New Delhi bans Uber after alleged rape by driver
The Indian capital on Monday banned taxi-booking service Uber after a woman was allegedly raped by one of its drivers.


Transport official Satish Mathur made the announcement as the 32-year-old suspect appeared in a New Delhi court.


Police say they expect the court to formally charge Shiv Kumar Yadav with raping the finance company employee. He was hired to ferry her home from a dinner engagement on Friday night.


The CEO of San Francisco-based Uber, Travis Kalanick, said the company would do "everything to bring the perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery."


First published: 12.08.14, 11:58