Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India. He is a former Chief Minister of the Gujarat, India. Modi is a politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has led the party to victory in the Gujarat legislative Assembly elections thrice.

On May 25, 2014 Narendra Modi took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India.

See Also: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

For information about Narendra Modi as the fourth term Chief Minister of Gujarat, read Narendra Modi - Fourth Term as Gujarat Chief Minister

Personal Biography

Narendra Modi's mother is Heeraben Modi.

On May 15, 2016, Narendra Modi tweeted a picture of him spending quality time with his mother Heeraben Modi at his Prime Minister's residence of 7 Race Course Road. It was Heeraben's first visit to his official residence.

In October 2009, he is down with Swine Flu soon after returning back home after a visit to Russia.

Professional Biography

As Chief Minister of Gujarat

Modi became Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the first time in October 2001 after his predecessor Keshubhai Patel resigned defeat of the BJP in by-elections. He got re-elected in December 2002 when he became the CM for the second time. Modi took oath as the Gujarat Chief Minister for the third consecutive time on December 25, 2007. He defeated Dinsha Patel from Maninagar Assembly constituency by 87,000 votes.

After failing to get the Compulsory Voting Bill stamped by Gujarat Governor Dr. Kamla Beniwal, the Narendra Modi-led State Government, in April 2010 has decided to reintroduce the bill in the Assembly.

Modi slammed the central government for failing to tackle the Maoist violence.

In June 2010, he inaugurated the manufacturing plant of Nano at Sanand, a city and municipality in Ahmedabad district.

2002 Gujarat riots

For information on Narendra Modi and SIT Interrogation - March 2010, read 2002 Gujarat Riots.

Mumbai terrorist activities - November 2008

Narendra Modi visited Mumbai during the November Mumbai terrorist attacks. He lashed out at the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. He announced 10 million rupees aid to the Maharashtra government to be distributed as compensation to the families of the deceased.

He also visited the house of Hemant Karkare, chief of the Mumbai’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) who died in the operation.

Elections 2009

In April 09, Modi accused the Congress of displaying helplessness on security issues whenever in power.

2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly Elections

Narendra Modi is poised to become the Chief Minister for another term in Gujarat. The exit polls after the 2012 Gujarat legislative assembly elections showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party is poised for another term.

Other Professional Information

Narendra Modi on Twitter

Narendra Modi is on the social networking site Twitter on the handle @narendramodi.

On 24 August 2012, Narendra Modi protesting the government crackdown on social networking sites by changing his profile image to black. He also tweeted, “As a common man, I join the protest against crackdown on freedom of speech! Have changed my DP. ‘Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan.’ #GOIBlocks”.

2014 Elections

Narendra Modi is the prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 general elections. Though, the party has not officially announced their PM candidate initially, Modi has received the support of several BJP top leaders. On 1 December 2012, Sushma Swaraj said, “There are no two views on Modi being a competent candidate for PM’s post. He has done great work in Gujarat.”

Narendra Modi welcomed the election dates and asked people to vote for BJP to usher in prosperity. Calling the general election as the biggest festival of democracy, Modi requested citizens to vote for India. He welcomed 10 crore new voters and urged them to play an important role in strengthening and continuing democratic tradition of India. Modi posted a number of tweets after the Election Commission announced the date of polls. Mar 5, 2014

Narendra Modi campaigned for party candidates in Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Mahbubnagar of Telangana region. Chandrababu Naidu joined Modi in public meeting at Mahbubnagar and later at Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad. Film actor Pawan Kalyan also shared dais with Modi.Apr 22, 2014

Narendra Modi asks his party workers and well wishers to restrain from making hate speeches. Saying that he disapproves of making irresponsible statements, the so-called well wishers are deviating from party’s campaign, he said. The statement comes days after BJP leader Giriraj Singh, VHP leader Pravin Togadia and Shiv Sena leader Ramdasa Kadam made controversial remarks. Apr 22, 2014

Narendra Modi held an electoral campaign at Amethi, the bastion of the Gandhi family. Addressing a gathering, Modi said that he had not come to take revenge but to bring a change in the ‘backward’ region. Modi campaigned for BJP candidate Smriti Irani who is contesting against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Modi termed Smriti as his younger sister and his representative. May 5, 2014

Narendra Modi urged voters of Varanasi to vote for the party in the last phase of elections on May 12. He made his final appeal to voters on May 10, 2014. May 10, 2014

Controversial Statements

Narendra Modi made a controversial statement in August 2012 when he linked malnutrition in the state to figure-conscious girls.

