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# Narendra Modi

Last year
# Kolkata
Indian government renews access to foreign funding for Mother Teresa charity
The government cut off foreign funding to the Missionaries of Charity on Christmas Day and refused to renew its licence.
All time
# India
India’s Modi vows to repeal farm laws after prolonged protests
Farmers said the legislation would devastate their earnings by ending guaranteed pricing.
# India
Police arrest Indian minister’s son over killing of farmers
His father Ajay Mishra said that his son was innocent and that he was not present.
# covid surge
India declares more lockdowns as Covid surge hits southern states
Karnataka’s capital, Bengaluru, has the highest active caseload at more than 300,000, but experts warn that the worst is still to come.
# Strike
Protesting Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against government
The hunger strike coincides with the anniversary of the death of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
# Space Exploration
India's space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned moon landing
The country aimed to be the first to land in the Southern Polar region.
# presidential decree
'Darkest day in Indian democracy': India abolishes Kashmir's special status with rush decree
The government imposed a security lockdown on the Indian-administered part of Kashmir this morning.
Modi claims election victory, vows 'inclusive' future for India
The preliminary count predicts a commanding majority in the lower house for the BJP.
# warming relations
India is set to get its first bullet train thanks to Japan
A 500km journey will be cut from eight hours to just over two hours when services start.
# fatal clashes
Indian guru sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape
His followers went on a rampage that left 38 dead on Friday, following a guilty verdict.
# triple talaq
India bans practice that allowed men to divorce their wives by reciting word three times
The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the practice was both unconstitutional and un-Islamic.
# indian pm
Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House
Both men won power by portraying themselves as establishment outsiders.
# possible sabotage
There are fears the death toll will rise after India's latest rail disaster kills 36
This crash is the latest in a long line of fatal rail incidents in the country.
# Statue of Shivaji
India has begun building a HUGE new statue that will cost over €500 million
India’s far-right BJP government presides over a population that remains one of the poorest in the world.
# Jan Sahas
India's rape epidemic: The survivors speak
Each day in India, 92 women are raped. A group of rape survivors spoke to on a recent visit.
# India
17 die after massive fire at ammunition factory in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he is “pained by the loss of lives”.
# Outlawed
Indian village bans single women from using mobile phones
The action has taken place in PM Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat.
# State of the Nation
This political giant is coming to Ireland for the first time today
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# warrior pose
Vladimir Putin is nervous about starting yoga
“I’ll see what I am able to do based on my physical aptitude.” No more than yourself.
# Narendra Modi
Time magazine ignores readers' choice for Person of the Year
Taylor Swift is on the shortlist. Narendra Modi isn’t.