Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

  • India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in cases. ...

  • US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

    A US government panel on Tuesday called for India to be put on a religious freedom blacklist over a "drastic" downturn under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering a sharp rebuttal from New Delhi. ...

  • Modi urges citizens to follow lockdown as coronavirus spreads

    PM Narendra Modi urged Indians to comply with a nationwide lockdown and social distancing measures on Sunday, a day after some of the world’s toughest restrictions were eased slightly while cases of COVID-19 continued to mount. ...

  • India extends world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown until 3 May

    India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world covering 1.3 billion people, will be extended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. ...

  • Indians light lamps to heed Modi’s call for coronavirus comradeship

    Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to “challenge the darkness” spread by the coronavir ...

  • “Some of us will die”: India’s homeless stranded by coronavirus lockdown

    In a densely packed neighbourhood of Delhi, hundreds of homeless people queued up this week as volunteers doled out rice and peas from a vat in the back of a van. ...

  • Dalai Lama praises PM Modi’s efforts in fight against Coronavirus

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday lauded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to control the growing threat of the Coronavirus disease in India. ...

  • Modi seeks ‘forgiveness’ from India’s poor over coronavirus lockdown

    Indian PM Narendra Modi asked the nation’s poor for forgiveness on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision. ...

  • Modi puts India under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus

    India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday, sparking panic buying with shoppers clearing out shelves. ...

  • PM Modi appeals for calm as riot death toll rises to 20

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades. ...