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Narendra Modi

Jan 20, 2020, 07.00 AM IST

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​Narendra ModiNARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER, INDIADe facto no.2 in Narendra Modi 1.0
Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: [nəreːnd̪rə d̪ɑːmoːd̪ərəd̪ɑːs moːd̪iː] , born 17 September 1950) is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian parliament) – a first for any party since 1984 – and was credited for 2014 BJP electoral victories in the states of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Since taking office as Prime Minister, Modi's administration has focused on reforming and modernising India's infrastructure and government, reducing bureaucracy, encouraging increased foreign direct investment, improving national standards of health and sanitation and improving foreign relations. Modi has been appreciated for starting initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission, Make in India and Digital India. Earlier, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi's economic policies (credited with encouraging economic growth in Gujarat) have been praised, although his administration has also been criticised for failing to significantly improve the human development in the state and failing to prevent the 2002 Gujarat riots. A Hindu nationalist and a former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Modi remains a controversial figure domestically and internationally, despite his progressivism. Known for his tech savvy image, he is the second most followed politician on social media after U.S. President Barack Obama.
Born: Sept 17, 1950 (age 70), Vadnagar, Bombay State (presently Gujarat), India
Office: 15th Prime Minister of India
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

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  • Delivering the Nani Palkhivala Centenary Celebrations Lecture, organised by the Palkhivala Foundation , on "Road Map to $5 Trillion Economy", the Finance Minister said her earnest attempt is to decriminalise matters concerning the Companies Act or other related laws, and also cited Tata Group Head N. Chandrasekharan's speech in Mumbai on Monday where he had said government should trust its own citizens.

    "I think the right time has come for Kashmiri Pandits to be back in Kashmir and to get their rightful rights back. It's not only time but they've lost everything in life. They didn't deserve to go through the treatment they've gone through," Thakur said in a press conference here.

    Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha asserted that the economy was passing through its "worst-ever crisis" due to the "death of demand" in sectors. He was speaking on the sidelines of his "Gandhi Shanti Yatra" against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). Sinha served as finance minister of India during 1998-2002.

    "We don't understand why (the Indian government) did it.It was not necessary," Hasina told the Gulf News in an interview, referring to India's new citizenship law. Bangladesh, where 10.7 per cent of the 161 million population is Hindu and 0.6 per cent Buddhist, has denied any migration to India because of religious persecution, the paper said.

    Addressing a rally in Nizamabad district, on Saturday, in the run up to the municipal polls in Telangana, the Hyderabad MP said, "RSS Mohan Bhagwat says to make two children policy.

    Representatives of Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) and Assam Hydrocarbon and Energy Company Limited (AHECL) also called on the Union Minister and submitted separate memorandums outlining demands of both the PSUs.

    Lohri is celebrated in north India on January 13 to mark the end of peak winter and is also associated with the harvest of rabi crops.

    Describing the National Population Register (NPR) process as a "disguised" National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, senior Congress lea...

    "Those who shouted anti-India slogans at JNU a few years ago were sent to jail by Narendra Modi but Kejriwal has refused to initiate prosecu...

    A "fifth-generation dynast" Rahul Gandhi has no chance in Indian politics against a "hard-working and self-made" Narendra Modi, and Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing the Congress leader to Parliament, historian Ramachandra Guha said on Friday.

    "Our purpose is to fight the sinister purpose of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Population of Register (NPR) and mobilise public opinion against them. "Our stated position is that we will not agree to NPR being rolled out from April 2020," he said. Congress leader said, the Constitutional validity of CAA lies with the SC.

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