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PM Modi’s niece robbed of cash and phones



New Delhi: Despite various claims by the Delhi police, snatchers robbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s niece on Saturday. The incident was reported in the Civil Lines area of North Delhi. The criminals snatched two mobile phones and Rs 56,000 from her when she was travelling in an auto-rickshaw.

The Delhi police top brass went into a tizzy after a call was made to the police control room (PCR) about the shocking incident.

The spot where she was attacked by the criminals is just a few kilometres away from the residences of lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The victim, 40-year-old Damayanti Ben Modi, daughter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother, returned to Delhi from Amritsar on Saturday morning. She had booked a room at Gujarati Samaj Bhavan in Civil Lines area. When she reached the gates of the hotel, two bike-borne miscreants snatched her purse and fled from the spot.

On Saturday, Damayanti Ben Modi filed a case of snatching with a police station in Civil Lines area in New Delhi.She said that she was carrying around Rs. 56,000 in cash, two mobile phones and important documents in her wallet.

Taking cognisance into the matter, DCP (North) Monika Bhardwaj mentioned, “A case of snatching has been filed. We are analysing the CCTV footage from the railway station to Civil Lines. The investigation is underway and we will soon arrest the accused.”


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




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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