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Maara movie review: R Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath in a still from the new Amazon film.

Maara movie review: R Madhavan stars in a rare remake that almost eclipses the original

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Maara movie review: Dhilip Kumar’s film, starring R Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath, isn’t a frame-by-frame copy, but it retains the magic of Charlie.
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On October 25, SIAC had passed an interim order in favour of Amazon, and restrained Future Group from proceeding with the deal.(REUTERS)
On October 25, SIAC had passed an interim order in favour of Amazon, and restrained Future Group from proceeding with the deal.(REUTERS)

Siac panel set up for verdict in Future Group vs Amazon case

By Anirudh Laskar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:47 PM IST
Amazon has also asked Sebi to direct Future Group from merging six Future Group companies, which are a key part of the deal with RIL.
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Hopes of a vaccine-powered economic recovery in 2021 pushed Wall Street’s main indexes to record highs in late-December.(Reuters)
Hopes of a vaccine-powered economic recovery in 2021 pushed Wall Street’s main indexes to record highs in late-December.(Reuters)

Banks, industrials lift Dow, S&P 500 on possible Democrat sweep in Georgia

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:08 PM IST
The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 0.7% as behemoths Apple Inc , Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Google-parent Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc dropped between 1.6% and 2%.
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Amazon is also in the process of building a second headquarters in Arlington, dubbed HQ2.(REUTERS)
Amazon is also in the process of building a second headquarters in Arlington, dubbed HQ2.(REUTERS)

Amazon to spend $2 billion in affordable homes near key US offices

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Amazon and other tech companies have faced criticism for driving up home prices in places such as the San Francisco Bay Area due to an influx of workers over the past decade.
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An Amazon-branded Boeing 767 freighter flies over Lake Washington during the Seattle Seafair Air Show on August 5, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.(AFP)
An Amazon-branded Boeing 767 freighter flies over Lake Washington during the Seattle Seafair Air Show on August 5, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.(AFP)

Amazon buys 11 aircraft to expand air cargo fleet

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Last year, Amazon launched its first-ever international air hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
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Future Group Founder and CEO Kishore Biyani does not expect any hurdle after the order of the Delhi High Court which has directed the regulators to take an independent call on the issue.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
Future Group Founder and CEO Kishore Biyani does not expect any hurdle after the order of the Delhi High Court which has directed the regulators to take an independent call on the issue.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

Amazon was fully aware of talks with RIL for sale of retail assets: Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST
He hinted that the arbitration and the process of completion of the Rs 24,713 crore-deal with Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), subsidiary of RIL would continue in parallel.
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019(REUTERS)

Silicon Valley is in for a rough ride

By Vivek Wadhwa & Tarun Wadhwa
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:21 PM IST
The days of regulators prioritising innovation over compliance may be over. The traditionally warm relationship between the Democratic Party and Big Tech is becoming contentious
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Amazon said that it hopes to bring more customers to streaming with its new expansion.(Reuters File Photo)
Amazon said that it hopes to bring more customers to streaming with its new expansion.(Reuters File Photo)

Amazon signs deal to acquire podcast startup Wondery: Report

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Amazon announced the details about the detail on its blog post, stating that the deal hasn’t closed yet. It further stated that Wondery is a hit podcast publisher known for producing top-rated podcasts that entertain and educate listeners.
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The chatbot should be able to turn speech into a textual input and turn text into speech.(REUTERS)
The chatbot should be able to turn speech into a textual input and turn text into speech.(REUTERS)

Govt plans chat bot like Alexa, Google Voice to deliver public services

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The artificial intelligence-based conversational platform is expected to interact with the public in multiple languages, analyse sentiments and intent, collect and analyse data to give personalised experience to users.
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The Cyber Crime Police Station in Hyderabad is probing as many as 27 cases pertaining to issue of loans by alleged unauthorised loan apps and harassment of the borrowers by the companies running the apps through their call centres.(Getty Images/iStockphoto. Representative image)
The Cyber Crime Police Station in Hyderabad is probing as many as 27 cases pertaining to issue of loans by alleged unauthorised loan apps and harassment of the borrowers by the companies running the apps through their call centres.(Getty Images/iStockphoto. Representative image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Hyderabad police arrest Chinese national in connection with loan apps scam and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:06 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Apple rose as much as 1.5% to $138.79 before closing with a 1.3% decline.(AP)
Apple rose as much as 1.5% to $138.79 before closing with a 1.3% decline.(AP)

