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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NYC: This is India's century

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NYC: This is India's century

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) --Narendra Modi addressed over 18,000 live spectators and remote viewers around the world Sunday, sharing his vision for twenty-first century India and the world.
Matt Bradwell
U.S. issues court summons to India's PM over human rights abuse allegations

U.S. issues court summons to India's PM over human rights abuse allegations

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) --A federal court in New York issued a summons to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in response to a lawsuit alleging human rights violations.
JC Finley
India's Mars Orbiter Project now orbiting Red Planet

India's Mars Orbiter Project now orbiting Red Planet

BANGALORE, India, Sept. 23 (UPI) --India's Mars Orbiter project is now in orbit around the Red Planet.
Heather Records
India's satellite approaches Mars

India's satellite approaches Mars

SRIHARIKOTA, India, Sept. 23 (UPI) --India's mission to Mars is nearing completion, with its satellite, launched 300 days ago, poised to go into orbit around Mars Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
PM Modi said Indian Muslims would 'die for India'

PM Modi said Indian Muslims would 'die for India'

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a message for Islamist extremists trying to gain a foothold in his country: You're not welcome here.
Gabrielle Levy
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit

The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) --The UN has released the list of world leaders who will be attending their summit on climate change.
Thor Benson
Death toll from flooding in India and Pakistan rises

Death toll from flooding in India and Pakistan rises

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The death toll from monsoon flooding over the weekend in India and Pakistan has risen to 355, officials from both countries reported.
JC Finley
Indian PM Modi seeks universal access to banking

Indian PM Modi seeks universal access to banking

NEW DELHI, Aug. 28 (UPI) --India's government began a campaign to take banking to the poor Thursday, aiming for 75 million households to have bank accounts by 2018.
Ed Adamczyk
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95

Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95

PUNE, India, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar died Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the age of 95.
Brooks Hays
Indian PM Modi speaks out against rape

Indian PM Modi speaks out against rape

NEW DELHI, Aug. 15 (UPI) --India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke out Friday for the first time against the growing prevalence of sexual assault in India.
JC Finley
Hagel pushes defense sector relationship with new Indian government

Hagel pushes defense sector relationship with new Indian government

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met Friday with Indian officials in New Delhi to discuss increasing U.S.-India strategic cooperation.
JC Finley
Russia to build gas pipeline for India

Russia to build gas pipeline for India

NEW DELHI, July 21 (UPI) --A Russian gas pipeline along its southern border to India may be among the largest projects of its kind in history, the Russian envoy to New Delhi said.
Daniel J. Graeber
India's PM promotes 'smart cities' plan

India's PM promotes 'smart cities' plan

NEW DELHI, July 18 (UPI) --Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he approves of an ambitious, $1.2 billion investment in "smart cities" with high-tech communications capabilities.
Ed Adamczyk
Indian PM Modi to visit U.S., had visa denied in 2005

Indian PM Modi to visit U.S., had visa denied in 2005

NEW DELHI , July 11 (UPI) --Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the United States, nine years after he was denied a visa.
Ed Adamczyk
Two brothers arrested for rape, murder of teenage girls in northern India

Two brothers arrested for rape, murder of teenage girls in northern India

NEW DELHI, May 30 (UPI) --Police have arrested two of the three men accused in the gang rape and murder of two teenage girls in northern India on Tuesday night.
JC Finley
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Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: નરેન્દ્ર દામોદરદાસ મોદી, pronounced ; born 17 September 1950) is the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Born in a middle class family in Vadnagar, a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood, and an active politician since early in life having a masters degree in political science. In 1998, he was chosen by the leader of the BJP, L K Advani to direct the election campaign in Gujarat as well as Himachal Pradesh.

He became Gujarat's Chief Minister in October 2001, promoted to the office at a time when his predecessor Keshubhai Patel had resigned, following the defeat of BJP in the by-elections.

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