After travel and Covid, now buy car and bike insurance on Walmart’s PhonePe with these benefits

text, whiteboard: PhonePe entered into financial services space back in 2017 with the launch of its digital gold allowing users to buy 24-karat gold on its platform.

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PhonePe entered into financial services space back in 2017 with the launch of its digital gold allowing users to buy 24-karat gold on its platform.

Digital payments platform PhonePe has further strengthened its insurance portfolio. The company has now expanded into car and bike insurance segment in tie-up with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance. PhonePe had forayed into insurance vertical beginning with travel insurance back in January this year followed by Coronavirus insurance in April with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance. Walmart-owned Flipkart had also entered into car and two-wheeler insurance market in May this year after offering life and Covid-19 health insurances. Later in July, Amazon’s payment arm Amazon Pay followed suit by offering two and four-wheeler insurance policies in partnership with car and bike insurance startup Acko General Insurance.

PhonePe, which claimed of over 230 million registered users, said that car and bike insurance

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Local woman who lived in her car while in college now cruises the streets to help the homeless

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — When Yasmine Charles’ workday with the Census Bureau is over, she hits the streets of Hampton Roads looking for the homeless, especially veterans.

On Thursday, just as she arrived at the flyover at Military Highway and Virginia Beach Boulevard, so did Norfolk Police officers who responded to complaints about the homeless. Apparently, passersby had complained of panhandling and the officers told the small group of men and women who had set up cots and blankets to move along.

In an hour, the sun would set, so Charles returned to her car that was parked nearby just outside a beauty supply store. A veteran named David, who frequents the area, agreed to speak with Charles who was wearing a mask while seated behind the wheel of her red Toyota.

David, deeply tanned from sun exposure, tossed his backpack to the ground and appeared eager to share —

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U.S. News Announces the Best Columbus Day Car Deals for 2020 | Press Room

Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the Best Columbus Day Car Deals for 2020. The list features 10 vehicles, including a minivan, a compact truck, four cars and four SUVs. These models are all available with excellent financing or lease incentives.

“Columbus Day weekend is a great time to take advantage of an affordable lease offer or a no-interest financing deal,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “Dealers are working to move 2020 vehicles off the lot and make way for 2021 models. That means there are some great zero-down lease offers, and it’s common to see 0% financing for a five- or six-year term.”

Each month, U.S. News collects new and used car deals for Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Mazda, Buick, GMC, Subaru, Volkswagen, Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti,

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Pilot car added to Highway 22E to help returning Santiam Canyon residents


Footage provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation shows wildfire damage across the Detroit area.

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A new pilot car will be added Thursday on Highway 22E to help safely guide Santiam Canyon residents back home, according to officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The new pilot car will run at 6 p.m. from Gates to Detroit/Idanha. 

ODOT officials continue to use pilot cars in the Santiam Canyon to move drivers through numerous work zones where hazard trees are being removed. 

The updated pilot car schedule is:  

  • 7:30 a.m. Detroit to Gates
  • 9 a.m. Gates to Detroit
  • 11 a.m.  Detroit to Gates
  • 1 p.m. Gates to Detroit
  • 5 p.m. Detroit to Gates
  • 6 p.m. Gates to Detroit

Transportation officials are also moving one of the roadblocks from milepost 50.5 to around 46.7 to allow for access into Mongold State Park for bathroom and other facilities starting

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New Amex travel offers: Save on hotels, airfare, and car rentals

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We’ve seen plenty of new credit card perks since the start of quarantine, but the latest benefits from American Express are some of the most travel-focused promotions to emerge — and they could help you save on a getaway whether or not you feel ready to fly.

If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express, you can take advantage of statement credits and complimentary nights for hotel stays, as well as discounted airfare for domestic flights when you book through Amex is also offering limited-time benefits to help

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Rental car tips: How to find the best prices during covid-19

For many Americans, embarking on road trips has been a way to keep traveling during the pandemic. And if you’re not a car owner, now may be a good time to rent one.

According to data from, a car-rental comparison engine, road trip travel is up, but the travel industry as a whole is still hurting. As a result, rental car rates in the United States are down by between 15 and 40 percent, depending on the region.

Unlike airplane tickets that can change in price by the minute, the price of renting a car isn’t a mystery.

“Between now and Christmas, your flight might change a hundred times,” says Liana Corwin, the travel expert for Hopper, the flight and hotel booking app. “With car rentals, they’re a little bit more static.”

While renting a car isn’t complicated, there is legwork to get the best deal. Here are tips

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Family Car Cruise puts fundraising for WWII memorial into gear – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Leon Dultmeier drove a “deuce two and a half ton” truck when he served in the U.S. Army from 1953-54.

“They hold about anything,” said Dultmeier, a member of Rolling Thunder Living History Foundation. “Food, ammo, troops, anything you could want or need in the army.”

Dultmeier said he hauled parts for the “Atomic Annie,” or the M65 atomic cannon. On Sunday, Dultmeier was not driving around parts for the artillery cannon; instead, he was in Gage Park at the first annual Family Car Cruise.

The cruise transformed the Gage Park war memorial into a showcase for old cars. Everything from 75-year old military vehicles to 1932 Ford Roadsters were on display.

Darlene Lillo, a volunteer who helped coordinate the Family Car Cruise, said the event is trying to raise money to build a World War II memorial in Gage Park. Lillo said they are about $5,000 away from raising

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