HOW much does it cost to buy a clean background check in India's capital? Drivers for Uber Technologies Inc say the equivalent of US$130.
Uber, one of the most highly valued US technology startups, requires drivers in India to submit a character certificate endorsed by police. This can be obtained for a bribe regardless of qualifications, according to three drivers for the company. Police deny this.
The Dec 6 rape of a 26-year-old office worker in a well-to-do section of New Delhi has sparked a national debate on how to regulate taxis, long considered one of India's safer options for getting around. Delhi banned Uber from operating and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has called...