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A video of Chinese PLA soldiers performing stunts in cars and military trucks has gone viral | Screengrab via Twitter

‘Rohit Shetty films do a better job’ — Chinese army’s car stunts video triggers meme fest

Viral video showing driving skills of Chinese soldiers in military cars & trucks leads to Twitter jokes as Indians say Bollywood films show 'better stunts'.
The Uber app can be seen on a phone | Pixabay

Driver selfies with masks, checklist, 2 riders — Uber’s new safety measures to address Covid

Uber’s new safety guidelines also include a new updated feedback policy. It has also distributed masks, sanitisers and shower caps to its drivers in India.
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Uber will require drivers and passengers to wear masks in cars

Selfies will show that Uber drivers are wearing a face covering and riders will also have to confirm that they’ve taken precautions.
US President Donald Trump | Tom Brenner | Bloomberg File Photo

Donald Trump & top US defense officer disagree on Covid origins, Uber fires 14% workforce

A look at the biggest news stories from around the world on the coronavirus pandemic.
The Uber app can be seen on a phone | Pixabay

Ola, Uber suspend services in Delhi till 31 March as city goes under lockdown

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Delhi govt put the city under lockdown till 31 March. Public transport like buses, taxis, and autos have been suspended.
Women protesters listen to the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors at Shaheen Bagh on 19 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

From Ola to Zomato to social media, I now hide my Muslim identity everywhere

Dear liberal Indians, I consciously try not to sound or look like a Muslim around you because of your Islamophobia.

Indian Uber driver sentenced to a year in prison for transporting illegal aliens in US

Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Philadelphia, previously sought and received asylum in the US and now faces possible deportation as a result of this offence.
Mumbai BJP chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha awards Uber cab driver Rohit Gaur | Twitter @MPLodha

Mumbai BJP chief ‘honours’ cab driver who took passenger to police over ‘anti-CAA’ chat

Rohit Gaur took a passenger to the police station after overhearing a phone chat about anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
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Talking to cab drivers about politics is the oldest cliché. Now Uber is no more a safe space

When poet-activist Bappadittya Sarkar was discussing anti-CAA protests with a friend over the phone, he had no idea his Uber driver would take him to the police.
Uber app on a phone | Commons

Uber partners Hyundai to unveil flying car model for future air taxi service

Uber and Hyundai outlined their partnership at the CES technology conference and plan to show off a full-scale model of the vehicle this week.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.