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PM Modi Mumbai Visit Highlights: PM says Shinde-Fadnavis duo will help realise people’s dreams in Mumbai, travels on newly-inaugurated Metro

Narendra modi mumbai visit highlights: hailing the projects launched from the mmrda grounds in bkc, prime minister narendra modi said that for the first time, the world is taking note of india's work..

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PM Modi Mumbai News Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while the world is reeling under economic crisis, India is providing subsidies. “Double Engine government is committed to giving better amenities to poorest of the poor. Therefore, even railway stations are being developed on the lines of airport. CSMT, which is one the oldest railway stations, is being redeveloped. We are pushing for multi model connectivity,” he said. He was speaking from the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex, where he inaugurated two new Mumbai Metro lines and various projects, including road concretisation, sewage treatment plants and PM Svanidhi scheme, among others.

Ahead of the civic body polls in the city, the BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena are expected to use the opportunity to display a united front and the might of their alliance. The PM’s visit comes as part of the BJP’s strategy to emphasise on ‘Mumbai Makeover’ and to counter the Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) attempts to portray the party as ‘anti-Mumbai’ as well as the sympathy factor working in favor of Sena (UBT) ever since its split.

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PM Modi will also inaugurate or lay the foundation stone of projects worth nearly Rs 38,800 crore in the city. He will inaugurate the two lines of Mumbai Metro 2A and 7 from Gundavali Metro station in Andheri and also undertake a metro ride from the station.

Mumbai News Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi holds public rally at BKC, inaugurates projects worth Rs 38,800 crore; Follow latest updates here

Following commissioning of the new Mumbai Metro Lines 2A and 7 on Thursday, BEST has introduced new three bus routes which will cover some of the main stations of both these metro lines. 

Mumbai Metro 2A BEST Bus number--A-295 

1)Eksar Metro Line 2A station--  Shanti Ashram -- Yogi Nagar-- Jayraj Nagar MHB Post Office 

2) Borivali Metro Station --Gorai sector 1&2--Gorai Creek (Khadi)--MHB Colony 

3) Pahadi Eksar Metro station--Charkop-Charkop Market--Charkop Sector 6--Mahaveer Nagar

Mumbai Metro Line 7--BEST bus number A-286 

1) Akurli Metro station --Damunagar-- Anita Nagar--Krantinagar--Gautamnagar--Mahindra Gate No.4--Hanuman nagar--Narsipada-- Sambhajinagar 

2) Kurar Metro station --Bandongari--Puspa Nagar--Kurar Gaon--Pathanwadi--

3) Dindoshi Metro station --Dindoshi Depot-- Oberoi Mall

Mumbai Metro 7 --BEST Bus number--A 216  

1) Dahisar East Metro 7 station --Saraswati Sankul--Ashish Sankul--Anand Nagar 

2) Ovaripada Metro 7 station-- Novelty Silk Mill-- Ketki Pada--Dahisar Checknaka--Ghartanpada--Ganesh Nagar

For the convenience of passengers, additional stoppage is being provided at Borivali station to Vande Bharat Express train that runs between Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar, Gujarat starting from January 23.

Due to the additional halt at Borivali station, the timings of the train at a few stations also will be revised. Further, the days of operation of this train will be changed from ‘all days except Sundays’ to ‘all days except Wednesday with effect from May 30 as per the Western Railways which looks after the train operation and maintenance.

PM @narendramodi on board the Metro in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/nE03O7nDmW — PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 19, 2023

Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi how can he shun the responsibility from his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of corruption in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation as BJP shared power with Shiv Sena for 25 years.

"In a bid to target Shiv Sena and make allegations of corruption, PM Modi targeted his own BJP which was in power with the Sena for 25 years. It seems Modiji forgot that whatever has happened in Mumbai, the BJP is equally responsible," said Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole.

Patole said that all the projects for which foundation stone was laid were started during Maha Vikas Aghadi government and not in last six months. "Modiji says that his government gives free ration to 80 crore Indians. How come despite BJP rule, India is witnessing so much of poverty?" Asked Patole.

The Congress leader reminded that PM Modi shared stage with State governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari who has made 'objectionable' comments against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. "Not a single BJP leader felt it was necessary to condemn him. It just shows the level of respect BJP has for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled in the newly-inaugurated Mumbai Metro train, from Gundavali to Mogra and back.

#WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi avails Mumbai metro and interacts with the youth onboard. Earlier this evening, he inaugurated two lines of the Mumbai metro. (Video Source: DD News) pic.twitter.com/6IXCOeivXx — ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2023

Actor Sheezan Khan, who is in jail for allegedly abetting the suicide of co-actor Tunisha Sharma, had not cooperated during custodial interrogation, had deleted some WhatsApp chats and was also in a position to threaten material witnesses if released on bail, a court in Maharashtra's Palghar has said.

The details of the Vasai court's January 13 order rejecting the bail plea of Khan was made available on Thursday. The order also said "just prior to the alleged incident, something is appeared to have been happened between them in the make-up room of applicant, which forced her to commit suicide". (PTI)

Motorists witnessed heavy traffic jams in parts of suburban Mumbai on Thursday afternoon due to curbs imposed on movement of vehicles and diversion of routes in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the metropolis.

Heavy traffic snarls were observed at BKC (Bandra-Kurla Complex), Santacruz, Vakola and Andheri areas in the western suburbs, an official said. (PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is no pauncity of funds for the development of Mumbai, adding that the duo of CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis will help realise people's dreams in the city.

"Local governance is integral for bringing Mumbai transformation. Funds have to be utilized properly and that requires political will. Let us all together join hands for development of Mumbai," he said.

Stressing that Dharavi redevelopment is the state government's commitment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mumbai will get a face lift in the coming days.

"Our emphasis will be on electric vehicles to curtail pollution. Through water treatment plants, rivers are being cleaned on massive scale," Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while the world is reeling under economic crisis, India is providing subsidies.

Modi said that Mumbai Metro was running on just an 11 km stretch in 2014, but the Shinde-Fadnavis team has put infrastructure on fast track. 

"Double Engine government is committed to giving better amenities to poorest of the poor. Therefore, even railway stations are being developed on the lines of airport. CSMT, which is one the oldest railway stations, is being redeveloped. We are pushing for multi model connectivity," he said.

Hailing the projects launched from the MMRDA grounds in BKC, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that for the first time, the world is taking note of India's work. "There is a lot of positivity about India world over. With its futuristic and modern approach, India is moving forward. Today, we are providing modern infrastructure for better connectivity and economic prosperity," Modi said.

While thanking BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal for transforming the city, CM Eknath Shinde said, "G20 presidency is a matter of pride for us. We got this chance because in the past few years, Modi has taken the economy of India to new heights. In next 3 years, we will complete the makeover of Mumbai."

Speaking on the upcoming BMC polls, Shinde said, "Our endeavor will be to convert the double engine into triple engine. Under PM's leadership, we will make a new Maharashtra. No matter how much we are criticised, Mumbaikars are wise and appreciate the work we do."

??. ????????? @narendramodi ?? ??????? ??????????? ??????????? ?????? ?? ???? ?????.. @BJP4Maharashtra @BJP4India @BJP4Mumbai #MumbaiOnFastTrack pic.twitter.com/rbfjrUP1Ub — Adv. Ashish Shelar - ??. ???? ????? (@ShelarAshish) January 19, 2023

Speaking about his Davos visit, CM Eknath Shinde said, 'I went to Davos and saw that every one from all over the world only asked about Modi. I am happy to tell you that Modi's charisma is resonating worldwide, not just India. This is a matter of pride for us.'

'We have to transform the face of Mumbai. We have to fast track development. All those projects which were stuck in pipelines will be expeditiously taken up,' he said.

Talking about the road concretisation project, Shinde said, "We will make Mumbai potholes free through concrete roads. The roads of Mumbai are being concretised and work for 400 km roads will be inaugurated by Modi today. There are still some people who want to hinder our work. Let them hinder it, and we will continue our work."

"The 350 km Metro mega project was conceptualized and implemented by Devendra Fadnavis as CM in 2014. PM Modi had done its bhoomipujan in 2015. Today, he is dedicating the two Metro lines to Mumbaikars," Shinde further said.

Addressing crowds at BKC's MMRDA grounds, CM Eknath Shinde said his double engine government will bring major transformation in Mumbai. he said that the BJP-Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena government is working under the guidance of PM Modi, and hailed his decisions in the last six months.

"Everything we are doing is bothering others. They think that within six months if this government can do so much work, what all it will achieve in the next six months. We will respond to criticism with work. We will do ten times more work in comparison to criticism," Shinde said.

