Narendra Modi

Railway officials walk through a deserted railway station platform in Prayagraj, India, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
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March 24, 2020 - 12:07 pm
India will begin the world's largest lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address Tuesday night, warning that anyone going outside risked inviting the coronavirus inside their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the country's beleaguered health care system. Read more here.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
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February 25, 2020 - 9:20 am
Defending the host who has showered him with pomp and pageantry, President Donald Trump refused Monday to speak out publicly against a controversial new Indian citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has sparked deadly protests over discrimination against Muslims. Read more here.
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The walls of a building stand blackened after it caught fire in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.
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December 08, 2019 - 12:46 pm
A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as two dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. Read more here.
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This image from video aired by India's Doordarshan TV shows Indian Space Research Organization's Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019.
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July 22, 2019 - 8:43 am
By Ashok Sharma, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear...
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Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty.
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May 23, 2019 - 8:19 pm
By Emily Schmall NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi, India's charismatic but polarizing prime minister, was headed Thursday for a landslide election victory, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the votes counted,...
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