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PM Modi virtually addressing the people of West Bengal during Durga Puja | PTI

Modi is the only Indian mass leader after Gandhi who has used religious symbolism so well

Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

Modi announces Rs 20-lakh crore package to revive economy and a ‘new look’ lockdown 4

PM Modi said the package would be part of a movement for self-reliant India, and said rules for the new lockdown would be drawn up after consulting with states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address on the occasion of Buddha Purnima Thursday | Photo: ANI

Global outreach, internal motivation: The crux of PM Modi’s Buddha Purnima speech

PM Modi once again projected India as ‘pharmacy of the world’, did some political messaging and tried to boost people’s morale in the fight against Covid-19.
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Beyond speech, Modi must open govt purse for poorer Indians, businesses affected by COVID-19

I have extended my wholehearted support to Modi govt in its initiatives to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Now the Centre must take care of those affected financially: Shashi Tharoor
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the press meet at Hyderabad House on 25 February 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India-US ties not just between two govts, but people-centric: Read full text of Modi’s speech

Hailing President Trump's first visit to India, PM Modi said the trip plays a historic role in furthering India-US.
Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium stadium in Ahmedabad,

India-US ties no longer just another partnership: PM Modi at Namaste Trump

During his speech, the Prime Minister said that with President Trump's visit to India with his family, a new history is being created.
Woman walk past a transmission tower in Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir |Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Kashmiris did hear Modi’s speech – no DTH or radio channel was shut in Jammu and Kashmir

There was also a near-immediate broadcast of PM’s address in Kashmiri, Dogri and Ladakhi on Radio Kashmir and AIR networks.

Modi says no more ‘dirt’ on social media: Crackdown on hate speech or BJP political gimmick?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday urged “125 crore Indians” to not “spread dirt through social media”, and instead share “good things around them”. Critics say Modi himself follows “trolls”, and is only asking people to refrain from calling out the BJP government’s failures. ThePrint asks – Modi says no more ‘dirt’ on social media: Crackdown on hate speech or BJP political gimmick? Modi & Amit Shah playing good cop-bad cop to lure moderates & extremists Sadhavi Khosla Author, Activist Prime Minister needs to walk the talk. His statement cannot really be considered a ‘crackdown’ until and unless he implements his words in his own life to begin with. He follows the most abusive individuals on Twitter. He follows some 2000-odd Twitter handles, and half of them are online warriors who peddle a hateful agenda. No other leader in the world of his stature follows trolls in this manner. How can he expect others to follow...
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Dear PM Modi, women of the armed forces have had permanent commission for years

PM Modi's I-Day 'gift' of permanent commission for women of the short service commission was widely hailed but off the mark.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

PM Modi on I-Day: Promises and quotable quotes that have marked the Red Fort address

Wednesday's speech will be the last of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's current tenure.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
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5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.