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USIBC Global Summit Aims to Renew US-India Business Strengths

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted the inaugural ‘Road to Global Entrepreneurship’ Summit in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted the inaugural ‘Road to Global Entrepreneurship’ Summit in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12.

Bringing together U.S. government officials, Indian government officials and industry leaders from many sectors, the event was deemed as a way to “renew the two countries’ key linkages and advance their mutual interests.”

Among the topics included utilizing innovation and entrepreneurship to accelerate economic growth, create jobs and encourage groundbreaking ideas in order to serve the citizens of both nations.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed the summit, the first in a series, addressing the importance of the “bilateral ties between the U.S. and India,” adding that the U.S. administration is encouraged by India’s economic reforms.

“The U.S.-India strategic and commercial partnership is unique and complementary in nature,” said Khush Choksy, acting president of the USIBC. “These discussions at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit are timely and necessary because we believe that the next phase of the bilateral relationship will be determined by the necessity to expand job creation, economic growth, and innovation in both countries.”

Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Ambassador of India to the U.S. Navtej Sarna; Ambassador of Israel to the U.S. Ron Dermer; and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorti (D-Illinois) were also featured speakers/

A panel discussion on public-private sector collaboration included participation from Monique Meche, vice president of global public policy for Amazon, Angela Baker, director of Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Reggie Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Cvent. One focal point of discussion was advancing policy to grow entrepreneurship and the role of women in growing jobs and economies.

“Many women in emerging economies have the ideas and ambitions needed to succeed, but are held back by a lack of access to business skills, education, networks, and capital,” said Baker. “Mobile technology can break down common barriers of skill and access and connect entrepreneurs to information, resources, and consumers. By fostering and investing in programs that use wireless solutions, we are enabling women entrepreneurs to participate in the flourishing mobile economy in India and around the world.”

“As an entrepreneurial company, Cvent recognizes that bringing people together and fostering innovation regardless of borders is a key to success,” said Aggarwal. “We are proud to be part of a summit that will encourage entrepreneurship around the world.”

Formed in 1975, the U.S.-India Business Council is comprised of 350 U.S. and Indian companies, designed at advancing U.S.-India commercial ties.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses, plus state and local chambers and industry associations. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.

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On the eve of Diwali, Indian Americans - Hindus, Sikhs, Jains,, including staff members of the Trump Cabinet gathered to light the ceremonial Diya to symbolize the victory of Light over darkness and good over evil

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — On the eve of Diwali, Indian Americans – Hindus, Sikhs, Jains,, including staff members of the Trump Cabinet gathered to light the ceremonial Diya to symbolize the victory of Light over darkness and good over evil.

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Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In one of the most intensely fought elections in 2017, Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor has defeated the scandal-clad Republican Roy Moore. Moore who had the endorsement of President Trump, despite allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, was defeated on Tuesday in Alabama, a deeply conservative state that last elected a Democratic senator 25 years ago. The upset delivered a surprising victory for the Democrats shaving the Republican Senate majority down to a single seat.

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate who was abandoned by a majority of his own party leaders, lost to Democrat Doug Jones in a battle that wasn’t a battle until the allegations of sexual misconduct began surfacing, including by a woman who was under-age at the time she was allegedly assaulted. Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tweeted:


Moore was running to fill a seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions who is Trump’s attorney general and lost to Jones, a former US attorney who had prosecuted two members of the Ku Klux Klan for a 1963 bombing of a church in which four African Americans girls had been killed.
Just hours before the polls opened President Trump tweeted:

But despite the presidential endorsement, Moore was defeated by Jones becoming the first Democrat Alabama has sent to the US senate since 1992. His upset victory owes much to Moore’s flawed candidacy, but was pulled off by the Democratic party machine that poured money and resources sensing a chance, howsoever small at the time, of victory. Including a helping hand from Alabama-native and former NBA star Charles Barkley, who campaigned for Doug Jones. He told CNN “Roy Moore was an embarrassment. I am just so proud of my state. We’ve got some amazing people here and they rose up today”

President Trump congratulated Jones on his victory, over twitter:

After initially holding back his endorsement, Trump had come to fully embrace Moore, arguing that if the allegations were proven, the Republican candidate should step aside. But he needed every vote in the Senate to push through legislative agenda, which has had a patchy run thus far.

Trump broke with most members of his party, including the senior Republican senator from Alabama Richard Shelby who had announced they would not vote for Moore. Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, public announced he had donated to Doug Jones’ campaign. Roy Moore hasn’t conceded to Jones and has asked for a recount stating, “It’s not over. I demand a recount. We need to wait for God.”

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