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India's prime minister gets rock-star reception in New York
India's prime minister gets rock-star reception in New York

Madison Square Garden often hosts cultural icons such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Bono, but on Sunday the storied arena offered rock-star treatment to a political personality: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made the case for a resurgent India to nearly 20,000 hugely enthusiastic supporters. His reception capped a remarkable turnaround. For more than a decade, Modi could not get a U.S. visa amid allegations that, as chief minister of the state of Gujarat in 2002, he failed to halt sectarian violence that claimed the lives of 790 Muslims. That was all but forgotten inside, if not outside, the Garden. Amid loud chants of “Mo-di!” the leader stood on a...

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