?LIVE Now? PM @narendramodi launches development projects and transfers benefits under PM-SVANidhi in Mumbai Watch on #PIB 's? Facebook: https://t.co/ykJcYlNrjj YouTube: https://t.co/nkQQo03ewb https://t.co/vUiyvw1KGI — PIB India (@PIB_India) January 19, 2023

Addressing crowds at MMRDA ground in BKC, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the double-engine government was chosen in 2019, but foul play led to a government ruling in the state for 2.5 years which the people did not want.

"But the true follower of Balasaheb Thackeray, Eknath Shinde showed courage and with your blessings, a government of the liking of the people came to Maharashtra once again. Maharashtra started walking rapidly on the path to development once again," Fadnavis said.

Real estate developers foresee good traction as two new Metro lines — 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) & 7 (Dahisar East to Andheri East) — are set to begin operations this month.

Keval Valambhia, chief operating officer of CREDAI-MCHI Mumbai, a real estate apex body of members from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), expressed hope that these two Metro lines will play a crucial role in decongesting Mumbai’s current public transportation system and foster a new real estate boom in the western suburbs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on the stage at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex and was presented a traditional Marathi turban or 'pheta' by CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Ramdas Athavale and Bhagwat Karad are also on the stage. Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar and BJP (MP) Pooja Mahajan share dias with PM.

NCP (MP) Supriya Sule said her party welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mumbai but also feels sorry that he has to the running for the BJP. be it the BMC polls or the Lok Sabha polls.

"In the past, we have seen great leaders such as Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. Unfortunately, BJP does not have leaders now. As a result, Modiji is burdened to do all running around in each and every poll," she said.

Marathi Singer Avdut Gupte sang the song 'Jai Jai Maharashtra Majha' at BKC's MMRDA grounds. The song has been proposed as the official state song by state cultural affairs minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Gupte has previously performed for BJP's Marathi Dandiya, and also sang at the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena's Dussehra rally. He also composed the theme song for the Shiv Sena, before the party split last year.

Satyajeet Tambe has been suspended from Congress for six years, after he threw in his hat as an Independent candidate in the Legislative Council’s Nashik graduate constituency.

Haji Arfat Shaikh, BJP leader and former president of the state minority commission, said, "The opposition is trying to paint a picture that BJP is creating a Hindu-Muslim divide. There are a large number of Muslims here who support Modi and the work he is doing for the country and our community.

Oppn trying to paint wrong picture that PM Modi is creating Hindu-Muslim divide, says former state minority commission chief. Follow Live Updates: https://t.co/F7eraPKNDZ pic.twitter.com/Z4oYtZHM1P — Express Mumbai (@ie_mumbai) January 19, 2023

Ambulances, fire engines and around 5,000 police personnel are deployed at the MMRDA grounds in BKC where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly arrive to inaugurate projects and address a public rally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Mumbai on Thursday evening. He will be inaugurating several projects and two Mumbai Metro lines, before departing from the city around 7.15 pm.

PM @narendramodi landed in Mumbai a short while ago. pic.twitter.com/W5Lnq6xuCb — PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 19, 2023
#MumbaiMetroOurMetro #AmchiMumbaiMetro #MumbaiKiApniMetro #StationConnectivity Our #Gundavali station on #Metroline7 connects Bisleri jn, & Andheri railway stn but has interchange with Line 1 at WEH & will facilitate reaching CSMIA T2 quickly through #Metroline7A pic.twitter.com/NrqJrxE7w0 — MMRDA (@MMRDAOfficial) January 19, 2023
#MumbaiMetroOurMetro #AmchiMumbaiMetro #MumbaiKiApniMetro Our campaign on #StationConnectivity will help you know nearest landmarks that our stations will help connect. #MOGRA station on #Metroline7 will help connect to Natwar Ngr, Ismail Yusuf college, Parsi Colony & Shankarwadi pic.twitter.com/USkQ09usMs — MMRDA (@MMRDAOfficial) January 19, 2023
#MumbaiMetroOurMetro #AmchiMumbaiMetro #MumbaiKiApniMetro #Jogeshwari metro station on Metroline7 will help bridge connectivity to crucial locations like #BalasahebThackeray trauma care center #JVLR #BimbisarNagar & #JogeshwariCaves . pic.twitter.com/AxRMZ8oVQS — MMRDA (@MMRDAOfficial) January 19, 2023

Tweeting hours ahead of the inauguration of Mumbai Metro's lines 2A and 7, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said in a jibe at the erstwhile MVA government, "Don’t forget this is what some people kept away from you and delayed for decades."

Dear Mumbaikars, This how your new companion of life looks like! And don’t forget this is what some people kept away from you & delayed for decades! But now, Metro yellow line 2A & red line 7 is all set & ready to serve you! #MumbaiOnFastTrack pic.twitter.com/6AU3AZc7aV — Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 19, 2023

Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his visit to Mumbai, Shiv Sena (UBT) in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' said that his coming to the city was just another "campaign for his party'.

"Modi is visiting Mumbai for a few hours and it is being said that in these few hours, he will lay the foundation for the bright future of Mumbai. But the question is since when did the BJP start worrying about Mumbai's future and fortune? This propaganda that the Prime Minister is incarnating for the bright future of Mumbai is false. He is campaigning for his party, but can the saffron of the Shiv Sena be removed from Mumbai?" the editorial argued.

It further said that Mumbai would be blessed only if no attempt is made to "loot" the labour of Maharashtrians.

The Nationalist Congress Party demanded the resignation of Wresting Federation of India president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually exploiting women wrestlers for years, a charge vehemently rejected by the sports administrator.

Top wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and many other grapplers are on a silent sit-in in New Delhi for the second day against WFI and its chief Singh. “Women wrestlers who have won laurels for our country are protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to seek justice for themselves for all the wrongdoings meted against them by the Wrestling Federation of India,” Clyde Crasto, NCP's national spokesperson, said in a statement. (PTI)

Mumbai Police detained actor Rakhi Sawant in connection with an FIR registered against her based on a complaint by another woman actor for allegedly circulating the latter's video links and photos on social media.

Following the actor's complaint, the Amboli police in Mumbai had registered an FIR against Sawant under Indian Penal Code Sections 354A (sexual harassment of the nature of unwelcome physical contact and advances or a demand or request for sexual favours showing pornography), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace) and provisions of the Information Technology Act, he said.

The Maharashtra government has given a fresh three-month extension to the Koregaon-Bhima Inquiry Commission, probing the violence that took place on January 1, 2018 on the outskirts of Pune city, after the panel sought more time to record statements of some witnesses. The earlier extension granted to the two-member commission was valid till December 31, 2022.

Entry of all heavy vehicles, including on the Western Express Highway and western suburbs, will be banned till 9 pm on Thursday, a Mumbai traffic police advisory said.

* Only 18.5 per cent of Class III students in Maharashtra government schools can do subtraction.

* Only 20.1 per cent of Class V and 38.1 per cent of Class VIII students can do division.

* Only 55.5 per cent of Class V students can read Class II-level books.

* Only 34 per cent of the schools have computers.

These are some of the findings mentioned in the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2022, which showed the impact of two years of Covid-19 pandemic on teaching and learning in government schools.

In the wake traffic restrictions in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) of Mumbai where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take part in an event on Thursday evening, police have advised offices and establishments in the area to allow their employees to leave early.

The police have also asked the establishments in the area to report immediately about any suspicious activity by a person, suspicious e-mails, any other such cyber incident including hacking.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land in Mumbai on Thursday at 4.14 pm and proceed to lay the foundation stones of a string of projects worth at MMRDA grounds in BKC, followed by inaugurating two metro lines.

Check his full schedule here

The massive cutouts of the Shiv Sena founder along the route Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take on his visit to Mumbai on Thursday have more than established that the BJP won't miss an opportunity to show its reverence to the late Bal Thackeray.

But there is another reason behind these posters which cannot be ignored. The Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has claimed it has upheld the political legacy of the late Bal Thackeray which was based on Hindutva and the welfare of the Marathi Manoos.

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Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole has said that the party is likely to take action against rebel party candidate Satyajeet Tambe today. Tambe has filed nomination for the Legislative Council elections from Nasik division graduates' constituency despite the party giving ticket to his father and sitting MLC Sudhir Tambe. Sudhir has already been suspended for not filing his nomination.

The BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena have resolved to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Mumbai on January 19 to showcase their combined political might and improve bonding at the grassroot-level ahead of upcoming city elections. Highly placed sources in the BJP said, “Although CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis formed the coalition government in Maharashtra on June 30, this will be the first occasion the party workers of BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena can display a united front. They will come together on the same platform to show their collective might at the PM’s rally.” A senior BJP functionary said, “Deepak Kesarkar at the meeting exhorted both BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena to leave no stone unturned to make this a grand rally. He also told party workers to realise that Aaditya Thackeray’s growing attack against CM Eknath Shinde was a sign of his frustration as Shiv Sena (UBT) is losing ground. They can sense their support base shrinking.” Read more

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Karnataka’s northern districts of Yadgiri and Kalaburagi on Thursday to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate a bevvy of development projects valued at over Rs 10,800 crores.  Addressing the crowd there, PM Modi said, "Our government is not for votebank politics, it is for development... Double engine government means double welfare. You can see how Karnataka is benefitting by this." Follow live updates from PM's visit in Karnataka here . 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde took stock of the preparations at the BKC ground on Wednesday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a rally there on Thursday.

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Two thieves who had successfully managed to evade the Mumbai police even as they committed more than 50 robberies across the country ran out of luck after they gifted a stolen mobile phone to a friend on his birthday. It proved to be a costly mistake that subsequently led to their arrests in 2017. Read Sagar Rajput's report

The BMC authorities have said that a 'no parking' rule has been imposed on all roads within BKC premises in view of PM Modi's rally in the evening. Earlier, the Mumbai traffic had said that slow movement of traffic on the southbound carriageway from 4.15 pm to 5.30 pm and the northbound carriageway of the Western Express Highway (WEH) from 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm was expected. No heavy vehicles will be allowed on all roads in the western suburbs including the Western Express Highway Thursday between 12 noon and 9 pm, officials had said.

Amid tight security, preparations are ongoing at BKC's MMRDA grounds in Mumbai. The stage is being set with seating for atleast 20 top leaders. The stage is surrounded by blue banners, which in Marathi read, ' Nirdhar Sarkarcha Kayapalat Mumbaicha ' (Government resolute to give Mumbai a makeover) and ' Mumbaicha Ujjwal Bhavishya hi Payabharni' ( Laying foundation of Mumbai's bright future).

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate several important developmental projects for the benefit of citizens of Mumbai. The include:

- Mumbai Metro Lines 2A and 7 - 7 Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP) - 52 medical clinics - 3 special hospitals - 400 kms of road concretisation work - 1,000 new toilet facilities - SWANIDDHI certificates for 1 lakh hawkers

While preparations have been made to seat 75,000 people at the BKC ground where PM Modi will be holding his rally, the BJP expects a turnout figure of 1,00,000. The ground can accomodate those many, authorities have said. Short films of two-three minutes on the metro, municipal hospitals, CSMT train station and the Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) will be presented during the PM's program. This will be followed by addresses by CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, before PM Narendra Modi's address.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mumbai on Thursday is part of the BJP’s strategy to emphasise on ‘Mumbai Makeover’, to convey how the financial capital is integral for the country’s development, and to counter the Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) attempts to portray the party as ‘anti-Mumbai’. The rally at the MMRDA ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex is titled ‘Sankalp Sabha’ while the tag line is ‘Mumbai Awaits PM Modi’. BJP’s larger concern is to counter the sympathy factor which has worked in favour of the Shiv Sena (UBT) since split in the party. Read more

The school education department has decided to stay the process of accommodating 555 surplus teachers in BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)–run civic schools. Even as the stay order does not mention any reason, the department was criticised for breaching the code of conduct ahead of teachers’ constituency elections. Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive in Mumbai by 4.40 pm. At 5 pm, he will be in BKC, where he will launch projects worth over Rs 38,000 crore, and address a public rally. At 6.30 pm, the PM will inaugurate Metro 2A and 7 lines at Gundavali in Andheri East. He's also expected to travel in the metro. PM Modi will leave Mumbai at around 7.20 pm.

Leaders of the two constituents of the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) — the Congress and Shiv Sena (UBT) —held a meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday to sort out their differences. The meeting came even as the third MVA constituent — Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) — continues to delay announcing its support to Shubhangi Patil, an Independent candidate in Nashik Division Graduates’ constituency, against Satyajeet Tambe, an Independent candidate who has rebelled against the Congress.  Sources in the MVA said all three parties will hold a press conference on Thursday morning to make a final announcement about the January 30 Legislative Council polls. Read more

At least nine people were killed and a child was injured when a speeding truck collided with their van on Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Thursday morning, police said.  The accident took place at 4.45 am at Repoli village in Raigad, located more than 130 km from Mumbai. The victims, all relatives, were going in the van to Guhagar in Ratnagiri district, Superintendent of Police Somnath Gharge said. Read more

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The BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena have resolved to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Mumbai on January 19 to showcase their combined political might and improve bonding at the grassroot-level ahead of upcoming city elections.  A joint meeting of the two alliance partners late on Sunday night went into the minute details of planning and coordination for the public rally at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex.  Highly placed sources in the BJP said, “Although CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis formed the coalition government in Maharashtra on June 30, this will be the first occasion the party workers of BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena can display a united front. They will come together on the same platform to show their collective might at the PM’s rally.” Read more

The city police commissionerate has issued an order banning the use of drone, paragliders, and remote control microlight aircraft flying activities in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Andheri, and Jogeshwari areas on the day for 24 hours. “No drone, para-gliders, remote control microlight aircraft flying activities to be allowed in the jurisdiction of BKC police station, Andheri police station, Meghwadi police Station, and Jogeshwari police Station,” read the order. Read more

The Mumbai traffic police have issued traffic guidelines. An official said slow movement of traffic on the southbound carriageway from 4.15 pm to 5.30 pm and the northbound carriageway of the Western Express Highway (WEH) from 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm was expected owing to the planned public function in the BKC and Gundavali Metro station area Thursday. “Citizens are advised to plan their commute accordingly,” the official said. The official further added that no heavy vehicles will be allowed on all roads in the western suburbs including the Western Express Highway Thursday between 12 noon and 9 pm. The official, however, added that ambulances, school and other buses have been exempted from the ban.

The Mumbai police will press into service around 5,000 cops in the western suburbs as part of security arrangements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city Thursday. The local police have planned security measures in coordination with the central agencies as per protocol in case of such visits.  An officer said nearly 4,000 policemen along with 1,000 police officers will be present on the ground. In terms of senior officials, five deputy commissioners of police will be present in the area and they will be assisted by 27 assistant commissioners of police. Read more

Apart from inaugrating the two metro lines, PM Modi will launch MUMBAI 1 Mobile App and National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1). The app will facilitate ease of travel, can be shown at the entry gates of Metro stations and supports digital payment for tickets through UPI.  The National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1) will initially be used in metro corridors and can be extended to other modes of mass public transit including local trains and buses. Commuters will not need to carry multiple cards or cash; the NCMC card will enable quick, contactless, digital transactions.  PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of seven sewage treatment plants, which will be built at a cost of around Rs 17,200 crores. These sewage treatment plants will be set up in Malad, Bhandup, Versova, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Dharavi and Worli. They will have a combined capacity of around 2,460 MLD. In an effort to strengthen health care infrastructure in Mumbai, the PM will inaugurate 20 Hindu Hridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhanas, which provide free essential medical services like health checkups, medicines, investigations and diagnostics. Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mumbai today and inaugurate or lay the foundation stone of projects worth nearly Rs 38,800 crore in the city. After visiting Karnataka today morning, PM Modi is likely to arrive in the city post lunch and at around 5 pm, he is slated to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives in Mumbai.  At around 6.30 pm, he will inaugurate two lines of Mumbai Metro 2A and 7 from Gundavali Metro station in Andheri, and will also undertake a Metro ride from the station. The foundation stone of these lines was also laid by the Prime Minister in 2015. Read more

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BJP banks on ‘Modi magic’ to take control of political narrative ahead of elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mumbai on Thursday is part of the BJP’s strategy to emphasise on ‘Mumbai Makeover’, to convey how the financial capital is integral for the country’s development, and to counter the Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) attempts to portray the party as ‘anti-Mumbai’.

While the PM launched infrastructure projects worth Rs 38,000 crore, the BJP scripted the events to draw maximum political mileage. The rally at the MMRDA ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex is titled ‘Sankalp Sabha’ while the tag line is ‘Mumbai Awaits PM Modi’.

“When you think of PM Narendra Modi, the first thing that comes to mind is his development work,” said Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.

P M Modi’s Mumbai rally brings BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena to make BMC a common cause

Mumbai police to deploy 5,000 cops for pm modi’s security in bandra kurla complex.

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In photos: President Biden hosts Indian Prime Minister Modi during state visit

By Washington Post Staff | Jun 22, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is visiting President Biden at the White House for a state visit featuring both fanfare and substance, highlighting the growing importance of the U.S.-India relationship at a time of geopolitical turmoil.

