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Delhi bans Uber taxis after alleged rape

Traffic around old Delhi.
Traffic around old Delhi. Image by Ryan / CC BY 2.0

The online taxi service Uber has been banned by the government in Delhi following an accusation of rape against an Uber driver. The driver had been previously arrested for the same offence in 2011, raising serious questions about the vetting of drivers working for the service. Uber was founded in 2009 in San Francisco as an alternative to established taxi services, and has since expanded to 45 countries, but the company has faced numerous court cases over its business practices and concerns over passenger safety. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com