Dressing Style

Narendra Modi is often praised for his dressing style.

At the 66th Republic Day Celebrations 2015

On January 26, 2015 Prime Minister Modi wore a colorful Rajasthani bandhani turban at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. He wore a similar headgear on Independence Day in 2014. Modi wore a traditional kurta pajama, his trademark Nehru vest when he received the US President at the airport the previous day.

Supporters and Fans

Supporters of Narendra Modi have built a temple in Kotharia village near Rajkot in Modi’s home state of Gujarat. The construction of the temple took almost two years and will be open to public from 15 February 2015. Modi is believed to be a reincarnation of god by people in Kotharia and nearby villages.

Narendra Modi in News

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Flags off KPIT’s Smart Electric Bus for Indian Parliament
Business Wire IndiaHon. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the Smart Electric Bus, an indigenous technology developed by the India headquartered global technology company, KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT), at the Indian Parliament on the 21st of December. This project was initiated by India’s Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Shri. Nitin Gadkari

“”Housing for All Implies a Roof Over One’s Head, and Whether it is Owned or Rented Should Not Make a Major Difference“”: Niranjan Hiranandani
Business Wire IndiaFor the Indian housing sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, ‘Housing For All by 2022’ is a positive step

“”Make in India“” Makes Big Impression at WIN INDIA 2015
Business Wire India‘Make in India’, the Indian government’s program to modernize manufacturing and attract foreign investment, took center stage at WIN INDIA 2015. “’Make in India’ generated a huge amount of attention at HANNOVER MESSE in April

HSBC India Launches ‘HSBC Skills for Life’ Progamme
Business Wire India HSBC Skills for Life programme will skill over 75,000 young people and women Partners with Swades Foundation for rolling out the first vertical of the programme ​ HSBC launched HSBC Skills for Life, a skill development programme that aims to provide young people and women with requisite skillsets to enable them to earn a sustainable livelihood

Young Minds Pave the Way for a Futuristic ‘Digital India’
Business Wire IndiaOne of the best ways to elevate and build upon already established recognition of any profession is to inject a dose of ‘Digitisation’. In fact, digitisation has, in the past one year or so, become a byword for success

Uma Bharti Encourages Focus on Tradition Water Conservation Methodologies
Business Wire India IX World Aqua Congress 2015 Highlights Traditional Wisdom Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Awards given outThe 2-day World Aqua Congress 2015 concluded in Delhi, attracting the best minds from the Water conservation space

Chartered Accountancy Can Benefit Most From PM Modi’s ‘Digital India’ Initiative
Business Wire IndiaPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ campaign is altering the dynamics of every sector of importance in the country. India’s online infrastructure has for long been more or less ancient in its approach, relying primarily on paperwork for the various procedures and communications

India Prime Minister Highlights Frost & Sullivan’s #1 Ranking of India for Growth, Innovation and Leadership
Business Wire IndiaIn a powerful address to Prime Minister David Cameron, British authorities and international business leaders at London’s Guildhall last week, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the staggering growth rate of the country’s economy (according to the World Bank, (+7.5 percent in 2016) and the vast opportunities for foreign direct investments in the region

Indian Government Announces FDI in Real Estate to Benefit the Real Estate Growth
Business Wire IndiaRecently, the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi Announced FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in real estate sector. Now, investors from across the world can invest in real estate without any hurdle because of new policy reforms

