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  • Uber must face lawsuit claiming bias against blind riders 5 days ago

    New York: Uber Technologies must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. In a decision late Friday night, US Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Jose, California, said the plaintiffs could pursue a claim...
  • Farmers in Modi's adopted village ask for compensation for damaged crops 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rains and hail have damaged crop in lot of states and affected farmers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village Jayapur, who have now asked for his help. A farmer said, "70 per cent of the crops are damaged, grains cannot be consumed. We want the Prime Minister to...
  • Uber Auto: Uber launches auto-rickshaw service in Delhi April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based taxi-hailing app Uber launched an aggregator service which will help commuters book auto-rickshaws for travelling in the national capital. "Autos are the most ubiquitous transport in almost any city and Indians are used to having autos around. It simply makes more sense for the auto driver and commuter...
  • Uber deploys response teams to address safety concerns worldwide March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Ride-sharing company Uber said it has formed response teams to address safety issues across the world, amid increasing concerns about the security of its passengers and drivers. The company, whose mobile app lets users hail taxis, has been dogged by controversies surrounding its business practices and safety policies, as...
  • Delhi government asks federal ministry to block Uber, Ola apps March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: New Delhi authorities on Wednesday asked India's federal information technology ministry to block the taxi-hailing apps of US-based Uber and its local rival Ola in the city in a bid to enforce a ban on the companies' services. India in December ordered all unregistered web-based taxi companies to halt...
  • Now, order food via Ola app March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: From taxi hailing cab aggregator Ola is now moving to food delivery with its new service that lets you order food from restaurants in your locality and get it delivered at your doorstep. Ola Cafe, the firm's new service will start delivering food from top rated restaurants in a...
  • Google preparing to launch app-based taxi service: Report February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, putting it in direct competition with Uber, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person close to Uber's board. Google is one of the biggest investors in Uber. David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer and a member of Uber's board, has informed the app-based...
  • China's Baidu to invest in taxi-hailing app Uber December 14, 2014

    Beijing: Search engine Baidu will invest in taxi-hailing app maker Uber Technologies, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, becoming the latest Chinese Internet firm to take an interest in the flourishing market for transportation apps. The size of Baidu's investment - and its valuation of Uber - are...
  • Is Uber really worth the $40 billion valuation? December 6, 2014

    New York: Can a company that didn't exist five years ago, an upstart with a knack for angering regulators who could close it down, really be worth $40 billion? That is the figure that had investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley abuzz a day after Uber announced it had received...
  • Uber goes pre-paid in India, introduces Paytm virtual wallet payments November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The taxi-hailing app Uber has changed its payment method for Indian customers after new Reserve Bank of India regulations threatened its operations in the country. Passengers using an Uber taxi in India will now need to pre-pay for their rides through a virtual wallet linked to their bank cards, according...
  • Rains lash parts of UP, brings mercury down; Etawah coldest at 8.8 deg C February 28, 2014

    Light to moderate rains occurred at a few places in Uttar Pradesh with heavy thundershowers reported from isolated places in the state. Thakurdwara recorded seven cms of rainfall, while Billari, Handa, Naraini recorded three cms each, Mahroni, Barra, Karchana, Varanasi, Allahabad, Muzaffarnagar two cms each and Ghazipur, Churk, Amroha, Lalitpur, Sambhal,...
  • Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie mulling entry into politics July 18, 2013

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: As his feet hit the pedals at lightning speed, Haile Gebrselassie barely breaks a sweat on an exercise bike at his gym in the Ethiopian capital's upscale Bole district. He then proceeds to work on his chest muscles, hours after jogging down the forested hills in the northern...
  • Digvijaya questions government on farmer compensation April 13, 2013

    Rajgarh: Claims by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan that hailfrost affected farmers were compensated are just the opposite from what facts conveyed, Digvijaya Singh alleged in Rajgarh on Friday. "If the government has a strong will, then no power on earth can prevent it from compensating farmers," he...
  • Vijender saga is disappointing, says Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Mounting pressure on India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the entire episode is disappointing for the youngsters and all the sportspersons. Singh also said that the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) allows all drug tests and that Vijender can be checked for...
  • Mohali drug haul: ED registers money laundering case April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday registered money laundering case relating to Punjab narcotics haul from the house of alleged drug dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon. The case dates back to March 3 when police seized drugs from a flat in Mohali. The police had seized about 28 kgs of heroin, 61...
  • Rainfall, snow hit north India; MeT office warns of more February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Rain and snowfall continue to lash north India, pulling down the mercury with the inclement weather likely to continue in the coming days. It was a chilly day for Delhiites after a spell of relatively warm weather as intermittent rain lashed parts of the city and the maximum...
  • Running must be part of life: Haile Gebrselassie January 21, 2013

    While speaking to CNNIBN, the two time Olympic champion shares his experience and talks about the Mumbai Marathon. ...
  • Kanimozhi says she will prove her innocence in 2G December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi, who is accused in the 2G spectrum scam, on Saturday said that she will prove her innocence in the case. Kanimozhi reached Chennai after over 190 days of arrest on Saturday. Kanimozhi, accompanied by husband Aravindan and son Aditya, was received at the airport by her...
  • Gebrselassie says he can break his marathon record September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie believes he can run faster and could soon break his own marathon record set at the World Championships in Berlin. "Very important even if I can not do you know just 2.02 (two hours two minutes) I can play you know just very...
  • Gandhi and Hitler to share screen space in Hail Hitler November 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Mahatma Gandhi and German dictator Adolf Hitler are two very different personalities, with two very different beliefs. But the two have something in common both of them have continued to fascinate Bollywood and Hollywood for years. So while the Mahatma has inspired films like Gandhi, Maine Gandhi Ko...
  • Gebrselassie breaks marathon record September 29, 2008

    Berlin: Haile Gebrselassie smashed his marathon world record by 27 seconds Sunday, winning the Berlin Marathon in a city where he has had so much success. The 35yearold Ethiopian took advantage of excellent conditions on a flat course to finish in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds. Despite ailing calves...
  • Gebrselassie regrets giving Beijing marathon a miss August 19, 2008

    Beijing: Long distance runner and multiple gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopian has said that he now regrets giving the marathon event at the Beijing Olympics a miss. Just before the Beijing Games started the Ethiopian, suffering from asthma, had decided that he would not participate in the marathon event due...
  • Gebreselassie not keen to take part in Beijing Olympics July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Ethiopian longdistance runner Haile Gebreselassie once used to run 10 kilometres just to get to school and then he used to run all the way back. Now he is a legend and at the 2008 Olympics he has to prove that he's still the best. Gebreselassie is easily one of...
  • B'lore jail inmates pick up a new skill: Salsa! December 9, 2007

    Bangalore: Latino dances have been the flavour of the season for quite some time now. In Bangalore, however, the latest Salsa converts are a group of prisoners in the city's Central Jail. As the prisoners groove to Latino numbers, their only regret is that the world will not be able...