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Prime minister: Top minister of cabinet and government
A prime minister or a premier is the head of the cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. Under those systems, a prime minister is not the head of state, but rather the head of government, serving typically under a monarch in a democratic constitutional monarchy or under a president in a republican form of government.


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PM Modi inaugurates Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, which showcases the contributions of all the former Prime Ministers since independence. On arrival, the PM bought the..
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Japanese PM wants Modi to intervene with Putin

Seeking a common stand on Russia’s action against Ukraine, Japan PM Kishida sought cooperation from Modi in convincing Vladimir Putin to maintain a “free & open international order”. While PM..
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UK to hit Russia with 'first barrage' of sanctions as Putin fixed on 'full-scale invasion of Ukraine', PM says

uk to hit russia with 'first barrage' of sanctions as putin fixed on 'full-scale invasion of ukraine', pm says
The UK is to hit Russia with a "first barrage" of economic sanctions as Boris Johnson warned Vladimir Putin is fixed on a "full-scale invasion of Ukraine".
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'Brazen excuses were dreamed up': Ex-PM says deliberate lies over No 10 parties must be 'fatal' to careers

Former prime minister Sir John Major has launched a stinging attack on Boris Johnson, accusing him of asking the public to "believe the unbelievable" over lockdown parties in Downing Street.
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PM warns of 'tragic miscalculation' over Ukraine but Putin accuses NATO of 'unwillingness'

Boris Johnson has told Vladimir Putin of his "deep concern about Russia's current hostile activity" on the Ukrainian border amid fears Moscow is planning to invade its neighbour.
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PM says 'all guidance was followed' as Starmer accuses him of breaking COVID rules with 'boozy party'

Boris Johnson has said "all guidance was followed completely" as the prime minister was accused by Sir Keir Starmer of hosting a "boozy party" in Downing Street last Christmas despite COVID rules that..
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PM wants scholarship scheme for farmers' children successfully implemented in Karnataka: Basavaraj Bommai

Bommai, who met the Prime Minister in Delhi, told reporters after the meeting that PM Modi also appreciated the state government's move to set up a panel to scrutinise government tenders, giving a plot..
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BJP not family-run party, will win coming state polls: PM Modi at party national executive

Addressing the valedictory session of BJP’s national executive, the PM said BJP was distinct because it was defined by “sewa, sankalp aur samarpan (service, resolve and commitment)” and does not..
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India has never seen such a ‘decisive government’, says PM Narendra Modi

Announcing that the government is in the last stages of finalising several space-related policies, the PM said: “During the last seven years, space technology has been converted into a tool of..
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Strict norms necessary to prevent misuse of Afghan territory for terrorism: PM Modi

The PM said that instability in Afghanistan will incubate extremism and radicalism and other extremists groups may use violence to grab power.
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More ministerial appointments emerge as PM's reshuffle continues

Penny Mordaunt has been appointed as minister of state at the Department for International Trade after Boris Johnson reshuffled the main cabinet positions yesterday.
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PM says North Sea contracts can't be 'ripped up' but stresses need to 'transition' away from oil and gas

Contracts that have already been agreed for work in the North Sea "should not just be ripped up", the prime minister has said.
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Ask sharpest of questions in Parliament, but allow govt to respond: PM to MPs, parties

Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for a constructive debate and said MPs should ask sharp and hard questions but should allow the government to put forth..
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Lebanese PM refuses to form a government plunging country deeper into crisis

lebanese pm refuses to form a government plunging country deeper into crisis
Lebanon's prime minister-designate has said that he will not form a government, plunging the country deeper into crisis.
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PM says it's 'looking good' for 19 July - but won't rule out further lockdowns in the winter

The prime minister has said it is "looking good" for 19 July to be the "terminus point" for England's coronavirus restrictions - but did not rule out the prospect of further lockdowns in the winter.
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Rahul accuses govt of saving PM's image amid vaccine shortage; Harsh Vardhan hits back

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged the government was busy saving the prime minister's image while Covid-19 took its toll on the people of the country, drawing a sharp retort from Health..
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Why has No 10 had to defend PM's meeting with Viktor Orban?

why has no 10 had to defend pm's meeting with viktor orban?
Downing Street has defended a meeting between Viktor Orban and Boris Johnson amid renewed criticism over the Hungarian leader's derogatory comments about migrants.
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Samoa's first female PM takes oath inside a tent after being locked out of parliament by opponent

samoa's first female pm takes oath inside a tent after being locked out of parliament by opponent
Samoa's first female prime minister has been locked out of parliament by the country's outgoing leader - but still sworn into office in a makeshift ceremony held inside a tent.
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PM warns Britons not to travel to amber list countries on holiday

pm warns britons not to travel to amber list countries on holiday
The prime minister has warned people against travelling to amber list countries on holiday or for leisure purposes.
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PM says results 'very encouraging' as Conservatives increase majority in Tees Valley mayor

pm says results 'very encouraging' as conservatives increase majority in tees valley mayor
Boris Johnson has said the election results so far are “very encouraging” and prove voters want his government “to get on with delivering” the levelling-up agenda.
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COVID-19: PM Modi lauds Kerala for reducing vaccine wastage, hails healthcare workers, nurses

The PM said that in order to strengthen the war against coronavirus, reducing vaccine wastage is the most important.
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Govt should deploy all resources in saving lives than in building PM's new house: Priyanka Gandhi

