Abu Dhabi fines motorists for dirty cars

Motorists face big fines if they leave the vehicles to get dirty (Reuters_
Updated 24 July 2017

Abu Dhabi fines motorists for dirty cars

DUBAI: Scores of vehicles in Abu Dhabi have been impounded and motorists fined for failing to make sure their cars were kept clean as part of a municipality crackdown.
It is an offense in the emirate to allow vehicles to get dirty for both aesthetic and safety reasons, UAE daily The National reported.
Dozens of motorists were fined up to 3,000 dirhams ($817) each and nearly 300 were issued with warnings for leaving their vehicles for long periods of time, the report added.
Municipality officers also impounded 141 vehicles that had been left for extended periods and allowed to get dirty.
A spokesman said not only were dirty cars an eye sore, but also posed a risk to other people’s safety if there is wind that picks up the dust and it hits other vehicles or people.
The spokesman further added that people were still responsible for the cleanliness of their vehicles, even when they go away on holiday.
“We have a law that says it should not be left dusty. How will the inspector know if this person is away on holiday?” The spokesman said.


Indian restaurant offers ‘COVID curry’ to scared customers

Updated 03 August 2020

Indian restaurant offers ‘COVID curry’ to scared customers

  • India has had 1.8 million cases, the third-highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil

JODPHUR, India: An Indian restaurant is hoping to win back customers afraid of eating out during the pandemic with a special “COVID Curry” and “Mask Naans.”
“This has been a really tough time for us and for our entire sector,” Yash Solanki, owner of the vegetarian Vedic eatery in the western city of Jodphur, said.
The fried vegetable balls have been shaped to look like the “crowned” coronavirus, while the accompanying breads look like surgical masks.
Solanki said that they had also added, and advertised, that their COVID curry had extra Indian herbs and spices that are good for people’s health.
“Even with recently relaxed curbs, the fear still dominates. People are still very reluctant to eat out,” Solanki said.
Almost 800 people are dying daily from coronavirus in the world’s second-most populous nation, with around 50,000 new infections reported every 24 hours.
The country has had 1.8 million cases, the third-highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil, and more than 38,000 deaths.