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Biden and Modi walk toward the Oval Office.

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Biden and Modi during their meeting in the Oval Office.

White House aides say the packed schedule — including a long list of expected agreements on issues including technology, trade and defense — reflects India’s increasingly prominent role in global affairs and Washington’s desire to boost ties with the world’s most populous nation, in part as a bulwark against China.

Biden, Modi and Jill Biden wave from the White House balcony.

Modi, who is just the third world leader Biden has hosted for a state visit, is seeking to bolster his country’s global standing, which White House officials say could in turn benefit U.S. interests.

Modi and Biden approach Vice President Harris during the official state visit on the South Lawn of the White House.

A girl plays with U.S. and Indian flags on the South Lawn during the state visit ceremony.

The trip marks the third official state visit for any foreign leader during Biden’s presidency, following similar events for French President Emmanuel Macron and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. Modi, who addressed U.S. lawmakers in 2016, is one of only a handful of world leaders who have been invited twice to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Biden and Modi embrace during the ceremony.

During a raucous arrival ceremony Thursday morning with thousands of chanting supporters, Biden hailed Modi and touted the “limitless possibilities” of the U.S.-India relationship. “Two great nations, two great friends, two great powers that can define the course of the 21st century,” Biden said.

Modi and Biden enter the East Room of the White House for a joint news conference.

The White House press corps listen to a translation during the news conference.

Biden speaks during the news conference as Modi looks on. Despite the pomp and pageantry, the visit is not without controversy. Human rights groups, lawmakers and scholars have written open letters to the White House and published opinion pieces in top U.S. media outlets calling out the erosion of democratic principles in India on Modi’s watch.

Modi speaks during the East Room news conference. The prime minister’s visit comes at a notable time for Indian Americans. Besides Harris, the vice president, two Republican presidential candidates are also of Indian descent: former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Harris arrives for Modi's address before a joint meeting of Congress.

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Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-Mich.) arrives for the address. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), left, talks to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) gives a thumbs-up before the address. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chat. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Bera has a conversation with Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) before the address. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Modi greets lawmakers before delivering his remarks.

Modi shakes hands with a lawmaker.

Modi receives a standing ovation during a joint meeting of Congress.

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Modi speaks to Congress.

A view of the House chamber.

Audience members cheer during Modi's speech.

Modi addresses Congress.

Modi waves to supporters after his speech.

Modi takes photos with members of Congress.

Biden and the first lady greet Modi as he arrives at the White House for the state dinner.

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google parent Alphabet, and his wife, Anjali Pichai, arrive for the state dinner.

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Billie Jean King, left, and her wife, Ilana Kloss, arrive at the White House.

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Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King.

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Huma Abedin, right, former longtime assistant and aide to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, arrives with her sister, Heba Abedin.

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Emily Norris McCarthy. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren and his wife, Ricky Lauren.

Pelosi and her husband, Paul Pelosi.

The Bidens and Modi walk down the Grand Staircase at the White House.

Biden listens to an interpreter as he offers a toast during the state dinner for Modi.

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Biden and Modi toast during the state dinner.

Biden welcomes Modi to the White House ahead of the state dinner.

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The president and the first lady chat with Modi outside the White House.

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The first lady shakes hands with Modi.

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Denied a U.S. visa in 2005 over deadly religious riots in his home state, Modi came to Washington for a state visit that will highlight his change in fortune and growing global clout, even as concerns about human rights and democratic erosion in India are intensifying across the nation he now leads.

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For Biden, the visit underscores both the promise of strengthening ties with the world’s most populous nation and the peril of positioning his presidency as a pivotal force in the global battle between autocracy and democracy.

With Modi leading the world’s largest democracy while overseeing trends that human rights groups say undermine democratic principles, Biden’s decision to host a state visit risks undermining one of his key campaign messages against Donald Trump in 2020.

India is emerging as an increasingly vital player in a region the United States has prioritized in its foreign policy — a potential bulwark against China and an increasingly powerful actor in sectors including technology, defense and the arts.

The pomp and pageantry of a state visit will allow Biden and Modi to mark a moment of recognition for the Indian diaspora on the global stage, with hundreds of business leaders, policymakers, celebrities and scholars set to gather at the White House.

Praise for the relationship — and for Modi himself — has only seemed to intensify since Biden took office.

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Biden welcomes Indian Prime Minister Modi for state visit

Modi's trip to Washington, though, isn't without controversy.

President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet Thursday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for the third state visit of his presidency.

The visit will put on full display the "deep and close partnership" between the U.S. and India, the White House said, despite concerns India's democratic principles have eroded under Modi's leadership.

The relationship has been described by Biden as "one of the most important" of this century as the U.S. rebalances its foreign policy focus to the Indo-Pacific in the face of an increasingly aggressive China. Just ahead of Modi's visit, President Biden suggested Chinese President Xi Jinping was a "dictator."

"There's a strategic imperative in the region," Tanvi Madan, the director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution, told ABC News. "Multiple administrations have seen India as a geopolitical counterbalance, an economic alternative and a democratic contrast to China."

PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with President Joe Biden during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, June 22, 2023, in Washington.

The two leaders greeted each other warmly on the South Lawn in a welcome featuring marching bands and honor guards, despite rainy weather. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first person of Indian descent in her role, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff were also there to greet the prime minister.

"The challenges and opportunities facing the world in this century require that India and the United States work and lead together, and we are," Biden said.

Modi said the partnership between the U.S. and India "will be instrumental in enhancing the strength of the whole world."

PHOTO: President Joe Biden stands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he greets Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff during an arrival ceremony at the White House, June 22, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Biden and Modi met in the Oval Office and appeared side by side at a brief news conference in the East Room, a rarity for Modi who only held his first-ever press conference in India in 2019 after being in power for five years.

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Modi also appeared on Capitol Hill to address a joint meeting of Congress before a state dinner at the White House Thursday night.

The prime minister received a standing ovation as he entered the chamber to chants of "Modi, Modi" from members, though a handful of progressive Democrats boycotted the speech, citing reports of human rights abuses.

Modi took a moment to note those in the chamber who have Indian roots, turning to point to Vice President Harris seated behind him whom he celebrated as having "made history."

"We come from different circumstances and history, but we are united by a common vision. And, by a common destiny," Modi told lawmakers in closing. "When our partnership progresses, economic resilience increases, innovation grows, science flourishes, knowledge advances, humanity benefits, our seas and skies are safer, democracy will shine brighter and the world will be a better place."

PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, June 22, 2023.

About 400 guests are expected to attend the dinner, the White House said, which will include a plant-based menu and a mixture of American and Indian decor. There will be performances from American violinist Joshua Bell and from Penn Masala, a South Asian a cappella group from the University of Pennsylvania.

Modi's trip to Washington, though, isn't without controversy as the prime minister's been criticized for a rise in violence against religious minorities as well as a crackdown on the press and dissenters.

Some democracy watchdogs have downgraded India's rating in recent years. The U.S.-based Freedom House rated India as "partly free" in its 2023 report, and the Sweden-based Varieties of Democracy called India an "electoral autocracy."

"He's got a mixed record," Richard Rossow, chair U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said of Modi. "We do see at times he feels politically weak domestically, he's initiated steps that directly or indirectly seem to stoke the fears of religious intolerance by him and his party. And we've also seen crackdown on civil society to some extent."

Human rights advocates and at least 70 lawmakers called on Biden to directly address human rights violations during Modi's visit. Experts told ABC News any human rights or democratic issues will likely be taken up in private between the two leaders.

PHOTO: President Joe Biden and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk during meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2023, in Washington.

Biden was asked during the news conference about those who've criticized his administration as overlooking such human rights concerns in hosting Modi.

"Look, the prime minister and I had a good discussion about democratic values," Biden responded. That's the nature of our relationship, we're straightforward with each other and we respect each other."

"I believe that we believe in the dignity of every citizen and it is in America's and I believe in India's DNA that the whole world, the whole world has a stake in our success," the president continued. "Both of us, in maintaining our democracies, make us appealing partners and enables us to expand democratic institutions across, around the world."

Modi, meanwhile, sidestepped a question on recent allegations of human right abuses as he claimed in India "there's absolutely no discrimination, neither on basis of cast, creed, or age, or any kind of geographic location."

"I'm actually really surprised that people say so," the prime minister said as he defended his government. "Indeed, India is a democracy ... democracy is in our DNA. democracy is our spirit. democracy runs in our veins. We live democracy."

PHOTO: People wait to watch the arrival ceremony for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, June 22, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Also at issue during the trip was Russia. India, which has long relied on Russian oil and weapons, has avoided outrightly condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

But experts noted Modi's slight change in tone when it comes to Russia's invasion, such as his recent statements on the importance of territorial integrity and sovereignty.

