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Amid coronavirus outbreak, China's Didi says will halt inter-city services to and from Beijing
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Amid coronavirus outbreak, China's Didi says will halt inter-city services to and from Beijing

The virus, first identified in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has killed 41 and infected around 1,400 globally.

Mamata-Modi bickering in aftermath of Cyclone Fani shows how political parties encash disaster for accolades
India

Mamata-Modi bickering in aftermath of Cyclone Fani shows how political parties encash disaster for accolades

When a natural disaster hits a geographical region, it shows no regard for separate jurisdictional boundaries or the political sensibilities (and/ or compulsions) of those governing those areas. And by this very nature calamities challenge us to coordinate disaster response on a regional scale, irrespective of the fact that the two political establishments at the centre and the state may be antipodal.

Was monitoring Cyclone Fani in Kharagpur when Narendra Modi called my office, Mamata clarifies after PM's 'arrogant Didi' remark
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Was monitoring Cyclone Fani in Kharagpur when Narendra Modi called my office, Mamata clarifies after PM's 'arrogant Didi' remark

Narendra Modi claimed that he had called Mamata Banerjee twice but his calls were not returned, after which he called the governor to ask about Cyclone Fani.

Narendra Modi in West Bengal: PM says Mamata has affection for goons and 'nirmamata' for people, vows to root out 'syndicate'
India

Narendra Modi in West Bengal: PM says Mamata has affection for goons and 'nirmamata' for people, vows to root out 'syndicate'

Modi said that TMC felt that bombs, guns, swords and hooliganism would scare the brave workers of the BJP, but If BJP was to be scared of such attacks, the country wouldn't have been able to move in the direction of change and progress and would become the largest party.

'Welcome to Delhi where democracy is alive': Tongue-in-cheek posters pop up in National Capital ahead of Mamata Banerjee's visit
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'Welcome to Delhi where democracy is alive': Tongue-in-cheek posters pop up in National Capital ahead of Mamata Banerjee's visit

Many tongue-in-cheek posters have popped up in the Central Delhi ahead of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s arrival in the national capital on Wednesday.

China censures ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing after rape and murder of passenger in Wenzhou city
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China censures ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing after rape and murder of passenger in Wenzhou city

China's transport ministry on Sunday slammed Didi Chuxing's safety lapses as the ride-hailing giant said it would suspend its Hitch service after the rape and murder of a passenger, the second such killing this year.

SoftBank joins General Motors, will invest $2.25 billion in their autonomous vehicle unit Cruise
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SoftBank joins General Motors, will invest $2.25 billion in their autonomous vehicle unit Cruise

SoftBank to invest in General Motors vehicle unit Cruise, the deal has ensured its eadership in self-driving cars and GM shares up nearly 13 percent.

Uber rival Didi looking to bring its taxi services to Taiwan via a local franchise partner
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Uber rival Didi looking to bring its taxi services to Taiwan via a local franchise partner

Taiwan would be Didi's first destination outside the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi to invest in Uber rival Careem
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Chinese ride-hailing company Didi to invest in Uber rival Careem

DiDi said on 8 August, 2017 that it would invest in Careem to strengthen its market position and rival Uber across the middle-east region.

SoftBank infuses Rs 1,675 crore in Ola Cabs; fresh funds to help Bengaluru co take on rival Uber
Business

SoftBank infuses Rs 1,675 crore in Ola Cabs; fresh funds to help Bengaluru co take on rival Uber

SoftBank subsidiary SIMI Pacific Pte picked 12,97,945 shares valued at Rs 10 at a premium of Rs 12,895 in ANI Technologies -- which runs Ola

2016 in retrospect: Bengal voters, Singur verdict brought cheer for Didi's Trinamool, Left reduced to rubble
Politics

2016 in retrospect: Bengal voters, Singur verdict brought cheer for Didi's Trinamool, Left reduced to rubble

The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress' resounding win in the Assembly polls, the Singur case verdict that further strengthened the ruling party's position and the once invincible Left Front's continued marginalisation were the highlights in the action-packed political theatre of West Bengal in 2016.

Didi Chuxing has invested 'tens of million of dollars' in China's bike-sharing platform Ofo
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Didi Chuxing has invested 'tens of million of dollars' in China's bike-sharing platform Ofo

Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing on Monday said it has invested "tens of millions of dollars" in the country's largest bicycle-sharing platform ofo, as it looks to provide its users with more transportation options.

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm, Grab raises $750 million from SoftBank in funding
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Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm, Grab raises $750 million from SoftBank in funding

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab said it raised $750 million in a funding round led by investor SoftBank Group, helping it build a warchest to solidify its leading position in the region and head off competition from Uber.

Anti-trust regulators investigating Didi-Uber deal in China
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Anti-trust regulators investigating Didi-Uber deal in China

China's commerce ministry is investigating the planned acquisition by ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing of U.S. rival Uber Technologies Inc's China unit over anti-monopoly concerns, the ministry's spokesman said on Friday.

Uber needs to acquire Ola so we can all move on
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Uber needs to acquire Ola so we can all move on

A Chinese entity Didi Chuxing enters into an agreement with an American entity Uber. And it’s very normal to think to yourself – why should I care? As long as I have an app that brings me a taxi when I need one. At a price that’s far lesser than the kaali peeli taxis and there’s no reason to bother about taxi aggregators.

Here's what Didi's Uber acquisition means for ride-hailing services
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Here's what Didi's Uber acquisition means for ride-hailing services

China ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing's dominance of Uber Technologies Inc in the China market may provide a playbook for other regional rivals to fend off the biggest U.S. ride-hailing company, especially in other Asian countries.

Didi can celebrate, but Mamata must improve on her performance in second term
Politics

Didi can celebrate, but Mamata must improve on her performance in second term

Under Mamata's new leadership, Bengal should start reliving the old maxim "What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow".

Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing
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Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing

Apple has said it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market.

WeChat messaging app among the 25 apps listed by Apple to contain malware
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WeChat messaging app among the 25 apps listed by Apple to contain malware

Apple Inc said the WeChat messaging app and car-hailing app DiDi Taxi were among the 25 most popular apps found to be infected with malicious software.

Didi was the real star at KKR party in Eden Gardens
Life

Didi was the real star at KKR party in Eden Gardens

"I can do crowd control better than police,” she quipped though it was not clearly she was entirely joking. Read the names she told the emcee June Maliah who was struggling through the long list of player names.