ARTICLES RELATING TO NARENDRA MODI

Polluted Ganges: Can Modi save it?

2014-07-17 09:05

Standing on the banks of the Ganges Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the sacred river. The task begins now.

India slaps $579m penalty on Reliance

2014-07-15 10:00

India has announced a penalty of $579m on the country's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, for failing to meet gas commitment for the fourth year in a row.

Shutdown in Kashmir greets Modi on first visit

2014-07-04 17:49

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by near-empty streets lined by security personnel on his first official visit to Kashmir.

India summons US envoy on spying claim

2014-07-02 13:36

India has summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

India's Modi eyes major labour overhaul

2014-06-30 11:25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws amid plans to revive the flagging economy.

Anger rises as India swelters

2014-06-12 16:20

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government's failure.

De Beers set to glitter and sparkle

2014-06-12 05:00

De Beers expects global demand for polished gems to rise by up to 4.5% this year, thanks to the US market recovery and a buoyant China and India.

Indian minister killed in road collision

2014-06-03 10:42

India's minister for rural development has died after a road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a key ally just eight days after coming to office.

Celebrations as India gets new state

2014-06-02 10:23

Celebrations have erupted in southern India to mark the creation of the new state of Telangana at the culmination of a separatist campaign stretching back nearly six decades.

Bangladesh ready to work with new India PM Modi

2014-05-28 09:56

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is ready to work with her new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, despite his hardline image.

Train crash in north India kills at least 40

2014-05-26 13:12

A passenger train has collided with a stationary goods train in India's most populous state, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 150, police and railway officials say.

Pakistan PM to attend Indian inauguration

2014-05-24 14:37

Pakistan's prime minister will attend the inauguration of India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, his spokesperson says.

Modi fights tears in address to parliament

2014-05-20 15:35

Narendra Modi fought back tears in an emotional first address to his party in India's parliament house, after the Hindu nationalist swept to power.

Modi family pride at tea boy-turned-PM

2014-05-19 20:13

As she savoured the prospect of her brother Narendra becoming India's prime minister, Vasantiben Modi chortled at the idea that a one-time tea boy would soon be calling the shots over Delhi's traditional elite.

Pakistan hopeful of thaw in ties after Modi victory

2014-05-19 10:24

The election of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi has sent shivers through many among India's Muslim community, but neighbouring Pakistan is hopeful for a thaw in long-fraught ties.

Zuma congratulates India's Modi

2014-05-18 08:25

President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of South Africa, has congratulated India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his election victory, says the international relations and co-operation department.

India's PM-elect makes magnanimous maiden speech

2014-05-16 22:15

Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi says he will work for the good of all Indians in his maiden address as the country's prime minister-elect.

Gandhis accept 'responsibility' for Congress defeat

2014-05-16 18:17

The leaders of India's defeated Congress party, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, admitted personal responsibility for the disastrous election results which came after 10 years in power.

'New era' for India after Modi victory

2014-05-16 13:02

India's Hindu nationalists have declared "the start of a new era" in the world's biggest democracy as the ruling Congress concedes defeat in elections that exposed anger about rampant corruption.

Abrasive Hindu nationalist set to be India PM

2014-05-16 09:43

To some he is a Thatcherite reformer set to jolt India from the economic doldrums, while others liken him to Putin or even Hitler - Narendra Modi divides opinion like few other politicians.

Obama hails India polls, will work with next leader

2014-05-13 07:28

US President Barack Obama has hailed India's massive general election and pledged to work closely with the next government in New Delhi.

Muslim massacres darken India immigration debate

2014-05-09 16:14

From his hiding place in a cowshed, Sefaqul Islam watched as masked gunmen moved through his village, shot women and children dead with automatic rifles and tossed wounded survivors into the blazing remains of their homes.

A new Gandhi steps up fight for votes

2014-04-29 12:02

As India's ruling Congress heads for what could be its worst ever election defeat, Priyanka Gandhi, has stepped up to lead a fightback by the political dynasty.

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

2014-04-17 10:46

India has hosted its biggest day of voting in its election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi.

Religious divide favours Hindu leader in India vote

2014-04-10 11:26

Manoj Balyan wants Narendra Modi to become India's next prime minister when results of a general election are released next month, he is drawn to the leader's Hindu nationalist stance.