"Both Washington and New Delhi understand that they will not necessarily see eye to eye on Russia," Kenneth Juster, who served as the U.S. ambassador to India during the Trump administration, told ABC News. "But they can discuss that issue candidly with each other, and it is not going to have a negative impact on their broader strategic partnership."

A senior Biden official said the White House would "engage actively" with India on issues related to Russia and Ukraine, specifically India's efforts to diversify away from Russian military equipment.

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Talks between Biden and Modi also included trade, climate and space.

The two leaders announced a number of new commitments, including a joint space mission as well as various investments in technology, defense and clean energy.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking to the U.S.-India Business Council last week, touted trade between the two nations reached a record $191 billion. Blinken noted the U.S. is India's largest trading partner, and Indian companies invested more than $40 billion in the U.S. in IT, pharmaceuticals and more.

Though Juster said be believed there is still more work to do to advance on the trade front ahead of the state visit.

"For the world's largest economy, the United States, and its fifth largest economy, India, I believe that their bilateral trade relationship does not fulfill all of its potential. I am hoping that the two countries can continue to advance their trade and investment relationship both bilaterally and regionally, because economic issues are so important in the Indo-Pacific and China has a robust economic strategy for the region," he said.

PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets supporters as he arrives in New York, June 20, 2023.

Prior to landing in Washington, Modi met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as well as other business leaders and health care experts.

He also marked International Day of Yoga by participating in a group session on the lawn of the United Nations headquarters.

The last time Modi visited the U.S. was in 2019, when he appeared alongside former President Donald Trump at a "Howdy Modi" rally in Texas attended by tens of thousands of people.

-ABC News' Ben Gittleson and Sarah Kolinovsky contributed to this report.

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India’s Modi meets the press at the White House — and takes rare questions

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a news conference with President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Narendra Modi did something very unusual on Thursday at the White House — he took questions from journalists.

It’s a rare occurrence for the Indian prime minister who avoids unscripted moments and has presided over a steady decline in press freedom in his country.

The news conference was more limited than the kind that U.S. presidents usually hold with foreign leaders, but even that wasn’t easy to arrange with Modi. Indian officials agreed to the event only the day before, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive negotiations.

Administration officials told Modi’s advisers that taking questions from the media was a standard part of how White House state visits are conducted, the person said.

An Indian reporter asked about addressing climate change, and an American reporter pressed Modi on human rights concerns— a particularly delicate topic as the United States seeks closer ties with India as a bulwark against China’s influence in the region.

Modi defended India by saying “democracy runs in our veins” and insisting that there is ”absolutely no space for discrimination.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is garlanded by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Rajnath Singh, left, party President JP Nadda, right, and Amit Shah, at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters after the election results were announced, in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2024. PM Modi on Friday was formally elected as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance coalition, which won the most number of seats in the country’s national election after his political party failed to win a majority on its own. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Although Modi, who is 72, has granted sporadic interviews since becoming India’s leader nine years ago, he has never held a solo press conference. Sometimes when asked questions he’ll defer to others on stage with him.

Modi also tends to keep reporters at a distance during overseas trips, such as last year in Germany , when the two countries announced a clean energy deal.

The Indian delegation had insisted then that no press conference be held, according to a German official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity.

However, Modi has loosened up a little in the company of American counterparts.

Eight years ago , when President Barack Obama visited India, Modi answered questions from two reporters, including one from The Associated Press.

Modi is active on social media where hundreds of millions follow him, hosts a monthly radio program where he directly connects with listeners, and often makes big speeches. He uses these platforms to highlight government programs, inaugurate infrastructure projects and express condolences when an accident or tragedy strikes.

But Modi has often remained silent on polarizing incidents, including when religious minorities have faced attacks by Hindu nationalists. He has also not commented on current ethnic violence roiling India’s remote northeast , where at least 100 people have died since May.

“His silences are legendary – he has never asked people to refrain from sectarian violence,” said Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, author of a Modi biography.

He suggested that Modi should not get much credit for any press conference in Washington if only a few questions were allowed.

President Joe Biden is honoring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a state visit Thursday as the leaders of the world’s two biggest democracies are looking to strengthen the crucial but complicated relationship between their countries. (June 22)

Modi’s action, Mukhopadhyay said, “allows him to project an image as a more reasonable and democratic leader abroad, while he continues to evade press conferences at home, where he has scant regard for press freedom.”

The decline in press freedom didn’t start with Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, but it’s increased. The country fell 11 places, to 161 out of 180 countries, in this year’s Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders.

The organization cited violence against journalists and a partisan media landscape as reasons that “press freedom is in crisis in the world’s largest democracy.”

“With an average of three or four journalists killed in connection with their work every year, India is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media,” the report said.

India’s foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, dismissed the report’s claims at an event last month.

In recent years, journalists have been arrested and some are stopped from traveling abroad . Dozens are facing criminal prosecution , including for sedition. At the same time, the government has introduced sweeping regulatory laws for social media companies that give it more power to police online content.

A number of media outlets critical of Modi have also been subjected to tax searches, most recently the BBC after it aired a documentary that examined the prime minister’s role in 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the western state of Gujarat, where he was chief minister at the time.

More than 1,000 people were killed in the violence. Modi has denied allegations that authorities under his watch allowed and even encouraged the bloodshed, and India’s Supreme Court said it found no evidence to prosecute him.

The two-part BBC program drew an immediate backlash from the Indian government, which invoked emergency powers under its information technology laws to block it from being shown in the country. Social media platforms including Twitter and YouTube also complied with government requests to remove links to the documentary.

Pathi reported from New Delhi. Associated Press writers Aamer Madhani and Darlene Superville contributed to this report.

This version has corrected that India’s placement on the Press Freedom Index is 161, not 160.


PM Modi's Security Breach Highlights: Sonia Gandhi Briefed By Punjab Chief Minister On Breach

Pm modi's security breach highlights: a "serious security lapse" happened when prime minister narendra modi, who was scheduled to visit ferozepur yesterday, was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes..

PM Modi's Security Breach Highlights: Sonia Gandhi Briefed By Punjab Chief Minister On Breach

PM Modi's Security Breach: A report has been demanded from intelligence agencies over the security lapse.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi today dialled Congress chief Sonia Gandhi amid the huge controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security lapse. The Congress has been enmeshed in a major political face-off with the BJP over the incident which took place yesterday.

The BJP has accused the Congress of engineering the event along with the protesting farmers and the state police.

Farmers who blocked the road in Punjab leading to a hold-up of PM Modi's convoy yesterday and causing a major security scare, said they had no idea that he would be passing that way. Though informed by the police after they started their roadblock, they said they did not believe them. PM Modi, they said, should have just "sent someone and asked us to move".

"We thought the police were trying to remove us from the road. There is a helipad built for the PM that side so why would he come by the road? The police were trying to trick us, we thought," said Baldev Zira, one of the protesters, standing on the Ground Zero on the Moga-Ferozepur highway.

Yesterday, while on way to address a political rally in Ferozepur, PM Modi was stuck on a flyover in Punjab's Bathinda for around 20 minutes. Then security lapse has caused a major political conflagration between the BJP and the state's ruling Congress and the matter reached the Supreme Court today. The Punjab government has ordered an inquiry into it.

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"If we cannot ensure safety of institutions like that of the prime minister, it would be difficult to prevent disintegration of the country's democratic institutions," Rajnath Singh said addressing the BJP's concluding Vijay Sankalp rally in Uttarkashi.

Complete failure of law and order in Punjab, CM and HM Punjab, in particular. When you cannot provide smooth passage to the Prime Minister of the country and that too just 10km from the Pakistan border, you have no right to stay in office and should quit! - Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) January 5, 2022

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President Ram Nath Kovind met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today and received from him a first-hand account of the security breach in his convoy in Punjab yesterday. The President expressed his concerns about the serious lapse. pic.twitter.com/lzvAuriuGb - President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 6, 2022

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"It is very unfortunate that there is a controversy over the security of the Prime Minister. At no point should we be complacent when it comes to protecting the highest executive office of India. We should learn from the past," Mr Gowda said in a tweet.

It is very unfortunate that there is a controversy over the security of the Prime Minister. At no point should we be complacent when it comes to protecting the highest executive office of India. We should learn from the past. - H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) January 6, 2022

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PM Modi To Visit Tamil Nadu And Maharashtra Today - Take A Look At His Complete Schedule

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Kerala yesterday, February 27, 2024 where he visited the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, interacted with the scientists, announced the names of the four astronauts who will be going to space as part of India's first human space programme - Gaganyaan Mission and also inaugurated several developmental projects. After spending some time in Kerala, PM Modi travelled to Tamil Nadu where he participated in the 'Creating the Future Digital Mobilty for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs' Programme in Madurai. Today also, he is in Tamil Nadu and later in the afternoon, he will be flying to Maharashtra. Take a look at his complete schedule...

