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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 […]

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Indian tax officials raid media outlets critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India’s Income Tax Department conducted raids at offices of two prominent media outlets that have been critical of the government’s response to coronavirus. Officials said they are investigating tax evasion at TV channel Bharat Samachar and newspaper Dainik Bhaskar. The homes of some employees have also been raided, and many have had their mobile phones […]

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Narendra Modi faces heat following revelations of snooping critics, opposition and journalists

India’s right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing heat following revelations that dozens of Indians were potential targets of snooping by an Israeli-made spyware. More than 1,000 phone numbers in India were among nearly 50,000 selected worldwide as possibly of interest to clients of the Israel-based NSO Group, maker of the Pegasus spyware, an investigation […]

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Modi reshuffles cabinet ahead of crucial elections, sacks health minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his biggest cabinet reshuffle since he came to power in 2014. He indicated 36 new ministers into his government. At least 12 cabinet members, including IT and health ministers, resigned ahead of the reshuffle to make way for their colleagues. The new cabinet will have 77 ministers, up from […]

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Indians are losing confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic

As India struggles to contain a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult’s tracker of a dozen global leaders showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overall ratings this week stood at 63 percent, his lowest since the US firm began tracking his popularity in August 2019. Modi, who […]