Uflex Buoyant on Virginia’s Business Prospects
Business Wire IndiaUflex Limited, a truly global player in flexible packaging & plastic film manufacturing, hosted His Excellency Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia, Honorable Terry McAuliffe during a visit to the headquarters of India’s largest flexible packaging company

Estrade Media Singapore Confers Lifetime Achievement Award to Renowned Architect Karan Grover
Business Wire IndiaRenowned Architect Karan Grover, was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Singapore Estrade Real Estate Awards 2015 held at the Grand Copthrone, Waterfront, Singapore on October 23, 2015 evening. Conceptualised and hosted by Estrade Media Pte. Ltd

India-Africa Forum Summit III
Business Wire India India to begin Technology & Innovation sharing with Rwanda Rt. Hon. Murekezi Anastase, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Republic of Rwanda Rwanda Prime Minister Rt. Hon

CORRECTING and REPLACING 3 million New Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Wealth Creation in India & Africa by 2020

3 Million New Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Wealth Creation in India & Africa by 2020

United Nations Foundation - Global Entrepreneurs Council Supports Growing India-Africa Partnership

Infineon Technologies and National Skill Development Council Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Skill Manpower for Semiconductors in India
Business Wire IndiaIn presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Infineon Technologies India Pvt Limited and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for skill development in the Indian semiconductor sector

Nitish Kumar will head Bihar for the third term
Nitish will head Bihar for the third term

Andhra Pradesh News on September 21, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on September, 21 2015

Bharat Light & Power and Statkraft partner to create India’s leading platform for distributed solar energy
(Oslo/New Delhi, 3 November 2015) Bharat Light & Power (“BLP”), a leading renewable energy company in India and Statkraft, the state-owned Norwegian power company and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe, today announced the formation of a new 50-50 joint venture to provide distributed solar energy solutions in India.

Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx Return to Stage via Hologram USA
BEVERLY HILLS, CA–(Marketwired - October 23, 2015) - Comedians Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx will be recreated for 21st Century audiences, Hologram USA CEO Alki David and Samantha Chang, Director of Licensing of CMG Worldwide announced today. Hologram USA will use its patented technology to create the holograms with the help and approval of CMG

Land Acquisition Norms Amended, Welcome Step: Niranjan Hiranandani
The Indian Government has taken a welcome step on the issue of land acquisition norms, said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt. Ltd. (HCPL). He was reacting to media reports about the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 29 December having approved certain amendments in the land acquisition norms

Hyderabad’s Dhanush EnggServices India (MEPCentre) Inks Pact with National Skill Development Council (NSDC)
Hyderabad quartered Dhanush EnggServices India Pvt. Ltd (MEP Centre) inks pact with National Skill Development Council (NSDC) as a Training Partner.  An agreement has been just signed between both the organizations towards this effect.   Dhanush has offices in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Maharashatra.  Soon plan to start offices in Bhopal and Bangalore

Oil Contracts – Don’t Kill the Success Story

India has discovered more than 200 blocks since the inception of NELP rounds. However, only around 30 have been put into production. India’s last major discoveries were – Reliance KG-D6 Basin & Cairn’s oil fields in Barmer more than a decade ago

NTT DATA Concludes Global Volunteer Week – the Annual CSR Initiative
NTT DATA, a leading global IT services provider, announced the conclusion of its company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Global Volunteer Week (GVW) 2014. NTT DATA has a long-standing commitment of leveraging its IT innovations and global activities to contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable society

‘Low Interest Rates Can Give a Positive Boost to Real Estate’: Niranjan Hiranandani
Given the ‘challenging phase’ as a result of the economic slowdown in the past couple of years, the change in Government at the Centre had evoked positive sentiment among all stakeholders in Indian real estate

Announcing The Launch of The Indian Wind Energy Alliance (IWEA)- The Apex Body For The Wind Energy Industry in India

