NEW DELHI, March 26: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party are making a serious bid for electoral victories in three states that have sizeable minority Muslim populations. But the Bharatiya Janata Party has for years been accused of stoking religious polarization and discriminating against minorities, and faces stiff challenges making inroads in the local elections.
NEW DELHI, Feb 9: U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in a telephone call to strengthen Indo-Pacific security through the Quad grouping of countries that is seen as a way to push back against China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
NEW DELHI, Jan 31: India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort had caused “insult” to the country, his first public comments on a months-long farmers’ agitation that turned violent this week.
MUMBAI, Dec 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that protests by farmers against three laws brought by his government were politically motivated, as he touted the success of an agricultural scheme launched last year.
NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers continued protests against three new laws to overhaul procurement and sale of produce.
NEW DELHI, Nov 25: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned on Tuesday that any COVID-19 vaccine could lead to side-effects in some people, as even popular medicines do, and that the government would only go by science in finalising one for the country.
NEW YORK, Sept 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged at the United Nations on Saturday that his country’s vaccine production capacity would be made available globally to fight the COVID-19 crisis.
BENGALURU, Sept 3: Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.
NEW DELHI, May 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 20 trillion rupee ($266 billion) support package for India’s economy on Tuesday to help mitigate the damage caused by the novel coronavirus and the lockdown it has triggered.
NEW DELHI, April 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to citizens to strictly comply with a nationwide lockdown and maintain social distancing norms, as cases of coronavirus mounted steadily despite over a month-long curfew.
KATHMANDU, April 11: Prime Minister KP Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held telephone conversation on Friday to address the problems that have surfaced due to the nationwide lockdowns both the countries have enforced to contain the spread of COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, March 14: Indian PM Narendra Modi will be leading a video conference of all SAARC member countries Sunday (tomorrow) to chalk out a strong common strategy to fight COVID-19 in South Asia, the spokesman at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs announced today.
KATHMANDU, March 13: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted today, urging the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to chalk out a strategy against coronavirus pandemic, many have expressed hope that eight-member regional block might breathe a new life.
NEW DELHI, Feb 27: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of Hindu-Muslim clashes over a disputed new citizenship law sparked some of the worst sectarian violence seen in the capital in decades.
AHMEDABAD, INDIA, Feb 24: Donald Trump was cheered by more than 100,000 Indians at the opening of the world’s biggest cricket stadium on Monday, promising “an incredible trade deal” and “the most feared military equipment on the planet” at his biggest rally abroad.
GAUHATI, INDIA, Feb 7: India’s prime minister said on Friday that his government will continue its peace push in the insurgency-wracked northeastern region bordering China and Myanmar where accords with key rebel groups have led to the surrender of thousands of fighters in recent weeks.
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament on Thursday that Indian Muslims had nothing to fear from a new citizenship law and accused opposition parties of toeing rival Pakistan’s propaganda to create fear.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his ‘neighborhood first’ policy on the first day of New Year 2020 by making telephone calls to his counterparts in the neighboring countries including Nepal, there are high hopes that the irritants that exist between Nepal and India including border issues would be resolved in the new year.
MUMBAI, Dec 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against a new citizenship law that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, members of his ruling party said.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 21: More than 1,500 protesters have been arrested across India in the past 10 days, officials said, as police try to quell sometimes violent demonstrations against a citizenship law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 21: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss security measures to end violent protests against a citizenship law, government sources said, in one of biggest crises yet for his Hindu nationalist government.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 21: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss security following protests against a controversial citizenship law, government sources said.
BEIJING, Nov 14: Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China again next year after two informal summits between the men in each other’s countries, despite deep disagreement over the disputed Kashmir region.
MUMBAI, Nov 11: In a setback, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in Maharashtra - the country’s richest state - leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an alliance.
MUMBAI, Oct 24: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party was set to retain power in a big western state on Thursday and was leading in another in the north, although the races turned out to be closer than forecast.
MAMALLAPURAM, INDIA, Oct 11: 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 smooth ties ruffled by differences over Kashmir.
NEW YORK, Sept 25: A 16-year old teenager’s remarkable speech at the United Nations Headquarters on Monday stole the limelight from influential world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and head of states and governments from various other countries.
BENGALURU, Sept 7: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoled an emotional ISRO chief K Sivan outside the agency’s headquarters in Bengaluru, India hours after Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander lost contact with ground stations and failed to make a soft landing on the lunar surface.
SRINAGAR, Sept 5: A month after India withdrew contested Kashmir’s autonomy, locked it down with thousands of additional troops and made mass arrests, residents are resisting attempts by authorities to show some signs of normalcy returning in the Muslim-majority valley.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would receive a joint report prepared by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) in an appropriate time.
SRINAGAR, INDIA, Aug 21: At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to top Kashmir police and arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bhutan on August 17-18 to boost the traditionally close consensual ties, to reiterate his government’s emphasis on the ‘neighborhood first’ policy, and to highlight bilateral cooperation between the two nations. Last month, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made a two-day official visit to Bhutan in his first overseas trip after assuming charge of his ministry.
NEW DELHI, Aug 16: The achingly beautiful Himalayan valley was flooded with soldiers and roadblocks of razor wire. Phone lines were cut, internet connections switched off, politicians arrested. Public gatherings were banned.
NEW DELHI, July 29: 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.
NEW DELHI, June 6: From ferry services and port terminals to a new national cricket stadium, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to come bearing gifts on his visit to neighbours Sri Lanka and the Maldives this weekend.