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Celebrities greet nation on Independence Day

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Independence DayMumbai : As the nation celebrated its 70th Independence Day on Monday, celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to greet fans, calling it a day “of pride, happiness and love”.

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in New York shooting for “Quantico”, “missed being” in India to revel in the patriotic fervour.

Here’s what the stars tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: Independence Day 15th August … happiness and prosperity for all, particularly for our country

Shah Rukh Khan: Happy Independence Day to my country women and men Aug 15, 2016. A day of pride, happiness and love.

Shabana Azmi: On our 70th Independence Day, lets all take a pledge that we will attempt to be part of the solution not part of the problem

Kajol: We are a country that was born with diversity. Today let us celebrate it and make it our strength. Happy Independence Day!

Priyanka Chopra: And how much I miss being home today. Happy Independence Day to the country that is my identity.

A.R.Rahman: Wishing you independence from all the negative influences in the world.

Ajay Devgn: This Independence Day, let’s pledge to fight for freedom from hunger.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Happy Independence Day!

Farah Khan: Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high! Happy Independence Day.
Huma Qureshi: Happy Independence Day guys…We got this day after much struggle and sacrifice…Cherish today cherish your country…

Hansal Mehta : Independence to express. Independence to be. Independence to create. Independence to love. Independence to dissent. Happy Independence Day

Abhishek Bachchan: Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind. Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

Shreyas Talapade: My nation, determination. Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind.

Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Independence Day. Born Indian. Proud. Tricolour. Jai Hind

Rannvijay Singha: Happy Independence Day. Started the journey to Siachen today.

Jacqueline Fernandez: Happy Independence Day India.

Milap Zaveri: Happy Independence Day! Love my country! Jai hind!

Prateik Babbar: Happy Independence Day to our beautiful country and its beautiful people.

Vir Das: Happy Independence Day! We have — Third largest economy in the world soon. Largest working population under 30 on Earth! A bright future!

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Without a China trade deal, the U.S. will hike tariffs

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Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would raise tariffs on imports of Chinese goods if no trade deal is reached with Beijing to end a tit-for-tat trade war that has roiled markets and damaged growth worldwide.

“China is going to have to make a deal that I like. If they don’t, that’s it,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.”

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was more measured in his comments, saying that the White House remains “optimistic” that an agreement can be reached.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that he still expects a deal to be reached, but he also anticipated an additional 15 per cent tariff to be placed on about US$156 billion of Chinese imports on December 15 if there is no agreement.

“I have every expectation if there’s not a deal, those tariffs would go in place. But I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin

Predictions of a resolution have come and gone repeatedly as Trump veers from hints of imminent deals to declaring his satisfaction with the current standoff, because the United States is pulling in billions of dollars in trade tariffs.

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