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Patanjali CEO Acharya Balakrishna (left) and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev (right)

Herbal drugs to rice & dal, ‘swadeshi’ Patanjali goes online to take on Amazon, Flipkart

The website will deliver a variety of products sold under the Patanjali brand. It will also offer free online telemedicine services in local languages.

Add to cart? How Amazon rigs its shopping algorithm

For the hundreds of thousands of companies that sell on Amazon’s platform, ‘winning the Buy Box’ is everything.
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Amazon & Flipkart sales find success in rural India as e-commerce moves beyond urban areas

India’s two major online players, Amazon & Flipkart, claim record activity during their high-stakes sales battle that concluded over the weekend.
A worker uses a forklift to remove a pallet of goods from a storage rack in an aisle at the Amazon Inc. fulfillment center in Bengaluru

Amazon, Flipkart hit by Modi govt’s refusal to extend deadline for new e-commerce rules

Amazon, Flipkart have amassed vast inventories and had sought a four- to six-month extension to help offload those products.
An Amazon.com packaging facility in Hyderabad | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt crackdown on Amazon, Flipkart to hurt online shoppers

The new rules could be a blow for Amazon & Flipkart, which are attempting to crack India’s consumer market & capture its growth potential.
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How shopping online is changing the real estate market in India

With more people using e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart, warehouses are fast replacing housing as the hot new property.
T-shirt on sale on the NaMo App | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

BJP finds a new way to ‘sell’ Modi — via shopping on NaMo App

BJP hopes NaMo App — with merchandise such as pens, notebooks etc embossed with 'NaMo Again' messages — will help bolster Modi's image ahead of 2019.

On Camera

There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.