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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.

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".
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Amazon, Flipkart not doing India a favour by investing billions of dollars: Piyush Goyal

At a time when Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is visiting India, Commerce and Industry Minister warns e-commerce giants not to find loopholes in the law.

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.
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Trade regulator CCI orders inquiry into Amazon, Flipkart for alleged malpractice

The Commission noted that the exclusive arrangements between smartphone/mobile phone brands and e-commerce platform selling exclusively on either platforms merited an inquiry.
Traders and local shop keepers protests against e-commerce giants-Amazon and Flipkart | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Amazon and Flipkart face growing anger of 7 crore Indian shopkeepers

India’s shopkeepers are mobilizing against Amazon & Flipkart, alleging they are engaged in predatory pricing in violation of rules meant to protect local businesses.
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Why Modi govt wants to punish Amazon, Flipkart for deep discount sales

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Fundraisers who helped Harvard, Stanford could now work for IIT-Delhi endowment fund

The IIT-Delhi endowment fund has an initial commitment of Rs 250 crore from its alumni and nearly 20 corporate leaders who were part of the institute.
Traders have blamed e-commerce sites like Amazon & Flipkart for poor Diwali sales

Regulating Amazon, Flipkart is a shock Indian economy can’t afford now

Traders have blamed the likes of Amazon & Flipkart for poor Diwali sales and want govt to regulate them. But e-commerce is only a small part of retail business.

‘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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Salon workers don face shields to serve a customer in the 'Unlock 1' phase of the Covid-19 lockdown | Photo: ANI

India can build the boat as it sails rough Covid crisis waters, but should know where to go

The govt needs to prepare in detail for all eventualities, and not seek refuge in ‘uncertainty’. It should trust and seek active public support.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Defence

Ladakh shows Modi is risking relations with China by getting too close to Trump

India-China border tensions must be seen in the backdrop of Beijing’s deteriorating international relations during the coronavirus outbreak, experts say.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.