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

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.
Maara movie review: R Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath in a still from the new Amazon film.
Maara movie review: R Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath in a still from the new Amazon film.
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

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

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.
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)
Published on Jan 06, 2021 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnirudh Laskar

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

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%.
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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Amazon to spend $2 billion in affordable homes near key US offices

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Amazon buys 11 aircraft to expand air cargo fleet

Last year, Amazon launched its first-ever international air hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
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)
Published on Jan 05, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

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

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.
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)
Published on Jan 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Silicon Valley is in for a rough ride

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
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)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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ByVivek Wadhwa & Tarun Wadhwa

Amazon signs deal to acquire podcast startup Wondery: Report

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.
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)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 02:32 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

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

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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)
Published on Dec 31, 2020 09:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Apple hits record after December surge sends it past Amazon

Apple has advanced 13% in December amid signs of strong demand for its iPhone 12 models and optimism about its self-driving car efforts.
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)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 03:01 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Amazon invests Rs 11,400 crore in India in FY20

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.
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)
Published on Dec 29, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Enabled by Amazon, thousands of neighbourhood shops

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Amazon asks SEBI to wait for SIAC order

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 06:22 AM IST
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Livemint, Mumbai | ByAnirudh Laskar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 04:39 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

MNS activists ransack Amazon warehouse in Kondhwa Budruk

Following the vandalism, a case was registered by Kondhwa police against 10 unidentified persons
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)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

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

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.
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.
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar

MNS workers allegedly vandalise Amazon warehouse in Pune

MNS had recently written a letter to Amazon chief asking him to include Marathi language as an option on their website for Maharashtra customers.
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)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 10:14 AM IST
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Pune | ByAsian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma

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

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.
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.
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar

Banks to recast Future loans on delay in RIL deal

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Livemint, Mumbai | ByShayan Ghosh and Kalpana Pathak

In India’s retail, a battle of the billionaires

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 04:54 AM IST
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HC permits Future deal, but no bar on Amazon to oppose

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.
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)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 04:19 AM IST
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Livemint, Mumbai | ByAnirudh Laskar and Deborshi Chaki

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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Singapore based shoe-label Pazzion launched on Amazon India

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 06:37 PM IST
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ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

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

Brazil’s Amazon region has suffered more deforestation this year than any in the past decade.
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)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale

Explained: The antitrust lawsuits against Facebook and Google

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 01:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri

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

Scott, who formerly went by the name MacKenzie Bezos, last year signed a “giving pledge” to donate the bulk of her wealth to charity.
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)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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San Francisco | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

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

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.
Saif Ali Khan in the first look poster for Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan in the first look poster for Tandav.
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 01:34 PM IST
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US tech giants face 6-10% fines as EU set rules to curb their power

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Brussels | ByReuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

California subpoenas Amazon over worker safety in Covid-19 pandemic

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 10:53 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
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