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Uber, Ola, metro trains, BS VI responsible for auto sector slowdown: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also responded to a plethora of questions ranging from the slump in the economy to the slowdown in the automobile sector, among other political issues.

Sep 10, 2019, 19:06 PM IST

Uber launches 24x7 safety helpline for riders for urgent support

This feature is in addition to the in-app SOS button already available in the safety toolkit which allows riders to connect to law enforcement authorities in case of an emergency. 

Aug 27, 2019, 14:34 PM IST

Badhir News: Special show for hearing impaired, 31st July, 2019

This is a special segment for hearing impaired which brings to you latest updates of the afternoon. Watch this video to know the latest news stories of the day.

Jul 31, 2019, 16:10 PM IST

Kolkata model molestation case: 7 accused sent to police custody

All the seven accused arrested in the Kolkata model molestation case have been remanded to police custody till June 21. 

Jun 19, 2019, 18:43 PM IST

Kolkata model allegedly dragged out of Uber, assaulted by group of men; 6 held so far

The Uber driver was also dragged out and assaulted by the miscreants. 

Jun 18, 2019, 22:30 PM IST

Melbourne to launch Uber Air pilot program

"Test flights (are) due to start from 2020 and plans for commercial operations (will) commence from 2023," Uber announced in a statement, reported Efe news. Dallas and Los Angeles in the US are the other two pilot cities.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:43 PM IST

India to order taxi aggregators like Uber, Ola to go electric

Uber and Ola, both backed by Softbank Group, would need to start converting their fleet as early as next year to achieve 2.5% electrification by 2021, 5% by 2022, 10% by 2023 before hiking it to 40%.

Jun 06, 2019, 17:12 PM IST

Mumbai's traffic flow worst in world, Delhi at fourth spot: Report

"Mumbai takes the top spot this year with drivers in the Indian city expecting to spend an average of 65 per cent extra travel time stuck in traffic. Next in the global rankings are Bogota (63 per cent), Lima (58 per cent), New Delhi (58 per cent) and Moscow (56 per cent), making up the top five most congested cities in the world," the report said.

Jun 05, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

Uber named official sponsor for 2019 ICC Men's World Cup

The partnership will make Uber the first mobility and food delivery app to strike a sponsorship deal with the ICC for the Men’s Cricket World Cup.

May 20, 2019, 17:03 PM IST

Uber drivers go on strike in London and New York ahead of IPO, early protests sparse

Protests were sparsely attended in London and New York, and rides appeared easily available in some cities where strikes were called.

May 09, 2019, 00:36 AM IST

PayPal invest $500 million in Uber, ahead of highly anticipated IPO

Global online payments system PayPal is investing $500 million in Uber ahead of the highly anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO), the media cited the ride-sharing major updated S1 filing.

Apr 27, 2019, 14:43 PM IST

Uber raises $1 billion from SoftBank, Toyota, Denso for self-driving unit

Uber`s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering.

Apr 19, 2019, 06:20 AM IST

Delhi Metro ties up with cab operators for last-mile connectivity service for riders

These kiosks will provide booking facility for metro commuters, who will also be able to get information regarding booking status and location of already booked cabs.

Dec 27, 2018, 11:30 AM IST

Uber India to double techies in workforce in 2019

Uber will double its workforce in the product and engineering departments at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year.

Dec 08, 2018, 11:41 AM IST

Uber launches fuel price index in city to boost driver income

The new incentive is applicable in Mumbai to begin with, Uber India said in a statement Wednesday.

Nov 15, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

ICC Women's World T20: ICC and Uber announce record partnership

Indian skipper and Uber brand ambassador Virat Kohli had words of praise for the initiative which he believes will enpower young women and girls.    

Nov 08, 2018, 15:51 PM IST

OLA, UBER withdraw strike after meeting with Maharashtra Transport minister

Hundreds of drivers have been protesting for increased earnings and a better work schedule since October 22.

Nov 02, 2018, 22:26 PM IST

Driver thrashed for ferrying passengers amid indefinite strike of Ola, Uber cabbies

Drivers of cab aggregators Ola and Uber have been protesting demanding higher fares to meet the rising fuel costs. The drivers also held strikes in Delhi and Mumbai to make their demands heard. 

Oct 30, 2018, 12:02 PM IST

Air taxi service in India? Uber’s top executives meet PM Narendra Modi

Ride hailing app Uber on Saturday said its top executives met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and showcased its futuristic aerial taxi service under Uber Elevate.

Sep 08, 2018, 16:37 PM IST

Uber's new safety feature turns smartphones into crash detectors

Uber also announced that it would soon start voice-activated commands designed to offer drivers and delivery partners a hands-free way to interact with the Uber app, so they can accept trips and communicate with customers using just their voice.

Sep 06, 2018, 14:02 PM IST