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Jul 22, 2015

You can pay by cash for an Uber ride in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kochi too

Uber had been conducting a pilot project for cash payments in Hyderabad since May. It today announced that four more cities can now pay for rides in cash - Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Kochi. It has recently restarted credit card payments and already has the Paytm wallet option. #Mobiwik #Paytym #TFS #Uber

Jul 18, 2015

Germanwings impact: DGCA may make psychometric tests for pilots mandatory

An official quoted earlier said that some Indian airlines already conduct psycho tests of their cockpit crew and use various techniques to gather information. #air india #DGCA #Germanwings crash #ICAO #IndianAirForce #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #SpiceJet

Jun 24, 2015

OYO may see SoftBank investment, overseas expansion through acquisitions

Oyo is the largest network of branded hotels today in India, a platform to search for budget rooms anywhere in the country which are clean and of reliable quality. #Business #Hospitality sector #Oravel #Oyo Rooms #Oyo Rooms Huda City Centre #Peter Thiel #Ritesh Agarwal #VeryCloseUp

Jun 9, 2015

IndiGo to fly every second domestic passenger in two years: CAPA

IndiGo carried more than half the incremental domestic passengers in FY15 and its market share soared to 36.4 percent by March. #A320neo #air india #Airbus #Aviation #Business #CAPA #CompanyWatch #Etihad Airways #Indian Aviation Outlook #IndiGo #Jet Airways #SpiceJet

Jun 5, 2015

Forget everday low prices, Amazon leads charge with vast store of products

In a nascent market like India where vast potential sits alongside challenges like taxation and regulation issues and ambiguity over foreign direct investment in B2C e-commerce, Amazon is expanding its supplier and sales base rapidly by putting its global experience to good use. #Amazon #Bangalore #Global Selling #Home Furnishing #Manipal #retail

Jun 1, 2015

ITDC disinvestment: Govt will do well to keep past mistakes in mind

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has already begun the process for disinvestment of Government's stake in 8 of the 16 hotels under ITDC. The Modi Government rightly feels it has no business to be in the business of hospitality. Besides, many hotels under the ITDC are loss making, some of them are non-functional and it would be a good idea to get these dud assets off the Government's books. #Divestment #ITDC #Mahesh Sharma

May 28, 2015

5/20 may be replaced: The two Tata airlines and their overseas woes

Is the Government finally ready to ease if not totally remove restrictions on overseas flying by Indian airlines? A senior official in the ministry of civil aviation said today that inter-ministerial consultations on replacing the current 5/20 norms are now complete and a final note will be sent to the Cabinet Secretariat within a week. He said all consultations on the proposal which the ministry has made to replace the 5/20 norms are now complete but "the proposal basically remains largely the same as it was originally". #AirAsia #airlines #India #Tata #Vistara