Taxis

  • Rajasthan government to soon launch air taxi service within state May 25, 2014

    Rajasthan government is all set to introduce an air taxi service linking major tourist destinations and commercial hubs in the state. "The proposal has been given approval by the chief minister and we are almost ready to operate our two state planes for the air taxi services," Kishan Singh Verma, Director,...
  • She Taxi launched in Kochi May 19, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala government will extend all possible support for further expansion of the She Taxi service, owned and operated by women entrepreneurs for women travellers, to more cities in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said. "The initiative was a big success in Thiruvananthapuram. The government allotted special...
  • Bangalore airport toll hike: Taxi strike to hit passengers hard May 8, 2014

    Bangalore: If you are flying to Bangalore on Friday, be ready to face the heat of taxi strike. You may not get any vehicle from the Kempe Gowda International Airport (KGIA) in the outskirts of Bangalore to reach your destination in the city. Even if you have your own vehicle,...
  • Vasundhara government to launch intrastate air taxi service soon May 3, 2014

    The Rajasthan government is set to soon launch an air taxi service which will help connect major industrial and tourism points in the state, officials said. "As per the plan, approved by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje before the (Lok Sabha) election code of conduct came into effect (March 5), we will...
  • Australian jailed for killing Indian-origin cabbie in crash February 14, 2014

    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 December 26, 2013

    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 was...
  • Kolkata: Man allegedly rapes 13-year-old girl inside taxi in Park Street December 24, 2013

    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 dragged...
  • You'll have to just tackle me to stop me: Martin Scorsese December 20, 2013

    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, who...
  • Want to protect interests of both sugarcane farmers, mills: Akhilesh Yadav November 22, 2013

    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 sugar...
  • She Taxi: Kerala government's pink and white all-women taxis November 20, 2013

    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 October 10, 2013

    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 2...
  • United States: Crash was not my fault, says NYC taxi driver August 24, 2013

    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 on...
  • Ambassador car ranked the best taxi in the world by Top Gear July 22, 2013

    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 June 9, 2013

    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 the...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshaw-pullers June 4, 2013

    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 rickshaw-pullers,...
  • Delhi: Pay more to travel as auto, taxi fares hiked by almost 30 pc May 1, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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...
  • Keep away from assault victim, court tells Punjab police March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a major embarrassment for Punjab Police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed it to keep away from a young woman, recently assaulted in full public view by policemen in Tarn Taran district after she complained of being sexually assaulted by taxi drivers. Coming down heavily on...
  • Delhi: Student, taxi driver hang themselves in separate incidents March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: An aspiring chartered accountant and a taxi driver committed suicide in New Delhi by hanging themselves in separate incidents, police said on Sunday. Upma Singh, 21, a chartered accountancy student, hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her rented house in Laxmi Nagar in east Delhi on Sunday morning,...
  • Delhi: Group led by two women thrashes taxi driver January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A taxi driver was abducted by a group led by two women and beaten up, police said Thursday. The police said it seemed like a case of property dispute. Satinder Singh, 22, of Arjun Camp in Vasant Kunj in South Delhi was dragged out of his house by the...
  • Mumbai shuts down, bids farewell to Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    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...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaw, taxi unions on strike October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhiites may face trouble commuting on Tuesday. Autorickshaw and taxi unions are on a strike on Tuesday, protesting the mandatory installation of GPS in autos. They are demanding a subsidy on the GPS devices and also a hike in fares. The Delhi government, though, claims that commuters will...
  • Aus: Indian taxi driver guilty of raping passenger October 2, 2012

    Melbourne: A 28-year-old Indian taxi driver was on Tuesday found guilty by an Australian court of raping his inebriated female passenger in 2011 in Brisbane. Sunveer Jassar, hailing from Punjab, was found guilty of raping the intoxicated female student in the back of his cab after driving her to an...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Plea to revise auto, taxi fares September 22, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Motor Worker’s Union (AITUC) has demanded the government to revise the autorickshaw and taxi fares by immediately convening a meeting of the central-trade union organisations in the motor vehicle sector. The demand was raised in the wake of the increase in the prices of diesel and petrol in the...
  • Chennai Airport taxi turf war gets ugly September 11, 2012

    Chennai: One of the few places where you can see scores of classic black-and-yellow tinted Ambassador taxis still running is the Chennai Airport. And yet, with the absolute dominance of the smaller and faster Indicabs, fares for the 500-odd registered ‘prepaid’ airport taxis are hard to come by. This resentment...
  • UK: Woman attacks taxi driver for declining sex August 28, 2012

    London: A woman allegedly stabbed a Romanian taxi driver after he refused to have sex with her for the third time. Nicolae Stan, the taxi driver, claims that the sex-crazed Angelina Jolie-lookalike passenger stabbed him after he refused to satisfy her for a third time. She had already forced the driver...
  • Illegal Pune-Mumbai cabs fleece passengers August 1, 2012

    Pune: Many owners of private vehicles are running illegal city-Mumbai cab services in violation of the State Transportation Act and fleecing passengers. Parked at railways stations and bus stands in the city to pick up passengers, these vehicles are found trespassing on government property. Such illegal cabs are getting away...
  • Mumbai: Taxi driver cooks up BJP links to extort money July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: The LT Marg police arrested a man claiming to be a BJP member for demanding a sum of Rs 5 lakh from a shop owner at Kalbadevi on Sunday. The accused, Sanjay Ramlakhan Gaud (37), was produced at Esplanade court and was remanded in judicial custody. He was released...
  • Man dives off Tower Bridge in Olympic taxi protest July 24, 2012

    London: A man dived off London's historic Tower Bridge into the River Thames on Monday during a protest by taxi drivers over their exclusion from part of a special Olympic Games road network in the capital. Police pulled the man from the water under the landmark bridge, from which Olympic rings...
  • Chennai: Film producer held for taxi driver's murder July 20, 2012

    Chennai: As many as 13 persons, including a Kollywood film producer, were arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder of a call taxi driver in Poonamallee. On July 2, a gang hacked Aravindan (39) of Baraniputhur, Mangadu, to death when his car was on the Poonamallee Highway. A passenger...