Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicAmazon Prime

Topic: Amazon Prime

Possible to steal Amitabh Bachchan’s thunder? In Amazon Prime’s Chehre, Emraan Hashmi does

Chehre is not just Rhea Chakraborty's comeback, it is also Emraan Hashmi's. He's far beyond a 'lover boy'.

Lines between south & Bollywood blurring, say Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, director Vishnu

At ThePrint 'Off the Cuff', Shershaah actors Sidharth Malhotra & Kiara Advani along with director Vishnu Varadhan talk about making an 'Army' movie, mental health during Covid, & OTT platforms.

Straight from Paatal Lok plot — Delhi constable cracks UPSC in last attempt, joins force as ACP

The success of Firoz Alam, a constable in Delhi Police, is similar to that of the fictional character Imran Ansari in last year's Amazon Prime show Paatal Lok.

Modi govt seeks details from Netflix, Amazon, news sites under new digital media rules

I&B ministry issues notice with 3 separate forms — for print/TV outlets with digital arms, digital-only news portals, and OTT platforms. Info has to be filed in 15 days.

New rules for OTT platforms ineffective to control screening of content, observes SC

The court asks the Modi govt to come up with a fresh set of rules, after it agreed to consider the SC’s view on the current rules and take appropriate steps.

Netflix, Amazon, Alt Balaji want protection from FIRs, time to classify shows based on age

Streaming platforms met I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday to raise concerns over the new rules. They said govt assured them of looking into their concerns.  

Bombay HC asks Amazon to take down Telugu film over actor Sakshi Malik’s defamation case

Justice Gautam Patel Tuesday heard a defamation suit filed by the actor against Venkateshwara Creations Pvt Ltd for allegedly using her photograph without permission in their film.

‘Hurtful to Hindus, anti-Dalit’ — BJP leaders want Amazon show Tandav banned, makers arrested

Released Friday, Tandav is a political drama centred on a ruthless and ambitious leader played by Saif Ali Khan.

System of discipline needed on what is offered to viewers by OTT platforms — top I&B official

Joint secretary in the ministry Vikram Sahay says the govt will be in touch with the industry to work out a regulatory model acceptable to all.

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, digital news media brought under I&B ministry jurisdiction

I&B ministry had been seeking jurisdiction over OTTs and digital media platforms due to a lack of clarity over regulations on content.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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