Alleged rapist Uber driver was reported by another passenger few days before Delhi rape incident

By on December 9, 2014 at 9:14 PM.

Alleged rapist Uber driver was reported by another passenger few days before Delhi rape incident

New details are emerging from the Uber rape case, which raises questions about how Uber handled customer complaints against drivers on its network in India. A woman who was driven by the alleged rapist driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, claims that she had reported the driver on November 26 after the ride. More →
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Xiaomi launches Rs 9,000 smart air purifier you can control with your smartphone

By on December 9, 2014 at 1:23 PM.

Xiaomi launches Rs 9,000 smart air purifier you can control with your smartphone

Not content with launching smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, Xiaomi today launched an air purifier in China. The Rs 9,000 air purifier is likely to be popular in most major Chinese cities that are facing hazardous air pollution levels. The air purifier, which Xiaomi says takes space equivalent to an A4 sheet of paper will also connect to the user's smartphone to control it and notify users when the filters need to be replaced. More →
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Opinion

Dear Uber, you are not the victim

By on December 9, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

Dear Uber, you are not the victim

Uber is just an app that connects cabs with customers and cannot be held responsible for the actions of a rogue driver. It is not Uber, the real problem are the men in Delhi. What does Uber have to do with the rape case, the driver could have been driving any cab? Who knows what's going on inside a man's mind, he could have been a first time offender too? Uber gets banned in Delhi. FIR filed against Uber for alleged cheating case. Government mulling to ban Uber across the country. Alleged rapist Uber driver had a character certificate from the Delhi Police (it is a different matter it was fake).  More →
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Delhi Police files FIR against Uber for cheating: PTI

By on December 9, 2014 at 12:04 AM.

Delhi Police files FIR against Uber for cheating: PTI

Delhi police has reportedly filed an FIR against cab service Uber for an alleged case of cheating, PTI reports quoting sources. It isn't clear what the FIR is about at the moment, but earlier in the day a report suggested the police was looking at filing an FIR against the company under CrPc section 188 and other charges as criminal negligence and abetment to the crime. More →
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Featured

Road to 500: Debjani Ghosh on Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India

By on December 8, 2014 at 4:41 PM.

Road to 500: Debjani Ghosh on Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India

Dream 500 Million Smartphones in India is the first in a series of thought leadership conclaves organized by BGR India. It is a vision of an India where people are well informed and well connected. To achieve this dream, stakeholders like handset manufacturers, carriers, government, apps and service providers, need to align towards a common goal. More →
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Uber India comes under scrutiny as alleged rapist Uber driver is a repeat offender

By on December 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Uber India comes under scrutiny as alleged rapist Uber driver is a repeat offender

Details of gross negligence at Uber's India operations are being unravelled after the alleged rapist Uber driver was apprehended from Mathura yesterday. The arrested driver was earlier jailed in 2011 in a rape case and was lodged in Tihar jail for seven months, NDTV reports. It isn't clear how he ended up driving for Uber, which claims to vet its drivers before getting them onboard its service that connects cabs with customers. More →
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Uber posts detailed response to Delhi rape incident, but makes it impossible to find

By on December 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM.

Uber posts detailed response to Delhi rape incident, but makes it impossible to find

It has not even been 24 hours since I first reported Uber's initial response to the incident in Delhi where an Uber driver allegedly raped a passenger, which amounted to nothing more than "we have suspended the driver's account" and how it is still a safe and reliable service. And the more I hear from the company, the more it disgusts me. More →
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Uber acknowledges Delhi rape incident, says it’s working with police

By on December 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

Uber acknowledges Delhi rape incident, says it’s working with police

Premium cab hailing service Uber has acknowledged it has been aware about the incident where a female passenger was raped by one of the drivers on Uber's platform last night in Delhi. According to reports, a 27-year-old woman boarded an Uber cab from Vasant Kunj around 9:30PM and fell asleep on the back seat of the car. When she woke up, she found the car had been parked at a secluded spot and the driver thrashed her and later raped her. In a statement to BGR India, Uber said it was working with the police investigation.
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Uber driver allegedly rapes passenger in Delhi; is Uber safe for women?

By on December 6, 2014 at 11:11 PM.

Uber driver allegedly rapes passenger in Delhi; is Uber safe for women?

In a shocking incident, an Uber passenger was allegedly raped in Delhi yesterday night. The passenger, a 27-year-old finance executive had hailed the cab from Vasant Kunj around 9:30PM, NDTV reports. The passenger claims she fell asleep and woke up to find the cab parked in a secluded area and the doors were locked. More →
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