Supreme Court to look into plea on app-based cab services

Supreme Court to look into plea on app-based cab services

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would look into a plea to regulate app-based taxi service providers like Ola and Uber to make them accountable for offences committed by drivers of vehicles.

The petitioner demanded that all public transport vehicles should be fitted with GPS system along with high-security registration plates besides maintenance of logbook.

Jaising is amicus to the court in a case relating to grant of compensation to rape victims under the Nirbhaya scheme. However, In India cab aggregators have ascertained that their technology is limited for the driver and passenger to connect and any offence by the driver can be subject to expulsion and cannot be challenged legally. The drivers are often addressed as "driver partners" by the companies.

After being told that the regulation of internet-based taxi operators and other public transport systems was criticial in the view of December 16, 2012 incident of gang-rape in a moving bus in Delhi, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta agreed to look into the matter. They claim that they ban or suspend drivers from their platform depending on the seriousness of the offence committed, however, they can not necessarily be held accountable legally.

This is a very wide grey zone - and one that the petition might help find answers to.

If, say, a person is assaulted in a taxi, who is to be held accountable? She said there was no uniformity among states to deal with sexual harassment in public transport.

The courts have asked a similar question earlier.

The Delhi High Court had a year ago in February asked the government and police to check if all cab drivers in the city had valid licences.

This was after a foreign tourist had been molested by a taxi driver.

Related News:

  • Boyfriend indicted on murder charges in death of Wilde Lake teacher

    Boyfriend indicted on murder charges in death of Wilde Lake teacher

    Wallen's sister reported her missing on the evening of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. An autopsy revealed that she was shot in the back of her head.

    Sentiment Report: Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS)

    Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock's present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This article was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes.

    Compass Point Downgrades Rating On American Express Company (AXP)

    Leavell Management has invested 0.05% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). 7,564 are owned by First Heartland Consultants. Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up 0.22% in the last session while performance was up 49.86% in the last five days.
  • Stock Brushing a Recent High: Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK)

    SHOEMAKER LESLIE L sold $771,140 worth of Tetra Tech , Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) on Wednesday, January 25 with "Buy" rating. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.

    Wall Street slips as bank results fail to excite

    The biggest drag, however, was from the consumer discretionary sector, which fell 0.57 per cent, weighed down by media stocks. The three indexes still managed to eke out new intraday highs in the session on gains in technology and industrial stocks.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. Reiterates

    SunTrust Banks, Inc. Reiterates "Buy" Rating for McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

    Finally, Mycio Wealth Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of McDonald's Corporation by 19.6% during the 1st quarter. Lloyd Dean has seen steady activity on the sell side, and on September 30, 2017, executed an option to sell 371 shares.
  • Quantbot Technologies LP Invests $684000 in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG)

    Over the past week, Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) has declined 5.60% since October 10, 2016 and is downtrending. Equities analysts forecast that Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. will post $14.61 earnings per share for the current year.

    Spot Check on Stock With Abnormal Activity Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INFI)

    Infinity Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $0.84 and a 12 month high of $3.84. (NASDAQ: INFI ) for 90,720 shares. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc". 15 funds opened positions while 12 raised stakes.
    UAE stops issuing visas to North Koreans, ends diplomatic missions

    UAE stops issuing visas to North Koreans, ends diplomatic missions

    North Korea's nuclear tests and missile launches have stirred global tensions and prompted several rounds of worldwide sanctions at the U.N.
  • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) Valuation According To Analysts

    Bank Of Mellon Corp reported 0.11% of its portfolio in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR). 34,797 were accumulated by American Grp Inc Inc. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.10.
    US Supreme Court Dismisses Travel Ban Case

    US Supreme Court Dismisses Travel Ban Case

    Supreme Court Oct. 10 dismissed an appeal in one of the legal challenges of President Donald Trump's now-expired travel ban . Further, immigrants and nonimmigrants from North Korea and Syria will also be banned, as well as immigration by Somalians.

