons explode during 'Seva Saptah' celebrations in Chennai

Several people suffered burn injuries after hydrogen-filled balloons exploded during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday celebration in Chennai on September 18. A spark from fireworks resulted in..

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Watch: BJP’s Nehru-Gandhi jibe Vs Congress’ ‘Himachal ka chokra’ counter [Video]

Watch: BJP’s Nehru-Gandhi jibe Vs Congress’ ‘Himachal ka chokra’ counter

A huge ruckus broke out in Lok Sabha after MoS Finance Anurag Thakur attacked Nehru and Sonia Gandhi during a discussion on PM CARES fund. Defending the fund, Thakur slammed the opposition’s constant..

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Why the uproar over Farm Bills 2020: Here’s all you need to know [Video]

Why the uproar over Farm Bills 2020: Here’s all you need to know

The Modi government is facing the fury of farmer groups over three farm related bills that have been passed in the Lok Sabha. While the government argues that the bills are in the farmers’ interests..

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'Agri bills protect farmers, oppn spreading misinformation': PM Modi [Video]

'Agri bills protect farmers, oppn spreading misinformation': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that misinformation is being spread that farmers won't get correct prices. He hailed the passage of agriculture bills in Lok Sabha and slammed opposition for not..

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Railway projects in Bihar will strengthen eastern India's rail connectivity: PM Modi [Video]

Railway projects in Bihar will strengthen eastern India's rail connectivity: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various railway projects in Bihar via video-conferencing on September 18. PM said, "These projects, worth almost Rs 3,000 crores, will not only strengthen..

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New agriculture bills have given new independence to farmers: PM Modi [Video]

New agriculture bills have given new independence to farmers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on September 18 that the new agriculture bills have given new independence to farmers. "Farmers have been given new independence in agriculture. They'll now have more..

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Farm bills: Anil Vij lashes out at opposition parties, alleges them of 'misleading people' [Video]

Farm bills: Anil Vij lashes out at opposition parties, alleges them of 'misleading people'

While commenting on the Farm Bills, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav said, "The agriculture bills recently passed in Lok Sabha is against farmers and now we can see..

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PM Modi inaugurates new rail lines, electrification projects in Bihar [Video]

PM Modi inaugurates new rail lines, electrification projects in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Kosi Rail Mega Bridge to the nation. He also inaugurated new rail lines and electrification projects in Bihar. The event was held via video conferencing on..

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

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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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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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Donations pour in but India's 'PM CARES' coronavirus fund faces criticism

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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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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

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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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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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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 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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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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