Apollo Hospitals & Fiji National University Agree to Work Together to Develop Healthcare in Fiji
Apollo Hospitals and Fiji National University have signed an MoU for healthcare collaboration. The MoU was signed by Mrs. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Group of Hospitals, India and Vice Chancellor of Fiji National University in Fiji on 19 November, 2014. This MoU was signed on the eve of the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri

VCCI & Vibrant Gujarat Join Hands to Make Vadodara a Hub for Innovation

Disha Publication Launches a Unique Approach to General Awareness
Disha Publication, one of India’s leading publishers has announced the launch of “Breathing in bodhi” a new approach to learning general awareness. The world is evolving so are its problems and opportunities. Today we find Children lacking Life Skills, Eroding Values and a CHALTA HAI (casual) attitude. Our Prime Minister Mr

TEXPROCIL Welcomes Revised Duty Drawback Rates for 2014-15
The Government has announced the new All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback for 2014-15 .  The rates are effective from November 22, 2014 . “The new Drawback rates are positive & growth oriented . Overall the rates for Cotton textiles & the Drawback caps have been increased”, said Shri R.K.Dalmia , Chairman , The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council ( TEXPROCIL)

88% Travellers put off by Toilets at Indian Railway Stations
The United Nations has dedicated November 19 as ‘World Toilet Day’ to focus attention on a critical health need for 2.5 billion people in developing countries including India – for sanitary toilet conditions. HolidayIQ

FICCI-DST Global R&D Summit Inaugurated by Shri Kalraj Mishra
“Innovation and research will play an important part in making ‘make In India’ campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi a success,” Mr Kalraj Mishra, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, while inaugurating the Global R and D summit , 2014

The Modi Wave Arrives in Times Square
 The “Modi Wave in Times Square” event sponsored by iTECH during September 27-29 to welcome Prime Minister Modi to the US succeeded in creating a lot of buzz amongst the mainstream American public. The event was picked up by hundreds of publications such as Associated Press, Voice of America, Fox, CBS, SF Gate, International Business Times etc. reaching millions of Americans

U.S. and India Take Action to Implement Modi-Obama Joint Statement
U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently issued a formal joint statement to coincide with Prime Minister Modi’s momentous visit to the United States. In order to raise investment by institutional investors and corporate entities, the leaders pledged to establish a new “Indo-U.S

Apps Made in India
As apps begin to play a dominant role in the global technology space, app development poses a huge opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs. Apple has most recently showcased a list of world class apps that are made in India, highlighting some of the early players in the industry

Mr. David Frigstad, Chairman, Frost & Sullivan Takes on PM Modi’s ‘Clean India’ Pledge to Heart
Frost & Sullivan has put into action Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to ‘Clean India’. Chairman, Mr. David Frigstad who on a brief visit to India was impressed by Mr. Modi’s initiative and kick started ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ at Frost & Sullivan, Chennai

Indian Delegate Anshul Pachouri Participated in the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2014: an Important Milestone in the Youth Diplomacy of the Country
The World Bank Group hosted its second annual Youth Summit in partnership with United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth on October 7th 2014 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC. The summit was focused on discussing the issues surrounding youth engagement and participation pertaining to open government, transparency and accountability

AHF India Urges Prime Minister Modi to Restore Drug Price Caps
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, with its affiliate country program, AHF India, has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore drug pricing caps in India that he recently overturned, a move that advocates fear will make making lifesaving medicines less affordable in that country.

Chairman of Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust Felicitates Mr. Adil Zainulbhai on his Appointment as Chief of the Quality Council of India
At a private felicitation ceremony hosted by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT), Shahzada Dr. Qaidjoher bhaisaheb Ezzuddin, Chairman of the Trust, felicitated Mr. Adil Zainulbhai on his appointment as the Chairman of the Quality Council of India (QCI).  Mr

BIO Congratulates India’s New Prime Minister on First Official Visit to the United States
The following statement may be attributed to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood:

Siemens PLM Software Signed an Agreement to Set Up ‘Centers of Excellence for Skill Development’ in Higher Education
Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd. (SISW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc., recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Industries and Mines (Government of Gujarat) for the establishment of five Centers of Excellence (COEs) across the state. The agreement was signed jointly by SISW and their partner, DesignTech Systems Ltd

