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Crackdown on vehicles: School van drivers announce strike today

KARACHI: School van drivers in Karachi announced to go on a strike, once again on Thursday until acceptance of their demands, ARY News reported. This is the second time that drivers, under the aegis of School and Colleges’ Vans’ Associations, resorted to strike. They first announced to keep their vehicles off the roads on Jan 10 due to government’s crackdown on vehicles using unsafe CNG cylinders. They had called off strike after assurance from authorities that seized cylinders would be returned. On Thursday, the…

Uber drivers made more than $600 million in tips in one year

LOS ANGELES: Since the launch of the in-app tipping for Uber drivers in the United States last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in tips to its drivers. In August, Uber hit $50 million in tips. Since introducing mid-trip ratings and tips in May, there has been a 30 percent increase in tipping, Uber product manager Dhruv Tyagi wrote in a blog post. In April, Lyft announced drivers hit $500 million in tips since its launch, with tip averages increasing by nearly 8 percent in 2017 compared…