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Modi-Trump metting signals a good start

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2+2 can be 22

Akhilesh Bhargava

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The much awaited but highly delayed, maiden 2+2 dialogue between India and USA, is finally scheduled to be held in the New Delhi on 6th September 2018. Its repeated postponements for unavoidable reasons, as the US said, had raised doubts about the seriousness of USA in India as a key strategic partner, under the Trump administration. Under this dialogue format, the defence and foreign minister of India and USA will meet to discuss matters of defence, diplomacy and security. The question here arises will something fruitful come out of it? Mr Akhilesh Bhargava shares his insights on the matter at hand in this video.

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Currency wars and the Indian rupee

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As the USA, China and the EU, the world’s major trading partners, battle it out in global tariff wars, other players including India, are also being sucked into this acrimonious trade conflict. But this is not an ordinary trade conflict. It threatens to destabilize global trade and harmony, to the detriment of all in this dangerous game of trade hostilities, triggered by a belligerent Donald Trump. Watch to know what all aspects unfold as Mr. Akhilesh Bhargava, Business Editor of HW Business and Finance shares more insight into this matter.

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Pakistan militants carried out 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Nawaz Sharif admits

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Nawaz Sharif

Contradictory to Pakistan’s continuous denial of its role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday allegedly admitted that militant organisations which are active in the country were behind the dreadful terror strikes which claimed 166 lives.

While responding to a question on national security in an exclusive interview with The Dawn, Sharif asked why Pakistan was unable to complete the trial in the case even after nine years. “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” — a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court,” he said.

Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks, killing 166 people and injuring over 300 in November 2008.

The case has entered into the 10th year but none of its suspects in Pakistan has been punished yet, showing that the case had never been in the priority list of the country that appears to be keen to put it under the carpet.

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