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India's Narendra Modi to chat with Facebook and dine with Google

India's Narendra Modi to chat with Facebook and dine with Google

A U.N. official joked that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke for 13 minutes over his allotted time Friday, or about one minute for every 100 million people in India.

The huge population and the broad ambitions he discussed in his speech are no joke to Modi, who’s trying to lift nearly 1.3 billion people from villages and shantytowns into sparkling cities fueled by renewable resources.

In the middle of a weeklong tour of the U.S. from New York to Silicon Valley, he’s leaning on leaders in America’s finance, media, entertainment and technology industries for help. His message: India is too huge to ignore.

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