Apple hits record after December surge sends it past Amazon

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:01 AM IST
Apple has advanced 13% in December amid signs of strong demand for its iPhone 12 models and optimism about its self-driving car efforts.
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The investments have been made even though most of the Amazon’s business units in India registered losses during the fiscal. In picture - Amazon founder and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos during his India visit.(Bloomberg)
The investments have been made even though most of the Amazon’s business units in India registered losses during the fiscal. In picture - Amazon founder and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos during his India visit.(Bloomberg)

Amazon invests Rs 11,400 crore in India in FY20

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Data analysis from regulatory filings by various Amazon entities showed that Amazon Seller Services, Amazon Wholesale (India), Amazon Pay (India) and Amazon Transportation Services saw their losses adding up to Rs 7,899 crore in FY20 as against a loss of Rs 7,014.5 crore in the preceding fiscal.
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Sakshi Khandelwal, founder, Shiv Electronics, joined the Local Shops on Amazon programme earlier in 2020.(Amazon)
Sakshi Khandelwal, founder, Shiv Electronics, joined the Local Shops on Amazon programme earlier in 2020.(Amazon)

Enabled by Amazon, thousands of neighbourhood shops and delivery Partners are going digital: Amazon SMB Impact Report 2020

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Earlier this year, Amazon launched a programme called Local Shops on Amazon, and today, over 22,000 local shops and neighbourhood stores across India are a part of the programme.
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An employee of Amazon walks through a turnstile gate inside an Amazon Fulfillment Centre on the outskirts of Bengaluru.(REUTERS)
An employee of Amazon walks through a turnstile gate inside an Amazon Fulfillment Centre on the outskirts of Bengaluru.(REUTERS)

Amazon asks SEBI to wait for SIAC order

By Anirudh Laskar | Livemint, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:22 AM IST
In a 21 December letter, Amazon told Sebi that the Singapore arbitration court’s ruling has been held valid under India’s arbitration Act by the Delhi high court and, hence, the Future group’s amalgamation must wait till the Singapore court gives a final judgement.
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Companies have been racing to create drone fleets to speed deliveries. The United States has over 1.7 million drone registrations and 203,000 FAA-certificated remote pilots.(HT file photo for representation)
Companies have been racing to create drone fleets to speed deliveries. The United States has over 1.7 million drone registrations and 203,000 FAA-certificated remote pilots.(HT file photo for representation)

US to allow small drones to fly over people and at night

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:39 AM IST
The FAA said its long-awaited rules for the drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, will address security concerns by requiring remote identification technology in most cases to enable their identification from the ground.
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MNS activists carrying party flags barged into the company compound, ransacked the furniture and broke window glasses with stick.(HT PHOTO)
MNS activists carrying party flags barged into the company compound, ransacked the furniture and broke window glasses with stick.(HT PHOTO)

MNS activists ransack Amazon warehouse in Kondhwa Budruk

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Following the vandalism, a case was registered by Kondhwa police against 10 unidentified persons
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Serious Men, Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Serious Men, Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

From Thappad to The Trial of the Chicago 7, the top 10 films of 2020

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
From Indian gems such as Serious Men and Thappad to Oscar frontrunners such as The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom -- here are the top 10 movies of 2020.
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers allegedly vandalised godown of Amazon based warehouse in Pune’s Kondhwa over notice sent by Mumbai court to Raj Thackeray asking him to remain present in court on January 5.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers allegedly vandalised godown of Amazon based warehouse in Pune’s Kondhwa over notice sent by Mumbai court to Raj Thackeray asking him to remain present in court on January 5.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

MNS workers allegedly vandalise Amazon warehouse in Pune

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:14 AM IST
MNS had recently written a letter to Amazon chief asking him to include Marathi language as an option on their website for Maharashtra customers.
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Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Prateek Gandhi in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit.
Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Prateek Gandhi in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit.

From Paatal Lok to The Queen’s Gambit, the top 10 TV shows of 2020

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:01 PM IST
From Indian hits such as Paatal Lok and Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story to international powerhouses such as The Queen’s Gambit and ZeroZeroZero, here are the top 10 shows of 2020.
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A customer wearing a protective mask checks a dairy product inside a superstore of Reliance Industries Ltd, in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A customer wearing a protective mask checks a dairy product inside a superstore of Reliance Industries Ltd, in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Banks to recast Future loans on delay in RIL deal

By Shayan Ghosh and Kalpana Pathak | Livemint, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The lenders led by State Bank of India (SBI) have already invoked the debt recast scheme well within December 31, the deadline set by RBI, and will have six more months to finalise and implement a resolution plan, said one of the bankers, requesting anonymity.
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Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon, and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)
Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon, and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)

