Ola inks pact with Nissan to lease cars to driver partners

In September, Ola had set up a separate unit -- Ola Fleet Technology. It had announced an initial investment of Rs 500 crore to buy cars and lease them to new drivers as it looks to expand its driver network and compete head-on with rival Uber.

Govt issues rules to regulate cab services like Ola, Uber
Govt issues rules to regulate cab services like Ola, Uber

In a bid to regulate app-based cab services like Uber and Ola, the Centre has issued guidelines, that include extensive background checks of drivers to ensure safety of passengers, to the states.

Delhi: Auto, taxi unions go off roads on September 2

Auto and Taxi unions in the National Capitalwill go on a one-day strike on September 2 against the newly-introduced 'City Taxi' scheme by the Delhi government under which small cars will be allowed to ply on the city's roads.

Auto-taxi strike in Delhi on Wednesday against govt's new taxi services

Delhi Auto-Rickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union claim that the Kejriwal govt's city taxi scheme will eliminate auto and taxi employment.

Taxi app GrabTaxi raises $350 mn from CIC, investors

Other investors include hedge fund Coatue Management LLC and China`s mobile car-ride hailing company Didi Kuaidi, said GrabTaxi, which competes with Uber Technologies Inc.

New York City postpones vote on Uber cap, plans study on traffic impact

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio postponed a vote on a controversial proposal to cap Uber`s growth in the city, announcing new plans on Wednesday to study the impact of the car service app on traffic.

TaxiForSure cabbie masturbated while driving, says Delhi woman

A woman, who had taken a cab from from Saket in Delhi to Faridabad on July 02, met with one of the most horriffic experiences in her life. While narrating her story on Facebook and Twitter, the woman claimed that the driver of a TaxiForSure cab was masturbating while driving.

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.

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Uber launches in 7 cities, India now 2nd largest geographic market

The company will launch its services in tier-II cities like Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam, from tomorrow.

Will hike auto, taxi fares based on Hakim panel report: Maha govt tells HC

 The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that taxi and autorickshaw fares would be increased based on the recommendation of the now-scrapped Hakim Committee till the newly set up committee submits its report.

Bombay HC asks auto, taxi unions to spell out reason for strike

 The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed unions of autorickshaw and taxi drivers to file an affidavit stating the reason behind their strike on June 15 and 17 in Mumbai.

Two bombs hit central Syria city of Homs, wounding at least 32

Syrian state television and an official say two bombs have exploded in government-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs, wounding more than two dozen people.

Taxi strike hits normal life in Kolkata

Normal life in Kolkata was hit hard on Thursday after more than 45,000 taxis stayed off roads in protest against the state government's fare policy.

Indian-origin Uber cab driver denies operating taxi illegally in Australia

An Indian-origin driver for app- based global cab firm Uber on Monday pleaded not guilty to three charges of operating a taxi illegally in Western Australia.

Cab drivers protest against AAP govt at Jantar Mantar
Cab drivers protest against AAP govt at Jantar Mantar

Cab drivers staged a protest against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government here on Monday for refusing to grant fresh licenses to app-based taxi services Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure.

Indian-Australian denies illegally operating taxi

An Indian-Australian driver for global cab company Uber has denied charges of illegally operating a taxi on Monday.

'Green taxi' inspires people in Kolkata

A cab driver in Kolkata inspires people to adopt eco-friendly measures through his unique 'green taxi'. Dhananjay Chakrabarty keeps plants inside his taxi and a bed of grass on top of it. He nurtures his greenery every day by watering the grass and plants. 

Uber driver found guilty in Belgium crackdown

An Uber driver in Belgium was found guilty of breaking taxi laws on Monday, in the first case to land in a Brussels court after dozens of drivers were caught by police posing as clients of the banned service.

Geneva bans Uber in latest setback for US firm

Authorities in Geneva have banned Uber for breaching local taxi laws but the beleaguered US-based company said Tuesday it was appealing the order and denied any wrongdoing.