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Amazon to close its online biz in China: Report
Posted on 23rd April 2019
Retail giant Amazon will withdraw its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China, effective from July 18, but will keep operating its other business sections, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books and cross-border operations.

Facing stiff competition from local online marketplace operators, including Alibaba, JD.com as well as the fast-growing Pinduoduo, Amazon's exit from e-commerce business would be the end of the company's 15 years of journey into the China market.

"We are notifying sellers that we will no longer operate a marketplace on Amazon.cn (the Chinese-language site) and we will no longer be providing seller services on Amazon.cn effective July 18," the company was quoted as saying by the Financial Times late on Monday.

Agency data suggested that Alibaba owns 58.2 per cent of China's e-commerce market in terms of sales, followed by JD.com's 16.3 per cent and Pinduoduo's 5.2 per cent, said a Sina report in July 2018, according to the ZDNet.

Meanwhile, Amazon shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from third-party merchants in the country, but they still will be able to order from the US, Britain, Germany and Japan via the retail giant's global store.

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Not 1 or 2, all 22 rifles fail to fire during gun salute to former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra
Posted on 22nd August 2019
While former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra mortal remains were being cremated with full state honour, 22 rifles carried by police personnel failed to fire a single shot on Wednesday.

Mishra's cremation took place at his ancestral village in Supaul district and it was attended by state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey, among others.


Kia Motors makes India debut, launches Seltos SUV starting of Rs 9.69 lakh
Posted on 22nd August 2019
Korean auto major Kia Motors on Thursday made its debut in India with the launch of an SUV, Seltos, at an introductory price of Rs 9.69 lakh.

Seltos, a mid-sized SUV, is manufactured at the carmaker's Ananthpur plant in Andhra Pradesh. The model comes in both petrol and diesel variants.


Something grave happening in J&K that the government is trying to hide: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Posted on 22nd August 2019
Nine opposition parties on Thursday participated in a protest organised by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, demanding the immediate release of political leaders detained in Kashmir.

“We must recognise that this is no democracy. If we fail to understand this, then we are living in a fool’s paradise,” former Chief Minister of J&K and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said.


Govt using CBI, ED as 'revenge-seeking' units: Cong on Chidambaram's arrest
Posted on 22nd August 2019
The Congress on Thursday came down heavily on the BJP government over the arrest of P Chidambaram, accusing it of using the CBI and the ED as "personal revenge-seeking departments".

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister Chidambaram was arrested last night amid high drama by the CBI and he spent the night at a agency guest house.


Akshay Kumar 4th on Forbes highest-paid actors list, Dwayne Johnson on top
Posted on 22nd August 2019
National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has made it to the fourth position on the Forbes magazine's Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 list.

According to the list on forbes.com Akshay has raked in $65 million.

Hollywood star Dwayne 'Rock' Johnson tops the Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid actors, collecting $89.4 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.


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