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Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tests positive

The actor, 77, and his son were taken to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital.
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Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital. His son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, whose Amazon Original series “Breathe: Into the Shadows” bowed on Prime on Friday, has also tested positive. “I have tested CoviD […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Mumbai, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Nanavati, COVID-19

Foxconn to Invest $1 Billion in India Amid Strong Push From Apple

Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest $1 billion in India to expand a factory that assembles iPhones, reports Reuters. One source told Reuters that Apple has been pushing Foxconn and other suppliers to move production outside of China. The move will ultimately help the company in diversifying its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing amidst the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. Foxconn's investment is being made in the Sriperumbudur...
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Top 10 stories of the week: July 6th to July 12th 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 12th July 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: , for their support. Week after ‘Chinese’ app ban, Indian govt launches ‘Atmanirbhar’ app innovation challenge Within a week of banning 59 ‘Chinese’ apps, the Indian government on July 4 launched an ‘app innovation challenge’, involving cash rewards and other incentives, to promote existing Indian apps, and help in the development of new apps. Read it here Fac...
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'Tokri,' a gorgeous stop-motion short 8 years in the making

Tokri (The Basket) is a beautifully crafted 15-minute claymation short that took India-based Studio Eeksaurus eight years to complete. Give it a watch, you'll see that it was worth the effort. It certainly has earned every single one of the numerous awards it's won. The story was inspired by a real-life encounter Eeksaurus' Suresh Eriyat had: Traversing the crowded streets of Mumbai in his car, animator Suresh Eriyat was approached by a young girl selling baskets. Eriyat shooed her away—it is as...
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Watch: Stop-Motion Animated Short Film 'The Basket' Set in Mumbai

Empathy always makes a difference. This superb stop-motion animated short film Tokri, aka The Basket, comes from an animation studio in India. The film is about a young girl who decides to make baskets and sell them on the street in Mumbai in hopes of making money so she can repair her father's broken pocket watch. Featuring a music selection of Bollywood songs. Animation filmmaker Suresh Eriyat was inspired after he had an encounter with a basket seller and shooed her away, only to think la...
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Pandemic taught hotel industry to live with zero revenues and with fixed costs turning variable: Puneet Chhatwal

The last time when we interacted, things were looking down. There was virtually no business for the hospitality/hotel sector. Are things looking up now? Or is this just a start and there is a long road of recovery ahead for Indian Hotels?It is a start and we are very happy that the start has happened in some of the key sources of revenue or business for us. The start happened in Mumbai yesterday, in Bangalore a month ago and hopefully a few other key metros will follow next .
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Survey of India floats tenders to procure 260 drones to ‘digitally map’ 6 lakh villages

You are reading it here first: The Survey of India has floated two tenders to procure 260 professional grade drones for a four-year central government project to digitally map all Indian villages. The centre chose the Survey of India to carry out this project under the Svamitva scheme, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April. It received regulatory approvals from the civil aviation regulator last month. The government’s claim about the Svamitva scheme is that “digitally mapping” villa...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Narendra Modi, Drones, Mumbai, Amritsar, Uttarakhand, DGCA, Department of Science Technology, Digital Mapping, Survey of India, Svamitva Scheme, Haryana Karnataka Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh, MSME NSIC National Small Industries Corporation

Delhi HC vacates gag orders on women and publications around sexual harassment allegations against Mahesh Murthy

The Delhi High Court on Monday its 2017 gag orders restraining the publication of allegations of sexual harassment against Mumbai-based venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy by multiple women. The judgment was passed by a single bench of Justice Jayant Nath, in a defamation suit filed by Murthy against 18 defendants. Murthy had sought damages amounting to Rs 2.5 crore. (See the interim injunction orders and ). The injuncted materials include articles, posts, and journalistic reports containing a...
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Prohibit drone use by law enforcement agencies and integration of drones with facial recognition tech: IFF

Law enforcement agencies should not be allowed to use drones for surveillance, digital rights group Internet Freedom Foundation said in its recommendations to the draft drone rules. It also recommended prohibiting the integration of facial recognition technology with drones for surveillance purposes. The Ministry of Civil Aviation had released draft drone rules last month and has invited comments to it until July 10. The rules are an effort to form dedicated regulation around drone usage, as the...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Surveillance, Drones, Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Delhi Police, Telangana, IFF, DGCA, Drone Rules, Internet Freedom Foundation, Ministry of Civil Aviation

