Tag Archives: Delhi

Delhi govt move to reduce medical cost good, but has to consider reality

There is no doubt that the recent policy of the Delhi government is aimed at bringing down the cost to patient by preferring prescribing drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and capping profits that hospitals can make on the rest of the drugs and consumables. It also attempts to bring in transparency, for example, by clearly displaying ... Read More »

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai start-ups received nearly 80% of funding deals in last 5 years

Key highlights: Over the last five years, 79% of the funding deals went to start-ups based in these three cities Bengaluru and Delhi claiming the majority of the country’s 10 unicorns Bengaluru had the greatest number of deals over the past five years in India at 30% Start-ups in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai together claim three-fourths of India’s start-up deals. Over the last five ... Read More »

What is Making the Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat Such a Popular Drink in Delhi?

All drenched, and desperately looking for that one summer quencher to infuse some life back in you? Maybe the gullies of Old Delhi has the elixir you have been hunting for. Delhi has already been facing very hot temperatures. It is over 40 degrees outside and heading out in this scorching weather could be a spoiler. However, if you happen ... Read More »

Amazon Now 2-Hour Grocery Delivery Service Officially Launched in Delhi, Mumbai

Amazon Now, the company’s 2-hour delivery service for essential household items, was on Monday officially rolled out to Delhi and Mumbai. As before, with the Bengaluru launch in February, the service is also only available for select pin codes in the respective cities. The Amazon Now service promises deliveries within two hours of ordering (Express Delivery), and, customers can also ... Read More »

iPhone Theft: Two Arrested for Robbing 1,000 Units Worth Rs. 2.25 Crores in Delhi

Two persons have been arrested from Mahipalpur area of south Delhi for allegedly robbing a truck carrying over 1,000 iPhone 5s mobile phones worth Rs. 2.25 crore, police said on Thursday. The accused have been identified as Mehtab Alam, 24, and Arman, 22, both residents of Mahipalpur. Mehtab Alam was arrested from Mahipalpur while Arman was arrested from Rangpuri area ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Directs Ola, Uber to Charge Government Rates From August 22

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed app-based taxi aggregators, including Ola and Uber, not to charge more than government-fixed rates from its passangers from August 22. Justice Manmohan gave 10 days to these aggregators to comply with the Delhi government’s 2013 policy, under which these cab companies were to charge fares prescribed by the Delhi Transport Department. According to ... Read More »

NGT Bans Diesel Vehicles Over 10 Years Old In Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today announced its decision to ban 10 year old diesel vehicle in Delhi effective immediately. NGT has asked the government to cancel the registration of all diesel vehicles that are older than 10 years measures to deal with pollution in the capital. The Green court also mentioned that vehicles more than 15 years old are ... Read More »

Will Prevent Arbitrariness by App-Based Taxi Operators: Delhi Government

In the wake of a strike called by a section of auto and taxi unions in the national capital on Monday, the Delhi government on Sunday said it would take strict action to prevent “arbitrariness” by app-based taxi operators causing hardship to commuters. The strike was called off soon after the Delhi Government’s assurances. The strike called by the unions ... Read More »

Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday warned of “strict action” against app-based taxis, including cancellation of permits and impounding of vehicles, for charging fares more than the rates prescribed by the government. “Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweetMonday. ... Read More »

Odd-Even Rule: Uber Temporarily Suspends Surge Pricing In Delhi

Taxi aggregator Uber has put a temporary suspension on its controversial surge pricing on the ‘first working day’ of the second implementation of the odd-even rule for cars in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday had warned taxis against surge pricing – through which taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola raise prices to cater to higher demand. “Given the ... Read More »