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Amazon Slapped With Legal Notice By Puri Lawyers Over 'Online Sale Of Nirmalya'

Puri: A Puri-based lawyers’ association has reportedly sent a legal notice to e-commerce giant Amazon over alleged unauthorised sale of “Nirmalya Mahaprasad” of Lord Jagannath through online. The CEO of Amazon India has been given 20 days time to reply on the matter. The lawyers have threatened to approach the court and file a petition […]

Nirmala Sitharaman
Banks Acting As Villains For Traders: CAIT To Union Fin Min

New Delhi: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to prevent banks from entering into an “unholy nexus” with e-commerce companies which is damaging “small businesses”. In a communication sent to Sitharaman, it expressed serious concern over granting of 10 per cent cash back or discount by […]

Amazon Adds Hindi Support For Alexa On Fire TV

New Delhi: Amazon on Thursday announced that it is now adding Hindi as new language support for Alexa on Fire TV. The experience includes Hindi interactions for Alexa on Fire TV, local knowledge, information, hundreds of skills and more in Hindi. Customers who choose Hindi as their device language will also see Fire TV rows […]

Lava Launches Flip Feature Phone At Rs 1,640, Know Details
Lava Launches Flip Feature Phone At Rs 1,640, Know Details

New Delhi: Domestic smartphone brand Lava on Monday launched a feature phone ‘Lava Flip’ with an iconic flip design for just Rs 1,640. The feature phone is available in two colours — red and blue — across outlets and will soon be available on Flipkart and Amazon. “This modern-day feature phone not only looks spectacular […]

Amazon-RIL Clash: Amazon Flexes Muscles, Reliance Holds Deep War Chest
Amazon-RIL Clash: Amazon Flexes Muscles, Reliance Holds Deep War Chest

New Delhi: The face-off between Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Jeff Bezos-run behemoth Amazon over the retail assets of Future Group in India has once again exposed the ambition of the so-called “gatekeeper for e-commerce” to keep the reins of a growing retail market in the country in its hands. The legal battle […]

Sensex Sinks 540 Pts As Amazon-RIL Clash Spooks Investors
Sensex Sinks 540 Pts As Amazon-RIL Clash Spooks Investors

Mumbai: Equity indices spiralled lower on Monday following heavy losses in Reliance Industries after Amazon won an interim arbitration award to stall the Mukesh Ambani-led firm’s acquisition of Future Group’s retail assets. A sharp fall in the rupee and a negative trend in global markets further unnerved investors, traders said. After tanking 737 points during […]

Deal With RIL In Line With Indian Laws, Not Party To Agreement With Amazon: Future

Mumbai: After a Singapore arbitration court ordered a temporary stay on Reliance Retail’s acquisition of the debt laden Future Group’s retail business, the latter has said that the deal with Reliance Retail is in consonance with Indian laws. It further said that it is not a party to the agreement under which Amazon has invoked […]

Future-Reliance Deal Put On Hold, Amazon Wins Interim Relief
Future-Reliance Deal Put On Hold, Amazon Wins Interim Relief

New Delhi: Amazon.com Inc on Sunday won an interim award against its partner Future Group selling retail business to Reliance Industries Ltd for Rs 24,713 crore after a Singapore-based single judge arbitration panel put the deal on hold. Amazon, which had agreed to purchase 49 per cent of one of Future’s unlisted firms last year […]

Centre Issues Notice To Amazon, Flipkart For Non-Declaration Of 'Country of Origin'
Centre Issues Notice To Amazon, Flipkart For Non-Declaration Of 'Country of Origin'

New Delhi: The Centre has issued notices to e-commerce majors Amazon and Flipkart for non-declaration of mandatory disclosure, including the ‘Country of Origin’ on specific products. In its notices to both the companies, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs said that on examining the concerned advertisements, it was found that the mandatory declarations were not mentioned […]

Amazon Introduces 'Live TV' Feature For Fire TV Devices In India

New Delhi: Amazon on Thursday introduced ‘Live TV’ feature for Fire TV devices in India, making it easier for customers to discover live channels from their favourite content providers. The new feature introduces a ‘Live’ tab on the navigation pane and an ‘On Now’ row on the Fire TV home screen, making it easier to […]

Digital India
Indian Consumers Preferred Amazon, JioMart, Paytm, Byju's In Covid-19: BofA Survey On Digital India

New York: A 16-page survey by Bank of America (BofA) identifies Amazon, Jio, Paytm and Byju’s as the stars that Indian consumers prefer in these times of Covid-19. Seventy-one per cent of users preferred Amazon over rival Flipkart which stood at 22 per cent. Only 5 per cent of those surveyed preferred to go basis […]

