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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
Modi seeks toughness on terrorism, trade with Pakistan in first day as India's PM

Modi seeks toughness on terrorism, trade with Pakistan in first day as India's PM

NEW DELHI, May 27 (UPI) --Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday, called for a halt to militants using Pakistan to attack India.
Ed Adamczyk

Dozens killed in India train crash

NEW DELHI, May 26 (UPI) --At least 40 people died when a passenger train derailed in northern India.
Kate Stanton
Four gunmen storm Indian consulate in Afghanistan

Four gunmen storm Indian consulate in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 23 (UPI) --Four armed gunmen stormed the Indian consulate in the Herat province of Afghanistan Friday, after which Indian and Afghan security personnel killed them.
Ananth Baliga
India's Narendra Modi invites Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif for his inauguration

India's Narendra Modi invites Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif for his inauguration

NEW DELHI, May 21 (UPI) --Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi made a big statement Wednesday by inviting Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his inauguration on May 26.
Ananth Baliga
Narendra Modi to be sworn in as Indian PM on May 26

Narendra Modi to be sworn in as Indian PM on May 26

NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) --Narendra Modi of the BJP will be sworn in May 26, after being unanimously elected as the leader of the parliamentary party at a meeting on Tuesday.
Ananth Baliga
Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) --The Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi was elected to take the place of Manmohan Singh as prime minister in India.
Danielle Haynes
Modi's party wins big in India elections

Modi's party wins big in India elections

NEW DELHI , May 16 (UPI) --Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party soundly defeated the ruling Congress Party in India's national election, according to results announced Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
India ends six-week national election

India ends six-week national election

NEW DELHI, May 12 (UPI) --India's six-week national election, with 814 million eligible voters, ended Monday, with results to be announced Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
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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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