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#RejectZomato starts trending on Twitter after customer told to learn Hindi

Customer’s tweet goes viral, leading to #RejectZomato Chennai: A Tamil Nadu resident was left fuming when a customer care executive of food delivery platform Zomato told him to learn Hindi and that it was the national language. The customer was identified as Vikash, a resident of Tamil Nadu. He also shared a snapshot of his...

Not the time to bring petrol, diesel under GST’s ambit: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday revealed that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council discussed the inclusion of petrol and diesel but members were opposed to it. The inclusion of petrol and diesel was discussed following an order of the Kerala High Court that ordered the council in June to discuss the idea...

Zomato’s IPO opens for subscription—All you need to know

Restaurant aggregator and online food delivery giant Zomato’s initial public offering (IPO) opened for subscription on Wednesday and will remain open till Friday. The company intends to raise Rs 9,375 through the IPO and utilise the money for organic and inorganic growth initiatives. As of 2 pm, the company has already received bids for 28.86...

Period Leave: Is the debate necessary?

Rama Moondra: Indian food delivery giant Zomato on August 8, 2020, announced a new policy on ‘period leaves’. The policy provisioned up to 10 additional leaves for menstruating employees. The company’s intention might have been to reduce the stigma and shame around menstruation, but it soon became a point of debate and discussion on social...

Zomato employees burn official T-shirts in protest against Chinese investment

A group of Zomato food delivery platform employees in Kolkata tore and burnt their official T-shirts on Saturday in protest against the killing of 20 Indian soldiers by the Chinese Army in Ladakh last week. During the protest at Behala, some of them claimed that they had quit their job as Zomato has a sizeable...

Swiggy, Zomato start home delivery of alcohol in India

Cashing in on the high demand for booze amidst the lockdown in the country, the top two food delivery startups—Swiggy and Zomato—will begin delivering alcohol in some cities starting Thursday. India was among the few countries to restrict liquor and tobacco sales as it announced one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in March. Hundreds of...

Coronavirus Pandemic: After Zomato, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

Food delivery giant Swiggy said on Monday that it will lay off 1,100 employees over the next few days, as the coronavirus pandemic hit its core and cloud kitchen businesses. “Today is one of the saddest days for Swiggy as we have to go through an unfortunate downsizing exercise,” Swiggy co-founder and CEO Sriharsha Majety...

Zomato to lay off over 600 employees, pay cut up to 50% for rest

Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal on Friday announced to lay off nearly 13 per cent of its workforce—over 600 employees— via Zoom calls, along with salary cuts for the rest of the employees for at least the next six months starting June, with higher cuts going up to 50 per...

Zomato makes ‘Aarogya Setu’ mandatory for delivery partners

Zomato has made it mandatory for all its delivery partners to download and use Aarogya Setu. The food-delivery company is currently catering to food as well as grocery deliveries across cities to help people cope with the current coronavirus lockdown. In an announcement on Wednesday, Zomato addressed the fact that running a food delivery operation...

Pizza delivery boy tests coronavirus positive, 72 families quarantined

A 19-year-old pizza delivery agent has tested positive for coronavirus in south Delhi, causing a huge scare for over 70 families. The teen had delivered pizzas till April 12 and in the last 15 days, he had delivered to 72 families in south Delhi areas like Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar, and Savitri Nagar. He has...

Gujarat Exclusive’s campaign demanding authorities to allow food delivery services attains success

After a story was published by Gujarat Exclusive on problems faced by outsiders residing in the city for job, education, or business, and without any cooking arrangement at home, in managing drinking water and square meals, the authorities immediately swung into action and allowed food delivery services such as Zomato and Swiggy to operate in...

Gujarat Exclusive Impact: Swiggy, Zomato to operate in Ahmedabad

In a major relief for many outsiders who are residing in Ahmedabad for job, education, or business purpose, and do not have any cooking arrangement at home, the civic authorities have decided to allow food delivery platforms such as Zomato and Swiggy to operate in the city. The development comes a day after Gujarat Exclusive...