PM Modi meets Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sheikh Hasina and Sushil Koirala in New York

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala after addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In his meeting with Mahinda Rajapaksa, Modi held talks during which key issues, including bilateral and regional, was discussed. This was the second meeting between the two leaders after Modi was sworn-in as the Prime Minister. Modi also met Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for the third time after his swearing-in ceremony and international visit to Nepal. He held bilateral talks with Koirala. Modi also met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister, as Hasina was unable to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Sep 28, 2014

Reactions flow over PM Modi's UN General Assembly address

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Reactions flowed on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first addressing speech in the United Nations General Assembly. Security Expert Uday Bhaskar said that Prime Minister gave a befitting and comprehensive reply to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's comment on Kashmir issue. Jammu and Kashmir's former DGP MM Khajuria said that Modi's address was a comprehensively thoughtful speech in the benefit of entire world. Meanwhile, former India diplomat NN Jha said that after Nawaz Sharif's comment on Kashmir issue it was a general opinion that India should ignore the matter but added that Modi addressed the issue in a very smart way. Jha also said that Modi gave a befitting reply to Pak on Kashmir by including the calamity in Kashmir and raising help towards it. Sep 27, 2014

Modi tells Pakistan to create terror-free climate for talks, politicos support

New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Talking about Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that he is prepared to engage in serious bilateral dialogue with the neighbouring country in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism. Leaders of major political parties in India also backed Modi on the issue. They also said that Kashmir is an issue between India and Pakistan, so no third party should interfere in the matter. Sep 27, 2014

PM Modi highlights need for development, says should celebrate international Yog Diwas Part - 1

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly highlighted the need to emphasize on development. Modi said that just like the popularity of social networking sites is increasing we need to spread awareness about development. Modi said that all the nations should provide their strength to UN peacekeeping programme and small nations should be included in the decision making policy. He also said that all the nations should honestly make their efforts honestly for development of the world as whole. Prime Minister said that we should celebrate an international ‘Yog Diwas’ because Yoga not only is an exercise but a way of connecting ourselves with nature. Sep 27, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizes on the need to fight terrorism at UNGA Part - 2

New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi while addressing the United Nations General Assembly spoke strongly against terrorism that has become a global threat. Modi said that while many nations are trying hard to fight the threat some nations are secretly encouraging terrorism. He also added that when one talks about good and bad terrorism, it raises serious questions on their intentions to fight terrorism. Modi also said that all the nations talk of world peace but still some groups exist, so we need to move beyond G-1, G-2 to G-all. He also requested the United Nations to pass a comprehensive convention on international terrorism which has been a long pending demand of India. Sep 27, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizes on the need to fight terrorism at UNGA Part - 1

New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi while addressing the United Nations General Assembly spoke strongly against terrorism that has become a global threat. Modi said that while many nations are trying hard to fight the threat some nations are secretly encouraging terrorism. He also added that when one talks about good and bad terrorism, it raises serious questions on their intentions to fight terrorism. Modi also said that all the nations talk of world peace but still some groups exist, so we need to move beyond G-1, G-2 to G-all. He also requested the United Nations to pass a comprehensive convention on international terrorism which has been a long pending demand of India. Sep 27, 2014

PM Modi highlights need for development, says should celebrate international Yog Diwas Part - 2

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly highlighted the need to emphasize on development. Modi said that just like the popularity of social networking sites is increasing we need to spread awareness about development. Modi said that all the nations should provide their strength to UN peacekeeping programme and small nations should be included in the decision making policy. He also said that all the nations should honestly make their efforts honestly for development of the world as whole. Prime Minister said that we should celebrate an international ‘Yog Diwas’ because Yoga not only is an exercise but a way of connecting ourselves with nature. Sep 27, 2014

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addresses the United Nations General Assembly Part- 2

New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the United Nations General Assembly. The Prime Minister said that he is aware of the hopes and aspirations of the people of India and also knows what the world expects from the 1.25 billion population. He further added that India is a country that has always raised its voice for justice, dignity, opportunity and prosperity. He also said that there is a wave of democracy in the World and the peaceful political transition in Afghanistan is a testament to this. Sep 27, 2014

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addresses the United Nations General Assembly Part- 1

New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the United Nations General Assembly. The Prime Minister said that he is aware of the hopes and aspirations of the people of India and also knows what the world expects from the 1.25 billion population. He further added that India is a country that has always raised its voice for justice, dignity, opportunity and prosperity. He also said that there is a wave of democracy in the World and the peaceful political transition in Afghanistan is a testament to this. Sep 27, 2014

It is upto Pakistan to create right atmosphere and come forward for bilateral talks: PM

New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Talking about Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that he is prepared to engage in serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism. However, he added that it is also upto Pakistan to create the right atmosphere and come forward for bilateral talks. Sep 27, 2014

PM Modi meets UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

New York, Sep 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He also took a tour of the UN Headquarters with the Secretary General. Modi will soon be addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier paid tribute at the 9/11 memorial in New York. Prime Minister Modi, who is on a five-day visit to the United States, is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with President Barack Obama. Sep 27, 2014