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"Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving - hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved," The New York Times cited Grisham's statement.

The company had said that more than 27 corporate partners -- including Visa, Mastercard and companies like Uber -- had pledged to support the project.

Analysts say that the breakdown of trade talks between Washington and Beijing in May and President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs sharply on Chinese goods damaged the consumer confidence within the Chinese economy.

Sam Pitroda added a caveat to his remarks on the Pulwama terror attack and Balakot air strikes by saying that the views expressed by him were his personal views and not those of the Congress party. "I am talking as an individual. I am talking as a scientist. I believe in reason. I believe in logic. I believe in data. I don't believe in emotions," he added.