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Uber to purchase Careem for $3.1 billion: report

The deal could be announced as early as Tuesday

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March 25, 2019


Careem and Uber are still banned from entering the Karachi airport

The signs barring from entering may have been removed but the ban still stands

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March 22, 2019


48kg of charas seized from a taxi in Karachi

A suspect has been arrested too

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February 1, 2019


Uber dealt blow by EU court ruling that it is transport service

LUXEMBOURG: Ride-hailing app Uber provides a transport service and can be regulated like traditional taxis, the European Union’s top court said on Wednesday in a landmark ruling that will determine the rules Uber and peers have to respect in Europe. “The service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in…

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December 20, 2017


Is Uber still working in London despite ban?

NEWS DESK: Uber has been banned. But you’d be forgiven for not noticing. Despite the fact that the app was told it can’t operate in London, it’s still more than possible to open it up and use it to call a car. There is no disruption to either the technology or the drivers, and journeys…

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October 15, 2017


Dubai adds electric vehicles to limo fleet of taxi

DUBAI: Dubai launched Sunday the operation of 50 Tesla electric vehicles to the limo fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said in an e-mailed statement. RTA said the initiative also replicates the green economic drive launched by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. It aims at converting…

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September 17, 2017


Scam alert! Users of app-based taxi service beware

The users of app-based taxi services should remain careful while availing the service as police apprehended a criminal who drugged a driver and took the victim’s vehicle to Multan where sold his car.

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July 22, 2017


Uber Pakistan taunts Careem over ‘Rishta Aunty’ service

KARACHI: Careem’s Rishta aunty has certainly earned flak from its rival competitor Uber Pakistan, who attacked the application based taxi service with a witty post on social media.  Trust competition to follow your every move and one slip could pave the way for them to take you head on. Which is exactly what Uber Pakistan…

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July 20, 2017


KP Police severely beats up taxi driver

Police officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police severely beat up a taxi driver after a minor contact between a police mobile and the car.

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June 11, 2017


Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

San Francisco, United States: Uber on Friday acknowledged the use of a secret software program to steer drivers away from trouble, including sting operations by local authorities to catch lawbreakers. In the latest in a streak of damaging news for the ridesharing giant, Uber came forward about its “Greyball” software after a New York Times…

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March 4, 2017


Nisar takes notice of ban on online taxi services

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took notice of ban imposed by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad on private taxi services including Uber and Kareem. According to Interior Ministry sources, the minister sought a report from Deputy Commissioner for the ban on the taxi service which used latest technology to keep in touch…

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February 2, 2017


Sain Sarkar fails to rein in rickshaw, taxi owners

As fuel prices touch historic low in Pakistan, people still complaint that government has failed to transfer the benefit to inflation-stricken masses, especially commuters who are fleeced by transport mafia. Watch this report…

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March 3, 2016


Rickshaw fares still high

Despite historic reduction in rates of petrol, diesel, CNG and LPG in Pakistan, the authorities have failed to rein in rickshaw drivers who charge exorbitant fares. Watch this report…

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March 3, 2016


High-tech cabs hit Islamabad roads

The moment the citizens of Islamabad have been waiting for is here! This is extra luxury and high-tech cab service for an unmatched travel experience. Watch this report…

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February 22, 2016


China taxi booking app raises $600 mn for expansion

SHANGHAI: The operator of one of China's leading taxi booking apps, Kuaidi Dache, has raised $600 million for expansion, a statement said Thursday, even as the government tightens control over such services. Heavyweight investors in the latest round of financing for Travice Inc. included Japan's SoftBank, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and investment firm Tiger Global…

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January 15, 2015


Honesty of another taxi driver in Dubai

Another taxi driver Mubeenul Haq was awarded with appreciation certificate over his honesty in Dubai.

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December 29, 2014


US space-taxi soars on test flight, skids after landing

A privately owned prototype space plane aced its debut test flight in California but was damaged after landing when a wheel did not drop down, developer Sierra Nevada Corp said.

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October 30, 2013


Prototype space taxi makes successful test flight but landing gear fails

CALIFORNIA: A privately owned prototype space plane aced its debut test flight in California but was damaged after landing when a wheel did not drop down, developer Sierra Nevada Corp has said.The Dream Chaser is one of three space taxis under development in partnership with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station following…

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October 30, 2013


Eyewitnesses identify rangers men in taxi driver killing case

Staff ReportKARACHI: A local court on Saturday sent rangers personnel on judicial remand till July 31 in connection with the killing of a taxi driver in Karachi last week. Four ranger personnel allegedly involved in the murder of taxi driver Murad were produced before Judicial Magistrate Iram Jehangir under strict security. Two witnesses, one a…

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July 27, 2013


Rangers to probe death of taxi driver: spokesman

Staff ReportKARACHI: Rangers authorities today ordered a high-level probe into the killing of a taxi driver by security personnel in Karachi. Rangers Headquarters have ordered an inquiry about the death of taxi driver, Murid. The inquiry will be headed by an official of brigadier rank. He will ascertain the reasons behind the death of another…

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July 20, 2013


Slain taxi driver case: SC directs IG to submit challan

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed Sindh police chief to submit challan about the killing of a taxi driver by paramilitary rangers force in Karachi within one week. “If rangers have arms in their hands, they should use it according to law,” Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked while hearing a suo moto…

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July 19, 2013