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Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2020

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Following the footsteps of Uber, Zomato, and Swiggy, ride-hailing giant Ola has also announced the plan to conduct a mass lay-off, affecting around 1,400 of its employees.

Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

05 Jul 2019

Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

The troubles of Mumbaikars do not seem to end anytime soon, with the incessant rains making life difficult (and utterly costly), of late.

Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay

03 Jul 2019

Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and a dream destination for engineering aspirants.

Ban on Ola Cabs lifted in Karnataka within 2 days

24 Mar 2019

Ban on Ola Cabs lifted in Karnataka within 2 days

Only two days after suspending the license of Ola Cabs and banning it from operating for six months, the Karnataka government has reportedly lifted the ban.

#OlaCabs banned for six months in Karnataka: Here's why

22 Mar 2019

#OlaCabs banned for six months in Karnataka: Here's why

App-based cab service provider Ola Cabs has been banned from operating in Karnataka for six months by the state government.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

19 Feb 2019

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

Indian ride-hailing start-up Ola is currently in the midst of an ongoing financing round and, in a major boost, has received Rs. 650cr (around $92mn) from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal.

Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation

14 Jan 2019

Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has reportedly invested $21 million (approx Rs. 150 crore) in Ola, India's famous ride-hailing company.

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

20 Dec 2018

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

18 Dec 2018

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

Bengaluru-based dockless scooter renting platform Vogo has raised a whopping $100mn from Indian ride-hailing giants Ola.

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

12 Dec 2018

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

Taxi aggregators need to get serious about women's safety, a woman's journey in Ola has shown once again.

Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

19 Nov 2018

Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

With many Ola and Uber drivers on strike, thousands of Mumbaikars, on Monday, woke up to commuting troubles.

IIT KGP hosts Indo-German workshop on intelligent mobility in India

30 Oct 2018

IIT KGP hosts Indo-German workshop on intelligent mobility in India

In an effort to give direction to the emerging intelligent transport mobility scene in India, IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany have organized a two-day workshop at IIT KGP.

Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola

11 Oct 2018

Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola

In what could mark the largest personal investment in the Indian internet space, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal is reportedly in the process of finalizing a whopping $100mn (around Rs. 740cr) investment in ride-hailing start-up Ola Cabs.

Bengaluru: Woman alleges Ola-driver masturbated during journey

27 Aug 2018

Bengaluru: Woman alleges Ola-driver masturbated during journey

In yet another traumatic incident, a 22-year-old woman alleged the driver of an Ola cab sexually harassed her on August 23, during her journey from Yelahanka to JP Nagar in Bengaluru.

Missing Ola-driver found dead, UP-police cremate body infuriating family

19 Aug 2018

Missing Ola-driver found dead, UP-police cremate body infuriating family

The kin of a deceased Muslim Ola driver, who had gone missing on August 9, is furious as the Uttar Pradesh police cremated his body, instead of burying him.

Ola expands to the UK to fight Uber internationally

07 Aug 2018

Ola expands to the UK to fight Uber internationally

Not to be outdone or intimidated by international ride-hailing giant Uber, Ola has decided to take the fight beyond India, its home-ground, to Europe.

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

31 Jul 2018

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

Smartphones have made our lives extremely easy thanks to a number of apps that enable us to do almost everything with a few taps.

Delhi: Body of missing Ola driver found with head injuries

27 Jul 2018

Delhi: Body of missing Ola driver found with head injuries

The body of a 34-year-old Ola cab driver, who was reported missing since July 24, was found in Haiderpur canal in Delhi.

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

11 Jul 2018

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

Smartphones have made our lives extremely easy thanks to a number of apps that enable us to do almost everything with a few taps.

Mumbai: In 'kaali-peeli' style, more Ola-Uber drivers keep refusing rides

10 Jul 2018

Mumbai: In 'kaali-peeli' style, more Ola-Uber drivers keep refusing rides

The trend of Ola and Uber drivers refusing rides is slowly going northward. After they failed Chennai last year during monsoons, it's now Mumbai's turn.

Bengaluru: Ola driver held for attempting to abduct woman passenger

06 Jul 2018

Bengaluru: Ola driver held for attempting to abduct woman passenger

An Ola cab driver was arrested for allegedly attempting to abduct a woman passenger who was on her way to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, police said.

Tata Nano is not dying, Ola comes to the rescue

19 Jun 2018

Tata Nano is not dying, Ola comes to the rescue

Tata and Ola have joined hands to boost electric vehicles (EV) in India. For that, they have picked the all-new Jayem Neo.

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

14 Jun 2018

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.

