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Netflix’s ‘ALRawabi: School for Girls’ sparks row in Jordan for ‘uncomfortable & bold’ content

ALRawabi: School for Girls, a six-episode Jordanian series on Netflix, touches upon bullying, violence against women, including sexual violence and patriarchy in Arab society.
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Why Indians can’t get over Turkish series ‘Resurrection: Ertuğrul’, two years after it ended

Engin Altan Duzyatan, who plays Ertuğrul, told ThePrint in an interview that he is happy to have fans in India. He describes himself as a fan of Bollywood.

Tired of films & TV shows? Netflix plans to stream video games as early as next year

Video games give Netflix another way to lure new customers and also offer something none of its direct competitors currently provides.
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Netflix proves it’s essential, pandemic or not, even though Disney+ is growing in India

It is becoming evident that in streaming, Netflix is more of a stronghold than some might have thought and its market share won’t be so easily pilfered — not even by the Magic Kingdom.
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Delhi HC refuses interim protection to The Wire, 2 other portals from coercive action

The court adjourned the pleas of The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation challenging new IT Rules after Centre's plea to transfer them to the Supreme Court.

Netflix signs Spielberg. Rest of streaming industry can now play ‘Jaws’ music

Beyond the symbolism, though, the result of the partnership may be meaningful for Netflix users and investors concerned about the at-times subpar quality of its library.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg speaks during an Apple Inc. event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California | Bloomberg

‘Story matters, not screen size’ – Netflix signs multi-year deal for films from Steven Spielberg

Los Angeles: Steven Spielberg, the father of the modern movie blockbuster, signed a multi-year deal to provide films for Netflix Inc., promising a stream of new pictures for the online video leader. The multi-film agreement with Amblin Partners builds on an existing relationship, the parties said Monday in a statement. They’ve already teamed up on last year’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and the Leonard Bernstein biopic “Maestro,” which is in preproduction. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Netflix is the dominant paid streaming service, but it’s seeking more hits that can attract subscribers and help it stand out in a crowded market -- especially as media giants such as Walt Disney Co., AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia and Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal debut more of their biggest films online. In Amblin, Netflix gets access to a legendary filmmaker and a studio whose recent hits include the Oscar-winning “Green Book” and “1917.” The 74-year-old...
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Why young Indians deserve a new Mahabharat film

A fan-made trailer of a Mahabharat movie garnered over 20 million views on YouTube. It’s time India’s filmmakers take on the challenge – a 21st century ‘karm-yudh’.
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Your Netflix habit has a carbon footprint, but not a big one

Researchers found an hour of streaming emits the equivalent to 55 grams of carbon dioxide. About half the emissions come from the device itself, with older technology harming the most.

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UAE seeks $100 billion non-oil trade with India to deepen economic ties

The United Arab Emirates ​is looking to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance in the face of growing regional competition from Saudi Arabia.

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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