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Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections

NEW DELHI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has held the post for nearly 10 years, said he will leave office after elections this year.

Six die, dozens hurt in India political rally explosions; four arrests

PATNA, India, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Police in India's Bihar state said they were holding four people Monday in a series of bomb blasts that killed at least six people before a political rally.

Five people killed in series of bomb blasts at rally in Patna, India

PATNA, India, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Five people were killed in a series of blasts near a rally for India's prime minister candidate Narendra Modi in Patna Sunday just before he was to speak.

India's press council head calls for unification

NEW DELHI, July 31 (UPI) -- The head of India's Press Council has suggested India, Pakistan and Bangladesh should unite to form one secular country to avoid the excesses of nationalism.

BJP functionary hacked to death in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI, July 23 (UPI) -- Police in India's Tamil Nadu state are hunting the killers of a senior Hindu nationalist who was hacked to death at his home.

Indian court orders ex-minister to prison

NEW DELHI, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An Indian court has given a former state minister 28 years in jail for her involvement in the deaths of 95 people during religious riots in Gujarat state a decade ago.

India sentences 32 people for Gujarat riot

NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A former government minister is among 32 people convicted of criminal conspiracy for the deaths of 95 people during religious riots in Gujarat state a decade ago.

Report: Gandhi, Modi may face off in India

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Rahul Gandhi, a Congress Party chief, and Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi may face off in the 2014 Indian election, a U.S. congressional report says.

2nd series of bombings hits Gujarat

AHMEDABAD, India, July 26 (UPI) -- Bombs concealed in tea boxes rocked an Indian city Saturday, killing at least 29 people in the second deadly attack in two days.

UPI Energy Watch

Developing nations are searching for their own oil; new oil and gas reserves are found in India; Australian firms are being told, "Use it or lose it."

India: Rebels eyed strike on BJP leaders

NEW DELHI, March 31 (UPI) -- India says suspected Islamist militants arrested last week confessed to planning an attack on two top Hindu nationalist leaders.

LeT planning terror strike against Modi

NEW DELHI, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Indian security agencies say terrorists are planning to assassinate newly re-elected Gujarat State Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

India markets close higher on Modi win

NEW DELHI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- India's stock markets soared Monday largely on the huge re-election win of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in prosperous and investment-savvy Gujarat state.

Modi wins big in India state poll

NEW DELHI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Voters in Gujarat state ignored the Indian ruling coalition's effort to paint their chief minister as a Hindu fanatic by re-electing him with a big majority.

Indian officials clash on terrorism causes

NEW DELHI, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi have publicly voiced dissenting views on what leads to terrorism.
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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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