Uber launches Uber Lite, a 5MB app for India

12 Jun 2018

Uber launches Uber Lite, a 5MB app for India

Uber already sees around 75 million riders per month, and around 15 million rides a day.

Ola: Began its journey in 1BHK, now worth Rs. 32,500cr

08 Jun 2018

Ola: Began its journey in 1BHK, now worth Rs. 32,500cr

India's largest cab-hailing start-up Ola started its journey eight years back in 2010 from a 1BHK Mumbai apartment as its first office.

To combat crimes, Uber tells users how to be proactive

07 Jun 2018

To combat crimes, Uber tells users how to be proactive

In wake of rising crime incidents, Uber has asked its customers to stay alert and follow some precautionary measures.

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

07 Jun 2018

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

The tech capital of India, Bengaluru, is home to some of India's best companies to work for.

Bengaluru: Ola-driver molests, threatens gangrape if woman didn't strip

05 Jun 2018

Bengaluru: Ola-driver molests, threatens gangrape if woman didn't strip

In a traumatic incident, a Bengaluru-based architect was molested, forced to strip and have her nude pictures clicked by her Ola driver, who threatened to get her gangraped if she didn't comply.

5 points to know when you book an Ola/Uber cab

02 Jun 2018

5 points to know when you book an Ola/Uber cab

There is no doubt about the fact that Ola and Uber have made our lives a lot easy. One no longer needs to hunt down cabs and bargain on taxi prices.

Forget Ola-Uber, Mumbai's S3 Cabs brings women drivers for safety!

13 May 2018

Forget Ola-Uber, Mumbai's S3 Cabs brings women drivers for safety!

The newest cab-aggregator in Mumbai, S3 Cabs, seems to have brought a range of progressive changes with it.

Ola's Bhavish Aggarwal joins Padukone, Kohli, Nadella in TIME 100

20 Apr 2018

Ola's Bhavish Aggarwal joins Padukone, Kohli, Nadella in TIME 100

A Bollywood star, an Indian cricketer, and an Indian-origin tech giant CEO feature in this year's TIME 100 list- an "annual list of the world's most influential people...whose time, in our estimation, is now."

Ola to launch 10,000 e-rickshaws in India within 12 months

17 Apr 2018

Ola to launch 10,000 e-rickshaws in India within 12 months

Ride hailing service Ola has announced it would add 10,000 e-rickshaws to its platform over the next 12 months.

Angry Ola cabbie drives 500 meters with passenger on bonnet

13 Apr 2018

Angry Ola cabbie drives 500 meters with passenger on bonnet

An angry Ola cab driver drove for about 500 meters with a passenger stuck in the bonnet of his car on April 2, from Indira Gandhi Airport's domestic terminal.

Ola acquires Ridlr to digitize public transportation

03 Apr 2018

Ola acquires Ridlr to digitize public transportation

Indian cab-hailing company Ola has acquired Mumbai-based end-to-end public transport ticketing and commuting start-up Ridlr for enabling digitization of public transport and mass transit integration.

Delhi Ola, Uber drivers strike today. Encouraged by Mumbai 'success'?

23 Mar 2018

Delhi Ola, Uber drivers strike today. Encouraged by Mumbai 'success'?

Probably getting encouraged by the 'success' of the Mumbai strike, Ola and Uber drivers of Delhi have decided to launch a 'large-scale' 24-hour strike on Friday.

Mumbaikars, rejoice! Ola, Uber cabs to ply from tomorrow

22 Mar 2018

Mumbaikars, rejoice! Ola, Uber cabs to ply from tomorrow

After three harrowing no-cab days, Mumbaikars have something to cheer for.

Want to go to NKorea, China, Canada? Book an Ola!

20 Mar 2018

Want to go to NKorea, China, Canada? Book an Ola!

Whoever said NKorea is the most elusive place on earth probably didn't have Ola.

Why are Bengaluru cab drivers not joining the Ola-Uber strike?

19 Mar 2018

Why are Bengaluru cab drivers not joining the Ola-Uber strike?

The Ola and Uber strike spearheaded by Mumbai's Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena apparently didn't reach Bengaluru, as cabs did ply on road, though fewer than usual.

Ola, Uber drivers launch indefinite strike in Delhi, Mumbai, others

19 Mar 2018

Ola, Uber drivers launch indefinite strike in Delhi, Mumbai, others

Ola and Uber drivers have launched an indefinite strike across major Indian cities, leaving commuters in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and elsewhere helpless.

Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador

09 Mar 2018

Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador

Uber has signed on celebrity cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador in India, the first time it has appointed one in Asia Pacific.