Uber rings in New Year with two million rides


San Francisco: Car-sharing startup Uber on Friday bragged it rang in the New Year with two million rides, many of them apparently to revellers heading home in early morning hours.

States asked to deploy ''tourist police'' for visitors'' safety

In the wake of the recent rape of a woman by a taxi driver in Delhi, the tourism ministry Tuesday advised state governments and union territories to ensure safety and security of tourists by deploying `tourist police` at prominent spots.

Chennai call taxis under police scanner

In the light of the rape of a 27-year-old woman involving the driver of a call taxi operator in Delhi, Chennai Police has tightened its restrictions on call taxi operators, police sources said.

CBI terms Gopinath Munde's death 'accidental', charges taxi driver for negligent driving

Six months after the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident, CBI on Thursday filed a charge sheet against taxi driver Gurvinder Singh for rash and negligent driving while ruling out any foul play.

Taxi driver rapes Delhi-based tourist; kills her, friend

A Delhi-based woman tourist was allegedly raped and murdered and her male friend killed by a taxi driver and his three accomplices here, police said on Tuesday.

George Clooney invites his taxi driver to wedding?
George Clooney invites his taxi driver to wedding?

Hollywood superstar George Clooney has reportedly invited his longtime trusted Venetian taxi driver to his wedding.

Kyrgyzstan national charged with hampering Boston bombing probe

U.S. officials on Friday charged a Kyrgyzstan national who bought dinner for the accused Boston Marathon bombers the night of the attack with interfering with the investigation into the deadly bombing.

Indian man admits indecent assault on drunk woman in Australia

A 25-year-old Indian taxi driver in Australia has pleaded guilty to assaulting a drunk woman who hired his cab in Adelaide in 2012.

Taxi driver held for trying to molest American tourist

A taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly trying to molest an American tourist on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway, police said.

Agra man kills American wife, blows himself up

This one is straight out of a Bollywood potboiler. An American, who fell for an auto driver here and married him, was viciously stabbed to death by her husband. The man then blew himself up.

Las Vegas cabbie returns USD 300k found in taxi

The taxi driver was making a pick-up on Monday at the Bellagio hotel when a hotel doorman noticed the brown paper bag and handed it to him.

Sikh hate crime case: Maximum punishment sought for attacker

Jamie Larson, 49, had pleaded guilty in June this year in US District Court in Seattle to a federal hate crime relating to a racially-motivated assault of the 50-year-old Sikh man who works as a taxi cab driver.

Taxi driver arrested for allegedly raping a teenager

One person was arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in the Maidan area of Kolkata last night, the police said.

Taxi driver arrested for allegedly raping a teenager

One person was arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in the Maidan area of Kolkata Tuesday night, the police said.

Norway PM turns taxi driver to find `what people really think`

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg revealed on Monday that he has gone undercover as a taxi driver for an afternoon, in a bid to find out voters` real concerns.

Oz couple sentenced for racially abusing Sikh taxi driver

A couple has been sentenced by an Australian court to nine months in jail for a racially motivated attack in which a Sikh taxi driver`s turban was ripped off.

One arrested for raping, killing minor blind girl in Odisha

A taxi driver was arrested in Puri Saturday for allegedly raping and murdering a visually impaired minor girl, police said.

Salman Khan turns producer, yet again!

Salman Khan is all set to co-produce his first movie since ‘Chillar Party’.

Two shot dead in Bulandshahr

A taxi driver and the cab owner were shot dead allegedly by five unidentified assailants, including a pregnant woman, in Ahar area here, police said Wednesday.

Australia: Indian cabbie jailed for rape

Amrit Pal Singh was found guilty by a jury of raping the 24-year-old woman in February last year.