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PM Modi speaks about 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' in UNGA speech

Modi outlines India's views about the world and calls for a collective fight against terrorism.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the UN General Assembly in New York, outlining India’s views about the world and calling for a collective fight against terrorism.

"Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas," said Modi, referring to his election promise of working for all Indians. He spoke about his government's work: from its target of India give up single-use plastic to eliminating tuberculosis by 2025.

Modi said terrorism violated the founding principles of the UN, but he didn't name India's arch-rival Pakistan in his speech. 

As many as 112 heads of state, nearly 48 heads of government and more than 30 foreign ministers are in New York to attend the General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), said media reports earlier.

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Fight terrorism together

We need to fight terrorism together: PM Modi.
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Modi warns against terrorism

Terrorism is against the principles on which the UN is founded: PM Modi
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World progress

My government in five years has followed Indian culture's essence of working for the world's progress: PM Modi.
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'Sabka saath, sabka vikas'

"Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas," says PM Modi, referring to his election promise of working for all Indians. 
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Mandate in elections

PM Modi speaks about his victory in general elections, says the mandate he got was for development. He speaks about his government's welfare programmes.
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PM Modi begins speech

I speak for 1.3 billion Indians: PM Modi

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PM says he is 'all set' for the speech

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US comments on Kashmir

The US also said it hopes to see "rapid action" by India to lift restrictions imposed in Kashmir and release detainees. Alice Wells, the top State Department official for South Asia, made the comments on Thursday after President US Trump held separate talks with Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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US asks Pakistan to prosecute terrorists

The US has asked Pakistan to prosecute terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, saying the reduction of the Indo-Pak tensions would depend on Islamabad's seriousness in taking action against those who engage in "cross-border infiltration", news agency PTI reported.
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In his first speech at the General Assembly as India’s leader, Modi had offered talks with Pakistan and called for reforming the UN. “I am prepared to engage in a serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism, to promote our friendship and cooperation. However, Pakistan must also take its responsibility seriously to create an appropriate environment,” he had said.
 
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Modi's climate change promise

Modi on Monday spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, outlining India’s commitment to solve the environment crisis. “The time for talking is over. The world needs to act now,” he had said.
 
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Qureshi leaves SAARC meeting to avoid Indian minister

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday skipped a meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers in New York as long as India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was present. “Do you think I will sit down with the butcher of Kashmir?” he tweeted afterwards.
 
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"I have come to New York especially for Kashmir. Everything else is secondary. The world doesn't realise that we are heading for a big disaster," Khan told editors of the New York Times in an interview.
 

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 6:27 PM IST

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