MUMBAI, Oct 20: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available.

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.

Oli appreciates Modi’s ‘renewed priority’ to the neighborhood as spelt out in his today’s Independence Day address

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.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday has wished Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for a successful kidney transplant.

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 22: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the integrated check post (ICP) at Biratnagar through a video conference on Tuesday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished for the speedy and full recovery of ailing Prime Minister K P Oli, in a letter to his Nepali counterpart on Saturday.

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.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping reached in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Friday afternoon to attend the second informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.

Way to resolve Kashmir issue

October 3, 2019 01:00 am

Curfew should be lifted, detainees should be released and the world community must give the right to self-determination to the people of 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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: As Indian PM Modi celebrates his 69th birthday today, world leaders have been tweeting wishes since early morning today.

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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.

As Modi goes to Bhutan

August 17, 2019 00:25 am

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 26: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began official meetings in India’s capital on Wednesday amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners’ ties.

Rise of a common man

June 10, 2019 00:05 am

People found in Modi a person they could relate to. When he named himself a chaukidar, the guard of the people, they fell for him

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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.

Tilting toward the US

June 3, 2019 01:30 am

While China braces up for another Long March, with reelection of Narendra Modi, ‘strategic autonomy’ of India tilts in favor of the US, isolating Pakistan and distancing from Russia and Europe

Namo 2.0 and Nepali equation

June 2, 2019 00:25 am

‘Aab ki baar tin soo paar!’ – This time beyond the three hundred mark. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his party workers while campaigning for the general elections earlier this year. The promise was delivered. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 303 seats out of 543 and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 353 seats in the 17the Lok Sabha elections, held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019.

NEW DELHI, June 1: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a major diplomatic move, invited BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) nations, Mauritius and Kyrgyzstan for his swearing-in ceremony to emphasize the importance of neighborhood in his government's foreign policy framework.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home this late afternoon. He came back from New Delhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, re-elected the Prime Minister of India.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday.

NEW DELHI, May 30 : Narendra Modi started his second stint as the prime minister of India on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attended the swearing-in ceremony of Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

NEW DELHI, May 30: Narendra Modi has been sworn in for a second term as India’s prime minister after an overwhelming election victory for his Hindu nationalist party in a country of 1.3 billion people seeking swift economic change.