Delta Along with Innovative Telecom & Softwares Pvt. Ltd. Enables 24x7 Surveillance Monitoring of Surat Safe City Project with 280 sq. ft. DLP Video Wall
Delta, a pioneer in providing video wall solutions, has commissioned its state-of-the-art DLP Video wall powered with Next Gen LEDs to the first ever Safe City Project in India. Delta collaborated with Surat City Police department, Surat Traffic Education Trust and Innovative Telecom & Software Pvt. Ltd. for the Surat Safe City project

CG Signs an MOU with the Government of Gujarat

Andhra Pradesh News on December 24, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on December 24, 2012 - Two special trains introduced to World Telugu Conference from Secunderabad

Narendra Modi sweeps BJP to victory for the third time in Assembly elections
Narendra Modi leads BJP to triumph for the third successive time

Gujarat Election Still Open, says Rediff’s Sentimeter Algorithm
Taking data journalism in India a step further, India Ltd today launched the Rediff Sentimeter, an interactive map-based tool that predicts who could win the Gujarat assembly election 2012

Digvijay Singh says Narendra Modi is being trained by RSS in ‘Nazi tradition’
BJP accuses Congress for not making it clear whether the public exchequer has paid for Sonia Gandhi’s treatment

Bal Thackeray supports Sushma Swaraj as NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate
BJP responds that they have a lot of able candidates and would decide on their PM candidate during 2014 general elections

Modi says coal block scam is blackening the country’s face
Lauds Gujarat’s growth in industrial and agricultural development

Reactions to Narendra Modi’s controversial comment on malnutrition
Congress criticizes Modi for his controversial comments on malnutrition

Beni Prasad says its Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi in 2014 elections
Samajwadi Party says Verma’s comments are irresponsible

BJP says Modi just one of six prime ministerial candidates of NDA
Gadkari says Nitish will be consulted before announcing prime ministerial candidates

Advani says non-BJP and non-Congress Prime Minister is possible after 2014 elections
Congress says that Advani already conceded defeat

Keshubhai resigns from BJP, may announce his new party soon
Keshubhai Patel may announce his new party soon

Congress MP Vijay Darda calls Narendra Modi a lion
Congress MP praises Gujarat Chief Minister at an award function

Emerson Provides State-of-the-Art Process Automation Technologies for Jubilant Life Sciences Plants in Gujarat
Emerson Process Management has completed installation and commissioning of digital automation technology for leading pharmaceutical company Jubilant Life Sciences’ plants in Bharuch, Gujarat

Bihar BJP leader Sanjay Jha justifies decision to join JD (U)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Bihar, Sanjay Jha, on Tuesday justified his decision to join the Janata Dal (United), saying the latter is an alliance and that he had not gone into some other political party.

Ex-BJP ideologue Govindacharya urges Kalam to disclose all about Sonia
Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologue K. N. Govindacharya has taken on former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for his remarks on Sonia Gandhi vis-a-vis the 2004 elections, and urged him to disclose all facts to avoid being judged.

Sharad Yadav criticizes Kalam for comments on Sonia in book
Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Sunday criticized former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for saying he was ready to appoint Sonia Gandhi as prime minister in 2004 despite intense lobbying against her.

Keshubhai Patel to form new front against Modi
Former Gujarat Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Keshubhai Patel is likely to form a new political front against Narendra Modi ahead of the state assembly polls scheduled in December.atel, who was removed from the Chief Minister’s post unceremoniously in 2001, quit the BJP on Friday to float a third front ahead of the state assembly elections in December.

India’s bronze medalist Gagan Narang to be made an IAS officer
Haryana government announces a reward of Rs. 1 crore

Ex-royals of Gujarat extend support to Modi’s ‘Sadbhavna fast’
The princes from various royal families on Monday extended their support to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is presently sitting on a daylong ‘Sadbhavna fast’ for communal amity.