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachachan Debuts As Alexa’s First Indian Celebrity Voice

Mumbai: Amazon has partnered with Megastar Amitabh Bachchan to power the company’s digital assistant, Alexa, as its first celebrity voice experience for its users in India. “Amitabh Bachchan will partner with Amazon to deliver a unique voice experience. To get a flavour, just say ‘Alexa, Say Hello to Mr Amitabh Bachchan’ on any Alexa-enabled device,” […]

Amazon Pharmacy
Amazon India Forays Into Pharmacy, Chemist Body Raises Alarm

Bengaluru: E-Marketing giant Amazon has introduced online pharmacy services in India that would allow consumers order both prescription-based and over-the-counter medicines. The service will be beta tested in Bengaluru on a pilot basis and then will reportedly move towards other cities. The move came after the drug business especially online drug business saw a major […]

Jeff Bezos Sells Over $3.1bn In Amazon Shares

San Francisco: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has sold over $3.1 billion worth of the company’s shares this week, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following tax deductions, the world’s richest man will take home an estimated $2.4 billion, Forbes reported on Wednesday. While the reason behind the […]

Google Extends ‘Work From Home’ Order Till Mid-2021

San Francisco: With the Covid-19 pandemic hardly showing any sign of slowing down, Google on Monday said it would allow employees to work from home till the middle of next year if their roles permit. “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June […]

Amazon Prime Video App Now Available On Jio Set-Top Box

New Delhi: Amazon on Friday announced its collaboration with Jio to provide JioFiber subscribers access to content on Amazon Prime Video app over its set-top box. JioFiber customers can now access the Amazon Prime Video app on their TV and enjoy Amazon’s latest and exclusive Hollywood, Bollywood and Indian regional movies, top TV shows, stand-up […]

Amazon sellers can now register, manage online business in Hindi

Bengaluru: E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced that its sellers will now be able to register on Amazon.in marketplace and manage their online business in Hindi. This will include everything from registering as an Amazon seller for the first time to managing orders, inventory management and accessing performance metrics, all of it in the language […]

Amazon Food Launched In India, Set To Give Tough Competition To Zomato, Swiggy

New Delhi: In a strong signal to leading players Zomato and Swiggy who have been severely hit by Covid-19, e-commerce giant Amazon with deep pockets on Thursday announced it has entered the vast online food delivery market in India, with introducing Amazon Food at select pin codes in Bengaluru. Amazon Food is currently allowing customers […]

Amazon Business Launches COVID-19 Supplies Store In India

Bengaluru: Amazon Business on Monday introduced its “COVID-19 Supplies Store” to provide easy access for businesses to buy COVID related supplies on the e-commerce platform in the country. The initiative is designed to help institutional buyers like nursing homes, hospitals, healthcare NGOs, government agencies and other businesses purchase COVID-19 related items in bulk with GST […]

COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0: E-Commerce Players Welcome Relaxations In Operations

New Delhi: E-commerce players have hailed the government’s relaxations regarding sale of non-essential products starting May 4. Although the government has allowed the sale of only essential products on the red zone through e-commerce platforms, non-essential products are likely to be allowed in green and orange zones, starting May 4, subject to specific approval from […]

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena
COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha Allows E-Commerce Platforms To Resume Operations

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday said e-commerce and online platforms can resume operations in the second phase of the COVID-19 lockdown beginning from April 15. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said that home delivery of all kinds of products and courier services by platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Blue Dart, DTDC and BigBasket will […]

2 Amazon workers infected with COVID-19, Twitter restricts travel

San Francisco: Amazon has confirmed that two of its employees have been infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy. Amazon spokesperson Drew Herdener said that the company was “supporting the affected employees, who were in Milan and are now in quarantine”, a New York Times report said on Sunday, which confirmed the two cases. […]

Jeff Bezos's Girlfriend Shared Intimate Chats To Brother Who Leaked It

Washington: In a further twist to Jeff Bezos’ phone saga, a new report has claimed that his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, shared compromising texts about her affair with Bezos to her brother, Michael Sanchez. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Michael reportedly sold those photos to the National Enquirer, which then published a […]

Kabir Khan's 'The Forgotten Army' Makes Guinness World Record

Mumbai: Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s debut web series “The Forgotten Army” has created Guinness World Record for being the biggest team of musicians to perform live ever. The team of Amazon Prime Video’s “The Forgotten Army” paid tribute to the unsung heroes of the ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ at a musical event on Friday night at a […]

I Fall In Love With India Every Time I Return Here: Jeff Bezos

New Delhi: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday posted a note on the company’s e-commerce website Amazon India, saying “he falls in love with India every time he returns here”, a day after Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him during a public event. “I fall in love with India every time […]