Hyderabad summit leaves some with a bitter taste

.@IvankaTrump: “Entrepreneurs are revolutionizing our economies, and improving our societies” #GES2017 pic.twitter.com/4hD4Nfdxme

— GES2017 (@GES2017) November 28, 2017 The US State Department and other American agencies in partnership with NITI Aayog, India’s think tank, have organised the GES, which seeks to create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. The delegates include about 400 each from India and the US and the remaining from the rest of the world. This is the 8th GES which brings together entrepreneurs, investors and eco-system supporters for mentoring, networking and investment matchmaking. This is the first time that the event is being held in South Asia. (with IANS) // ]]>

Chidambaram busts 'distorted' Gujarat model

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the BJP on Gujarat’s development model, saying that as a result of a distorted concept of development, many sections of the people were left behind and the state has regressed in the last 22 years.

Here’s the Chidamabaram critique, tweet by tweet   He targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his extravagant promise to bring development to the Centre, create two crore jobs every year, bring back black money stashed abroad and put Rs 15 lakh in the bank account of every Indian during 2014’s general election. “Obviously, none of the extravagant promises could be fulfilled. Hence, the all-round sense of disappointment after 42 months… A similar sense of disappointment prevails in Gujarat which goes to election in December.”
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TV channels bring Tehelka heat on Sonia

Two English television channels on Monday reported that four months after the UPA came to power in 2004, Sonia Gandhi wrote to the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram on a petition by financiers of Tehelka news portal that had conducted a sting operation on a fake defence deal that cost late Bangaru Laxman his job as BJP President and got him convicted.

She called the treatment to Tehelka financiers by revenue enforcement agencies ‘unjust and unfair’ and reportedly asked Chidambaram to resolve the Tehelka matter ‘on priority’. In the two letters written in September 2004, the Congress President asked Chidambaram to look into a presentation made to her by the Director of First Global, the main investors in Tehelka.com “on priority”, the channels said. Reacting to the story, Chidambaram said he has been shown a copy of a letter written by Gandhi forwarding a letter from First Global. “My noting on the letter is correct. I am certain that, on behalf of the ministry, I would have sent a reply based on the material put up to me. The letter of Mrs. Gandhi and my reply should be read together. I suggest that the media may ask the government to release the reply to the letter,” Chidambaram said.

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