PM Modi In Tamil Nadu - Check Schedule

As mentioned earlier, PM Modi is in Tamil Nadu since yesterday afternoon, i.e. February 27, 2024. After participating in the 'Creating the Future Digital Mobilty for Automotive MSME Entrepreneurs' Programme in Madurai and launching the TVS Open Mobility Platform and TVS Mobility-CII Centre of Excellence to support and uplift the MSMEs, here's what PM Modi will do in TN today..

  • Today, at around 10:45 AM, PM Modi will lay foundation stone of infrastructural projects in Thoothukdi, TN worth over Rs 17,300 crore.
  • PM Modi will also be laying the foundation stone of Outer Harbor Container Terminal at VO Chidambaranar Port.
  • The first indigenour green hydrogen ful cell inland waterway vessel of India, und Hari Nauka initiative will also be launched by PM Modi.
  • The Prime Minister will also be dedicating tourist facilities in 75 lighthouses across 10 states and UTs; rail projects for doubling of Vanchi-Maniyachchi-Nagercoil Rail Lineat Rs 1,477 crore and 4 road projects at Rs 4,586 crore will be dedicated by PM Modi.

PM Modi Maharashtra Visit - Check Schedule

After Tamil Nadu, PM Modi will end his two-day visit of the three states with Maharashtra. Here's what his schedule for Maharashtra looks like..

  • Upon landing in Mumbai, PM Modi will participate in a public programme at around 4:30 PM in Yavatmal, Maharashtra to inaugurate development projects worth over Rs 4,900 crore.
  • The Prime Minister will be releasing benefits under PM MISAN Yojana and other schemes.
  • He will be disbursing the second and third installments of 'Namo Shetkari MahaSanman Nidhi' worth Rs 3,800 crore; these will benegit about 88 lakh beneficiary farmers across the state.
  • Rs 825 crore of Revolving Funds will also be disbursed by PM Modi, to 5.5 lakh wome self-help groups across Maharashtra.
  • The distribution of one crore Ayushman cards across Maharashtra will also be initiated by PM Modi and the Modi Awaas Gharkul Yojana will also be launched, especially for the OBC Caetgory beneficiaries.
  • PM Modi will also be inaugurating irrigation projects for Marathwada and Vidarbha region developed at Rs 2,750 crore under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PNKSY) and the Baliraja Jal Sanjevani Yojana (BJSY).
  • Rail projects worth over Rs 1,300 crore in Maharashtra will be launched along with projects to strengthen the road sector in the state.

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By Rhea Mogul, Jessie Yeung, Diksha Madhok, Antoinette Radford and Tori B. Powell, CNN

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Photos: Scenes from India's general election

The votes were counted Tuesday after the world's largest election was held in India.

From April 19 to June 1, more than 640 million people cast their vote at polling stations from the high peaks of the Himalayas to the remote jungles of the west.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  declared victory on Tuesday – but his goal of winning an unassailable majority lay in tatters with early results showing voters reduced the extent of his party’s grip on power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by supporters as he arrives at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Analysis: Modi, Ambani and Adani — the men shaping India’s economy 

Analysis from CNN’s Diksha Madhok 

Gautam Adani (left), Narendra Modi (center) and Mukesh Ambani (right) are building modern India.

In less than a decade, Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has upended India’s telecom sector and become a top player in sectors ranging from media to retail as chairman of India’s most valuable private company: Reliance Industries.  

His ambition and breathless pace of expansion is matched by Gautam Adani, founder of the Adani group, who helms businesses ranging from ports and power to defense and aerospace. 

Reliance Industries and the Adani Group are sprawling conglomerates worth over $200 billion each, with businesses in sectors ranging from fossil fuels and clean energy to media and technology. 

Investors have been cheering the duo’s ability to adroitly bet on sectors prioritized for development by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

As a result, these three men — Modi, Ambani and Adani — are playing a fundamental role in shaping the economic superpower India will become in the coming decades. 

The South Asian country is poised to become a 21st-century economic powerhouse, offering a real alternative to China for investors hunting for growth and manufacturers looking to reduce risks in their supply chains. 

Worth $3.7 trillion in 2023, India is the world’s fifth largest economy, jumping four spots in the rankings during Modi’s decade in office and leapfrogging the United Kingdom. 

Sustained expansion will push India higher up the ranks of the world’s biggest economies, with some observers forecasting the South Asian nation to become number three behind only the US and China by 2027. 

Despite these successes, soaring youth unemployment and inequality remain stubbornly persistent problems. In 2022, the country ranked a lowly 147 on gross domestic product (GDP) per person, a measure of living standards, according to the World Bank. 

To spur growth, the Modi government has begun a massive infrastructure transformation and heavily promoting digital connectivity — with Adani and Ambani becoming key allies. 

Both tycoons are considered vocal champions of Modi, and prominent politicians from opposition parties in India have often questioned Modi’s ties with India’s super-rich. 

Read the full analysis.  

CNN’s Jessie Yeung contributed to this report from Mumbai.  

Analysis: Is India's free press not so free after a decade of Modi?

Analysis from CNN’s Aishwarya S. Iyer 

A vendor reads a newspaper next to his stall on a roadside in New Delhi on February 1.

India is one of the largest media markets in the world , according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), with more than 20,000 daily newspapers across the country and about 450 privately owned channels dedicated to news, which broadcast in dozens of languages. 

Yet despite its size and diversity, critics say the media industry is growing increasingly subservient to Modi’s government.  

“There was a blend of public service, public interest and corporate private media that served a burgeoning urban middle class, but also showed interest in issues of rural development. Journalists were respected… Regulatory mechanisms were weak but not completely absent,” said Shakuntala Banaji, media professor at the London School of Economics.  “They have been all but destroyed in the last 10 years.” 

India fell 25 places on the Press Freedom Index between 2015 and 2023, to 161st place — below neighboring Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. In the latest index for this year it rose slightly to 159th place but remains below all neighbors except Bangladesh (165th). 

“There has been a sharp deterioration in the status of media over the last 10 years,” Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) India representative Kunal Majumder told CNN, adding that this included imprisonment and invoking terror laws to criminalize journalists. 

There has also been an uptick, it said, in the use of anti-terror laws — which allow for detention without trial or charge for up to 180 days — against reporters. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a single solo press conference in his decade-long rule. 

The government of the popular but divisive leader stands accused by opponents of suppressing media pluralism. 

Modi critics fear further erosion of the protections afforded to India’s free press if he is elected. 

Meet the winners of India's economic boom 

From CNN's Jessie Yeung, Priti Gupta and Esha Mitra 

Slums are seen near commercial high-rise buildings in Mumbai, India, on April 14.

More than 40% of India’s 1.4 billion people are under 25: a tech-savvy and mostly English-speaking labor force. Like millions of migrants, many of them are drawn to the country’s financial capital Mumbai, full of aspiration and ambition. And it’s stories like these that inspire them. 

Javed Khatri poses for a picture during an interview with CNN in Mumbai on April 16. 

The tech developer: Growing up in the slums of Mumbai, Javed Khatri never used a smartphone or computer.  

“In the region where I used to stay, one of the best things that one could think of was just to complete 10th grade, and then work at a call center or sell vegetables or work at a garage or do some kind of odd jobs,” says Khatri, now 30. “That was our topmost ambition.” 

But unlike many children in the slums, he completed 10th grade – the first person in four generations of his family to do so – then studied computer science at an engineering college.  

He is now building an online platform to connect tech firms with engineers. He moved his family out of the slum, and supports his parents. Both his siblings went to college and pursued their own careers. 

None of this would have been possible a generation ago, he says. 

Apoorva Mukhija poses for a picture at her apartment in Mumbai on April 13. 

The influencer: Apoorva Mukhija hadn’t planned to be a content creator, so after graduation she took a job with a tech firm in Bangalore, the southern city known as “India’s Silicon Valley.” 

“Then one day I just woke up, realized … (my job) just didn’t pay as well as content did, and I hated living in that city,” Mukhija, 22, tells CNN from a pastel-pink couch at her new apartment in Mumbai, which she says is her “dream city.” 

Her career has thrived, winning her recognition from local media and amassing 1.3 million Instagram followers. 

The internet holds a wealth of opportunities for young Indians. The country’s influencer marketing industry is expected to be worth more than $281 million in 2024, according to consultancy EY India. Smartphones and social media are fueling this growth.  

