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Delhi police withdraws order allowing e-commerce firms to restart services

The order was withdrawn hours after it was issued, stating that the revised guidelines will be released and all traffic, picket and beat staff would be briefed accordingly.
An Amazon.com packaging facility in Hyderabad | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Delhi, Gurugram police promise ‘seamless’ delivery from Amazon, Big Basket, Zomato, Flipkart

Online retailers offering essentials like groceries, food are exempt from Covid-19 lockdown, but there have been allegations of police intercepting delivery agents.

Modi’s Budget 2020 is less taxing for startups, salaried class. Not so for e-commerce giants

To boost the startup ecosystem, Budget 2020 proposes to ease the burden of taxation on the employees by deferring the tax payment on ESOPs of startups.

Indian protests & probe against Amazon: Right message to investors in a slowing economy?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is visiting India for the Smbhav summit, a gathering for small and medium businesses.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee

In era of Chetan Bhagat, Netflix & Twitter celebrity, the undiscovered author has lost

Small publishers find themselves in a tight corner — GST has hit where it hurts with increased production costs, Amazon is squeezing the average bookstore out of business and celebrity sells.
Traders have blamed e-commerce sites like Amazon & Flipkart for poor Diwali sales

Modi govt plans regulator to monitor online retailers, curb disputes

Proposal to set up regulatory authority comes after small traders complained about deep discounting by Amazon and Flipkart.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Telecom crisis, targeting e-commerce: Is Ease of Doing Business in Modi’s India a myth?

India’s telecom crisis has deepened with Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel having to cough up thousands of crores in dues to the government.

‘Screw it, we’ll do it’: This is how Flipkart decided to sell phones online

Flipkart’s mobile phones category went live in early 2010. The first order came in shortly.
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This is why Modi govt wants to punish Amazon, Flipkart for deep discount sales

The Diwali sales offered by e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart draw thousands of breathless customers every year.
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Pakistan may have escaped FATF blacklist again but it shouldn’t be seen as defeat for India

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On Camera

File photo | Dr Li Wenliang, who died of the novel coronavirus | Wikimedia Commons

China’s blunders in Wuhan should settle the debate about democracy and economic progress

The virus exploded from Wuhan to the world because the Chinese form of government abhors transparency. What they need is democracy — and India should learn this lesson.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.