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Mumbai’s hospital horror story in Mirror & Mint on kirana stores — the ‘unlikely darlings’

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.
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Facebook-Jio partnership will intensify India’s e-commerce war with Amazon, Flipkart

Facebook’s biggest investment since its takeover of WhatsApp could empower new combatant in e-commerce war raging between Amazon & Walmart’s Flipkart.

Jio-Facebook deal: Boosts India as FDI destination or threatens to be e-commerce monopoly?

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has bought a 9.99 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Platforms for Rs 43,574 crore.

E-commerce curbs and China FDI rules: Is Covid-19 making India more protectionist?

The Centre revoked permission to e-commerce firms to sell & deliver non-essential items from Monday. It has also issued new FDI rules to cut the risk of "opportunistic takeovers".

Amazon is hiring 75,000 more employees to keep up with coronavirus-induced consumer demand

In March, Amazon announced 100,000 new jobs and a global investment of over $350 million globally to increase pay for its employees.
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Amazon bans sale of Hitler’s Mein Kampf after years of campaign by Jewish groups

Amazon reportedly informed all booksellers that they will not be allowed to sell any 'Nazi-authored' books as it breaks the company's code of conduct.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos greets during the Amazon SMBhav summit, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. | ANI

Modi and MBS, the two wrong foreign leaders Jeff Bezos befriended

Bezos made overly optimistic bets on global leaders whose dispositions turned out to be less open and more autocratic than Silicon Valley originally thought.
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Access, not technology was the key to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ hack

The Jeff Bezos hack reveals non-technological aspects of 21st century hacking and what it takes to uncover secrets of the world's richest man.
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Facebook says hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone highlights security loopholes in smartphones

Facebook Inc. Vice-President Nicola Mendelsohn said in Davos that the company would take any allegations that its service was used in a hack very seriously and would look into it.
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Modi govt’s slap to Amazon and Jeff Bezos should worry foreign investors

India has turned inward. The era of openness & trade that raised hundreds of millions out of poverty and kept growth high seems to have ended.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.