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Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR, demand extension of loan moratorium till Dec and fare hike
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Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR, demand extension of loan moratorium till Dec and fare hike

The cab drivers will assemble near Himachal Bhawan at Mandi House on Tuesday to seek government action on their demands

How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward
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How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward

The COVID-19-induced lockdown brought tragically into the limelight two facts: one, gig workers have no social security whatsoever, and two, the terms of conditions of their relationship with the platforms were far from transparent

Coronavirus Lockdown: Ola to lay off 1,400 staff; CEO says revenues decline by 95% in last two months due to pandemic
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Ola to lay off 1,400 staff; CEO says revenues decline by 95% in last two months due to pandemic

Cab aggregator Ola is laying off 1,400 staff from rides, financial services and food business as revenues declined by 95 percent in the last two months due to coronavirus pandemic, a note by CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said

E-commerce companies may resume full services across country from today; await States' views
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E-commerce companies may resume full services across country from today; await States' views

E-commerce companies are waiting for more clarity from states before taking a final call on resumption of services in various locations.

Some Indian companies with Chinese investments indulge in predatory strategies: Think tank
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Some Indian companies with Chinese investments indulge in predatory strategies: Think tank

Chinese investors hold stakes in 18 of the 30 Indian startup unicorns, and some companies backed by them indulge in "predatory" behaviour, which needs to be brought under scrutiny, a domestic think tank said on Thursday

Coronavirus Lockdown: Uber launches Uber Essentials service in Mumbai, four other cities to ferry people to hospitals, pharmacies
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Uber launches Uber Essentials service in Mumbai, four other cities to ferry people to hospitals, pharmacies

Uber has launched Uber Essential in Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Nashik and Hyderabad to provide transportation service for essential needs amid the coronavirus lockdown

Ola launches emergency services to take people to hospitals during coronavirus lockdown; here's how to book a ride
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Ola launches emergency services to take people to hospitals during coronavirus lockdown; here's how to book a ride

At the time when almost all public transport services have come to a standstill due to coronavirus lockdown, Ola has launched Ola Emergency, a special service to ferry people to hospitals

Coronavirus Outbreak: How Flipkart, Amazon, Uber, Ola and other companies are tackling the 21-day lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: How Flipkart, Amazon, Uber, Ola and other companies are tackling the 21-day lockdown

Due to the lockdown, Xiaomi has postponed its Mi 10 launch that was scheduled to take place on 31 March.

Uber, Ola suspend services in Delhi till March-end amid lockdown; share services too suspended in rest of country
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Uber, Ola suspend services in Delhi till March-end amid lockdown; share services too suspended in rest of country

Services of Ola and Uber will not be available in Delhi till 31 March amid the lockdown announced by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus infection

Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax on online sellers
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Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax on online sellers

The online retail industry is braced for a possible 1 percent tax on each sale made by sellers on their platforms from April if the proposal is approved by parliament next month.

Ola Electric hires former Qoros Auto VP Roger Looney to head its hybrid and EV vehicle engineering efforts
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Ola Electric hires former Qoros Auto VP Roger Looney to head its hybrid and EV vehicle engineering efforts

While Ola Electric’s ambition is to be a complete electric mobility company, Looney will focus on building batteries, which account for a sizable chunk of the cost of an EV, sources said.

Zomato acquires Uber Eats in an all-stock deal; to get around 10% shares in Gurgaon-based food delivery platform
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Zomato acquires Uber Eats in an all-stock deal; to get around 10% shares in Gurgaon-based food delivery platform

Despite arriving in the Indian market in 2017, Uber Eats has not made enough inroads in the online food delivery segment

Ola launches its safety feature 'Guardian' feature in 17 cities in India, Australia
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Ola launches its safety feature 'Guardian' feature in 17 cities in India, Australia

Ola's feature is now available in Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Jaipur and more.

'How will we pay our EMIs?': Out of service, Ola, Uber drivers in Assam warn of 'aggressive movement', demand immediate restoration of mobile internet
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'How will we pay our EMIs?': Out of service, Ola, Uber drivers in Assam warn of 'aggressive movement', demand immediate restoration of mobile internet

Over 12,000 Ola and Uber drivers in Assam have threatened to start an aggressive movement against the government as mobile internet ban enters the seventh day amidst anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests

Accel raises $550 million in its sixth round of funding in India
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Accel raises $550 million in its sixth round of funding in India

Accel was one of the first investors in some of India’s marquee startups such as Flipkart, Ola, Myntra, Freshworks, Swiggy, and UrbanClap.

Transport for London says it is “satisfied” with Ola’s safety and security measures
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Transport for London says it is “satisfied” with Ola’s safety and security measures

Ola sees the regulator’s lack of trust in rival Uber as an opportunity to expand quickly in London.

Govt plans to cap commissions for taxi aggregators at 10% of total fare; likely to release draft rules in December
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Govt plans to cap commissions for taxi aggregators at 10% of total fare; likely to release draft rules in December

Uber on Monday was stripped of its licence to carry paying passengers in London for the second time in just over two years, pending an appeal, over a “pattern of failures” on safety and security.

Ola to launch operations in London soon, over 50,000 licensed drivers likely to join cab hailing platform
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Ola to launch operations in London soon, over 50,000 licensed drivers likely to join cab hailing platform

Ola had forayed into the UK with operations starting in Cardiff in August last year.

Uber Q3 revenue shoots up to 30 percent to $3.81 billion, Uber Eats acts as a boon
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Uber Q3 revenue shoots up to 30 percent to $3.81 billion, Uber Eats acts as a boon

Revenue from Uber's ride-hailing business rose to 19 percent while sales from its Uber Eats rose 64 percent.

Uber, Ola will not have surge pricing during odd-even scheme starting 4 November
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Uber, Ola will not have surge pricing during odd-even scheme starting 4 November

The 12-day odd-even road rationing scheme in Delhi NCR starts on 4 November.