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Self regulation code by Netflix, Disney+Hotstar & Amazon Prime runs into troubles with govt

15 OCCPs came together last month to sign a Universal Self-Regulation Code. The code revolved around the 'ombudsman model' and setting up a grievance redressal mechanism.
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A Suitable Boy is my response to India’s disappearing pluralism, Mira Nair says

BBC's six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel 'A Suitable Boy', directed by Mira Nair, has been released on Netflix.
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Delhi HC tells Centre and filmmakers to sort out issues over movie ‘Gunjan Saxena’

The Delhi High Court also refused to pass any interim order to restrain the release of movie in theatres.
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Don’t look at Netflix’s Bad Boy Billionaires for closure. Love-hate relationship will go on

Indians' worshipped their bad boy billionaires Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Subrata Roy, until their ultra-rich idols ran into legal hurdles.
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Facebook hits back at Netflix over portrayal in The Social Dilemma

In a seven-point rebuttal, Facebook noted that the film’s creators did not include insights from current employees or any experts that take a different view to the narrative.
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Google is looking for an app store fix after Fortnite game row over high fees

Epic Games recently pulled its popular Fortnite game from Google, Apple app stores to protest against 'high fees'. Google now updating software to make it easier for consumers to use other app stores.
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Netflix has ‘Three-Body Problem’ after Republican senators object to Chinese novel adaptation

Senators objected to the Netflix project, citing novel's author Liu Cixin's comments on Uyghur Muslims. Netflix says Liu isn't the creator of the show & intends to go ahead with it.

Impermissible, says Netflix on Mehul Choksi’s plea seeking preview of Bad Boy Billionaires

Refuting Choksi's claims of fundamental right to trial being affected by the documentary, Netflix said pre-publication censorship is not permissible.
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Succession, Watchmen bag top Emmys for HBO, Netflix disappointed again after most nominations

Netflix won in 21 categories, the second most after HBO's 30, but missed out on the Emmy Awards for best drama, comedy or limited series once again.
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Netflix names Indian American Bela Bajaria new head of its global TV division

Netflix's latest appointment gives Bela Bajaria, who joined the company in 2016, oversight over all scripted and unscripted shows at the world’s largest TV network.

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If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
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China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

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China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.