In India’s retail, a battle of the billionaires

By Livemint | Livemint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:54 AM IST
The battle for dominance in one of the fastest-growing major retail markets is being fought on the ground in India and the courts in Singapore and New Delhi.
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Amazon and Reliance are vying for dominance in India, where the retail market is estimated to touch $1.3 trillion by 2025.(File photo)
Amazon and Reliance are vying for dominance in India, where the retail market is estimated to touch $1.3 trillion by 2025.(File photo)

HC permits Future deal, but no bar on Amazon to oppose

By Anirudh Laskar and Deborshi Chaki | Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:19 AM IST
In its ruling, a single-judge bench of the Delhi high court said the 24,713-crore transaction between Future group and Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd did not violate any statutory legal provisions, and both parties were free to seek approval for the deal from regulators.
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Acquiring Future’s assets would give it unparalleled edge over rivals -- an advantage Amazon is not willing to cede.(Reuters file photo)
Acquiring Future’s assets would give it unparalleled edge over rivals -- an advantage Amazon is not willing to cede.(Reuters file photo)

Amazon can ask regulators to block deal with Future Group, says Delhi HC

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 03:16 PM IST
The legal spat has drawn the battle lines between two of the world’s richest men, Jeff Bezos and Ambani, as they fight to control India’s estimated $1 trillion retail market.
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The launch, which took place on 11 December 2020, will enable the trendiest shoe brand to reach over millions of fashion-conscious women in India.(Instagram)
The launch, which took place on 11 December 2020, will enable the trendiest shoe brand to reach over millions of fashion-conscious women in India.(Instagram)

Singapore based shoe-label Pazzion launched on Amazon India

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Singapore’s fashionable and premium shoe-label Pazzion, known for its chic collection and modish yet comfy shoes for women, has been launched on the e-commerce giant Amazon India.
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Brazil’s Amazon region has suffered more deforestation this year than any in the past decade.(Unsplash)
Brazil’s Amazon region has suffered more deforestation this year than any in the past decade.(Unsplash)

Why it’s hard to stop Amazon deforestation, starting with beef industry

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Brazil’s Amazon region has suffered more deforestation this year than any in the past decade.
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The DoJ’s case against the American multinational states that the search engine pays mobile phone manufacturers to keep Google as the default browser, helping it rake in millions of dollars in ad-revenue(AP)
The DoJ’s case against the American multinational states that the search engine pays mobile phone manufacturers to keep Google as the default browser, helping it rake in millions of dollars in ad-revenue(AP)

Explained: The antitrust lawsuits against Facebook and Google

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 01:10 PM IST
The FTC along with the 46 states, the District of Columbia and Guam have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, and the DoJ had brought a similar lawsuit against Google in October. Elsewhere, the EU too has brought antitrust complaints against internet giant Amazon on similar grounds.
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Scott said she enlisted a team of advisors that helped identify 384 organizations across the US that support people suffering from the economic toll of the pandemic.(AP file photo)
Scott said she enlisted a team of advisors that helped identify 384 organizations across the US that support people suffering from the economic toll of the pandemic.(AP file photo)

Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott gives $4.2 bn to help the vulnerable amid Covid crisis

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | San Francisco
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Scott, who formerly went by the name MacKenzie Bezos, last year signed a “giving pledge” to donate the bulk of her wealth to charity.
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Saif Ali Khan in the first look poster for Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan in the first look poster for Tandav.

Tandav first look: Saif Ali Khan takes to the streets in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Amazon show; teaser out tomorrow

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:34 PM IST
The first look poster of Ali Abbas Zafar’s political drama, titled Tandav, has been released. Saif Ali Khan plays a politician in the Amazon Prime Video show, due out in 2021.
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This attempt also mark the European Commission’s frustration with its antitrust cases against the tech giants, notably Google, which critics say did not address the problem(REUTERS)
This attempt also mark the European Commission’s frustration with its antitrust cases against the tech giants, notably Google, which critics say did not address the problem(REUTERS)

US tech giants face 6-10% fines as EU set rules to curb their power

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Brussels
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The rules are the most serious attempt by the 27-country bloc to rein in the power of the US tech giants which control troves of data and online platforms on which thousands of companies and millions of Europeans rely on.
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Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)

California subpoenas Amazon over worker safety in Covid-19 pandemic

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Becerra said on Monday the online sales giant hasn’t provided enough information on its safety steps and the status of infections and deaths at its shipping facilities across California.
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