Jameel Shah poses for a photo in Mumbai on April 14. 

The shoemaker: At age 13, Jameel Shah ran away from his village in Bihar, India’s poorest state, where his father wasn’t earning enough from farming to send the kids to school.  

In Mumbai, he saw an opportunity in the expensive imported dance shoes required for dance classes. 

He took two samples back to the narrow alleys of Dharavi, a hub for leather and textile manufacturers. With their expertise, and his own experience working in bag and wallet factories, Shah began experimenting. 

The business grew, attracting stylists and choreographers who redistributed the shoes to dance studios. And they even made it onto the big screen. 

Almost two decades later, Shah Shoes has helped support his family. He’s bought a house for his parents and started an education center in his home village teaching literacy to those who can’t afford school. 

A key tool was the rise of social media, particularly Facebook, helping him find customers – which Shah credited to Prime Minister Modi’s push for a “digital India.” 

Read the full story.  

Analysis: Under Modi, India's military has grown stronger 

Analysis from CNN’s Brad Lendon 

The National Cadet Corps personnel march during a rehearsal ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 17.

India’s armed forces, the world’s second-largest in terms of personnel, have made big improvements in their abilities under Prime Minister Narendra Modi — but face challenges no matter who wins the election, an analyst said. 

Viraj Solanki, a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said the armed forces have centralized control under Modi while making improvements to joint operations based on the theater where forces are deployed, rather than what each service would like to do. 

Those include setting up integrated battle groups along the country’s borders with China and Pakistan, Solanki said. 

China, whose People’s Liberation Army is the world’s biggest military force, represents India’s biggest worry going forward, he said. 

“India’s ‘military clout’ remains clearly below China’s” and can be expected to remain so, especially since Beijing’s defense budget is three times as large as New Delhi’s, Solanki added.  

The Modi government has stepped up defense ties with the United States, Japan and Australia — members of the Quad partnership along with India — as a way to offset China’s advantages. 

But Solanki said improvements to the Indian military are hamstrung by two key factors. More than half of its defense budget is spent on personnel and pensions, and much of its hardware is of Russian or Soviet origin, meaning spare parts and upgrades may be in short supply as Moscow’s war in Ukraine soaks up those resources. 

Analysis: India has grown closer to US under Modi 

From CNN’s Rhea Mogul  

US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk to a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, during Modi's state visit to the US in June 2023.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was once shunned by the United States.  

Denied a visa for “severe violations of religious freedom,” he was effectively banned from entering the country for nearly a decade.  

But in the years since that ban was lifted, Modi has been progressively embraced by the White House. 

While the US has positioned itself as a democratic protector in an increasingly populist and polarized era, it has seemingly turned a blind eye to New Delhi’s alleged human rights abuses at home — where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has come under scrutiny from rights groups and opposition lawmakers for its increasingly strident brand of Hindu nationalist politics and an ongoing crackdown on dissent. 

Modi and India, the world’s largest democracy, are necessarily a lynchpin in Biden’s strategy in Asia. As the world’s most populous country, no major global challenge, from climate change to advances in technology, can be addressed without India’s buy-in, in Biden’s view.   

Both New Delhi and Washington are becoming increasingly uneasy about Beijing’s growing military might, aggressive territorial claims on land and at sea, and growing economic influence over its smaller neighbors. 

In an era of growing tensions between the US and China, there are few partners that Biden is more eager to cultivate. 

What's changed since India's first election? 

From Esha Mitra in New Delhi 

India’s first general elections began in October 1951, four years after it gained independence from British rule, and soon after it became a republic in 1950.  

The election lasted about four months and the Indian National Congress emerged victorious in February 1952.  

Population boom: India then had a population of about 361 million people with 173 million registered electors.  

Since then, the population has increased nearly four-fold to 1.429 billion , with more than five times the number of eligible voters, according to the Election Commission of India. 

From paper to voting machines: In the first elections, Indians used paper ballots to cast their votes.  

Electronic voting machines were first used in the state of Kerala in 1982. But because there was no law prescribing their use, the Supreme Court struck down that election. In 1989 laws were amended to allow the use of voting machines after consensus was reached.  

In recent years, the validity of voting machines has again been questioned — this time by opposition parties that say they are being misused to favor the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — an allegation the BJP denies. 

In an India divided by prosperity and poverty, whose dreams come true?

From CNN's Jessie Yeung, Priti Gupta and Esha Mitra

From left, Rupali Rao Kilare and Shreya Verma pose for a picture.

At 7 a.m., Rupali Rao Kilare starts getting ready for the day in the cramped home she shares with five family members.

Though the sun has long risen, some alleys remain pitch dark as she weaves through the slum where she lives in Mumbai’s Goregaon West neighborhood, its narrow walls wedged between tightly packed buildings that block the light.

Kilare, 22, must hurry to beat the crowds at the slum’s communal toilets, before taking a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw to her boss’ home for her cleaning shift.

Kilare walks along a crowded alley as she goes back home after her daytime cleaning shift — with more shifts later in the evening.

Just 3 miles (about 5 kilometers) away in Goregaon East, Shreya Verma, 26, stirs awake in her air-conditioned bedroom, pulls back the curtains and takes in the view of greenery and high-rise buildings.

Throwing on a blazer and heels, she hops in an Uber to her marble-floored office at an international tech firm.

Verma plays the ukulele inside her bedroom.

Though the two women are separated by only a few years in age and a 20-minute drive, their starkly different lives illustrate India’s deepening wealth divide – and the inequality that has empowered some to reach new heights alongside the country’s fast-growing economy, while others are left behind.

That inequality has come under particular scrutiny during India's election.

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been credited with advancing India’s $3.7 trillion economy and bringing the country closer to becoming a global superpower, India remains a largely impoverished nation and its wealth gap is more unequal than it was during British rule.

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Boeing re-attempts Starliner launch and India rebukes Modi: Morning Rundown

India rebukes Modi’s divisive politics. Boeing makes third attempt to launch two astronauts on its space capsule. And two jurors were dismissed in a Minnesota fraud case after an alleged $120,000 bribe. 

Here’s what to know today.

India’s PM Modi receives a stunning rebuke at the polls

Narendra Modi greets supporters in New Delhi

Until now, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had seemed unstoppable. That all came to an end as votes were counted yesterday, when the supermajority his party cadres had promised never materialized, and his Hindu nationalist party failed to secure even a simple majority on its own. Although his other partners helped push the alliance over the halfway line, with Modi expected to helm the country for a historic third term, that final victory still felt like a defeat.

Perhaps the most telling defeat was in the constituency housing Modi’s flagship campaign promise of the controversial $217 million Hindu temple, which he inaugurated right before the elections kicked off. “It’s rejection of a politics of hate,” said Rajeev Bhargava, director of the Institute of Indian Thought at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. “Ordinary Hindus and Muslims have lived together peacefully and they don’t like divisions being created,” he said.

But the election’s outcome is not cemented yet — parties are known to jump alliances whenever convenient and yesterday, Rahul Gandhi, leader of the biggest opposition party, did not rule out the possibility of making a government. If he succeeds in chipping away enough of them to switch over, Modi’s rule could end after all.

Read more about the factors that contributed to Modi’s shocking rebuke at the polls here . 

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Boeing’s third attempt to launch astronauts into space

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Boeing will try again this morning to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Starliner capsule for a key test flight that could pave the way for routine flights with NASA. On Saturday, the company had been set to launch NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita Williams to the International Space Station but called it off with less than four minutes to go before liftoff. A first attempt on May 6 was also scuttled.

Meanwhile, SpaceX is prepared to conduct a fourth, uncrewed test flight of its Starship megarocket, with a launch scheduled tomorrow morning. The test flight is meant to demonstrate technologies and techniques that will be key on future missions to the moon. Science reporter Denise Chow lays out the plans for both missions.

Prosecution revisits Hunter Biden’s spending and drug use in trial’s opening statements

The cross-examination of the first witness in the Hunter Biden trial resumes today after a day of opening statements , during which a prosecutor argued that no one, including the president’s son, should be “above the law.” Hunter Biden is charged with three counts tied to possession of a gun while using narcotics. He has pleaded not guilty. 

The prosecution and defense yesterday presented dueling stories about how Hunter Biden came to purchase a handgun in 2018. Prosecutor Derek Hines alleged that Hunter Biden was a high-functioning drug addict who “chose to illegally own a firearm.” Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell acknowledged that he “bought a small handgun” but suggested that prosecutors would not be able to prove that he “knowingly violated the law.” 

