Calcutta  /  Published 01.07.21

Uber, Ola hike fares

App-cab aggregator Uber has decided to increase its fares by 15 per cent because of the rising fuel prices.  The state government on Wednesday said the company had not informed the transport dep...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 10.06.21

Uber to hire 250 Indian engineers

App-cab service provider Uber on Wednesday said it will recruit 250 engineers split between its tech centres at Bangalore and Hyderabad. The ride hailing service said it is building new teams and add...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 01.05.21

AstraZeneca: $ 275m vaccine sales

AstraZeneca said its Covid-19 vaccine sales were $275 million in the first-quarter and it is on track to deliver 200 million doses a month from April, as better-than-expected results and a second half...
By Our Bureau, Reuters in London, New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 23.03.21

App cabs caught in row over AC

Many Calcuttans who depend on app cabs are facing the heat literally as drivers are allegedly refusing to switch on the air-conditioner despite a fare that includes the payment for an AC ride. Many d...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

World  /  Published 18.03.21

Worker status for UK Uber drivers

For years, Uber has successfully deployed armies of lawyers and lobbyists around the world to fight attempts to reclassify drivers as company workers entitled to higher wages and benefits rather than ...
By Adam Satariano in London


Calcutta  /  Published 05.03.21

Uber driver lodges complaint

An Uber driver has lodged a police complaint alleging that he was subjected to physical assault and his car was damaged by a woman passenger’s friends on Wednesday night. The driver allege...
By Our Bureau in Shakespeare Sarani

World  /  Published 20.02.21

Uber loses UK court battle

Uber suffered an important labour defeat in its largest European market on Friday when Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that drivers must be classified as workers entitled to a minimum wage and vac...
By Adam Satariano in New York

World  /  Published 21.12.20

NY businesses lobby for Covid vaccine

The chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing company whose six New York lobbying firms include Albany’s best connected, wrote last week to governor Andrew M. Cuomo with an ask: priority for its...
By J. David Goodman, Luis Ferré-Sadurní in New York

Business  /  Published 27.11.20

Centre caps surge pricing by cabs

The government on Friday capped surge pricing charged by cab aggregators like Ola and Uber at 1.5 times of the base fare. The development assumes significance in the backdrop of a long-pending demand...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 29.09.20

Uber wins back London licence

Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence, which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday that the company was a fit and proper operator despite &ldquo...
By Reuters in London


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