In Brief: Hotel owners exit Fabhotels; Transport ministry to rework policy on cab aggregators
Casa2 Stays, which owns online budget hotel chain FabHotels, is facing the same issues as OYO. Hotel owners and industry associations have accused the Gurgaon-based hotel aggregator of arbitrary termination of contracts, non-payment of dues and stoppage of minimum guarantee amounts, The Economic Times reported. The aggregator has denied these allegations. Over 400 hotels have reportedly left Fabhotels across the country between October and December 2019.
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Transport ministry to rework policy on cab aggregators
The Indian transport ministry is planning to rework the policy to regulate cab aggregators like Uber and Ola, The Economic Times reported. The government, which had nearly finalised the policy towards the end of 2019, now plans to spend more time on the policy, according to the report.
CitiusTech partners Google Cloud to accelerate digital transformation for healthcare sector
Healthcare technology services and solutions provide CitiusTech has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption. Under the deal, CitiusTech will enable medical technology companies, providers, payers, and life sciences organisations to modernise their mission-critical information technology by integrating digital solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), according to a statement. The partnership with Google Cloud will strengthen CitiusTech’s capabilities to help healthcare organisations modernise applications, implement advanced analytics and undertake cloud migration at scale.