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December 8, 2014 5:07 PM 36 things that do not cause rape in India (or anywhere)

On Friday, Dec. 5, a woman was raped by her Uber cab driver in Delhi. After a quick investigation on what Uber was, Delhi government officials proceeded to tackle the problem in the most effective way: by banning Uber. Indian officials are always very quick to point out the causes behind the disconcerting number of rapes that happens in the country 43

December 8, 2014 2:54 PM Uber banned in India after rape allegation

It is unclear if Uber, which utilizes a smartphone app and is available in Phoenix, had performed a background check on the driver. India officials on Monday banned the tax service Uber after a 26-year old passenger claimed she was raped by an Uber driver early Saturday. The woman's accusation prompted protests outside the home of Indian Home Minister 44

December 8, 2014 2:28 PM Delhi rape: Forgery case to be slapped against accused over fake character certificate

New Delhi: A case of forgery is likely to be registered against Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, accused of raping a woman professional in Delhi, as city Police begins to probe the issuance of his driving license and character certificate. "I have ordered an inquiry into issuance of license to accused Shiv Kumar," DCP BS Bassi told reporters. He added 36

December 8, 2014 10:26 AM Uber banned in New Delhi as driver is accused of rape

NEW DELHI: The Delhi city government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing a fresh blow to the reputation of the online taxi service. Uber is banned from operating in the capital with immediate effect and the company will be blacklisted from providing transport services 56

December 8, 2014 9:05 AM We Are Not Going Anywhere, Said Uber SMS Today. Then It Was Banned

New Delhi: With one of its drivers arrested on rape charges and its executives to be questioned today, Uber sent a text message today to other drivers, urging them to "stay united." The Hindi text message was sent early this afternoon. "Tum jaante ho yeh mushkil ki ghadi hai... lekin iss samay ek doosre ka saath dena hai (you know this is a tough time, we must all stand 32

December 8, 2014 3:24 AM Sources

New Delhi: A driver with popular taxi service Uber arrested for allegedly raping a woman passenger in Delhi on Friday is a repeat offender; he was involved in a rape case in 2011 but his criminal record apparently went unchecked when he was hired. The Delhi police say Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, was imprisoned for seven months in the Tihar jail. How he was hired 59

November 25, 2014 8:06 PM Boston Red Sox prove (once again) that comeptitive balance in baseball will never exist

CLEVELAND, Ohio – There is never going to be competitive balance in baseball. In a game where the players have proven time and time again that they will strike to prevent it, perhaps it was never meant to be. Bud Selig leaves the commissioner's office on Jan. 24. He has accomplished more than anyone who has held the office before him, but he couldn't 37

November 10, 2014 8:00 PM Guest: The FCC is stuck in the past when regulating the Internet

For a robust, open Internet, don’t saddle it with industrial era regulation, writes guest columnist Michael K. Powell. FOR most of 2014, the Federal Communications Commission has been debating rules to protect the open Internet. The key question is whether the agency should adopt streamlined, modern rules based on the FCC’s general power to promote the broadband 5

November 10, 2014 5:37 AM Jennifer Lopez Blames Hair And Make Up Team For Failed Relationships

There’s been a long awaited wave of divas being dethroned and eating humble pie this week. First up, as Popdust previously reported, Katherine Heigl admitted that she may have been a bit too big for her britches during her Grey’s Anatomy days, and now Jennifer Lopez is conceding that she too, may have acted like an uber douche. The American Idol judge 14

October 28, 2014 4:01 PM Let fearmongers not dictate the Ebola discourse

In a country rapidly moving into all-out panic mode over Ebola, Uber — a company that links up limousine drivers with people in need of rides — deserves some sort of prize. When it emerged last week that a doctor who had recently returned to New York after a stint in West Africa, treating Ebola patients, was exhibiting signs of the disease himself, America’s 17