India expresses concern over President Raisi’s fatal helicopter accident

India expressed deep concern and shock following reports of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash on Sunday, May 19.

“Deeply concerned by reports regarding President Raisi’s helicopter flight today. We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of distress, and pray for well being of the President and his entourage,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday on his X handle @narendramodi.

The era of the later Mughals is coming in India

From all accounts and estimates we are receiving from social media and other sources ( though one has to wait till 4th June when the results of the ongoing Indian parliamentary elections will be finally announced ), the seats of the ruling BJP in the Lok Sabha ( the lower, and more powerful, House in the Indian Parliament ) will be considerably reduced. Presently the BJP has on its own 303 seats in the 545-member House, and the NDA, the coalition it leads, has 353, which gives the BJP a comfortable majority. 

Stop providing safe haven to criminal & secessionist elements: India tells Canada

India on Tuesday, May 7, reacted strongly to pro-Khalistani elements taking the centre stage, raising anti-India slogans, and displaying objectionable posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ‘Nagar Kirtan’ organized at Malton in Canada, urging the government led by Justin Trudeau to stop providing criminal and secessionist elements a safe haven and political space in the country.

Indian Election Phase 2: PM Modi calls for record voter turnout

Polling commenced Friday morning (Thursday night, ET) in 88 constituencies spread across 13 states and Union Territories in the second phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on people to participate in voting in large numbers and emphasised that every vote counts. The PM encouraged young and female voters to participate in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

India on track to become one of biggest chip hubs in 5 years: Ashwini Vaishnaw

India has commissioned four semiconductor manufacturing units, and in the next five years, the country will become one of the biggest hubs in the world, Union Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said. In a wide-ranging interview with IANS, the Union Minister said that in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation for the further growth of the industry that will create thousands of jobs.

PM Modi has lifted 400 million people out of poverty: JP Morgan CEO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken 400 million people out of poverty and is doing an “unbelievable job” in India, Global banking giant JP Morgan Chase chief executive officer (CEO) Jamie Dimon said. Speaking at an event hosted by the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, Dimon lauded the economic reforms implemented by the Modi government and said some of them could be introduced in the US as well.

Justice Markandey Katju: Modi’s hate speech has crossed all limits of decency

Justice Markandey Katju writes: Politicians want to attain and retain power. One can therefore understand their political compulsions when they give passionate speeches to attract votes. But then, everything has a limit, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi crossed all limits last weekend when he gave a speech in Banswara, Rajasthan spouting venom against Indian Muslims, bringing the nation’s political discourse to a new low.

George Abraham Column: Modi’s claim of 400 plus seats is based on inaccurate data on EVMs

George Abraham writes: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims that their NDA coalition will win 400 plus seats for the upcoming parliamentary elections that will take place starting April 19. Is it even a realistic assessment, considering nationwide political dynamics? What is the purpose of making such exaggerated claims if they are not rooted in accurate data?