While the new-age tech companies’ customer network got strengthened, most of them did not concentrate on their service providers’ welfare.
The traditional taxis have always remained heavily male-dominated, but female drivers have always posed a serious threat to the long-established ideas of patriarchy and masculinity.
The cab aggregator said that the 'impact of Covid-19' has led it to take the decision to lay off staff.
The public transport feature launched on the Uber app in Delhi may be a test to understand people's preferences
It would be wrong to look at the taxi services to identify the slump. The reasons are elsewhere, related to the overall slump of the economy which showed a low GDP growth of 5 per cent in August this year as compared to 8 per cent growth in the same month last year.
Narrating her ordeal in a social media post, the woman said that Uber's safety system was "extremely messed up".
The court order came when it was informed by the petitioner that there were no laws to regulate these service providers.
Swastika Dutta, a popular name in Bengali serials, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the app-based cab driver cancelled the ride midway and misbehaved with her in Kolkata.
Harbir Parmar, 25 of New York had pled guilty in March this year, before US District Judge Vincent Briccetti, who imposed three-year sentence on charges of kidnapping and wire fraud.
Arman Ali, the director of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) in Delhi, says it is unfortunate that India is still not a comfortable place for the differently-abled people.
In the largest financing by an individual in the history of Ola, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested about Rs 650 crore in the Indian ride-hailing company to compete with the rival Uber.
Uber will choose one of the cities from these 5 shortlisted countries as its third launch city for flying taxis -- after Dallas and Los Angeles in the US.
The journalist said when she tried to reason with the woman, the latter abused her "racially" over her looks and physically assaulted her in the car.
The car, a Volvo XC90 equipped with sensors, struck and killed a 49-year-old woman in Arizona, USA
The accident could have far-reaching consequences for the development of self-driving vehicles which have been billed as potentially safer than human drivers.
Other taxi organisations, including the Mumbai Taximen's Union, have also lent support to the strike.
The strike is expected to be observed in key cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune among other cities.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.