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Amazon, Walmart brace for fierce Diwali showdown after two brutal Covid outbreaks

Whoever comes out on top this Diwali gains more than bragging rights. Investors will be watching how Amazon and Flipkart fare against domestic competition such as Reliance.
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Amazon’s new home robot Astro might be cute, but it’s a privacy minefield

In the long run, Astro could contribute to greater public acceptance of AI-powered surveillance. For now, questions such as what happens in case it's stolen or hacked loom large.

Bezos is on cover of RSS-linked weekly. He must take note of magazine’s disapproval seriously

First Bezos’s partner ends up on the wrong magazine cover. Then he does. It’s enough to turn Amazon’s India headache into a throbbing migraine.
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UP Cabinet expansion was an exercise in tokenism. No time is inauspicious for public service

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Traders have blamed e-commerce sites like Amazon & Flipkart for poor Diwali sales

RSS-linked weekly Panchjanya labels Amazon as ‘East India Company 2.0’

In its latest edition which will hit the stands on 3 October, Panchjanya has criticised Amazon, alleging that it has paid crores of rupees in bribes for favourable government policies.
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Traders write to Piyush Goyal, say Modi govt must suspend Amazon for fresh bribery allegations

Traders’ body CAIT says news report about lawyers representing Amazon bribing govt officials is blow to PM Modi’s crackdown on corruption, allegations must be probed by CBI.
Employees at reception area at the Amazon Inc. campus in Hyderabad, India | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

‘Zero tolerance for corruption’, says Amazon on bribery charges in India

According to a report, Amazon has initiated an investigation against some of its legal representatives for allegedly bribing Indian govt officials.

Amazon, Microsoft line up to harness India’s Rs 1.76 lakh crore farm data trove

Modi govt is betting the private sector can help farmers boost yields with apps and tools built from information such as crop output, soil quality and land holdings.

SC stays proceedings in Delhi HC on Amazon plea against Future-Reliance merger deal

The top court also directed the National Company Law Tribunal, Competition Commission of India & SEBI not to pass any final order related to the merger deal for the next 4 weeks.
Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest | Commons

Amazon habitats are shrinking due to increasing forest fires & deforestation, study says

For the study, scientists use satellite data to find that up to 85 per cent of threatened species in the Amazon could have lost their habitat due to forest fires, since 2001.

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Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed is UAE’s new royal troubleshooter — and maybe next big boss

The brother of de-facto UAE ruler Mohammed Bin Zayed has emerged from obscurity to handle sensitive foreign-policy files and stewardship of an extensive business portfolio.
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Govt’s plan to tackle edible oil price rise: Push for domestic rice bran oil production

India is witnessing record-high inflation in edible oil prices. Food Secretary says country can produce up to 18-19 lakh tonnes of rice bran oil, up from current 11 LT.

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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | Representational image| Photo: ANI

India among few countries developing hypersonic missiles, US Congressional report says

According to the report, India collaborated with Russia to develop BrahMos II and is reportedly developing an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile.
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Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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