Narendra Modi

Top Indian Court To Review Its Earlier Judgement On $8.7 Billion Rafale Deal

In December last year, the Supreme Court of India, while hearing a number of petitions alleging irregularities in the deal, virtually vindicated Narendra Modi government’s insistence that due process was followed in finalising the $8.7 billion...
Related topics: India, Petitions

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Saudi Crown Prince's Visit To India Signals Pivot Eastward For Riyadh

When Mohammed bin Salman met earlier this week with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two leaders appeared to avoid touchy subjects such as Saudi support for Pakistan. (Image credit: Manish Swarup/AP)
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This Is How The Kashmir Terrorist Attack Could Start A Major War

Mohammed Ayoob Security, Asia The recent violence in Kashmir has provoked New Delhi. On February 15, after chairing a top-level meeting of his cabinet’s Security Committee, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi declared, “I want to tell the...
Related topics: Terrorism, India, New Delhi

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Here’s Why Hindu Nationalists Aspire To Israel’s “ethnic Democracy”

India’s Hindu nationalists and the Israeli right have a remarkable mutual affinity. Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Narendra Modi to Israel in 2017 with these words: “Prime minister Modi, we have been waiting for you for a long time, almost 70 years...
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Is India Cleaner After Modi’s Swachh Bharat?

Prime minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission on Oct. 02, 2014, by wielding a broom on the streets of Delhi. The programme, which has Mahatma Gandhi’s iconic spectacles as its logo, is one of the most hyped schemes of the Modi...
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The European Elite Is Playing A Dangerous Game, By Scott Sumner

The Financial Times describes the global rise of populism: In an age of rising populism, the Mexican president, though, is not alone in his suspicion of policymakers. US President Donald Trump prefers to follow his gut, Indian prime minister...
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#shutdownindia Shows Modi’s Much-hyped Startup Initiative Is Unravelling

India’s startup community is up in arms against the Narendra Modi government. Over the past weekend, angry entrepreneurs and venture capitalists (VCs) trended #ShutdownIndia on Twitter. They were looking to show how far removed reality is from...
Related topics: Startup, India, Social Media

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What Students Of Iit, Iim, And Isb Thought Of Piyush Goyal’s 2019 Budget

The Narendra Modi government’s interim budget presented yesterday (Feb. 01) was a populist dream. Coming weeks ahead of India’s general elections, interim finance minister Piyush Goyal announced sops—from income support schemes for farmers...
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Who Are The Winners And Losers In India’s Budget 2019?

The ruling Narendra Modi government has milked its last chance to woo voters. After losing key state elections, it was expected to introduce several populist measures in its annual budget today (Feb. 01). And that’s just what it did. With only...
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Budget 2019: Modi Just Attempted A Surgical Strike To Retain Power

As expected, the Narendra Modi government’s budget for financial year 2020 seems to have been crafted with a single focus: India’s upcoming parliamentary election. The budget speech for fiscal 2020, delivered by interim finance minister Piyush...
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We Want As Many Chinese Tourists As Possible - Indian Tourism Minister

Tourism contributes a sizeable 10 percent to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made all-round efforts to boost this sector and in his tenure, the e-visa policy, which was launched in November 2014 for 44...

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Charted: What Indians Want From Modi’s 2019 Budget

This week, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government will present its last budget before the country’s national elections, and it is under pressure to address Indians’ most pressing concerns. These concerns include jobs and...

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India Is Building A Deadly Force Of Nuclear-missile Submarines

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia Pakistan's worst nightmare? On November 4, 2018, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the Arihant, the Indian Navy’s first domestically-built nuclear-powered submarine, completed her first deterrence...
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Melania Trump Hammers The Telegraph In A Major Libel Case

First lady Melania Trump stands before President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) For whatever reason, the Britsh...
Related topics: Melania Trump, Donald Trump, White House, Usa Photos

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What The Modi Government’s Last Budget Can Do To Help Ordinary Indians

Budget 2019, slated for Feb. 01, will be the last by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government, as India’s general elections are likely to be held in May. As is customary, both the markets and the common man get high on hopes in the run up to...
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Daesh Using Islamic Schools To Indoctrinate Indian Children - Cleric

Waseem Rizwi, the chairman of the Shia Waqf Board in Uttar Pradesh, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought to warn the Indian establishment of Daesh spreading its tentacles across the region by indoctrinating children...

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Narendra Modi’s Economic Legacy

Narendra Modi, the prime minister, was a product of the mass exasperation against the misdeeds of the previous government. The regular revelation of corruption scandals, the frustrating policy paralysis, the incessant price hikes and the widespread...

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‘men Only’ Temple Sees Massive Protests As 2 Women Attempt Entry Dressed As Men

Two women earlier entered the temple for the first time in centuries on 2 January 2019. One of them was later physically attacked by her mother-in-law. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has denounced the local government for its handling of the issue.
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India’s Rs2,000 Notes Were Always Meant To Be Phased Out

India’s crisp, pink Rs2,000 notes are a grim reminder of the massive demonetisation exercise prime minister Narendra Modi’s government undertook in November 2016. The overnight withdrawal of Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes was accompanied by the...
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Narendra Modi’s Indian Economy Is Limping Towards The Next General Elections

If Narendra Modi was looking for a quick economic turnaround before the general elections later this year, he’d be disappointed. Investments into new projects in the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, stood at their lowest level since the...

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