Museum has more footfall than the crowded square The Salar Jung Museum Serish

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Museum has more footfall than the crowded square The Salar Jung Museum.  * Serish Nanisetti Hyderabad The death of Cafe Coffee Day founder  V.G.  Siddhartha  in Mangaluru triggered attacks by several political personal- ities in the Opposition who questioned the role of inves- tigating agencies. “A letter, supposedly writ- ten by Siddhartha a few days before  his  death,  discusses tax terrorism, which is an ug- ly face of politically motivat- ed institutions. What signals are  we  sending  to  budding entrepreneurs?  Our  party and I shall always stand with Shri. S.M. Krishna in his fight for justice,” former Chief Mi- nister Siddaramaiah said on Twitter. In another tweet, he said the government was fa- vouring  “a  few  crony capitalists”. West  Bengal  Chief  Minis- ter Mamata Banerjee tweet- ed:  “From  what  he  has  ex- pressed,  it  appears  that  he was greatly depressed due to harassment  and  pressure from agencies, for which he impediments  for  ease  of business.” Fugitive  business  tycoon Vijay  Mallya,  who  is  in  the U.K.,  also  took  to  Twitter against  government  agen- cies. “I am indirectly related to Siddhartha. Excellent hu- man and brilliant entrepre- neur.  I  am  devastated  with the contents of his letter. The Govt Agencies and Banks can drive anyone to despair. See what  they  are  doing  to  me despite  offer  of  full repayment.” could not run his business in a peaceful manner.” Karti  Chidambaram,  the son of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and who is facing charges from the En- forcement  Directorate, tweeted  on  Wednesday: “Forget  about  dealing  with markets/suppliers/custom- ers/investors/employees/sta- keholders. Managing the sys- tematic  harassment  by  the State n it’s pliant agencies is the biggest challenge. IT, ED, CBI, ROC etc. are the biggest West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah hit out at their role Siddaramaiah Opposition leaders slam Central probe agencies Special Correspondent Bengaluru The  Enforcement  Directo- rate (ED) has seized the Hyd- erabad-based  Q  City  Tech Park of Mack Soft Tech Priv- ate Limited (MSTPL), worth over ₹86 crore, in lieu of as- sets held abroad in alleged contravention  of  the  Fo- reign  Exchange  Manage- ment Act (FEMA).  The agency initiated the probe on the basis of infor- mation that MSTPL had al- legedly remitted huge funds outside India in violation of the Act.  Non-existent licence It  found  that  $1.25  crore (equivalent to ₹62.08 crore) was  transferred  to  Orient Guide Investments Limited (Hong Kong) on the pretext of  purchasing  a  “non-exis- tent” software licence.  From  November  2011  to December 2016, MSTPL al- legedly transferred another sum of $39.80 lakh (equiva- lent to ₹24.30 Crore) to the United Arab Emirates-based Senat Legal Consultancy FZ LLC and Cresco Legal Con- sultancy FZ LLC, ostensibly for legal services.  “It was revealed that this was  a  sham  transaction,” said the agency.  The ED alleges that these remittances  were  made overseas to siphon off funds
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