The question remains: is the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber worth the Rs 13.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) asking price? The high price is due to the bike being brought to India as a CBU (completely built unit). There are quite a few options to choose from, like the Triumph Street Twin, Ducati Scrambler and the Indian Scout Sixty. … [Read more...] about Is this India’s most unique motorcycle?
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budget deficit of Rs 10 lakh crores due to COVID-19 pandemic, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday.While interacting with the members from Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal on 39th Rashtriya Vyapari Diwas via video conference, Gadkari said, "Experts say Central and state government will suffer a budget deficit of Rs 10 lakh crores due to COVID-19 pandemic. So we need to pump liquidity in the economy otherwise the industries and businesses will not run." Citing an example, the Minister said, "Like if a farmer does not have money then how will he buy a motorcycle, how will he use petrol or spend on hotel or a restaurant, or buy new clothes. So capital should reach the poor people." He stressed that there is a need to develop 115 aspirant districts which are socially and economically backward."For this, we have decided that our 115 aspirant districts which are socially and economically backward, we should develop these economies," he said. Gadkari further said that the fight on the … [Read more...] about As per experts, Centre, state govts will suffer budget deficit of Rs 10 lakh cr due to COVID-19: Gadkari
The Raj Bhavan website mentions that, as a preventive measure Raj Bhavan tours for the tourists stands cancelled till 31st July 2020. However, the premises has been closed for tourists since the first phase of the pan-India lockdown began in late March. … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests COVID-19 positive, home quarantine advised
The two Ts — Tibet and Taiwan — old Chinese bugbears, need to be exploited much more. The Dalai Lama and persons like Richard Gere qua Tibet and Dolkun Isa qua Xingjiang must be allowed to travel and speak on Indian soil without restriction (subject to no violence and no official Indian government participation). India and Taiwan must have full diplomatic relations and Taiwanese companies must be wooed qua import substitution. Parliamentary alliances such as Friends of Tibet or of Uighurs must be allowed free play. We need to oppose the Belt Road Initiative and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) much more vocally at all forums. Buddhist diplomacy has great resonance across Asia. Both Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh occupy pole positions in this regard, but they remain underused by India internationally. … [Read more...] about A blueprint to counter CCP and Xi
In a chat with ET Now, Vikram Kirloskar, President, SIAM, shares his views on the Indian auto sector. Excerpts: ET Now: The February dispatch numbers for the Indian auto sector were not that heart warming and it is slightly disturbing to see that auto sales have not come back despite that big excise duty cut.Vikram Kirloskar: Forget heart warming, the numbers were quite cold. If I look at the total passenger vehicles numbers, they have been negative. Passenger car numbers have been a little positive on the domestic side and exports have been a little better.The commercial vehicle numbers have been terrible for the last few months. There is some hope, however, in two wheelers. On the excise front, what I have heard from my colleagues in the auto industry is that there has been an increase in dealership footfall and an increase in enquiries. I hope that translates into business in the months to come.ET Now: What is the big issue for the Indian passenger car industry? Is it more … [Read more...] about Interview: Commercial vehicle segment will see better demand if infrastructure projects take off