Day: June 5, 2020

International students, temporary residents of Victoria now have one more year to convert overseas licence

Owing to the temporary suspension of computer-based and drive testing in Victoria due to coronavirus restrictions, the deadline for the conversion of international or interstate licences has been extended by 12 months to April 29, 2021 by VicRoads. This applies to all overseas licence holders residing in Victoria, including temporary visa holders like international students and newly-arrived migrants. Attributing this change to the coronavirus restrictions, a spokesperson of Victoria’s DoT told SBS Punjabi, “we’ve temporarily extended the deadline for all international and interstate drivers to convert to a Victorian licence, as changes made to slow the spread of coronavirus...

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Mallya extradition could be delayed; he may seek political asylum, say agencies

With a pending legal issue remaining unresolved, Indian fugitive businessman and founder of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya, may escape his extradition to India for some more time. He remains out on bail in England. Sources in London said Mallya was likely to use all his heft to thwart the extradition process. A top Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer said on condition of anonymity, “Mallya is going to exploit all legal remedies. First the official order has to come out and Indian Mission has to be informed.” The officer said the investigating agencies are aware of...

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Bollywood mourns the demise of Basu Chatterjee

Bollywood took to social media all through Thursday to mourn the demise of filmmaker Basu Chatterjee. Amitabh Bachchan, who starred in Chatterjee’s 1979 release “Manzil”, tweeted: “Prayers and Condolences on the passing of Basu Chatterjee .. a quiet, soft spoken, gentle human .. his films reflected the lives of middle India .. did ‘MANZIL’ with him .. a sad loss … in these climes often remembered for ‘rim jhim gire saawan’.” Lata Mangeshkar, who sang several popular numbers in Basu Chatterjee films, tweeted: “Mujhe abhi pata chala, Choti Si Baat, Baaton Baaton Mein, Rajnigandha aisi behtareen filmon ke pratibhashaali...

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