FBI agent Erika Jensen was the prosecution’s first witness. She introduced some evidence, including text messages, bank records and passages from the audiobook version of Hunter Biden’s memoir. Here are more takeaways from Day 2 of the trial. 

In a tense moment outside the courtroom, the defendant’s wife confronted former Trump White House aide Garrett Ziegler, who was involved in the effort to make public the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. “You have no right to be here, you Nazi piece of s---,” Melissa Cohen-Biden told Ziegler .

2 jurors dismissed in fraud case after alleged $120K bribe

Two jurors in a $40 million Minnesota fraud case were replaced as the panel weighs the fate of seven people accused of misusing millions of dollars in federal funds during the pandemic. One juror was allegedly offered a bribe of almost $120,000 in cash over the weekend if the juror agreed to find the defendants not guilty. The juror reported the incident to police.

The second juror was removed yesterday after a family member asked them if they were being sequestered because of the alleged bribe. 

The seven people on trial are accused of receiving more than $40 million, which they spent on personal luxuries such as real estate and vehicles, according to a criminal complaint. They are among a total of 70 people charged in a $250 million fraud scheme involving Feeding Our Future, a nonprofit dedicated to providing meals to low-income families in need. Here’s what else to know.

FDA panel declines to recommend MDMA as a new PTSD treatment

The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel declined to recommend the approval of MDMA, the drug commonly known as ecstasy or molly, as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The decision was a major setback for advocates who have long pushed to include psychedelics in treating mental health disorders, though the FDA will have the final say in August.

The two votes, one for the treatment’s efficacy and one for its safety, reflect a struggle to balance the need for new PTSD treatments — one hasn’t been approved in more than two decades — against serious concerns about the data submitted by drugmaker Lykos Pharmaceuticals. A recent analysis from FDA scientists cast doubt on how the study was conducted. Allegations of sexual misconduct also raised concerns .

Politics in Brief

New Jersey House primary: Rep. Rob Menendez won his primary in a race that was overshadowed by his father’s ongoing corruption trial. 

Montana Senate primary: Montana’s marquee Senate race is set, as Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican entrepreneur Tim Sheehy won their primaries .

Trump trial aftermath: Attorneys for Donald Trump asked Judge Juan Merchan to lift a gag order against the former president now that his hush money trial has concluded.

Israel-Hamas war: The House voted to impose sanctions against the International Criminal Court for its move to issue arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials charging them with war crimes.

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Staff Pick: Who invented butter chicken: Kundan or Kundan?

A split image of Kundan Lal Jaggi and Kundan Lal Gujral.

Consider me basic, but butter chicken is one of my favorite Indian dishes. I would even call it India’s brand ambassador. So when I heard that one restaurant chain was suing another over its origins in Delhi, I had to dig in. Both say it was their ancestor named Kundan who invented the rich tomato-based curry. But the question is, which one? When I visited one of the restaurants and spoke with customers there, they didn’t really care who made it, they just wanted the best one. — Mithil Aggarwal , reporter

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Morning Briefing: Asia Pacific Edition

Wednesday briefing: modi’s bruising path to a third term.

Also, a Times analysis of the destruction in Ukraine.

Amelia Nierenberg

By Amelia Nierenberg

A white-haired and bearded man raises his hands in peace signs as he is showered with confetti. A crowd cheers and celebrates behind barricades.

Modi wins, but his party suffers losses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India claimed a third term in office yesterday. But early results suggest his party won by a far narrower margin than expected. The aura of invincibility around Modi has been shattered.

Results indicated that Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party would still win the most parliamentary seats, but not enough for an outright majority. It will likely need smaller parties in its coalition to form a government. The outcome was a surprising setback for the B.J.P.

See live results here .

The Indian National Congress, the main opposition, was doing better than expected . The party had been seen by many as irrevocably weakened after big losses in the previous two elections. The Congress and its allies increased their margin against Modi by tapping into issues like unemployment, social justice and the prime minister’s ties to India’s billionaires.

Context: Modi will be only the second Indian leader to start a third straight term after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister. Modi called it “ a historical feat in India’s history ” yesterday.

Economy: As the results became clearer, India’s stock markets plunged . By the end of trading yesterday, the markets were down 6 percent, nearly wiping out the year’s gains.

What Ukraine has lost

Since World War II, few countries have experienced the level of devastation that Ukraine has. But until now, the scale has been too vast to see more than a glimpse at a time.

My colleagues published the first comprehensive picture of the totality of the destruction. Using detailed analysis of years of satellite data, they created a record of each town, each street, each building that has been blown apart. In some places, like the city of Marinka, not a single resident is left. So many people have lost more than their homes. They’ve lost their communities, their histories.

“If I shut my eyes, I can see everything from my old life,” said Iryna Hrushkovksa, 34, who was born and raised in the city, adding, “But if I open my eyes, it’s all gone.”

The scale of destruction: More buildings have been destroyed in Ukraine than if every building in Manhattan were to be leveled four times over. Parts of Ukraine look like Dresden or London after World War II, or Gaza after half a year of bombardment.

HIMARS: Ukraine used a U.S.-made rocket system to destroy missile launchers inside Russia, a Ukrainian official said. The strikes came just after the U.S. granted permission for Ukraine to do so.

Israel killed an Iranian general in Syria

Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed an Iranian general who was there as an adviser, the Iranian media said. He was believed to be the first Iranian killed by Israel since the two countries almost went to war in April, after Israel bombed Iran’s embassy compound in Syria.

Iran is currently enmeshed in a leadership crisis stemming from the death of its president last month. A new wave of attacks on Israel seems unlikely. The Iranian was identified as Gen. Saeed Abyar, a member of the Quds Force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards.

Gaza: In an interview with Time magazine , President Biden suggested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was prolonging the war to stay in power.


Asylum: President Biden issued an executive order that would temporarily seal the U.S.-Mexico border to those seeking asylum. It could take effect immediately.

France: Biden will begin a visit today , during which he will try to rally U.S. allies in defense of Ukraine — even as he defies them on the war in Gaza.

U.S.: Louisiana lawmakers passed a bill that could order people convicted of child molestation to undergo surgical castration .

Brazil: Climate change worsened recent flooding, scientists said. Downpours there killed at least 172 people and displaced more than half a million.

OpenAI: A group of current and former employees warned that the company had not done enough to prevent its technology from becoming dangerous .

Germany: Floods caused by a weekend of heavy rain led towns to declare a state of emergency and evacuate citizens .

Covid: New strains, known as “FLiRT” variants , are circulating in the U.S., but there has been only a small increase in emergency room visits and positive tests.

Music: The hip-hop mogul Sean Combs has sold his majority stake in Revolt , a media company he founded. Combs has been facing mounting accusations of sexual and physical abuse.

Baseball: Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter pleaded guilty to charges of bank and tax fraud over a betting scandal. The interpreter was accused of taking millions from the baseball star.

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Chinese websites are disappearing.

China’s internet is vanishing in chunks. Posts are being removed and censored.

As of 2023, there were only 3.9 million sites, down from 5.3 million in 2017, the country’s internet regulator found. A recent post on WeChat reported that nearly all information shared on China’s internet — news portals, blogs, forums, social media sites — between 1995 and 2005 was no longer available.

While it’s costly and difficult to archive a website anywhere, internet publishers in China are under intense pressure to censor as the country has made an authoritarian turn under Xi Jinping’s leadership, Li Yuan writes in the column The New New World.

Internet companies have more incentive to over-censor and let older content disappear by not archiving.

Two weeks ago, Nanfu Wang, a documentary filmmaker, searched her name on the film review site Douban and came up with nothing. “Some of the films I directed had been deleted and banned on the Chinese internet,” she said. “But this time, I feel that I, as a part of history, have been erased.”


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That’s it for today. See you tomorrow. — Amelia

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Mission Divyastra: PM Modi hails first flight test of Made in India Agni-5 missile

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced India's first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile. In a social media post on X, the Prime Minister hailed DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra. "Proud of our DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra, the first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology," PM Modi said.

PM Modi Big Announcement News Live: PM Modi announces 1st test flight of Agni-5 missile

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PM Modi Big Announcement News Live: As per sources Prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to address nation soon

PM Modi Big Announcement News Live: As per reports PM Modi will be announcing something inportant

PM Modi Big Announcement News Live: PM Modi's address comes amid speculations that Home ministry will notify CAA rules today

PM Modi Big Announcement News Live: As per reports, Home ministry is likely to notify Citizenship Amendment Act Rules today

PM Modi Big Announcement News Live: Home ministry likely to notify Citizenship Amendment Act Rules today: Reports

PM Modi Announcement Live: PM Modi announces 1st test flight of Agni-5 missile

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