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Raj Kundra: Indian millionaire embroiled in porn scandal

BBC
These clips – allegedly shot in rented bungalows – were then uploaded to mobile phone apps for some 400,000 subscribers who paid 200-400 rupees (about $2.70-$5.40; £1.95-£3.90) a month. And Mr Kundra, according to the police, was the owner of a company involved in featuring the porn clips on these......

These Restaurateurs Want Everyone in America Eating Indian Food

New York Times
Ten years ago, Roni Mazumdar cautiously added a Bengali dish from his childhood — a beet, carrot, potato and pea cutlet called vegetable chop — to the menu of his restaurant, Masalawala, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. “No one would buy it,” Mr. Mazumdar said. “I remember the batches that......

Indian shares fall at open on underwhelming HDFC Bank profit

Reuters
A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo BENGALURU, July 19 (Reuters) – Indian shares fell at the open on Monday, dragged by HDFC Bank as it missed quarterly profit expectations, with sentiment further dented......

How Did Allison Highwolf Die? Distrust Fuels a Mystery in Indian Country.

New York Times
Efforts to pursue a wrongful-death lawsuit against the motel fizzled, Ms. New Holy said. Private investigators cost more than the family could afford. Lingering Questions By 2019, four years after Ms. Highwolf’s death, another sister, Kim Red Cherries, used Facebook to contact the Sovereign Bodies Institute, a nonprofit in California......

Indian actor Dilip Kumar, who embodied melancholy on screen, dies at 98

Reuters
MUMBAI, July 7 (Reuters) – Dilip Kumar, one of India’s most respected actors and known for his roles as a tragic hero in Bollywood films, died on Wednesday morning, his family said. Kumar was 98 and ailing for some time. Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan in 1922 in Peshawar, now in......

Dilip Kumar, Indian Film Star Who Brought Realism to Bollywood, Dies at 98

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Mr. Kumar’s love life also made news; he had relationships with the actresses Kamini Kaushal, Madhubala (they made the 1960 blockbuster “Mughal-e-Azam,” about thwarted lovers, long after they broke up) and Saira Banu, whom he married in 1966......

Indian police investigate whether scammers gave thousands of shots of salt water instead of vaccine.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As India intensifies its vaccination effort amid fears of another wave of the coronavirus, officials are investigating allegations that perhaps thousands of people were injected with fake vaccines in the financial capital, Mumbai. The police have arrested 14......

EXCLUSIVE Amazon, Tata say Indian govt e-commerce rules will hit businesses -sources

Reuters
NEW DELHI, July 3 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and India’s Tata Group warned government officials on Saturday that plans for tougher rules for online retailers would have a major impact on their business models, four sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. At a meeting organised by the consumer......

Indian superstar Aamir Khan and producer wife Kiran Rao to divorce

Reuters
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao pose during a photo opportunity at the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo MUMBAI, July 3 (Reuters) – Indian superstar Aamir......

Indian village prays to ‘goddess corona’ to rid them of the virus

Reuters
Indian villagers have erected a shrine to “goddess corona” and are offering her prayers in the hope that divine intervention can banish the deadly virus. Devotees in Shuklapur village, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, have been offering prayers, holy water, and flowers at the bright yellow shrine where......

Indian court deals blow to Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart in antitrust case

Reuters
An Indian court dismissed pleas on Friday by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Walmart’s (WMT.N) Flipkart to quash an antitrust investigation into the business practices of the U.S. firms, dealing them a blow in their key growth market. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced its investigation in January 2020 after......

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