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India is home to half of the world's 20 most polluted cities: WHO

India is home to half of the world's 20 most polluted cities: WHO New Delhi is no longer the world’s most polluted city, but India continues to afflicted by air pollution, being home to four of the 10 cities with the worst air pollution levels, according to new data from the World Health Organisation.Overall, 10 Indian cities figured in the list of world’s 20 most polluted cities.

Netflix announces its first original series in India

In a major step towards expanding its presence in India, Netflix has announced its first original series in the country.The forthcoming bi-lingual series will be a noir delving into Mumbai's underbelly, and shot in India in both Hindi and English.

Amazon removes doormats with Hindu gods after Twitter outcry in India

The controversy soon escalated into a Twitter campaign asking Indians to boycott the e-commerce platform and its app.Numerous angry users began tweeting against the e-commerce platform for selling doormats with images of Hindu gods, Jesus Christ and verses from the Quran.

Hackers steal frequent-flyer miles worth Rs 1.6 million from Air India

Your frequent-flyer miles may be more valuable than you think.Unidentified hackers broke into at least 20 accounts in Air India's frequent-flyer programme and redeemed miles worth Rs 1.

Xiaomi launches a smart folding bicycle for China's busy city roads

Chinese company Xiaomi is launching an electric-powered folding bicycle for the country's congested city roads.Priced at $455 (2,999 yuan), it is only available in China, with no word about its launch in other countries.

Bollywood film Rustom's trailer revisits a famous murder case in 1950s Mumbai

Bollywood film Rustom's trailer revisits a famous murder case in 1950s Mumbai The forthcoming Bollywood film Rustom revisits the infamous KM Nanavati murder case of 1959, in which an Indian naval commander went on trial for killing his wife's paramour in Mumbai.Akshay Kumar plays a naval officer Rustom Pavri who is being tried for the murder of his wife's alleged lover after he discovers their affair.

Pakistan government bars social media star Qandeel Baloch's family from pardoning her brother

Pakistan government bars social media star Qandeel Baloch's family from pardoning her brother In an important step against honour killings, Pakistani authorities have barred the parents of slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch from forgiving their son for her murder.Waseem had earlier said that he had "no regrets" for the murder, as Baloch had brought "dishonour" to the family with her videos, photographs and social media posts.

Indian companies are declaring a holiday for the release of Rajinikanth's Kabali

Indian companies are declaring a holiday for the release of Rajinikanth's Kabali For millions of fans, the release of a 'Rajini' film is such a momentous occasion, that it calls for a day off work.Indian companies are prepping for the veteran actor's next film Kabali with some unique perks.

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees Amid fierce competition from Uber, India’s largest cab hailing service Ola has shut down TaxiForSure, a rival cab aggregator it had acquired last year for $200 million.The shutdown is expected to affect nearly 1,000 employees.

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America? The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.