 

Gold imports drive up India's trade deficit

2014-07-16 10:02

India's trade deficit has jumped to $11.76bn in June from $11.23bn in May, boosted by a 65% annual rise in gold imports, according to government data.

India budget targets growth, curbs deficit

2014-07-10 10:45

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government has unveiled a first budget of structural reforms that seek to revive growth.

India nurses in Iraq conflict 'to be freed'

2014-07-04 16:11

A group of 46 Indian nurses trapped in Iraq are to be freed in a rare piece of positive news in a crisis threatening "Syria-like chaos".

India launches five foreign satellites

2014-06-30 12:40

India launched a rocket carring five foreign satellites Monday, as Premier Narendra Modi called on his country's scientists to develop their own satellite for South Asian nations.

India says Greenpeace endangers economic security

2014-06-13 09:39

India's domestic spy service has accused Greenpeace of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food.

Violence erupts as India swelters under heatwave

2014-06-12 16:19

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over lack of basic services.

India gang rape case highlights lack of toilets

2014-06-03 13:02

India's gang rape case has highlighted the glaring problem threatening women's safety: lack of toilets.

Indian police fire water cannon at rape protesters

2014-06-02 11:34

Workers from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party have clashed with police in Uttar Pradesh over the rape and hanging of two girls last week that have sparked an international outcry.

New Delhi seeks report on rape, hanging of teens

2014-05-30 14:18

India's new home minister has weighed in on a grisly case in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree this week, as public anger and political controversy over the attack gains momentum.

New India PM Modi to hold talks with Pakistani rival

2014-05-27 09:43

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold landmark talks with his Pakistani counterpart and announce his new cabinet as he looked to hit the ground running on his first day in office.

Modi to be sworn in as India PM

2014-05-26 08:36

Narendra Modi is to be sworn in as India's prime minister in a ceremony attended by a slew of foreign dignitaries - including the prime minister of archrival Pakistan.

India's Modi invites Pakistan PM to his swearing in

2014-05-21 15:55

Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has invited Pakistan's premier Nawaz Sharif as well as other South Asian leaders to his swearing-in ceremony.

Mbeki congratulates new Indian PM

2014-05-20 07:00

Former president Thabo Mbeki has congratulated Indian Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi, for winning India's national elections, his office says.

Gandhis face demoralised party after India poll rout

2014-05-19 12:17

India's ruling Congress party is set to gather in New Delhi to rake over their electoral humiliation, with leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi facing pressure over their failed campaign.

PM-elect Modi holds talks on new govt

2014-05-18 12:30

Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has summoned senior figures from his Hindu nationalist party for talks on building a new government that is set to steer India sharply to the right.

Obama bids fond farewell to Singh

2014-05-17 20:05

US President Barack Obama has called India's outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey "gratitude" for "his critical role" in deepening ties between the two allies.

India's Modi: Good times are coming

2014-05-16 20:13

India's Narendra Modi has told cheering supporters that 'good times are coming' as he thanked them for their 'love'.

Mammoth task ahead for India's Modi

2014-05-16 14:11

About a year ago Narendra Modi sat down with some of India's best and brightest to mount a "shock and awe" election campaign that a strategist likened to a one-sided US military operation against Saddam Hussein's force.

Modi wins India's election with a landslide

2014-05-16 11:54

Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for a resounding election victory.

Modi eyes decisive majority after Indian exit polls

2014-05-13 21:12

India's triumphant right-wing opposition says it is headed for a decisive majority in the world's biggest election after exit polls showed its hardline leader Narendra Modi closing in on victory.

India exit polls show huge swing

2014-05-12 19:14

Indian voters have swung massively behind Narendra Modi's right-wing opposition BJP which may be able to secure a parliamentary majority with existing allies.

India's newest state votes for the first time

2014-04-30 12:26

Millions of people cast have votes in 9 Indian states, including the newest state of Telangana.

Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of election promises

2014-04-23 10:44

Winning votes from the slums is key to political success in India's financial capital, where the elites are apathetic and around half of the population lives in tightly-packed shantytowns.

Indian voters lured by cash, drugs, liquor

2014-04-15 13:31

Indian election officials have seized a record $36 million dollars of cash concealed in cars, private planes and even ambulances that they say was destined to buy off voters.

India kicks off world's largest election

2014-04-07 07:51

Indians have started voting in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic renewal.

 
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