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.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached New Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

A democracy gives you the right to ask a question, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said on Thursday after he was trolled for drawing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attention to a social media post threatening his daughter with rape because of his anti-establishment views.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left home for New Delhi to attend Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony being held later today.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The decision of India to invite leaders from Bimstec member states and the chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends a message that India’s neighborhood first policy now extends beyond South Asia, foreign policy analysts in Kathmandu say.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to India during the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to further deepen ties between the two countries, a key aide to Oli said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will pay an official visit to India to attend Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be held on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

PM invited to Modi swearing-in

May 28, 2019 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, May 28: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has formally extended invitation to Prime Minister KP Oli along with the heads of the government from other Bimstec member states and the chair of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to attend his swearing-in scheduled for May 30.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Leaders from the BIMSTEC member states—Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan—will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30 in the Indian capital New Delhi, media reports said on Monday.

ISLAMABAD, May 26: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to Narendra Modi and congratulated the Indian leader on the runaway election victory of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), both countries said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Indian government is considering to invite leaders from neighboring countries including Nepal during the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian media reported on Sunday.

Congratulations, Mr Modi

May 26, 2019 02:30 am

The results of India’s biggest parliamentary election are talks of town across the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured astounding back-to-back victory in the lower house of parliament since 1984.

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KATHMANDU, May 24: While thanking the ruling and opposition party leaders of Nepal for their congratulatory messages on his re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to take India-Nepal ties to ever greater heights.

NEW DELHI, May 24: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday to form a new cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.

ISLAMABAD, May 23: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated India’s Narendra Modi on the runaway election victory of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

KATHMANDU, May 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called and congratulated Narendra Modi for his party's landslide victory in the General Elections 2019.

NEW DELHI, April 12: Russia has awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Order of St Andrew the Apostle, the highest order of the Russian Federation, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 11: India's Election Commission has stopped the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ until the elections conclude on May 19, the Times of India reported. The film was scheduled to be released today -- coinciding the first day of India's general elections.

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NEW DELHI, April 10: India will hold a general election starting on Thursday in the world’s largest democratic exercise, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second straight term.