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  • Uber deploys response teams to address safety concerns worldwide 3 days ago

    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 seeks blocking apps of Uber, Ola, Taxi For Sure 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday requested the Centre to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and Taxi For Sure alleging that these companies are not complying with a ban order imposed by it. In a letter to Department of Electronic & Information Technology (Deity), Transport Secretary...
  • Delhi government asks federal ministry to block Uber, Ola apps 4 days ago

    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...
  • India warns Uber, Ola over resuming taxi services 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Authorities in New Delhi asked Uber Technologies Inc and its Indian rival Ola on Tuesday to cease operations, saying that otherwise their applications for radio-taxi licences would not be processed, letters show. India ordered a halt in December to operations of all unregistered web-based taxi companies after a female...
  • UN Women backs out of Uber partnership over security concerns 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN agency on women has pulled out of a partnership with Uber over concerns about the controversial app-based taxi firm's safety issues and pressure from trade unions, days after it announced a tie-up to create a million jobs for women. On International Women's Day on March 10, UN...
  • Delhi: Taxi operators exempted from installing GPS till May 31 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a relief to city's taxi operators, Delhi government on Monday exempted them from installing Global Positioning System (GPS) in their vehicles till May 31, even as unions threatened to go on strike seeking permanent solution on the issue. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government also exempted public service vehicles including...
  • 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...
  • German court bans Uber's ridesharing service across the nation March 19, 2015

    Berlin: A German court banned Uber from offering its ridesharing service nationwide on Wednesday, adding to the company's troubles in Europe. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said the ruling banning the UberPop service from offering rides with drivers who don't have taxi permits was issued Wednesday. The ruling can be...
  • Government orders installation of GPS in all cabs plying in Delhi March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to ensure women safety, Delhi government has ordered all taxi operators to install GPS in their vehicles, failing which fitness certificate will not be issued to them. According to a senior official, the government's decision will be enforced on all types of taxis, including Radio taxis and...
  • Women's Day: Suffer mentally everyday, says Uber rape survivor March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The 25-year-old woman executive, allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi, on Sunday said she is suffering mentally everyday and lashed out at the web-based US taxi firm for "insult to her injury", saying it has only made cosmetic changes to its policies to operate in...
  • Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme that allegedly collected data on transport demand March 5, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern...
  • Uber provides full details for license to operate in Delhi February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, on Wednesday provided "full" details to Delhi Government which it had asked for its application to resume services in the city. Authorities had set a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the firm's application to operate in the national capital. State Transport...
  • Uber begins delivering food in Spain after ban on taxi service February 21, 2015

    Barcelona: US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain as a home food delivery network after a court banned it from operating its taxi service following complaints from professional drivers. It was the first launch outside the United States of Uber's food delivery application. For the moment the Spanish version of the...
  • Uber resurfaces in Spain with home food deliveries February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain on Thursday as a home food delivery network after a court banned it from operating its taxi service following complaints from professional drivers. It was the first launch outside the US of Uber's food delivery application. For the moment the Spanish version...
  • Delhi authorities give Uber deadline for licence application February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Last month,...
  • Iranian film 'Taxi' wins Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Berlin: "Taxi" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director was shared by Radu Jude of Romania for "Aferimi" and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowksa for "Body". Tom Courtenay received the award for best...
  • Delhi government grants license to cab service provider, Uber awaits February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday granted the licence to a Chennai-based cab service provider to run radio taxis for five years in the national capital. However, the decision on extending such permits to the US-based firm Uber, Taxi For Sure and another taxi service provider is yet to be...
  • Google denies plans to launch app-based taxi service; puts brakes on Uber rival speculation February 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Google fired off a terse tweet that appeared aimed at putting brakes on a report that it is readying a ride-sharing service that would rival Uber. "We think you'll find Uber and Lyft work quite well," said a message fired off at the Internet titan's official @google Twitter account....
  • 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...
  • Delhi Transport Department rejects Uber's request for licence January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Department on Wednesday rejected Uber's request for licence in the city. The sources within the department said that incorporation of company does not include the mandated to provide public transport services. US online taxi-hailing service Uber had applied for a radio taxi licence to restart operations in...
  • Uber resumes services in Delhi despite pending taxi licence approval January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber cab resumed services in New Delhi despite the ban and without the license approval on Saturday. The Uber mobile application is functioning and providing cabs throughout the capital. The application was reportedly not working till Friday. Transport department sources told CNN-IBN that the taxi service still remains banned...
  • Uber emails rape survivor, tells her it's back in Delhi January 23, 2015

    New York: Uber rape victim's lawyer on Friday expressed surprise at the re-entry of the taxi service firm in Delhi. Douglas Wigdor said that Uber had the "audacity" to send an email directly to his client in which it said that it has re-entered the market in Delhi, only weeks...
  • Uber cab rape case: Victim identifies driver in court January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The woman executive allegedly raped by Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav identified him as the rapist during the recording of her statement in the trial which began on Thursday, sources said. Testifying as a prosecution witness in the case, the victim told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that...
  • I was libidinous since school: Uber cab driver tells police January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: "I was libidinous from my school days," Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, accused of raping a 27-year-old woman executive in his cab on December 5 last year, told Delhi Police during the probe. "Main school ke samay se hi kamuk pravati ka tha (I was of libidinous nature...
  • Gujarat government lays down rules for radio cab operators January 1, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Thursday came out with the rules and regulations for national as well as international cab service providers operating in the state. The government's move comes in the wake of the rape of a woman by the driver of a smartphone application-based taxi service in Delhi recently. "These...
  • Delhi government decides to continue with ban on Uber January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in the national capital before seeking revocation of punitive action. The Transport Department had given a hearing to the US-based cab service...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 29, 2014

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  • News 360: Bajrang Dal stages protests against Aamir Khan's 'PK' across India December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' across the country even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • Stricter guidelines for radio taxis announced, GPRS-based tracking device a must December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday announced stricter guidelines for radio taxis making it mandatory, among other things, for them to be fitted with GPS and GPRS-based tracking device, printer, and a display panel showing the path traversed and total distance covered. The move comes after a woman was raped...
  • India working to fix e-commerce payments post-Uber case: RBI Governor December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: US taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies violated Indian regulations by "bypassing" rules when it used an overseas gateway to conduct transactions in the country, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said. The central bank is working to set a legal framework for the use of advanced e-commerce technologies but...