Email By Rachel Clayton Posted December 14, 2019 18:08:51 Photo: Michelle Mannering said current e-scooter laws were "stupid" and supported calls for speeds and watts for e-scooters to increase. (ABC News: Zalika Rizmal) Related Story: How fast can e-scooters go, and where are you allowed to ride them? Related Story: Hundreds of electric scooter riders fined for safety breaches in Brisbane Related Story: Lime launches scathing attack against rivals after being told to scoot Map: VIC Pressure is mounting on state governments around the country to change laws regulating e-scooters as more commuters use them to beat congestion. Key pointsMost states and territories have strict rules around e-scooters and limit speeds to 10kphThe RACV recently surveyed more than 1400 Victorians and found almost 80 per cent would consider using an e-scooterThe National Transport Commission is considering submissions on potential national e-scooter laws but a final report is not due for a … [Read more...] about Calls for e-scooter laws to change as people flout the rules and police turn a blind eye
Email Updated September 12, 2018 10:13:51 Video: Pro-independence demonstrators flood the streets of Barcelona (Photo: AP/Manu Fernandez) (ABC News) Related Story: Hardline separatist elected as new Catalan leader Related Story: German court agrees to release ex-Catalan leader on bail Related Story: Spanish court orders 25 Catalan leaders to stand trial Map: Spain A crowd of up to a million people has filled central Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia's commemorative day and boost a bid for independence that has left deep divisions almost a year after it brought Spain to a constitutional crisis. Key points: The rally comes just over a year after an independence referendumNine detained Catalan political activists are due to go on trial this yearA recent poll showed 46.7 per cent of Catalans support secession Tractors bearing red-and-yellow Catalan flags rolled into Barcelona from rural areas and separatists in red T-shirts bearing the slogan "Let's build the Republic!" … [Read more...] about Catalan separatists stage huge protest in Barcelona to demand split from Spain
Indrani was cheering Pasbola on from the back, with little, happy whoops, that she muffled with her chunni.Rediff.com A walk up the stairs of the Mumbai city civil and sessions court building, opposite south Mumbai's Oval Maidan, floor by floor, is like taking your emotions on a stop-start-stop, bumpity, Indian train ride. Your feelings are always in a state of suspense. On Friday, December 13, 2019 on the first floor, where the courtrooms that deal with narcotics cases are located, a tall, resigned woman, in a long blue kaftan, her head wrapped in a red and black chunni, was quietly weeping. Huge tears rolled down her pretty face that she was mopping away with the corner her chunni. Her husband wearing a light pink T-shirt and blue pants, was standing by her side trying to comfort her with a few softly-spoken words. A cop hovered behind them. On the third floor two cute, young boys were squealing in delight as they raced up the stairs. A day's outing at the dull, dreary, court was for … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: Why was Indrani overjoyed?
London: The most potent outcome of the 2019 British election for India is what didn’t happen. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn didn’t win. Any outcome can be seen in obviously inverted ways such as this, but Corbyn wasn’t just another alternative to the winner in a foreign election. Corbyn looking to the world and setting Labour policy to deal with it was targeting India first. The party manifesto pointed to Kashmir as the first place where a Labour government would want to intervene. It was a fight he seemed to have been looking forward to keenly. His loss and unceremonious exit mean a long-drawn diplomatic war with India has been averted. India had a borderline skirmish with Corbyn already following the Labour Party resolution on Kashmir earlier this year. That resolution did a lot more than express concern over rights. It accused the Indian government of ordering and organising rapes in Kashmir Valley. The resolution was slipped in and passed insidiously towards the … [Read more...] about Don’t Mess with India or Indians in UK: The Diaspora’s Message to Labour in Punishing Defeat for Corbyn
We are bottom-up quality investors and are constantly on the lookout for high quality businesses, says Ayaz Motiwala, Senior Fund Manager, Nivalis Partners. Excerpts from an interview with ETNOW. Global markets are going from strength to strength, setting new records. Back home, we are hitting records and looking pretty good, particularly post the festive season. Earnings have been more or less intact. What are you making of the current momentum?The markets have hit a new lifetime high and generally there is buoyancy and a very sharp hope built up on recovery. There is some sort of anecdotal evidence on the two- wheeler side, there is reduction in auto inventory particularly among two-wheelers and cars. There is some sort of confidence on buying in the festive period and of course there has been the recent tax cuts by the government. All those are building up market confidence. Are you also looking at this momentum playing out in a sustainable manner. Would you be looking at … [Read more...] about Ayaz Motiwala adds auto ancillary, FMCG stocks