The Morning Wrap: Apple CEO Tim Cook To Meet Modi In Silicon Valley; Spectre Of Meat Ban Looms In Ludhiana

16/09/2015 7:55 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during an Apple product announcement in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Apple Inc. introduced a larger iPad with a 12.9-inch screen, designed to attract business users and jump-start demand for its tablets. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Along with Zuckerberg, Modi will also meet Tim Cook, Apple CEO and Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google.

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