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  • Delhi Transport Department rejects Uber's request for licence 20 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
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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...
  • Uber taxi services introduces 5 new checks in a bid to get the ban lifted December 27, 2014

    Uber taxi services has been banned in Delhi after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly raping a woman passenger. In a bid to remove the ban, Uber has come up with an 'India specific security narrative'. It includes all the new safety initiatives that Uber is introducing. Following is...
  • South Korea indicts Uber CEO, local unit for transport law breach December 26, 2014

    Seoul: South Korea has indicted the chief executive officer and local subsidiary of Uber Technologies Inc for violating a law governing public transport, becoming the latest jurisdiction to challenge the US taxi service provider. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office issued the indictment against CEO Travis Kalanick and the firm's Korean...
  • Taxi firm not to disclose customer information to drivers December 22, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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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