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Osaka (Japan), 27 June 2019 : US President Donald Trump on Thursday described as “unacceptable” the tariffs hiked by India on American products and demanded that they be withdrawn.

Osaka (Japan), 27 June 2019 : US President Donald Trump on Thursday described as “unacceptable” the tariffs hiked by India on American products and demanded that they be withdrawn.

“I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high tariffs against the US, just recently increased the tariffs even further,” the President tweeted ahead of the G20 Summit here.

“This is unacceptable and the tariffs must be withdrawn,” he said.

On June 15, hitting back at the Trump administration for withdrawing trade privileges for certain goods, the Indian government raised custom duty on various items including walnuts and apples exported from the US.

The higher duty went into effect from June 16.

The Indian retaliation followed the withdrawal of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits by the US.

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New Delhi, 8 Nov : Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been allowed by the government to accompany the Sikh ‘jatha’ that will travel to Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan via the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, sources said here on Thursday.

The Ministry of External Affairs has, however, denied Sidhu, a former state minister in Punjab, the permission to travel to Pakistan via Wagah. Pakistan had extended Sidhu the first invitation for the event and had even offered him a visa.

The ‘jatha’ will travel to Darbar Sahib Gurudwara, a holy shrine of the Sikh religious community in Pakistan, using the corridor which will be thrown open for the first time on November 9.

Sidhu had written to the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar seeking permission to travel to the holy shrine via Attari-Wagah, which would require Pakistan visa. He wrote that if he didn’t “get response to his third letter seeking permission to visit Pakistan, then he will proceed as a devotee on an eligible visa”.

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