Date Of Birth : 1950-09-17
Occupation : Persona Non Grata
Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is the current chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat. Born in a middle class family in Vadnagar, he was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and his wife Heeraben. He has been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since childhood, having an interest in politics since adolescence. He holds a master's degree in political science. In 1998, he was chosen by L. K. Advani, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to direct the election campaign in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. He became the chief minister of Gujarat 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. His tenure as chief minister began on 7 October 2001. In July 2007, he became the longest serving Chief Minister in Gujarat's history when he had been in power for 2063 days continuously. He was elected again for a third term on 23...
Modi has been in power for over 100 days now. That's a lot of time to deliver on promises made during the election campaign. If not deliver, then at least start the process to change things. Black money, inflation, corruption, employment more »
TOKYO: Holding that the environment of "disappointment" was over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited Japanesebusinesses to join India's developmental efforts with a promise of non-discriminatory and speedy clearances and announced setting up of a Special Management Team under PMO to facilitate business from Japan.Addressing top business leaders of Japan and India here, Modi flagged the recent decisions to liberalise FDI policy in the railways, defence and insurance and said rules more »
NEW DELHI: With Japan committing to fund bullet trains, the dream of running high-speed trains on Indian tracks is now a step closer. PM Narendra Modi's dream project got a big push after Japan expressed readiness to provide financial, technical and operational support to introduce bullet trains in India in a joint statement. The first high-speed train is expected to run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai at an estimated cost of around Rs 60,000-70,000 crores. As Japan is a pioneer in more »