Last week, a senior official of Modi’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party criticised The Post’s coverage of the country during a visit by Bezos to announce new investments in India, one of Amazon’s fastest-growing markets. The official, Vijay Chauthaiwale, urged Bezos to return to Washington and “impart some wisdom” to Post employees about the bright prospects for India that Bezos was touting in New Delhi. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and his girlfriend TV presenter Lauren Sanchez pose after arriving at a company event in Mumbai, India, Jan 16, 2020. He then referred to the antitrust investigation of Amazon and its chief rival that Indian regulators opened the day before Bezos arrived. Although both men later tempered their remarks, the double-barrelled assault on The Post and Amazon is reminiscent of President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked Bezos, The Post’s coverage of his administration and Amazon — often all in the same tweet.
January 21, 2020 05:48 UTC
While its food delivery service, Uber Eats, has grown quickly, it faces aggressive competition around the world, and the company has been forced to spend heavily on subsidies and promotional offers to gain new users. By selling Uber Eats in India to Zomato, Uber can cut losses while taking a stake in a startup that was valued at $3.55 billion this month. The two local food delivery leaders in India, Zomato and Swiggy, were already well established and together controlled about 80% of the food delivery market. For Zomato, buying the Uber Eats business in India will help it compete against Swiggy. It later added reviews and reservation features, and more recently, food delivery, which is now the core of its business.
January 21, 2020 05:37 UTC
File photo of a portion of the Bangladesh-India border fence Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneLocals spotted the bullet-ridden body of Hasan in the border area early TuesdayThe Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has reportedly gunned down a Bangladeshi citizen along Mominpara border in Panchagarh Sadar upazila. The deceased is Hasan Ali, 25, a resident of Khalpara of Sadar upazila. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 56 Battalion Commanding Officer (CO) Lt Col Md Mamunul Haq confirmed the matter on Tuesday morning. Locals spotted the bullet-ridden body of Hasan lying near the demarcation pillar number 752 of Bangladesh-India border area early Tuesday. BGB personnel headed to the spot upon receiving information.
January 21, 2020 05:37 UTC
The kingdom is offering initial price guidance of around 110 basis points (bps) over US Treasuries for the seven-year paper, 135 bps over the benchmark for the 12-year tranche, and 180 bps over for the 35-year. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered are joint global coordinators and lead managers, and BNP Paribas, HSBC, JPMorgan and NCB Capital have been hired as passive lead managers.
January 21, 2020 05:15 UTC
The incident took place in Dhanadhin Barua area at 2:15 am on Tuesday, according to ASP Md Kamruzzaman, acting company commander of RAB-1. He was implicated in 19 cases, including drug trafficking and rape, with Khilkhet police station, said RAB. “The traffickers opened fire on a RAB patrol team upon their arrival in Barua at night, leading to a retaliation from the elite forces. At one point, the assailants fled the area and a bullet-ridden man was found on the spot,” said officer Kamruzzaman. Four guns and a ‘huge quantity' of the methamphetamine-based yaba tablets were recovered from the spot, Kamruzzaman said.
January 21, 2020 04:52 UTC
The global unemployment rate has remained relatively stable over much of the past decade, according to the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO). That amounts to nearly half a billion people and represents a full 13% of the global labour force, the ILO pointed out. 'Extremely worrying'"For millions of working people, it is becoming increasingly difficult I think to build better lives through work," ILO chief Guy Ryder told reporters in Geneva. He warned that "persisting and substantial work-related inequalities and exclusion" were preventing many from finding decent work and thereby also creating better futures. And in 2019, more than 630 million people -- a fifth of the global working population -- lived in so-called working poverty, meaning they made less than $3.20 per day in purchasing power.
January 21, 2020 04:30 UTC
Photo: BigstockOne RAB official was also injured in the incidentA suspected drug trader has been killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Dhaka. The deceased is Anwar Hossain, 34, who was accused in 18 drug cases and a rape case, RAB 1 Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Kamruzzaman told Dhaka Tribune. One RAB official was also injured in the incident, he added. “Acting on a tip-off that a gang of drug traders are residing in the area, a RAB patrol team conducted a drive there,” said Kamruzzaman. The drug traders opened fire at the RAB team as soon as they reached the spot, forcing them to fire back and triggering a gunfight.