Gujarat CM Modi says Ahmedabad has made its place in world of marathons
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Ahmedabad has garnered respect and praise in the world of marathons, as the number of people participating and excelling in the field are increasing every year.

Surat diamond traders welcome Chinese court’s verdict
Diamond traders of Surat, famous for being experts in the art of cutting the ‘ice’, celebrated the verdict of a Chinese court to release of 14 of their fellow traders who were in prison for nearly two years on charges of alleged smuggling.

Chinese court frees 13 Indians, but sentences 9 to serve 3-6 years in prison (Update)
A Chinese court has ordered the release of 13 of the 22 jailed Indian diamond merchants, but sentenced the remaining to serve prison tersm of between three to six years for smuggling diamonds into China.

Chinese court to deliver judgement on detention of 22 Indian diamond traders
A court in China is to deliver its judgement today on the detention of 22 Indian diamond traders.

Gujarat HC orders CBI to probe Ishrat Jehan encounter case
The Gujarat High Court announced on Thursday that it would be directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct the probe in the Ishrat Jehan encounter case, as it could not trust the state police to do a fair and credible investigation.

Modi toes BJP’s line on FDI in retail sector
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has endorsed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s policy of opposing the Centre’s decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-retail sector.

Humanity still shivers when recalling 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that humanity could not forget 26/11 ever, and added that measures should be taken to improve maritime security to avert such attacks in the future.

2 G scam petitioner Swamy views Rahul Gandhi as a nincompoop
Founder-President of the Janata Party (JP) and petitioner in multi-billion telecom scam case, Subramanian Swamy, views Rahul Gandhi, scion of Nehru-Gandhi family that controls the federal ruling Congress party as a Buddhu (nincompoop).

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi invited to Pak to share secret of economic model’s success
A delegation from the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has invited Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to visit Pakistan and share the secrets of his successful economic model.

Rahul Gandhi questions Bihar CM’s secular credentials
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi questioned the secular credentials of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, asserting that he cannot claim the high ground after having partnerships with leaders and organisations following divisive ideology. ANI

Modi blames Centre for political crisis in Karnataka
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has held the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre responsible for the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka. ANI

BJP accuses Centre of failing to contain Maoists
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, has accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre of failing in their fight against the Maoists after showing initial resilience. ANI

BJP to raise issue of misuse of CBI in Parliament: Sushma Swaraj
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would raise the issue of the alleged misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the Congress during the winter session of Parliament. ANI

Modi slams central government for fake encounter case delay
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the central government for delay in probing the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. ANI

Modi slams central government for fake encounter case delay
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the central government for delay in probing the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. ANI

Narendra Modi slams Congress Govt. ahead of CWG opening ceremony
With the country geared up for the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games to be held here this evening, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for alleged misappropriation of funds and international criticism the country faced over the sloppy preparations in organising the event. ANI

BJP, not Congress stalling verdict of Babri mosque title case: Digvijay Singh
Senior Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday rejected the charge of the BJP, the RSS and the VHP that his party was deliberately stalling the hearing of the verdict of the Babri Masjid title case. ANI

PM Manmohan Singh celebrates his 78th birthday
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh celebrated his 78th birthday in a very quiet manner here on Sunday. ANI

Nitish Kumar determined not to let Narendra Modi campaign in Bihar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday stood firm on his stand of not letting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi campaign for the BJP-JDU alliance for next months assembly elections in the state. ANI

Bihar developing in reverse gear: Rahul Gandhi
Launching his partys campaign for the November State Assembly polls in Bihar, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his claim of ushering development in Bihar. ANI

CWG venues will not be ready even if PM mops floor: Narendra Modi
Slamming the central government over the mess in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that even if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh starts wiping the floor, the venues wont be ready for the game. ANI

Ambika Soni slams Modi over ‘contract killing’ remarks
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that the Congress party has given a contract killing order to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to eliminate him. ANI

