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  • Taxi firm not to disclose customer information to drivers 13 hours 19 minutes ago

    Chennai: To enhance security and safety of women passengers, a city taxi operator on Monday said that it will not disclose their mobile numbers and other details to drivers, in the wake of alleged rape of a woman by an Uber cab driver in the national capital. Usually, when passengers...
  • Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strike 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Commuters were left in a lurch again on Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike, the ninth since August to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses". Unions have hinted at another strike on January 6. Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off...
  • Uber effect: India to boost women taxi drivers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The alleged rape of a woman passenger by an Uber taxi driver once again spotlights the risks of country's transport system, which fails to keep women safe. One solution: Taxis driven by women for women. In 2013, the southern state of Kerala launched 'She Taxis', a fleet of 40...
  • Uber offers free rides in Sydney after backlash over fare hike amidst siege 1 week ago

    Sydney: Online car service Uber on Monday offered free rides from Sydney's central business district following a public backlash over an initial surge in prices amid a hostage drama in a city cafe. Fares on the US-based company's booking app initially rose to a minimum fee of A$100 ($82) for pickups...
  • 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...
  • Investments in Uber's Indian rivals uncertain after taxi application ban December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: A ban on online taxi services in India, following the arrest in New Delhi of an Uber driver accused of rape, has brought uncertainty to the millions of dollars of international investment pumped into Uber's Indian rivals Ola and TaxiForSure. Ola raised $210 million in October from a group led...
  • Kerala government promotes 'She taxis' by women to protect them from sexual assaults December 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In an initiative by the Kerala government, a unique model of a taxi service for women by women for the safety of women passengers has been adopted by the state. In the wake of the recent incident of rape by a Uber car driver, initiatives like this can be...
  • Uber rape: Police to file charge sheet in record 2 weeks December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is aiming to file a charge sheet in a record two week's time in the Uber rape case, lesser than the 17 days it took to file one in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case. "This case is not as complicated as the one which took place...
  • Uber apologises, expresses hope of operating in Delhi again December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over the alleged rape by one its drivers, internet-based taxi firm Uber on Thursday apologised and said it will assist authorities to help bring the accused to justice as it expressed hope of operating in the city again. "We are sorry and deeply saddened by what happened...
  • Chennai cab operators told to do background check on all drivers December 11, 2014

    Chennai police have also begun a verification process of taxi operators and have asked cab companies to maintain a database of drivers and to conduct background checks. ...
  • Women's rights body calls for regulating app-based cab service December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A women's rights body has called for regulating operations of mobile application-based taxi services in the country in the wake of alleged rape of a 27-year-old finance executive by a Uber cab driver. "This incident not only reminds us of the harrowing Nirbhaya case but also tells us clearly...
  • HC agrees to hear plea for regulating radio cabs in Delhi December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking measures to regulate radio cabs in the national capital, which were allegedly flouting existing norms and guidelines made by the government, days after a 27-year- old woman was raped by an Uber taxi driver. A bench of...
  • Uber GM Shailesh Sawlani attacked in Mumbai December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The anger against Uber for the Delhi rape incident took a violent form on Wednesday with an executive of cab service provider's getting attacked in Mumbai. Uber general manager Shailesh Sawlani was attacked by a man after he left the Transport Commissioner's office on Wednesday afternoon. The identity of the...
  • Uber misleads customers on driver verification, nature of its business December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Delhi rape, Uber representatives claimed that they were only aggregators and didn't carry out driver verification but in an email reply to a customer's query regarding the verification of drivers on November 3, Uber claimed the opposite. Infact, driver partners are put through a rigorous quality control...
  • After Delhi rape, service providers stress on need for psychometric tests on drivers December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After protests over the horrific rape of a young woman by an Uber driver, cab providers are finally waking up to the need to ensure better safety for women. Traditional cab service providers are also planning to make regular calls to women passengers travelling alone at night to...
  • Bengaluru: Competitive pricing makes cheaper cabs available but safety remains at bay December 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Uber rape case in Delhi has brought taxi services across India under the scanner. The price war between taxi companies is leading many customers to ask if a cheaper service means compromising on safety. While there is a fare war in Bengaluru leading to cheap rates available for...
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  • Delhi rape: Centre for regulation, not ban on taxi services, asks states to stop web-based cabs December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the alleged rape of a woman by a driver of an international taxi service in Delhi creates outrage in the country, the Centre on Tuesday asked all states to stop operations of all web-based taxi services. The anguish over the rape of the woman executive working in a...
  • Delhi rape: Accused Uber cab driver a serial offender, says police December 9, 2014

    "In 2003, 2006 and 2013 Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested and chargesheet filed. He is a criminal and has been at home for a year," said Superintendent of Police (SP) Mainpuri talking about the accused in the Delhi rape case. ...
  • Delhi rape: Uber cab driver booked in several other cases in the last 8 years December 9, 2014

    The Uber cab driver, accused of raping a woman in Delhi, was booked in several other cases in the last eight years. Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, has a sexual assault case, two molestation cases and an Arms Act case registered against him between 2006 and 2013. ...
  • States asked to deploy 'tourist police' for visitors' safety December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the recent rape of a woman by a taxi driver in Delhi, the tourism ministry on Tuesday advised state governments and union territories to ensure safety and security of tourists by deploying `tourist police` at prominent spots. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha,...
  • News 360: Delhi rape accused faces many cases of sexual assault December 9, 2014

    The Uber cab driver, accused of raping a woman in Delhi, was booked in several other cases in the last eight years. Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, has a sexual assault case, two molestation cases and an Arms Act case registered against him between 2006 and 2013. In 2011, Yadav spent...
  • Radio taxis distances itself from app-based services like Uber December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to disassociate themselves from Uber-like services, an apex body of radio taxi operators on Tuesday asked the government to take urgent steps to regulate unlicensed app-based cabs to ensure passenger safety in the wake of the rape of a woman allegedly by a driver. The Association of Radio...
  • Delhi rape: Uber driver a serial offender, booked in more sexual assault and molestation cases December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The Uber cab driver, accused of raping a woman in Delhi, was booked in several other cases in the last eight years. Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, has a sexual assault case, two molestation cases and an Arms Act case registered against him between 2006 and 2013. In...
  • Karnataka asks cab aggregators to get taxis registered within one month December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: In wake of the rape of a woman by the driver of an international cab service provider in Delhi, the Karnataka government has given one month deadline to cab aggregators in the state to get their taxis registered and police verification done. The taxi service providers have been told...
  • Delhi Police may file FIR against Uber in rape case December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is considering filing an FIR against Uber as investigators probing the rape of a 27-year-old woman have found "criminal negligence" and "abetment" to crime by the US-based cab company whose general manager was grilled on Monday. Uber's general manager (marketing) Gagan Bhatia, who claims to be the...
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  • Delhi rape: Government releases list of certified taxi providers, bans non-licensed cabs December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has issued a public notice to inform the cabs who are certified by the administrative bodies. The list of cabs allowed on roads of national capital include Easy Cab, Mega ,Meru, Chanson , Yo Cab and Air Cab. The named cab are only licensed with transport...
  • Before Delhi, Uber taxi service faced trouble in Germany December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: International mobile cab-booking company, Uber, which has been banned by the Delhi government after one of its drivers was arrested on charges of raping a woman, had in the past got into trouble with the German government for violating the country's laws. According to media reports, two of Uber's...