India to boost women taxi drivers, spurred by Uber rape claim

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India to boost women taxi drivers, spurred by Uber rape claim

The alleged rape of a woman passenger by an Uber taxi driver once again spotlights the risks of India's transport system, which fails to keep women safe. One solution: Taxis driven by women for women.

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Ha Noi firms roll out motor-taxi services

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Ha Noi firms roll out motor-taxi services

Yet the unorganised nature of xe om transport concerns passengers, as prices are unregulated and some drivers even cheat customers. Several new motor-taxi services aim to eliminate this problem.

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‘Valet' service for seasonal revellers good idea in theory

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers for their about the proposal to set up "safe drinking venues," where customers can enjoy services like overnight parking services and persons who can take them home if they can't drive. Obviously, this initiative is aimed at reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road, but how would this work out practically? Here are some of our readers' responses.

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Uber drivers in India say $130 can acquire a clean past

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Uber drivers in India say $130 can acquire a clean past

How much does it cost to buy a clean background check in India’s capital? Drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. say the equivalent of $130.

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India clamps down on unregistered taxis after Uber rape claim

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India clamps down on unregistered taxis after Uber rape claim

India ordered state governments to halt the operations of all unregistered, web-based taxi companies on Tuesday after a female passenger reported she was raped in New Delhi by a driver contracted to U.S. cab company Uber.

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Multiple agencies to crackdown on Uber taxis in Vietnam

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Multiple agencies to crackdown on Uber taxis in Vietnam

The Transport Ministry says that Uber’s operation in Vietnam is illegal while the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service maintains it simply wants to increase safety and reduce traffic congestion.

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Uber taxis ruled illegal in Vietnam following complaint

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Uber taxis ruled illegal in Vietnam following complaint

Uber Technologies Inc., the online car-booking company that competes with traditional cab services, faces a roadblock in Vietnam after the government said its taxi service is illegal.

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Vietnam cracks down on Uber taxis

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Vietnam cracks down on Uber taxis

An Uber taxi was stopped and fined by HCMC inspectors on Friday.

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App ushers xe om into digital age

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

A smart phone application on the popular iOS and Android platforms that allows users to call xe om (motorbike taxi) was launched in HCM City by Malaysia-based GrabTaxi on Thursday.

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Pedestrian streets in Hanoi full of motorbikes and cars

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Pedestrian streets in Hanoi full of motorbikes and cars

Visitors to pedestrianised streets in Hanoi have been complaining about large numbers of motorbikes, cyclos and taxis during the weekends, despite the ban.

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Uber launch brings taxi drivers competition

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Viet Nam News asked readers their comments on Uber taxi, which launched recently in Ha Noi and HCM City. With this smart-phone application, passengers can select a car, pickup location and the route is tracked via GPS. The fare is often lower than normal taxi companies.

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Vietnam's budget carrier launches cargo unit

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Vietnam's budget carrier launches cargo unit

Private carrier VietJet Air recently launched an affiliate company, VietjetAir Cargo, that hopes to cash in on Vietnam’s growing air freight market.

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Cheaper petrol lowers Da Nang taxi fares

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Cheaper petrol lowers Da Nang taxi fares

Six taxi firms in the central city will cut their fares this week, Chairman of the city's taxi association Vo Thanh Nhan has told Viet Nam News.

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Dream of space taxis to tourism deflated by two accidents

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Dream of space taxis to tourism deflated by two accidents

Private spaceflight, an industry built on the dream of taking adventurers and scientists aloft, suffered a setback after two accidents in four days highlighted the perils of rocket power.

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'Iconic' London taxis clog up city centre in protest

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'Iconic' London taxis clog up city centre in protest

Hordes of traditional London taxi drivers clogged up the city centre on Wednesday (Sep 24) to protest against a boom in unlicensed minicabs and rickshaws prowling the streets.

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