Team Modi has four new ministers
Eyeing civic polls scheduled in October 2010, Gujarat Chief Minister Narender Modi on Saturday administered oath of office to four new ministers. ANI

Godhra riots : Supreme Court to hear SIT report on Modi
The Supreme Court will on Thursday examine the report of the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians in the 2002 Godhra communal riots. ANI

Lalu, Mulayam blame congress of secret deal with BJP for Nuke Bill
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders accused Congress here on Wednesday for striking a deal with the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on support for the Civil Nuclear Bill. ANI

Modi criticises Centre for failing to curb terrorism, naxalism
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday criticised the Central Government for failing to curb terrorism and naxalism and showing the lack of willingness to do it. ANI

Gujarat High Court transfers Ishrat Jahan case to Supreme Court-appointed SIT
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected Ishrat Jahans mother, Shamima Kausars, plea to transfer the encounter-related case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ANI

Narendra Modi slams Centre over Sohrabuddin case
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lashed out at the Centre, saying that moves to transfer the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case out of Gujarat was an insult to the states judicial system. ANI

Sohrabuddin encounter: Modi slams CBI case against Amit Shah
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday publicly slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case against his close aide and former State Home Minister Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter, as a political attempt to undermine his Government. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: CBI asks case to be shifted out of Gujarat
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday submitted its status report on the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case to the Supreme Court. ANI

CBI to file interim report in Sohrabuddin case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will submit its interim report on the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case before the Supreme Court today. ANI

CBI summons IPS officer Geeta Johri in Sohrabuddin case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday summoned Geetha Johri, the first woman IPS officer of Gujarat, in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: CBI to quiz Narendra Modi?
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team is likely to seek permission from its headquarters to question Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Gadkari blames UPA Govt. of CBIs misuse
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Monday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government for misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the Opposition parties. ANI

CBI pressurized by Central Government: Venkaiah Naidu
Reacting to the statement of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that the Centre has no role has no role to play in the Sohrabuddin case probe, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become a political arm of the Central Government. ANI

Amit Shah likely to appear before media as CBI seeks trial outside Gujarat
Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to address media persons sometime today, even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continues to pursue him in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Resignation of Amit Shah too little too late: Congress
The Congress party on Saturday said the resignation of Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah charged with murder of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter is too little too late. ANI

Chidambaram says BJP reaction to Amit Shahs case belated
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for blaming misuse of the CBI into the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah resigns
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Home Minister Amit Shah charged with murder in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case has tendered his resignation. ANI

CBI files chargesheet against Shah, 14 others in Sohrabbuddin encounter case
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed chargesheet against Gujarat Minister of State for Home Amit Shah and 14 others in the Sohrabbuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and killing of his wife, Kausarbi. ANI

Congress blames BJP of influencing investigations against Shah
Congress party on Friday blamed Bharatiya Janata Party of trying to influence investigations in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh murder case and shield its Gujarat minister Amit Shah. ANI

Court rejects Amit Shahs anticipatory bail plea
A Central Bureau of Investigation court here on Friday evening rejected Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shahs anticipatory bail plea that he had filed through his lawyer to avoid arrest in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case . ANI

BJP leaders boycott Prime Ministers lunch
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Friday refused to attend Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs lunch in protest against the CBI summoning Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah for questioning on 2005 Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: Gujarats Home Minister skips appointment with CBI
Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah failed to keep his date with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: Gujarats Home Minister to appear before CBI today
Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin fake encounter case today. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: Gujarats Home Minister fails to appear before CBI
Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah, who had been summoned by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court for questioning in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, failed to turn up on Thursday. ANI

Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: CBI summons Gujarats Home Minister
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday issued summons to Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah for questioning in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Indo-Pak talks can be solved with Manmohan Singh as executive authority: Pak columnist
With a seasoned politician like Dr Manmohan Singh as the executive authority for India, the decades old contentious issues between India and Pakistan can be solved, says Pakistani columnist Mosharraf Zaidi. ANI

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