Technical Government jobs Recruitment in MMRCL 2020

Technical Job Government Job Vacancy Recruitment in MMRCL 2020  Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) intends to appoint qualified and experienced professionals for the following 110 Technical Government Job Vacancy posts on a Permanent basis for its recruitment 2020 through the invitation of the online application on prescribed format in Mumbai Metro Rail. SarkariNaukriBlog dot com ( = || []).push({}); MMRCL Executive Job Recruitment 2020... Please Click...
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Mumbai opens new hospitals as India virus deaths top 20,000

India's financial capital Mumbai opened four new coronavirus field hospitals on Tuesday -- including one at a horseracing track -- as the nationwide death toll jumped past 20,000. Hospitals in densely populated cities such as Mumbai and Delhi are struggling to cope with the epidemic, and the country now has around 720,000 infections -- the world's third-highest. The Mumbai region, which accounts for about a quarter of India's 20,100 deaths, has suffered a new surge in infections, forcing auth...
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80-plus Irani brothers with a zest for life die of Covid-19 in Mumbai

Everyone who has known of the Ferzandi brothers — Darius, 85 and Plumarz, 81 succumbing to the deadly coronavirus within weeks of each other last month, have been aching with memories of the two bespectacled old Parsi men. Darius was a fixture at the glass gallah of his quaint little Byculla Restaurant & Bakery taking the loban around his cafe every evening, and Plumarz who knew almost every patron of his Byculla Pharmacy & Stores by name ever since they took over the reins of their father’s bus...
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Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharma to buy insurance company Raheja QBE

Paytm parent company One97 Communications and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma will acquire Mumbai-based Raheja QBE General Insurance Company. The current owner Prism Johnson disclosed the purchase in a BSE filing on Monday. This was reported by Business Standard. Raheja QBE is a joint venture between cement-maker Prism Johnson and Australian insurance group QBE. For a total consideration of almost Rs 290 crore, Prism Johnson will divest: Its own 51% stake in the company to QORQL Pvt. Ltd., a company i...
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India surges to 3rd-highest in cases as virus slams US hospitals

India on Monday became the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world, as officials warned hospitals in the United States were in danger of being overwhelmed by a surge in infections. Despite signs of progress in parts of Europe -- where the Louvre in Paris will reopen on Monday -- total global infections are fast approaching 11.5 million, with more than 533,000 deaths. India's major cities including New Delhi and Mumbai are the hardest-hit, and critics say too few tests are being conduct...
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One of India's richest minority groups enjoys some of Mumbai's best rents. Here's why

"Imagine a world within a world." That is how Hormuz Bana describes the centuries-old community where he lives in Mumbai -- and which is in danger of vanishing.
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One of India’s richest minority groups enjoys some of Mumbai’s best rents.

“Imagine a world within a world.” That is how Hormuz Bana describes the centuries-old community where he lives in Mumbai — and which is in danger of vanishing. Article by Rhea Mogul | CNN Located below the Eastern Express Highway, this storied enclave is everything that most of Mumbai is not: idyllic, languid, and devoid of the city’s signature traffic. “Living here has given me a sense of belonging,” says the 30-year-old marketing executive. Bana lives in Dadar Parsi Colony, one of...
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One of India's richest minority groups enjoys some of Mumbai's best rents. Here's why

Dadar Parsi Colony is one of 25 colonies in Mumbai that officials designed solely for Parsis, an ethnoreligious group of Persian descendants in India who follow the Zoroastrian religion.
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This Mumbai Architect’s Home is a Celebration of Indian Design & Craft Forms

This 3 bedroom Mumbai apartment has been renovated by architect Sahiba Madan of Insitu / Kalakaari Haath for a young working couple (the designer herself and her husband). Originally bought as additional space for the couple’s parents who lived on a lower floor, the apartment has remained untouched for over 7 years. The house is [...]
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Teaching Faculty Recruitment in TISS 2020

