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Indian police arrest vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government

Police in India have arrested the co-founder of a fact-checking website who has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair of AltNews has been accused of insulting Hindu religious beliefs on Twitter, a network of media organisations said. Opposition leaders and journalists have condemned the arrest. They said it was […]

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India: PM Narendra Modi’s party projected to win 4 out of 5 states, counts show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is set to keep control of India’s most populous state with a big majority, according to the count on Thursday of a state assembly vote that could offer clues to the national mood before a 2024 general election. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) coalition was leading in about 250 of […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Modi asks Putin to end violence in Ukraine immediately

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, appealing for immediate end to the violence in Ukraine. The conversation came hours after Ukraine’s urgent appeal to India for intervention. The Prime Minister’s Office said PM Modi called for “concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and […]

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Narendra Modi’s government bought Israeli spyware as part of $2 billion weapons deal: New York Times Report

The Indian government acquired spyware from Israel as part of a weapon purchase deal in 2017, according to a New York Times report. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government denied it bought the Israeli-made spyware, which was allegedly used to infect phones of its opponents, rights activists and journalists in India. The report published on Friday […]

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Farmers block PM Narendra Modi’s cavalcade for not sacking junior home minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trapped on a flyover for 20 minutes by protesters in Punjab in what is being dubbed as a serious security lapse. Mr Modi was on his way to a memorial in the northern state when the route was blocked by protesting farmers. They were demanding the resignation of a […]

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India to begin Covid-19 vaccination for 15 to 18-year-olds; booster for health, frontline workers and above 60s with ailments

India will start administering Covid-19 booster shots as a precautionary measure to healthcare and other front-line workers from January 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, as cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant rise across the country. In a TV address to the nation on Saturday night, Modi also said those above 60 years of […]

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India: Man who complains about Modi’s face in vaccination drive fined ₹100,000

An Indian man who went to court to complain about Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoting himself as the face of the nation’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has walked away with a fine for “wasting” the judge’s time. India’s right-wing prime minister has been the focus of an enormous advertising blitz touting his government’s triumphs in fighting […]

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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter handle ‘very briefly compromised’

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a tweet early on Sunday. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the Prime Minister’s personal twitter handle @narendramodi was immediately secured, PMO India’s tweet said, adding any tweet shared during the brief period when the account […]

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Indian PM Narendra Modi announces repeal of controversial farm laws after a year of continuous protests

Indian PM Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of protests. Thousands of farmers had camped at Delhi’s borders since last November and dozens died from heat, cold and Covid. Farmers say the laws will allow the entry of private players in farming and that will hurt their […]

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COP26: PM Narendra Modi sets 2070 as India’s target to reach net zero emissions

India promises to cut its emissions to net zero by 2070 missing a key goal of the COP26 summit for countries to commit to reach that target by 2050. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the pledge, the first time India has set a net zero target, at the Glasgow summit. Net zero, or becoming carbon […]

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Kamala Harris reminds Narendra Modi and herself to ‘defend democratic principles and institutions’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington on Thursday, marking the first in-person meeting of Mr Modi and the highest-ranking Indian American in US history. Ms Harris is the first woman and first black and south Asian vice-president. Mr Modi congratulated Ms Harris on her historic position and invited her […]

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India administers over 22 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to mark Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday

India administered over 22 million Covid vaccine doses in a record-breaking effort to mark PM Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on Friday. The effort surpassed the country’s previous daily record of more than 13 million doses on 27 August. India aims to vaccinate all eligible Indians by the end of 2021 but experts say the drive […]