Slamming the Centre over its Central Vista project, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said that at a time when people are grappling with the shortage of oxygen and vaccines in the..
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Number 10 doesn't deny claim PM said he'd rather 'let COVID rip' than have another lockdown

number 10 doesn't deny claim pm said he'd rather 'let covid rip' than have another lockdown
Boris Johnson's spokesman has failed to deny claims that the prime minister told aides in Downing Street last year he would rather let coronavirus "rip" than impose a second lockdown.
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Ensure unhindered supply of oxygen to states, UTs: PM Modi tells officials

The PM said that there is a need to fix responsibility with the local administration in cases of obstruction.
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PM says England still on course for 'roadmap to freedom'

England's route out of lockdown remains on schedule with the prime minister declaring there is nothing to dissuade him from "continuing along our roadmap to freedom".
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'It will certainly be Oxford': PM says he will get COVID jab 'very shortly'

The prime minister has said he will be getting his coronavirus vaccination "very shortly".
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PM Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat address: Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the monthyl Mann ki Baat programme. ​During his address the PM underlined the importance of water conservation and said Aatmanirbhar Bharat has become..
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PM says 'we'll have to get used to idea' of COVID booster jabs in autumn

The prime minister has raised the prospect of people getting a coronavirus vaccine "booster" jab in the autumn.
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Tractor rally: SC refers to PM's statement, refuses to entertain pleas on R-Day violence

The Supreme Court Wednesday referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that law will take its own course on the Republic Day violence here and refused to entertain pleas for time-bound probe..
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Irish PM says EU was 'blindsided' by vaccine row and Brexit border arrangement became 'collateral damage'

irish pm says eu was 'blindsided' by vaccine row and brexit border arrangement became 'collateral damage'
Northern Ireland's post-Brexit border arrangements became "collateral damage" in the EU's "nasty row" over COVID vaccines, Ireland's prime minister has said.
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PM speaks to Union minister Shripad Naik

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Union minister Shripad Naik, who is recuperating at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) near here after getting injured in a road accident.
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PM says 'One Nation, One Election' need of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for 'One Nation, One Election', saying it is the need of India as polls taking place every few months impact development works. Addressing the..
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PM asks seers to disseminate message of 'vocal for local'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged seers to help spread the message of "vocal for local", an initiative to promote local products. He also unveiled a 'Statue of Peace' to mark the 151st birth..
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Tejashwi questions PM's silence over 2014 promise of reopening sugar mills in Motihari

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the PM had in 2014 promised to reopen the sugar mills in the region but it remains..
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Second VVIP aircraft for President, PM arrives in Delhi

Air India One aircraft is exclusively for the President, Vice President and Prime Minister. The first of the two VVIP aircraft Air India One arrived in India earlier this month.
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PM calls for ramping up of Covid testing, sero surveys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for ramping up of testing and sero-surveys even as he reviewed the ongoing research to develop drugs, vaccines and newer tests for Covid-19 as well as..
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People may seek PM's resignation if woes not resolved: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said people may seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation if problems like job losses are not resolved.
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New education policy will make India a knowledge hub, says PM Modi

In a series of tweets, the PM said NEP is based on the pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability. I wholeheartedly welcome the approval of the National Education Policy. This..
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PM applauds role of people of Varanasi in helping needy during Covid crisis

Interacting with representatives of various Varanasi-based non-government organisations via video link, the PM said Kashi has vigorously countered the unprecedented coronavirus crisis. Varanasi, which..
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PM has surrendered Indian territory to Chinese aggression: Rahul Gandhi

In a statement on the all-party meeting called by Modi on Friday to discuss the situation at the India-China border, the government said, "At the outset, prime minister clarified that neither is anyone..
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Bulgarian PM says opponents trying to undermine him to block euro entry

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday accused his political opponents of trying to undermine his government with the aim of blocking Bulgaria's deeper integration into the European..
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British PM says people should not attend demonstrations

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people not to attend demonstrations this weekend, and said that anyone attacking public property or the police would face "the full force of the law".
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Swedish PM says hopes trauma of 1986 Palme murder can now begin to heal

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Wednesday said he hoped the findings regarding the 1986 murder of Olof Palme could begin healing the wounds left by the national trauma of the assassination of..
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Palestinian PM says not informed of new UAE aid flight via Israel

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday he was unaware that a plane from the United Arab Emirates was to fly to Israel carrying medical aid for the Palestinians.
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Irish PM says people should not book foreign holidays yet

Ireland's prime minister on Friday advised citizens not to book foreign holidays and said the government had no date in mind yet to end its 14-day quarantine for people arriving from abroad.
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Dutch PM says his attitude to 'Black Pete' winter tradition has undergone 'great changes'

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his attitude towards "Black Pete", a figure from the country's winter holiday celebrations that has been criticized as a racist caricature, had undergone "great..
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Finland's PM says she hopes to give birth while in office

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin, the world's youngest leader at 34, told a magazine she would like to have a child while in office, which would make her only the third elected head of government..
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Sudan's PM promises justice on anniversary of sit-in killings

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok pledged justice on Wednesday for scores of pro-democracy protesters killed a year ago when security forces broke up a sit-in outside the defence ministry.
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Australian PM accepts G7 invitation during call with Trump

Australia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
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Irish PM expects new coalition government in place by end of June

Ireland's acting prime minister Leo Varadkar on Friday said he expected a new coalition government to be in place by the end of June once the three parties involved have agreed a policy programme and..
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