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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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‘Attempt to mislead’: PM Modi assures farmers after passage of farm bills [Video]

‘Attempt to mislead’: PM Modi assures farmers after passage of farm bills

Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded parliamentarians for passage of three farm bills. PM said that the MSP system and government procurement will remain unchanged. He added that the bills will free..

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‘Flattening of Covid-19 curve requires collaborative efforts’: Harsh Vardhan [Video]

‘Flattening of Covid-19 curve requires collaborative efforts’: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh vardhan spoke at a joint meeting with G20 finance and health ministers. Harsh Vardhan said that flattening of the curve requires collaborative efforts. "Current pandemic..

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‘Covid vaccine likely by early 2021’: Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha [Video]

‘Covid vaccine likely by early 2021’: Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that he is hopeful that by the early next year, the vaccine will be available in India and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handled..

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‘National Education Policy 2020 focuses on youth, mother tongue’: Rajnath Singh [Video]

‘National Education Policy 2020 focuses on youth, mother tongue’: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the new National Education Policy has revolutionary changes and focuses on the youth. Addressing a national webinar on creating awareness on National Education..

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Faceoff over Covid:  ‘Bhabhi ji ke Papad’ jibe; war over ‘clanging utensils’ [Video]

Faceoff over Covid: ‘Bhabhi ji ke Papad’ jibe; war over ‘clanging utensils’

A massive faceoff was witnessed between MPs of the opposition and the government over the handling of the Covid pandemic. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut slammed BJP MPs who had questioned Maharashtra..

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Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’ [Video]

Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

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EJ Espresso: Rajnath may answer Oppn questions on China in RS; PM Modi’s 70th B’Day [Video]

EJ Espresso: Rajnath may answer Oppn questions on China in RS; PM Modi’s 70th B’Day

IMA slams Centre for 'abandoning' docs who died fighting Covid. Rajnath may answer Oppn questions on China in RS. Jaya Bachchan Vs Jaya Prada over drugs issue. And wishing are pouring in for PM on his..

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Watch: Opposition parties protest in Parliament premises over GST dues [Video]

Watch: Opposition parties protest in Parliament premises over GST dues

Several opposition parties protested outside the Parliament over GST payments to states. Members of Parliaments from Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Rashtriya..

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Vadodara artist creates 46-sq ft greeting card on PM Modi's 70th birthday [Video]

Vadodara artist creates 46-sq ft greeting card on PM Modi's 70th birthday

The birthday greetings and good wishes have started pouring in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday on September 17. A unique greeting card was made by an artist in Gujarat's Vadodara..

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Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut [Video]

Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:48Published
Mammoth 700-kg cake dedicated to corono warriors on PM Modi's 70th birthday [Video]

Mammoth 700-kg cake dedicated to corono warriors on PM Modi's 70th birthday

To celebrate the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a bakery in his home state of Gujarat has made a cake weighing 771 kg, and 71-foot long. Named 'Cake for Corona Warriors', the cake is an..

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Faceoff over Covid: ‘Bhabhi ji ke Papad’ jibe; war over ‘clanging utensils’ [Video]

Faceoff over Covid: ‘Bhabhi ji ke Papad’ jibe; war over ‘clanging utensils’

A massive faceoff was witnessed between MPs of the opposition and the government over the handling of the Covid pandemic. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut slammed BJP MPs who had questioned Maharashtra..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 05:26Published
BJP youth wing plants 70 tress at Delhi's Lodhi Garden on PM Modi's 70th birthday [Video]

BJP youth wing plants 70 tress at Delhi's Lodhi Garden on PM Modi's 70th birthday

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) planted 70 trees on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday on September 17. They planted trees at Lodhi Garden to mark and celebrate the 70th..

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PM Modi birthday: 70 NDMC workers felicitated, 70-kg laddoo offered at temple [Video]

PM Modi birthday: 70 NDMC workers felicitated, 70-kg laddoo offered at temple

'Seva Saptah' is being celebrated by BJP to mark PM Modi’s birthday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 70 on September 17, 2020. As a part of celebration, 70 NDMC workers were felicitated for their..

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Tripura CM performs 'yagya' for PM Modi's good health on his 70th birthday [Video]

Tripura CM performs 'yagya' for PM Modi's good health on his 70th birthday

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb performed 'puja' at Tripura Sundari Temple on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday on September 17. CM Deb prayed for PM Modi's good..

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Watch: People lit earthen lamps in Varanasi on eve of PM Modi's birthday [Video]

Watch: People lit earthen lamps in Varanasi on eve of PM Modi's birthday

Residents of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi lit earthen lamps and made rangolis on eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday. PM Modi will turn 70 on September 17. Several social initiatives are being..

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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for neglecting healthcare staff who test positive for Covid-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a fresh attack on the Central govt and accused it of neglecting healthcare staff who tested positive for Covid-19. "Adverse data-free Modi govt! The..
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PM Modi thanks people for birthday wishes, asks for gift

The Prime Minister, who turned 70 on Thursday, said the birthday greetings give him the strength to serve and work towards improving the lives of the people.
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Trump lauds PM Modi as 'great leader, loyal friend' on his 70th birthday

US President Donald Trump greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday, praising him as a "great leader and loyal friend". He also posted a photograph of him and First lady Melania Trump..
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PM Modi urges people to maintain 'Do Gaj Ki Doori' as his birthday gift

Thanking the people for their birthday wishes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged everyone to continue wearing masks and follow social distancing norms in a bid to contain coronavirus, since many had..
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Harsimrat quits as minister in protest against agri bills

BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday withdrew from the Modi government in protest against the legislations designed to liberalise trade in agricultural commodities, with its sole..
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Lok Sabha passes farm Bills amid opposition protest, PM Modi calls it ‘historic’


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Agriculture reform bills will lead to increased profits for farmers, forces trying to mislead them: PM Modi

Hailing the passage of three farm sector bills in Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described these proposed legislations as historic and asserted that they will rid farmers and the..
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Country's political culture has changed since Modi became PM: Nadda

BJP national president J P Nadda on Thursday said the country's political culture has changed after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister and termed himself Pradhan Sewak of the people.
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Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits Modi Cabinet over Centre's farm Bills

Akali Dal's Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet today as her party faced heat from farmers in Punjab over its initial support to ally BJP's farm..
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Harsimrat Kaur Badal will quit Modi govt to protest farm bills: SAD chief


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'National Unemployment Day': Siddaramaiah targets PM Modi, Karnataka BJP hits back

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UK PM Boris Johnson sends birthday wishes to 'friend' PM Narendra Modi

“Very best wishes to my friend @NarendraModi on his 70th birthday. I hope to see you soon,” he said on a post on Twitter.The two leaders are known to share a strong personal rapport, with the..
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As PM Modi turns 70, a look at achievements and challenges

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached a milestone on Thursday as he turned 70. As prime minister in the last six years, he has several achievements to his credit. However, PM Modi also has several..
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Government says it did not incur expenses for 'Howdy-Modi' event in Houston last year

"A US-based not-for-profit organisation namely the Texas India Forum Inc. organised an event titled, 'Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures' in Houston on September 22, 2019," Minister of State..
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Why is 'Kosi Rail Mahasetu' so significant politically for BJP?

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu (Mega Bridge) to the nation on 18 September 2020 at noon through a video-conference. The Kosi Rail Mahasetu is being..
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On PM Modi's 70th b'day, BJP announces 'Know Namo' quiz, inaugurates website, releases e-book

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Congress descends to new low, attacks PM Modi on his birthday

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Angela Merkel wishes PM Modi on 70th birthday; vows to strengthen bilateral ties

“Please accept my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your 70th birthday. I am happy to take this opportunity to thank you for our trustful and constructive cooperation,” Merkel said in her..
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PM Modi improved lives of 60 crore poor citizens: Amit Shah

What the Congress could not do for the poor in its 70 -year rule, Modi did it in five years, Shah said while greeting the prime minister on his 70th birthday, and wished for his long life so that he..
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Putin wishes PM Modi on his 70th birthday, lauds his contribution to strengthen Indo-Russia ties

Praising Modi, Putin said his activity as India's head of the government has earned him the well-deserved respect of compatriots and high international prestige. "Under your leadership India is..
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PM Modi turns 70, wishes pour in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, and wishes poured in for the BJP leader from top dignitaries, including President and Vice President, Union ministers and leaders from across the..
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Under Modi's leadership, India will set new records: Smriti Irani wishes PM on birthday

"Happy Birthday to Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, who is synonymous with purity and transparent governance. He is working with the resolve of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'. I pray to God..
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Why is National Unemployment Day trending on PM Modi's birthday: All you need to know

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BJP organises service week coinciding with PM Modi's birthday

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Farm bills are pro-farmer, says Nadda as govt faces protests

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PM Modi's 'nudges' were critical in India's COVID-19 battle: Cambridge study

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PM Modi expresses grief at YSRCP MP's death

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Opposition questions Modi govt's handling of Covid-19 pandemic, seeks compensation for migrants who died during lockdown

Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday questioned the Modi government's claim that the lockdown helped prevent over 29 lakh Covid-19 cases and thousands of deaths, and said it should have..
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Rajasthan: 11 dead as boat casizes in Kota; PM Modi expresses grief

A total of 19 people were rescued while 11 bodies have been recovered after a boat, carrying over 40 devotees to a temple, capsized in Chambal river in Kota district here, an official said.
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PM Modi took two loans from AIIB where China is largest stakeholder: Congress

"Yesterday, the government admitted in Parliament that they took the first instalment of $500 million from China-based (AIIB) Bank on May 8 and another $750 million on 19 June. On May 8, many of you..
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Surat bakery to make 700-ft-long cake weighing 7,000 kg to mark PM Modi's 70th birthday

The 700 feet long cake will be made at Sarsana convention centre on September 17. Nitin Patel of Breadliner said, "It will be a world record for biggest cake and also our way of rooting for a..
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Tamil Nadu: Ahead of PM Modi's 70th birthday, BJP workers in Coimbatore offer 70 kg laddu to Lord Shiva

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Centre explains urgency to impose national lockdown with just four hours notice

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PM Modi launches 7 urban projects worth Rs 541 crore in Bihar, praises Nitish govt

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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: PM Modi inaugurates projects under 'Namami Gange', 'AMRUT' yojana

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of several projects in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of seven projects related to urban infrastructure in Bihar, via video conferencing, and said that it is a proud feeling..
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Congress alleges govt monopolising airports, BJP says transparency ensured

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PM Modi showers projects on Bihar ahead of assembly elections 2020

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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: PM Modi to inaugurate seven urban infrastructure projects today

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Congress sharpens attack on govt over farmers' issues

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Harivansh re-elected RS deputy chairman; he belongs to all sides of aisle, says PM

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Ahead of PM Modi's 70th birthday, BJP president JP Nadda launches week-long 'Seva Saptah'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Monday launched a week-long 'Sea Saptah' campaign to mark the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17.
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Rattled China spying on 10,000 Indian citizens including President, PM Modi: Report

A Shenzen-based company has been tasked with monitoring over 10,000 Indians including prominent citizens including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others.
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