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Indian opposition presses Narendra Modi on China border clashes

Narendra Modi is under growing pressure over a high-altitude scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas, as opposition parties demand to know how the prime minister plans to deter Beijing from further border confrontations. Sonia Gandhi, the matriarch of the family that dominates the opposition Congress party, protested on Wednesday with other opposition […]

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Countrywide campaign next year for eco-friendly lifestyle: environment minister | Science-Environment

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Thursday that his ministry would launch a countrywide campaign to popularise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mission LiFE and encourage people to adopt an environment-friendly lifestyle. Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) is a pro-people and pro-planet effort that seeks to shift the world from mindless consumption to mindful utilisation […]

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Vladimir Putin praises PM Narendra Modi for ‘independent foreign policy’, says ‘Russia and India have special relationship’

Vladimir Putin (L) and PM Narendra Modi (R) (File image) Photo : AP Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Thursday. Putin said that PM Modi carried out an independent foreign policy which served the interests of his people. “Despite […]

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‘Resort politics’: Narendra Modi’s BJP targets opposition in Indian states

The man who runs India’s eastern, mineral-rich Jharkhand state survived a confidence vote after an unusually stormy legislative session this month. In an impassioned speech to the assembly shortly before the vote, chief minister Hemant Soren accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party of “nibbling away” at his state government “like mice”.  “When they […]

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Narendra Modi chides Vladimir Putin over Ukraine war

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has told Russian president Vladimir Putin that now is “not an era of war”, in some of his most pointed public remarks yet about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At a meeting between the Indian and Russian leaders in Uzbekistan on Friday, Putin publicly acknowledged New Delhi’s “concerns” about the conflict […]

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India’s relationship with Japan is of intimacy, spirituality, cooperation: PM Narendra Modi tells Indian community in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with the Indian diaspora in Tokyo on Monday said that India and Japan are natural partners adding that Japan has played an important role in India’s development journey. “Our relationship with Japan is of intimacy, spirituality, cooperation and belonging,” PM Modi added. PM Modi also said that he receives […]

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Narendra Modi secures diplomatic wins despite refusing to break with Russia

Emmanuel Macron greeted him with a bear hug in front of the Elysée Palace shortly after he was re-elected French president. In Berlin, German chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed his “super partner”. UK prime minister Boris Johnson, on a visit to New Delhi, lavished praise on his khaas dost, or special friend. The bonhomie from European […]

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Narendra Modi Europe visit Live Updates: PM Modi leaves for France after concluding Denmark trip

Narendra Modi Europe visit Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for France after concluding his “productive” visit to Denmark during which he held a series of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Nordic countries and attended the second India-Nordic summit. “After a productive Denmark visit, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Paris,” the Prime […]

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Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi to avoid Ukraine in UK-India trade talks

Boris Johnson will tiptoe around the issue of Ukraine when he arrives in India for a two-day visit on Thursday, as the UK prime minister targets a trade deal with his counterpart Narendra Modi by the end of the year. Modi has refused to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in contrast to Johnson, who […]

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Tata begins overhaul of Air India after Narendra Modi hands over state carrier

After eight years of late salary payments and months of coronavirus pandemic pay cuts, Air India pilot Ritesh is daring to hope that he will finally be paid on time once India’s powerful conglomerate Tata Sons takes control of the airline. “It’s been years since we have seen timely payment,” said Ritesh, a second-generation Air […]