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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Indian PM Modi refuses to fire minster for derogatory remark

By Fri, Dec 05, 2014 6:24PM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected demands to fire a government minister whose derogatory comments against Muslims have led to a furor that has shut down the Indian Parliament for four days....

Indian PM Modi expands council of ministers

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 9:52AM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his Cabinet and council of ministers in a bid to boost the government's agenda and kick-start the economy....

India’s Modi merges myth and reality

By Sun, Nov 02, 2014 2:31PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has caused consternation and controversy by telling an audience of doctors and scientists last weekend that plastic surgery and genetic science existed and were in use thousands of years ago in ancient India....

Modi steps up India’s defense preparedness

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:32AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is galvanizing his administration to clear long-pending defense projects that will bolster India's operational military capabilities, stepping up reforms and raising limits on foreign direct investment in defense production to 49 percent from 26 percent....

India’s Modi tightens his grip on power

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:49AM UTC Comments Off Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Narendra Modi and his fellow leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party believe they are on a 10-year mission to turn India into a successful world power with a strong nationalist base. On Oct. 19, they put two more building blocks in place with state assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, where they have ousted Congress Party governments and reduced that party to a humiliating also-ran role....

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