    Tracking Shares of Hdfc Bank Ltd (HDB) — Market Focus

    After $1.47 actual EPS reported by American Express Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. The expected HDB's profit could reach $688.43M giving the stock 30.86 P/E in the case that $0.77 earnings per share is reported.


Most liked

The NRA's phony concession on bump stocks invites a real ban
Although there are unconventional ways to alter semi-automatic weapons, it does not mean Congress should do nothing, Holguin said. The act, passed in 2005, says gun dealers and manufacturers can not be held liable for crimes committed with their weapons.

San Antonio Drops from Race to Become Amazon's Second Headquarters
The mayor and judge say they're still open to Amazon coming here but suggest Amazon may already have a city in mind. What Nirenberg says the city and county won't do is play into a bidding war.

Poland's Magda Linette out of Tianjin Open
However, she has been in decent form in China and was a 7-5 6-3 victor against Magda Linette in the second round in Tianjin. Voegele collected four aces and took advantage of four double faults to dismiss Putintseva in 1 hour, 37 minutes.

Analyst cuts his forecast of 2017 Apple iPhone X production by 10%
The smartphone also comes with a vertical-dual camera system, which includes larger and faster sensors. Not terribly long ago, a financial newswire said that Apple's yield for the iPhone X was 10% .

DICE: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes were incomplete in the beta
And even though they don't always make comments, it's mainly because "we don't feel we can add anything useful to the discussion". There has been a lot of social media activity surrounding the loot crate issue, with EA employees receiving countless complaints.

(CBPO) With Shares Trading unchanged at $97.15 China Biologic Agrees to Acquire…
Aviva Pcl reported 104,583 shares. (NASDAQ:CBPO), its shares were trading at $97.45 a retreat of $-2.46, on the trading floor. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 4 of analysts who cover DISCK having a buy-equivalent rating.

'Several' people injured in shooting at Swedish marketplace
Trelleborg has been placed on lockdown by armed cops with reports that at least four people suffered gunshot wounds. Forensics team and a canine unit have also been dispatched to the scene of the incident.

Rand Paul Says Trump's Obamacare Order 'Has The Potential To Be Amazing'
And while Paul admitted he doesn't know specifics, he said he's discussed his ideas with Trump and believes they'll be addressed. Paul has been advocating for the plans in the White House, with Congress and across Kentucky.

Motley Fool Asset Management LLC Has $4874000 Stake in Baidu Inc (BIDU)
It has underperformed by 35.92% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $258.58 million company. Alpine Partners Vi Llc sold 11,777 shares as Baidu Inc (BIDU)'s stock rose 1.94%. 2,797,500 shares of the stock traded hands.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), CA, Inc. (CA)
Salzhauer Michael increased Pinnacle Finl Partners Inc (NASDAQ:PNFP) stake by 11,429 shares to 38,429 valued at $2.41M in 2017Q2. After $0.19 actual EPS reported by Oclaro Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.79% negative EPS growth.

Mohawk Industries, Inc. (MHK) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
After $3.72 actual EPS reported by Mohawk Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.34% EPS growth. About 55,234 shares traded. 09/22/2017 - Mohawk Industries, Inc. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Cleveland Research.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Undervalued by 1.2%
Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 3,120 shares in the company, valued at approximately $102,710.40. With all of these companies being brought down, General Motors Company may be a diamond in the rough. 10 reported 14,460 shares.

American Water Works Company, I (AWK) Trades at New 52-Week High
The United Kingdom-based Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc has invested 3.93% in the stock. 81,707 are held by Centurylink. Shares of American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) traded down 0.26% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $77.53.

Lloyds to buy Zurich's United Kingdom workplace pensions and savings business
The Zurich tie-up is expected to partially close early next year, with full completion to follow once regulators give it approval.

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Upgraded to Outperform at Cowen and Company
In other news, SVP Azita Saleki-Gerhardt sold 8,300 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. It is positive, as 55 investors sold ABBV shares while 581 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes.