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Apr 24, 2015

India’s Taobao: Paytm launches zero commission marketplace

That Paytm is challenging the behemoths like Flipkart is good news for consumers but some questions remain: how will it help logistics of merchants on its network and how will it address problems like return or refund? #Alibaba Groupo #alipay #CompanyWatch #Flipkart #Paytm #Taobao #Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Apr 21, 2015

Not just own staff, even independent directors of loss-making Air India got free tickets

On the one hand, Raju wants to revive the ailing Air India and on the other, freebies are being doled out to all #A Gajapathi Raju #air india #free passages

Apr 14, 2015

AAI could lose Rs 900 cr this fiscal if charges are lowered at Delhi airport

The airport regulator AERA wants to reduce aeronautical charges (levies airlines pay for landing, parking etc) at Delhi airport by a steep 78%. If the Government allows AERA to do this, it is working against itself since it remains a stakeholder in the airport project. But If the Government allows the regulator to maintain aeronautical charges, there could be allegations of hurting airlines' bottomlines. #AAI #AERA #Airport Authority of India #Aviation Ministry #Delhi Airport #DIAL #GMR

Apr 9, 2015

To match rivals, Meru looks to raise $100 mn for expansion, acquisitions

Meru, the oldest cab services provider in India, is actively looking to acquire small and medium sized competitors as it scales up in a highly competitive market. Remember, Ola has just successfully closed a fresh round of funding by raising close to Rs 2000 crore from global investors. #Genie #Meru Cabs #Ola #TaxiForSure #Uber

Apr 3, 2015

Air India needs to retain local flavour, international flights bleeding it dry

Air India's international operations are bleeding it dry. Though Air India is the longest serving legacy Indian carrier flying to marquee destinations abroad, its domestic operations are earning far better. At least the latest numbers say so. #Ahmedabad #air india #Airline #Aviation #Delhi #Dholakia Committee #international operations #London #Mumbai #Sydney

Apr 1, 2015

AirAsia India, Vistara’s international plans may run into turbulence with new govt policy

The 5/20 rule bars domestic airlines from flying anywhere abroad unless they have completed five years of Indian operations and have a fleet of 20 aircraft. #AirAsia India #airlines #Domestic #India #international #NewsTracker #Vistara

Mar 9, 2015

Uber unfazed by Ola-TaxiforSure combine, focused on growing India biz

The Ola-TaxiforSure combine may have become a formidable force in the Indian cab services market, but rival Uber remains unfazed. #Ola Cabs #Pooch-o-model #TaxiForSure #Uber

Mar 3, 2015

DGCA begins random checks on airfares, is regulation the next step?

In an earlier internal note circulated within the ministry, there was a proposal to cap maximum fare any airline can charge on any domestic route at Rs 20,000. #A Gajapathi Raju #Civil aviation #DGCA #Mahesh Sharma #PolicyWatch #Rajya Sabha #Tariff Monitoring Unit

Mar 3, 2015

Ola’s TaxiforSure acquisition for $200 mn was waiting to happen

. Why would consumers, who tap the Ola app for booking a taxi and do not find one at their convenience, not go to a competitor like Meru or Uber instead of TFS? The point is two apps, separate cab services would mean the merged entity loses business to competitors. The merger needs to develop synergies and root out duplication in operations. Some manpower rightsizing may also be in orde #Meru Cabs #Ola Cabs #TaxiForSure #Uber