Recruitment for Teaching Faculty in TISS 2020 Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) invites online application on prescribed format for the recruitment of following Teaching Faculty Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professors from interested scholars in Social Sciences and allied disciplines in TISS Schools across the four... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
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Saroj Khan, renowned Bollywood choreographer, dies aged 71

Khan choreographed more than 2,000 songs during a 40-year careerSaroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, has died in a Mumbai hospital, her family has announced. She was 71.The three-time National Award winner was hospitalised last Saturday after she complained of breathlessness. She tested negative for Covid-19, the Press Trust of India news agency said, and died early on Friday. Continue reading...
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Saroj Khan, Bollywood’s Most Famous Choreographer, Dead at 71

Saroj Khan, an iconic Bollywood choreographer whose dance proteges include actresses Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, died of a cardiac arrest on Friday, after being admitted to a Mumbai hospital in June with breathing difficulties. She was 71. Born Nirmala Nagpal, Khan debuted as an assistant choreographer in 1960 with “Kalpana,” and honed her craft on […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Obituaries, Mumbai, Bollywood, Kalpana, Saroj Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Choreographer, Saroj Khan Bollywood, Nirmala Nagpal Khan

India’s draft drone rules: Drone industry body recommends deregulating drone components, and easing restrictions on nano drones

You are reading it here first: Components used for manufacturing drones should not be regulated under the proposed drone rules as it can be “detrimental to the progress of the drone industry”, industry body Drone Federation of India said in its . The Ministry of Civil Aviation had released draft drone rules last month and has invited comments to it until July 3. The rules are an effort to form dedicated regulation around drone usage, as they are currently regulated as part of Civil Aviation Req...
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TikTok denies initiating legal action against govt’s app-ban decision

Short video app TikTok, which was recently banned in India, along with 58 other Chinese apps, has denied pursuing legal action against the Indian government’s directive. “There have been statements in the press concerning the possibility that TikTok might pursue legal action regarding the directive by the Government of India. We have no plans to pursue such action. We are committed to working with the government to address its concerns. We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government o...
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Contract Job Vacancy in CEPI MHA 2020

Contract Job Vacancy in CEPI MHA 2020 The Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property for India (CEPI) under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) invites applications to fill up the following Government Jobs vacancy posts in the head office of CEPI at Delhi and its 3 Branch Offices at Mumbai, Kolkata and Lucknow on a contractual basis. Sarkari Naukri Blog MHA CEPI Contract Job Recruitment 2020... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
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Looking for My Ancient Religion in Uzbekistan

Still, I was in search of something more, something concrete, something material Article by Meher Mirza | Catapult.Co Last October, I walked on the trail of emperors. Like most ogle-eyed tourists, I ping-ponged my way through different cities in Uzbekistan: Samarkand, Bokhara, Khiva, Nukus, Urgench, Margilon, Tashkent, Termez, Andijan, and Kokhand. Unlike most tourists, though, I was here to quench my curiosity for a long-vanquished empire—Uzbekistan is amongst the richest source of Zoroastrian ...
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Haringey Lib Dems lead calls for First Indian MP to be commemorated in Muswell Hill

Haringey should honour Sir Dadabhai Naoroji MP, generally considered to be the first Indian and non-white person elected to the House of Commons, according to opposition Lib Dem councillors. Article in the London Post Naoroji was born in Gujarat and educated in Mumbai. In 1892, he was elected as Liberal MP for the Central Finsbury constituency (which included Muswell Hill) despite a public prediction from the then Conservative Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury, that he doubted “a British constitue...
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Happy Birthday, pd29june!

Lemme tell you a story. The kinds that is only possible on the Internet.  The year is 2003 (I thought it was 2001 but thanks to my obsession with not deleting anything ever, I discovered it was 2003). The age od chain emails and Orkut and coming of age, of people my age. The time is Diwali when everyone in India is in this cheerful and all that. And I am being the way I am - frivolous, enthusiastic, and trying hard at being funny. Some friend sends an email to some 100 people and I reply to...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran records highest daily death toll; nearly 20,000 new cases in India

Mumbai extends lockdown as India records 19,459 new cases for second day running; China’s military approves vaccine for use on its soldiers; Ireland reopens pubs, gyms and hairdressers; global deaths exceed 500,000Global report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 2.04pm BST Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has ordered his government to prepare...
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