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After India's Amazon snub, Modi's party slams Bezos-owned Washington Post

17 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party on Friday slammed editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, even as his e-commerce firm Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025. | Video

Indian court rejects plea for relief on $13 billion telco levy; Vodafone tumbles

17 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Shares of Vodafone Idea fell as much as 40% on Friday, losing $975 million in market value, after India's top court rejected mobile carriers' petitions for a review of its order to pay billions of dollars in levies to the government.

During Bezos visit, India minister says Amazon's $1 billion investment is no big favour

16 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Amazon hasn't done India any big favours by announcing a new $1 billion investment, its trade minister said on Thursday, laying bare tensions with the U.S. online retail giant during a visit to the country by its CEO Jeff Bezos.

Under fire in India, Amazon offers small business owners $1 billion olive branch

15 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $1 billion (767.99 million pounds) to bring small businesses online in India, reaching out to some of his fiercest critics in a goodwill visit that saw him donning traditional Indian attire and fly a kite with children. | Video

Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip

11 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organise protests against Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials.

India's top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

10 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR India's Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region's autonomy in August.

Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university

06 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI New Delhi police are investigating how masked men burst into a leading university and attacked student protesters with sticks and rods, an officer said on Monday, the latest incident to ignite criticism of India's ruling Hindu nationalists. | Video

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