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Kashmir suffered the longest-ever internet shutdown to happen in a democracy this year.

Government-imposed internet blackouts cost the global economy $8 billion in 2019, and 2020 could be even worse

The three countries hardest hit by the economic cost of internet shutdowns in 2019 were Iraq, Sudan, and India.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon's India Chief, Amit Agarwal.

Jeff Bezos is visiting India amid protests and a government investigation into Amazon — here’s what his trip has been like so far

The Amazon CEO's visit to India isn't going very smoothly: local small business owners have been protesting Bezos and the company.
Members of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the visit of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, to India, in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2020.

Indian business owners are furious about Amazon’s $1 billion expansion into their country and are calling Jeff Bezos an ‘economic terroris...

Small business owners in India are protesting Amazon, saying it will undercut their prices and run them out of business.
Traders hold placards during a demonstration demanding the closure of online shopping platforms Amazon and Flipkart, in New Delhi on January 15, 2020.

‘JEFF BEZOS GO BACK!’: Here’s why people in India are protesting Amazon as the tech giant plans to invest $1 billion in the country

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement on a visit to India, where he was met with protests by small-business owners from around the country.

Devastating photos show the effects of snowy avalanches and landslides in Kashmir that killed at least 76

Heavy rain and snowfall have both India- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and the neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan, since Sunday.
Jeff Bezos announced a new $1 billion investment during a fireside chat interview in New Delhi.

Amazon plans to invest $1 billion in India, and CEO Jeff Bezos said a US-India alliance will be most important this century

Jeff Bezos' arrival in India was met by protesters who say Amazon is driving small retailers out of business by undercutting them on price.
Crowds converging on Machu Picchu in Peru.

22 destinations that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Machu Picchu to Venice and Burning Man, here's a look at some of the destinations we're loving to death.
A protest image from the Confederation of All India Traders objecting to a visit by Jeff Bezos to India.

Thousands of angry Indians are planning to mess up visit from Jeff Bezos by staging mass protests over Amazon’s disruption of retail

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), says it will will mobilize between 100,000 and 500,000 people to when Bezos visits this week.
The tiger population in India is bouncing back.

A viral photo of a tiger and her 5 cubs shows how the species is bouncing back from extinction

India's wild tiger population is finally on the rise. An Indian Forest Service officer recently shared an inspiring photo of a tiger with five cubs.
Saffron farming in Kashmir is one of the trades hurt by the Indian government's lockdown in the region.

Kashmir’s 5-month internet blackout is the longest ever imposed in a democracy — and it’s stifling local workers

The lockdown in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir has lasted more than five months — the longest to ever take place in a democratic state.