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UPDATE: Uber Banned in New Delhi Following Rape Allegations

Posted on December 8, 2014

{Update: 12/8/14, 11:08am}

The Delhi region on Monday banned Uber, the popular hail-a-ride service, after one of its drivers appeared in court on suspicion of raping a passenger, who dozed off during a ride home only to discover that the driver had taken her to a secluded spot and climbed into the back of the vehicle.

Full story at www.nytimes.com.

Woman Alleges Rape By Uber Driver in India

NEW DELHI, India — The woman, according to reports, got into the Uber cab in south Delhi’s posh Vasant Vihar neighbourhood on Friday evening and was raped en route to her destination, after the driver drove the taxi to a secluded location.

The Delhi Police say had the company subjected Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, to proper scrutiny, the crime could have been avoided. Uber failed to check that Yadav had a criminal record and was tried for rape in 2011.

More on the story at www.qz.com.

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