Paris, Aug. 24 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in "new India, corruption, nepotism, dynasty, loot of people's money, and terrorism have been reined in like never before", in an indirect reference to the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for alleged corruption.

Addressing the Indian diaspora at the UNESCO headquarters here, Modi said that his government was taking decisions in the spirit of "spasht niti, sahi disha (clear policy, right direction)".

"Reform, perform, and transform and with permanent systems, the country is moving forward to achieve its goal," he said.

Hitting out at the previous opposition-led governments over Article 370, he said it was ironical that the country had ta...