Taxis

  • Australian jailed for killing Indian-origin cabbie in crash 14-02-2014 05:10 PM

    Melbourne: A court in Australia on Friday jailed a man for 11 years for killing an Indian-origin taxi driver and his British passenger by smashing his stolen vehicle into their taxi while being high on drugs. The West Australian Supreme Court sentenced Antony Edward Fogarty, 24, who admitted to unlawfully...
  • Las Vegas taxi driver finds $ 300,000 in back seat, returns money to owner 26-12-2013 11:40 AM

    Las Vegas taxi driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat of his vehicle, but the stash turned out to be $300,000 in cold hard cash. Now, Gamboa is winning honors for honesty after turning in the money he found on Monday. The money...
  • Kolkata: Man allegedly rapes 13-year-old girl inside taxi in Park Street 24-12-2013 03:13 PM

    In a virtual re-run of the infamous Park Street rape case 20 month back, a minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted inside a taxi in the upscale area of the city, the police said on Monday. The 13-year-old girl, whose family lives on a pavement, was alleged to have been...
  • You'll have to just tackle me to stop me: Martin Scorsese 20-12-2013 05:04 PM

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has put to rest rumours that he has plans to retire from filmmaking or even take it real slow after 'The Wolf of Wall Street', releasing worldwide Dec 25. "You'll have to stop me yourself. You'll have to just tackle me to stop me," Scorsese,...
  • Want to protect interests of both sugarcane farmers, mills: Akhilesh Yadav 22-11-2013 04:16 PM

    Amidst private sugar millers in UP threatening not to start crushing operations on the recently announced sugarcane price, Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government wanted to ensure that neither the millers nor the growers faced any problems. "The government is trying to strike a balance under which...
  • She Taxi: Kerala government's pink and white all-women taxis 20-11-2013 09:28 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: An all-women taxi service has been launched by the Kerala government to ensure safe travel for women at all hours. These 24/7 'She Taxi' services are driven and owned by women. The white and pink taxis driven by women will be seen moving around Thiruvananthapuram soon. Owned and run...
  • Dubai: Couple forgets son sleeping in cab in a hurry to catch flight 10-10-2013 08:02 AM

    Dubai: A couple, in their rush to catch a flight, forgot their five-year-old sleeping son in a taxi at the Dubai airport. The boy was reunited with his family last week after two tense hours, following coordination between the Dubai Police and the taxi driver. The family reached the Terminal...
  • United States: Crash was not my fault, says NYC taxi driver 24-08-2013 02:35 AM

    A New York City taxi driver says he isn't to blame for the crash that cost a British tourist her leg despite the aid of bystanders including TV's Dr Oz. Mohammed Fasyal Himon said on Friday he was "very sorry" about the accident. But he blamed a cyclist who pounded...
  • Ambassador car ranked the best taxi in the world by Top Gear 22-07-2013 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: It may have lost out to the more modern competitors from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda but the good old Ambassador car, that once ruled the roost in India, has just been voted as the world's best taxi by global automotive programme Top Gear. In a show,...
  • Odisha: One arrested for raping, killing blind girl 09-06-2013 04:03 AM

    Bhubaneswar: A taxi driver was arrested in Puri on Saturday for allegedly raping and murdering a visually impaired minor girl, police said. Banamali Barik, 35, who was arrested, is a drug edict and has a criminal record. He was a frequent visitor to the victim's house. He has confessed to...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshaw-pullers 04-06-2013 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: Rickshaw-pullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to...
  • Delhi: Pay more to travel as auto, taxi fares hiked by almost 30 pc 01-05-2013 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to hike the auto and taxi fares by almost 30 per cent. The auto fare for the first two kilometres has been hiked from Rs 19 to Rs 25. After that, the fare would be Rs 8 per km, up Rs 1.50 from...
  • Goa tourist taxis to be equipped with wireless radio sets 24-04-2013 10:38 PM

    Panaji: The Goa government has decided to convert tourist taxis into radio-equipped taxis by equipping them with gadgets like wireless. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state Assembly on Wednesday that a group of around 25 taxis could be clubbed together and provided with facilities like wireless sets, introducing...
  • Mumbai shuts down, bids farewell to Bal Thackeray 18-11-2012 07:23 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, a Hindutva mascot and flagbearer of Marathi pride, was laid to rest and lakhs of mourners joined the Marathi leader's grieving family to bid him a tearful farewell. A sea of people, unprecedented in recent...
  • My daughter inspired me to make 'Hugo': Scorsese 02-12-2011 03:56 PM

    London: Actor-director Martin Scorsese says his youngest daughter Francesca has inspired him to make him his 3D movie 'Hugo'. The 69-year-old filmmaker, who has been married five times and has two grown up daughters, said he got committed to making 3-D adventure movie 'Hugo' after reading stories to his youngest...
  • New York cab rules will still allow turbans 21-01-2011 03:34 PM

    New York: New York taxi drivers, many of them immigrants from dozens of countries, are notorious for being unkempt and even obnoxious. But in updating 20-year-old rules to set a new standard for drivers - that they maintain a "professional appearance" - the city's Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Thursday made...
  • A taxi with photos of the dead! 08-01-2011 03:49 PM

    Singapore: If you ever visit Singapore and take a ride in a taxi full of photographs, be wary - because they might be pictures of dead people. Lovell Tan, a Singaporean woman, told citizen journalism website Stomp that she came across a taxi which, on the inside, was decorated with...
  • Kerala: Auto, taxi strike withdrawn 31-12-2010 01:56 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The two-day-old strike by autorickshaw and taxi drivers in Kerala was called off late on Thursday following an assurance from the government that fare revision would be announced by January 12 next. Strike was withdrawn after talks held by representatives of Driver's Union and State Transport Minister Jose Thettayil....
  • Man tried to register taxi he stole: police 30-12-2010 03:51 PM

    San Pablo: Authorities in Northern California say a man released from a hospital after a psychiatric evaluation stole a taxi and tried to register it at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. Authorities tell the Contra Costa Times that 26-year-old Jermaine Grosse was arrested Monday on suspicion of auto theft...
  • Transport workers' strike halts Kerala 29-12-2010 12:32 PM

    Taxis and autorickshaws in Kerala are on an indefinite strike to protest hike in petrol and diesel prices. ...
  • Kerala: Transport workers on indefinite strike 29-12-2010 08:18 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Taxis and autorickshaws would keep off the roads in Kerala from Wednesday demanding an upward revision of fares in view of the hike in the price of petrol and diesel. The indefinite strike was called by Auto Transport Workers' Federation comprising unions of all political parties, after the talks...
  • Iconic fiat taxis to vanish from Mumbai streets 03-10-2010 12:26 PM

    Mumbai: The iconic black and yellow fiat taxis have been slowly vanishing from the city streets. And now the Maharashtra government could very well be replacing them with a luxury fleet. Meters could be down for the iconic black and yellow fiat taxis in Mumbai. Close to 900 cabs have...
  • Taxi fare raised by Rs 2 in Mumbai 23-06-2010 06:01 PM

    ...
  • Autos, taxis strike cripples Mumbai 22-06-2010 11:13 PM

    Public transport was crippled on Wednesday as autos and taxis went on a flash strike in the city. ...