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Narendra Modi - Who wants a new India

posted Dec 10, 2015, 5:34 AM by chittasen biswas   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 5:36 AM ]

Narendra Modi
Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: [nəreːnd̪rə d̪ɑːmoːd̪ərəd̪ɑːs moːd̪iː] ( listen), born 17 September 1950) is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014.[1][2] Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian parliament) – a first for any party since 1984 – and was credited for 2014 BJP electoral victories in the states of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.[3]

Since taking office as Prime Minister, Modi's administration has focused on reforming and modernising India's infrastructure and government, reducing bureaucracy, encouraging increased foreign direct investment, improving national standards of health and sanitation and improving foreign relations. Modi has been appreciated for starting initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission, Make in India and Digital India.[4][5][6][7] Earlier, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi's economic policies (credited with encouraging economic growth in Gujarat) have been praised,[8] although his administration has also been criticised for failing to significantly improve the human development in the state and failing to prevent the 2002 Gujarat riots.[9][10][11] A Hindu nationalist and a former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Modi[12][13] remains a controversial figure domestically and internationally, despite his progressivism.[9][14][15][16][17] Known for his tech savvy image, he is the second most followed politician on social media after U.S. President Barack Obama.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24]
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Arvind Kejriwal -A man fighting against corruption in India.

posted Oct 18, 2012, 2:13 AM by news reporter   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 5:24 AM by chittasen biswas ]

Arvind Kejriwal
(born 16 Aug 1968) is an Indian social activist working under the banner India Against Corruption.[1][2] He was an Indian Revenue Service official before joining social and political activities. [3]

He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people.[4][4][4][5] Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for India's Development,[6] a Global Impact award winning NGO.[7] In 2006 after resigning from IRS,he founded an NGO Public Cause Research Foundation[8] by donating his Magasaysay award money as corpus fund. In 2010, he along with a few like minded people formed India Against Corruption which aimed at enacting of strong and effective anti-corruption law in India.[9]

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