Narendra Modi

India's Modi gets boost from bellwether state election win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Saturday scored a landslide win in India's most politically important state of Uttar Pradesh, a victory that is likely to shore up his chances for a second term in office.

Indian government criticized for silence on attacks in US

India's opposition parties on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to comment on the recent attacks on people of Indian origin in the United States.

India to remain fastest growing economy despite demonetization

India's economic growth fell to 7 per cent in the quarter ending December, taking a hit from the government's recent demonetization move, but the country remains the world's fastest growing major economy.

Modi promises to ease cash crisis in India, announces sops

Indian Premier Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to ease the cash crisis triggered by the government's shock move to discontinue high denomination notes even as he announced incentives for the poor and farmers.

Indian PM Modi lays foundation of controversial statue off Mumbai

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation of a controversial offshore statue near Mumbai of a medieval warrior king that has been opposed by fishermen and environmentalists.

India pushes digital payments amid currency crackdown, protests

The Indian government announced several measures on Wednesday to promote digital money transfers and ease cash flows in rural areas following its demonetization of high value currency notes as opposition parties ramped up protests.

Modi seeks support for anti-graft drive, says threat to life

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an impassioned plea on Sunday to Indians to support his government's drive against corruption, saying he would stop at nothing despite threats to his life.

Japan, India ink controversial nuclear pact

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday in Tokyo, despite public opposition to the pact in the two countries.

India premier Modi appeals for investment from Japan

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for Japanese companies to invest in his country's fast-growing economy.

Britain opens trade talks with India as it prepares for Brexit

Britain on Monday launched talks to boost trade with India, the world's fastest growing major economy, as it seeks a new global role following its decision to exit the European Union.

India warns of terror "mother ship" next door, doesn't name Pakistan

The mother ship of terrorism is in India's neighbourhood and has links across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday, referring to, but not naming, Pakistan.

India and Russia sign defence deals worth billions

India and Russia signed defence and energy deals worth billions of dollars after a meeting of their leaders in the southern Indian state of Goa on Saturday.

Pakistan exporting terrorism, says India's Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed a finger at Pakistan Saturday following a deadly army base attack, saying it was exporting terrorism to the world.

India gives Nepal 750-million-dollar credit line for quake aftermath

India on Friday finalized a 750-million-dollar credit line for Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction following talks between the South Asian neighbours.

India announces 1-billion-dollar aid package for Afghanistan

India on Wednesday announced a fresh 1-billion-dollar aid pledge towards development and reconstruction efforts in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

India grants Vietnam 500-million-dollar credit line for defence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered Vietnam a credit line of 500 million dollars to help the country strengthen its military capacity in the wake of growing tensions in the South China Sea.

Modi's Independence Day speech focuses on Kashmir, Balochistan

Tensions between India and Pakistan rose Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched on Pakistan's Balochistan province in his Independence Day speech, one day after Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain talked about India-administered Kashmir.

India's Modi adds 19 new ministers to cabinet

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of minister on Tuesday, inducting 19 new faces in the second major revamp since his party came to power in May 2014.

Indian Premier Modi hails "indispensable" partnership with US

The United States is an "indispensable partner" in India's rapid economic growth and efforts to relieve poverty, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday in an address to a joint session of the US Congress.

India marks two years of Modi government

Indian Premier Narendra Modi's government was Saturday celebrating two years in power with a large-scale event to showcase its achievements and sketch out a future roadmap.

Apple's Tim Cook meets Modi to discuss company's plans for India

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and shared his company's plans to expand in the country while also discussing issues such as cybersecurity and data encryption.

Indian premier Modi pays tribute to Brussels attack victims

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath Wednesday at one of the sites attacked in last week's triple bomb blasts in Brussels, ahead of talks with EU officials focusing on counterterrorism efforts and trade.

India and Nepal leaders meet, signalling thaw in tensions

Leaders from India and Nepal held talks on Saturday to repair strained ties following a border blockade, as the neighbours signed nine pacts on issues such as trade and transport.

India, France move to close major jet deal, 13 other pacts

India signed an inter-governmental pact on Monday to buy 36 fighter aircraft from France, with the financial aspects of the deal still to be decided in final negotiations.

Rafale jet deal may take more time, Hollande hints on India visit

Negotiations with India on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft built by French company Dassault may take time to conclude, French President Francois Hollande indicated Sunday.

Modi is in Lahore, first Indian premier to visit Pakistan in decade

This is also Modi's first visit to New Delhi's rival neighbour since being elected last year.

Putin: Russia, India developing «privileged strategic partnership»

Modi described the incidents as a huge tragedy and said the people of India were mourning together with Russia, TASS reported.