Full Coverage : DELHI UBER RAPE CASE

Shiv Kumar Yadav, the 32-year-old Uber cab driver, has been accused of raping a 27-year-old woman executive. Following the alleged rape, the Delhi government has banned the company from operating in the city. A case of cheating, under Section 420 of the IPC, has also been registered against Uber.

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Uber case: Defence accuses prosecution of suppressing facts

The court recorded the testimony of the accused in which he termed the charge against him as “false”.

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Uber rape case: Delhi court to hear final arguments from tomorrow

Prosecution completed recording of its evidence but the defence made several attempts to delay proceedings.

Uber rape case: Fast-track court records probe officer’s statement
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January 30, 2015

The court has recorded statements of 26 witnesses including the victim who had identified Yadav.

Uber cab rape case: Court records statements of two cops
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January 24, 2015

The court has framed charges against Yadav under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

We are back to serve you: Uber sends email to Delhi rape victim
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The Uber rape victim is “very upset” and “surprised” at the “audacity” of Uber, which copied her on an email it sent to its customers.

Uber cab rape case: Victim identifies driver in the court
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January 15, 2015

Yadav was arrested on December 7 from Mathura in a joint operation by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police.

Uber cab ‘rape’: Police identify man who forged Yadav’s clearance document
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December 14, 2014

The forger made the certificate stating Yadav had no previous criminal history.

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The Sunday Express takes five cabs through five cities to find nights run on trust

The Sunday Story: ‘He always got what he wanted’
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By 2003, Yadav had four cases against his name, including that of molestation and one under the Arms Act.

Uber drivers, others stage rally: Don’t hit our livelihood
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December 13, 2014

Drivers said instead of banning their service, government should work out safety measures.

Cabbies will now have to take gender course
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Gender sensitisation class will be mandatory for taxi drivers to obtain a vehicle fitness certificate.

She was at India Gate to protest against Dec 16 rape, says father of Uber victim
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December 12, 2014

The father also praised the police for arresting the accused and said that he was ‘completely satisfied’ with the investigation.

Drones to keep eye on desolate streets of North Delhi
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A drone called ‘Netra’ – developed by IIT-Powai and the Defence Research Development Organisation, has been chosen by Delhi Police.

Uber rape case: Cab driver sent to Tihar Jail
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Police produced Shiv Kumar Yadav before the trial court after the expiry of his three-day police custody.

Uber suspends Delhi operations, says will be back safer, stronger
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The company is also assessing all driver screening processes, it said.

‘Rapist’ applied for police all-clear, denied due to 2011 rape charge
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Yadav paid Rs 2,000 for ‘forged’ certificate; agent who helped him arrested.

No web-based taxi service has license to operate in Andhra Pradesh: Govt
December 11, 2014

People should not hire a taxi from any such web-based companies which are not licenced by the government

Uber cab rape case: Investigating officer faces Delhi court’s ire
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“Who is the real IO in the case? She does not know anything,” court asks in Uber rape case.

Uber: Police give Asia head 5 days to answer queries
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Uber has reportedly sought five days from police to respond to the queries.

Police close in on man who gave ‘fake’ papers

Yadav’s police remand ends on Thursday. He will be produced in the Delhi court at 2 pm, police said.

Not easy as A for app, B for babu
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The government announced a nationwide ban on operations of Uber and other unregistered taxi services.

Enforcing taxi ban far from a smooth ride

A day after the ban was imposed on December 8, cab-booking services, including Uber and Ola Cabs, went about their business as usual.

Wife caught between husband she knows, the ‘history-sheeter’
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Munni claimed police assaulted her and harassed her for Yadav’s whereabouts.

Uber honcho attacked by taxi union leader
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Sailesh was attending a meeting called by Mahesh Zagade for licensed radio taxi service operators in the city.

In Mumbai, Uber bragged: ‘our quality checks most rigorous’
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December 10, 2014

But just last month, an Uber spokesman had told a woman customer in Mumbai quite the opposite.

10 days before Delhi rape, a US-based Indian complained to Uber: ‘He stared, smiled creepily’
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Shah posted what she said was the company’s response reassuring her that their “driver operations team” would “check in on Shiv about it”.

Gurgaon to reverify drivers, police app will display status

Private cab service agencies will have to get their drivers reverified, within a month from the date of notice.

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The police have impounded the cab and the driver will be produced in the court on Wednesday, police said.

We have nothing to do with app cabs, had reported them to govt, says radio taxi body

The association strove to disassociate itself from taxi services operated through mobile phone Apps.

Questioned by Delhi Commission for Women, Uber India executives ‘admit to not following basic rules’
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Singh had made a statement on Monday saying she would “ensure” that Uber cab service will be banned.

DCP Bassi breaks silence to promise top priority to women’s safety in Delhi
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Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said police are examining the legal liability of Uber taxi service.

Let cab services run, says Gadkari but Rajnath shows amber light
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The government also promised stern action against the accused, and steps to ensure safety of women.

In village, mother says Shiv Kumar Yadav framed, father says won’t bail him out
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Until four days ago, the house to many was ‘Adhyapakji ka ghar’, today, no one goes near the house,

Uber says it is still taking bookings in Delhi, will continue to do so
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South Asia head says they respect rules but are also committed to drivers and will continue to support them

‘Radio taxis are safe, keep a check on app-based cabs’
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The association also plans to request the government to relax restrictive clauses on plying within city limits and on tariff control.

Months on, San Francisco editor Sarah Lacy is ‘sad to be this right’ on Uber
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After the Delhi rape case, Lacy tweeted saying she is “really sad to be this right” when she urged women to block Uber.