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Uber now offering free insurance to all its riders, partners with Bharti AXA and Tata AIG

Uber has introduced free insurance for all its riders across its platform. The insurance will apply for riders using the regular Uber four-wheeler car, the Uber auto or UberMoto.

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Uber says it will not change driver status under California gig-worker law

Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said in a news conference that the ride-hailing company would not treat its drivers, who are independent contractors, as employees under the California bill.

Global layoffs in Uber: ‘Some’ impact in India

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will visit both engineering centres next month to meet employees and underscore our strategic investment in building the finest technology in India for the world,” an Uber India spokesperson said.

‘Anti-competitive’ practices by Uber: SC orders investigation

Refusing to interfere with the erstwhile Competition Appellate Tribunal’s (Compat) December 2016 order, an SC bench led by Justice RF Nariman dismissed Uber’s appeal, saying it would be difficult to say that no prima facie case is made out from the material provided by the informants.

Uber launches 24x7 safety helpline in India

Uber has announced its 24x7 safety helpline in India, which will allow riders to directly speak with the company's safety team during rides for non-emergency issues. The safety helpline icon has been added inside the shield icon in Uber app.


Woman shares traumatising experience in Bengaluru cab, Uber revokes driver's access to app

Responding to the incident, Uber has permanently removed the driver's access to the app. The woman has accused the taxi-hailing app of not doing enough to address her concerns.

Women’s safety: SC asks govt to consider framing law to regulate app-based taxi services

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who is assisting the court as amicus curiae in the safety matter, told the Bench that app-based taxi services were “unregulated” at the moment.

Uber Plus driver rewards pilot programme launched in India

Uber has rolled out loyalty rewards programme for its driver partners called Uber Plus, across three cities in India. The pilot programme is available to select driver partners in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh.

New York: Indian-origin Uber driver sentenced to three years on kidnapping charges

Harbir Parmar, 25 of New York had pled guilty in March this year before US District Judge Vincent Briccetti, who imposed a three-year sentence on charges of kidnapping and wire fraud, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman said.

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Cab drivers protest after ban on Uber taxi services

The Delhi government had rejected the applications for granting licences to app-based cab services Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiforSure to operate in the national capital.

Uber boss meets DCW chairperson

Accused Shiv Kumar Yadav had allegedly raped a woman in Mainpuri and was involved in at least two more cases including molestation.


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India in shortlist for Uber Air launch

On Thursday, Uber announced India as one of the five countries shortlisted for its air mobility solution along with Japan, France, Australia, and Brazil.

Drunk Passengers Brutally Thrash Uber Driver

A Uber driver was brutally thrashed by five passengers in Mumbai. Driver Altaf Shaikh, who picked up five people for a ride, was thrashed after he stopped them from smoking inside the car. The victim said that the accused were drunk. Four of the accused have been arrested by the police and a case has […]


Ola, Uber Summoned By Delhi High Court Over ‘Excess Fares’

The complaint was filed by NGO Nyayabhoomi through its secretary Rakesh Agarwal. The court said the clauses of the City Taxi Scheme (CTS), 2015 mandate that only fares “prescribed” by the transport department can be charged. To know more about the story watch out the video

Uber service suspended in Canada after Taxi drivers protest at Montreal airport

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre decided to instate a temporary pause of the ride-sharing service Uber after hundreds of taxi drivers protested against the service destroying their business at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal on Wednesday. Protesters attempted to block the roads leading to the airport under police watch, who ensured access routes to the […]