January 21, 2020 04:18 UTC
The clashes between hundreds of US-bound Central Americans and the Mexican National Guard underscores the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces to contain migration at the bidding of his US counterpart Donald Trump. A Reuters witness spoke to at least two mothers whose young children had gone missing amid the chaos, as the migrants on Mexican soil scattered in an attempt to avoid being detained by Mexican officials. The Reuters witness said several kilometres from the border Mexican immigration authorities had filled a bus and pickup trucks with detained migrants. The migrants appeared to grow impatient on the bridge over the Suchiate River that connects the two countries, after some were denied permission to cross by assembled Mexican migration officials. Mexican authorities had already received nearly 1,100 migrants in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, the ministry said on Sunday.
January 21, 2020 03:56 UTC
The rules left open the possibility that the Senate could not only decline to hear new evidence not uncovered in the House impeachment inquiry, but could also sidestep considering the House case against Trump altogether — although such a vote is considered unlikely. In making their case, the White House lawyers themselves embraced novel interpretations of the history of impeachment. The president’s lawyers used their brief to revive complaints about the House impeachment process, calling it “rigged.”On Monday, House Democrats sought to dismantle the president’s case. “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer is now asking for ‘fairness’, when he and the Democrat House members worked together to make sure I got ZERO fairness in the House,” Trump wrote on Twitter. A senior Republican leadership aide conceded Monday that McConnell had deviated from the 1999 rules, which admitted the House impeachment record into evidence at the start of the trial, in requiring a separate Senate vote to do so this time around.
January 21, 2020 03:45 UTC
The share of minerals, fossil fuels, metals and biomass feeding into the global economy that is reused declined in two years from an already paltry 9.1% to 8.6 today, the Circularity Gap Report 2020 found. The resources fuelling the world economy increased more than 8% in just two years from 93 billion tonnes in 2015 to 100.6 billion in 2017, the last year for which data is available. Global use of materials is projected to balloon to 170-184 billion tonnes by mid-century, the report said. Wealthy nations, the authors note, consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste. The report also noted that recycling rates are high in poorer countries, as waste can "provide a valuable source of revenue for informal workers."
January 21, 2020 03:11 UTC
I wake up several times throughout the night nauseated by stress and anxiety, bogged down by an infinite number of questions. Please, hold the door and wipe the snow off of your shoes when you enter a building. Risley has no railing, Rockefeller requires a step just to approach the basement elevator and the entrance of the Physical Sciences Building is hopeless. If I had trusted the X-Rays Cornell Health took, I would have never gotten surgery and would have likely been permanently handicapped. When my life became limited to a strict schedule of going to class and coming home immediately after, I lost the texture of my Cornell experience.
January 21, 2020 03:11 UTC
She has been charged by Norwegian Security Police with “participation in a terrorist organisation” for joining the Nusra Front and the Islamic State group. With the defeat of the Islamic State and the militants’ loss of territory in the Middle East, countries across Europe have had to grapple with the return of those associated with the group. Officials said that she was married to an Islamic State fighter named Bastian Vasquez, a Norwegian with a Chilean background. Later, the woman married another Islamic State fighter. “Norway is well equipped with legal framework to deal with returnees from the Islamic State,” said Magnus Ranstorp, an associate professor and head of terrorism research at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm.
January 21, 2020 03:00 UTC
Uh oh, it’s another The Cornell Daily Sun opinion piece with a dramatic title and 43 comments. In challenging us, hot takes help us better understand the community we inhabit. Though the opinion page must be a clearinghouse for diverse perspectives, a line has to be drawn somewhere; some content does not contribute productively to campus discourse. Embrace your reactions to the hot takes you disagree with, but also try to step back and appreciate the insight and the opportunity they offer. John Sullivan Baker is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
January 21, 2020 02:37 UTC
Daniel Radcliffe knows he's found the one in his girlfriend as he can do "super nerdy" stuff around her without judgement. The 'Harry Potter' star has been dating Erin Darke since 2012 and admits it is "fantastic" that he feels so comfortable around her. He told the new issue of Radio Times magazine: "I grew up doing lots of things where I thought, 'This is super nerdy. Meanwhile, Daniel previously revealed "endlessly Skyping" his girlfriend Erin is the secret to their successful long distance relationship. He said: "She's in California filming a series and I'm here doing a play, so we're Skyping endlessly.
January 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are in "bliss" with their newborn baby. The couple welcomed daughter Raddix Chloe Wildflower into the world on December 30 and they are completely taken by their little girl. We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix. So we won't be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Sincerely, Cameron & Benji (sic)"
January 21, 2020 02:15 UTC