Narendra Modi

India Mod Urges Russia To Boost Local Production Of T-90ms Tanks Before Purchase

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a $1.93 billion procurement of 464 Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs), but the Ministry of Defence has additional conditions before...
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Inside Wayanad, The “safe Seat” Where Rahul Gandhi Has Barely Set Foot

Nestled in the Western Ghat mountains, an otherwise sleepy Wayanad has been abuzz over the past few weeks. Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the main rival to prime minister Narendra Modi, is here today (April 17) to campaign. This is...

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How Realistic Is Pakistan’s Perspective On The Indian Election?

“Go to Pakistan!” is perhaps the most pungent insult in Narendra Modi’s India, something that is hurled not only at Indian Muslims, but anyone who seems unfriendly to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ideological mothership, the...
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Why Narendra Modi’s Plan To “clean” Up India Hasn’t Worked

Over the next six weeks, Indian voters will choose their leaders in the world’s largest-ever election. Whether citizens will opt for the ruling right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the more secular Congress Party of...
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The Bjp’s Threat To Restrict Indian Citizenship Unmasks The Ugliest Side Of Nationalism

India’s mammoth general election officially kicked off and immediately brought a long-simmering issue to the fore: virulent religious majoritarianism. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), through its president and...
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Narendra Modi’s Facebook Page Has A Big Engagement Problem

At over 43 million likes, it may seem like Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has by far the most successful Facebook page among all serving world leaders. But looking at likes alone obscures another social media metric that matters:...
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What’s At Stake In The World’s Largest Election

Narendra Modi is seeking reelection in a vote with far-reaching implications for India's democracy and economy.
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In Five Years, Narendra Modi Has Travelled Abroad As Much As Manmohan Singh Did In 10 Years

By the end of his first six months in office in 2014, Narendra Modi had already spent almost 30 days abroad—a record for any Indian prime minister. Later this month, he will reportedly embark on an official trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
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Pro-modi Twitter Bots Manipulated A Hashtag At A Record-breaking Rate

In February, two duelling hashtags—one in support of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and one opposing him—used bots to boost their messaging. The overall traffic driving both hashtags was heavily automated, finds a report by the Atlantic...
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For India’s Modi, Symbolism Is Political Strategy

In the Indian city Hindus consider the center of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned a grand promenade connecting the sacred Ganges River with the centuries-old Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of...
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Controversy Halts Modi Biopic Release

A biopic on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by a Bollywood filmmaker that was due to hit the screens on Friday has been postponed as it lands in the midst of a raging political controversy.   Furious opposition parties have slammed the film,...

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Why Does Narendra Modi Have An Enduring Muslim Problem?

Lucille Eichengreen was a school girl in Hamburg. Like most children she had many friends and a carefree childhood. Her world changed overnight. “Hitler came to power in January 1933. The children that lived in the same building…no longer spoke...

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Indian Minister Likens Balakot Strike To Indira Gandhi's ‘division Of Pakistan’

After the Indian Air Force’s 26 February airstrike on a purported terrorist camp in the Pakistan-administered section of Kashmir, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged that the raid won't be New Delhi's last move against terrorism on...
Related topics: Pakistan, Terrorism, India, New Delhi

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Two Weeks Before India Starts Voting, Modi Predicts Easy Victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday his ruling coalition would increase its majority in India’s upcoming election, despite some independent analysts suggesting it could disappear due to discontent over lack of jobs and depressed farm...
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Indian Elections: Pm Modi's Personalised Merchandise Stint Amuses Netizens

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second five-year term in office. As the dates for the national election have been announced, the governing party is trying novel ways to conduct their election campaign and maintain visibility among Indian...

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Millions Of Farmers Could Turn The Tide Against India’s Right-wing Regime

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. As India’s 2019 general election approaches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is attempting to garner support among the...
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Pakistan Writes To Un Demanding Modi Be Stripped Of 'champion Of Earth' Award

In 2018, UNEP bestowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the ‘Champion of the Earth’ title for his bold environmental leadership on the global stage. Under Modi’s leadership, India pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics in the...
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How Narendra Modi Has Almost Killed The Indian Media

The long-simmering crisis of credibility in the Indian news media reached a boiling point in the weeks following the deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir last month. India’s television stations dispensed with even basic...
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India’s 2019 Elections: What You Need To Know

Narendra Modi will seek re-election in the world's largest democratic exercise starting on April 11.
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Seven Charts Show How The Indian Economy Has Come A Full Circle Under Modi

At the end of prime minister Narendra Modi’s five-year term, he leaves the Indian economy more or less where he found it: on the slow lane. Joblessness continues to be a thorn in the flesh of the country, even as overall growth has slowed...

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