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Bengaluru transport department calls for notice against Uber after tweet on high cab fare goes viral
India

Bengaluru transport department calls for notice against Uber after tweet on high cab fare goes viral

Bengaluru's Commissioner for Road Transport and Safety, SN Siddaramappa, has ordered the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to issue a notice against Uber against high-priced rental services

Man pays 'close to flight fare' for Uber ride in Bengaluru
India

Man pays 'close to flight fare' for Uber ride in Bengaluru

Man tweets a screenshot of Uber prices shown unusually high for a distance of over 50km from Bengaluru Airport to Electronic City. The netizens react to his screenshot with similar experiences

Delhi Uber driver frowns on PDA, puts up poster saying ‘romance not allowed’ in his cab
India

Delhi Uber driver frowns on PDA, puts up poster saying ‘romance not allowed’ in his cab

The sign has left social media users in splits and a picture of it has turned viral too. It seems that this driver, who reportedly works for Uber, has found a creative solution to tackle any potential romance in his vehicle

'Weirdest' things Uber's 'forgetful' passengers leave behind in taxis, revealed
World

'Weirdest' things Uber's 'forgetful' passengers leave behind in taxis, revealed

The list includes objects like fake blood, gaming consoles, ganja, other people’s pets and a pin depicting Jesus holding a slice of pizza. The list also included extremely ‘personal’ items like sex toys, knickers, condoms, teeth, dentures, ankle monitor etc

California appeals court upholds Uber drivers being contractors
World

California appeals court upholds Uber drivers being contractors

The ruling came as a victory for ride-share firms and food-delivery app platforms that backed a measure called Proposition 22 ahead of its passage in the state in 2020

Uber and Amazon have some of the poorest working conditions for gig workers in India reveals study
News & Analysis

Uber and Amazon have some of the poorest working conditions for gig workers in India reveals study

A study by Fairwork India has revealed that Ola, Uber, Amazon, Dunzo and PharmEasy has some of the worst working conditions for their gig workers, who are not given fair pay, fair contracts, fair management, or even fair representation at work.

Uber India narrows net loss to Rs 216 crore in FY22; details here
Business

Uber India narrows net loss to Rs 216 crore in FY22; details here

Uber India managed to grow its operational revenue by 7 percent to Rs 397 crore in the current fiscal year from Rs 370 crore in FY21.

Ola, Uber, Rapido autos 'illegal' in Bengaluru: Here's why their services will stop in three days
India

Ola, Uber, Rapido autos 'illegal' in Bengaluru: Here's why their services will stop in three days

The decision has been taken by the Karnataka transport department after several commuters registered complaints with them over Ola and Uber charging a minimum of Rs 100 even if the distance is below two kilometres

Former Uber security chief Joseph Sullivan convicted for covering up massive 2016 hack
World

Former Uber security chief Joseph Sullivan convicted for covering up massive 2016 hack

Joseph Sullivan was found guilty of obstructing the work of the Federal Trade Commission and of failing to let authorities know about a crime when he hid a 2016 hack instead of reporting it

'Absolute rubbish': Ola and Uber deny reports of merger
Business

'Absolute rubbish': Ola and Uber deny reports of merger

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said, 'We’re very profitable and growing well. If some other companies want to exit their business from India they are welcome to! We will never merge'

A look at the Uber Files and what they reveal about ride-sharing company’s India operations
India

A look at the Uber Files and what they reveal about ride-sharing company’s India operations

The investigation revealed how the company, after an allegation of rape by an Uber driver in New Delhi in December 2014, tried to shift the blame to government officials and used lobbying tactics to try to influence policy

Government attorney for Philippines fatally shot in Philadelphia
World

Government attorney for Philippines fatally shot in Philadelphia

No one was arrested, and no weapon has been found, police said. Authorities did not offer a suspected motive or say whether John Albert Laylo, his mother or the Uber driver were intentionally targeted

NFTC to launch Sahakar Taxi on lines of Ola, Uber; claims to generate more than 10 lakh jobs in next few years
India

NFTC to launch Sahakar Taxi on lines of Ola, Uber; claims to generate more than 10 lakh jobs in next few years

The cooperative will also start a courier service through travel tourism as well as cooperative courier service with the transport depots of the states that will provide employment to at least two lakh people in the next one or two years, according to an NFTC statement

Uber India announces plan to tackle ride cancellations - All you need to know
Auto

Uber India announces plan to tackle ride cancellations - All you need to know

Uber has highlighted a number of critical issues like ride cancellations, drivers not turning on the air conditioning during rides and refusal to accept online payments

Ola, Uber get warning from Centre; issues of deficiency in services, customer support raised for all ride-hailing platforms
Business

Ola, Uber get warning from Centre; issues of deficiency in services, customer support raised for all ride-hailing platforms

All online ride-hailing platforms were advised to respond to commuters with utmost priority and take remedial steps to ensure adequate protection of consumer rights

Delhi auto, taxi call of strike, warn government will cut of food supply chain if demand not met in 25 days
India

Delhi auto, taxi call of strike, warn government will cut of food supply chain if demand not met in 25 days

The auto and taxi unions in Delhi have been protesting the steep increase in fuel prices over the last few days. They had gone on a one-day strike on Monday, during which people of the capital faced a lot of issues

Delhi taxi, cab drivers' unions to observe 2-day chakka jam from 18 April to protest fuel, CNG price hike
India

Delhi taxi, cab drivers' unions to observe 2-day chakka jam from 18 April to protest fuel, CNG price hike

Delhi drivers' association and unions have give an ultimatum of six days to government after which they threatened to go on strike

‘Complete lawlessness’: Bombay HC orders Ola, Uber to apply for valid licences by 16 March
India

‘Complete lawlessness’: Bombay HC orders Ola, Uber to apply for valid licences by 16 March

The bench passed the directions while hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Savina Crasto highlighting the lack of an effective grievance redressal mechanism for customers using the Uber India app

Inside Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman star in the latest show on Big Tech
Entertainment

Inside Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman star in the latest show on Big Tech

Super Pumped traces the rise and fall of Travais Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder, who was pressured to resign in 2017 after the company was hit with a series of privacy scandals and lawsuits about workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.

SC seeks response of Centre, Uber, Zomato on plea for social security benefits for transport workers
India

SC seeks response of Centre, Uber, Zomato on plea for social security benefits for transport workers

The plea seeks formulation of welfare schemes such as health insurance, maternity benefits, pension, old age assistance, disability allowance and completion of vaccination at aggregators' cost on priority basis for gig workers